Features

Oncourse offers many features to help instructors and students collaborate and learn more effectively. You will find a brief description of each available tool below. For a more detailed description of a topic, click the appropriate link under "Tools". You can also view multimedia feature demonstrations related to each tool.

Feature demonstrations include audio; links open new windows.

For more training and support resources, see Training and support.

Tools

Descriptions

Feature demonstrations

General General overview of course, project, and portfolio sites Requesting a Practice Site
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Customizing Tabs
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Adding and Removing Tools
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Reordering Tools for a Site
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Pasting from Word
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Viewing Photos of Site Participants
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Adding a Picture to Your Profile
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Announcements Inform site participants of current items of interest
Posting an Item 
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Posting to a Group
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Assignments Create, distribute, collect, and grade online assignments Adding an Item 
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Reordering Items 
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Editing, Duplicating, or Removing an Assignment 
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Downloading and Uploading All Submissions 
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Providing Grades and Feedback 
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Submitting an Assignment 
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Resubmitting an Item 
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Overriding the Allowed Number of Resubmissions 
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Calendar Post items in calendar format Posting a Calendar Item 
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Chat Room Chat online with participants in your site Creating Multiple Chat Rooms 
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Drop Box Submit documents to be seen only by your instructor Adding an Item to the Drop Box 
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Email Archive Keep track of site email correspondence Sending Email from Microsoft Outlook 
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Creating a Site Distribution Email List 
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Forums Communicate through discussion forum topics Creating Forums and Topics
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Posting a New Conversation
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Reading and Replying to a Forum Message
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Grading a Post
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Changing Permission Settings
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Reordering Forums and Topics
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Viewing Statistics
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Gradebook Manage grades Changing Grade Type
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Adding an Item
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Adding Items in Bulk
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Editing an Item
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Hiding Course Grade
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Removing a Gradebook Item from Calculated Grade
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Importing Individual Gradebook Items from a Spreadsheet
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Viewing Scores by Group
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Viewing Cumulative Scores
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Lessons (beta) Organize material to guide students through the learning process Adding Content
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Settings
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Adding, Editing, and Removing Text
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Adding, Editing, and Deleting Resources
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Adding, Editing, and Deleting Multimedia
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Adding and Editing Assignments
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Matrices Submit information demonstrating accomplishment of learning objectives Using the Matrices Tool
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Attaching a File to a Matrix
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Messages Communicate using internal course mail Sending a Message 
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Reading and Replying to Messages 
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News Use RSS to add dynamic news to your site Adding Dynamic News to a Site 
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Podcasts Create, store, and distribute multimedia content to site participants via an RSS feed Adding an Episode
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Subscribing to a Podcast Using iTunes
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Recording a Podcast
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PostEm Upload a comma-delimited (CSV) spreadsheet to present feedback to site participants Uploading Files
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Checking Participant Access to Feedback
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Viewing Feedback
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Preferences Control how often you are notified of site activity Editing Notification Preferences 
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Customizing Tabs 
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Presentations Create learning and showcase portfolios Using the Presentations Tool
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Creating a Public Folder
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Resources Make any kind of material available online Adding a File 
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Mapping a Network Drive 
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Creating a Public Folder
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Site Setup Maintain site settings Adding and Removing Tools
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Reordering Tools for a Site
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Adding Participants 
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Creating Groups
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Reusing Content from Other Sites
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Combining Rosters
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Syllabus Post and maintain your official course outline Adding a New Syllabus Item 
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Adding and Editing a Draft Item 
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Redirecting the Syllabus to a Word File
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Adding an Attachment 
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Tests & Surveys Administer tests and gather survey information Creating a New Assessment
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Creating a Test Using Markup Text
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Settings Overview
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Publishing a Test
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Editing a Published Test
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Creating a Question Pool
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Managing Question Pools
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Viewing Test Results and Grading a Test
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User Activity Report
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Grading Short Answer and Essay Questions
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Moving Assessments Using the Site Setup Tool
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Taking a Linear Test
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Taking a Non-Linear Test
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Using Mark for Review
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Viewing Grades and Feedback
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Viewing Immediate Feedback
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Web Content Choose external web sites to display within your worksite Customizing a Web Content Item
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Wiki Create and update wiki pages Adding and Editing Pages 
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Adding Links to a Wiki Page 
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Adding an Image to a Wiki Page
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Viewing History of a Wiki Page
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This is document arbl, updated on April 11, 2014.