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Basic Instructor Icons in eClass
Last modified on 04 July 2023 02:11 PM

Instructors will typically encounter the following icons while working on eClass.

General icons

Help icon Help - Displays help information if you click on it.

 Dashboard icons

 Edit mode toggle - Allows you to edit your eClass dashboard, including your course and gradebook if you are an instructor.

 Simple/Upcoming Buttons - Allows you to view your Course Overview List (on your eClass course dashboard). The Upcoming tab is applicable to students only for their reference so that they can see whether a course has been created but is not yet available to them

Content Editing icons

To add or modify content in your eClass course, you first need to turn editing on:

  • To add new activities or resources, click on the Add an activity or resource in whichever content section area you want the content to appear. 

Once editing is turned on, eClass uses a consistent iconography to help you control the items in your course. These icons appear throughout your eClass course in the side blocks and on the main course content area. The content icons shown below can be used to edit both the course sections and to perform actions specific to each kind of activity or resource. The icons also appear in the expanded Edit drop-down menu to the right of each item. 

Edit Title Icon Edit Title - Allows you to change the title of the element from the course page.

Indent icon Move right - Allows you to indent content to help with visual organization.

Move icon Move - Allows you to move an item by dragging it from one section to another.

Edit icon Edit - Brings you to the editing interface for the element.

 Duplicate - Creates a copy of the element.

Delete icon Delete - Deletes the element.

Visible icon Hide - Element is visible to students. Click to hide the element.

Hidden (invisible) icon Show - Element is invisible to students. Click to show the element.

Groups icon Groups - A toggle that allows you to switch between grouping options.

Roles icon Assign Roles - Allows you to assign roles to an element.


Blocks are located in the left and right columns. They are self-contained "widgets" that perform a small task or show a very specific piece of information and can appear (and be edited) on your dashboard or within your course. If you are editing on your eClass course page, changes will only be visible to you; if you edit the blocks within your course, the changes will be visible to students as well.

Hide block icon Hide Block - Block is visible. Click to hide the block content.

Show block icon Show Block - Block is invisible. Click to show the block content.

Icon: move Move Block - Allows you to move a block to another location on either side of the screen.

 Move Gradebook item - Allows you to reorder gradebook items by selecting the location marked by the dotted line box  .


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