TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Course Settings
- Course properties and features
- Learning Objectives
- Settings for learning objectives' assessment
- Assement settings
- How do I delete a course?
Course properties and features
You can change the name and color associated with the course from this page. These changes will be reflected on the Course page, and are amongst the changes you can do directly from there as well. Note that course names created through integration usually can not be changed.
Course codes and Hours of the course are usually managed trough integrations, and are imported from your preferred SAS. However, if you dont use integrations and are manually setting up itslearning, you can insert the correct hours here and get the right percentages etc when you are registering absence.
Terms are divisions of the school year in which your grades are organized.These divisions may also be called semesters, quarters, or trimesters, for example. Your itslearning administrator will have created terms for your organization to insert into a course.If your course has been set up through an integration process or using a template, these settings may already be in effect. If no terms are listed in your course, choose ‘add term.’ Then, select the appropriate terms for your course and select add. If you do not see any terms listed, please contact your itslearning administrator.
The 360° Degree Reports allow teachers and tutors to quickly compare the progress of all students in the course to determine which students might need some additional help. Teachers and tutors can deep-dive into each learner’s performance through easy-to-follow, visual infographics. This section turns on and off the 360 settings for an individual course.
Share as a template
Sharing a course as a template allows users to create a new course based on the template. All elements within the template will copy over to the new course including the course settings, plans, and other course elements. This can be a great way to collaborate and share resources with your coworkers.
Add content to library means that the resources in the course can be found trough itslearning library function. The school administrator can set up the library so it either shares it locally to your school or to the library that anynone using itslearning can see.
Add course teachers as co-author If you share a course as a template, and choose to add resources to the Library, by default only the teacher that adds them to the Library can edit the resource. With this box checked, any teacher in the course will retain the possibility to edit the resource, even after its added to the library.
Insert learning objectives
To track standards mastery and progress, you will need to align your course to standards (or learning objectives).
As a general rule, add all the standards/learning objectives that you will use in the course within a given year. However, you can always go back and add standards later. Remember though, the more standards that are aligned to a course, the more difficult it is to track mastery.
Create learning objectives
Users also have the ability to manually create or upload standards. Teachers may create their own standards to track within a course. These standards might be more student friendly or possible non-academic standards. Note: If standards are created within a course, they cannot be shared with others unless the course is shared as a template.
An itslearning administrator can import learning objectives (standards) from an XML format. An Excel spreadsheet may be utilized to organize the information prior to converting to XML.
Settings for learning objectives' assessment
It is possible to track each students progress with an individual learning objective. You can find the menu for achievment levels here:
That will bring you to this page:
You can then define levels and visibility of this possibility.
The assessment scale should align with your school/district grading policies and is set up by your itslearning administrator. While course teachers cannot change the existing assessment scales, or delete these, you can create/delete your own grading scale. Score should also be an option for grading, and if it is not enabled, you should contact your itslearning administrator. To view details for a specific assessment scale, click on the title.
Creating your own assesment scale
|Push the "create" button
|Title is the name of your new scale
Total means how its viewed in the Assesment record
Description gives you the possibility to define what the scale is for.
Calculate percentages automatically divides the number of rows with 100 to get what percentage the levels are at. If you uncheck this box, you can define your own percentage thresholds to aquire a grade.Percentages can be changed when used with tests means that you can change the percentage tresholds for an individual test when you make it.
The bottom rows is where you put in your new grades. Start with the highest/best assesment.
Remember to push "save"
|This is what it looks like on the assesment settings page. Note that the new assesment is only available in the spesific course where its made. If you want to be able to use it on multiple courses or schoolwide, ask your administrator to add them.
The categories tab allows the teacher to set up categories for assignments, such as homework, tests, quizzes, etc. These categories can be weighted, otherwise all categories will be weighted evenly.
Assessment record/gradebook settings
NOTE! This page does not edit the course settings, but edit the settings for the assesments record/gradebook found under "Status and follow up". These settings can also be accessed from there.
The teacher can turn on weighting on single assessments, average for participants and course average for each assessment such as an assignment or test.
When average for participants is enabled, an additional tab titled "Average and count" will be visible in assessment record.
- Export to a CSV file
The user can choose what data is included in the CSV file when selecting the option to "Export to CSV file" from the Gradebook page.
WeigthingWhen assessment weighting is enabled, you can enter a numerical weight/value to individual assignments, tests, or tasks. Unless weighting is utilized, all are calculated as a percentage (100%). The option for weighting assessments allows you to increase the value for individual assignments. For example, one assignment might be multiplied twice while another one counts three times toward an average. Final assessments cannot be weighted.
In the Gradebook/Assessment Record overview, the assessment weight can be viewed by hovering over the element header and will appear in the tooltip.
How do I delete a course?
Deleting a course is something we wouldn`t want you to do by mistake - so we hid it a bit.
Go to course settings:
Choose and push the three dots:
A new page will show up, where you press delete once more: