9.03.2 How to Create a Course
Posted by Ryan Russell on 24 June 2020 09:34 AM
As an instructor, the Course Manager will be your number one tool for pushing out class content to your students, monitoring student activity, grading student submissions, and organizing your students into separate sections and courses. The Course Manager is where you will see the option to link your course to Moodle.
How to Access the Course Manager
The course manager can be opened by clicking the triple bar menu on the top right, select utilities, and click "Course Manager." Once you have created a course, you can use the Course Manager shortcut icon which will appear in the top right of the screen.
A new tab will open and you will be brought to the LabArchives Welcome Page. Click on “Create Your New Course Now” to get started
Note: Anytime you would like to save your progress of creating your course, Click on the option at the top right corner.
Connect your course to Moodle
If your institution has enabled LabArchives as an external tool for Moodle, you will have the choice to connect your course to Moodle. If you would like to link your LabArchives course to Moodle, select "Yes" and click on next. If you select "No" or "I want more information before I decide", you can come back and connect your course to Moodle later.
Tip: Be sure to use the same name as the course to be linked in Moodle.
Tip: In your Instructor Notebook, be sure to name assignments in the notebook the same as their corresponding assignment in Moodle.
2. Creating Sections
To add sections to your course, type in a section name, a description (optional), and then click "Add." After you create one section, you have the ability to add additional sections, edit current section names and description, and delete sections.
Note: Section information in LabArchives is not carried over in Moodle or vice versa.
3. Add Teaching Assistants
You can manually add TAs or co-instructors to the course. If your TA is already listed in Moodle, you do not need re-add them here. TA's will be added once they have clicked through an assignment in Moodle.
To add a Teaching Assistant manually, fill in the emails (separated by commas, enters, semi-colons, etc.) in the field, and click "add". The "Test" button checks if it's a valid email and if the user already exists in the course. The Teaching Assistants will receive an email with an activation link.
You can assign your TA to a specific section of the course and you can always add additional TAs, change their assigned section, or remove them.
Your students will automatically be added to The LabArchives Course Manager once they have clicked through an assignment in Moodle.
After your students have been added, you can change their assigned section.
Once you are done adding information to your course, click on the “Save Course and Exit” button.
Create or Access other Courses
If you would like to create another course, you can click on “+Add New Course” at the top right-hand corner. To access another course click on the name of the current course and a drop-down menu will appear with other courses.