Student Group Tools
When a course instructor creates a group, they have a number of tools that they can enable for their students. Many of these tools are also availble for general course use.
Only course instructors, teaching assistants, and content builders can create groups and give them access to these tools. Students can access their group's content pages by clicking on Groups on the side menu, or by expanding the My Groups toolbar and selecting a tool from there.
Student Group ToolsWithin a group, students have access to course builder tools in order to facilitate group participation. The following list provides general descriptions of each feature as well as a link to the pages to the faculty help pages.
|Blogs||Sets up a shared blog for the whole group. Entries can be posted by any member. Can be graded.|
|Collaboration||Provides the group with a private chatroom.|
|Discussion Board||A private discussion board is created for the group.|
|Send Email||Members of the group can send emails to the whole group.|
|File Exchange||Group members can upload and download files for simple transfer and storage.|
|Journals||Similar to a private blog. Can be graded.|
|Tasks||Students and instructors can define tasks for themselves and mark off as they complete them.|
|Wikis||Creates a private wiki for group access. Can be graded.|
Each of these features can be enabled or disabled per group by a course builder, teaching assistant, or instructor.
Group HomepageStudents can access their group's homepage by clicking on Groups on the side menu, or by expanding the My Groups toolbar and selecting Group Homepage.
|Alerts||View course announcements and alerts.|
|Calculator||A basic calculator tool.|
|Content Collection: Course Content||Display links to the content collection folders for the courses you are enrolled in. Note: You must have permission to a folder to view it.|
|Dictionary||Search and display a dictionary for definitions.|
|My Announcements||Display institution, organization and course announcements that are relevant to you.|
|My Calendar||Display institution, organization and course calendar events that are relevant to you.|
|My Tasks||Display personal tasks.|
|Needs Attention||Creates a private wiki for group access. Can be graded.|
|Report Card||Display your grades.|
|Textpad||Create HTML formatted text using the Manage Textpad Module Settings.|
|Thesaurus||Search and display a thesaurus for synonyms and antonyms of words.|
|To Do||Keep on top of your course work. Display all items due and past due for your courses.|
|What's New||Keep up to date with your courses. Display notices of what is new in your enrolled courses.|
Last modified: Sep 29, 2012, 11:45 EDT