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Instructions

Here you will find a number of tasks that you may, at one time or another, need to accomplish in Learn. Click on a task to reveal the corresponding steps you will follow to complete it. If you have a task that you would like to see listed here, please send it to the Online Learning Team at olt@drexel.edu and we will get it posted here.

How to log in to Drexel Learn

  1. Navigate to http://learn.dcollege.net/
  2. Enter DrexelOne credentials
  3. Click Login button​

Reordering Courses in My Courses Module

  1. From the Home tab, hover over the My Courses module
  2. Click on the icon at the top right of the module (looks like a gear)
  3. Under Edit Course List, click and drag courses into the order you want them to appear
  4. Click the Submit button​

Grouping Courses by Term

  1. From the Home tab, hover over the My Courses module
  2. Click on the icon at the top right of the module (looks like a gear)
  3. Under Terms, click on the checkbox to select Group by Term
  4. Select which terms you want to see and whether or not they are expanded
    • You can also reorder terms by clicking and dragging them up or down the list
  5. Click the Submit button​

How to Copy Content From Another Learn Course

  1. Navigate to the course in Learn that contains your content
  2. Under the Control Panel, click on Packages and Utilities to expand the options
  3. Click on Course Copy
  4. Under Select Copy Options, click the Browse button
  5. Click the radio button next to the course you want to copy to
  6. Click the Submit button
  7. If you want everything, click the Select All button
    • You can pick and choose items to include in the copy
    • Be sure to include tools if you want the links that were created for them
  8. Under File Attachments, choose the option, "Copy links and copies of the content"
  9. Click the Submit button
  10. You will see a green confirmation bar and receive an e-mail when the copy has completed

Importing a ZIP package of content into a Learn course

  1. After you have downloaded the Zip file to your computer, click on the course into which you would like to import the Zip file.
  2. Under Control Panel in the left-hand menu, click on Packages and Utilities.
  3. Select Import Package / View Logs.
  4. On the next screen, click Import Package.
  5. Click the Browse button and browse to the Zip file you downloaded to your computer.
  6. Under "3. Select Course Materials," click the "Select All" button.
  7. Click Submit at the bottom of the screen.
  8. You will receive an email when the import is complete.​

Change Course Start or End Dates

NOTE: These instructions can be used to allow student access to a course before the start of term or after the end of the term. If you need to reopen a course that is no longer in Drexel Learn, please contact olt@drexel.edu for assistance.

  1. Under Control Panel, click Customization, then click Properties
  2. In section 3 (“Set Course Duration”), enter the desired Start Date and End Date
  3. Click the Submit button at the top or bottom of the page

 

How to create a Test Student account

  1. Enter one of your courses in Learn where you are an Instructor and would like to create a temporary account
  2. In the left navigation, under the Control Panel heading, click to expand the Course Tools option
  3. Click on the Add Test Student link
  4. Make note of the username, it will be your Drexel username with _s appended to it
  5. Set a password for this account
  6. Make sure the Enroll checkbox is checked
  7. Click the Submit button

Please note, all Test Student accounts will be unenrolled from all courses across the system on a quarterly basis.

Test Student accounts can be created and enrolled in courses to allow an instructor to view and test their course(s) as a student would see it. We recommend that after you test the item(s) in your course, that you un-enroll the Test Student from the course.  Since the Test Student behaves as a normal student, having it enrolled for extended times will affect certain pieces of your Learn course (such as Grade Center averages).

Furthermore, we strongly recommend that your Test Student be enrolled in only one course at a time.  If an issue were to occur where content was cross-linked (the content item is in one section, but the actual content in the content collection lived in another), and the Test Student was enrolled in both sections, instructors would be unable to detect this issue with their Test Student, since it (unlike the students) would have the proper permissions to view those files.​

How to log in with a Test Student account

  1. Make sure you have created your Test Student account
  2. Go to http://learn.dcollege.net/
  3. Log in with your Test Student account credentials (the username will end with _s)​

Selecting the Mail or Messages Tool

Drexel Learn contains two tools for communication: Mail and Messages.

Mail is an external tool, which sends an email to your selected recipents' Drexel email accounts.  Any replies to that email would be returned to your Drexel email account.

Messages is a completely internal tool.  The message is retained entirely within Learn.  Users need to log into Learn to read and reply to their messages.  Replies are also kept within the system.  There is no external notification for messages.

Once you have selected which tool you are going to use in your course, you can disable the other tool by doing the following:

  1. From within the course, click on Customization
  2. Click on Tool Availability
  3. Uncheck the option for the tool you don't wish to use
  4. Click submit

It's also a good idea to set the expectation for your students on how you are going to handle communication within the course.

NOTE: Some colleges may have pre-set these options, and you may be unable to overridden them.

Recommended Test Settings

Unless it is absolutely necessary, do not enable the Force Completion setting for tests.  Force Completion will lock a student out of an exam if they leave it or otherwise lose their connection.

An alternative to this setting is enabling the Timer on a Test.  If this is selected along with Auto-Submit, a timer will run from the moment the student starts the exam.  The timer will continue to run, even if the student leaves the test.  In this circumstance, if the connection were to be dropped, the student could resume the test from where he or she left off.  When the timer expires (either during the test or while the student has left the test), it will be automatically submitted on behalf of the student.

These settings can be found either when initially deploying a test, or by clicking Edit the Test Options from the existing tests drop-down menu.

How to Grant a Student an Additional Attempt

​If you need to grant a student another attempt on a test, we recommend you do not use Clear Attempt. That will completely remove the attempt from the system and you will not be able to retrieve it. Instead, use the Ignore Attempt. This will keep the original attempt in the system and allow the student to take the test/submit the assignment again.

  1. Locate the cell containing the attempt in the Full Grade Center
  2. Click the drop-down menu with the cell and select View Grade Details
  3. Click the Ignore Attempt button

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