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Article Last Updated August 2021 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, e...
Article Last Updated June 2021 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 create...
Article Last Updated June 2021 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 T...
Article Last Updated June 2021 To communicate to your class, there are two options: OPTION 1: Post in the Announcements Forum [http://support.ctl.ualberta.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/41/14/posting-course-announcements] (THE RECOMMENDED ME...
Article Last Updated October 2021 ExamLock is a quiz integrity application developed by the IST eClass team. The tool can be installed on mac and windows machines and limits students to a quiz interface while an exam is being completed and will block the...
Article Last Updated June 2021 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 ...
Article Last Updated June 2021 Groups are the functional units within which students work and participate in different eClass activities. Activities that have groups enabled allow administrative users to filter contributions with three different group m...
Article Last Updated June 2021 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. For ...
Article Last Updated June 2021 eClass allows two different levels of guest access into your Bear Tracks credit courses: 1) Access for guests from within the U of A (who have CCIDs) including teaching colleagues, faculty administrators, interested student...
Article Last Updated June 2021 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 the Announcements forum in your ...
Article Last Updated June 2021 This article outlines how instructors can use the ExamLock Manager to manage secure exam sessions and review student activity during quizzes. Instructors should configure their quizzes first following the instructions at Us...
Article Last Updated June 2021 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 thr...
Article Last Updated June 2021 In some cases, you may wish to set conditions which limit whether a student can access a resource, activity or entire topic based on a number of different criteria, including time range, grade range achieved on previous ac...
Article Last Updated June 2021 A grouping in eClass is a set of groups. Only after you have created groups [http://support.ctl.ualberta.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/149/0/setting-up-groups], can you create groupings. Groupings are used in tw...
Article Last Updated June 2021 If you are looking to send an email or get important information to your students, the best tool to do this in eClass is the Announcements forum. By default, all students will receive email messages forwarded from the Anno...
Article Last Updated June 2021 If you know that you are going to lose access to an eClass course and you wish to retain the content from the course, you have several options depending on the type of content and your role in the course. IF YOU ARE A ST...
Article Last Updated June 2021 On eClass, instructors can set up courses so that students can track the completion of items in their course. Items can be marked as complete manually by the students or based on the conditions set by the instructor. Once a...
Article Last Updated June 2021 eClass instructors can enable the Self-enrollment method in their course if they want to allow users to enroll themselves by accessing a url to the course and clicking a button for self-enrollment. This method is NOT USUAL...
Article Last Updated June 2021 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 streamlin...
Article Last Updated June 2021 As a student, you may need to sign-up for a group or create your own group in the course. The instructor will add a Group Sign-up block which will become available to you in the course: The Group Sign-up block with a CRE...
Article Last Updated June 2021 The group peer assessment activity allows students to provide scores and ratings to all the other members of their assigned groups in eClass. This tool can be used to monitor team progress, peer assess group work output, o...
Article Last Updated June 2021 When the lifecycle of a forum [http://support.ctl.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 ...
Article Last Updated June 2021 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 t...
Article Last Updated June 2021 By default, eClass is configured to allow instructors of credit sections to enroll any TAs or additional instructors to their course. To do so, follow the instructions in the article Adding additional users to my eClass co...
Article Last Updated June 2021 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. [http://support.eclass.ualberta.ca/index.php?/Kno...
Article Last Updated June 2021 CONDITIONAL RELEASE BASED ON ITEM COMPLETION In order to conditionally release a resource or activity in your course based on the completion of another course item, you will need to make sure that Completion Tracking is e...
Article Last Updated June 2021 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...
Article Last Updated June 2021 In any eClass course, instructors can run reports that provide a complete record of user activity within that course. These reports are often used for course evaluation purposes or to track participants' course activities a...
Article Last Updated June 2021 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 refl...
Article Last Updated June 2021 The course participants list allows users to see all of the users enrolled in a class. The participants can be filtered by role, group, enrollment, and level of inactivity. Different roles on eClass have different options ...
Article Last Updated June 2021 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. TO VIEW AND MANAGE ...
Article Last Updated June 2021 This article will explain how to change the role of a user that is already enrolled in your course. For instructions on how to enroll someone, see the article Adding Additional Users to my eClass Course [http://support.ctl...
Article Last Updated June 2021 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 follo...
Article Last Updated June 2021 This article will explain how to block students from viewing the participant list in your course. This list is available to students by default in every eClass course. * Click on the GEAR icon on your course main page, ...
Article Last Updated August 2021 This article features advanced features to filter students by criteria when using the Advanced Usage reports in eClass. For basic information on the use of Advanced Usage reports, please see Common Features of Advanced U...
Article Last Updated August 2021 The reports in the Advanced Usage plugin include a number of common elements to ease querying class data. These features are numbered in the image below with detailed descriptions underneath. * This is the "basic" fil...
Article Last Updated August 2021 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 ...
Article Last Updated June 2021 When designing a quiz in eClass, it may be useful to print out some paper copies. Printing quizzes is possible via the following steps: * From the quiz, click on the GEAR icon in the top-right corner of the page, and th...
Article Last Updated June 2021 While groups can be entered manually on eClass, it is possible to create and import groups from a spreadsheet (CSV). This tool can be used only for importing empty groups - students must be added manually after the groups ...
Article Last Updated August 2021 This article describes how instructors can use the Advanced Usage report plugin in to discover how specific students are interacting with their eClass course. The example below shows the results from a completed course b...
Article Last Updated August 2021 The Advanced Usage report plugin in eClass can quickly identify which types of content and specific pieces of content students access most frequently in a course. To do this, begin by adding an unfiltered content engag...
Article Last Updated August 2021 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 in time (for more information on basic filtering see Co...
Article Last Updated June 2021 This article describes how instructors can use the feedback activity to deliver questions to students. Please see Adding Feedback activities [http://support.ctl.ualberta.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/147/42/addi...
Article Last Updated August 2021 The Advanced Usage reports in eClass can be useful to assess student performance and provide tools to contact students who may need assistance. COMPARING STUDENTS TO AVERAGES Using the AVERAGES dropdown in the 'Show A...
Article Last Updated August 2021 The Advanced Usage report suite can be configured to send instructors a weekly report based on criteria they specify. A weekly criteria report follows the same process as searching for student based on criteria [http://s...
Article Last Updated August 2021 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...
Article Last Updated August 2021 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 pie...
Article Last Updated August 2021 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...
Article Last Updated August 2021 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 ...
Article Last Updated August 2021 To get the most out of the Advanced Usage report plugin [http://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...
Article Last Updated June 2021 If you created a blank course during the course request [http://support.ctl.ualberta.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/62/0/enabling-requesting-your-course-in-eclass] process, but later decide that you would like th...
Article Last Updated June 2021 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 t...
Article Last Updated June 2021 Instructors now have a 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 _Actions menu_ (gear icon)...
Article Last Updated June 2021 NEW IN WINTER 2021, instructors can export students along with their group information from eClass courses. This functionality is not part of the core moodle system so has been added as a custom external tool. The tool wil...
Article Last Updated June 2021 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 project teams. For basic usage of the Grou...
Article Last Updated September 2021 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 ac...