ARCHIVED: In Oncourse Lessons (beta), how can I allow students to add their own pages?

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On a Lessons page, you can insert a tool that permits students to add pages of their own in order to share material with the rest of the class. Those pages look much like regular Lessons pages, but with fewer options. You can choose to permit other students to comment on their work.

Small icons appear to the left of the point for each student's page, showing which entries are new, and which contain new content or new comments.

Note: When a student uploads a file through a student page, it will normally be stored in the Resources tool of the student's My Workspace in a folder called stuff4.

Adding the student content tool

To add the student content tool, click More tools, and then Add Student Content.

Editing the student content tool

To change settings for the student content tool:

  1. Click Edit. You can then specify any of the following:
    • Make these student pages anonymous: The author of the page will not be shown, except to the instructor.
    • Create gradebook entries for these: Select this option if you want to grade student pages. Next to "Maximum points", enter a maximum number of points for points gradebooks, or a relative weight for percentage gradebooks.
    • Add a comments section to each page: Places a comments tool at the bottom of each page, allowing other students to comment on the work.
    • Make these comments anonymous: The author of the comments will not be shown, except to the instructor.
    • Grade these comments: Select this option if you want to grade student comments on the pages students create. Next to "Maximum points", enter a maximum number of points for points gradebooks, or a relative weight for percentage gradebooks.
    • Don't Release Item Until All Prerequisites are Completed: Select this option if you would like the student content section to be accessible only after previously required items have been completed.
    • Require This Item: Select this option to make this item a prerequisite for later items. The requirement will be satisfied once the student has added a page with at least some content.
    • Edit the groups for which this item should be shown: Allows you to make the student content block visible only to certain groups or sections, if they are defined for the site; see ARCHIVED: Managing groups.
  2. To save your changes, click Update Item.

Deleting the student content tool

To delete the student block from the page, click Delete. The student pages themselves remain in the database, although only an administrator will be able to retrieve them.

Grading student content

Grading student pages

If you selected the option to grade student pages (see above), in the grading section at the top of each of the student pages, enter the appropriate score for that student. Enter scores as points for points gradebooks, or as percentages for percentage gradebooks. Press Return or Enter, or click Submit. A green checkmark will appear to confirm that the score was recorded. A red X indicates that submission failed.

Note: Students may create subpages, so there may be more than one page for a given student. The score applies to all pages by that student.

To move to the previous or next student when grading, click < or > on the left or right side of the grading section.

Grading student comments

You may also grade the comments students make on other students' content. If you grade both the content and the comments, this creates two separate entries in the Gradebook. You can grade comments in either of two ways:

  • Entering scores for comments: Enter scores into the "Points" box that appears at the top right of every comment. Enter grades as points if you use a points gradebook, or as percentages if you use a percentage gradebook (even though the label will say "Points" for both). Press Return or Enter to submit the value. A green checkmark will appear to confirm that it was entered into the Gradebook. A red X will indicate that submission failed.

    The score you enter applies to all comments by that student in that student content section. If a given student has made multiple comments, any new score you enter will show next to every comment by that student.

  • Summary grading view for comments: Using the "Grading" pane, you can review or enter grades in a summary format on a per-student basis. To enter the "Grading" pane, click Show Grading Pane for Comments on Student Content above the student content section. You'll see the number of student content pages on which that student commented, and the student's total number of comments.

    In the "Grading" pane, click Toggle Comments to the right of a student's name to show or hide a listing of all the comments entered by that student. Show Context displays the student content page on which that particular comment appeared, with the student's comments highlighted.

    Save any changes you make to grades in this pane by clicking Update Points.

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Last modified on 2018-01-18 17:16:23.

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