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Jul 10 2017

An "Exam Dates" Section in Your Syllabus

The School of Public Health frequently surveys students about their experiences during their graduate degree programs. One piece of feedback that has come up repeatedly in these surveys is a desire by students to know the dates of the midterm and, especially, final exams before the term begins. This gives students the opportunity to plan ahead for the coming term and hopefully avoid taking a course load that puts multiple final exams on the same day.

To help facilitate this process, the JHSPH Committee on Academic Standards asked the CoursePlus team to add a recommended "Exam Dates" section to the Syllabus Builder tool. We've done that:

The exam dates section highlighted in the "New Section" drop-down.

When you click on the "+ New Section" button in the Syllabus Builder, you'll see a pre-made section for "Exam Dates." You can enter your exam dates and students can see this information before they register for courses, enabling them to better plan their academic schedules.

Posted by Brian Klaas at 12:12 PM - Categories: CoursePlus

Jun 6 2017

Logging of Quiz Setup Changes

The Quiz Generator tool has added a number of important and useful new logging features in the past year, including the logging of special permissions changes for a quiz, when students took less than 10% of the allotted time for the quiz, and the enhanced logging of a student's activity in CoursePlus while taking a quiz. 

We've just added even more logging information, but this time it's specific to the setup of a quiz, and is only visible to the faculty, TAs, and staff working on a quiz. 

First, you can now see a log of all changes made to the quiz setup on the main quiz setup form:

Location of link to view log of setup changes

This log shows all changes you make to all the options on that form. Click the "View log of quiz setup changes" link to see the log of changes made to the setup by anyone on your course instructional team.

Second, there is now a log of all questions that have been added to or removed from this quiz during the current course offering. This is particularly useful if multiple people are working on a quiz or exam and you want to know who added or removed a specific question.

The link to display the log of adding/removing questions from a quiz

The link to this log only appears on the "Add/Remove/Edit Questions" view inside the quiz question manager. 

Please also note that only changes made during the current offering of the course are logged. Changes made in a previous offering of the course (eg; the prior year's verison of the course) are not shown.

We hope that this helps you answer questions about changes made to the setup of your quizzes!

Posted by Brian Klaas at 8:23 AM - Categories: CoursePlus

May 12 2017

Reminder: Access to AY15-16 Courses Ends May 31, 2017

Access to academic year 2015-2016 courses ends on May 31, 2017. This is in line with the policy for access to CoursePlus websites. The policy states that access to a CoursePlus site is enabled for the academic year in which the course is offered and following academic year. For example, if a course occurred in the third term of the 2015-2016 academic year, a student enrolled in the course has access to the CoursePlus site until the end of the 2016-2017 academic year. After that point, access to that CoursePlus site is terminated.

If you need materials from a CoursePlus site in the 2015-2016 academic year, please download them before May 31, 2017, as you will not be able to access the sites from the 2015-2016 academic year after that time.

Posted by Brian Klaas at 9:06 AM - Categories: CoursePlus

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Apr 13

Grant Special Access to a Page Builder Page

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Apr 4

Interface Refresh for the On-Campus Class Sessions Tool

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