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==Duplicate a Site, reusing all content from a previous semester==
 
==Duplicate a Site, reusing all content from a previous semester==
  
''This option allows you to create an exact copy of another course site. If you select this option, no student submissions, forum posts, or grades will be copied over to the new site. You'll need to [[https://ewiki.udayton.edu/isidore/Updating_a_Duplicated_Site update dates and content]] for the current semester''
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''This option allows you to create an exact copy of another course site. If you select this option, no student submissions, forum posts, or grades will be copied over to the new site. You'll need to [[Updating a Duplicated Site|update dates and content]] for the current semester''
  
 
#Click on the '''Sites''' menu (3x3 waffle icon) in the upper right-hand portion of the screen.
 
#Click on the '''Sites''' menu (3x3 waffle icon) in the upper right-hand portion of the screen.
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#*If you still don't see your course listed, click on the '''Still cannot find your course/section?''' link and manually enter the "Subject", "Course", and "Section" and click on '''Create Site'''.  A request will go to the Office of E-Learning who will either approve the request or will contact you for more information.
 
#*If you still don't see your course listed, click on the '''Still cannot find your course/section?''' link and manually enter the "Subject", "Course", and "Section" and click on '''Create Site'''.  A request will go to the Office of E-Learning who will either approve the request or will contact you for more information.
 
#The site creation process may take a few minutes, depending on how much content is being duplicated.
 
#The site creation process may take a few minutes, depending on how much content is being duplicated.
#Your course site is now available.  You may [[https://ewiki.udayton.edu/isidore/Updating_a_Duplicated_Site|begin modifying it]] for the upcoming semester.
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#Your course site is now available.  You may [[Updating a Duplicated Site|begin modifying it]] for the upcoming semester.
  
 
==Create a Site from Template==
 
==Create a Site from Template==

Revision as of 21:58, 4 November 2020

Instructors who wish to use Isidore must create their course sites each semester. These instructions will show you how to create your Isidore course site(s) three different ways. Course sites will be available for creation approximately 10 weeks before the 1st day of the upcoming term.

Create a Blank Site from Scratch

This option allows you to create an empty (or blank) course site. If you choose this option, you'll be able to select which tools are installed in the course site.

  1. Click on the Sites menu (3x3 waffle icon) in the upper right-hand portion of the screen.
  2. Click on the Create New Site button.
  3. Select the academic term in which you'll be teaching and select Continue.
  4. Any courses that you're listed as the instructor of record will be displayed on the screen. To create a course site, select the check box next to the course you would like to create. Please note that if you select multiple courses during this step, they will be combined into the same course site. If you would like to create separate course sites, you need to create your course sites one at a time. Click on Continue.
    • If you do not see your course(s) listed, click on the I'm unable to find my course or section... link and click on Continue. Select the "Subject", "Course", and "Section" from the drop-down menus and click on Continue.
    • If you still don't see your course listed, click on the Still cannot find your course/section? link and manually enter the "Subject", "Course", and "Section" and click on Continue. A request will go to the Office of E-Learning who will either approve the request or will contact you for more information.
  5. Verify your name and email address on the next screen and click Continue.
  6. Check the box next to the tools you wish to use in your course site. Please note that students are often annoyed if a tool sits empty all semester, so make sure that you're only selecting tools that will be used during the course. Click Continue.
  7. Select whether the course should be published (made available to students) and click on Continue. If you choose not to publish your course site, your course will automatically be published at 8 AM on the first day of classes. If you create your site after this point, you'll need to publish your course site to make it available to students.
  8. Click on the Create Site button.
  9. Your course site is now available. You may begin modifying it for the upcoming semester.

Duplicate a Site, reusing all content from a previous semester

This option allows you to create an exact copy of another course site. If you select this option, no student submissions, forum posts, or grades will be copied over to the new site. You'll need to update dates and content for the current semester

  1. Click on the Sites menu (3x3 waffle icon) in the upper right-hand portion of the screen.
  2. Click on the Create New Site button.
  3. Select Duplicate an existing site, select the site you wish to duplicate from, select the new term you'll be teaching, and choose whether to publish the site (make it available to students). Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Go to Roster Selection.
  4. Any courses that you're listed as the instructor of record will be displayed on the screen. Select which roster(s) of students should have access to the new site. Please note that if you select multiple rosters during this step, they will be combined into the same course site. If you would like to create separate course sites, you need to create your course sites one at a time. Click on Create Site.
    • If you do not see your course(s) listed, select the "Subject", "Course", and "Section" from the drop-down menus and click on Create Site.
    • If you still don't see your course listed, click on the Still cannot find your course/section? link and manually enter the "Subject", "Course", and "Section" and click on Create Site. A request will go to the Office of E-Learning who will either approve the request or will contact you for more information.
  5. The site creation process may take a few minutes, depending on how much content is being duplicated.
  6. Your course site is now available. You may begin modifying it for the upcoming semester.

Create a Site from Template

This option is coming soon.

Create a Site, reusing some content from specific tools

This option allows you to create a site from scratch, but you can select specific tools you would like copied from another site. For example, maybe you only want to use Assignments from last semester. This option would allow you to do so.

  1. Click on the Sites menu (3x3 waffle icon) in the upper right-hand portion of the screen.
  2. Click on the Create New Site button.
  3. Select the academic term in which you'll be teaching and select Continue.
  4. Any courses that you're listed as the instructor of record will be displayed on the screen. To create a course site, select the check box next to the course you would like to create. Please note that if you select multiple courses during this step, they will be combined into the same course site. If you would like to create separate course sites, you need to create your course sites one at a time. Click on Continue.
    • If you do not see your course(s) listed, click on the I'm unable to find my course or section... link and click on Continue. Select the "Subject", "Course", and "Section" from the drop-down menus and click on Continue.
    • If you still don't see your course listed, click on the Still cannot find your course/section? link and manually enter the "Subject", "Course", and "Section" and click on Continue. A request will go to the Office of E-Learning who will either approve the request or will contact you for more information.
  5. Verify your name and email address on the next screen and click Continue.
  6. Check the box next to the tools you wish to use in your course site. Please note that students are often annoyed if a tool sits empty all semester, so make sure that you're only selecting tools that will be used during the course.
  7. Under the "Re-use Material from Other Sites You Own" section, select the "Yes, from these sites:" option and select the site(s) you want to copy content from.
  8. Click Continue.
  9. Select which tools you want to copy content from by checking the box next to them.
  10. Click Continue.
  11. Select whether the course should be published (made available to students) and click on Continue. If you choose not to publish your course site, your course will automatically be published on Thursday, August 20th at 8:00 A.M. If you create your site after this point, you'll need to publish your course site to make it available to students.
  12. Click on the Create Site button.
  13. Your course site is now available. You may begin modifying it for the upcoming semester.

If you have any problems or questions during the course creation process, please feel free to contact the Office of E-Learning at (937) 229-5039 or elearning@udayton.edu.

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