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Article Last Updated September 2021 The eClass External system is available for use by any U of A Faculty or Staff with courses that require the participation of non-U of A (non-CCID) participants. The system is available for access at https://eclass-cpd...
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 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 July 2021 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 on...
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 July 2021 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 allo...
Article Last Updated June 2021 This article describes how instructors can use the Stream2 Media suite to upload or record media into their course to allow students to easily access video content. Stream2 is an integrated cloud service that stores media ...
Article Last Updated June 2021 There are two major kinds of blogs in eClass: blogs that can be added to course pages, and personal blogs that are external to eClass but are included in a course via the HTML editor. These blogs are generally available to...
Article Last Updated June 2021 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 ...
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 December 2020 This article describes how instructors can add Crowdmark assessments (assignments and exams) to their course. This type of assessment will transfer your student roster directly from eClass to the Crowdmark system and a...
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 May 2020 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 ...
Article Last Updated August 2021 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 edita...
Article Last Updated June 2021 This article assumes that you have a CCID, can access your google calendar through the 'Email & Apps' link, and have added some events to your calendar. First, click on the settings button to the right of the name of the...
Article Last Updated September 2021 This article describes how instructors can use the PDF Annotation activity as an interactive tool for social annotation in their course. This tool allows instructors to upload PDF files to have students markup the tex...
Article Last Updated June 2021 In non-credit and training course situations, it may be useful to have students print a custom certificate upon completing any requirements set by the course instructor/designer. Certificates can be set to be released for ...
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 Homew...
Article Last Updated July 2021 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 handwri...
Article Last Updated June 2021 This article will explain how to setup 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: THI...
Article Last Updated September 2021 (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 abbreviation for HTML5 Package). Any pre-existing H5P activities c...
Article Last Updated June 2021 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 ho...
Article Last Updated June 2021 Instructors can now create H5P interactive activities directly in their eClass courses. H5P ( ) activities are interactive learning objects based on a range of open-source templates that can now be used as gradeable activi...
Article Last Updated June 2021 As an extension of the Groups/Groupings [http://support.eclass.ualberta.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/List/Index/33/working-with-groups] functionality, the GROUP SIGN-UP BLOCK allows students to create groups or join pre-cre...
Article Last Updated July 2021 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...
Article Last Updated May 2018 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...
Article Last Updated June 2019 The Collapsed Topics with Collapsed Labels course format provides instructors an additional mechanism for shortening the length of their course in eClass. As with all the other available course formats [http://support.ecla...
Article Last Updated May 2018 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 ...
Article Last Updated May 2018 A NEW FEATURE ADDED IN SUMMER 2017 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 (...
Article Last Updated June 2021 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 ico...
Article Last Updated June 2021 This article will explain how to add a word count to forum posts. 1. First, click on the forum. 2. Next, click on the GEAR icon, then on EDIT SETTINGS. 3. You will be taken to a new page. Scroll down until you find_ ...
Article Last Updated June 2021 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...
Article Last Updated July 2021 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 [ht...
Article Last Updated June 2021 NEW IN JUNE 2021, 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 altern...
Article Last Updated November 2021 This article outlines the main functions available for instructors using the YUJA enterprise video platform. Instructors will need to add the tool to their courses [https://support.eclass.ualberta.ca/index.php?/Knowled...
Article Last Updated June 2021 Students can now use the Stream2 media tool to record or upload video presentations directly into eClass [http://support.ctl.ualberta.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/456/1/submitting-video-presentations-using-stre...
Article Last Updated November 2021 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 su...
Article Last Updated July 2021 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 sectio...
Article Last Updated November 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 acc...