CourseWork Tutorial

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

Note: It it strongly recommended that you print these instructions or view them on a separate device or screen to make it easier to follow them.

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

Phase 0: Technology at the Language Center

This section will give you an overview of why we use technology at the Stanford Language Center.

Login to CourseWork (http://coursework.stanford.edu) and open the site. Click on the tab labeled LC-Orientation-Student. If you can't find the tab, look in More Sites.

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Assignments: Click on Assignments in the left menu and complete the assignment called Technology at the Language Center.

  1. This assignment contains a short video and 10 questions.
  2. The items are randomly drawn from a question pool, so their order will not necessarily match the order of the presentation of information in the video.
  3. The assignment allows multiple submissions, but only reports the highest score. So if you are not satisfied with your score, please feel free to try again. However, you should note that, as with all assignments, all submissions are visible to instructors.

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.

Login to CourseWork (http://coursework.stanford.edu) and open the site. Click on the tab labeled LC-Orientation-Student. If you can't find the tab, look in More Sites.

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 ]

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.

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.

Download and import individual assignments (On a Mac, use Firefox) [ Instructions ]:

  1. Go to the site called LC-Orientation-Resources.  If you don't see it in your tabs, look under More Sites or use the search box in My Workspace >> Worksite Setup.
  2. Click on Materials in the left menu and find the file called Instructor Orientation A0'.zipand download it to your desktop without expanding it''.
  3. Go to the site called LC-Orientation-Instructor and click on Assignments in the left menu.
  4. To import, click the Import button on the same page (under Create an Assignment) and select the file you just saved to your desktop.
  5. In Working Copies, find the assignment you imported called Instructor Orientation A0.
  6. Use the dropdown menu to open Settings and then click on Assignment Introduction.
  7. Change the title to something unique, like Instructor Orientation A0 yourSUNetID, and then Save Settings and Publish. [ Instructions ]

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.

Score an Assignment [ Instructions ]:

  1. Go to the site called LC-Orientation-Instructor and click on Assignments in the left menu.
  2. In Published Copies, find the assignment called Student 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.

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.

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.

Email your reflection to your coordinator.



If you are interested in learning more, go on to CourseWork Tutorial - More.

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