Qwickly Course Tools provides several functions for working with multiple courses. You can send e-mails, create course content and assignments, make your courses available, or post announcements in multiple courses at once. This tool is similar to the Qwickly module formerly in the top-right corner of the previous Scholar screen.
Accessing Qwickly Course Tools
To access Qwickly Course Tools, click on the Tools link on the left side of the main Scholar page.
Then, click Qwickly Course Tools.
To send e-mail to your course(s), click on the Send E-mail link at the left.
Select the course(s) that you'd like to e-mail on the left.
Choose whether you want to e-mail everyone, or only particular roles (student, instructor, course builder) in the class. Unless you have multiple instructors in the course who don't need to receive the e-mail, it's usually best to leave it as Everyone.
Put in a subject, and type your e-mail.
To attach files to your e-mail, click on the Computer link on the bottom.
Then, click Choose File to find your file.
Click Submit to send your e-mail.
You can also create an assignment across multiple courses. To do so, select Create Assignment on the left.
Select the courses that you'd like to create the assignment in on the left.
Give the assignment a name, and set the due date and time if you'd like one.
Type instructions in the box below that.
In the next set of boxes, you can set the availability of the assignment.
You MUST select a content area for the assignment to go in by checking Select Content Area.
If you want the assignment in the same area in all of your selected courses, you can choose that content area from the dropdown menu. Otherwise, select Select Per Course.
If you do click "Select Per Course," you can select the destination content area on the left.
Click Submit, and the assignment will be created in the selected courses.
Making Courses Available
Qwickly Course Tools availability works pretty much the same as it did in the old Qwickly tool. To use it, click Course Availability.
You will see toggles for all of your courses. Click the relevant toggle to change the availability status of your course.
If you have a lot of courses, you can search for a course, view only available courses, or view only unavailable courses with the boxes on the top.
You can also post announcements in multiple courses. To do so, choose Post Announcement.
Select the courses that you'd like the announcement to appear for on the left.
Give the assignment a title, and type the text of the announcement in the textbox.
If the assignment should only be displayed at certain times, enter the "Display After" and "Display Until" dates. If you want students to receive the announcement by e-mail immediately, check the Send E-mail box. Otherwise, the announcement will be sent in a daily digest.
Click Submit, and the announcement will be created.
Adding Items/Files to Multiple Courses
Qwickly Course Tools allows you to add content such as files, information, or links to your course. These are added in as items in your courses. To add in content, click on Create Content at the left.
Select the Course(s) in which you'd like to add content.
Give the content a title, and enter any explanatory text.
You can then attach files from either your computer or your Google Drive.
To attach from your computer, click the Computer button.
Then, click Choose File to choose a file.
You'll then use your computer's file dialog to select a file.
To attach from your Google Drive, click the Google Drive button.
You'll be asked whether you want to upload the file to Scholar, or create a link to it in your Google Drive. Choose one and click Continue.
Then, click Drive.
If this is your first time using Qwickly with your Google Drive, you'll need to select one to use.
You'll then be asked to confirm the permissions. Click Allow at each step.
After you do, you'll be brought to the file selection screen. Select a file (remember, Google Docs, Sheets, etc. cannot be uploaded), and click Select.
The file will be attached.
Whichever method you use, you MUST select a content area for your content to go into. These are the menu items at the left of your Scholar page.
Check the box next to Select Content Area.
If you want the item to appear in the SAME content area in all courses that you've selected, select it from the dropdown menu that appears next to the Select Content Area label.
Otherwise, check the box that reads Select per Course.
You'll then be able to select the content area for each course you've selected.
Click Submit, and the content will be added to your course(s).
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