We are available to help set up and organize I-Learn courses, provide hands-on training for I-Learn, and supply training and assistance for other software applications. We can also help create instructional materials for teachers to use in their courses. We are here to help make using campus technologies easier for faculty members.
The FTC is located on the 3 rd floor of the McKay Library, room 355. Our hours are 8am to 6pm, Monday through Friday. We are closed for Devotional.
Changing the Display Options By default, grades in the gradebook are viewed in percentage form. From time to time, however, it makes more sense to view the grades as points. Teachers can control how they and their students view the gradebook. To change how the teacher views scores in the gradebook, click "Display Options" in the top left corner of the gradebook, then click "Score Display Options". Changing how students view the gradebook is done in the "Grading Categories" tab in the Course Plan. By double-clicking on the name of the category, teachers can set how students view their grades.
"Weight in Category" vs. Points When creating an assignment, discussion board, or journal in the course plan, there are two boxes where you can enter score options. One is labeled "Relative weight in category", and the other is "Grading Scale". To illustrate how these options affect the final score, here is an example: Let's say that you use a weekly assignment to keep track of participation points. Your class meets three times per week. To keep the scoring simple, you make your assignment worth three points, and award one point for each day that a student attended a class. However, you would like each class to be worth more than one point in the students' overall grades. You would like each week of participation to have a weight of 20 points. This is an example of where these two options come in handy. Under "Grading Scale" you would enter "3" to signify that the assignment will be graded out of 3 points. Under "Relative Weight in Category" you would put "20" to make the 3 points have a larger impact on the students' overall grade. Having these two different options allows you to simplify grading and reduce headaches.
Group Setup in I-Learn is used to set up a single course with multiple sections, or as a way to separate students into groups for collaborative assignments, discussion boards, and other purposes. Groups can be comprised of any number of students. When creating assignments, assessments, or other items in the course plan, you can adjust the item settings to apply to all groups or to individual groups. You can also create different group sets, which contain different groups. This allows you to create as many different groups throughout the semester as you would like. When creating a group set, you will be able to specify the group set name, the number of groups you would like created or the approximate number of students per group, and how the group members will be assigned (alphabetically, randomly, etc...). When working with groups, especially within discussion boards, it is important to establish the desired groups and settings for the assignment before students begin submitting their assignments.
Course ID: The course ID allows us to find your course more quickly than searching by the course name (for example, there are a lot of Math 108 courses). It can be found by double-clicking the BYU-Idaho logo in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
When you call, make sure you have the course or program that you need to help with open.
While we are happy to help you in any way possible, there are some things that you may not be aware that you can do on your own! For example, you can:
Assign sections to your courses
Create course content
Upload resources (i.e. PowerPoint presentations and PDF files)
New ATS Website
Academic Technology has a new website! You can use our website to look up tutorials, find out who your ISR is, and learn about technology assistance available on campus.
ISR stands for "I-Learn Service Representative". Eight employees in the FTC are assigned to be ISRs. Each ISR is trained to provide personalized assistance to their assigned departments. They are able to answer any questions or concerns you may have about I-Learn. In addition to I-Learn, ISRs can provide one-on-one training for commonly used programs including the Microsoft Office Suite, the Adobe Suite, Box.com, Qualtrics, and Adobe Connect.
One of the ways in which ISRs can help faculty members is through an office visit. This will allow your ISR to visit with you in a comfortable setting, using your own equipment. To arrange for an office visit with your ISR, call x7230 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org . A list of ISRs and their corresponding departments is available at www.byui.edu/ats/ftc .
I-Learn Information Meeting Fall 2012
The following are videos from the I-Learn Information Meeting held in the fall of 2012.