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  • Manual Site Tools
  • Updated on: Oct 26, 2017

    What is the Syllabus tool?

    The Syllabus tool allows instructors to post a single syllabus or multiple syllabus items for their courses, and allows students to access those items.

    Multiple syllabus formats are available to instructors in the Syllabus tool:

    • File Attachment: Instructors may add a syllabus as a document attachment (e.g., .pdf, .docx) uploaded to the tool. Students may download, open, and print the syllabus at their convenience. In order to edit the syllabus, instructors wil need to edit the original document on their computer and reupload it to the tool.
    • Interactive, Web-Based Syllabus: Instructors may create an interactive, web-based syllabus using the Rich-Text Editor available in the tool, either by copying and pasting material from an existing document into the Editor or by working in the Editor itself. With the additional functionality of the Editor, instructors may create links or embed content so that students are able to access it directly. Instructors may create the syllabus as a single item (i.e., a single list of all course meetings and activities) or as multiple items associated with particular dates or class sessions. Students may access the syllabus within the tool or print it for offline use.
    • External Webpage: If instructors have created a syllabus on an external webpage, they may enter the URL so that the external webpage is displayed within the tool.       

    Note: For instructions on how to add this or any other tool to your site, see How do I add tools to my site?

    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: Oct 11, 2017

    How do I set up my profile?

    The Profile tool contains basic user information, including the user's name and email address, as well as other optionally displayed information.  

    In addition to basic user information such as name and email address, the Profile tool may include optional information such as users' photos, basic information, contact information, social networking information (e.g., Twitter integration), connections, notification preferences, status messages, and privacy settings.  All of these fields are optional.

  • Updated on: Oct 11, 2017

    What is the Profile tool?

    The Profile tool contains basic user information, including the user's name and email address, as well as other optionally displayed information.  

    The Profile tool's optionally displayed information includes users' photos, basic information, contact information, social networking information (e.g., Twitter integration), connections, notification preferences, status messages, and privacy settings.  All of these fields are optional.

  • Updated on: Oct 11, 2017

    What is the Profile tool?

    Manual For Students
  • Manual Site Tools
  • Updated on: Oct 06, 2017

    What is the Site Email tool?

    The Site Email tool allows instructors or site administrators to specify an alias email address which essentially serves as a listserv for the site. By default, email addressed to the site goes to the email addresses of all site participants. All email messages sent to your site's email address are stored in the Site Email tool's archive.

    Users can set Preferences in My Workspace to choose how often they want to receive messages that are sent to the email addresses for all sites of which they are a member.  Options include receiving each email individually, receiving messages in digest mode, with all posts for the day sent in a single email message, or not receiving any emails at all.  If they choose to receive no emails, they will be able to view messages within the Site Email tool, if the tool is visible to them in the site.

    Note: You cannot use Site Email to send mail to particular individuals. To send messages to individual participants or a group, use either the Announcements tool or the Messages tool.

    Note: For instructions on how to add this or any other tool to your site, see How do I add tools to my site?

    Manual Communication