Academic sites where I’m participant


There are three types of sites directly related with academic activity:

If you access to campus virtual and can’t view the academic sites described here contact the support team to solve the problem as soon as possible.

Course sites:

For each official course of the university a course site is created automatically when the term begins.

Groups by default

By default in every course site two types of groups are created:

  • Enrollment groups. Academic groups where students are enrolled and instructors planned.
  • Teaching assistants group. Are members of this group instructors planned in theory academic groups and also in other groups.

Students are also separated in different groups if they belong to different official careers (for example, when an official course belong to different grades). These groups are not automatically created but instructors can add them following the brief guide Add a new planned group to a site

Instructors must follow it to add new groups that are planned once the course has begun (instructors will receive an alert when a new group is planned).

Tools

By default in these sites there are the following tools:

  • Academic guide of the course. Users with instructor role can modify this information.
  • Resources of the course. Resources uploaded to the site by instructors.
  • Biblioteca. Direct link to university library resources.
  • Assignments. Tool to manage assignments necessary for course development.
  • Tests & Quizzes. Instructor can make tests and quizzes online using this tool.
  • Gradebook. Instructor can manage course grades in one place with this tool.
  • Messages. Tool to send messages to site members.
  • Forums. Tool to manage online forums in a site.
  • Announcements. Tool to publish announcements to site members.
  • Roster. Tool with all information about the site participants and which groups belong to.
  • Site info. Tool to manage site organization, for instructors. For the rest of participants, it shows basic information about the site.

Configuration

Users with instructor role can manage course sites adding participants beside those automatically added according to academic information. Instructors can modify enrollment groups that can access to the site and also modifify the accessible tools (for an introduction visit How can I manage a course site)

Grade and master communication sites:

For every official grade or master there is in campus virtual a site with all students and professors corresponding to the career, organized by courses.

Groups by default

For every official course of a grade or master a group is created in the corresponding communication site.

Tools

In these sites by default there are these tools:

  • Schedule. Tool to save events that are of interest to site participants.
  • Announcements. Tool to publish announcements to site members.
  • Messages. Tool to send messages to site members.
  • Resources of interest to site members.
  • Roster. Tool with all information about the site participants and which groups belong to.
  • Site Info. Tool to manage site organization, for coordinators.

Configuration

Users with role coordinator can modify the site according to their needs.

Tutorial sites (Nèstor programme).

Sites corresponding to the tutorial plan for new students (follow the link for more information). Every academic term the plan coordinators are added, beside tutors and first year students.

Groups by default

A group is created for every tutor, containing the tutor and their students. Also is created a group with all the tutors.

Tools

By default, next tools are included:

  • Announcements. Tool to publish announcements to site members.
  • Schedule. Tool to save events that are of interest to site participants.
  • Resources of interest to site members.
  • Dropbox. Tool that allow participants to upload to the site resources only accessible by site owners or administrators.
  • Assignments. Tool to manage assignments necessary for course development.
  • Chat room. Tool that allows site participants to use a chat.
  • Messages. Tool to send messages to site members.
  • Forums. Tool to manage online forums in a site.
  • Roster. Only available to site administrators to manage participant information.
  • Statistics. Tool to view stats corresponding to site access stats and to the use of their tools.
  • Site Info. Tool to manage site organization, for coordinators.

Configuration

Users with role coordinator can modify the site according to their needs.

The structure described so far corresponds to the default organization of these type of sites. Users with administrative privileges (like instructors or coordinators) can add to or exclude tools, manage participants (adding or removing ones from the site, adding or deleting enrollment groups corresponding to the academic planification or creating new groups) and to manage site appearance or organization.

Every user can create their own sites also (visit How to create your own sites).

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