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Instructor Tips

Set different due dates for sections that are combined

When combining sections, all material is managed in one Learning Suite course, rather than having a separate one for each section.

Therefore, if sections are combined but have different due dates for assignments or exams, the instructor can make section exceptions.

Click here for more information.

Create a student ratings assignment

Instructors can create a student ratings assignment, which automatically reminds students to complete the student ratings survey towards the end of the semester/term. The completion information is passed back to Learning Suite (regardless of the method the student uses to access the ratings site), which will automatically give students who completed the survey full credit.

Click here for more information and then click Student Ratings.

Retrieve information about withdrawn students

Instructors may need to estimate the last day a student attended or accessed their course. They can do this by finding the last time the student accessed the course on Learning Suite.

Also, instructors may need to view the grade a student most recently had when they withdrew from the class.

Click here for more information.

Quickly adjust due dates after copying a course to a new semester

When a course is copied over to a new semester, the instructor may need to adjust due dates for the course material. There are 2 easy ways to do this.

One easy way is to move these items on the Schedule. Items can be dragged to the correct day. Days on the schedule can also be copied, swapped, and moved. Click here for more information on the Course Schedule.

Another way to quickly adjust due dates is the Batch Edit feature. This feature allows instructors to edit multiple assignments and exams simultaneously. Click here for more information and then click Batch Edit Functions.

Share various course items with other instructors or in a group

A convenient way to share course materials is to create a community, add the material to the community, and then add those who need to access the materials to the community.

Click here for more information on creating a community and click Community Course.

Create a recurring assignment

Creating a recurring assignment is helpful when instructors have assignments that are repeated throughout the semester. This feature allows the instructor to create several assignments at once.

Click here for more information about how to create a recurring assignment, click Advanced Options, and scroll down to Create a Recurring Assignment.

Link to internal Learning Suite items

If the instructor wants to link students to a Content page, exam, assignment, etc., they can link to the item internally.

First, navigate to the page that the students will be linked to. Go to Student View and then copy the URL at the top of the browser.

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Go back to Instructor View and navigate where the link will be. When in the Rich Text Editor, highlight the text, click the link icon, and paste the url. Click OK.

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Create an assignment that uses an external pluginBYU offers many LTI's or external plugins for instructors to use for free. Click here for the list of all Global LTI's available to instructors.