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Courses Documentation and Support

Are you new to Courses, or need a quick reminder for a few features? The following videos outline the basics of getting started. Click a lesson to see an expanded description and link to an interactive video.

 

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Getting Started With Courses

1: Accessing Courses

Accessing Courses

This lesson outlines the very basics on how to access Courses.

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2: The Syllabus Tool

The Syllabus Tool

This lesson outlines how to upload a syllabus, as well as a few best practices.

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3: The Rich Text Editor Tool

The Rich Text Editor Tool

This lesson outlines the fundamental editing tool you'll use for tweaking Courses pages. It covers uploading images, inserting HTML links, and various other fundamentals of Courses.

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4: The Resources Tool

The Resources Tool

This lesson outlines the Resources tool, and how you can use it to store online files and links for your class.

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5: The Site Info Tool (3 videos)

The SiteInfo Tool

This lesson covers adding and removing tools to your Courses site, changing the order of appearance of tools, and serves as an introduction to what the vastly powerful Site Info tool can do.

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 Creating Student Groups

Part 2:

New!

This lesson covers the creation of student groups and how this type of chunking can improve your classroom.

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 The Import From Site Function

Part 3:

New!

This lesson explains how to import content from a pre-existing course into a new one, allowing you to replicate content from previous classes and save set up time at the beginning of a new semester.

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6: The Announcements Tool

The Announcements Tool

This lesson illustrates how to add announcements, send out class wide email notifications, and even how to import and repurpose announcements from previous semesters.

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7: The Forums Tool (2 Videos)

The Forums Tool

Part 1 of this lesson carefully explains the structure of the Forums Tool, and how to foster conversation outside of the classroom.

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Forums Part 2 

Part 2:

New! Part 2 of this lesson discusses some additional features offered by the Forums Tool.

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8: The Assignments Tool (3 Videos)

The Assignments Tool

This lesson outlines the basics of the assignments tool, and how you can use it to create digital records of your assignments for record keeping and grading.

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Assignments Part 2 

Part 2: 

New!

This lesson covers many features not discussed in part one, including using Turnitin, assigning assignments to the Gradebook Tool, anonymous grading options, peer grading, and using students groups.

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 Part 3

Part 3:

New!

This lesson lesson guides users through the process of grading, simultaneously publishing to the Gradebook Tool, and how to enable assignment resubmission. 

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9: The Tests and Quizzes Tool (2 Videos)

The Tests and Quizzes Tool

Part 1 of this lesson emphasizes the time you can save by using the automation provided by the Tests and Quizzes tool. Randomizing answers, providing feedback, and publishing quizzes are all discussed here.

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Tests and Quizzes Tool Part 4 

Part 4:

New! This lesson shows users how to create assignments that allow additional time constraints.

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10: The Gradebook Tool

The Gradebook Tool

This lesson discusses how to use the gradebook tool to easily provide up to date grade info for your students, how to enable automatic grading/recording with the Tests and Quizzes tool, and how to adjust grades when needed.

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