Students: Tip of the Week – Self Enroll in a Help Course

Students, did you know that there is a free course for you to help orientate you to Course Tools?
The course is meant to take about an hour, and will cover all the main areas of content like how to submit an assignment, how to find marks, contacting your instructor and so on.
How to find this course….
1. Login to Course Tools
2. Select the Help Tab
3. Select the Technical Help subtab.
4. Locate the Tutorials for Students Channel or Module
5. Click on “Enroll Yourself” to enter the Self Enrolment Page
6. Click submit and on the confirmation page select OK to enter the course “Introduction to BBLearn for Students”.
No marks are recorded, no record of student attempts are kept, and there is no reason for you not to try out the system. Once you have self enrolled in this course it is always available for you on the My Courses Tab in the Other Courses / Organizations Module.
Just try it!

Instructors: Tip of the Week – Help Your Students

Instructors, did you know that there is a free course for students to help orientate them to Course Tools?
The course is meant to take about an hour, and will cover all the main areas of content like how to submit an assignment, how to find marks, contacting your instructor and so on.
Tell students to…
1. Login to Course Tools
2. Select the Help Tab
3. Select the Technical Help subtab.
4. Locate the Tutorials for Students Channel or Module
5. Click on “Enroll Yourself” to enter the Self Enrolment Page
6. Click submit and on the confirmation page select OK to enter the course “Introduction to BBLearn for Students”.
No marks are recorded, no record of student attempts are kept, and there is no reason for students not to try out the system. Once students have self enrolled in this course it is always available for them on the My Courses Tab in the Other Courses / Organizations Module.

Students: Tip of the Week – Viewing Your Marks

Students – did you know that you may access your marks in class at any time (assuming the instructor has chosen this feature) by selecting My Grades in the left side menu in a class using Course Tools? Another way to see your progress, is to check out the All Course Notification dashboard on the main Course Tools page. Select the My Courses Tab (right side of screen) and click All Course Notifications (left side of screen). There is an unofficial marks channel AND a tools channel, both of which will display marks if the instructor has enabled this feature.

Instructors: Tip of the Week – Grade Entry Offline

Entering Grades in Course Tools is easy if you have created an assignment or test within Course Tools. You may manually create Columns in the Grade Centre, such as columns to record Participation marks, and then export the grade centre. This allows you to work offline, (not connected to the internet) and enter grades into the column on your own time. You may then upload the file (column) back into Course Tools with the changes.
For more information, please see the documentation.

Instructors: Tip of the Week – Copy Your Development Files

How to Copy Your Development Files into a “Real” Course
After working on a development course, you now wish to “push” the content over from your dev course into your real, live course. Go into your dev course and access Control Panel > Package and Utilities > Course Copy
1. Make sure copy type is into Existing Course.
2. Browse for your live course and click submit. Then select every check box.
3. Make sure the radio button for copies include all course files is selected.
4. If you don’t care about enrolments, then don’t select this (enrolments in a live course are populated from SiRius)
5. Click submit.
You will see a screen that states the program will send you an email. Until 5 minutes after receiving this email, don’t do any editing in the destination course.
Once you receive the email, open the destination course and continue with edits.

Students: Tip of the Week – Emailing Your Instructor/Students

Want to email your instructor within course tools? There are a few ways to do this:
1. a) In PAWS, access Academics Tab > My Courses Channel > Course Tools (or, select the Course Tools icon from the top right of PAWS screen)
1. b) In the list of Course’s I’m Attending, find the course, and there is an active link for the Instructor’s email.
OR
2. a) In PAWS, access the Academics Tab > My Courses Channel > Course Tools (or, select the Course Tools icon from the top right of PAWS screen)
2. b) Select the Course Name from the list of Courses I’m Attending
2. c) The instructor in your course must enable the Email Link, which may appear on the left side menu and/or on the Tools Link Page.
Want to Email other students in your class?
Follow the second set of steps as outlined. The instructor must enable the Email to Students option before you will be able to email others in your class (privacy reasons).