1 MyMathLab / MyStatLab Advanced Interactive Training Guide
2 MYMATHLAB/MYSTATLAB ADVANCED Lesson 1 Manage Multiple Courses Lesson 2 Export Grades Lesson 3 Transfer Students Lesson 4 Design the Course Menu Lesson 5 Add Course Content Lesson 6 Upload Course Content Lesson 7 Set up Your Course for the Next Term Within your reading you will notice the following icons: Click to watch a video showing you the steps for completing the activity. Click to start a practice module where you can Work through the steps of an interactive simulation to complete the activity. Read best practices tips and strategies for implementing a feature in your course. Read important notes regarding a feature. Click to open up the relevant Instructor Help page for the topic.
3 In this lesson, you will learn how to: MyMathLab/MyStatLab Advanced LESSON 1 MANAGE MULTIPLE COURSES Set up a course group Manage a course group Add Section Instructors to a course Set up a course group A course group contains: A coordinator course - The master course used as the template for all the courses in the course group. Students should not be enrolled in coordinator courses. Member courses - Copies of the coordinator course that are linked to the coordinator and are used to teach each section in the course group. Students are enrolled in the member courses. In this lesson, you will set up a course group to manage several sections of the same course. 1. Create the coordinator course. You can either create a new course that will be the coordinator course or convert an existing course to a coordinator course. Note: Courses that have student enrollment cannot be converted to a coordinator course. Enter the course and on the course Home Page, click modify settings at the top left of the page and select Edit MML Settings. On the Course Settings Summary page, click Edit to the right of the General Settings section. In Step 1 of the Edit Course wizard, select Coordinator from the course type dropdown list.
4 Tip: Give your coordinator course a name that clearly indicates it is a template course or master course. 2. Customize the course access level for the member instructors. Click Step 4 to go to the Course Access step. On this page, you can select the default course level access setting for member instructors. Access levels range from full instructor access to Read-Only access. For this lesson, accept the default Section Instructor access. Check the box to allow member instructors to Edit the Ask My Instructor address and Edit the course roster. Click Save to save your changes, and click OK in the pop-up alert window. Tip: The coordinator instructor can grant different levels of access to each member instructor by editing the roster in the member course Gradebook. 3. Make the coordinator course available for copying. If other instructors will be copying your coordinator course, you must make this course available for copying. In the Courses page, click Details for the coordinator course. In the Course Details page, click Course Settings. In the Course Settings page, click Course Dates, Type and Copy Settings. In the Edit Course Dates, Type and Copy Settings page, select the Available For Copy option at the bottom of the page. Click Save to save your changes.
5 4. Create the member courses. Once the coordinator course is ready for copying, provide the Course ID of the coordinator course to each member instructor. The member instructors will log in to MyMathLab and copy your coordinator course. Tip: Changes made to menu and content pages in the coordinator course are not inherited by the member courses. Therefore, you should complete all customization in these areas of the coordinator course before you create the member courses. Each copied course will automatically become a member of the course group, and will be listed on the Group Admin step of the MML Settings page. Manage a course group Member courses remain linked to the coordinator course unless removed from the group. While the member course is part of the course group, some privileges may be restricted. In this lesson, you will learn how to manage assignments in the coordinator and member courses and how to remove a member course from the course group. 1. Manage assignments in the coordinator course. Any changes made to the coordinator course in the following areas: Announcements Manager, Homework/Test Manager, Study Plan Manager, Gradebook, and MML Settings are automatically inherited by all the member sections in the course group. Green highlighting at the top of these pages indicates that you are working in the coordinator course. Note: If you change any settings in the Change Dates & Assign Status page of the coordinator course, click Update changes only to ensure that only the new settings will be applied to the member courses. If you click Update all settings, your new settings plus any existing settings will apply to the member courses. For example, if you are only changing the passwords for several tests and member instructors have customized the test due dates, clicking Update all settings will override not only the test passwords but also the test due dates.
6 2. Manage assignments in the member course. Coordinator course assignments are identified with a green diamond in member courses. Customization of these assignments by the member instructor depends on the access level the member instructor has in the course. Click the Actions dropdown list for an assignment to view the list of permitted actions. If the coordinator allows the member instructor to create new assignments, these assignments will only appear in the member course and will not affect the coordinator course or other member courses. 3. Remove a member course from the course group. In some cases, a member course may need to be removed from its course group. Once a member course is removed from a course group, it cannot rejoin the group. To remove a member course, log in to the coordinator course and navigate to the MML Settings page. In the Group Admin step, click Remove from Group to the right of the member course you want to remove. Click Save to remove the course.
7 Note: Check the Member Settings box if you want to allow member courses to remove themselves from the group. Add Section Instructors to a course When you are the primary instructor of a course, you can assign the role of section instructor to teaching assistants, graders, or other individuals you want to give access to your course. In this lesson, you will practice adding a teaching assistant to your course. 1. Enroll the teaching assistant as a student in your course. Provide the Course ID for your course and a MyMathLab student access code to the teaching assistant and have the teaching assistant enroll as a student in your course. 2. Change the teaching assistant's status to Section Instructor. Log in as the primary instructor and enter the course. Click Course Tools in the course menu, and then click Course Roster. The teaching assistant's name shows up as a student in your course. Click Student in the Role column for the teaching assistant and select Section Instructor in the pop-up box. Close the box, then click Save in the Course Roster window. Click Close in the confirmation window.
8 3. Customize the access level for the teaching assistant. If desired, you can further customize the course access level for the teaching assistant. In the Gradebook, select Manage Instructor Access from the More Gradebook Tools dropdown list. The teaching assistant is listed under Section Instructors in the roster. Click the Access dropdown list for the teaching assistant to change the level of access. If you choose Custom access, you can customize the course level access by selecting the privileges allowed. Tip: Create an instructor account with Read-Only access to allow other instructors to review your course assignments, Study Plan, and Gradebook settings.
9 In this lesson, you will learn how to: Generate a Quick Export Generate an Advanced Export Generate a Quick Export MyMathLab/MyStatLab Advanced LESSON 2 EXPORT GRADES You can export information from the Gradebook to a.csv (comma-separated value) file that can be opened by any spreadsheet application, such as Microsoft Excel. Quick Exports are available immediately onscreen and allow you to choose from a variety of data sets. In this lesson, you will practice generating a Quick Export of all homework assignment grades. 1. Open the Quick Export page. In the Gradebook, click Export Data and select Quick Export from the dropdown list. Note: If you access the Quick Export page from a coordinator course, the page opens with a checklist of member courses. You can select which courses in the course group to include in your report; data for each course is exported to a separate file. 2. Select the data set you wish to export. The available data sets you can export are Homework, Quizzes, Tests, Sample Tests, Other, Study Plan, Overview of student averages, and Item Analysis.
10 Tip: Use the Item Analysis report to check student understanding of specific objectives in an assignment. For this lesson, select the Homework data set. You can then choose the assignments and chapters you want to export, the score format for the exported data, and whether to include the date and time that the assignment was worked. 3. Download the data file. For this lesson, accept the default options and click Download Data. Follow the instructions in the pop-up window to download the file to your computer. Alternatively, you can preview the file by clicking on the file link at the bottom of the instructions. Note: Omitted assignment results are not included in the exported file. Generate an Advanced Export You can export more detailed information from the Gradebook by generating an Advanced Export. In this lesson, you will practice generating an Advanced Export of all scores from Chapter 1.
11 Tip: For example, you can design a report that shows how much time students have spent in their Study Plans, or you can see how specific students have performed on the assignments in a specific chapter as well as compile scores for your course for end-of-term reporting. 1. Open the Advanced Export page. In the Gradebook, click Export Data and select Advanced Export from the dropdown list. Note: If you access the Advanced Export page from a coordinator course, the page opens with a checklist of member courses. You can select which courses in the course group to include in your report and decide if you want the export in one file or a separate file for each member course. 2. Enter the name for the export. All advanced exports require extra time for processing, and your export will be saved as a file. For this lesson, enter "My First Advanced Export" in Export Name box. 3. Select the export type. You can choose to export Student Assignment Results, Student Performance by Chapter, or Item Analysis. For this lesson, select Student Assignment Results from the dropdown list. Tip: Use the Student Performance by Chapter report to track student learning by objective. 4. Select the Spreadsheet Layout. You can choose from four spreadsheet layouts: MyLab/XL format, Blackboard 6/7 format, Blackboard 8/9 format, or Vista/CE (WebCT) format, depending on how you want to use the exported data. For this lesson, select the MyLab/XL format. 5. Customize the report. You can specify the Students, Date Submitted Range, Gradebook Category, Assignments, Chapters, Scores, Score Format, Score precision, and Other Data for your report. For this lesson, customize the report by selecting Chapter 1. Click Submit Request when you are ready to generate your exported report. Your request will be processed in the order in which it was received, and an will be sent to your address on file when your export is available. Tip: At the end of the term, export all assignment data for record-keeping purposes. Be sure to allow extra time at the end of a term for processing.
12 6. Retrieve your export file. After you receive an notification that your advanced export is posted, go to the Gradebook, click Export Data and select Retrieve Advanced Export from the dropdown list. Click the link to open or download the.csv file. Note: Advanced exports are usually available within 24 hours, and are removed 30 days after they become available.
13 In this lesson, you will learn how to: MyMathLab/MyStatLab Advanced LESSON 3 TRANSFER STUDENTS Manage students in the destination course Manage students in the source course Manage students in the destination course Students can transfer from one MyMathLab course to another that uses the same textbook by enrolling in the new course. In this lesson, you will learn how to manage the Gradebook in the destination course for a student that was recently transferred into the course. 1. Get the student enrolled in the destination course. The student self-enrolls in the destination course by clicking Enroll in Another Course on the home page. You will need to give the student the Course ID for your destination course. 2. Clear the Study Plan for the student. Once the student is enrolled in your destination course, all sample test results and Study Plan records are automatically transferred over. The Clear Study Plan page lets you clear these records, if desired. In the Gradebook, select Clear Study Plan from the More Gradebook Tools dropdown list. You will see a list of students in your course. Click Clear for the first student. In the pop-up window, enter today s date in the date box. All Study Plan work and sample test results prior to this date will be deleted. Check the box to clear the record of skills mastered and needing study, and click OK.
14 A warning box pops up to let you know that the operation cannot be undone. Click OK to continue. The Clear Study Plan page is refreshed, and today s date is displayed in the Date Cleared box to the right of your name. 3. Import results from the source course. If the source and destination courses share assignments with the same names and point values, you can import assignment results from the source course for this student, if desired. You might do this, for example, if the student is continuing with the course the following term and does not need to redo completed assignments. In the Gradebook, select Import Previous Results from the More Gradebook Tools dropdown list. The list of students enrolled in your course is shown.
15 Note: You also have the option to automatically import student results from a previous course that uses the same book. You can specify a date to import only results from that date forward. Click Import Results for the first student. In the pop-up window, select the source course from the dropdown list and click Find Results to Import. You will see the assignment results that can be imported from the source course. Check the Select All box to select all assignments, and click Import. The student s results from the previous course will be displayed on the student s Results page.
16 Note: If the questions from the source assignment do not exactly match the questions in the destination assignment, only the assignment score will be imported. To review student work, you will need to refer to the original assignment in the source course. Manage students in the source course Once the student's results have been transferred to the destination course, you can manage your Gradebook and course roster in the source course for this student. In this lesson, you will learn how to export the student s grades and make the student inactive in the source course. Note: If the source course has ended, the following tasks may not be necessary. 1. Export the grades for the student. Follow the directions in Lesson 2 to generate an Advanced Export with Student Assignment Results for the student. This will ensure that you have a permanent record of this student's grades. 2. Make the student inactive in the course. Click Course Tools in the course menu, and then click Course Roster. The course roster lists all of the students currently enrolled in your course. Click Active for the first student, and select Inactive in the pop-up box.
17 Close the box, then click Save in the Course Roster window. Notice that the inactive student's name is highlighted in the course roster. Click Close on the confirmation window. Click Gradebook under Course Tools to view the Gradebook. The student's name appears in gray at the end of the list of active students. Tip: Do not remove the student from the source course to ensure that you have a record of their submitted work.
18 In this lesson, you will learn how to: MyMathLab/MyStatLab Advanced LESSON 4 DESIGN THE COURSE MENU Add an item to the course menu Change the order of items in the course menu Customize the style of the course menu Remove an item from the course menu Add an item to the course menu The default course menu in your MyMathLab course contains links to the various pages in the course. You can add menu items as needed, to customize your course. In this lesson, you will create a new menu item that will contain orientation information and a threaded discussion for your beginning of the term activities. 1. Open the Course Menu window. Click modify above the course menu. On the Course Menu window, click Add & Arrange.
19 2. Add a new content page. Click Add new item at the top left of the Add & Arrange page. At the bottom of the page, select Content Page from the Select Item Type dropdown list, and enter "Orientation" in the Menu Item Name Field. Click Save to add the item to the course menu. Tip: Add content pages to house course handouts like your syllabus, projects, or supplemental materials. Note: Click a menu item in the Add & Arrange window to edit the menu item title. 3. Add a new discussion. Click the arrow to the left of Orientation to expand the item. Then click Add new item to Orientation. Select Threaded Discussion from the Select Item Type dropdown list, and enter "Introduce Yourself" in the Menu Item Name Field. Click Save to add the item to the course menu. Tip: Add discussion threads to focus the discussion at strategic points in your course. 4. Add a new linked page. Click Add new item to Orientation again. Select Linked Content from the Select Item Type dropdown list, and enter "MyMathLab website" in the Menu Item Name Field. Enter the URL Click Save to add the item to the course menu. Close the modify window and return to the course. The Orientation item has been added to the bottom of the course menu. Click Orientation, and notice that the Introduce Yourself discussion thread and MyMathLab website item are nested inside the Orientation item. Up To Speed Hide a menu item from student view by checking the hidden box on the Settings page. Hide an item if you are not ready for students to access the page. You can also create hidden content pages to house instructor-only material.
20 Change the order of items in the course menu New menu items are initially located at the bottom of the course menu. You can relocate menu items to any location in the menu structure. In this lesson, you will move the Orientation item from the bottom of the menu to just below Course Home. 1. Open the Course Menu window. Click modify above the course menu. On the Course Menu window, click Add & Arrange. 2. Move the Orientation menu item. Scroll down, if necessary, to view the Orientation menu item. Highlight the Orientation order number and enter 2. Press Enter. The page is refreshed and the Orientation menu item is moved to below Course Home. Tip: Move frequently-used course tools to the top of the menu for convenient access. For example, you could move the Homework/Test Manager and instructor Gradebook to the top part of the menu. Since these items are hidden to the student, they will not appear in the student view. Up To Speed You can move a menu item inside another menu item. Suppose you want to move Tools for Success to the top of the menu inside Chapter Contents. Since there are existing items already nested inside Chapter Contents, change the order number for Tools for Success to an order number of the current item at the top of the Chapter Contents menu. In the screenshot below, you would change the Tools for Success order number to 9. Next, suppose you want to move Pearson Tutor Services inside Discussions. Expand Discussions and then click the down arrow in the order column for
21 Pearson Tutor Services. 3. Change the course entry point. When you enter a course, the first page displayed is the Dashboard. You can change the page displayed to any menu item by moving the item to the top of the course menu. In this lesson, you will make the Gradebook the course entry point. On the course menu settings window, change the order number for the Gradebook to 1 and press Enter. Close the course menu settings window and return to the course. The Gradebook is now at the top of the menu and will be displayed when you first enter the course. Customize the style of the course menu You can change the style of the top banner and left course menu for variety or to help you distinguish between the different courses that you are teaching. In this lesson, you will change the menu style to pink. 1. Open the Course Menu window. Click modify above the course menu. On the Course Menu window, click Style.
22 2. Change the menu style. The top left style is the default style. For this lesson, select the style on the bottom left and click Save. Close the course menu settings window to view your newly selected style. Remove an item from the course menu You can temporarily remove menu items from the course menu by archiving them. You can then permanently delete these menu items if you are confident you no longer need them. In this lesson, you will practice removing an item from the course menu. 1. Open the course menu settings window. Click modify above the course menu. On the Modify Course Menu window, click Add & Arrange. 2. Archive a menu item. On the Add & Arrange window, click the icon in the archive column for the Orientation item. The item is removed from the course menu. Click the Restore tab. You will see the list of archived items on this page, and the Orientation item is located at the bottom of this list.
23 Tip: Remove items from your course menu to keep the menu uncluttered with extraneous items. 3. Restore a menu item. Archived items can be restored to the course menu by clicking the icon in the restore column. Restored items will be placed at the bottom of the course menu and can be relocated to the desired position. Tip: Restore the Assignments button if you want students to see all assignments (homework, quizzes, and tests) on the same list. 4. Delete a menu item. Once an item is archived, you can permanently delete the item. To delete a menu item, click X in the delete column for the item. Note: Deleted items cannot be restored. Only delete menu items if you are confident you no longer need them.
24 In this lesson, you will learn how to: Add text to a content page Add an image to a content page Add a link to a content page Add text to a content page MyMathLab/MyStatLab Advanced LESSON 5 ADD COURSE CONTENT In this lesson, you will add information in the Orientation page you created in Lesson Open the content page. Click Orientation in the course menu. In the Orientation page, click modify at the top right, and select Manage to open the content editor. Note: If you did not create an Orientation menu item, you can either go back to Lesson 4 and create the menu item, or open one of the existing content pages in your course menu. 2. Add text to the content page. The Design view is the default view for the content editor and is the view that allows you to use the toolbars to format your content just as you would using a word processing application. In the text area of the content editor, type a few sentences introducing yourself to the class. Use the buttons in the formatting toolbar to format the text as desired.
25 Up To Speed Use the Math Editor to insert mathematical expressions in a content page. Click the Math Editor icon in the content editor toolbar to open the Math Editor window. The Math Editor includes a comprehensive set of mathematical symbols and templates that are easy to access from pull-down palettes. Any time you create a new mathematical expression, it is saved in the course, allowing you to insert the same mathematical expressions in multiple locations in your course. If you edit the mathematical expression, it will be updated in all instances of the course. The Math Editor uses the MathML specification for math expressions. If you already use a software application to generate MathML code, you can paste your MathML equation into the Math Editor 3. Preview the page. Click Save Changes to save your changes, and click OK in the confirmation window. Click Orientation in the course menu to view the finished page. Tip: Create a new content page as the course entry point and post course announcements on this page. This will give you control over the formatting of your announcements and allow you to display announcements on the full page.
26 Add an image to a content page Adding images within a content page offers a unique visual dimension to your course content. In this lesson, you will practice adding a picture to the Orientation page. 1. Open the content page. Click Orientation in the course menu. In the Orientation page, click modify at the top right, and select Manage to open the content editor. 3. Add an image to the content page. In the content editor, place your cursor at the end of the text you entered earlier. Press Enter to move to a new line. Click the Insert an Image icon in the content editor toolbar. In the pop-up window, enter "Instructor's picture" in the Descriptive text box. Note: Descriptive text does not show up directly on the page. Instead, it will display when you hover your mouse over the image, and is used as an aid for people who cannot view images. Click Browse, and locate the image file on your computer. Click Open to select the file. Click Insert Image to place the image on the content page. 3. Preview the page. Click Save Changes to save your changes, and click OK in the confirmation window. Click Orientation in the course menu to view the finished page.
27 Add a link to a content page You can add a link to an external website or any Web resource you can specify with a URL. In this lesson, you will add a link to the MyMathLab website on the Orientation page. 1. Open the content page. Click Orientation in the course menu. In the Orientation page, click modify at the top right, and select Manage to open the content editor. 2. Add a link to the content page. In the content editor, place your cursor at the end of the image you inserted earlier. Press Enter to move to a new line. Click the Add a link icon in the content editor toolbar. In the pop-up window, select Link to a Website and click Continue. Enter "MyMathLab website" in the Text to display field, and enter the website address in the next field. Click Add Link to insert the link in the content page. 3. Preview the page. Click Save Changes to save your changes, and click OK in the confirmation window.
28 Click Orientation in the course menu to view the finished page. The link text will be displayed in the content editor and is linked to the URL you entered.
29 In this lesson, you will learn how to: MyMathLab/MyStatLab Advanced LESSON 6 UPLOAD COURSE CONTENT Upload a PDF document as a menu item Upload a Microsoft Office document as a menu item Upload files to Document Sharing Upload a PDF document as a menu item You can associate a PDF file with a menu item and add it anywhere in your course menu. When you click the file's menu item, the PDF file displays on the content pane. In this lesson, you will upload a PDF document to the Orientation menu. 1. Open the Course Menu window. Click modify above the course menu. On the Course Menu window, click Add & Arrange. 2. Add a new item to the Orientation page. Click the arrow to the left of Orientation to expand the item. Then click Add new item to Orientation. Select Uploaded Content from the Select Item Type dropdown list, and enter "Directions" in the Menu Item Name Field. Click Save to add the item to the course menu. Close the course menu settings window. In the course menu, click Orientation. The Directions menu item is located inside the Orientation menu item. 3. Upload a PDF file to the content page. Click Directions in the course menu. In the Directions page, click modify at the top right, and select Upload Content (PDF, HTML, etc.)
30 Note: Once you select the content file type to upload (PDF, HTML, etc.), you can re-upload files that are one of these file types. However, you cannot upload Microsoft Office files to this content page. In the content page, click Browse. Locate the PDF file on your computer and click Open to select the file. Click Upload File to upload the file. 4. Preview the page. Click Directions in the course menu. The PDF file is displayed in the Adobe Acrobat Reader window. If you want to make changes to the page, you will need to edit the PDF document and re-upload the file to the content page. Tip: Convert handouts to PDF files to preserve formatting and to ensure that students will be able to open the file if they do not have the source program installed on their computer.
31 Upload a Microsoft Office document as a menu item You can associate a Microsoft Office file (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) with a menu item and add it anywhere in your course menu. When you click the file's menu item, the file contents display on the content pane. In this lesson, you will upload a PowerPoint presentation to the Orientation menu. 1. Open the Course Menu window. Click modify above the course menu. On the Course Menu window, click Add & Arrange. 2. Add a new item to the Orientation page. Click the arrow to the left of Orientation to expand the item. Then click Add new item to Orientation. Select Uploaded Content from the Select Item Type dropdown list, and enter "MyMathLab Features" in the Menu Item Name Field. Click Save to add the item to the course menu. Close the course menu settings window. In the course menu, click Orientation. The MyMathLab Features menu item is located inside the Orientation menu item. 3. Upload a PowerPoint file to the content page. Click MyMathLab Features in the course menu. In the MyMathLab Features page, click modify at the top right, and select Upload MS Office File. Note: Once you select the content file type to upload (MS Office), you can reupload files that are one of these file types. However, you cannot upload PDF files to this content page. In the content page, click Browse. Locate the PowerPoint file on your computer and click Open to select the file. Click Upload & Convert File to upload the file.
32 Note: The file is converted to a web document for display in your content page. 4. Preview the page. Click MyMathLab Features in the course menu. The PowerPoint presentation is displayed in the window. If you want to make changes to the page, you will need to edit the PowerPoint document and re-upload the file to the content page.
33 Upload files to Document Sharing You can upload documents to the Document Sharing tool and your students can then download the documents. In this lesson, you will practice using the Document Sharing tool. Tip: Use this tool as a repository for resources used in the course. Your students can also upload documents and share them with you or with the entire class. 1. Open the Document Sharing page. Click Course Tools in the course menu, and then click Document Sharing. 2. Upload a document. Click Upload Document. In the Add Document Sharing Entry page, select Entire Class to allow all students to view the uploaded document. Click Browse to locate your document on your computer. Highlight the file name and click Open to select the file. Click Upload Document to upload the file.
34 On the next page, enter a description for the document. This description will display in the Document Sharing list. Click Add Entry to finish. Your document is displayed in the main Document Sharing page. Note: If you are planning to upload numerous documents to Document Sharing you can organize the documents into categories to make it easier for you and your students to locate them. 3. Download a shared document. You can download files from Document Sharing to save them to your computer for future viewing or editing. Students can also download files from Document Sharing. In the Document Sharing page, check the box for the document you want to download. Click Download Documents and follow the directions to save the file to your computer.
35 Note: In the Document Sharing page, click the number in the Downloads column to view a record of how many times a file has been downloaded, which students have downloaded a particular file, along the date the file was downloaded.
36 MyMathLab/MyStatLab Advanced LESSON 7 SET UP YOUR COURSE FOR THE NEXT TERM In this lesson, you will learn how to: Copy a course from a previous term Import assignments from another course Customize assignments copied from another course Copy a course from a previous term The first step in setting up your course for the next term is to create the course. You can copy the course from the previous term if you wish to carry over most of the customizations from that course. In this lesson, you will practice copying a course from a previous term. 1. Set up a standard course for the next term. You can copy a standard course from your course list or from another instructor. Log in to your instructor account, and on the Courses page, click Create/Copy Course. On the Create or copy a Course page, select Copy a Course. If you are copying one of your existing courses, select the course from the dropdown list. If you are copying another instructor's course, select that option and enter the Course ID for the instructor's course. Note: If you are copying a course from another instructor, the instructor has to make the course available for copying. Click Go and follow the on-screen directions to copy the course. After the course is copied, you can perform further customization in the course. Tip: Create a course and designate it For Instructor Use Only. Use this course as a template and modify it to reflect changes you see needed in the courses that you are teaching with during the term. 2. Set up a coordinator course for the next term. Once you have created and customized a coordinator course, you can use it as the template for the new coordinator course in the next term.
37 Tip: Copying a coordinator course greatly reduces the time and effort needed to prepare to teach it again, while preserving the dates and assignments in the original course group. It is good practice to create a new coordinator course for each term or academic year. To create a new coordinator course, make a copy of the coordinator course from the previous term. The copy will be designated as a member course in the original course group. You will then need to edit the MML Settings for the original coordinator course and remove the new member course from the course group of the original coordinator course. This will make the new course a standard course. Next, open the new course and designate it as a coordinator course, following the directions given in Lesson 1. Customize the new coordinator course, and then create member courses for the new course group. 3. Upgrade a course to a new edition. If there is a new edition of the textbook you are currently using for your course, you will see this indicated in your course list. Click New Edition Available to begin the upgrade process. The next page gives you details on the update. Click Continue to go to the next step. On the Enter Course Information page, you will given details on the new edition that will be used to create your course. Enter the course information and click Create Course Now. When the new course is created, enter the course to view the imported content. Import assignments from another course If you upgraded your course to a new edition of the textbook, none of the assignments are copied over, and you will need to manually import the assignments from the previous edition course. If you copied a course using the same edition, all assignments in the previous course are automatically copied over to your new course. However, there may be assignments that you wish to import from another course to augment the assignments in your course. In this lesson, you will learn how to import assignments from one course to another. 1. Import assignments from the same edition of the textbook. In the Homework/Test Manager, click Create Assignment and select Import/Copy Assignments from another course from the dropdown list. The Import Assignments wizard has several steps to help you import assignments. Click Step 3 to choose the source course.
38 Click Step 4 to select the assignments. Check the boxes for the assignments you wish to import and click Import. 2. Import assignments from a previous edition of the textbook. In the Homework/Test Manager, click Create Assignment and select Import/Copy Assignments from another course from the dropdown list. In Step 1 of the Import Assignments wizard, select the second option to convert and import assignments from courses using a previous edition. Click Step 3 to choose the source book and course. Click Step 4 to select the assignments. Check the boxes for the assignments you wish to import and click Import. The Import Assignments Summary page shows you the list of assignment questions from the previous course that did not correlate to your current course and were not imported. You will also receive this summary via . Click OK to return to the Homework/Test Manager.
39 Customize assignments copied from another course In this lesson, you will learn how to customize the imported assignments by changing the dates and other settings to reflect the parameters for the new term. 1. Change assignment dates. In the Homework/Test Manager, click Change Dates & Assign Status in the toolbar. On the Change Due Dates & Assign Status page, you can change the Start and Due dates for your assignments, as well as the final submission dates for late homework. You can either change the dates for each individual assignment or use the Multiple Assignment Settings to apply dates to a group of assignments. Up To Speed Use Add/Subtract Days for Dates to change assignment dates by adding or subtracting a specified number of days. You can shift the assignment dates forward or backward by the number of days you enter in the box.
40 2. Change assignment passwords. For security, you may want to change any passwords you may have set for your assignments in the previous term. On the Change Dates & Assign Status page, you can quickly edit any passwords you have set up for late submissions for homework assignments, or for access to quizzes and tests. After you have made your changes, click Update changes only. 3. Change assignment settings. In the Homework/Test Manager, select Change Settings for Multiple Assignments from the More Assignment Tools dropdown list. On this page, you can change most of the options that are on Step 3 of the Assignment wizard. For example, you may want the change the late submission settings or scoring options for Show Work questions in homework assignments. Or you may want to change the number of attempts for your quizzes and change the Incomplete Attempt setting for your tests. Remember that any changes you make on this page apply uniformly to all selected assignments. If you want to make individualize changes to the assignments, you may have to edit the settings for one assignment at a time. 4. Change assignment prerequisites. In the Homework/Test Manager, click Set Prerequisites in the toolbar. On this page, you can change any existing prerequisites or set new prerequisites for the assignments.
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