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Recent Updates

  • Updated on: Mar 11, 2019

    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: Mar 11, 2019

    What is My Resources in Home?

    Manual For Students
  • Updated on: Mar 11, 2019

    What is My Resources in Home?

  • Updated on: Mar 11, 2019

    What is My Resources in Home?

    Resources are available in both My Workspace and course sites. The Resources tool is site-dependent; the content uploaded in the My Workspace area is private and visible only to the user (unless the user chooses to make items public).

    The Resources tool in My Workspace serves as a personal file space for the user to save, store, and organize files.

    The features and functionality of the Resources tool are the same in any site where the tool appears. Please refer to What is the Resources tool? for more information on how to manage files using this tool.

    Note: The file storage quota for each site in UVaCollab, including Resources in My Workspace, is 4GB.  Please email collab-support@virginia.edu if additional space is needed.

    Manual Site Tools
  • Updated on: Mar 11, 2019

    What is the Site Info tool?

  • Updated on: Mar 11, 2019

    What is the Site Info tool?

    The Site Info tool contains many of the site management features needed by instructors and site owners to customize and manage their sites. Instructors and site owners may edit and rearrange the tools on their site toolbar, add participants, manage groups, publish or unpublish their site, import content from another site, and track participant enrollment activity.

    If you have limited site permissions (i.e., if you are a site participant), you'll see only the site's description and your group memberships, if applicable, in Site Info.

    Note: The functions of the Site Info tool are also available through the Worksite Setup tool, which is available from the Tool Menu when you are in My Workspace.

    Manual Site Tools
  • Updated on: Mar 11, 2019

    What is the Rich-Text Editor?

    Manual For Students
  • Updated on: Mar 11, 2019

    What is the Rich-Text Editor?

    In most areas of the system where text can be entered, you can control the appearance of your text using the Rich-Text Editor, sometimes called a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor. The toolbar in the Rich-Text Editor has icons for editing and formatting your text. You may use the Rich-Text Editor to add images, links, audio and video to the text you enter.

    Note: To preserve formatting from a Word document when you paste text into the Rich-Text Editor, you will need to use the Paste from Word button.  Some types of formatting, such as colored text, may need to be added manually in the editor after pasting.

    The Rich-Text Editor is based on an open-source application called CKEditor. For more information on the CKEditor, you may also refer to the CKEditor 4 Documentation Site.

    Please refer to What does it mean to make content Accessible?  for links to articles with more information on creating accessible content using the CKEditor.

  • Updated on: Mar 04, 2019

    How do I export and import assessments?

    The export and import operations allow you to download an assessment created in the Tests & Quizzes tool into an external file (Export), and to upload from such an external file, or a format-compliant file obtained elsewhere, into an assessment (Import).  The file comprises the entire assessment, including its Title, Settings, questions, and other options.

    Two export formats are available, IMS QTI-compliant XML and IMS Content Packaging.  Content Packaging will capture links and attachments in your questions and package the file as a .zip file; you must transfer links and attachments yourself if you use QTI v 1.2.  Both formats create an XML file of your questions with all the components labeled according to IMS standards.

    Tip: Many publishers provide test bank cartridges in IMS format. You may want to use this option if you are importing questions provided by your textbook publisher.