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Article Last Updated June 2021 Forums are a useful way to facilitate classroom discussion in an online discussion room format. They can be set up in a number of ways for different situations such as small group discussion, 1-to-1 conversation between in...
Article Last Updated June 2021 Quizzes are excellent ways to assess students' comprehension of course material. They can provide a secure, automatic way of collecting students responses to questions that can be used as activities, weekly homework assign...
Article Last Updated June 2021 Assignments are one of the main forms of assessment in eClass. They allow students to submit files or enter text online for marking, and provide instructors with an easy-to-use interface in which to mark them. File submissi...
Article Last Updated June 2021 The feedback activity allows instructors to have students respond to a series of questions, like a quiz. These questions are not gradeable (there is no correct answer possible) and so are best for gathering feedback, not f...
Article Last Updated June 2021 eClass allows you to add links to resources on the Internet and to customize those links as necessary. ADDING A URL * Click on TURN EDITING ON, near top right side. * Move to the topic area where you wish to add co...
Article Last Updated June 2021 Files are one of the basic and most used types of content in eClass courses. When adding files, PDF files are usually preferable to other formats since browsers display PDF files in a consistent format. For a bit more info...
Article Last Updated June 2021 Chats enable real-time conversations between instructors and students in a text-based environment similar to most instant messaging platforms but in a simpler fashion. The tool is a great, easy way to communicate with stud...
Article Last Updated June 2021 Workshops are a peer-assessment activity in which students can submit their work to the group and grade their own and each other's submissions. ADDING A WORKSHOP * Click on TURN EDITING ON, near top right side. * Mo...
Article Last Updated June 2021 The page resource allows you to create a simple web page within your eClass course that can include text, images, and embedded videos. Pages offer an alternative to PDF documents when displaying content to students that ar...
Article Last Updated June 2021 The Lesson activity is a flexible way to add interactive content into your course. It allows for the regular range of content to be added through the system editor but multiple pages can be added and wrapped with a navigat...
Article Last Updated June 2021 Tab displays allow you to group, arrange, and organize your content into tabbed sections within an eClass resource. The pages can be viewed by clicking the tabs running along the top of the display. An example is depicted ...
Article Last Updated June 2021 Wikis are collaborative tools where you and your students can enter any type of content regarding any topic that you specify (they are similar to both the glossary and database). They are an excellent way to make students ...
Article Last Updated June 2021 A survey is a tool for gathering feedback about your course from your students but in eClass is comprised only of several known instruments that assess e-Learning. (See below if you want to construct your own questions.) T...
Article Last Updated June 2021 Labels can be added anywhere in your eClass course and are commonly used as headers to organize content, callouts drawing attention to specific areas, etc. Labels can consist of simple text, horizontal bars, images, videos...
Article Last Updated June 2021 Blocks can be added on your main course page or on some activity and resource sub-pages. Note that if you are using a somewhat small display and do not see any blocks on the right hand side of your course, your browser may...
Article Last Updated June 2021 A database is a way for students and teachers to build a searchable collection of items within a course. Databases are set up with a set of customized fields for course participants to enter data for each item in the colle...
Article Last Updated June 2021 The folder resource enables a teacher to display a number of related files inside a single link, reducing scrolling on the course page. Any file uploaded to a folder resource can ONLY BE DOWNLOADED BY STUDENTS, not viewed ...
Article Last Updated June 2021 Glossaries are tools which allow you and/or your students to develop a list of definitions for terms relevant to your course. These definitions can be added throughout the term or during a specified time range. The glossar...
Article Last Updated June 2021 A choice is a polling activity in which you can ask students to answer multiple choice questions. The results can be published to the whole class or left private for your own use. Some examples of use: gathering feedback o...
Article Last Updated September 2021 NEW IN SEPTEMBER 2020, instructors can now use the Google Assignment external tool to create and distribute assignments from eClass. Students will access their assignments from eClass, but work and submit in G Suite f...
Article Last Updated June 2021 As an alternative to the standard Forum [http://support.ctl.ualberta.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/146/13/adding-forums] activity on eClass, instructors may add Anonymous Forums if they want students to be able ...
Article Last Updated June 2021 The book resource is very similar to the page or tab display resources, except that it allows you to organize it according to chapters and subchapters. The book resource is good for displaying a large amount of content in an...
Article Last Updated July 2021 This article explains how instructors can upload SCORM activities into eClass courses. SCORM activities are most often interactive learning objects authored using an external source which are then saved as zip file for upl...
Article Last Updated July 2021 Instructors can now create online reading lists with the library and link them on their eClass site using the resource "Library Reading Lists". This will create a comprehensive reading list for a course and can be organize...
Article Last Updated June 2021 This article describes how each type of forum works and how they appear to students. For basic instructions on adding a forum to a course page, please see Adding forums [http://support.ctl.ualberta.ca/index.php?/Knowledgeb...