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Working with news items

  • Click on the trashcan icon Delete in the upper right of any item to delete it
  • Click on the pencil icon Edit to edit the item
  • Click the green plus symbol Add in the upper left to create a new item
  • Click the Settings icon Settings in the News widget to set how many items to display and when to "expire" items

Move widget locations

  • Scroll to lower right of homepage and click small pencil icon Edit
  • Use small arrow in top right of widget.
  • Choose option: move up Move Up, move down Move Down, move Move, remove Delete

Classlist Tab Settings

  • Click on Classlist link in the Navbar
  • Click Settings icon Settings
  • Use pulldown menus to choose which tabs you want to display. (All is the default - everybody in the class is on that tab)

Work With Groups

Create random groups

  • Click the Edit Course link in the navbar
  • Click the Groups link
  • Add a Category by clicking the New Category New Group Category button
  • Select the enrollment style of your group from the drop-down menu - Groups of # or # of Groups
  • Check to add discussions and/or dropboxes
  • Click Add

Create groups that you assign

  • Click the Edit Course link in the navbar
  • Click the Groups link
  • Add a Category by clicking the New Category New Group Category button
  • Select the enrollment style of your group from the drop-down menu - # of Groups - No Auto-enrollments
  • Enter the number of groups that you want
  • Check to add discussions and/or dropboxes
  • Click Add

Create discussion topics for groups

  • Click the Edit Course link in the navbar
  • Click the Groups link
  • Click on the Group Category
  • Under Additional Options, check the box next to Discussion Topics
  • Click Save
  • Complete the next screen with forums and topics as needed
  • Press Save

Upload Course Files

Upload an individual file

  • Click the Edit Course link in the navbar
  • Click the Manage Files link
  • Click on the Upload icon Upload in the top right set of action icons
  • Press Browse and local the file on your local hard drive
  • Press Upload

Upload multiple files

  • Locate the files and/or folders on your computer
  • Create a Zip File
    • Mac - Control + Click and choose Compress
    • PC - Right click and choose Send To --> Compressed Folder
  • Upload the Zip file
  • Once uploaded to the the File area, locate the Zip file
  • Click on the arrow to the right of the file name to reveal the contextual menu
  • Click on the unzip option Unzip
  • Press OK in the dialog box
  • Once the files are unzipped, you should delete the Zip archive

Discussions

Create new forums and topics

  • Click the Discussions link in the navbar
  • Click on either the New Forum New Forum or New Topic New button

A topic has to be placed inside a forum. If you're just starting out, you'll have to create a forum first.

  • Complete the form including name, description, and availability (if desired)
  • If you've made a new forum, press the Save and Add Topic button, then complete the topic form and press Save
  • Use the Assessments tab to make a topic gradeable via the Grades tool

Grade a discussion topic

  • Click the Discussions link in the navbar
  • Press the Grade icon Grade to the right of a topic
  • Click on a student's name to see a list of postings
  • Enter assessment and click the Graded checkbox when ready to send the grade to the Grades tool.
  • Press Save, then Close