ARCHIVED: In Oncourse Matrices, how do I link a portfolio matrix cell to another matrix cell?

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Before you can follow the instructions below, you must associate the site containing the cell you want to link with the site containing the target matrix cell. If you want to link two matrix cells in the same site, associate the site with itself. See ARCHIVED: Associating a site with the Matrices tool.

In the site containing the cell you want to link:

  1. From the menubar, choose Matrices.
  2. Locate the matrix containing the cell to be linked and, to the right of its name, click Edit.
  3. On the "Edit Matrix" screen, click the cell you want to link.
  4. At the top of the "Edit Cell" screen, click Create/Edit Matrix Links.

    Note: If Create/Edit Matrix Links is not visible, the current site has not yet been associated with the Matrices tool in any portfolio sites. You may need to contact the portfolio site owner to request the association.

  5. From the drop-down menu next to "Site", choose the portfolio site containing the target matrix.

    Note: If the portfolio site you are looking for is not listed in the drop-down menu, the current site has not yet been associated with the Matrices tool in that site. You may need to contact the portfolio site owner to request the association.

  6. All of the matrices in the selected portfolio site will be displayed. To see the description and guidance for a cell, click the information icon ( The information icon is a small blue circle. ).
  7. To link the current cell to a cell in the selected matrix, check the box in the cell. You can select multiple cells.
  8. To link the cell to matrix cells in another site, select the site from the drop-down menu, and check the desired cells.
  9. When you are finished making links, click Save to return to the "Edit Cell" screen. Then click Save Changes to return to the "Edit Matrix" screen.

When the linked cell is opened, information about the links is displayed. In addition, when a student submits the cell, the completed cell appears in the Items area of the matrix cell(s) to which the cell has been linked.

Note for coordinators: To see a list of the items linked to a specific cell, edit the matrix containing the cell. Then edit the cell in question, and click View Items Linked to this Cell. Each linked item is listed, along with the item type and name of the site in which the item is located.

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