CourseWork Tutorial

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#'''Assignment''': Click on ''Assignments'' in the left menu and complete the assignment called ''Student Orientation A1''.  
#'''Assignment''': Click on ''Assignments'' in the left menu and complete the assignment called ''Student Orientation A1''.  
##This contains a short answer item and an audio response item.  
##This contains a short answer item and an audio response item.  
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##You will need to be able to type in the language you teach '''[ [[http://www.stanford.edu/dept/lc/ats/TypingAccentedVowels.pdf | Instructions]] ]'''.  
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##You will need to be able to type in the language you teach '''[ [http://www.stanford.edu/dept/lc/ats/TypingAccentedVowels.pdf Instructions] ]'''.  
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##You will also need to go into the [[http://thelab.stanford.edu | Language Lab]] in Meyer to do the audio response item '''[ [[https://www.stanford.edu/group/ll/data2/video_auth/howtotakeanoda.html | Instructions]] ]'''  
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##You will also need to go into the [http://thelab.stanford.edu Language Lab] in Meyer to do the audio response item '''[ [https://www.stanford.edu/group/ll/data2/video_auth/howtotakeanoda.html Instructions] ]'''  
#'''Download / Upload''':  
#'''Download / Upload''':  
##Click on ''Materials'' in the left menu.  
##Click on ''Materials'' in the left menu.  

Revision as of 12:45, 14 July 2011


Note: If you want to just try out some of CourseWork's features, feel free to explore https://coursework-demo.stanford.edu

[ If you need help with a step, click on the [ Instructions ] link ]

Phase 1: Be a Student

In order to use CourseWork effectively as an instructor, it is important to understand what it feels like to use it as a student. The following will give a bit of experience with Assignments and Materials from the student point of view.

  1. Login to CourseWork: http://coursework.stanford.edu.
  2. Open the site: Click on the tab labeled LC-Orientation-Student. If you can't find the tab, look in My Active Sites.
  3. Assignment: Click on Assignments in the left menu and complete the assignment called Student Orientation A1.
    1. This contains a short answer item and an audio response item.
    2. You will need to be able to type in the language you teach [ Instructions ].
    3. You will also need to go into the Language Lab in Meyer to do the audio response item [ Instructions ]
  4. Download / Upload:
    1. Click on Materials in the left menu.
    2. Find the file called DownloadPractice.doc and download it.
    3. Click on Dropbox in the left menu.
    4. Upload DownloadPractice.doc to your Drop Box.
  5. Logout and notify your coordinator that you have completed this part of the tutorial.

Phase 2: Be an Instructor

At the Language Center, the basics things we do on CourseWork are the syllabus, importing/exporting assignments, creating audio response and short answer assignments, and uploading / downloading files. The following will give experience with these basic tasks.

  1. Export and import individual assignments (On a Macs, use Firefox) [ Instructions ]:
    1. Go to the site called LC-Orientation-Resources.
    2. Click on Assignments in the left menu and find the assignment called Instructor Orientation A0.
    3. To export, in the Working Copies tab, find Instructor Orientation A0.
    4. Choose Export from the dropdown menu.
    5. Select Content Packaging (not QTI v 1.2) and save the file to your desktop.
    6. Go to the site called LC-Orientation-Instructor and click on Assignments in the left menu.
    7. To import, click the Import button on the same page (under New Assignment) and select the file you just saved to your desktop.
    8. In Working Copies, find the assignment you imported called Instructor Orientation A0.
    9. Use the dropdown menu to open Settings and then click on Assignment Introduction.
    10. Change the title to something unique, like Instructor Orientation A0 yourSUNetID, and then Save Settings and Publish. [ Instructions ]
  2. Create an Assignment [ Instructions ]:
    1. Go to the site called LC-Orientation-Instructor and click on Assignments in the left menu.
    2. Create an assignment (from scratch) by typing an Assignment title and clicking Create. Name the assignment something unique, like Instructor Orientation A1 yourSUNetID. (Leave the selection on Create using assignment builder. You do not need to choose an assignment type.)
    3. Add at least one audio response item and one short answer/essay item. (You can leave the delivery dates blank and you do not need to change any of the settings.)
    4. Save settings and Publish the assignment.
  3. Score an assignment [ Instructions ]:
    1. Go to the site called LC-Orientation-Instructor and click on Assignments in the left menu.
    2. In Published Assignments, find the assignment called Instructor Orientation A1.
    3. Select Scores from the dropdown menu and find one student with a submission.
    4. Change the score, add your comments and save.
  4. Upload to Materials:
    1. Write a reflection on this orientation process in MSWord (1 sentence minimum). Make sure you include your name or SUNetID in the filename.
    2. Go to the site called LC-Orientation-Instructor.
    3. Upload your reflection to the Reflections folder in Materials.
  5. Upload to a Drop-box:
    1.  Go to the site called LC-Orientation-Instructor.
    2. Upload the same reflection to the dropbox of one student.
  6. Email your reflection to your coordinator.



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