News Forum

A special forum for general course announcements. Posts in this forum are automatically emailed to the class list. No student participation is available.

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An online activity where students, teaching assistants and instructors can exchange ideas by posting comments.

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initiating email from your within your cuLearn course is easy. You can compose an email, set your signature, view draft email, view email history and configure mail settings.  This block has a complete list of students in your course.

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As a teaching assistant the chat feature allows you and the participants to have a real-time discussion via the web.

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BigBlueButton is a synchronous learning tool that allows instructors and TAs to host live online classes, office hours or other meetings within their cuLearn course.

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Tools available to teaching assistants

As a teaching assistant you have access to all of the features that a student has and a few of the features that the course instructor uses.

  • You will be able to add  course news announcements.
  • You will be able to email students, other teaching assistants and the course instructor.
  • You will be able to enter grades into the grade item categories.
  • You will be able to initiate the BigBlueButton tool.

The tools that you have access to in cuLearn can be controlled by the course instructor. You may be restricted from using some features of cuLearn. Please contact your course instructor for answers regarding you privileges regarding these tools.