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IST eClass Support is currently providing training on a consultative basis. Please contact us at eclass@ualberta.ca to arrange for a one-on-one or group consultation.   REMOTE COURSE DELIVERY When shifting to fully online instruction, instructors can re...
This article outlines the centrally supported tools available to make a rapid transition to teaching fully online when face-to-face lectures are not possible. It was originally authored at the onset of the Covid pandemic when all courses were forced onlin...
An eClass sandbox course is useful for any instructor or staff member who wants to explore the system, try out various activities, or do some practice course construction.  NOTE: You can only have one sandbox per account. You can create an eClass sandbox...
If you are an instructor using eClass for the first time, or are interested in re-designing or improving upon your course content, the U of A has a number of different groups and resources that are available to assist you. IST ECLASS SUPPORT TEAM Websit...
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 y...
Your eClass course has a number of settings that you can modify such as the course description, format, activity completion requirements, and how grouped students are managed. To access your overall course settings, click on _Settings_ found at the top o...
The ACTIVITY CHOOSER is used to add activities such as quizzes, forums or assignments to your course. To add _Activities or Resources_, you must first turn on EDIT MODE at the top right of your course page. Afterward, ADD AN ACTIVITY OR RESOURCE becomes ...
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 ...
Instructors have the ability to view their course as how a student would see it for the purposes of testing and ensuring that course content meets the instructor's presentation expectations. There are two ways this can be done: * Role switching (fast) ...
Calendars can be very useful in your course for displaying assignment due dates, online quiz availability, synchronous meeting session times, or any other event you would like to draw students' attention to.  NEW IN JUNE 2023, a new block has been added ...
Course formats in eClass are options that organize and structure your course content differently, _WITHOUT AFFECTING THE CONTENT ITSELF._ Feel free to try out different formats: switching between formats never affects the content of the course by adding o...
To create additional topic areas in your eClass course: * Turn on EDIT MODE at the top right of your course page. * Scroll to the bottom of your topic list and click ADD TOPIC.
This article describes best practices for ensuring eClass course content meets accessibility standards and has been provided by the Academic Success Centre [https://www.ualberta.ca/current-students/accessibility-resources]. CAPTIONING As a part of the t...
Non-credit courses are courses that are not tied to a credit section on Bear Tracks. These can include research/collaboration courses, content development templates, or resource courses that supplement a regular credit course. Non-credit courses are also ...
Each eClass course is organized into a series of content sections on the main course page. The heading area of each content section can be edited with titles that help organize the distinct sections of your course. Content section titles can only contain ...
This article goes over the Onetopic course format in greater detail. The Onetopic format now allows instructors to change the font and tab colours, as well as set up sub-topics to group tabs together. CUSTOMIZING TAB COLOURS * Switch to Onetopic forma...
Instructors who inadvertently delete resources or activities from their eClass course page can now restore them using the new recycle bin IF THEY REALIZE THE CONTENT DELETION WITHIN 7 DAYS. TO RESTORE CONTENT TO YOUR COURSE: * Click on MORE from the ...
This article describes how to move and re-arrange course items without dragging and dropping. CONTENTS: * 1 Move a single item * 2 Move a whole topic MOVE A SINGLE ITEM: * Go to the main page of your course. * Click on EDIT MODE on the top ri...
   

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