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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...
CONTENTS: * 1 Getting started * 2 Course Creation * 3 User Accounts * 4 Course Enrollments * 5 System Features GETTING STARTED: The eClass External system is available for use by any U of A Faculty or Staff with courses that require the part...
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...
This article shows how instructors can quickly embed Google Drive files including videos into their eClass courses. This process occurs through an external integration provided by the Google suite 'Assignments' tool and only functions for files inside the...
This article provides a general overview for instructors using the Yuja enterprise video platform. The platform provides instructors and students with a place to upload videos, share them with course channels, tools for recording and editing, and a pathwa...
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...
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...
Ratings can be useful for instructors who wish to track or grade forum posts, glossary entries, and database entries and link them directly to the course gradebook. They can also be used as a collaborative activity by allowing students to rate each other'...
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 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...
Instructors can now add H5P interactive activities directly to their eClass courses. H5P ( ) activities are interactive learning objects based on a range of open-source templates that can now be used as gradable activities [https://support.eclass.ualber...
Working in conjunction with the Library, the eClass team has developed a customizable block to make it easy for students to access resources. The block is available on the user's homepage, and instructors can add it inside their course.  To add the Libra...
This article describes how instructors can use Google Jamboard though the UAlberta google tools suite. Jamboard is a collaborative digital whiteboard for capturing and sharing ideas. The platform features intelligent handwriting display, shape recognition...
Instructors can now generate course syllabi using a custom tool within their eClass courses. The tool contains a series of entry fields for the required elements of course syllabi based on GFC policy and creates an editable, downloadable file that instruc...
As an extension of the Groups/Groupings [https://support.eclass.ualberta.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/List/Index/33/working-with-groups] functionality, the GROUP SIGN-UP BLOCK allows students to create or join pre-created groups for collaborating in eClass...
Through the normal course content copy procedures, student and instructor contributions into the database activity are not copied forward from year to year. These submissions are considered user data and for that reason are excluded from the regular rout...
CONTENTS: * 1 H5P from an external URL * 2 Upload from file * 3 H5P from content bank  (H5P) activities are interactive learning objects based on a set of open-source templates that instructors can add into their courses (the name is an abbreviat...
This article describes how instructors can add the YUJA VIDEO INTEGRATION into their course. This external tool links to the U of A's enterprise video platform, a full-featured media storage, streaming, and editing suite. The tool can be added to non-cred...
There are two major kinds of blogs in eClass: * Blogs that can be added to course pages * Personal blogs that are external to eClass but are included in a course via the HTML editor. These blogs are generally available to all users at the U of A (or ...
This article describes how instructors can take videos they have already uploaded to YouTube and easily embed them in an eClass course. For an overview of how to upload videos to YouTube, please view this CTL Webinette [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4K...
YOU CAN IMPORT EVENTS FROM GOOGLE CALENDAR INTO ECLASS USING TWO METHODS: * CALENDAR URL (AUTOMATICALLY UPDATED AT YOUR PREFERRED INTERVAL) * CALENDAR FILE (.ICS) (A SNAPSHOT OF EVENTS DURING TIME OF CALENDAR FILE GENERATION. THIS MAY BE USEFUL FOR I...
The Collapsed Topics with Collapsed Labels course format provides instructors with an additional mechanism for shortening the length of their course in eClass. As with all the other available course formats [https://support.eclass.ualberta.ca/index.php?/K...
Instructors can hide activities and resources using 'stealth mode' and still allow students to access the content. This can be useful as a course design strategy where an instructor wants to nest content to provide a clean and compact course home page. An...
This article describes how instructors can add Crowdmark assessments (assignments and exams) to their course. This type of assessment will transfer a student roster directly from eClass to the Crowdmark system and allow instructors to set up assessments o...
This article describes how instructors can add H5P activities which push their scores directly into the gradebook in their courses. H5P is an interactive HTML5 package that instructors may have previously created and/or hosted on h5p.org [https://h5p.org/...
This article will explain how to set up the word limit feature for assignments. The word limit feature allows professors the option to set a cap on the number of words students can submit in their assignments. NOTE: THIS FEATURE IS ONLY AVAILABLE IN ONL...
Instructors choosing to incorporate content from 3rd party textbook publishers in their eClass courses or link their courses directly to textbook websites need to be aware of the following policies announced in late 2014. Instructor Use of Online Homewo...
This article lists the current known issues, technical problems, and workarounds for the YuJa Enterprise Video Platform. Any wider performance issues with the service will be reported on YuJa's system status page [https://yujasystemstatus-1564678088336.si...
This article describes how instructors can share videos they have uploaded into YuJa with colleagues inside or outside the U of A. In most cases, as long as YuJa has been added to a course (as shown in this article [https://support.eclass.ualberta.ca/inde...
This feature allows instructors to use tags to categorize resources and activities within their course. These tags can be used for any manner of internal organization schemes for instructor reference (differing content areas, meeting learning outcomes, ex...
If you are working in groups in eClass, your instructor may have set up an activity for you to rate all the other members of your group. This activity will be identified in your course with an appropriate title and the icon shown here. Once you enter th...
This article will show INSTRUCTORS how to enable STUDENTS to rate or score forum posts as a collaborative or peer review activity in eClass. The setup for this function requires that a forum is already set up on eClass for you to access the required setti...
This article will explain how to add a word count to forum posts.   1. First, click on the forum. 2. Next, click on the SETTINGS tab. 3. You will be taken to a new page. Scroll down until you find_ Attachments and word count_ and click it to expand th...
Adding Twitter Feeds to eClass course pages is a great way to communicate course updates to students, or even filter tweets directly concerning particular courses, or education in general using the hashtag key. Hashtags are words or phrases preceded by a ...
This article outlines how to customize roles in your course to prevent certain users from receiving the email messages normally sent by the Announcements forum or block. The use case would be if you have any administrative users who require access to cont...
This article describes step-by-step how to upload a video directly to your course channel and three ways that you can make it available to your students. In this example, the upload process will automatically publish the video to your course channel and s...
The Yuja platform [https://support.eclass.ualberta.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/486/23/using-the-yuja-enterprise-video-platform] includes a basic video editor that runs from your web browser allowing you to make edits, add titles, and/or combi...
SETTING VIDEO PERMISSIONS (PUBLIC VS. PRIVATE) UPDATE DECEMBER 22, 2021. WITH THE ADDITION OF SSO TO YUJA WE HAVE CHANGED THE THE DEFAULT VIDEO PERMISSIONS FROM PRIVATE TO PUBLIC WITH PORTAL (CCID) AUTHENTICATION. Instructors concerned about video priva...
Instructors can add a self-serve tool called SensusAccess into their eClass course that will provide students with the ability to convert files posted within the course into a variety of accessible alternative formats. For more information on this subject...
This article describes how approved users can access all the courses on eClass that relate to their particular Faculty or Department _without needing to be enrolled directly in those courses_. Some example uses for this type of access are departmental adm...
At the request of the Faculty of Nursing, the eClass team added a site-wide block making it easy for instructors to add links to general U of A policies into their courses. The block can also be configured to have a section with policies pertaining to the...
In non-credit and training course situations, it may be desirable to allow students to receive and print a custom certificate upon completing any requirements set by the course instructor/designer. Certificates can also be added to credit courses, but it ...
NEW IN JUNE 2023, instructors can now add selections of blocks within a single block on their course pages. Multiblocks are added to courses using the standard block creation process [https://support.eclass.ualberta.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/Vie...
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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