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Article Last Updated May 2018 It is now possible to generate visual reports that analyze student activity in your course. Instructors have the option to choose from a number of configurable reports that can help them see patterns of student access, enga...
Article Last Updated May 2018 If you are enrolled as an instructor in an eClass course, you can follow the instructions below to add colleagues into your course in any of the different roles available: Designer, TA, Additional Instructor, Non-Editing TA...
Article Last Updated May 2018 To send messages to your entire class, you have two options within eClass: (1) posting in the built-in _Announcements Forum_, or (2) sending eClass messages (similar to SMS) to course participants. You can also message your...
Article Last Updated May 2018 If you have been teaching in eClass for a number of years or are an administrator involved in numerous courses per term, you may wish to remove courses from your Course Overview list. You can now accomplish this easily thro...
Article Last Updated May 2018 eClass allows two different levels of guest access into your Bear Tracks credit courses: 1) Access for guests from within the U of A (who have CCIDs) including teaching colleagues, faculty administrators, interested students...
eClass has a wide range of roles available to allow different users different sets of capabilities in courses. If you have any questions about the different roles and capabilities, please contact IST eClass Support. For Beartracks credit sections, when ...
Article Last Updated January 2019 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 grou...
Article Last Updated May 2018 If you are looking to send an email or get important information to your students, the best tool to do this in eClass is the Announcements forum. By default, all students will receive email messages forwarded from the Annou...
Article Last Updated May 2018 A grouping in eClass is a set of groups. Only after you have created groups [https://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 June 2019 eClass instructors can enable the Self-enrollment method in their course if they want to allow users to enroll themselves by accessing a url to the course and clicking a button for self-enrollment. This method is NOT USUAL...
The recommended process for communicating with the students in your eClass course is to use the Announcements forum, which is automatically created in every eClass course. If you do not see the Announcements forum in your course, consult the article Missi...
The user enroll search feature is kind of quirky in eClass Moodle; Therefore, the surest way to _CONFIRM THAT A USER IS THE CORRECT PERSON YOU ARE TRYING TO ENROLL IS BY KNOWING THEIR CCID._ The searches return on either the full name, CCID, or email addr...
Article Last Updated May 2018 By default, eClass is configured to allow instructors of credit sections to enroll any TAs or additional instructors to their course. To do so, follow the instructions in the article Adding additional users to my eClass cou...
Article Last Updated May 2018 This article will show INSTRUCTORS how to lock down a forum so that no more posts are possible but the existing posts are still visible. This would typically be done after student submissions to a forum in cases where the f...
Article Last Updated May 2018 In some cases, you may wish to set conditions which limit whether a student can access a resource, activity or entire topic based on a number of different criteria, including time range, grade range achieved on previous act...
Article Last Updated October 2018 A NEW ACTIVITY PLUGIN FOR FALL 2017 now 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 o...
In all regular Bear Tracks section on eClass, students are automatically enrolled by the IST eClass Support team. For each section that gets requested, a cohort gets created on Moodle that contains all the students enrolled in that Beartracks section. The...
Article Last Updated May 2018 On eClass, instructors can set up courses so that students can track the completion of items in their course. Items can be marked as complete manually by the students or based on the conditions set by the instructor. Once ac...
Article Last Updated May 2018 If you know that you are going to lose access to an eClass course and you wish to retain the content from the course, you have several options depending on the type of content and your role in the course. IF YOU ARE A STU...
The assignment tool has a wide range of configuration options that make it a powerful tool for assessing students. It can be especially useful in large course sections where there are several options available to streamline working with a high number of s...
Article Last Updated May 2018 Prior to summer 2015, it was possible to conditionally release items within your eClass course by using the Restrict Access settings in conjunction with Activity Completion settings. This process has been refined and improv...
Article Last Updated May 2018 If you have set up groups in your course, you might want to enable the option to filter different course administration pages by those groups. The most common use case for doing this is in the gradebook but this also works ...
Article Last Updated May 2018 Instructors can rate (grade) forum posts as a tool for assessment which will be reflected in the gradebook. Forum ratings can be customized with a specific aggregation method and custom scale (see this article for instructi...
Article Last Updated November 2018 In any eClass course, instructors can run reports that provide a complete record of user activity within that course. These reports are often used for course evaluation purposes or to track participants' course activit...
Article Last Updated May 2018 This article will explain how to change the role of a user that is already enrolled in your course. For instructions on how to enroll someone, see the article Adding Additional Users to my eClass Course [https://support.ctl...
Article Last Updated May 2018 This article will explain how to block students from viewing the participant list in your course. This list is available to students by default in every eClass course. * Click on the GEAR icon on your course main page, t...
Article Last Updated May 2019 ExamLock is a quiz integrity application developed by the IST eClass team. The tool can be installed on mac and windows machines and limits students to a quiz interface while an exam is being completed. ExamLock is installed...
Article Last Updated May 2018 This article features advanced features to filter students by criteria in the Learning Analytics reports in eClass. For basic information on the use of Learning Analytics reports, please see Common Features of Analytics Rep...
Article Last Updated June 2019 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.ctl.ualberta.ca/index.php?/Knowl...
Article Last Updated September 2018 As a student, you may need to sign-up for a group or create your own group in the course. The instructor will add a Group Sign-up block which will become available to you in the course: The Group Sign-up block with ...
Article Last Updated May 2018 TO VIEW AND MANAGE THE USERS IN YOUR COURSE: * Click on the GEAR icon on your course main page, then on MORE. * On the _Course administration_ page, click on the USERS tab then on the ENROLLED USERS link. * To enroll...
Article Last Updated May 2018 The reports in the eClass Analytics plugin include a number of common elements to ease querying your class data. These features are numbered in the image below with detailed descriptions underneath. * This is the "basic"...
Article Last Updated May 2018 By default, only instructors have permission to access learning analytics in eClass courses. But if an instructor chooses to do so, they have the option of changing the default permissions so students could view their own u...
Article Last Updated January 2019 Security features for online exams are important to ensure quiz integrity. eClass offers a range of features that provide varying levels of security and which meet different needs. With the exception of Respondus Lockdow...
Article Last Updated May 2018 The new Learning Analytics plugin in eClass can quickly identify which types of content and specific pieces of content your students access most frequently. Begin by adding an unfiltered content engagement report to your ...
Article Last Updated May 2018 The Content Engagement report can be used to view student accesses to content in your course. The figure below shows an example of such a report filtered over a range in time (for more information on basic filtering see Com...
Article Last Updated May 2018 The learning analytics reports in eClass can be useful to assess student performance and provide tools to contact students who may need assistance. COMPARING STUDENTS TO AVERAGES Using the AVERAGES dropdown in the 'Show ...
Article Last Updated May 2018 This article describes how instructors can use the Analytics plugin in to discover how specific students are interacting with your eClass course. The example below shows the results from a completed course but the same less...
Article Last Updated May 2018 The Engagement Over Time analytics report will display student access counts to content in your course across the range of time specified. The report can be filtered by students (or groups) and by specific pieces of content...
Article Last Updated May 2019 This article outlines how instructors can use the ExamLock Manager to schedule secure exam sessions for students to complete quizzes. Instructors should configure their quizzes first following the instructions at Using ExamL...
Article Last Updated May 2018 The Forum Engagement report can be used to view counts of student access to forums in your course. The figure below shows an example of such a report with no basic filters applied (for more information on basic filtering se...
To get the most out of the analytics plugin [https://support.ctl.ualberta.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/305/14/viewing-learning-analytics-for-eclass-courses] for you and your students, it's helpful to know a bit more about how eClass logs infor...
Article Last Updated May 2018 While groups can be entered manually on eClass, it is possible to create and import groups from a spreadsheet (CSV). This tool can be used only for importing empty groups - students must be added manually after the groups a...
Article Last Updated May 2018 The analytics suite can be configured to send you a weekly report based on criteria that you specify. A weekly criteria report follows the same process as searching for student based on criteria [https://support.ctl.ualbert...
Article Last Updated May 2018 The Forum Posts by User report produces a detailed view of student participation in forums in your course. The report can be configured to include any number of students in your course and can be filtered to only show speci...
Article Last Updated May 2018 The Forum Engagement Over Time analytics report will display student access counts for forums in your course across the range of time specified. The report can be filtered by students (or groups) and by specific pieces of c...
Article Last Updated November 2018 When designing a quiz in eClass, it may be useful to print out some paper copies. Printing quizzes is possible via the following steps: * From the quiz, click on the GEAR icon in the top-right corner of the page, an...
Article Last Updated November 2018 eClass keeps logs of activity by every user at a variety of contexts, and these logs are available to Instructors, TAs, and Category Administrators at any point to gain insight into activities inside of a course. The f...
Article Last Updated January 2019 Instructors will often combine several of their course sections so that general course content only needs to be posted in one place. However, there may still be other content (assignments, quizzes, etc) that are specifi...
Article Last Updated January 2019 If you created a blank course during the course request [https://support.ctl.ualberta.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/62/0/enabling-requesting-your-course-in-eclass] process, but later decide that you would lik...