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  • Updated on: Jan 11, 2022

    What is a joinable site?

    Manual For Students
  • Updated on: Jan 07, 2022

    How do I export the roster?

    Note: Due to privacy restrictions, information contained in the Roster tool is restricted to site participants in the Instructor, Secondary Instructor, Teaching Assistant, Owner, or Administrator roles. (Access to official photos is further restricted to participants listed in SIS as instructors, secondary instructors, or teaching assistants for rosters containing those photos.)

    Participants in the Student, Member, or Observer roles have no access to any of this information. By default, the tool is hidden in sites created using the site templates, meaning that students will not see the tool in the tool menu. Even if the tool is unhidden, students, members, or observers will see a blank page after clicking on the link.

    Manual Site Tools
  • Updated on: Jan 07, 2022

    How do I print the roster?

    Note: Due to privacy restrictions, information contained in the Roster tool is restricted to site participants in the Instructor, Secondary Instructor, Teaching Assistant, Owner, or Administrator roles. (Access to official photos is further restricted to participants listed in SIS as instructors, secondary instructors, or teaching assistants for rosters containing those photos.)

    Participants in the Student, Member, or Observer roles have no access to any of this information. By default, the tool is hidden in sites created using the site templates, meaning that students will not see the tool in the tool menu. Even if the tool is unhidden, students, members, or observers will see a blank page after clicking on the link.

    Manual Site Tools
  • Note: Due to privacy restrictions, information contained in the Roster tool is restricted to site participants in the Instructor, Secondary Instructor, Teaching Assistant, Owner, or Administrator roles. (Access to official photos is further restricted to participants listed in SIS as instructors, secondary instructors, or teaching assistants for rosters containing those photos.)

    Participants in the Student, Member, or Observer roles have no access to any of this information. By default, the tool is hidden in sites created using the site templates, meaning that students will not see the tool in the tool menu. Even if the tool is unhidden, students, members, or observers will see a blank page after clicking on the link.

    Manual Site Tools
  • Note: Due to privacy restrictions, information contained in the Roster tool is restricted to site participants in the Instructor, Secondary Instructor, Teaching Assistant, Owner, or Administrator roles. (Access to official photos is further restricted to participants listed in SIS as instructors, secondary instructors, or teaching assistants for rosters containing those photos.)

    Participants in the Student, Member, or Observer roles have no access to any of this information. By default, the tool is hidden in sites created using the site templates, meaning that students will not see the tool in the tool menu. Even if the tool is unhidden, students, members, or observers will see a blank page after clicking on the link.

    Manual Site Tools
  • Note: Due to privacy restrictions, information contained in the Roster tool is restricted to site participants in the Instructor, Secondary Instructor, Teaching Assistant, Owner, or Administrator roles. (Access to official photos is further restricted to participants listed in SIS as instructors, secondary instructors, or teaching assistants for rosters containing those photos.)

    Participants in the Student, Member, or Observer roles have no access to any of this information. By default, the tool is hidden in sites created using the site templates, meaning that students will not see the tool in the tool menu. Even if the tool is unhidden, students, members, or observers will see a blank page after clicking on the link.

    Manual Site Tools
  • Updated on: Jan 07, 2022

    How do I search the roster?

    Note: Due to privacy restrictions, information contained in the Roster tool is restricted to site participants in the Instructor, Secondary Instructor, Teaching Assistant, Owner, or Administrator roles. (Access to official photos is further restricted to participants listed in SIS as instructors, secondary instructors, or teaching assistants for rosters containing those photos.)

    Participants in the Student, Member, or Observer roles have no access to any of this information. By default, the tool is hidden in sites created using the site templates, meaning that students will not see the tool in the tool menu. Even if the tool is unhidden, students, members, or observers will see a blank page after clicking on the link.

    Manual Site Tools
  • Updated on: Jan 07, 2022

    What is the Roster tool?

    The Roster tool displays a comprehensive list of site participants, including their names, user IDs, email addresses, and roles within the site.

    The roster may be viewed in a number of different formats:

    • Card View: This view displays the roster in a notecard-style format, with a card for each site participant.
    • Spreadsheet View: This view displays the roster in a spreadsheet-style format, with a line for each site participant. By default, participant photos are included in the view, but they may be hidden to generate a condensed list similar to that found in previous versions of the Roster tool.
    • Photo Grid View: This view displays the roster as a grid of individual entries containing enlarged photos of the site participants, to aid instructors in visually identifying their students.

    The roster is searchable by name or user ID; if the site contains multiple course rosters or groups, it can be sorted to display the members of a particular roster or group.

    If the site contains course rosters, instructors, secondary instructors, or teaching assistants associated with the rosters in the Student Information System (SIS) will be able to view the official photos of their roster members.

    Note: Due to privacy restrictions, information contained in the Roster tool is restricted to site participants in the Instructor, Secondary Instructor, Teaching Assistant, Owner, or Administrator roles. (Access to official photos is further restricted to participants listed in SIS as instructors, secondary instructors, or teaching assistants for rosters containing those photos.)

    Participants in the Student, Member, or Observer roles have no access to any of this information. By default, the tool is hidden in sites created using the site templates, meaning that students will not see the tool in the tool menu. Even if the tool is unhidden, students, members, or observers will see a blank page after clicking on the link.

    Manual Site Tools
  • Updated on: Jan 06, 2022

    What is the Discussions tool?

    The Forums tool allows instructors or site administrators to create an unlimited number of discussion forums, and is integrated closely with other tools such as Lessons, Gradebook, and Resources.

    A Forum is a mandatory category or grouping for topics. Topics, which are created within forums, are where participants can post conversations. A Conversation is the thread of messages in which participants post their contributions. By default, conversations can be created by instructors or site administrators and students or site members inside of a topic.  Note: Instructors or site administrators can change the settings to only allow students or members to reply to existing conversations.

    Some of the features in the Forums tool include:

    • Grading: Interactions can be assigned a point value and sent to the Gradebook with comments.
    • Availability dates: Forums and topics can be released according to specified dates.
    • Moderation: Instructors and site administrators can choose to moderate messages posted to topics.
    • Counts of unread posts at a glance: On your site's Home page (select Home on the site's menubar), you can see how many unread messages or posts you have in the Forums. From My Workspace, you can see these totals for all sites in which you are enrolled.
    • Email notifications: Site members can elect to receive no email notification, notification for all new postings in a site, or notification for responses to conversations they've posted in. The default is to receive no notification.
    • Statistics: Forum statistics are available for instructors or site administrators to determine the participation level of individual users. Instructors or administrators can also read all of a particular participant's posts using this feature.
    • Post before reading option: The instructor or site administrator can require participants to submit their posts to a topic before they have permission to read the responses of others.
    • Group awareness: Instructors or site administrators can change Forum Settings and Topic Settings in combination with predefined groups to allow or deny access to specific discussions per group.
    • Direct link to specific forums or topics: Using the Rich-Text Editor, instructors or site administrators can link from other tools to individual forums or topics.
    • Composing messages: The Rich-Text Editor allows rich text, plain text, and HTML editing. You can add attachments to any message by uploading files or linking to items in Resources.
    • Quoted text: Use the Insert Original Text option to insert the previous post into your response.
    • Email the author of a message: Instructors or site administrators can directly email the author of a posting from within the Forums tool.

    Notes:

    • A forum with the name of the site and a topic titled "General Discussion" are created by default.
    • For instructions on how to add this or any other tool to your site, see How do I add a tool to my site?
    Manual Communication
  • Updated on: Jan 06, 2022

    What is the Discussions tool?

    Manual Site Tools