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Permissions and roles

To complete the procedures in this article, you must be assigned a role having the necessary permissions. This often excludes Students and TAs by default. To determine your role, follow the directions in Participant roles.

For a basic understanding of roles and permissions, see Permissions and roles.

An example of the Site Info tool in a Brock University course
An example of the Site Info tool in a Brock University course

The Site Info Tool provides information about a course space that you own. You can access Site Info while you are in the course space. In addition to providing information such as the participant list, Site Info allows you to make changes to the information about the course space, the tools, and access to the site. Using the Site Info Tool, you can also publish the course space, duplicate the site, and import material from other sites that you own to include in your site.

Contents

[edit] Edit Site Description

To modify the text description to your site:

  1. In your site's menubar, click Site Info.
  2. Click Edit Site Information.
  3. In the "Description:" field, enter a brief text description of your site. This text will appear in the Site Information Display box on your site's home page.
  4. Click Continue, and then click Finish.


[edit] Adding Tools

  1. In your site, from the menubar on the left, click Site Info.
  2. Click Edit Tools.
  3. Check the boxes next to the tools that you wish to add to your menubar; uncheck the box if you are removing a tool.
  4. Click Continue.
    • If you're adding or already using the News or Web Content, the Customize Tools screen will provide you a chance to make certain changes. When you're finished, click Continue.
  5. On the confirmation screen, you will see a list of your site's tools and any changes you've made. If the list is accurate, click Finish. To edit your changes, click Back, or if you wish to cancel, click Cancel.


[edit] Publish a Site

Sites will automatically be published on the activation date the instructor requested but this can be over-ridden via the steps outline in the article Publish a Site.


[edit] Manage Groups

Groups are subsets of participants for a given site. Groups are not preloaded with official course data, and can therefore be created by the instructor. Groups are useful to organize study groups, project teams, and other non-official subsets of worksite participants.

[edit] Import From Site

A method for copying the contents of one site to another.

[edit] Working With Participants

In a course site or project site, when you click Site Info in the menubar, you will see a participant list if you have the appropriate permissions. The list contains names and usernames and may contain a user's class, section, ID, credits, role, and status.

[edit] Add Participants

You can add a TA or other instructor by going to the "Site Info" item on the left menu, then find "Add Participants" at the top. You will then be asked to enter the TA's user id/login (AKA Badger ID or Brock E-Mail prefix) and press "Continue", check off their role and press "Continue", choose if you want to notify the person you're adding by E-Mail and press "Continue". The addition will then be saved and you can press "Finish". More information can be found in the article Add Participants


[edit] Editing participants

  1. In your site, from the menubar, click Site Info.
  2. In the Participant List, you can change a participant's role using the drop-down list under "Role".
  3. Under "Status", you can use the drop-down list to change a participant's status; choose Active or Inactive. An inactive student remains a member of the site, but no longer has access. (You can use this to exclude students from a site who would otherwise have access through an associated classlist, and therefore cannot be removed.)
  4. Click Update Participants.

[edit] Removing participants

  1. In your site, from the menubar, click Site Info.
  2. In the Participant List, under "Remove", check the box next to each participant whom you would like to remove.
  3. Click Update Participants.

[edit] To change participant roles

  1. In the menubar of the relevant course site or project site, click Site Info.
  2. Next to the participant(s) whose role(s) you want to change, select the appropriate role(s) from the drop-down menu(s) under "Role".
  3. Click Update Participants.

[edit] Tool Order

The order in which tools appear in the left Menubar can be altered by click Tool Order along the top tab.

The sequence in which tools appear in the Menubar can be changed by dragging and dropping the title of each tool into the new sequence.

Other options:

  • Tools can be renamed from their original name by clicking the Image:page_white_edit.png icon.
  • Tools can be hidden or revealed by clicking the light bulb Image:Lightbulb.gif icon.
  • Tools can be removed by clicking the cross Image:Cross.png icon.

[edit] Edit Class Roster(s)

Note: Permissions for adding or deleting rosters in a given site may vary depending on your system's institutional enrollment implementation. In most cases, adding rosters by class or section is subject to automated roster updates.

[edit] How do I ensure that I am the Instructor of Record?

Instructor of record information is drawn from the most current timetables offered by the Scheduling department of Brock University's Registrar's Office. If you've just been assigned a course, it's possible that this update has not yet taken effect. If you would like to confirm your course assignment, we suggest that you contact the administrative support within your department.

[edit] Adding a roster

The Instructor(s) of record can add a class roster to an existing course site by navigate to the site and follow these steps:

  1. Open the Site Info tool.
  2. Click Edit Class Roster(s).
  3. Click Add Roster(s).
  4. From the drop-down menu, select the appropriate academic term.
    Example of an instructor selecting the rosters assigned to them
    Example of an instructor selecting the rosters assigned to them
  5. If you are listed as an instructor of record courses within the selected term, those courses and their sections will be listed. Check the associated boxes to the left of each Roster you would like to add to this site.
  6. Click Continue
  7. Click Add Class(es)

[edit] Remove a roster

Instructors can remove a roster already assigned to a site to facilitate reorganizing site access or to correct a mistake.

  1. Open the Site Info tool.
  2. Click Edit Class Roster(s).
  3. Review the rosters listed
  4. If there are any additional/unwanted rosters select the “Remove” check box the corresponds on the right
  5. Click Remove Selected

This should immediately remove the additional roster and any associated students and instructors. The Instructor of Record can re-add the roster at any point.

[edit] Link to Parent Site

Through the "Link to Parent Site" feature instructors can create a link between two or more sites so that participants in all of the sites can easily navigate back and forth and some tools have a more formal relationship.

Read more in the Link to Parent Site article.


[edit] Video - the Site Info tool

[edit] Related Articles


Other articles about Isaak/Sakai's tools and how instructors can use them:

Core Tools:   Image:Flag blue.png Announcements | Image:Page edit.png Assignments | Image:Lessons-icon.png Lessons | Image:Comments.png Forums | Image:Report.png Gradebook | Image:Folder.png Resources | Image:Calendar.png Schedule | Image:Pencil.png Tests and Quizzes

More Tools:   Image:User comment.png Chat Room | Image:Folder page.png Drop Box | Image:House.png Home | Image:Comment.png Messages | Image:Chart bar.png Statistics | Image:Page world.png Web Content


Related articles:   How to add tools to your course | Using the Text Editor | Manage Groups | Permissions and roles | Contact the CPI for help

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