Teaching and Learning Tools
Course Home Page
After selecting a course from your My Superior Courses, you will be brought to the Course Home page. (See image) This page is made up of widgets and each has specific information to help you succeed in the course or to get help when you need it. The widgets are:
The navigation was changed with the June 2012 system upgrade. There is a Minibar (A) that is visible above the Course Navigation bar (B) no matter where you are in the course (see image). If you click on the course name in the Minibar it will take you back to the Course Home page.
The Course Navigation now has dropdown menus - Materials, Communication, and Assessment (see image). The course tools with similar functions are grouped together in Learn@ UWSuperior.
(listed as they appear in the Navigation dropdown menus)
Course Home will refresh the Course Home page.
Note: Some instructors may not use Learn@ UWSuperior or may only use a few of the tools in their courses. A course shell is provided for each course, but it is up to the instructor to determine if the course tools will improve the learning experience for his or her students.
Content, located in the Materials dropdown menu, contains course information, sometimes as downloadable files or links to other sites. (See image) This page is like an outline for the course, the headings in black text are called Modules. The information within those Modules are called Topics. The information created by the instructor could include a syllabus, University and/or the instructor's policies, assignments, reading materials, etc.
One of the features is the ability to collapsible or expandable lists in the Modules box (upper left) and each module listed in the main Course Content area. (See image) You can also Print (see image), see your Bookmarks and Search from this page as well. (See image)
The Classlist,located in the Communications dropdown menu, is a list of all the students in your class, as well as the instructors and teaching assistants. The Classlist is divided into three tabs: All, Staff, and Students. You are able to print, Email everyone or individuals on a tab (see image), and search from each one.
With the June 2012 upgrade, the way to edit your profile and view shared locker files was changed. To edit your profile from the Classlist, you will need to click on your profile image and to view shared files you will need to click on the dropdown menu next to your name (see image).
The Discussions tool, located in the Communication dropdown menu, is for reading and adding messages to class bulletin board. Depending on the course, there may be several Discussion Forums and Topics (or none). The instructor will provide the title and an optional description of each Forum and Topic. (See image) Under the Topic title, you will see the number of messages that have been posted in total and the number that are unread.
Enter a Discussion by clicking on the name of a Topic. The upper portion of this screen will have the topic's messages and the lower portion will display a message after you select one to read. (See image) The post you select will be highlighted in the upper portion and display the message below. If there is an unread message for that Topic, it will be in bolder text. (See image)
The Dropbox, located in the Assessment dropdown menu, is a convenient way to send assignments to your instructor. Files must be created and saved on your computer before they can be uploaded to the Dropbox. Your instructor may have set up folders in the Dropbox for assignments or group projects. (See image) Start and end dates can be placed on the Dropbox folders (see image), make sure your files have been submitted before the folder has been closed.
Note: When uploading files avoid using the following special characters in your file names - " ! @ # $ % ^ & * ; / \ | : < > ? ' Your instructor will not be able to view your submissions. If you have Microsoft Works, Corel Word Perfect, or iWorks Pages you might want to save the file as a text file (.txt) or rich text format (.rtf) document in case your instructor does not have any of those programs on the computer they are using to view your submissions.
If your instructor comments on your submission(s) in Learn@ UWSuperior, you can see the feedback by going into the Dropbox area and clicking on the View Feedback icon. (See image) It will show the score you received for the submission, the date the feedback was given, and any comments your instructor has made. (See image)
Your Grades can only be accessed by you, your instructor, and teaching assistants. Using the Learn@UW-Superior gradebook to post grades is optional--official final grades may be viewed in the E-Hive. If you cannot access your grades on Learn@UW-Superior, please contact your instructor.
Some instructors will make categories (Weekly Assignments; Quizzes; Labs; Attendance; etc) to group the individual grade items (Assignment 1, 2, 3; Exam 1, 2; Day 1, 2, 3, 4; etc) together. The points will be displayed with the category's total points above the list of each individual item's points. Comments left by your instructor will appear on the screen as well as any Rubric assessments they may use. (See image)
If your instructor releases class grade statistics, click on the statistics icon to view the class average and class distribution for a particular assignment or quiz. (See image) The statistics will open in a new window. (See image)
This area contains the quizzes created by your instructor. (See image)
See our Taking a Quiz page for more information.
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