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Recent Updates

  • You can view statistical information about student submissions to an assessment, such as average scores and standard deviation.  If the assessment has automatically-graded questions, you can also access an Item Analysis page, which gives a quick table overview of the percentages of students who answered each question correctly, and how many students selected each answer option.

  • Manual Site Tools
  • Updated on: Jan 08, 2020

    What are course sites?

    A course site is the official worksite for a given academic course with hooks to add official roster data from the Student Information System (SIS) in order to populate the site with enrolled students.

    Course sites are created by the instructor (i.e., course sites are not automatically created) each semester. Course rosters will automatically be presented to official instructors during the site creation workflow.

    Course sites utilize a suite of tools selected by the instructor to give students access to course materials and afford students with opportunities for interaction with other participants and submit their work.

    Several tools integrate with the Gradebook in course sites where individual grades are calculated to produce a final course grade for export to the SIS for associated official class rosters.

  • Updated on: Jan 06, 2020

    What is the Home Tool Menu?

    Manual For Students
  • Updated on: Jan 06, 2020

    What is the Home Tool Menu?

  • Updated on: Jan 06, 2020

    What are Site Templates?

    Site templates are pre-configured sites from which new sites may be created. Site templates...

    • Support both course and collaboration site types,
    • Streamline the site creation process,
    • Include pre-selected tools and content, and
    • Standardize the presentation of content and activities for site participants.

    UVa departments and schools may consult with the UVaCollab team to request a site template with specific features, naming conventions, and content to standardize sites for their courses.

    Refer to How do I create a new course or collaboration site for steps to create a site using a site template.

  • Updated on: Jan 06, 2020

    What is the My Courses tool?

  • Updated on: Jan 06, 2020

    What is the My Courses tool?

    Manual For Students
  • Updated on: Jan 06, 2020

    What is a joinable site?

    When sites are created in UVaCollab, the owner creating the site has the option to make the site joinable on the Set Site Access screen during site creation or on the Site Info > Manage Access screen in an existing site.  Anyone with a UVaCollab account can add themselves to a joinable site.

    Site owners or administrators must make the decision whether or not to make the site joinable and choose a role for those who join.

    INSTRUCTORS: In most cases, instructors should NOT configure a course site to be joinable. Doing so does not enroll a student in your course and is not the sanctioned method for making course sites available to students. Instead, an official class roster from SIS should be added to the site to give officially enrolled students access to it. Refer to How to create a course site: Select one or more rosters to add to your site for adding a roster during site creation, or How do I add a class roster? to add a roster to an existing site.

    Teaching Assistants who are not on the SIS class roster and guest lecturers may be manually added to a course site using the steps in How do I manually add people to my site?

    For information about joining sites, see How do I join a site?