We want to redo our default menu items.
What do you have in your default?
We have the following default course menu:
Welcome (Content Area)
We want professors to build their courses out from scratch since they all take different routes in their teaching. Also, once they have built them they copy the course semester to semester.
This is our univeristy's default menu:
Here's our course menu:
We used to have Send email, but too many users were sending email to the entire course instead of to just the instructor(s) or just to specific people, so we put those short cuts on the menu.
The For Instructors area includes information about supporting accessibility and universal design, links to Bb webinar recordings (BITS) and the instructor playlist, a link to our website, and information about Quality Matters, which was used to develop the template.
Hope this helps.
Resources (This folder contains a wealth of college resources).
Home Page (Module page: Announcements, Tasks, What's New, Needs Attention, To Do, Content Collection, Alerts)
These are on the menu but hidden by default to students:
Bb Learn Help
These were in place prior to me starting here. I would put in Calendar and show Bb Help by defaily.
I might remove My Messages or add Email. A lot of faculty don't realize students don't receive messages in their email and that causes communication issues.
This is my institution's default menu:
Faculty may add 2 additional course menus as well.
Library is an external link.
Recorded Sessions is a tool link to our Lecture Capture service (Panopto)
The rest should be fairly self explanatory
Hi Jennifer / all
Thanks to all for their contributions here - very useful.
Here's a newly created course menu at Edge Hill University in the UK:
Note that Discussion and Collaborate are available by default - and that we have Ultra installed here with all rights available to users, so encouraging independent student use. However, we've found in the past that students don't engage, but rather use Skype, Hangouts etc. Similar to discussion - there's lots of Facebook use that seems to undermine course discussion boards.
Very kindest regards
Home Page goes to a Modules page that includes Announcements, Tasks, etc.
Recorded Lectures goes to the Panopto lecture capture directory.
Ours is simply Announcements because we have several templates that are used in course creation. We don't want to end up with duplicate menu items when the templates get copied into the courses. Also, the McGraw-Hill Connect (Tegrity) building block adds a Tegrity Courses menu item to any new courses in the system.
Our default menu is
Faculty information links to "Contacts". Course Information, Course Documents, Assignments are content areas. After that the faculty can modify as they need/want.
Exams & Quizzes
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