Instructors: Tip of the Week: T2 Courses

T2 courses are being loaded into the system today, so you will be able to start prepping for next term now. Students will be able to see the courses as soon as they are loaded.
Here is a tip for you on how to organize your class list to hide old courses:
IN BLACKBOARD:
· Select the “My Courses” tab
· Select the “gear” at the top of the “U of S Course List” module.
· Use the check boxes to control which courses are displayed, and what additional information to display with each course.
· Use the double-arrows to drag the rows up and down and change the order in which the courses are displayed.
· Add your own links to external web sites at the bottom for courses not in Blackboard, or other campus services you find useful. (These can use CAS for single sign on)
Do you require help with Course Tools? We have training sessions to help you with any questions that you might have. See the offerings at our website. You must login first in order to register.
Questions? Requests for one on one assistance? Contact the help desk at help.desk@usask.ca or call (966-4817)

Students: Tip of the Week: T2 Courses

T2 courses are being loaded into the system today, so you will be able to see these right away. Your instructor may not have added anything into the courses as yet, so be patient!
Do you require help with Course Tools? We have training sessions to help you with any questions that you might have. See the IT4U offerings at our website. You must login first in order to register.
You can also contact us at it4u@usask.ca for one on one assistance. For all help inquiries, please contact the help desk (966-4817)

Students: Tip of the Week – Completing Online Quizzes

Students – Are you taking a quiz online? Remember to:
1. SAVE answers every 5 minutes or so, especially when answering an essay question.
2. Use a reliable WIRED connection. Wireless connections can sometimes drop, yet this is not apparent to you, the student, as you are working on the quiz. It appears that answers are being saved, and in reality, are not because the connection to the server has been dropped.
3. Saving the answers does not mean you can’t change the answer before you submit the quiz. The submit or finish button is the FINAL step in completing the quiz. Instructors do have the option to set a quiz to force you to complete it in one sitting, but this is not recommended. Networks occasionally have issues, out of the control of the instructor or institution.
4. Talk to your instructor if you experience any technical trouble with a quiz.

Instructors: Tip of the Week -Tips for Constructing Multiple Choice Items

Using Course Tools to create questions is as simple as creating a Pool of Questions, then choosing questions from the pool to populate the quiz or test. We have a couple of documents that will help you with question construction. The first document describes how to use the Pools within Course Tools. The second document is just one of many references available online that outlines how to create a proper Multiple Choice item.
1. Working with Pool, Questions and Tests
2. Tips for Constructing Multiple Choice Items