Use Memos to inform students and Forms to ask questions and receive short answers from them. Use Quizzes, Forums, Essays and Polls to make assignments. Students go to your home page and follow a link to their assignments.
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Go to the Teachtools home
page at www.teachtools.com and use
Members "Log in"
to access the Teachtools Page Manager - your personal home
page at Teachtools. You create, update, and delete course
pages with Page Manager. To start a new course, click on the
link to Course Setup.
Name the course, specify defaults, pick Starter Pages, and hit "Go do it!" to create your course site. When your browser window redraws and you see the Course Setup with the "Success!" stamp at the top, click on the link to Page Manager.
Page Manager displays a table for each one of your courses. Choosing the default Starter Pages for a new course called "intro" would produce the table displayed below. Each page you create has its own row in this table. Click on the link in the Edit column to edit a page.
Add rubrics to forms,
copy and paste your syllabus, add a welcome message to your
home page, and your course site will be ready for use.
Notify students of your home page address by putting the web
address on the printed syllabus or writing it on the
blackboard on the first day of class.
Use the Makers in the row at the bottom of the course table to create new pages for your course.
There are so many new things to try, don't feel compelled to try them all at once.
To update, revise, amend, fix spelling mistakes or broken links, or add weekly updates to your home and/or assignment pages, go to Page Manager, find the page you want to change, and click on the link in the Edit column.
You can access
your pages and change them anywhere you can access the
Except for Forms, all Teachtools pages require the Roster. Rosters are accessible from the Page Manager. Rosters require firstname and lastname and student number. A Roster is created for you automatically when you create a new course and is created with the student number 9999 so you can test your page before linking it to your course site.
is up-to-date for late additions and no-shows you can keep
students apprised of their grades
by using the Report
the course. The Report Card is also accessed from Page
To revise the default settings for your course site and create additional Starter Pages, click on the link in the Edit column to edit the Course Setup.
To save a Maker for future use, go to Page Manager, and click on its link in the Edit column. Then go to the File menu of your browser, and choose "save as" html or source. Delete whatever your browser wants to call the saved file, and give it a name.html that you will associate with this Maker.
Do it this way!
Whenever you want to
reuse the page again, simply open the saved Maker in your
browser, make your changes, and hit "Go do it!"
Pages can be deleted by going to the Page Manager, checking the boxes at the end of the relevant page rows, and hitting the "Go do it!" button.
Once pages are deleted,
they're gone. So make sure you save the Maker if you intend
to use a page again.
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