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How to add an Assignment, a Chat, a Choice, a Database, a Dialogue, a Forum, a Glossary, a Lesson, a Quiz, Questions to a Quiz, a Survey, and a Wiki

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Add an Activity

Here you can find the help resources on activities, activities are generally used in ways that allow the student to interact with the class. Here you can find help on:

  • Adding an Assignment
  • Adding a Chat
  • Adding a Choice
  • Adding a Database
  • Adding a Dialogue
  • Adding an External Tool
  • Adding a Feedback
  • Adding a Forum
  • Adding a Glossary
  • Adding a Lesson
  • Adding a Pearson Custom Link
  • Adding a Pearson MyLab & Mastering Link
  • Adding a Quiz
  • Adding a SCORM package
  • Adding a Survey
  • Adding a UniSA Certificate
  • Adding a Virtual Classroom
  • Adding a Wiki
  • Adding a Workshop

Add an Assignment

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  1. Select Turn editing on.

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  1. Select Add an activity or resource.

Select Assignment

  1. Select Assignment
  2. Select Add

Summative or formative

  1. Select the assignment to create from those defined in the course outline or select to add a Formative or non-assessed activity.
  2. Select Proceed to settings.

Assignment settings part 1

  1. Enter the name of the assignment
  2. Enter a description of the assignment
  3. Select to display the description of the assignment on the course page below the link.
  4. Upload additional files such as templates.

Assignment settings part 2

  1. Complete the availability of the assignment.
  2. Select the appropriate submission type.  Note:  Deselect all submission types to create an offline assessment.
  3. Select the appropriate feedback type.
  4. Upload a Feedback Proforma if required.
  5. Select the submission settings.
  6. Select the group submission settings.
  7. Change the notification settings if required.
  8. Select the grading options if required.
  9. Change the common module settings if required.
  10. Select if you wish to restrict access to the Assignment.
  11. Select if you wish to track activity completion of the Assignment.
  12. Select if you wish to add tags to the Assignment. 
  13. Complete the Additional options.
  14. Complete the Advanced options.
  15. Select Save and return to course.

Add a Chat

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Add a Chat

  1. Select Chat.
  2. Select Add.

Add a chat

  1. Enter the name of the Chat.
  2. Enter the description of the Chat.
  3. Select whether you wish to display the description of the chat on the course page.
  4. Enter the date and time for the Chat.
  5. Select to repeat the Chat.
  6. Select to save the discussion in the Chats.
  7. Select to allow all participants to view the saved discussion of all Chats.
  8. Change the common module settings if required.
  9. Select if you wish to restrict access to the Chat.
  10. Select if you wish to track activity completion of the Chat.
  11. Select if you need to add tags to the chat.
  12. Select Save and return to course.

Add a Choice

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Add a Choice

  1. Select Choice.
  2. Select Add.

Adding a new Choice

  1. Enter the name of the Choice.
  2. Enter a description of the Choice.
  3. Select whether you wish to display the description of the book on the course page.
  4. Select the display mode for the Choice options.
  5. Select whether you wish for the Choice to be updated.
  6. Select whether you wish to allow more than one choice to be selected.
  7. Select whether you wish to limit the number of responses allowed.
  8. Select the first option for the respondents.
  9. If you selected "yes" to option 3, select the limit of responses allowed.
  10. Select if you wish to add more fields to the Choice.
  11. Select to limit the availability of the Choice.
  12. Select open and close dates for the Choice.
  13. Select to allow students to preview the results of the Choice.
  14. Select to allow the results of the Choice to be published to the students.
  15. Select the format of the display of the Choice results.
  16. Select to allow the "Unselected" column to show.
  17. Select to include Choices by participants no longer active.
  18. Change the Common module settings if required.
  19. Select if you wish to restrict access to the Choice.
  20. Select if you wish to track activity completion of the Choice.
  21. Select if you wish to add tags to the Choice.
  22. Select Save and return to course.

Add a Database

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Add a Database

  1. Select Database.
  2. Select Add.

Summative or formative

  1. Select the assignment related to the database to create from those defined in the course outline or select to add a Formative or non-assessed activity.
  2. Select Proceed to settings.

Adding a new Database

  1. Enter the name of the Database.
  2. Enter the description of the Database.
  3. Select whether you wish to display the description of the Database on the course page.
  4. Select to force approval of entries before displayed.
  5. Select to allow editing of approved entries.
  6. Select to allow comments to be added to entries.
  7. Select the number of entries required from the student for the process to be considered complete.
  8. Select the number of entries required by the student before they can view the other entries.
  9. Enter the maximum number of entries allowed from a single student.
  10. Select the date and time from which the Database is available.
  11. Select the date and time from which the Database is "Read only".
  12. Complete the RSS feed options for the Database if required.
  13. Select the grading options if required.
  14. Select the rating options if required.
  15. Enter the grading type
  16. Enter the maximum marks for the assessment.
  17. Select to restrict ratings of items within a date range.
  18. Select the date range to restrict ratings.
  19. Change the Common module settings if required.
  20. Select if you wish to restrict access to the Database.
  21. Select if you wish to track activity completion of the Database.
  22. Select if you wish to add tags to the Database.
  23. Select Save and return to course.

Add a Dialogue

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Add a Dialogue

  1. Select Dialogue.
  2. Select Add.

Adding a new Dialogue

  1. Enter the name of the Dialogue.
  2. Enter an introduction to the Dialogue.
  3. Select maximum attachment size.
  4. Select the maximum number of attachments.
  5. Select if you wish to use course groups

Dialogue settings

  1. Select if you wish to define common module settings
  2. Select if you wish to restrict access.
  3. Select if you wish to track activity completion of the Dialogue.
  4. Select if you wish to add tags to the dialogue.
  5. Select Save and return to course.

Add an External Tool

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Select external tool

  1. Select External tool
  2. Select Add

Add external tool

  1. Enter the name of the External Tool.
  2. Enter the URL for the External Tool.
  3. External Tool setups will generally use default values.  If additional setup requirements are highlighted by the External Tool provider, contact IT for further assistance.***
  4. Select required privacy options.
  5. Select the grading options if required.
  6. Select if you wish to define common module settings.
  7. Select if you wish to restrict access.
  8. Select if you wish to track activity completion of the External Tool.
  9. Select if you wish to add tags to the External Tool.
  10. Select Save and return to course.

Add a Feedback

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  1. Select Feedback.
  2. Select Add.

Add a feedback

  1. Enter the name of the Feedback.
  2. Enter the description of the Feedback.
  3. Select whether you wish to display the description of the Assignment on the course page.
  4. Select the date from which the answers can be entered.
  5. Select the date until which the answers can be entered.
  6. Select whether the responses are anonymous or usernames are shown with responses. 
  7. Select to allow multiple submissions.
  8. Select to allow notifications to be sent to the lecturers when feedback is completed by a student.
  9. Select to enable automated numbering of the questions.
  10. Select to show the analysis page after submissions are complete.
  11. Enter a message to display on completion of the feedback.
  12. Enter an activity name to launch instead of just returning to the course page on completion of the feedback.
  13. Select if you wish to define common module settings
  14. Select if you wish to restrict access.
  15. Select if you wish to track activity completion of the Feedback.
  16. Select if you wish to add tags to the Feedback.
  17. Select Save and return to course.

Add a Forum

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Add a Forum

  1. Select Forum.
  2. Select Add.

Select the assessment method

  1. Select the assignment to create from those defined in the course outline or select to add a Formative or non-assessed activity.
  2. Select Proceed to settings.

Adding a new Forum

  1. Enter the name of the Forum.
  2. Enter a description of the Forum.
    Note - this is a required field.
  3. Select whether you wish to display the description of the Forum on the course page.
  4. Select the Forum type.
    Note - the default forum type is a Standard forum for general use.

Forum settings

  1. Select whether you wish to enable attachments and a word count.
  2. Complete the subscription and tracking options if required.
  3. Complete the RSS feed options for the Forum if required.
  4. Complete the threshold for blocking Forum responses if required.
  5. Select the grading options if required.
  6. Select the rating options if required.
  7. Change the Common module settings if required.
  8. Select if you wish to restrict access to the Forum.
  9. Select if you wish to track activity completion of the Forum.
  10. Select if you wish to add tags to the Forum.
  11. Select Save and return to course.

Forum daily digest settings

New feature Remove read posts for daily digest email

A recently added feature is the ability to remove any forum post that you have already read from the daily digest email you receive. this feature is not automatically activated and you  will need to enable it.Follow the process below to do so.

Access your Profile

Access profile

  1. Hover over your name.
  2. Hover over Preferences.
  3. Select User. 

Your user preferences will open

select forum settings

  1. Select Forum preferences to access the various settings you can alter for forums.

email only new posts

  1. Select to receive a daily digest or each post.
  2. Select auto-subscribe preference.
  3. Ensure that Forum tracking is enabled by selecting Yes: highlight new posts for me. This is a useful feature even if you do not wish to remove read posts from your daily digest as it will show you how many posts you have not read in particular forum and also which ones they are. 
  4. Select Yes: email all digested new post to me.
  5. Select Save changes.

Add a Glossary

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Add a Glossary

  1. Select Glossary.
  2. Select Add.

Adding a new Glossary

  1. Enter the name of the Glossary.
  2. Enter a description of the Glossary.
  3. Select whether you wish to display the description of the Glossary on the course page.
  4. Select whether you wish for the Glossary to be global.
  5. Select the Glossary type.
    Note - the default Glossary type is a Secondary Glossary.
  6. Select to allow entries to be approved by default.
  7. Select to always allow editing.
  8. Select to allow duplicate entries.
  9. Select to allow comments to be added to entries.
  10. Select to automatically link entries.
  11. Select the glossary display format.
  12. Select the display format used when the entries are being approved.
  13. Enter the number of entries shown per page.
  14. Select to show alphabet links.
  15. Select to allow all entries to students.
  16. Select to allow browsing using special characters such as "*" and "#".
  17. Select to allow the print view of the entries.
  18. Select to allow an RSS feed to be set up for the glossary.
  19. Select the number of entries to include in the RSS feed.
  20. Enter the grade to pass if required.
  21. Select to rate the glossary entries.
  22. Select the method of rating and maximum mark if required.
  23. Select to restrict ratings to entries within a specific date range.
  24. Select the date range for rating restrictions if required.
  25. Change the Common module settings if required.
  26. Select if you wish to restrict access to the Glossary.
  27. Select if you wish to track activity completion of the Glossary.
  28. Select if you wish to associate tags with the Glossary.
  29. Select Save and return to course.

Add a Lesson

Caution: Before using the Lesson Activity please contact learnonline Help to advise us of your interest.

The Technology Enhanced Learning team will then discuss some issues you should be aware of before using the Lesson Activity and ensure you receive adequate support if you proceed.

Overview

For a student, a lesson is a series of interactive pages that require a choice on their part before the next page appears.

The choice determines the way the lesson appears to the student. The lesson can be a series of pages presented in a linear fashion, like a slide show, or presented in a non-linear, branching manner, or a combination of the two. The Course Coordinator can use the Lesson settings to create a different student experience for each lesson. There are also special navigation pages that the Course Coordinator may use to change the way parts of the lesson are viewed by students.

The student's choice generally drives the lesson. For example, a particular answer might send the student back in the lesson for a review, while another answer will advance the student to a new page. The lesson can be scored with the use of questions for a grade, or used simply as a resource of non-graded pages or a combination of both.

 

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Add a Lesson

  1. Select Lesson.
  2. Select Add.

Select assessment type

  1. Select the related summative assessment or Formative or non-assessed activity.
  2. Select Proceed to settings.

Add a lesson

  1. Enter the name of the Lesson.
  2. Enter the description of the Lesson.
  3. Select whether you wish to display the description of the Lesson on the course page.
  4. Select to define appearance settings.
  5. Select to define availability.
  6. Select to define flow control settings.
  7. Select to define grade settings.
  8. Select if you wish to define common module settings
  9. Select if you wish to restrict access.
  10. Select if you wish to track activity completion of the Lesson.
  11. Select if you wish to add tags to the Lesson.
  12. Select Save and return to course.

Lesson Appearance Settings

Lesson appearance settings

  1. Select to add a media file for use during the Lesson.
  2. Select to display the progress bar at the bottom of the Lesson page.
  3. Select to display an ongoing score on each page of the Lesson.
  4. Select to allow students to navigate through the lesson via a list of pages.
  5. Enter to display the menu only on subsequent attempts after the student has attained a minimum grade.
  6. Select to display the lesson as a slideshow.
  7. Select to force the maximum number of answers used in the lesson.  If true/false questions, this will be set to 2.  Relates only to display for the lecturer.
  8. Enable default feedback to be displayed for answers if an alternative is not entered.
  9. Provide the link to another activity in the course.

Lesson Flow Control Settings

Lesson control settings

  1. Select to allow the student to review their answers from the beginning of the lesson.
  2. If selected, the student will be given the option to reattempt an incorrect question immediately for no score or just continue the lesson.
  3. Select the maximum number of attempts allowed for each question.
  4. Select to force the lesson to follow the sequential path or display pages in a random order.
  5. Set the number of pages to display in the lesson if step 4 is not sequential page display.

Lesson Grade Settings

Lesson grade settings

  1. Select the type of grade allocated to the lesson.
  2. Select the maximum mark allocated to the lesson.
  3. Enter the grade required to pass the activity.
  4. Select to allow the student do perform a practice run of the lesson where the score is not recorded in the gradebook.
  5. If selected, a unique positive or negative number can be allocated to each answer in the lesson.
  6. Select if the student can complete the lesson more than once.
  7. If option 6 is selected, set to determine if the final grade for the student is a mean, maximum or minimum score.
  8. Select the minimum number of questions used to calculate a grade for the lesson.

Add a Pearson or MyLab link

Links to Pearson resources will be initiated by the personnel and help facilities at Pearson.

Add a Quiz

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Add a Quiz

  1. Select Quiz.
  2. Select Add.

Select assessment method

  1. Select the assessment defined in the course outline or select Formative or non-assessed activity.
  2. Select Proceed to settings.

Adding a new Quiz

  1. Enter the name of the Quiz.
  2. Enter a description of the Quiz.
  3. Select whether you wish to display the description of the Quiz on the course page.
  4. Select the date and time to open the Quiz.
  5. Select the date and time to close the Quiz.
  6. Set the time limit for the Quiz.
  7. Set the action taken if a student has logged out but not yet submitted their quiz at the completion time.
  8. Set the grace period the option in step 7 is set to "Allow a grace period to submit, but not change any responses' if a student is working on the quiz at the completion time.

Quiz settings

  1. Select the grading method of your Quiz if required.
  2. Select the layout of your Quiz if required.
  3. Select how you wish the questions to behave (such as shuffle, etc).
  4. Select the review options of the Quiz.
  5. Select the display options of the Quiz.
  6. Select whether you wish to have extra restrictions on quiz attempts.
  7. Select the overall feedback options.
  8. Change the Common module settings if required.
  9. Select if you wish to restrict access to the Quiz.
  10. Select if you wish to track activity completion of the Quiz.
  11. Select if you wish to add tags to the Quiz.
  12. Select Save and return to course.

Add a Question to a Quiz

Select quiz

  1. Select the quiz you wish to add questions to.

Edit quiz

  1. Select Edit quiz.

add questions

  1. Select Add.

A new question

Choose

  1. A new question
  2. An existing question from question bank
  3. A random question

Question type

  1. Select the question type you wish to add and view the description associated with its use.
  2. Select Add.

Add description

  1. If a description is required within the quiz, select Description.
  2. Select Add.

Add a SCORM package

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Select SCORM package

  1. Select SCORM package.
  2. Select Add.

Select assessment method

  1. Select the assessment activity defined in the Course Outline or Formative or non-assessed activity.
  2. Select Proceed to settings.

Adding a SCORM package

  1. Enter the name of the SCORM package.
  2. Enter the description of the SCORM package.
  3. Select to display the description on the course webpage.
  4. Select the "zip" or "pif" file containing the course descriptions.
  5. Select to force the package to download and update automatically.

SCORM settings

  1. Select appearance options if required.
  2. Select availability options if required.
  3. Select the grading options if required.
  4. Select the attempts options if required.
  5. Select the compatibility settings if required.
  6. Select if you wish to define common module settings
  7. Select if you wish to restrict access.
  8. Select if you wish to track activity completion of the Dialogue.
  9. Select if you wish to add tags to the dialogue.
  10. Select Save and return to course.

Add a Survey

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Add a Survey

  1. Select Survey.
  2. Select Add.

Adding a new Survey

  1. Enter the name of the Survey.
  2. Select the Survey type.
    Note - there are several forum types - ATTLS (20 item version), Critical Incidents, COLLES (Actual), COLLES (Preferred and Actual) and COLLES (Preferred)
  3. Enter a description for the Survey.
  4. Select to display the description on the course page.
  5. Change the Common module settings if required.
  6. Select if you wish to restrict access to the Survey.
  7. Select if you wish to track activity completion of the Survey.
  8. Select if you with to add tags to the Survey.
  9. Select Save and return to course.

Add a Virtual Classroom

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Select Virtual Classroom

  1. Select Virtual classroom
  2. Select Add

Virtual Classroom Settings

  1. Enter a name for your virtual classroom in Meeting title.  Recommendations for the format of this is a meaningful title, course code, study period and year.
  2. Enter an introduction about the virtual classroom in Intro.
  3. Leave Meeting URL blank. This will be created for you.
  4. Select the Meeting type. The default Public is standard as only enrolled students can see the link on your Course site.
  5. Select the required Meeting Template if required.  The default is the standard template.
  6. Select the Start time.
  7. Select the End time. If the virtual classroom is to remain open for the entire study period, the End time should be set to the date of the last teaching week.
  8. Only change Visible between Hide or Show.
  9. Select if you wish to restrict access.
  10. Select if you wish to track activity completion of the Virtual Classroom.
  11. Select if you wish to add tags to the Virtual Classroom.
  12. Select Save and return to course.

View help details Virtual Classroom for additional details related to how virtual classroom is used and set up.

Add a Wiki

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Add a Wiki

  1. Select Wiki.
  2. Select Add.

Adding a new Wiki

  1. Enter the name of the Wiki.
  2. Enter a description of the Wiki.
  3. Select whether you wish to display the description of the Wiki on the course page.
  4. Select the Wiki mode - collaborative or individual.
  5. Enter the name of the first page of the Wiki.
  6. Select the format of the Wiki.
  7. Change the Common module settings if required.
  8. Select if you wish to restrict access to the Wiki.
  9. Select if you wish to track activity completion of the Wiki.
  10. Select to add tags to the Wiki.
  11. Select Save and return to course.

Add a Workshop

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Select Workshop

  1. Select Workshop.
  2. Select Add.

Adding a workshop

  1. Enter the name of the Workshop.
  2. Enter a description of the Workshop.
  3. Select to include the description on the course page.
  4. Select the grading strategy.
  5. Select the percentage of the grade allocated to the student's submission.
  6. Enter a grade to pass this component if necessary.
  7. Select the percentage of the grade allocated to the student's feedback.
  8. Enter a grade to pass this component if necessary.
  9. Enter the number of decimal places in the grade.

Workshop settings

  1. Select the submission settings as necessary.
  2. Select the assessment settings as necessary.
  3. Select the feedback settings as necessary.
  4. Select the example submissions settings as necessary.
  5. Select the availability settings as necessary.
  6. Select if you wish to define common module settings
  7. Select if you wish to restrict access.
  8. Select if you wish to track activity completion of the Dialogue.
  9. Select if you wish to add tags to the dialogue.
  10. Select Save and return to course.