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.

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

Tools

Descriptions

Feature demonstrations

General
General overview of course, project, and portfolio sites
Announcements
Inform site participants of current items of interest
Assignments
Create, distribute, collect, and grade online assignments
Calendar Post items in calendar format Posting a Calendar Item Feature demonstration
Chat Room
Chat online with participants in your site
Creating Multiple Chat Rooms Feature demonstration
Drop Box
Submit documents to be seen only by your instructor
Email Archive
Keep track of site email correspondence
Creating an Alias Feature demonstration
Forums
Communicate through discussion forum topics
Gradebook Manage grades
Lessons (beta)
Organize material to guide students through the learning process
Matrices
Submit information demonstrating accomplishment of learning objectives
Messages
Communicate using internal course mail
News
Use RSS to add dynamic news to your site
Podcasts
Create, store, and distribute multimedia content to site participants via an RSS feed
PostEm
Upload a comma-delimited (CSV) spreadsheet to present feedback to site participants
Preferences
Control how often you are notified of site activity
Presentations
Create learning and showcase portfolios
Resources
Make any kind of material available online
Site Setup Maintain site settings
Syllabus
Post and maintain your official course outline
Tests & Surveys
Administer tests and gather survey information
Web Content
Choose external web sites to display within your worksite
Adding a Web Link Feature demonstration
Wiki Create and update wiki pages


This is document arbl, updated on March 04, 2015.