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It is now possible to generate visual reports that analyze student activity in your course. Instructors have the option to choose from a number of configurable reports that can help them see patterns of student access, engagement, and performance. The new...
In all regular Bear Tracks section on eClass, students are automatically enrolled by the IST eClass Support team as a part of the automated course creation system. For each section that gets requested, a cohort gets created on eClass that contains all the...
If you are enrolled as an instructor in an eClass course, you can follow the instructions below to add colleagues into your course in any of the different roles available: Designer, TA, Additional Instructor, Non-Editing TA (Graders), and/or Auditor role....
When you combine multiple course sections in a single eClass course, students are automatically assigned to groups based on the course sections they registered in when registering for your course (LEC, LAB, SEM, etc.). You can also create additional grou...
There are two main methods for communicating with your students through eClass: ANNOUNCEMENTS and MESSAGES. The ANNOUNCEMENTS forum is the RECOMMENDED PROCESS and is added by default to the top of each course.  NEW IN SUMMER 2023: instructors can now als...
Security features for online exams are important to ensure quiz integrity. eClass offers a range of features that provide varying levels of security which meet different needs. Most of the features listed below can be used in combination. In addition to t...
In some cases, you may wish to set conditions which limit whether a student can access a resource, activity, or an entire topic or section based on any of number of different criteria, including time range, grade range achieved on previous activity, user ...
A grouping in eClass is a set of groups. If you are creating different groups for different assignments and activities, all groups will be assigned to all assignments and activities all the time without GROUPINGS, and students would need to submit on be...
eClass has a wide range of roles available to allow different users different sets of capabilities in courses. If you have any questions about the different roles and capabilities, please contact IST eClass Support. CONTENTS: * 1 Basic Roles * 2 No...
The recommended process for communicating with the students in your eClass course is to use the ANNOUNCEMENTS forum, which is automatically created in every eClass course. If you do not see this in your course, please consult the article Missing the Cours...
This article describes how instructors can add the new Approved Student Accommodations Dashboard external tool to their courses. This tool provides a convenient listing of any students who are approved for academic accommodations for a particular course i...
This article outlines how instructors can set up courses so that students can track the completion of items in their course. Items can be marked manually as completed by the students or be flagged automatically as completed based on the conditions set by ...
CONTENTS: * 1 Introduction * 2 Allow any U of A CCID users to access your course as a guest * 3 Allow guest users from outside the U of A community * 4 Guest access to eClass External Courses eClass allows two different levels of guest access t...
This article describes using the Group Sign-up to join pre-existing groups and when students will create their own groups. This is an optional tool that your instructor may enable assigning students to groups for projects or assignments, For many courses...
The assignment tool has a wide range of configuration options that make it a powerful tool for assessing students. It can be especially useful in large course sections where there are several options available to streamline working with a high number of s...
The ANNOUNCEMENTS forum is the best, and recommended, tool to communicate with your students in eClass. By default, all students will receive email messages forwarded from the ANNOUNCEMENTS forum every time you post to it. Using this tool also keeps a per...
If you have been teaching in eClass for a number of years or are an administrator involved in numerous courses per term, you may wish to remove courses from your Course Overview list. You can now accomplish this easily through the self-serve archiving pro...
eClass instructors can enable the Self-enrollment method in their course if they want to allow users to enroll themselves by accessing the URL to the course and clicking a link for self-enrollment. Self-enrollment is NOT REQUIRED FOR REGULAR BEAR TRACKS...
If you know that you will lose access to an eClass course and wish to retain the content from the course, you have several options depending on the type of content and your role in the course. This article describes the various options for copying content...
The eClass mobile app, currently in a public beta release, offers faculty, students, and staff easy access to eClass course content. The app is available for download here. [https://support.eclass.ualberta.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/374/10/u...
The GROUP PEER ASSESSMENT activity allows students to provide scores and ratings to the other members of their assigned groups in eClass. This tool can be used to monitor team progress, peer assess group work output, or deliver feedback on team project pa...
_ _ CONTENTS: * 1  Accessing the Participants List * 2  Student-view of the Participants List * 3  Filtering the Participants List * 4  Showing All Participants * 5  Selecting Participants * 6  Downloading Data * 7  Adding Additional ...
CONTENTS: * 1 Conditional release based on activity completion * 2 Restricting access * 3 Restriction Sets CONDITIONAL RELEASE BASED ON ACTIVITY COMPLETION: In order to conditionally release a resource or activity in your course based on the com...
When the lifecycle of a forum [https://support.eclass.ualberta.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/146/13/adding-forums] topic has reached its natural conclusion or if instructors wish to prevent students from making any more posts in it, forum topic...
CONTENTS: * 1 Getting started * 2 Types of Reports: * 3 Running a basic Log Report * 4 Running a Statistics Report * 5 Running an Activity completion Report * 6 Running a Course completion Report: * 7 Running a Learning Analytics Report G...
If you have set up groups in your course, you might want to enable the option to filter different course administration pages by those groups. The most common use case for doing this is in the gradebook but this also works for the participants page, list ...
The user enroll search feature is kind of quirky in eClass Moodle; Therefore, the surest way to _CONFIRM THAT A USER IS THE CORRECT PERSON YOU ARE TRYING TO ENROLL IS BY KNOWING THEIR CCID._  The searches return on either the full name, CCID, or email add...
There are multiple methods that allow an instructor to grade forum posts. One option is whole forum grading, where instructors can see all of their course participant's posts within a forum and give it a grade that is reflected in the gradebook, be it ba...
By default, eClass is configured to allow instructors of credit sections to enroll TAs or additional instructors in their courses. To add users, follow the instructions in the article Adding additional users to my eClass course [https://support.eclass.ual...
eClass keeps logs of activity by every user at a variety of contexts, and these logs are available to Instructors, TAs, and Category Administrators at any point to gain insight into activities inside of a course. The following steps will walk you through ...
The Forum Posts by User advanced usage report produces a detailed view of student participation in forums in your course. The report can be configured to include any number of students in your course and can be filtered to only show specific forums (for m...
_ _ CONTENTS: * 1  Student List by Criteria Report * 2  Adding Conditions * 3  Results Table This article features advanced features to filter students by criteria when using the Advanced Usage reports in eClass. For basic information on the us...
While eClass quizzes are usually designed to be delivered online, it may be useful to print out paper copies in some scenarios. NEW IN JUNE 2023, eClass now has functionality to CREATE QUIZ ATTEMPTS FOR SPECIFIC STUDENTS [https://support.eclass.ualberta....
This article will explain how to change the role of a user who is already enrolled in your course. For instructions on how to enroll someone, see the article Adding Additional Users to my eClass Course [https://support.eclass.ualberta.ca/index.php?/IST/Kn...
This article will explain how to block students from viewing the participant list in your course. This list is normally available to all students by default in every eClass course. The same general instructions can be used to customize a range of permissi...
The reports in the ADVANCED USAGE [https://support.eclass.ualberta.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/305/0/viewing-advanced-usage-information-for-eclass-courses] plugin include a number of common elements to ease querying class data. These features...
This article describes how instructors can use the management tools on the PARTICIPANTS page in their course to change group enrollments, modify enrollment durations, and unenroll users from a course. CONTENTS: * 1 View and manage the users * 2 Add...
This article describes how instructors can use the Feedback activity to deliver questions to students. Please see Adding Feedback activities [https://support.eclass.ualberta.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/147/42/adding-feedback-activities] to co...
By default, only instructors have permission to access the Advanced Usage reports in eClass courses. But if an instructor chooses to do so, they have the option of changing the default permissions so students could view their OWN usage data for a course. ...
The ENGAGEMENT OVER TIME ADVANCED USAGE report will display student access counts to content in your course across the range of time specified. The report can be filtered by students (or groups) and by specific pieces of content to identify usage patterns...
The Advanced Usage report suite can be configured to send instructors a weekly report based on the criteria they specify. A weekly criteria report follows the same process as searching for student based on criteria [https://support.eclass.ualberta.ca/inde...
The CONTENT ENGAGEMENT REPORT can be used to view student access to content in your course. The figure below shows an example of such a report filtered over a range of time (for more information on basic filtering see Common Features of Advanced Usage Rep...
To get the most out of the ADVANCED USAGE REPORT plugin [https://support.eclass.ualberta.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/305/14/viewing-learning-analytics-for-eclass-courses] for your course, it’s helpful to know a bit more about how eClass logs ...
The FORUM ENGAGEMENT REPORT can be used to view counts of student access to forums in your course. The figure below shows an example of such a report with no basic filters applied (for more information on basic filtering see Common Features of Advanced Us...
This article describes how instructors can use the ADVANCED USAGE report plugin to discover how specific students are interacting with their eClass course. The example below shows the results from a completed course but the same lessons can be applied to ...
While GROUPS CAN BE ENTERED MANUALLY [https://support.eclass.ualberta.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/149/14/setting-up-groups] on eClass, it is possible to create and import groups from a spreadsheet (CSV). This tool can be used only for importi...
The FORUM ENGAGEMENT OVER TIME advanced usage report will display student access counts for forums in your course across the range of time specified. The report can be filtered by students (or groups) and by specific pieces of content to identify usage pa...
NEW IN JUNE 2023, eClass instructors can utilize a core Moodle function to export student details along with their respective group information. (This functionality was previously offered through the use of a custom-built external tool.) The export genera...
\The ADVANCED USAGE reports in eClass can be useful to assess student performance and provide tools to contact students who may need assistance. You can add a report by clicking on the Reports tab at the top of your main course landing page. Then click on...
CONTENTS: * 1  Adding the Advanced Usage Report plugin * 2  Questions for consideration * 3  Digging Deeper into Patterns of Content Usage * 4  More Questions for consideration ADDING THE ADVANCED USAGE REPORT PLUGIN The Advanced Usage report ...
Instructors may use the built-in tool within FORUM activities that allows them to look up a report of student activity. TO VIEW THE FORUM SUMMARY REPORT: * Go to the _Forum_ * Click on the _Reports_ tab at the top of that page * This will take you...
eClass provides the ability to back up the content of entire courses or selected items of content from within courses. This process can be used to retain backup files from courses that can be transferred to other LMSs or kept as archives. It is also possi...
Instructors will often combine several of their course sections so that general course content only needs to be posted in one place. However, there may still be other content (assignments, quizzes, etc) that are specific to each section (lecture, lab, sem...
CONTENTS: * 1  Inputs * 2  Outputs * 3  Additional Settings This article describes how instructors can link the Group Sign-Up block to a feedback activity to have students fill in a questionnaire about themselves to aid in the formation of projec...
The TIMELINE is a new block that's been added to the eClass dashboard in the summer 2023 upgrade. It gives students and instructors a heads-up for upcoming due dates and cutoff dates: By default, it will only show dates for quizzes and assignments, but e...

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