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INTRODUCTION TO WEBCT E-Learning Lab Agenda What is WebCT? What can WebCT do for me? How do I get to WebCT? How do I get a WebCT class? Where do I go for help? What is WebCT? Web Course Tools UD’s Learning Management System Traditional and Distance Learning Tools for online communication and assessment What Can WebCT Do For Me? Enroll students in classes automatically Provide safe repository for course content Deliver and grade examinations Present and receive student assignments Foster online collaboration Create forum for open or formal discussion Allow faculty to maintain contact with students… even over a distance Present educational experience in consistent manner How Do I Get A WebCT Class Our Main Site: http://academic.udayton.edu/elearning WebCT Main Page: http://academic.udayton.edu/elearning/webct Or Here: http://webct.udayton.edu Course Request Form: http://applications2.udayton.edu/udit/webctmng.nsf/ F_Request_Course?OpenForm How Do I Get To WebCT? http://webct.udayton.edu Login with your LDAP/Novell username and password Where Do I Go For Help? There are 3 places for help (in no order) 1. The E-Learning Lab 937 229-5039 Eemail@example.com http://academic.udayton.edu/elearning 2. Help Desk 937 229-3888 http://www.udayton.edu/~tss/ 3. WebCT Tutorial For Designers In WebCT Descriptions and Videos about tools Popular WebCT Tools Discussions Single Page Content Module URL Organizer Page Assignments Chat Quizzes and Surveys Single Page The single Page tool allows instructors to deliver indivual documents through WebCT WebCT will accept any type of computer file, but it cannot be opened by the student unless they have the associated application Great for: Syllabus Course Calendar URL (universal resource locator) The URL Tool allows you to create a link to any external site or document on the web A great transitional tool for getting content into WebCT Organizer Page An organizer page is essentially a webpage within a WebCT class. Instructors have the ability to create several organizer pages in a course and nest them within each other The main homepage in a WebCT Class is actually an organizer page. Content Module A WebCT Content Module can consist of a number of pages of content such as lecture notes, assignments, charts, tables and quizzes. A content module is fully exportable into additional classes Discussions The Discussions Tool allows students, instructors, and teaching assistants to send, read, and search for messages. The Discussions Tool is divided into different topics which allow your instructor to create discussion groups around particular subjects. Topics can be public or private. Everyone in your course can access public topics, while private topics are available only to the set of students and teaching assistants that the instructor chooses. Chat Chat allows students, teaching assistants, and instructors to have real-time conversations with others in the course (synchronous). Can be used to give iterative feedback on Term assignments Assignments The Assignment Tool allows professors to create individual assignments, grade them, and give feedback to the students. Quizzes and Surveys Instructors have the ability to add Quizzes and/or Surveys to the WebCT class. Quizzes are graded Surveys are sent anonymously. Questions Remember, we are always here to help!
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