Courses Menu

Updated Jan 20, 2020

Whenever you subscribe to a course, its overview page and menu line is displayed automatically.

A courses home page corresponds to the menu item Overview.

Below is a quick overview of each individual menu item. An in-depth explanation of their

corresponding functions can be found in later sections.

Overview

Provides and overview of the courses current content. As mentioned, Overview acts as a course home page

Available content:

  1. Current Plans
  2. Announcements: from users subscribed to the course, this includes your posts. Students have the ability of commenting if this functionality has been activated.
  3. Latest changes to your course
  4. Follow-up tasks: Assignments, tests etc., that require your attention i.e. submitted student assignments, which require feedback
  5. Events: Direct link to the course specific calendar

At the top right, you have the ability to choose, as what type of you want to view the course - student, teacher or guest.

Plans

Plans are crucial to your use of itslearning. Plans describe and contains material for each lesson and acts as an interactive study plan.

 

Plans include the following fields: Activity and teacher, Date, Subject and contents, Learning bacis and resources and Others. Each courses planning template differs between each education. To learn more, read the guide Plans.

Resources

By clicking Resources in the menu bar, gives you access to a pathfinder on the left side. Files, links and activities are organized into folders according to the subject, in which they were created.

We recommend that you, as a teacher, add all your resources from the specific topics and plans you create.
Doing so creates and optimal overview for your students.

Status and follow-up

View reports on student work and activity e.g. last time students visited the courses, assignment status, list of students who have accessed individual resources and activities.

Read more in the section on Status and Follow-up

360° reports

Clicking on the menu item 360° reports, displays a snapshot of each student. The following features are available: Activity, Progress and Grades.Clicking on the menu item 360° reports, displays a snapshot of each student. The following features are available: Activity, Progress and Grades.

Activity

 

Progress

Grades

Activity

Progress

 

Grades

More

Note that, due to screen resolution of the above screenshots, the remaining menu items are hidden in the drop down menu More. Click More to unfold the drop down for more menu items.

Participants

Display course participants, their role, and group affiliation (if any) and when they last visited the course.

DO NOT change role to student! If you do, you lose your administrative rights and cannot change back to teacher.

In addition, study groups are created under each specific Course groups and not here.

Group Rooms

Use group rooms to create study groups for e.g. semester projects, group work and/or study groups etc.

Note that, due to screen resolution, the remaining menu items are hidden in the drop down menu More. Click More to unfold the drop down for more menu items.

To create group:

  • Choose the menu item Course groups
  • Click Create                                                                                                  
  • Enter a group room name in the Title field
  • Click Next
  • Checkmark each student associated with the new Course group  and click complete.
Settings

Under Settings, you will find administrative tools to manage different parts of you subject i.e. assessment status, submission status and properties.

Link

Add subject specific links that encourage further reading or collections of online texts.

 

Trash can

View deleted items and permanently restore or delete such items.

Note: When copying a Plan, Topic or Course to another Course, remember to empty the destination Courses Trash can (Elements and Plans), before initiating the copy process. Otherwise, you might receive an error when trying to copy, due to duplicate items within the Trash can.

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