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Tips for Starting your Semester


OAKS Training

Remember, OAKS went through an upgrade over the summer. If you’re new to OAKS and wondering what to do, or would like a refresher of the new changes, TLT will be holding training sessions throughout the semester. For a full listing of all the TLT training sessions check out http://tlt.eventbrite.com.

Rolling Course Content From One Course To Another

Don't forget you can roll over an old OAKS course into a course in the new semester so you don't have to rebuild your courses from scratch. A tutorial is available on the OAKS blog, or via direct link: http://goo.gl/Nwuh4

Crosslisting OAKS Courses

Crosslisting allows you to combine two or more OAKS classes into one so that you only have to post material once. This is fantastic for those of you teaching multiple sections of the same course. IMPORTANT: You need to crosslist BEFORE your students contribute to the course as all student work and grades will be lost during the crosslisting. It is recommended that you crosslist BEFORE you put any content in the course as well. To request a crosslisting, complete the Request to Crosslist form available on the OAKS Homepage in the OAKS Requests widget. Allow 3 business days for completion.

Fake Student

If you want a fake student in your OAKS classes you should request it soon. A fake student allows you to take quizzes/tests, submit assignments and see the gradebook exactly how the students do. You can request a Fake Student by completing the Request a User be added to your OAKS course form available on the OAKS Homepage in the OAKS Requests widget. Allow 3 business days for completion.


Download the full PDF of the August 2014 Newsletter: August 2014 Newsletter
Topics for this month include:

  • Getting Your Semester Started in OAKS
  • New TLT Checkout Equipment
  • iPad and vText
  • Problem-Based Learning in the Classroom
    And much more!


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