Coursework properties

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The coursework properties page allows faculty to easily build a coursework. This page gives a step-by-step instructions on creating a coursework with descriptions for each coursework property.


Contents

[+] Working with coursework

This section describes the usage of coursework for faculty.


[+] Building a coursework

[+] Coursework Title

Enter the coursework title here. This title is associated with the task regardless of the class section. For example, you can create a coursework as: "Chapter 1 Exercises".


[+] Type

Enter the coursework type here. This type is associated with the task regardless of the class section. For example, you can create a coursework as: "Homework".


[+] Inactivate

Coursework cannot be deleted, but it can be inactivated to remove it from view. To inactivate a coursework, check the inactivate box.


[+] Content

This section is for adding the content of the coursework.

  • Description: Enter the coursework description here. You can enter up to 3500 characters.
  • Link to: If additional information is available on the web, enter the web address here.


[+] attach.gif Attached Documents

You can attach documents from the document center to the coursework. The attached documents will be made available to students for viewing or download.


[+] Online Submission Settings

This section is for setting the student submission requirements.

  • You can allow students to submit their assignments online. Both faculty and students will see the date and time of the submission.
  • You can allow students to resubmit their assignments multiple times. With this option, faculty receives only the most recent submission.
  • You can prohibit students from submitting online after the cut off time. Students will not be able to submit their assignments after the cut off time.


[+] quiz.gif Online Quiz Settings

You can attach an online quiz to the coursework.

Note: Online quizzes are available only with the RCampus Enterprise Edition and RCampus Premium Upgrades.


[+] rubric.gif Rubric Settings

You can attach a rubric to the coursework for assessment. If you attach a rubric, students can self-evaluate their assignment quality prior to submission. You can also use the same rubric to grade students' work.

Note: Online rubric scoring is available only with the RCampus Enterprise Edition and RCampus Premium Upgrades.

Note: Self-assessment is available only with the RCampus Enterprise Edition.


[+] grade.gif Grade Settings

You can decide if the coursework will be graded or not. A grade item is a coursework that will be graded (e.g. projects, exams, homework). A non-grade item is a coursework that is solely used for informational/content purposes (e.g. class notes, handouts, syllabi), or assignments that are not graded (e.g. readings, sample quizzes).

Coursework that are graded will be indicated by a (gradeitem.gif) icon. Coursework that are not graded will be indicated by a (content.gif) icon.


[+] Assign to the following classes

This section lists class sections associated with the course. You can assign the same coursework to multiple classes, each with different coursework titles, deadlines and scores.

  • You can customize the coursework title for different class sections. For example, you can title the same coursework "Chapter 1 - due Mon" for Monday's class and "Chapter 1 - due Wed" for Wednesday's class.
  • You can assign different points to the same coursework for different class sections.
  • You can set different deadlines to the same coursework for different class sections.
  • You can preset when students can view and access the coursework title and its content for different class sections. Title access is the date when the coursework title is displayed to students. Content access is the date when students can access the coursework content.


[+] Save & review coursework

Click on save & preview to see how students view the coursework.

[+] How to take class attendance using coursework

[+] Setting up

  1. Create a coursework with the date of attendance as the coursework title (eg. Nov. 4, 2016).
  2. Select Attendance from the drop down menu for coursework type.
  3. Select "Yes" under Grade settings.
    • You can assign points if students get credit for showing up.
    • If you want to hide it from students, enter a future date under Student access dates.
  4. Click on save.


[+] Taking attendance

  1. Open the class gradebook and select the attendance date.
    • If you assigned points to attendance, enter a value in the points column.
    • You can use different letters to track different attendance options in the letter column. (eg. F = Full attendance, P = Partial attendance, L = Late, E = Excused absence, and X = Absent)
  2. Click on save.


[+] How to assign different category weights

  1. Explain in the class syllabus the weighting for each category. (eg. Homework = 30%, Exams = 50%, Presentation = 20%)
  2. Build a coursework and assign points proportionally. (eg. Using a 1000 point system: Homework 1 = 50 points, Homework 2 = 50 points, etc.; Exam 1 = 250 points, Exam 2 = 250 points; Presentation = 200 points)


[+] See also

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