Tutorials

Face-to-face Training Sessions:

TLT offers face-to-face training sessions on the most commonly used OAKS tools. You can view the TLT Training calendar at http://tlt.eventbrite.com. You can also email tlt@cofc.edu to set up a one-on-one consultation with your instructional technologist.

Step-by-step Tutorials:

For a comprehensive list of tutorials for OAKS tools and other technology applications, please visit: http://blogs.cofc.edu/tlttutorials.  Once there search for either “OAKS” which will pull up ALL of the OAKS tutorials for ALL of the OAKS tools of if you know the name of a specific tool you can enter that name in the Search box.

Below are ONLY a few OAKS tools video and step-by-step text tutorials.  Teaching, Learning and Technology (TLT) can help you get started using the tools within OAKS and designing a hybrid or fully online course.

  • Viewing Statistics for Discussions
    The statistics tool for OAKS Discussions allows instructors to view data for the whole class and individual students. This can be used to monitor student engagement and track participation in Discussions. See this TLT tutorial for directions on how to view OAKS Discussion Stats. If you’re using Flipgrid for class video discussions, they have a […]
  • Add a OneNote Notebook to your OAKS Class
    Microsoft OneNote is a note-taking program for free-form information gathering and multi-user collaboration. It gathers users’ notes, drawings, screen clippings, and audio commentaries. Notes can be shared with other OneNote users over the Internet or a network (Wikipedia). Teachers can use OneNote to organize lesson plans in searchable digital notebooks, and staff can create a sharable content library. Encourage students to handwrite notes and sketch diagrams. OneNote can be integrated into your OAKS Content area so that you can deliver content and notes to your students.       View the OneNote in OAKS Tutorial
  • Interact and engage with students in OAKS
    These tutorials are all about interacting with your students via the: Activity Feed Announcements/News Tool Discussion Tool Groups Tool Post messages and links to course materials in the Activity Tool Activity Feed is a course homepage widget that provides a central location for instructors to post messages and assignments. You can also provide links to course materials and external resources. This gives learners the ability to quickly access links to important materials, comment on messages made by instructors and classmates, and upload files to assignment posts. Visit Post messages and links to learn more about the Activity Tool Post course announcements in the Announcements Tool The Announcements tool enables you to create news items that help communicate course updates, changes, and new information to your users quickly and effectively. Since My Home or Course Home is the first page that users often see when they log in or access their courses, the News widget is a good area for displaying important information. Visit Post Course Announcements Create and manage discussion forums Use the Discussions tool in your course to encourage users to share thoughts on course material with their peers. You can set up forums and topics for users to ask questions, discuss course content and assignments, and work together in assigned groups and sections. Visit Create and manage discussion forums Create group work areas with the Groups Tool Create group work areas for users with the Groups tool. You can use groups to organize users’ work on projects and assignments, or you can create special work areas for users with different learning needs. Users can belong to multiple groups within the same course. For example, each user can simultaneously belong to a group for class projects, a group for special interest discussions, and a group for advanced users. Each group can have its own discussion forums, assignments, and locker area to work in. You can grade members of groups individually or as a team. Visit Create group work areas for learners
  • Student: OAKS – Self-enrolling in a Group
    OAKS Groups allows faculty to create self-enroll groups, where students can sign up for the specific group they want.  This tutorial outlines how a student can enroll themselves in a group.  Note:  This is only available if the faculty member has created a self-enroll group within their OAKS class. Step-by-Step Instructions: STUDENT: HOW TO SELF-ENROLL […]
  • OAKS – Release Conditions: Create a custom learning path in your course
    Create a custom learning path in a course Release conditions allow you to create a custom learning path through the materials in your course. When you attach a release condition to an item, users cannot see that item until they meet the associated condition. For example, you could attach a release condition to the second […]

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For a list of OAKS tools and their uses, please visit our  OAKS tools list  page.
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