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1 studentcentral is changing Dr Les Ellam : Learning Technologies Adviser (Falmer - ext 3543)

2 Time for an upgrade When? – from midnight on Friday 17 th to Wednesday 22 nd July (at risk till 27 th July) Why? – The current version will soon be unsupported – Many new and improved features Where can I find out more? – Watch out for the documentation – Read this file! Dr Les Ellam : Learning Technologies Adviser (Falmer - ext 3543)

3 What will a student see? Something like this.... Dr Les Ellam : Learning Technologies Adviser (Falmer - ext 3543)

4 What will an instructor see? With Edit Mode On...something like this Dr Les Ellam : Learning Technologies Adviser (Falmer - ext 3543)

5 New Look So what is new and changed then?? Dr Les Ellam : Learning Technologies Adviser (Falmer - ext 3543) Whats In Whats Out

6 Whats In and Whats Out (click the hyperlinks to see more) InOut Edit Mode On and in-line editingControl Panel Grade CenterGradebook Drag and DropRe-ordering items by numbers Options arrowModify/Manage/Copy/Remove buttons Expandable/Collapsible side menuStatic menu Menus with subheaders and dividersUnfriendly menu links Assignments tool; TurnitinUKDigital Dropbox Dr Les Ellam : Learning Technologies Adviser (Falmer - ext 3543)

7 Whats New Dr Les Ellam : Learning Technologies Adviser (Falmer - ext 3543)

8 Whats New (click the hyperlinks to see more) Edit Mode – No need to ponder over whether a feature or function is accessible from the Control Panel, Edit View or Display View or any other view! Just click the Edit Mode button to switch it ON and you are given full access to all of the Instructor controls and management tools from inline menus Dashboard page – When you open a study area now it is likely that the first thing youll see is the Dashboard with its collection of useful bits and pieces. Easier to add content using expandable menus – The Instructor Control Panel is now always visible from any page under Course Management on the left hand side of the page within a course. Menu options are grouped under expandable headings by type; for example if you wanted to access the Grade Center click on Evaluation. Hide/Show the side menu Clicking the Hide/Show course menu symbol conceals the left hand menu panel giving you more room on the page Dr Les Ellam : Learning Technologies Adviser (Falmer - ext 3543)

9 Notes While the upgrade is being done, access the online library at Access Community at No content will be lost during the upgrade Except ALL files submitted via the Digital Dropbox (so download any you have NOW!) Dr Les Ellam : Learning Technologies Adviser (Falmer - ext 3543)

10 The wait is nearly over. The new studentcentral is almost here

11 Edit Mode On and inline editing Dr Les Ellam : Learning Technologies Adviser (Falmer - ext 3543) Go back Bit more info?

12 The Grade Center Dr Les Ellam : Learning Technologies Adviser (Falmer - ext 3543) Go back Bit more info?

13 Extra stuff All controls for adding, structuring and customising content are now directly and permanently available on the page you are working using expandable menus Tools, content areas and items can be immediately edited and deleted from the same page using menus directly linked to them Different operations have been grouped together under new and more appropriate menu headings that were previously separated into different menu options, pages and sections There hasnt just been a change in name, the new structure of the Grade Center now has the familiar feel of a spreadsheet. The layout and labeling of buttons and menus have been altered to reflect the way tutors work on screen and all of the grading options are accessible from the same page Dr Les Ellam : Learning Technologies Adviser (Falmer - ext 3543) Go back

14 Drag and Drop Dr Les Ellam : Learning Technologies Adviser (Falmer - ext 3543) Go back No more having to reorganise your items by fiddling with the number drop down menu...just click on the drag and drop ( ) symbol and drag the item to the position you want it in the list.

15 Options arrow Dr Les Ellam : Learning Technologies Adviser (Falmer - ext 3543) Go back To view the menus: Move the cursor over the double arrow item options arrows ( ) to see the drop down menus

16 Expandable/Collapsible side menu Dr Les Ellam : Learning Technologies Adviser (Falmer - ext 3543) Go back

17 Headers and dividers in the menu bar Dr Les Ellam : Learning Technologies Adviser (Falmer - ext 3543) Information, Learning, Communication and Resources are all menu subheadings with dividers underneath separating different teaching processes Any menu links which contain NO content are hidden from students but visible to you when Edit Mode is ON Go back

18 Dashboard page Dr Les Ellam : Learning Technologies Adviser (Falmer - ext 3543) Go back All notifications (Announcements, New Content) can be easily seen in the Whats New box. A Thesaurus and Calculator are readily available with a Textpad for your personal use

19 Easier to add content using the expandable menus SSM Summer Planning Day Go back Clicking one of the item option symbols ( ) brings up a drop down menu of things you can do relevant to where you are

20 Hide/Show the side menu Dr Les Ellam : Learning Technologies Adviser (Falmer - ext 3543) now you see it now you dont Go back


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