Updates to the Online Courses for the Fourth Term
Over the past few weeks, the Web developers in the Center have been adding to and further refining the tools in the online courses. In addition to what was previously posted in Februrary, listed below are additional changes that have been recently made:
- Drop Box: You can now have Drop Boxes not associated with any item on the course schedule. This is useful for open feedback Drop Boxes, or Drop Boxes that may cover activities that span the entire length of a course.
- Online Library: The report that shows which students downloaded a specific file in the Online Library, and the Excel version of that report, now includes the date on which the student first downloaded the file. This helps you better track correlations between student activity and performance in a course.
- Student Activity Reports: The "Individual Student Access of Lecture Sections" report has been redesigned for less visual clutter and greater clarity as to the type of content accessed by that student (lecture presentation, MP3 or PDF). Additionally, the date/time on which the student first accessed the content (lecture presentation, MP3 or PDF) and the last date/time of content access is displayed on this report, and the accompanying Excel file. This also helps you better track correlations between student activity and performance in a course.
- Manage Non-Student Access Tool: You can now search for people by email address or by using the last name, first name format. Note that you must include a comma after the last name in order for the system to search using this format.