rSmart Sakai CLE User Guide, Version 2.8

rSmart Sakai CLE User Guide, Version 2.8
User Documentation Version 2.8
Released by rSmart: June 11, 2011
Customized Release for Use at Illinois State University: December 15, 2011; Updated September 5,
2012
NOTE: This guide has been revised to reflect the
LMS Identity (Reggienet) and Tool Names (Course
Mail, Email Tool, Modules, Discussions, Resources &
Materials, Gradebook2 and File Drop) adopted in
Illinois State University’s installation of mySakai.
Throughout the guide, the names of the tools as they
appear in the Reggienet’s Contextual Help System
will be provided in parentheses.
Revision History
Version 1.0: June 13, 2011, by rSmart
(Initial release for CLE version 2.8.0)
Version 1.1: September 12, 2011, by rSmart
(Revised and additional content for CLE version 2.8.0)
Version 1.2: September 5, 2012, by ISU CTLT
(Revised and additional content for Gradebook2)
Copyright © 2011-2012 rSmart. Members of the rSmart Support Network (RSN) may reproduce,
repurpose, and create derivative works from this document at their discretion. They may also
share this document and all derivative works with other organizations in the rSmart Support
Network. All other rights reserved.
Contents
Reggienet (mySakai) Fundamentals
14
My Workspace ...............................................................................................15
About Reggienet Screens ...........................................................................................24
Logout Area.................................................................................................... 24
Quicklinks and My Sites .................................................................................24
Site Name ...................................................................................................... 24
Tool Name...................................................................................................... 24
Reset Button ( ) ...........................................................................................24
Contextual Help Button ( ) .......................................................................... 25
Tools Menu .................................................................................................... 25
“Users Present” List .......................................................................................25
Body of the Screen ........................................................................................25
Performing Common Tasks ........................................................................................26
Logging In ...................................................................................................... 26
Selecting a Site ..............................................................................................26
Selecting a Tool .............................................................................................28
Returning to a Site or Tool Home Page .........................................................29
Help ................................................................................................................30
Using the Rich Text Editor ............................................................................. 33
Selecting Multiple Items from a List Field ......................................................42
Working with Lists ..........................................................................................43
Customizing a Site Home Page ..................................................................... 45
Specifying Email Notification Options ............................................................49
Working with Attachments, Files, etc. ............................................................49
Adding an Attachment....................................................................................51
Displaying Copyright Alerts ............................................................................ 53
Search ............................................................................................................ 54
Course Information Tools
56
Syllabus.......................................................................................................................57
General View.................................................................................................. 57
Creating a Syllabus Item ................................................................................58
Editing a Syllabus Item ..................................................................................61
Printing a Syllabus .........................................................................................62
Redirecting your Syllabus .............................................................................. 63
Reordering Syllabus Items ............................................................................. 63
Deleting Syllabus Items .................................................................................64
Announcements .......................................................................................................... 65
Accessing the Announcements Tool .............................................................65
Creating an Announcement ........................................................................... 68
Editing an Announcement .............................................................................. 71
Deleting an Announcement............................................................................ 72
Changing Permissions for Using the Announcements Tool .........................73
Merging/Unmerging Announcements ............................................................74
Setting Announcements Options ................................................................... 75
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Calendar......................................................................................................................78
Viewing Calendars .........................................................................................78
Subscribing to External Calendars ................................................................85
Managing Events ...........................................................................................86
Merging and Unmerging Calendars ...............................................................89
Importing Calendar Events ............................................................................ 90
Adding and Removing Calendar Fields .........................................................93
Changing Permissions for Using the Calendar Tool ...................................... 95
Gradebook2 ................................................................................................................97
Navigating the Gradebook User Interface .....................................................98
Working with the Gradebook Tab .................................................................. 99
Working with the Spreadsheet Frame .........................................................101
Creating a Gradebook.................................................................................. 103
Setting up the Gradebook ............................................................................ 103
Adding Gradebook Categories .................................................................... 106
Changing a Category ................................................................................... 108
Deleting a Category .....................................................................................109
Adding Gradebook Items ............................................................................. 109
Changing Gradebook Items ......................................................................... 112
Deleting Gradebook Items ........................................................................... 113
Working with Items Created in Other Tools ................................................. 113
Entering Grades and Comments ................................................................. 115
Editing Grades and Comments .................................................................... 119
Viewing Grades ............................................................................................120
Overriding Auto-calculated Course Grades ................................................. 126
Reverting Back to Auto-calculated Course Grades ..................................... 127
Viewing Gradebook History ......................................................................... 127
Viewing Gradebook Statistics ...................................................................... 129
Setting Grader Permissions ......................................................................... 130
Changing Course Grade Format and Scale ................................................ 131
Importing Grades in Gradebook2 ................................................................132
Exporting Grades .........................................................................................141
For Students: Viewing Grades ..................................................................... 144
Feedback .................................................................................................................. 146
Feedback Home Page ................................................................................. 146
Viewing Feedback (as a Student) ................................................................146
Creating and Adding a Feedback File .........................................................147
Viewing Feedback (as an Instructor) ...........................................................148
Updating a Feedback File ............................................................................ 150
Deleting a Feedback File ............................................................................. 150
Downloading a Feedback File...................................................................... 151
Communication Tools
151
Discussions (Forums) ...............................................................................................154
Accessing the Discussions (Forums) Tool................................................... 155
Setting up and Maintaining Discussion Forums........................................... 156
Participating in a Discussion ........................................................................ 172
Discussion Forums ................................................................................................... 179
Accessing the Discussion Forums Tool .......................................................180
Reading Messages ......................................................................................181
Watching a Topic .........................................................................................182
Bookmarking a Topic ................................................................................... 183
Searching for a Topic ................................................................................... 184
Posting Messages ........................................................................................185
Editing and Deleting Messages ................................................................... 190
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Starting a New Topic.................................................................................... 191
Grading by Category, Forum, or Topic ........................................................193
Viewing Your Grades ................................................................................... 199
Managing Topics ..........................................................................................200
Managing Categories ................................................................................... 204
Managing Forums ........................................................................................206
Creating and Working with User Profiles .....................................................212
Sending and Receiving Private Messages .................................................. 216
Course Mail (Messages) ...........................................................................................221
Accessing the Course Mail (Messages) Tool .............................................. 221
Sending a Message .....................................................................................221
Restricting/Allowing Sending to Email Addresses ....................................... 223
Turning Auto Forwarding On and Off ...........................................................223
Reading Messages ......................................................................................224
Using Advanced Search .............................................................................. 225
Replying to a Message ................................................................................ 226
Forwarding a Message ................................................................................ 227
Moving a Message to another Folder ..........................................................228
Moving Multiple Messages To/From a Folder.............................................. 228
Deleting Messages ......................................................................................229
Working with Folders ................................................................................... 229
Email Tool (Mailtool) ................................................................................................. 232
Accessing the Email Tool (Mailtool) .............................................................232
Sending an Email .........................................................................................232
Changing Your Default Settings .................................................................. 234
Setting Email Tool (Mailtool) Permissions ................................................... 234
Email Archive ............................................................................................................ 236
Sending Mail to All Site Participants ............................................................237
Reading Messages in the Email Archive .....................................................237
Customizing Email Archive .......................................................................... 238
Changing Permissions for Using the Email Archive Tool ...........................240
Chat Rooms (Chat Room) ........................................................................................241
Accessing Chat ............................................................................................241
Viewing Another Chat Room........................................................................ 242
Changing Your Default Chat Room .............................................................243
Posting Chat Messages ............................................................................... 243
Deleting Chat Room Messages ................................................................... 244
Clearing History for a Chat Room ................................................................244
Adding a Chat Room.................................................................................... 245
Editing Information about a Chat Room.......................................................246
Changing Permissions for Using the Chat Rooms (Chat Room) Tool ....... 246
Hiding Chat Messages ................................................................................. 247
Creating Chat Archives in Resources & Materials ....................................... 248
Learning Activities & Assessment Tools
249
Modules (Lessons) .................................................................................................... 253
Accessing the Modules (Lessons) Tool .......................................................253
Adding a Module ..........................................................................................255
Editing a Module ..........................................................................................263
Adding and Changing the Next Step in a Module ........................................ 265
Duplicating a Module ................................................................................... 266
Printing Modules ..........................................................................................267
Deleting a Module or Section ....................................................................... 267
Managing Your Modules .............................................................................. 269
Setting Preferences .....................................................................................277
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For Students: Working with Modules ...........................................................278
Web Content ............................................................................................................. 282
Accessing a Web Content Tool.................................................................... 282
Adding a Web Content Tool ......................................................................... 283
Changing a Web Content Tool..................................................................... 284
Deleting a Web Content Tool ....................................................................... 285
Resources & Materials (Resources) ......................................................................... 286
Accessing the Resources & Materials (Resources) Home Page ................ 286
Viewing the List and Accessing Folder Content .......................................... 288
Accessing a Resource ................................................................................. 289
Adding Resources ........................................................................................289
Changing the Content of Resources............................................................318
Changing Other Information for a Resource ................................................ 322
Deleting a Resource .................................................................................... 324
Moving a Resource ......................................................................................325
Copying a Resource .................................................................................... 325
Duplicating a Resource ................................................................................ 326
Reordering Resources ................................................................................. 327
Changing Types of Resources Allowed .......................................................327
Changing Permissions for Using the Resources & Materials (Resources)
Tool .............................................................................................................. 328
Uploading/Downloading Multiple Resources ............................................... 331
Tests & Quizzes ........................................................................................................ 341
Accessing the Tests & Quizzes Tool ...........................................................342
Creating and Working With Assessment Types .......................................... 343
Creating an Assessment (Standard Approach) ........................................... 348
Creating an Assessment (Create Using Markup Text) ................................370
Changing an Unpublished Assessment .......................................................372
Changing a Published Assessment .............................................................373
Previewing an Assessment .......................................................................... 375
Publishing an Assessment ........................................................................... 376
Giving an Assessment ................................................................................. 378
Working with Student Scores and Answers to Individual Questions ........... 378
Retracting a Published Assessment ............................................................388
Printing or Downloading an Assessment .....................................................389
Deleting an Assessment .............................................................................. 390
Exporting and Importing an Assessment .....................................................390
Working with Question Pools ....................................................................... 392
For Students: Taking an Assessment ..........................................................404
Assignments.............................................................................................................. 410
Assignments Tool Workflow......................................................................... 411
Accessing the Assignments Home Page .....................................................411
Instructor Activities .......................................................................................412
Student Activities .........................................................................................434
File Drop (Drop Box) ................................................................................................. 441
Blogs .........................................................................................................................443
Accessing the Blogs Tool............................................................................. 443
Viewing Blogs of Other Users ...................................................................... 444
Leaving Comments for Blog Entries ............................................................445
Adding an RSS feed for a Blog .................................................................... 446
Viewing and Managing Your Blog Entries ................................................... 447
Adding a Blog Entry .....................................................................................447
Editing a Blog Entry .....................................................................................448
Removing a Blog Entry ................................................................................ 449
Creating or Editing your Blog Profile ............................................................449
Setting User Permissions............................................................................. 450
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Polls ..........................................................................................................................452
Accessing the Polls Tool .............................................................................. 452
Adding a Poll ................................................................................................452
Editing a Poll ................................................................................................455
Deleting a Poll ..............................................................................................457
Displaying Poll Results ................................................................................ 457
Voting ........................................................................................................... 458
Assigning Permissions for the Polls Tool .....................................................458
News .........................................................................................................................460
Viewing News...............................................................................................460
Changing a News Link ................................................................................. 461
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Reggienet (mySakai) Fundamentals
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My Workspace
After you log in, Reggienet displays the home page for your private My Workspace site. From
here, you may access all of the other sites you belong to in Reggienet.
Your My Workspace site serves several purposes:

It displays a message of the day, if any, from your system administrator.

It provides a private space in which you can store and manage files.

It allows you to maintain a schedule that automatically aggregates important events
from the calendars of all the sites you belong to.

It may also display announcements and notations indicating whether you have unread
private or forum messages from the other sites you belong to.

It allows you to set global preferences for receipt of automatic email notifications,
display of your personal information, and more.

My Workspace can also serve other purposes, such as providing a place in which to view
matrices and portfolios that connect your learning experiences and allowing you to see
whether matrices and wizards created by others are awaiting your evaluation.
Like any other site, My Workspace contains many tools for your use. One of these tools is
Home, which displays the home page for your private web site. The Home screen is shown
above.
This screen shares many features with most of the other screens in Reggienet. For more
information, see About Reggienet Screens.
Customizing the My Workspace Home Page
The home page for My Workspace contains at least three areas (and—often—more) that you
may change in various ways.
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Message of the Day
The Message of the Day area is used by your system administrator to display important
messages to all users at your institution. The message of the day (if any) is displayed only in
My Workspace, so be sure to check here for messages before accessing other sites.
You may change the Message of the Day area to display only the message subject or the
subject and body of the message. You may also choose how many messages to display and
how long to display them. To change any of these display options, follow these steps:
1. Click Options on the menu bar in the Message of the Day area.
Reggienet displays the options available to you.
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2. Use the radio buttons, pulldown list, and text boxes to specify your preferences.
3. To save your changes, click Update. Or, to close the Options display without saving
your changes, click Cancel.
Calendar Summary
On your My Workspace home page, a summary-type calendar displays information about
events that have been posted in the site calendars on the group sites you belong to. If your
system has been set up to include events from external calendars, these events will be
displayed as well. For any day that has multiple events scheduled, you see a number in
brackets (such as,
) to indicate the number of events. To see the events for any given
day, click that day in the calendar.
You can change the calendar display in these ways:

Show information for either the current week or the current month.

List events in priority order, and change that order as you see fit.

Use colors to indicate events of different priority levels.
To customize the calendar display on My Workspace, follow these steps:
1. Click Options in the menu bar near the top of the Calendar area.
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Reggienet displays Calendar Options.
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2. To change the calendar view to weekly or monthly, select from the View pulldown list.
3. To rank events in priority order, under Event Types, click the name of a type of event
and then click the Move up or Move down button for the priority above or below it,
respectively.
Note: To move an event from low to high, you must select and click twice: Select the event,
click the Move up button for Medium, select the event again, and click the Move up button for
high. To move an event from high to low, select the item and move it to Medium; then select it
again and move it to Low. To move from Medium to Low or High, you need to select and click
Move Up or Down only once.
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4. To display events of different priority in different colors:
a. In the Colors section, click the painter’s palette icon (
levels.
) for one of the priority
b. When Reggienet displays a window showing the color options, click the color you
want to use for this priority level. Reggienet enters the hexadecimal code for the
color you chose in the appropriate priority field.
c. Repeat steps a and b for the other levels.
5. To save your changes, click Update. Or, to close the display without saving your
changes, click Cancel.
Recent Announcements
Your system administrator may set up your My Workspace home page to show recent
announcements from all sites you belong to.
The list of recent announcements in this space may be quite long. You have several options for
filtering and sorting the list and for moving from page to page within it. For information on
using those options, see Working with Lists.
To read the full text of an announcement in the list, follow these steps:
1. Click the subject of the announcement.
2. Reggienet displays the full text of the announcement.
3. To return to the compressed display, click Return to List.
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Course Mail & Forums Notifications
Your My Workspace home page may also contain a section that notifies you of messages
recently posted in either the Course Mail tool or the Discussions tool in any site you belong to.
If you have unread messages, you will see a number (representing the number of unread
messages) under the name of the tool.
You have two options:

To read a message, click on the number (in the example above, to read your new
private message, click on 1 under Messages). Reggienet displays the home page of the
Course Mail tool, and from there you can display the message as usual.

To mark all messages as read, click the envelope icon (
).
Tools Available in My Workspace
When your user account was created, your site administrator assigned you an account type.
Your assigned account type determines the tools you can use in My Workspace and your
permissions for using them.
The tool menu in your My Workspace looks like this:
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Tools are available to you in four categories: My Notifications, My Tools, My Settings, and My
Support.
The following table briefly explains the purpose of the tools that are available in My Workspace.
Tool
Purpose
Home
View the message of the day, information about My Workspace, and
aggregated schedule, announcement, and message information
from the sites you belong to.
Announcements
View announcements from all of your sites.
Calendar
View an aggregated list of calendar events from all of your sites;
print a PDF file of your scheduled events for the day, week, or
month.
Resources &
Materials
(Resources)
Store and organize documents, URLs, and text, audio, and video
files related to your educational experience. Some people use this
tool to save draft or backup copies of work in progress.
Portfolios
View portfolios from all of your portfolio sites.
Matrices
View matrices from all of your portfolio sites.
Evaluation System
Create and take formative and summative evaluations of sites in
Reggienet.
News
Display the contents of any dynamic syndicated news source you
choose.
Profile
Share information and communicate with other users in Reggienet.
Preferences
Customize your preferences for receiving email notifications for new
announcements, emails, syllabus items, and activity in Resources &
Materials.
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Tool
Purpose
Membership
View a list of sites you belong to and join or unjoin sites in which
membership is optional.
Account
Manage your Reggienet account.
Linked Accounts
Delete the “token” that Reggienet uses for authorizing access to a
third-party provider, such as Google. In the Resources & Materials
tool, you may create links to documents in Google Docs, after first
allowing Reggienet access to your Google account. The Linked
Accounts tool lets you remove this access.
Search
Find emails, files, and announcements that match the criteria you
specify.
Help
Access online help for using tools in Reggienet.
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About Reggienet Screens
Logout Area
You may log out of Reggienet from any screen you are working in. To log out, simply click the
Logout link in the top right corner of the screen. Reggienet displays the public Gateway screen.
Quicklinks and My Sites
Quicklinks allow you to access a few of your sites with a single click of your mouse. The number
of quick links you see depends upon the length of the names of the Quicklinked sites. The Edit
button allows you to change the sites that are Quicklinked and the order in which they are
displayed.
Toward the right side of the screen are two tabs: one that provides access to My Workspace
and another—My Sites—that provides ready access to the other sites you belong to.
Site Name
The name of the site you are currently working in is prominently displayed near the top of the
screen. For example, if you are in My Workspace, that name will be displayed. If you are
working in the Poli Sci 310 A course site for the Fall 2008 semester, the name Poli
Sci_310_A_F08 will be displayed.
Tool Name
When you are working in a tool, the name of the tool (Gradebook, Announcements, Chat Room,
etc.) is displayed beneath the site name.
Reset Button ( )
When you are working with a tool in Reggienet, the blue Reset button ( ) is displayed near
the top of the screen, to the left of the tool name. This button serves an important purpose that
is related to the way Reggienet works when you move from one tool to another.
Whenever you are working in a tool, Reggienet keeps track of the exact screen you are in. If
you leave this tool to use another one and then return to this tool again during the same
session (that is, before you log out), Reggienet returns you to the screen you were in when you
left it.
For example, let’s say you are working in the Announcements tool and happen to be using the
Add Announcement screen. If you leave this screen in order to use another tool, Reggienet
stores the location you were working in. Later in this session, if you return to the
Announcements tool, Reggienet displays the Add Announcement screen. This may or may not
be the screen you want to use, which is why you need the Reset button: You click it to return
directly to the home page for the tool you are in from whatever.
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Contextual Help Button ( )
When you are working with a tool in Reggienet, the blue Contextual Help button ( ) is
displayed near the top of the screen, to the right of the tool name. This button allows you to
display help for the specific tool you are working in.
Tools Menu
The tools menu is displayed on the left side of the screen. As described in Tools in Reggienet, it
lists the tools you may use in the current site, and it groups these tools by category.
“Users Present” List
Beneath the tools menu, Reggienet displays a list of all users who are currently online and
working in the site you are in. When you are in My Workspace, you will see only your own
name. When you are working in a group site, the list may contain many names.
Body of the Screen
The body of each screen contains data entry fields, information, buttons, and links that enable
you to perform a particular task or begin to use a tool or site. The body of the screen tends to
vary quite a bit in both format and content, from tool to tool and from screen to screen.
Body of Site Home Pages
Each site has its own home page, and all site home pages have some common features,
whether it is home for a course, a project, or a portfolio development activity.

A site home page always contains a Site Information Display. This section of the screen usually
contains general information about the site.

Site home pages often contain additional sections showing recent announcements of interest to
site participants, chat messages, the site calendar, and information about any unread messages
in the Course Mail and Discussions tools for this site. These areas are read-only. To post an
announcement, for example, you use the Announcements tool rather than using the Recent
Announcements area of the home page.
All of these sections are very like sections in the My Workspace home page. For information on
working with these displays, see Customizing the My Workspace Home Page.
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Performing Common Tasks
Logging In
To log in, follow these steps:
1. In your browser’s address bar, enter the URL for the institution’s instance of Reggienet.
Reggienet displays the gateway.
4. In the Login section of the screen, enter your user ID and password.
5. Click the Log In button. Reggienet displays your My Workspace home page.
Selecting a Site
To select a site to work in, choose from among these options:

To access a site whose name is displayed as a Quicklink, simply click the appropriate Quicklink.

To go to My Workspace, click the My Workspace tab.

To access any other site that you belong to, follow these steps:
Click the My Sites tab. Reggienet displays a dropdown menu listing the course, portfolio, and
project sites to which you belong.
Click the name of the site you want. Reggienet displays the site home page.
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Changing Your Quicklinks
You may change your Quicklinks to include the names of other sites you belong to, display a
different number of Quicklinks, and display Quicklinks in a different order. To do so, follow
these steps:
1. Click the Edit button to the right of your Quicklinks. Reggienet displays the Customize Tabs
screen for the Preferences tool.
The sites you can display in Quicklinks are listed in the My Active Sites box on the left. The first
name in the list is displayed as your first Quicklink, the second is your second Quicklink, etc.
You may belong to more sites than Reggienet can display as Quicklinks. In the example given
above, the list includes sites that are not Quicklinks.
2. To change the number of Quicklinks displayed across the top of your screens in Reggienet,
change the number in the Tabs displayed box.
3. To rearrange your active sites:
d. Click the name of a site that you want to move up or down the list.
e. Click the up (
) or down (
) arrow as needed to move it to the desired position.
4. After positioning the names in the preferred order, click Update Preferences. Or to exit
without making changes, click Cancel Changes.
Hiding Sites
Reggienet allows you to hide sites (such as sites for courses from a preceding semester) that
you no longer need to access regularly. You may still access hidden sites through the Site Editor
tool, but they will no longer be available in the dropdown menu of sites displayed by the My
Sites tab and they will never appear as Quicklinks. To hide a site, follow these steps:
1. Click the Edit button to the right of your Quicklinks. Reggienet displays the Customize Tabs
screen.
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2. In the My Active Sites list, click the name of the site you want to hide.
3. Click the right ( ) arrow to move it to the My Hidden Sites box. Or to hide all active sites, click
the double right arrow ( ).
4. Click Update Preferences. Or to exit without making changes, click Cancel Changes.
Activating Hidden Sites
To activate a site that is in the list of hidden sites, follow these steps:
1. Click the Edit button to the right of your Quicklinks. Reggienet displays the Customize Tabs
screen.
2. Click the name of the site you want to activate.
3. Click the left ( ) arrow to move it to the My Active Sites box. Or to activate all hidden sites,
click the double left arrow (
).
4. Click Update Preferences. Or to exit without making changes, click Cancel Changes.
Selecting a Tool
Note: You must access a course, project, or portolio site or be in My Workspace before you can
select a tool to use.
To select a tool to work with, click the name of the tool you want in the tools menu on the left
side of the screen.
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Reggienet displays the home page for the tool you chose.
Returning to a Site or Tool Home Page
No matter where you are in Reggienet, you can quickly return to the home page for the site you
are working in and to the home page for the tool you are working in:

To return to the home page for the current site, simply click Home in the tools menu on the left
side of the screen.

To return to the home page for the tool you are currently using, click the tool name in the
breadcrumb trail or click the blue Reset button (
the top of the screen.
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Help
Displaying Context-Sensitive Help
To display context-sensitive help for the tool you are currently working in, click the blue
Context-Sensitive Help button ( ) displayed to the right of the tool name near the top of the
screen. In a new window, Reggienet displays information and instructions on using the tool. For
information on the help display and how to navigate in the help system, see Using the Help
Tool.
Using the Help Tool
The Help tool allows you to access the entire Reggienet help system and search for information
on any tool in Reggienet. To access this system, click Help in the tools menu on the left side of
the screen. Reggienet displays the first page of the help system in a separate window.
As shown below, the help window is made up of three panes: a search area, a table of
contents, and a large content area.
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To search for information in Reggienet, access the Help tool and follow these steps:
1. Enter one or more keywords in the Search box and click Search. The Help tool displays a list
of topics that contain the keyword(s) you are searching for.
Search entry and result
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2. To view information on a topic, click its name in the results list. Reggienet displays content for
the topic in the content area. It also displays the location of this topic in the table of contents.
The table of contents displays help topics in alphabetical order. You have two options for using
this table to display help:

To view a list of subtopics within any topic, click the topic name.

To view content for a subtopic, click the subtopic name.
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Using the Rich Text Editor
Many screens in Reggienet contain large text-entry boxes along with many icons and pulldown
lists (located above the actual text entry area). These icons and pulldown lists make up what is
known as a rich text editor. Most of the tools in Reggienet use the FCKeditor.
In some tools, you have the option of showing or hiding the rich text editor. If this option is
available, Reggienet displays a Show/Hide Rich-Text Editor link above the box. To show or
hide the icons and pulldown lists, click the link.
The tables below list the activities you can perform and indicate the icon or pulldown list to use
for each. The three tables cover:

Text formatting activities

Activities for adding and removing text, non-text items, and special characters

Miscellaneous activities
Note: Some of the buttons (and their functions) in the editor are not available in all tools in
Reggienet. If you see a button, you can use it.
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To do this
Use this icon or field
Notes
Select all (that is, select
everything in the white
box)
Remove formatting
from selected text
Undo the last operation
Undoes typing, color changes, and
alignment; does not undo such
functions as replace, apply style,
and insert image; cannot be used
repetitively.
Redo the last operation
Cannot be used repetitively.
Use a template to create
this material
The editor displays a window from
which you select the template you
want to use. Three pre-defined
templates are available to choose
from.
Apply bold formatting
Text will look like this.
Apply italic formatting
Text will look like this.
Underline text
Text will look like this.
Apply strikethrough
formatting
Text will look like this.
Make text subscript
Text will look like this: x2
Make text superscript
Text will look like this: x2
Insert numbered list
Insert bulleted list
Move margin left
Move margin right
Align text at left margin
Align text at right
margin
Center text
Align text at both left
and right margins
Change text color
If you choose red, text will look
like this.
Change background
color
If you choose green, text will look
like this.
Apply one of five
formatting styles
Apply one of six formats
to text
Change the font
Change the type size
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To do this
Use this icon or field
Notes
Cut selected text
Copy selected text
Paste selected text
Paste selected text as
plain text
Paste selected text from
Word.
Opens a window in which you
paste text from a Word document,
indicate whether to remove style
definitions and/or remove fonts,
and click OK to insert the text into
the editor; inserts text and tables
only; does not insert images from
the Word source.
Insert or change a link
The editor allows you to link to a
URL or FTP site, an anchor in the
text, or an email address. Display
text for the link will look like this:
click here. For more information,
see Working with Links.
Remove selected link
Insert an anchor
When you are entering a large
amount of information, you can
use an anchor to link to a location
in another part of the current
page. For more information, see
Inserting a Link to an Anchor.
Insert or edit a link to
an assignment,
assessment, or forum
in Reggienet
Creates a link to an assignment,
assessment, or forum in any site
you own. For more information,
see Inserting a Link to an
Assignment, Assessment, or
Forum.
Insert or edit an image
For more information, see
Inserting an Image or Movie.
Insert or edit a movie
For more information, see
Inserting an Image or Movie.
Insert or edit a flash
movie
For more information, see
Inserting an Image or Movie.
Insert or edit a table
Insert a horizontal line
Insert a smiley face
Insert a special
character
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To do this
Use this icon or field
Notes
View or enter HTML
source
Displays the HTML code generated
by the editor to produce the actual
screen display. If you are familiar
with HTML, you may view or enter
it directly in the window after
clicking this icon. To return to the
regular display, click the icon
again.
Do not paste HTML code
created in Word into this
editor. HTML code from Word
may cause errors.
Undo the last operation
Undoes text entry, color changes,
alignment, etc.; does not undo
replace, apply style, insert image,
etc.; cannot be used repetitively.
Redo the last operation
Cannot be used repetitively.
Find the next instance of
text you specify
Searches forward from the cursor.
Replace specified text
with other text you
specify
Starts at the beginning of the text
entry in the box, regardless of the
location of the cursor.
View information about
this rich text editor
software
Display document
properties
This feature seems to be inactive.
Working with Links
The rich text editor allows you to create a link to a URL within your text. You may link to an
assignment, assessment, or forum in Reggienet; an item stored in Resources & Materials; an
FTP site; an anchor you have created in the text; or an email address.
Inserting a Link to an Assignment, Assessment, or Forum
Note: This procedure works with items created in the Assignments, Tests & Quizzes, and
Discussions tools. It cannot create links to items in other tools.
To link to an assignment, assessment, or forum in Reggienet, follow these steps:
1. In the rich text editor, highlight the text you want to link from.
2. Click the Sakai Entity Link icon (
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3. In the browser’s link window, click the Browse Server button. Your browser displays a list of
group sites you own and tools within those sites that you may link to.
4. Find the item you want as follows:
a. In the left pane, click on a site name to select the site you want to select an item from.
b. In the right pane, click the appropriate right triangle icon ( ) to see a list of your
assignments, assessments, or forums.
c. To display a list of topics in a discussion forum, click the arrow for the forum.
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5. Click the Add icon ( ) for the item you want to link to. The browser closes the window and, in
its link window, it displays URL for the item you chose.
6. Click OK. Reggienet links the text to the item you selected.
Inserting a Link to a URL
To link to an item stored in Resources & Materials to an external URL (a link outside of
Reggienet), such as www.rsmart.com or an FTP site, follow these steps:
1. If you are linking to an external link and do not know the URL, find it and copy it.
2. In the rich text editor, choose the display text you want to use for the link. To do so:

Either enter “click here” or other text you want to link from, and then select that text,

or to use the URL as the display text, position the cursor where you want the URL to be
displayed.
3. Click the Insert/Edit Link icon (
). The system displays the Link window.
4. Near the top of the window, be sure the Link Info tab is selected.
5. In the Link Type pulldown list, be sure URL is selected.
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6. Use the Protocol pulldown list to select the appropriate protocol (usually http:// or
https://).
7. Choose one of these options:

To link to an external URL (one not in Reggienet), type or paste the URL into the URL box.

To link to an item stored in Resources & Materials in any site to which you belong, click
Browse Server and click the item you want.
Note: In the Browse Server window, you may select another site to which you belong in the
left window pane in order to access items stored in that site. You may also add a new folder
and upload a new item to Resources & Materials by using the fields at the bottom of the screen.
8. To complete the selection, click OK. Or, to exit without linking, click Cancel. If you clicked OK,
the editor displays the text for the link (that is, either text you selected in step 2 or the URL
itself) in the text box.
Inserting a Link to an Anchor
Linking to an anchor allows you to link to another area in the page you are creating with the
editor. This is handy if you are using the text editor to enter a large amount of material and
want the viewer to be able to quickly navigate from one place to another.
To link to an anchor, follow these steps:
1. Insert the anchor as follows:
a. Position the cursor where you want the anchor (that is, at the place you want the link to
take the viewer to).
b. Click the Insert Anchor icon (
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2. Enter a descriptive name for this location in the Anchor Name box.
3. To create the anchor, click OK. Otherwise, click Cancel. If you clicked OK, the editor displays
an anchor icon in the text at the point you selected.
4. Scroll to the point where you want to insert the link text and choose one of these options:

Either enter a word or phrase to describe the destination to which the link will take the
viewer, and then select that text,

or to use the anchor name as the link text, simply position the cursor where you want the
anchor name to be displayed.
5. Click the Insert/Edit Link icon (
). The editor displays the Link window.
6. Near the top of the window, be sure the Link Info tab is selected.
7. In the Link Type pulldown list, select Link to anchor in the text.
8. Use the By Anchor Name pulldown list to select the name of the anchor you want to use as
the destination for the link.
9. To complete the selection, click OK. Or, to exit without linking, click Cancel. If you clicked OK,
the editor displays the text for the link (that is, either the text you selected in step 4 or the
anchor name itself) in the text box.
Inserting a Link to an Email Address
Linking to an email allows viewers to click the link in order to send you an email. To link to an
email address, follow these steps:
1. Scroll to the point where you want to insert the link text and choose one of these options:

Either enter “click here” or some other directive text, and then select that text,

or, to use the email address as the link text, simply position the cursor where you want the
email address to be displayed.
2. Click the Insert/Edit Link icon (
). The editor displays the Link window.
3. Near the top of the window, be sure the Link Info tab is selected.
4. In the Link Type pulldown list, select Email.
5. If desired, use the appropriate fields to enter a message subject and/or body text that will be
displayed when the viewer clicks this link.
6. To complete the selection, click OK. Or, to exit without linking, click Cancel. If you clicked OK,
the editor displays the text for the link (that is, either the text you selected in step 1 or the
email address itself) in the text box.
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Inserting an Image or Movie
You may insert an image and/or a movie directly into the material you are creating.
To insert an image, follow these steps:
1. Position the cursor where you want the image to be displayed.
2. Click the Insert Image icon (
). The editor displays the Image Properties window.
3. Choose one of these options:

To link to an image in an external URL (one not in Reggienet), type or paste the URL into
the URL box.

To link to an image stored in Resources & Materials in any site to which you belong, click
Browse Server. When the editor displays the Browse Server window, click the name of the
image you want.
Note: In the Browse Server window, you may select another site to which you belong in the
left window pane in order to access images stored in that site. You may also add a new folder
and upload a new image to Resources & Materials by using the fields at the bottom of the
screen.
4. Check the appearance of the image in the Preview box.
5. If desired, take advantage of these options, check the results in the Preview box, and continue
to change until you like the results:
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To change the size of the image, enter numbers in the Width and Height boxes. To restore
the original size, click the Reset icon ( ). To lock this size, click the Lock icon ( ).

To add a black border around the image, enter a number in the Border box.

To add blank space on both sides of the image, enter a number in the HSpace box.

To add blank space above and below the image, enter a number in the VSpace box.

To position the image with regard to the text and entire screen, select an option from the
Align pulldown list.
6. To complete the selection, click OK. Or, to exit without linking, click Cancel. If you clicked OK,
the editor displays the image as you have indicated.
To insert a flash movie, follow the same steps as above, but choose the Insert Flash icon
(
) and expect Reggienet to display the Flash Properties window. This window offers fewer
choices for changing the display than does the Image Properties window.
To insert other types of movies, click the Insert Movie icon (
display the Movie Properties window:
) and expect Reggienet to
In this window, you have the same options for selecting a file as described in step 3 for
inserting an image. You may specify size and whether the movie begins playing automatically.
Selecting Multiple Items from a List Field
In some fields in Reggienet, you must choose items from a system-generated list. For example,
in the Course Mail tool, you choose from a list field to select recipients for a private message.
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You may choose one or many recipients from the list. To select a single item from the list, you
simply click it. To select multiple items, you have two options. If you are working on a PC:

To select consecutive items in the list, click the first item, hold down the SHIFT key, and click
the last item you want to select.

To select multiple items that are not contiguous, click the first item, hold down the CTRL key,
and click each of the other items you want.
If you are working on a Mac:

To select consecutive items in the list, click the first item, hold down the SHIFT key, and click
the last item you want to select.

To select multiple items that are not contiguous, click the first item, hold down the APPLE key,
and click each of the other items you want.
Working with Lists
On the home page of some tools, Reggienet lists all items that are available for your use. For
example, on the Announcements home page, the system displays a list of all announcements
you have created in the Announcements tool and have not yet deleted.
Each row in the sample list represents a different announcement and includes its subject, the
name of the person who posted it, the posting date, etc. Notice that a header above the list
indicates the different types of information displayed for each announcement.
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Sorting and Filtering
Sorting and filtering lists can make it easier for you to find an announcement or other
information you need.
Sorting
Sorting a list changes the order in which the items are listed. You may sort the Announcements
list (or any similar list on any other screen) by any of the labels in the header. To do so, follow
these steps:
1. Click the appropriate label in the header for the information you want to sort by. Reggienet
sorts the list and displays a sort icon by the label you clicked.
The list is now arranged in ascending order.
The list is now arranged in descending order.
2. To sort the items in the reverse order, click the sort icon. Reggienet reverses the sort order and
displays the other sort icon.
3. To sort by another header label, click that label.
Filtering
Filtering restricts the list to a specific subset of items. You may filter any list that has a View
pulldown box like the one shown above.

To filter a list, select the filter in the View list. In the example shown below, you may select all
announcements (the default), only public announcements, or announcements for specific
groups.
Reggienet displays only the announcements that meet the criteria you chose.

To clear the filter, click the Reset button near the top of the screen or select All in the View
list.
Paging through and Searching Long Lists
Some lists can be many pages long. You have the following options for working with them:

To change the number of items displayed per page, select from the show pulldown list.

To move from page to page within the list, click the appropriate arrow button:
Click
to go to the next page, and
to go to the previous page.
Click
to go to the first page of announcements, and
announcements.

to go to the last page of
If a search box (two examples follow) is displayed on the screen, enter all or part of the name
or other search criteria in the box and click Find or Search. Reggienet displays only those
items that match the data you entered. To revert to the original screen display, click Clear (this
option may not be available in all cases).
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Customizing a Site Home Page
On most sites, the content of the home page is divided into at least three sections:

Site Information Display

Recent Announcements

Calendar for site-related activities

Additional sections may include Recent Chat Messages, unread messages from Course Mail and
Discussions tools, etc.
If you have appropriate permissions, you can change the content and amount of information
displayed in each of these areas.
Customizing the Site Information Display
Tip: You may also use the Edit Site Info option in the Site Editor tool to change this part of the
screen.
To customize the Site Information Display, access the site home page and follow these steps:
1. Click Options in the site menu bar in the site info of the home page.
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Reggienet displays the Customize Site Info Display fields.
2. Referring to the table below, make changes as needed.
Item
Description
Title
Title of the course; maximum of 45 characters. The title is displayed under
the name of the site on the home page.
Frame Height
Height of the area in which the site description displays. The choices are
300, 450, 600, 700, 900, 1200, 1800, and 2400 pixels. Note: Many web
pages display best in a box that is at least 600 pixels in height.
Description
Description of the course. For information on using the icons and dropdown
lists to format your text, see Using the Rich Text Editor.
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Site Info URL
A URL for a web page that contains the content you want to display on the
home page rather than using a text-based description in the Description
field. This URL can point to an HTML document in Resources & Materials.
3. To save your changes, click Update Options. Reggienet displays the site home page again. Or,
to return to the home page without saving the changes, click Cancel.
Customizing the Recent Announcements Section
To customize the Recent Announcements section, access the site home page and follow these
steps:
1. Click the Options button in the Recent Announcements menu bar.
Reggienet displays the Recent Announcements Options area:
2. Referring to the table below, make changes as needed.
Tool
Description
Show
announcement
body
To display any part of the body of announcements on the home page,
check this box. To show only the title of the announcement as shown
here, clear the box.
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Show About
Select from the pulldown list to display the first line of the announcement
body, the first two lines, or all lines.
Number of Days in
the Past
Enter the number of days to go back to retrieve announcements to
display.
Number of
Announcements
Enter the maximum number of announcements to display.
3. To save your changes, click Update Options. Reggienet displays the site home page again. Or,
to return to the home page without saving the changes, click Clear.
Customizing the Recent Chat Messages Section
To customize the Recent Chat Messages section, access the site home page and follow these
steps:
1. Click Options in the Recent Chat Messages menu bar.
Reggienet displays Recent Chat Messages Options fields:
2. Referring to the table below, make changes as needed.
Item
Description
Number of
days in the
past
Enter the number of days to go back to retrieve chat messages.
Number of
Chat
messages
Enter the maximum number of chat messages to display.
Number of
characters
per Chat
message
Enter the maximum number of characters to display in each chat
message.
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3. To save your changes, click Update Options. Reggienet displays the site home page again. Or,
to return to the home page without saving the changes, click Cancel.
Specifying Email Notification Options
Many of Reggienet tools (such as Announcements, Calendar, Resources & Materials, and
Assignments) have an email notification feature that sends an email to site participants when
changes are made to the tool. If you have the appropriate permissions, you may specify how
these emails are sent to participants.
The typical Email Notification options pulldown list looks like this:
Refer to the following table to determine which option to choose.
Option
Description
None - No
notification
No email notification is to be sent.
High - All
Participants
An individual email notification is to be sent to all participants when the
attachment, file, or other item is created.
Low - Only
participants
who have opted
in
For participants who choose to receive low-priority email notifications, all
notifications are combined into a single email and sent once per day, generally
late at night.
Note: High-priority announcements are sent to all participants. Even so, participants can
choose whether to receive and how to receive low-priority announcements from their sites.
These preferences are on a system-wide basis rather than on a site-wide basis. For more
information about setting email notification options, see Preferences.
Working with Attachments, Files, etc.
Opening or Downloading an Attachment or Other File
To open or download an attachment or file, simply click the file name. Your browser opens a
separate window and displays the contents of the file in it. Depending on the type of file, you
may be asked to open, save, or cancel in a window like this one:
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Note: If your desktop does not have the program installed that is required to open a particular
type of attachment, the system displays a window asking you to either select a program with
which to open the file or save the file to the desktop.
Saving an Attachment or Other File to Your Computer
You may save an attachment or other file on your computer for later viewing. To do so, follow
these steps:
1. On a PC, right-click the attachment link. On a Mac, double-click the link.
2. Select Save Link As…
3. Save the file on your computer just as you would any other file.
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Adding an Attachment
Many tools in Reggienet allow you to add an attachment. In these tools, you may add any
number of attachments in a wide variety of different formats. These attachments may be any
combination of files on your desktop, web sites, and items stored in Resources & Materials. To
add an attachment, click the Add Attachments button. Reggienet displays the Add Attachment
screen.
Note: The maximum size of an attachment is set by your system administrator. The default is
20 MB.
Uploading a Local File
Note: The instructions given below generally apply to adding/uploading a file to the Resources
& Materials tool as well as adding an attachment.
After Reggienet displays the Add Attachments screen, you may attach a file from your
computer by browsing and selecting a file name. To do so, follow these steps:
1. Click Browse...
Your computer displays its File Upload window. That window may look something like this:
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2. Click the file you want to upload and click Open. Reggienet briefly displays this message:
Processing….message
When the file has been uploaded, in the “Items to attach” area near the top of the screen,
Reggienet displays the name of the file with an icon to its left.
3. If desired, view the uploaded file by clicking its name. Or, to remove it, click the Remove link.
4. After you have selected all items you want to attach, click Continue.
Attaching a URL
After Reggienet displays the Add Attachments screen, you may attach a URL. To do so, follow
these steps:
1. In the or a URL (link to web site) box, enter the URL.
2. Click Add. Reggienet displays the URL in the “Items to attach” area near the top of the screen
with an icon next to its name.
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3. Optionally, to view the URL, click the link for it. Or, to remove this attachment, click the
Remove link.
4. After you have selected all items you want to attach, click Continue.
Selecting an Item from Resources & Materials
Note: If you have not yet added the appropriate file to Resources & Materials, add the file or
URL as instructed in Adding Files or .
After Reggienet displays the Add Attachments screen, you may attach files from your Resources
& Materials tool. To do so, follow these steps in the “Select a resource” section of the screen:
1. If the main folder for the appropriate site is not displayed, click the right-facing arrow ( ) for
“Show other sites.” Reggienet displays folders for all sites you belong to.
2. Find the appropriate folder and click to open it.
3. Click the Attach a copy link for the file(s) you want to attach.
Reggienet displays the file name in the Items to Attach area near the top of the screen.
4. After you have selected all items you want to attach, click Continue.
Displaying Copyright Alerts
Reggienet can insert a copyright statement into any uploaded material that has a copyright.
Whenever you upload items into Resources & Materials or another tool, Reggienet displays this
set of fields:
To manage copyrighted material, follow these steps:
1. Select the appropriate status from the Copyright Status pulldown list.
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Tip: For more information about copyright status, click the (more info) link. Reggienet
displays detailed information in a separate window.
2. To display a copyright alert when a site participant accesses this document, click Display
copyright alert and require acknowledgement when accessed by others. When you
choose this option, site participants must acknowledge this warning every time they access the
document.
Search
The Search tool allows you to search an entire site to find documents and other materials that
contain text you specify. The tool searches the content and file names of the following file types
in Resources & Materials:

.doc (MS Word document)

.pdf (portable document format)

.ppt (MS PowerPoint presentation)

.xsl (MS Excel).xsd (XML schema definition for forms)

.html, and .xhtml
It also searches:

emails in the Email Archive

announcements (searches both the subject and content of announcements)

chat messages (searches both the header and body of chat messages)

titles (but not the content) of .zip (Winzip archive) and .sit (Stuffit archive) files
To access the Search tool, click Search in the Tools menu. Reggienet displays the Search
screen.
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Performing a Basic Search
To search, enter a word or words in the Search box and click Go. Reggienet displays the name
of each matching web page or file, along with the matching text in context.
Reggienet matches on many forms of the word or words you entered. So, if you enter the word
cancel, the search matches on the words cancel, cancels, canceled, cancellation, and so forth.
If you enter more than one word, Reggienet matches on documents and pages that contain any
one or more of those words. So, if you enter the words research project, the search returns all
items that contain the word research, all items that contain the word project, and all items that
contain both words.
Using Advanced Search Options
To help you find the information you need quickly, the Search tool allows you to restrict your
search in many ways. The following table presents the most widely used options.
Option
Method
Example
Match only on an
exact phrase
Put the phrase in double
quotes
The entry “research project” matches on
the phrase my first research project but
does not match on the phrase research on
this project.
Match on all words
specified (words
may be in any
order)
Put the word AND between
the words
The entry meeting AND Friday matches on
Our meeting is scheduled for Friday and
on Fridays are not good days to meet but
does not match on Meet me at noon in
Lab 12.
Search only in
Resources &
Materials
Enter tool:content
The entry tool:content matches on all
documents stored in Resources &
Materials.
Search only in
Announcements
Enter tool:announcement
The entry tool:announcement AND lab
matches on announcements that contain
the word lab but does not match on other
announcements or on chat, or resources
that contain the word lab.
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Search only in
Chat
Enter tool:chat
The entry tool:chat AND “Don Robinson”
matches on chat messages that contain
the phrase Don Robinson but does not
match on announcements, or resources
that contain the phrase Don Robinson.
Match on any
single alphabetic
or numeric
character
Enter ? (question mark) as
the character (the ? may
not be entered as the first
character of a word or
number)
The entry p?one matches on prone,
phone, and phoned but does not match on
up one.
Match on any
group of letters or
numbers
Enter a single * (asterisk)
in place of the group (the *
may not be entered as the
first character of a word or
number)
The entry rob* matches on Robertson,
Robert, robin, robbed, robe and rob.
Match on the
character + - & | !
{ } ^ “ ~ * ? : or \
Enter \ (backslash) before
the character you want to
include in the search
The entry 2 \+ 2 matches on
2 + 2 = 4.
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Syllabus
If you are an instructor, the Syllabus tool allows you to create and display a unit-based outline
of your course. You may want to use this tool to post course information so registered students
know exactly where to find critical documents, and/or you may want to make a syllabus public
so potential students can preview class requirements before registering.
The Syllabus tool offers these features:

Rich Text Editor: You may create, format, and edit your syllabus using the rich text editor.

Redirect Option: You may link to another syllabus document hosted elsewhere.

Public View: You may make your entire syllabus or select portions of it available to the public.
You may find that other tools in Reggienet are also handy for creating, editing, and displaying
your syllabus. For example, you could use the Calendar tool to present a chronological course
outline.
General View
To access the Syllabus tool, click Syllabus in the tools menu on the left side of the screen.
Reggienet displays the home page for the tool. The Syllabus home page is also called the
“general view.” This is the only view of the syllabus that students are allowed to see.
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If you are an instructor, a Syllabus menu bar is displayed at the top of the home page. This
menu bar allows you to create and edit syllabus items.
Creating a Syllabus Item
To add an item to a syllabus, access the Syllabus tool and follow these steps:
1. If you do not see the Syllabus menu bar, click the Reset button.
2. Click Create/Edit on the Syllabus menu bar. Reggienet displays the Syllabus Items screen.
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3. Click Add in the menu bar near the top of the screen. Reggienet displays the Add Syllabus
screen.
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4. Referring to the table below, enter information as appropriate.
Item
Description
Title
Required. Syllabus item name; maximum length 65 characters
Content
Using the rich text editor, enter syllabus information.
View option
If you want the syllabus item to be available from Gateway, select
Public View. To limit viewing of the item to site members, select
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Only for Site.
Attachments
To add attachments, click Add Attachment and follow the
instructions in Adding an Attachment.
Email
Notification
Select the desired priority in the Email Notification box. For
instructions, see Specifying Email Notification Options.
5. To view your syllabus item prior to posting, click Preview. Reggienet displays the material in a
screen like this:
6. When you have finished previewing the syllabus, click Edit.
7. If your syllabus item is in final form and is ready to be displayed to students, click Post. If you
have not finalized the syllabus item but want to save it for later editing, click Save Draft. To
exit without saving your work, click Cancel.
Reggienet displays the Syllabus Items list. If you clicked Post or Save Draft, your new
syllabus item is listed.
Note: When a syllabus item is in draft mode, it is not displayed on the syllabus that students
see.
Editing a Syllabus Item
To edit a syllabus item, access the Syllabus tool and follow these steps:
1.
If you do not see the Syllabus menu bar, click the Reset button.
2.
Click Create/Edit on the Syllabus menu bar.
3.
Click the name of the syllabus item you want to change.
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Reggienet displays the current content of the syllabus item in the Edit Syllabus Item screen. It
is essentially the same as the Add Syllabus Item screen.
4.
Follow steps 4 - 7 of Creating a Syllabus Item.
Printing a Syllabus
To print a syllabus, access the Syllabus tool and follow these steps:
1.
If you do not see the Syllabus menu bar, click the Reset button.
2.
Click the printer icon in the menu bar near the top of the screen.
Reggienet displays your entire syllabus in a separate window.
3.
Click the Send to Printer link in the top left corner of the window. Proceed as usual to
print from your computer system.
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4.
Click the Close Window link.
Redirecting your Syllabus
You can redirect your syllabus to a web page or to a PDF or Word file that is stored in
Resources & Materials. This capability allows you to display a syllabus that you or someone else
has already created as a web page or in a file.
Note: To redirect to a file stored in Resources & Materials, you need the URL of that file. You
can easily find and copy this URL and then paste it in the Syllabus tool. To find and copy the
URL for a resource, display your list of resources, then right-click (for PCs) or Apple-click for
Macs and select the copy command for your browser (i.e., for Internet Explorer, select Copy
Shortcut; for Netscape or Mozilla Firefox, select Copy Link Location). To paste the URL in the
Syllabus tool, right-click or Apple-click (depending on your platform) and select your browser’s
paste command. (If the file you are displaying is a PDF and you are using either Internet
Explorer or Firefox, your browser will display it in a new window.)
To redirect your syllabus, access the Syllabus tool and follow these steps:
1.
If you do not see the Syllabus menu bar, click the Reset button.
2.
Click Create/Edit on the Syllabus menu bar.
2.
Click Redirect on the Syllabus menu bar.
3.
Enter the URL of the web site or resource in the URL box and click Save. To return to
the Syllabus Item list without saving the URL, click Cancel.
On the Syllabus home page, Reggienet replaces any preexisting syllabus material with the
content of the web page or resource you chose.
Tip: To remove or change the redirect at any time, simply clear or change the entry in the URL
box and save your work.
Warning: Preexisting syllabus material (that is, data that you entered) is not lost during a
redirect. If the tool is no longer being directed to a URL, it automatically displays material you
entered earlier.
Reordering Syllabus Items
To change the order of the items in the Syllabus, access the Syllabus tool and follow these
steps:
1.
If you do not see the Syllabus menu bar, click the Reset button.
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2.
3.
Click Create/Edit on the Syllabus menu bar.
Click the appropriate up arrow to move an item up or click the appropriate down
arrow to move the item down.
Deleting Syllabus Items
To delete items from a Syllabus, access the Syllabus tool and follow these steps:
1.
If you do not see the Syllabus menu bar, click the Reset button.
2.
Click Create/Edit on the Syllabus menu bar.
3.
Check the Remove box for the item you want to remove.
4.
Click Update. Reggienet displays a warning message.
5.
To permanently remove the syllabus item, click Delete. To abandon the operation, click
Cancel. Reggienet displays the Syllabus Item list.
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Announcements
The Announcements tool allows you to advise site participants of current activities, events, and
items of interest. For example, you may use it to post notices about meeting times and
locations and to advise participants of important changes in deadlines. You may also attach web
page URLs, text documents, photos, and other items to your announcements. In addition, you
may choose to send an announcement via email to all site participants or to a group of
participants, and you may choose to make it publicly available.
Reggienet displays the most recent announcements for a site on the site home page. To see
Announcements from all the sites to which you belong, you must access the Announcements
tool in My Workspace.
This tool offers many important features.

Filtering: You may opt to display all announcements, publicly posted announcements, or
announcements posted to individual groups.

Sorting and Reordering: You may sort announcements by subject, sender, access or
date. You may also change the default order of announcements listed.

Attachments: You may attach multiple items to a single announcement. Attached items
can include text documents, media files, URL links, photos, and other objects.

Saving a Draft: You may save an announcement as a draft before sending it to site
participants.

Notification Options: You may automatically send announcements via email to all site
participants.

Aggregation: In My Workspace, Reggienet automatically collects and displays
announcements from all sites of which you are a member.

Merging: In any group site you own, you may merge announcements from this site with
those of other sites you own.
Accessing the Announcements Tool
To access this tool, click the word Announcements in the tools menu on the left side of the
screen. Reggienet displays a list of all announcements for the site. For each announcement, the
display includes its subject, creator, and creation date. Reggienet also displays the options
available to you for working with announcements. Depending on your permissions, you may not
see all of the options shown below.
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This screen lists announcements available on this site.
Tip: When you are in a site other than My Workspace, you can view announcements only from
that site, unless the site owner has merged announcements from another site he or she owns.
To see announcements from all sites to which you belong, use the Announcements tool in My
Workspace.
Each item in the list contains the announcement subject, the name of the sender (From), the
audience (For), the date it was last edited (Date), and beginning and ending dates, if any, for
its posting. If the announcement has an attachment, a paper clip icon is displayed to the left of
the subject.
Note: You have many options for sorting, filtering, and paging through this list. For basic
information on using these options, see Working with Lists.
To view announcements in the Announcements tool, access the tool and follow these steps:
1.
If the Announcements home page is not displayed, click the Reset button. Reggienet
displays the home page for this tool.
2.
To view an announcement in the list, click its subject. Reggienet displays the
announcement in a screen like this one:
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If the announcement has an attachment, its name is displayed in the Attachments section.
3.
To view an attachment, click its name. Reggienet displays the attachment in a separate
window.
Note: For more information on viewing attachments, see Working with Attachments, Files, etc.
4.
To access linked information, such as a specific assignment, click the link that bears its
name.
5.
After reading the message, choose from these options:

To view the previous message in the list, click Previous.

To view the next message in the list, click Next.

To return to the Announcements list on the Announcements home page, click
Return to List.
Reordering the Announcement List
To change the default order of announcements in the list, access the Announcements tool and
follow these steps:
1.
If the Announcements home page is not displayed, click the Reset button. Reggienet
displays the home page for this tool.
3.
Click the Reorder link in the menu bar. Reggienet displays the Reorder Announcements
screen.
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2.
Drag and drop to move items to different positions in the list. When you click on an
item, Reggienet will display it with a colored bar, and you can then move the item to the
desired position.
Note: You may not change the order of announcements that are not yet available to users.
3.
To save your work, click Update. Or, click Back to Announcements. In either case,
Reggienet returns to the Announcement list screen. To exit without saving, click Clear.
Creating an Announcement
To create an announcement, access the Announcements tool and follow these steps:
1.
If you do not see the Announcements menu bar, click the Reset button.
2.
Click the Add button in the Announcements menu bar.
Reggienet displays the Add Announcement screen.
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In the Announcement title box, enter the subject of your announcement. An entry in
the Announcement title box is required.
4.
In the Body box, use the icons and pulldown lists to create and format the body of your
announcement. For more information on using these icons and pulldown lists, see Using the
Rich Text Editor. An entry in the Body box is required.
5.
In the Access section, select the groups of people who may see your announcements:

Select Only members of this site can see this announcement to let all members
of this site view the announcement on their My Workspace home page and on the home
page for this site.

To let members of the public access this announcement from Reggienet gateway
screen without logging in, select This announcement is publicly viewable.

If you have set up groups and/or sections on your site, select Displays this
announcement to selected groups only to allow the group(s) you indicate to view the
announcement on their My Workspace home page and on the home page for this site. After
selecting this setting, check the boxes next to the groups or sections to which you want to
display the announcement.
Note: For information about creating groups, see Site Editor: Managing Groups.
6.
In the Availability section, indicate if and when you want to make this announcement
available for viewing.
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To display the announcement immediately, click Show.

To hide it from view until further notice, click Hide. This action saves a draft of your
announcement but does not publish it.

If you want to specify the dates when the announcement will be displayed, select
Specify Dates. Check Beginning and use the pulldown lists to specify the starting date and
time, and check Ending and use the pulldown lists to specify the ending date and time.
7.
To add an attachment, click the Add Attachments button and then follow the directions
given in Adding an Attachment. Reggienet displays the file name in the Attachments section.
8.
Select an option from the Email Notification pulldown box to indicate whether site
participants should receive an email when this announcement is posted.
Option
Description
None - No
notification
Send no email notification. This is the default.
High - All
Participants
Send an email notification to every participant when the
announcement is created.
Low – Not received
by those who have
opted out
Send email notification only to those participants who have
chosen to receive low-priority mail notifications.
Participants set preferences to specify whether and how
they want to receive low-priority announcements. For
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Option
Description
information about the Preferences tool, refer to
Preferences.
9.
Choose one of these options:



To add this announcement, click the Add Announcement button. Reggienet adds
the announcement and displays the Announcements home page.
To return to the Announcements home page without adding an announcement, click
Clear.
To preview the announcement, click the Preview button. Reggienet displays the
Announcement Preview screen.
After viewing the announcement in preview mode, click Add Announcement to save the
announcement. If you want to make changes, click Edit or Clear to return to the Add
Announcement screen.
Editing an Announcement
Note: You may edit only one announcement at a time.
To edit an announcement, access the Announcements tool and follow these steps:
1.
2.
If you do not see the Announcements list, click the Reset button.
Click the Edit link for the announcement you want to change. (You may also click on the
announcement and then click on the Edit link in the menu bar.)
Note: If you do not have permission to edit a particular announcement, you will not see the
option to revise it.
3.
4.
Make the desired changes to your announcement. For more information on your options,
see Creating an Announcement.
To save your revisions, click Save Changes. Or, to cancel your revisions, click Cancel.
You may also view the revision history for the announcement. To do so, click the See revision
history link:
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Reggienet will list any changes you have made to the email notification and availability settings
for the announcement.
Deleting an Announcement
To delete one or more announcements, access the Announcements tool and follow these steps:
1.
If you do not see the Announcements list on the Announcements home page, click the
Reset button.
2.
Check the box(es) next to the announcement(s) you want to delete. Keep in mind that
the Remove boxes appear only for users who have permission to remove announcements.
(You may also click on an announcement in the list and click on the Remove link in the menu
bar.)
3.
Click Update to remove the items or click Clear to cancel the removal. A message
appears, asking you to confirm the removal.
4.
Click Remove to remove the announcement or click Clear to cancel the removal.
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Changing Permissions for
Using the Announcements Tool
By default, any member of a site can read announcements. Instructors and Organizers can also
create, revise, and delete announcements and change permissions associated with the
Announcements tool.
To change the default permission settings for all participants in a given role on your site, access
the Announcements tool and follow these steps:
1.
If you do not see the Announcements list on the Announcements home page, click the
Reset button.
2.
Click Permissions in the Announcements menu bar. Reggienet displays the
Permissions list for announcements for the site.
3.
Click appropriate check boxes to set permissions. You have the following options for
each role:
Role
Description
Read
announcements
Users in this role are allowed to view and read announcements.
Create
announcements
Users in this role are allowed to create new announcements.
Delete all
announcements
Users in this role are allowed to delete any announcement on
the site.
Delete own
announcements
Users in this role are allowed to delete only those
announcements they have created.
Edit all
announcements
Users in this role are allowed to revise any announcement on
the site.
Edit own
announcements
Users in this role are allowed to revise only those
announcements they have created.
Access all group
announcements
Users in this role are allowed to view announcements from any
group in Reggienet.
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4.
Role
Description
Read all draft
announcements
Users in this role are allowed to read draft announcements.
After you have changed the permissions, click Save. Or, to exit and revert back to your
current settings, click Cancel.
Note: The permission changes you have entered take effect immediately.
Merging/Unmerging Announcements
Merging Announcements
Merging announcements allows you to bring announcements from one site onto another. This
feature is useful if you have two sites that share similar deadlines, activities, or events. For
example, if you have several classes and you want to post the same announcements to all of
them, you may want to use the merge feature. In order to merge announcements, you must be
an instructor or site organizer on both sites.
To merge announcements, access the Announcements tool and follow these steps:
1.
If you do not see the Announcements home page, click the Reset button.
2.
Click Merge in the Announcements menu bar. Reggienet displays the Show
Announcements from Another Site screen. It contains a list of all sites that you own and all
those in which you have the role of Organizer.
3.
Click the Show Announcements box for each site whose announcements you wish to
merge and display on this site.
4.
Click Save. Or, to exit without saving the changes, click Clear.
On the current site's Announcements home page, Reggienet lists all announcements from the
site(s) you chose. The name of the source site is displayed in the Site column.
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Unmerging Announcements
To unmerge announcements that are currently merged, access the Announcements tool and
follow these steps:
1.
If you do not see the Announcements home page, click the Reset button.
2.
Click Merge on the Announcements menu bar.
3.
Clear the Show Announcement check box for the site whose announcement(s) you no
longer wish to display on the current site.
4.
Click Save. Or, to exit without making the changes, click Clear.
Warning: When unmerging announcements, be sure that you are working on the Show
Announcements from Another Site screen. If you accidentally click a Remove check box on the
home page instead, you will remove an announcement instead.
Setting Announcements Options
Announcements options allow you to tailor the default display of announcements and the time
limits for them to be displayed to your site participants. (Site participants can change these
defaults to tailor their own displays, if they choose.) To change the default options, access the
Announcements tool and follow these steps:
1.
If you do not see the Announcements home page, click the Reset button.
2.
Click Options in the Announcements menu bar. Reggienet displays this screen:
3.
In the Display Options area, choose one of the following options:

Sortable table view: A compact list; displays the announcement subject without
the body. This is a good choice if you have many announcements. An example of this
display option is shown here:
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Sortable table with announcement body: A list of announcement subjects with
the announcement body. This is a good choice for allowing viewers to see announcements
at a glance, but each announcement takes more room. An example of this display option is
shown here:

List view with announcement body: A list of subjects with announcement body,
sorted in alphabetical order. You are not allowed to sort the list. An example of this display
option is shown here:
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If you choose this option, use the Characters in body pulldown list to select the number of
lines of announcement body text to show.
4.
If the announcement will be publicly viewable, you may optionally enter an alias for RSS
feeds.
5.
In the Display Limits section, choose either of these options, if desired:


Specify the maximum number of days in the past for which you want
announcements to display.
Specify the maximum number of announcements to display.
Warning: The setting for "Number of days in the past" supersedes the setting for "Number of
announcements". If, for example, you have seven announcements, and they are all older than
your setting for "Number of days in the past," you will see no announcements posted,
regardless of the "Number of announcements" you have set.
6.
After completing your work, save your changes by clicking the Update button. Or, to
exit without saving these changes, click Clear. Reggienet displays the Assignments home page.
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Calendar
The Calendar tool allows instructors and site organizers to post information about a site’s
activities in calendar format. Such information might pertain to class lecture and discussion
sections, upcoming trips, deadlines, seminars, and other events of importance to site members.
Many instructors also use the tool to post readings for each class on the day they are due.
Research, group, and department projects often use Calendar to post group deadlines.
Calendar items can have multiple attachments.
Key features of this tool include the following.

You may view your calendar by day, week, month, or year, and you may also display a
list of events in chronological order. These different displays are available via a dropdown View
menu. You may set any of these view options as the default view.

You may subscribe to one or more external online calendars in order to display their
content.

Icons indicate different types of events (quiz, cancellation, meeting, etc.).

Reggienet merges all calendars for all sites you participate in and displays the combined
calendar in My Workspace Calendar. If you are a site organizer, you may also selectively merge
calendars from the sites you own.

You may print an Adobe .pdf file of any view of a schedule by clicking the Printable
Version button while in the desired Calendar view. (You cannot print the Calendar by Year
view.)
Viewing Calendars
To access the Calendar tool, click Calendar in the tools menu on the left side of the screen.
Unless you have set a different default view, Reggienet displays the Calendar by Week screen.
You may change the calendar view by selecting from the View list. You may set your current
view as the default view by clicking on Set as Default View in the lower menu bar.
Calendar Navigation Features
Several navigation features are common to all views.
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Navigation Buttons and Links
Click Today to view today's schedule in the Calendar by Day view.
To display the calendar for an earlier or later period (week, month, etc.), click the Previous
Week/Month or Next Week/Month buttons.
To view time periods before 5 A.M. and after 5 P.M., click the Earlier and Later links,
respectively. These links are located above and below the time column.
Printing a Calendar
Note: When you click on the Printable Version link, the results depend upon how your browser
is set to handle PDFs. With the appropriate settings, Adobe Acrobat Reader will launch and the
schedule will open up. If your browser is set to have PDFs saved to the desktop, you will not
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see anything happen, but if you check on your desktop, you will see a new PDF document
entitled Schedule.pdf that contains your schedule.
To print a calendar, access the calendar you want and follow these steps:
1.
Click Printable Version on the lower menu bar.
Reggienet opens a separate window in which the printable version of the calendar is displayed.
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Click the printer icon in your browser’s tool bar above the calendar.
Viewing Calendar Event Detail
To view the details of calendar events, click an event title. Reggienet displays the date, time,
description (if appropriate), frequency (and the end date), event type, and location (if
appropriate). If the calendar event contains an attachment, the link to it is displayed under the
description. If it contains a link to an assignment or other information, the link bears the name
of the item.
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Note: To view an attachment, click its name and proceed as described in Working with
Attachments, Files, etc.
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To return to the calendar view, click Back to Calendar.
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To view the last scheduled activity, click Last Event.
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To view the next scheduled activity, click Next Event.
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To view today’s schedule in the Calendar by Day view, click Go to Today.
Calendar Views
To change the calendar view, select from the View List that displays above the calendar on the
home page. The options are View by Day, View by Week, View by Month, View by Year, and
View by List of Events. To make a particular view the default view, click on Set as Default
View in the lower menu bar.
The following screens show the appearance of each calendar view.
Calendar by Day
Calendar by Day displays your schedule by hour.
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Calendar by Month
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List of Events
The List of Events view allows you to view calendar information in list format and print it. Above
the list Reggienet displays several fields that allow you to customize the list.
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Select the date range in the Show list and click Filter Events.
To limit the list of events to a date range other than the pre-defined range, select
Custom Date Range in the Show list, select Start and End dates, and click Filter Events.
To view today’s schedule in the Calendar by Day view, click Go to Today.

To see events for a particular group, click the radio button for Display group events
and then select the appropriate group or groups. Otherwise, leave Display site events
selected or click to select it.
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To print the list, click Printable Version in the menu bar above the list and then
proceed as usual for printing from your computer system.

To make the list your default view, click Set as Default View in the menu bar above
the list.
Subscribing to External Calendars
Note: The subscription function works with any online calendar data that is in iCalendar (iCal)
format.
To subscribe to one or more external online calendars (that is, calendars that are external to
Reggienet) in order to display data, access the Calendar tool and follow these steps:
1.
4.
If you are not on the Calendar home page, click the Reset button.
Click Subscriptions (import) on the menu bar. Reggienet displays the Calendar
Subscriptions screen.
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Enter a descriptive name in the Calendar Name field.
3.
Enter the URL for the calendar whose data you want to display.
4.
Click Subscribe. Reggienet displays the calendar in the bottom half of the screen.
5.
To subscribe to additional calendars, repeat steps 3-5.
6.
To remove a calendar to which you are currently subscribed, clear the appropriate box in
the Subscribed? column.
7.
After completing your work, click Save. Reggienet displays the Calendar home page. Or,
to return to that page without saving your changes, click Cancel.
Managing Events
Adding a New Event
Note: To schedule an event to occur on non-consecutive days, add the event for each day
separately. For example, to add an event that takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, enter
the event as usual for Tuesdays and then enter it again for Thursdays.
To add a new event to the calendar, follow these steps:
5.
Click Add on the menu bar. Reggienet displays the Add Event screen.
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Enter information as described in the table below.
Item
Description
Title
Required. Name of the event
Date
Required. Make a selection in the month, day and year
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list, or select a date in the calendar by clicking the
calendar icon.
9.
10.
Start Time
Required. Enter the time the event begins.
Duration
Select the length of time for the event.
End Time
Select the time the event ends.
Message
Use the text editor to enter pertinent information about
the event.
Display to…
Select either Display to site or Display to selected
groups. If you choose to display the information to
groups, Reggienet displays a list of groups for you to
choose from.
Frequency
Click Frequency, select options as needed to specify
the frequency and when the scheduling is to end, and
click Save Frequency.
Event Frequency: Once, daily, weekly, monthly, or
yearly
Every: Interval of the selected frequency between
recurrences
Ends: If and when the recurring event should no longer
be scheduled.
Event Type
Make a selection from the pulldown list.
Event Location
Enter information about where the event will take place.
Attachments
See Adding an Attachment.
To add an attachment, click the Add Attachments button and then follow the directions
given in Adding an Attachment. Reggienet displays the file name in the Attachments section.
Click Save Event.
Revising an Event
To revise an event on your calendar, follow these steps:
1.
If you are not on the Calendar home page, click the Reset button.
2.
Open the event. Follow instructions in Viewing Calendar Event Detail.
3.
Click Edit.
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Make any desired changes. For more information, see Adding a New Event.
5.
To save your revisions, click Save Event. Or, to return to the Calendar home page
without saving your revisions, click Cancel. Reggienet displays the Calendar home page.
Deleting an Event
To delete an event, access the Calendar tool and follow these steps:
1.
If you are not on the Calendar home page, click the Reset button.
2.
Open the event that you want to delete. Follow instructions in Viewing Calendar Event
Detail.
3.
4.
Click Remove event.
After Reggienet displays a confirmation message, click Remove event again.
Reggienet displays the Calendar home page.
Merging and Unmerging Calendars
The Calendar tool allows you to merge and unmerge calendar events from other calendars on
sites you own.
Merging Calendars
You may merge another site's calendar with the calendar for your site. To do so, access the
Calendar tool and follow these steps:
1.
If you are not on the Calendar home page, click the Reset button.
2.
Click Merge on the Calendar menu bar. Reggienet displays a list of calendars you own.
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In the Show schedule column, click the Show Schedule box for the calendar(s) you
want to merge.
4.
To merge the calendars, click Save. Or, to return to the Calendar home page without
merging, click Cancel. Reggienet displays the Calendar home page. The events from the other
calendar(s) are now displayed in this site's calendar.
Unmerging Calendars
You may unmerge calendars from other sites. To do so, access the Calendar tool and follow
these steps:
1.
If you are not on the Calendar home page, click the Reset button.
2.
Click Merge.
3.
Clear the Show Schedule box for the calendars you want to unmerge.
4.
To unmerge the calendars, click Save. Or, to return to the Calendar home page without
unmerging calendars, click Cancel.
Importing Calendar Events
You may import events to your calendar from a file created by Microsoft Outlook, Meeting
Maker, or any other calendar program that can generate a comma-separated data file. To do
so, access the Calendar tool and follow these steps:
1.
If you are not on the Calendar home page, click the Reset button.
2.
Click Import. Reggienet displays the Calendar Import screen.
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Select the calendar program you want to import data from.
4.
To import from the selected calendar, click Continue. Or, to return to the Calendar
home page without importing events from another calendar program, click Cancel.
5.
If this is the first time you are performing calendar import, download the template and
the instruction first by clicking the Generic Import Template link. Be sure to read the read
me file and create your data file following the sample data file provided.
Your data file should include columns for Title, Description, Date, Start, Duration, Type,
Location, Frequency, Interval, Ends, Repeat, Test Custom Property, and Required. The layout of
the file might look like this:
6.
Select the data file to import from and click Open.
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To proceed, click Continue. You may also return to the previous screen by clicking Back
or return to the Calendar home page without importing events by clicking Cancel.
8.
Reggienet displays the events to be imported. Select the Import box for the events you
want to import.
9.
To continue the process, click Import Events. You may also return to the previous
screen by clicking Back or return to the Calendar home page without importing events by
clicking Cancel.
Reggienet displays the Calendar home page. The imported events are displayed in the calendar.
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Adding and Removing Calendar Fields
Adding a Field
You may want to add a field to a calendar if you need to specify additional information for an
event. For example, you may want to schedule a trip that students will have to pay for. In that
case, you may want to add a field called Cost.
To add a field to the calendar, access the Calendar tool and follow these steps:
1.
If you are not on the Calendar home page, click the Reset button.
2.
Click Fields on the Calendar menu bar. Reggienet displays this screen:
3.
Enter the item name in the Field Name box and click Create Field.
Reggienet displays the field you have just created at the bottom of the field list.
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Click Save Field Changes. Reggienet displays the Calendar home page. The next time
you try to add or revise an event, the field you have added is displayed.
Removing a Field
To remove a field from the calendar, access the Calendar tool and follow these steps:
1.
If you are not on the Calendar home page, click the Reset button.
2.
Click Fields on the Calendar menu bar.
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Click the Remove? box by the field name you want to delete and click Save Field
Changes.
Reggienet displays a warning message asking you to confirm that you want to delete the field.
4.
To continue, click Save Field Changes. Or, to return to the Calendar home page
without deleting the field, click Cancel.
Reggienet displays the Calendar home page.
Changing Permissions for Using the Calendar Tool
To change permissions for using the Calendar tool, access the tool and follow these steps:
1.
If you are not on the Calendar home page, click the Reset button.
2.
Click Permissions on the Calendar menu bar.
Reggienet displays a permissions list like this one:
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3.
4.
Make necessary changes by checking the appropriate boxes.
Permission
Description
Create events
Users in this role are allowed to create new calendar events.
Delete own
events
Users in this role are allowed to delete calendar events they have created.
Delete any
event
Users in this role are allowed to delete calendar events created by any user
on the site.
Edit own
events
Users in this role are allowed to revise calendar events they have created.
Edit any event
Users in this role are allowed to revise calendar events created by any user
on the site, merge/unmerge events from two or more calendars, and add
fields to a calendar entry.
Import events
Users in this role are allowed to import calendar events from other
calendaring systems.
Subscribe to
calendars
Users in this role are allowed to subscribe to one or more online calendars
that are external to Reggienet.
View events
Users in this role are allowed to view calendar events.
Access/create
group events
Users in this role are allowed to work with calendar events for all groups
using this site.
After changing the permissions, click Save. Or, to exit and revert back to your current
settings, click Cancel. Reggienet displays the Calendar home page.
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Gradebook2
Gradebook2 allows instructors to calculate, store, and distribute grade information to students
online. As an instructor using Gradebook2, you may do all of the following:
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Enter grades as points, percentages, or letter grades. Correlate letter grades to a 100percent scale.
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Enter, view, edit, and release item grades and comments, as well as course grades, to
students.
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Create categories that organize items in the gradebook.
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Drop lowest-score items in a category.
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Weight categories and items, as well as assign relative weights for items within
categories.
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Work with grades for a specific section or group.
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Auto-calculate course grades and override course grades as needed.
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Create extra credit items that don’t negatively impact course grades.
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Excuse item grades from final grade calculation.
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Quickly enter and edit multiple students’ scores for an item.
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Quickly enter, edit, and manage all scores and comments for each student.

Quickly access a student view of Gradebook2 for each student.
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View a variety of statistics (including mean, median, mode, and class rank) as well as
statistics charts.
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Prevent scores and other information from being released to students. The student view
of Gradebook2 does not include any information for an item if you have not opted to release
scores for that item.

Export scores and grades in either .xls or .csv formats, as well as send grades to your
institution’s Student Information System (SIS).

Export your gradebook structure, so it can be re-used in another site.

Import scores for single or multiple items saved in .xls or .csv format.

Override default permissions for teaching assistants to specify unique permissions within
the gradebook.

Allow students to view grades and comments, due dates, total point values, statistics,
and statistics charts for items; weights of categories and items; and course grades to date.
Gradebook2 is integrated with other tools as follows.

Scores from the Tests and Quizzes tool are automatically sent to Gradebook2 if you
check the Grades Sent to Gradebook option in Tests and Quizzes.
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If you use points for grading, you may send scores from the Assignment tool to
Gradebook2 in two ways:
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You may add the assignment to Gradebook2 by checking the Add Assignment to
Gradebook option.
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You may associate the assignment with an existing item in Gradebook2 by checking
the Associate with existing Gradebook entry option and selecting the appropriate item
in Gradebook2. (Note: when an assignment is associated with an item in the Gradebook
tool, changing a score in Gradebook2 also changes that score in the Assignments tool, and
vice versa. For more information, see Working with Items Created in Other Tools.)

Scores from the Discussions tool are sent to the Gradebook2 tool if you associate a
forum or topic with an existing item in Gradebook, by checking Post to Gradebook in the
Discussions tool and selecting an existing item in Gradebook.

Scores from the Discussion Forums tool are sent to Gradebook2 if you check the Send
to Gradebook option in the Discussion Forums grading screen.
Warning: If you used the Discussion Forums, Assignments, or Tests & Quizzes tool to create
an item and if you checked the option to add this item to Gradebook2, then you must enter
scores via the Discussion Forums, Tests & Quizzes, or Assignments tool; you cannot enter
scores for this item via the Gradebook tool. For more information, see Working with Items
Created in Other Tools.
Navigating the Gradebook User Interface
Gradebook2 has an interface that is different from most other tools in Reggienet. In this
interface, you access all functions and features from a single screen.
To access the Gradebook tool, click on Gradebook2 in the tools menu on the left side of your
screen. Once you have set up the tool and entered grades, you may see a screen similar to this
one:
(Note: The screen above shows an instructor's view of Gradebook2. If you are a student, refer
to For Students: Viewing Grades.)
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In Gradebook2, you enter and manage grade information in a variety of frames, most of which
you may expand or collapse. Reggienet displays the Grade Items frame and the spreadsheet
frame by default. You may view three frames at one time.
By using dropdown menus in the toolbar, you may access frames for adding, viewing, and
managing content:

File lets you add new items and, depending upon how you’ve set up your gradebook,
new categories.

Edit lets you make changes to your gradebook settings, grade scale, and grader
permissions.
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
View gives you the option to see grading history or statistics.
Tools lets you export grades and grade structure, import grades, and submit final
grades to your institution’s Student Information System (SIS).
You may also access different frames by double-clicking and right-clicking on the gradebook
folder, category folders, and grade items, as well as on learner attributes with active links in
the spreadsheet frame.
Working with the Gradebook Tab
When you access Gradebook2, Reggienet displays the Gradebook tab of the Grade Items
frame. In this tab, you may organize and manage the content of your gradebook.
To create your gradebook, follow the steps in Creating a Gradebook. Once you have created the
gradebook, the Gradebook tab may look similar to this:
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The tab’s format is similar to that of a computer directory, with a main gradebook folder that
contains all items, as well as subfolders for categories. In this tab, you may:

Expand and collapse the gradebook’s contents, as well as the contents of individual
categories, by clicking on the triangle next to a folder icon.

Add items to the spreadsheet frame by clicking the appropriate checkbox next to an
item or category (clicking the checkbox for a category adds all items in the category).

Drag and drop items to assign them to different categories.

Drag and drop items to re-order them.

View total possible points for each item and category, as well as cumulative possible
points for all items.

If you’ve set up the tool for weighted categories, view the weight, as a percentage of the
total grade, for each item and category, as well as the relative weight for each item within a
category.

Click on the gradebook folder icon to change the settings of the tool.

Click on an item name or category folder to edit or change settings.
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See that values are not totaling 100 by the displayed color (red).
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See that an item has been released to students by its displayed color (blue).

See that an item has not been included in the course grade by its italics and displayed
color (gray).

See that an item is extra credit and is included in the grade by its displayed color
(green).

See how many dropped lowest-score items are allowed in a category by the number
displayed next to the category’s folder icon.
Working with the Spreadsheet Frame
The spreadsheet frame lets you enter, view, and manage grades and other content for all
students in a course site. This information is organized in a spreadsheet-style format:
Each student’s entries are in a particular row and each grade item, grade calculation, and
learner attribute is in a particular column. In this frame, you may:

Enter, change, or view a score for all items or students.

Add, change, or view a comment for each item score.

Change or view course grades, grade overrides, letter grades, and calculated grades for
any student.

View a variety of learner attributes—ID, display name, full name (last/first), email
address, and section—for any student.

Click on any learner attribute with an active link to access a Student Summary frame,
where you may enter, manage, and view scores, comments, and other information for that
student.

When entering a score, see that the score exceeds the allowed range for the item by the
red triangle Reggienet displays in the cell.
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When entering a score, see that the score is within the allowed range for the item by the
green triangle Reggienet displays in the cell.

See that a comment has been added for a score by the yellow triangle Reggienet
displays in the cell.

Click on the header of any column for a dropdown menu that lets you sort entries in
ascending or descending order, add a new category or grade item, hide the column, and—if the
column is for a gradebook item--edit the setting of the item or delete the item.


Filter information by student name or course section.
View student scores on multiple pages in the spreadsheet, as well as specify the number
of student scores Reggienet displays on a single page.
Warning: You can use Gradebook2 to enter scores only if the item to be graded was created in
this tool. You cannot use Gradebook2 to enter scores for items created in the Discussion
Forums, Assignments, or Tests & Quizzes tool. You must enter grades in the tool that was used
to create the item being graded.
Configuring the Spreadsheet View
You may configure the spreadsheet frame in two ways:

Select the columns Reggienet displays for student and grade information.

Select the columns Reggienet displays for grade items.
To add student and grade information in the spreadsheet, follow these steps:
1.
2.
Access the Attributes & Grades tab in the Grade Items frame.
Under Learner Attributes and Grades, select the appropriate checkboxes. Reggienet
displays the corresponding columns in the spreadsheet frame.
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Tip: Since you will probably not need to see information in the Grade Override column until
final grade submission, hide this column to provide more space for other columns.
To select gradebook items to be displayed in the spreadsheet frame, follow these steps:
1.
2.
Access the Gradebook tab in the Grade Items frame.
Select the appropriate checkboxes for the grade item(s) you want Reggienet to display
in the spreadsheet frame. Clicking on a checkbox next to a category selects all the items in that
category.
Reggienet displays the corresponding columns for the items in the spreadsheet.
Tip: You may hide an item column by clicking on the arrow in the column header and selecting
Hide column from the menu that appears.
Creating a Gradebook
Creating a gradebook involves these basic steps:
1.
2.
3.
Setting up the Gradebook.
Adding Gradebook Categories (if you are not including categories in your gradebook,
skip this step and proceed to step 3).
Adding Gradebook Items.
Setting up the Gradebook
Gradebook2 lets you customize your gradebook in several ways:

Specify whether grades in your gradebook are to be entered and displayed as points,
percentages, or letter grades.

Specify whether graded items may be released to students or prevent item-by-item
grades from being released.

Specify whether all graded items in a category may be released to students.



Specify whether statistics—such as mean, median, mode, and class rank—for both the
course and for specific items may be released to students.
Specify whether students may see their course grades.
If desired, create categories within your gradebook and assign items to them, as well as
weight the categories and the items they contain.
In Gradebook2, you customize your gradebook in the Set Up Gradebook frame. Reggienet will
display this frame when you first access Gradebook2:
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To set up your gradebook, follow these steps:
1.
Enter a name for your gradebook in the Name field.
Note: By default, the file name for an exported gradebook will be the name of the course site.
2.
In the Organize by dropdown menu, specify whether you want to use categories or not,
and whether you want to weight categories.

3.
Select No categories if you do not want to organize gradebook items in categories.

Select Categories if you want to organize your items in categories but do not want
to assign a relative weight to the categories or to the items each category contains.

Select Weighted Categories if you want to assign a relative weight to each
category, as well as to the items each category contains.
In the Grade Using dropdown menu, specify how you would like grades to be entered
and displayed. You have three options:

Points. Enter scores in points for all items. When adding an item, you may specify
maximum possible points for that item. By default, this value is set at 100 points.

Percentages. Enter scores in percentages for all items. When adding an item, you
may specify maximum possible points for that item. By default, Reggienet will set this value
at 100 points.
Note: The score you may enter for an item will depend upon whether you set up your
gradebook for points or percentages grade entry. If your gradebook is set up for points, the
score cannot be greater than the maximum possible points for the item. You may enter a
negative score, but the value must also not exceed the maximum possible points for the item.
If your gradebook is set up for percentages, you must enter a score between “0” (zero) and
“100.”

Letter Grades. You may enter letter grades between “A+” and “F,” as well as enter
“0” (zero).
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Regardless of how you grade items, Reggienet calculates a course grade by adding all item
scores and assigning a grade based on the default 0-100% grade scale. For instructions on
changing the default grade scale in Gradebook, see Changing Course Grade Format and Scale.
Note: Scores for items created in the Discussion Forums, Assignments, or Tests & Quizzes tool
must be entered as points in the tools in which they were created. If you set up your gradebook
for letter grades, Reggienet will convert the points to letter grades. If you set up your
gradebook for percentages and the maximum possible points for an item created in one of
these tools does not equal 100, Reggienet converts the points to the same 0-100 scale you
would use for entering percentages. For more information, see Working with Items Created in
Other Tools.
4.
Click on the checkbox for Scale extra credit if you want extra credit scores to be
calculated against the total possible value for the gradebook or a particular category, instead of
against all graded items. Note: This option is only available if you set up your gradebook for
weighted categories. For the option to be displayed, you must first select and save the
“weighted categories” setting.
5.
Specify the information you want to make available to students.
Tip: Put your cursor over an option checkbox to see a description.

Course grades. Check this box to let students see a calculated grade to date for all
graded items. A student will see the same grade that is displayed to graders in the Course
Grade column of the spreadsheet frame.

Released items. Check this box to let students see released item scores. By
default, this box is checked.

Mean, median, mode, rank. Check any or all of these boxes to let students view
the appropriate statistics for their course grades.

Item statistics. Check this box to let students see the mean, median, mode, or
rank for individual released items.

6.
Statistics Chart. Check this box to let students see statistics charts for released
items.
Click Save to save your work and remain in the Set Up Gradebook frame. Or, click
Save/Close to save your work and close the frame. To close the frame without saving your
work, click Close. When you close the frame, you will see the spreadsheet frame.
After you finish the setup process and close the Set Up Gradebook frame, you may access it at
any time, in one of three ways:

Double-click on the gradebook folder icon.

Right-click on the gradebook folder icon, and from the displayed menu, select Edit this
gradebook.

From the Edit dropdown menu, select Gradebook Settings.
Note: You may change your gradebook settings at any time, except if you want to change the
grade type (points/percentages/letter grades) and have already entered scores in the
gradebook. If there are scores in the gradebook, you must delete them before changing the
grade type. If you attempt to make a change without deleting scores, Reggienet will display a
warning message.
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Adding Gradebook Categories
Note: To add a category, you must set up your gradebook to include categories. See step 2 in
Setting up the Gradebook.
To add categories to your gradebook, follow these steps:
1.
Access the New Category frame. You may access this frame in one of two ways:


Click on the File dropdown menu and select New Category.
In the Gradebook tab of the Grade Items frame, right-click on the gradebook
folder or any existing category or item and select Add new category from the menu.
Reggienet displays the New Category frame. The frame you see depends on how you set up
your gradebook, with additional settings if your gradebook is set up for weighted categories.
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Enter a name for the category in the Name box. If your gradebook is set up for
unweighted categories, proceed to Step 4.
3.
If your gradebook is set up for weighted categories, enter a relative weight for the
category, as a percentage of the total grade, in the % Grade box.
4.
Optionally, specify the number of lowest-score items in the category that you want to
exclude from course grade calculations, by entering a number in the Drop lowest box.
Reggienet will display this number next to the category folder icon in the Gradebook tab of the
Grade Items frame.
Note: If your gradebook is set up for weighted categories, you may only specify that Reggienet
drop lowest-score items if you set up the category to contain items of equal weight, as
explained in step 7.
5.
Check the Include in grade box to include all items in the category in course grade
calculations.
6.
Check Extra credit if you want all items in the category to have no negative impact on
grade course calculations. If your gradebook is set up for unweighted categories, proceed to
Step 10.
7.
If your gradebook is set up for weighted categories, check the Weight items equally
box if you want Reggienet to give each item an equal weight. Reggienet will ignore total point
values for the items and will divide the number of items in the category into 100 to calculate
the weight.
Tip: By checking the Release scores setting for a category, you may override the release
settings you specify for individual items. This category-level release only affects existing items
in the category, however, so there is no need to select the setting when adding a category.
Instead, select this setting after you have added items to the category.
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8.
If your gradebook is set up for weighted categories, check Weight items by points if
you want Reggienet to calculate the relative weight of each item in the category according to
the total point value you assign to each item, as explained in step 5 of Adding Gradebook
Items.
Note: If your gradebook is set up for weighted categories, and you plan to assign a relative
weight for each item in the category manually, do NOT check Weight items equally or
Weight items by points.
9.
Click Add to add the category and remain in the New Category frame. Or, click
Add/Close to add the category and close the frame. To close the frame without adding a
category, click Close. When you close the frame, you’ll see the spreadsheet frame.
As you add categories, Reggienet displays them in the Gradebook tab of the Grade Items
frame.
If you have set up your gradebook for unweighted categories, Reggienet displays the combined
total point value for all items in each category in the Points column. Until you add items to a
category, this number will be “0.”
If you have set up your gradebook for weighted categories, Reggienet will display the following
information:

In the % Grade column, Reggienet displays each category’s percentage of the course
grade. Reggienet also displays the total of all weighted categories, as a percentage of the
course grade. This number is displayed in red until the total equals 100 percent.

In the % Category column, Reggienet displays the combined relative weights for items
in each category. Until you add items to a category, this number will be “0.” The number is
displayed in red until the total equals 100 percent.
Changing a Category
To change gradebook categories, first access the Gradebook tab of the Grade Items frame.
You may then change categories in several ways:

You may change the order of categories in the gradebook simply by dragging and
dropping the appropriate categories.

You may make a variety of changes by accessing the Edit Category frame for a
category.
To edit a category using the Edit Category frame, follow these steps:
1.
2.
Find the category you want to edit. Access the Edit Category frame for the category in
one of two ways:

Double-click on the category.

Right-click on the category and select Edit this category from the menu.
Make all appropriate changes, as explained in steps 2-8 in Adding Gradebook
Categories. Note: as with the New Category frame, what you see in the Edit Category frame
will depend on whether or not you have set up your gradebook for weighted categories.
Tip: If you would like to release scores for all existing items in the category you are editing,
check the Release scores setting.
3.
Once you have made your changes, do one of the following:
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Click Save if you want to save your changes and remain in the Edit Item frame to
make more changes. Once you begin entering information, the frame’s buttons will no
longer be grayed out.
Click Save/Close to save your changes and close the Edit Item frame.
To close the frame without saving your changes, click Close. When you close the frame, you’ll
see the spreadsheet frame.
Deleting a Category
Warning: When you delete a category, Reggienet removes it from the gradebook, along with
ALL the items it contained, and does not include those items in course grade calculations. If any
of the items were already released to students, the students will no longer be able to view
those items.
To delete a gradebook category, you must access the Delete Item frame for that category. In
the Gradebook tab of the Grade Items frame, you may access this frame in several different
ways:


Right click on the category and select Delete this category from the menu.
Access the Edit Category frame. To do so, double-click on the category, or right-click
on the category and select Edit this category from the menu. In this frame, click the Delete
button.
By default, when you access the Delete Item frame, Reggienet displays a warning message
about what will happen if you delete an item.
To delete the category, click Delete. If you do not want to delete the category, click Close. In
either case, you will see the spreadsheet frame again.
Adding Gradebook Items
Note: If your gradebook is set up for categories, you should add categories before you add
items. If you add an item before adding any categories, Reggienet will automatically create an
“Unassigned” category for the item. Until you create a category in your gradebook, you cannot
re-name or delete the unassigned category. In addition, you cannot move the item from the
unassigned category, although you may re-name or delete it. Once you have created a
category and moved the unassigned item to it, the “Unassigned” category disappears.
To add a gradebook item to your gradebook, follow these steps:
1.
Access the New Item frame. You may access this frame in one of two ways:


Click on the File dropdown menu and select New Item.
In the Gradebook tab of the Grade Items frame, right-click on the gradebook
folder or any existing category or item and select Add new item from the menu.
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Reggienet displays the New Item frame. The frame you see will depend on how you set up
your gradebook, with additional settings if your gradebook is set up for categories or weighted
categories.
2.
Enter a name for the item in the Name box. This entry is required. If your gradebook is
set up for no categories, proceed to step 5.
3.
Select a category for the item from the Categories dropdown menu. This entry is
required. If you do not select a category, Reggienet will automatically create an “Unassigned”
category for the item and will display it in gray italics. You will not be able to edit the item.
If your gradebook is set up for weighted categories, and you did NOT select Weight items
equally or Weight items by points when setting up the category to which you have assigned
the new item, proceed to the next step. Otherwise, proceed to step 5.
4.
5.
In the % Category box, specify the item’s relative weight in the category.
Enter a total point value for the item. By default, this value is 100 points, which
Reggienet displays in the field. An entry in this field is required, regardless of how you have set
up your gradebook for entering item scores.
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Optionally, provide a due date for the item, either manually by entering mm/dd/yy in
the Due date box, or by clicking on the calendar icon ( ). Students will only see the due date
if you have checked the Release Scores box, as explained in step 8. By default, students will
see 12:00 AM for the time.
In the Source box, Reggienet displays the source for the item. By default, Reggienet displays
“Gradebook” in this box when you add a new item. You may NOT change the entry in this box.
If you send an item to Gradebook from the Discussion Forums, Assignments, or Tests & Quizzes
tool and then access the Edit Item frame for that item, Reggienet will display the appropriate
tool in the Source box.
7.
Check Include in grade if you want Reggienet to include the item in course grade
calculations.
8.
Check Extra Credit if you want the item to have no negative impact on the course
grade calculation.
9.
Check Release Scores to let students see their scores and statistics for the item. Note:
scores and statistics for an item will only be displayed to students if you set up your gradebook
to display released scores and item statistics, as explained in step 5 of Setting up the
Gradebook.
Note: If you check the Release Scores setting for a category after adding an item to the
category, the item’s scores will be released to students, even if you did not select this setting
when adding the item.
10.
Check Give ungraded no credit if you want Reggienet to treat blank entries as zeroes
when calculating the course grade.
11.
To finish adding an item, do one of the following:


Click Add if you want to add the item and remain in the New Item frame to add
another item. Once you begin entering information for a new item, the frame’s buttons will
no longer be grayed out.
Click Add/Close to add the item and close the New Item frame.
To close the frame without adding the item, click Close. When you close the frame, Reggienet
replaces it with the spreadsheet frame.
As you add items, Reggienet displays them in the Gradebook tab of the Grade Items frame.
What you see in the Gradebook tab will depend on how you have set up your gradebook:

If your gradebook is set up for no categories, Reggienet displays each item’s total point
value in the Points column. Reggienet also displays the gradebook’s total points for all items in
the column.

If your gradebook is set up for unweighted categories, Reggienet displays each item in
the appropriate category and displays each item’s total point value in the Points column. In
this column, Reggienet also displays the combined total points for all items in each category
and total points for the gradebook.

If your gradebook is set up for weighted categories, Reggienet displays each item’s
percentage of the course grade in the % Grade column. In the % Category column,
Reggienet displays the relative weight of each item in a category, as well as the total of all
relative item weights in a category. This number is displayed in red until the total equals 100.
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Changing Gradebook Items
Note: You are limited in the changes you can make to items created in the Discussion Forums,
Assignments, or Tests & Quizzes tool. For more information about working with items created in
these tools, see Working with Items Created in Other Tools.
To change gradebook items, first access the Gradebook tab of the Grade Items frame. You
may then change items in several ways:

You may change the order of items, or assign items to different categories, simply by
dragging and dropping the appropriate items.

You may make a variety of changes by accessing the Edit Item frame for an item.
To edit an item using the Edit Item frame, follow these steps:
1.
Find the item you want to edit. Access the Edit Item frame for the item in one of two
ways:

Double-click on the item.

Right-click on the item and select Edit this grade item from the menu.
Tip: You may also access the Edit Item frame in the spreadsheet, by clicking on the arrow in
the column header for the item and selecting Edit this grade item from the menu that
appears.
2.
Make all appropriate changes, as explained in steps 2-11 in Adding Gradebook Items.
Note: as with the New Item frame, what you see in the Edit Item frame will depend on how
you have set up your gradebook and/or categories.
If you change the maximum point value for an item for which grades have already been
entered, Reggienet will display a dialogue box that asks if you want to scale existing scores,
and offers two choices:


Click Yes if you want any existing scores to be rescaled to the new point value.
Click No if you do NOT want any existing scores to be rescaled. Note: choosing this
option will affect the scores of existing graded items.
To make no changes to the maximum point value, click Cancel.
3.
Once you have made your changes, do one of the following:


Click Save if you want to save your changes and remain in the Edit Item frame to
make more changes. Once you begin entering information, the frame’s buttons will no
longer be grayed out.
Click Save/Close to save your changes and close the Edit Item frame.
To close the frame without saving your changes, click Close. When you close the frame, you
will again see the spreadsheet frame.
Note: If you drag and drop an item while the Edit Items frame for that item is open, Reggienet
will display a dialogue box asking if you want to save changes for the item.
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Deleting Gradebook Items
Warning: When you delete an item, Reggienet removes it from the gradebook and does not
include it in course grade calculations. If the item was already released to students, they will no
longer be able to view it.
To delete a gradebook item, you must access the Delete Item frame for that item. In the
Gradebook tab of the Grade Items frame, you may access this frame in several different
ways:


Right click on the item and select Delete this grade item from the menu.
Access the Edit Item frame. To do so, double-click on the item, or right-click on the
item and select Edit this grade item from the menu. In this frame, click the Delete button.
Tip: You may also access the Delete Item frame from the spreadsheet, by clicking on the arrow
in the column header for the item and making the appropriate selection from the menu that
appears.
By default, when you access the Delete Item frame, Reggienet displays a warning message
about what will happen if you delete an item.
To delete the item, click Delete. If you do not want to delete the item, click Close. In either
case, Reggienet closes the frame, and you will see the spreadsheet frame.
Working with Items Created in Other Tools
There are two ways to include scores from other tools in Gradebook2: send scores to the
gradebook for an item created in the other tool, or associate scores for an item in the other tool
with an existing item in the gradebook.
You may send item scores to Gradebook2 from the following tools:

Assignments

Discussion Forums (send scores for a category, forum, or topic)

Tests & Quizzes
You may associate items in the following tools with existing items in Gradebook2:

Assignments

Forums (associate a message with a gradebook item)
When you send scores from Assignments, Discussions Forums, or Tests & Quizzes, ReggieNet
displays a newly created item in the Gradebook tab of the Grade Items frame. This
gradebook item has the same name as the item in the other tool.
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If you have set up your gradebook for categories, Reggienet creates an “unassigned” category
for the item. Once you assign the item to another category, this category will no longer be
displayed. (Note: In the Assignments tool, you can select a gradebook category, so the item
will already be in the appropriate category when you access Gradebook2.)
Make changes to the item as explained in Changing Gradebook Items. You may make the
following changes:

Assign the item to a category.

Assign a relative weight within a category for the item.

Specify whether scores for the item will be included in the course grade.

Specify whether scores for the item will be treated as extra credit and have no negative
impact on the course grade.

Choose to release scores and statistics for the item to students. Note: to release scores
and statistics for an item, you must first set up your gradebook to release scores and the
appropriate statistics, as explained in Step 5 of Setting up the Gradebook.

Select Give ungraded no credit, so ReggieNet treats blank entries as zeros when
calculating the course grade.
To make any other changes, you must access the tool in which the item was created.
Grading Items Created in Other Tools.
When grading items that you added to the gradebook by sending scores from Assignments,
Discussion Forums, or Tests & Quizzes, keep in mind the following:

Scores for these items must be entered in the tool in which the item was created.

Scores for these items must be entered as points.

If you have set up your gradebook for letter grades, ReggieNet will convert the points
for these items to letter grades.

If you have set up your gradebook for percentages and the maximum possible points for
an item created in one of these tools does not equal 100, ReggieNet converts the points to the
same 0-100 scale you would use for entering percentages.

Scores entered in the Assignments or the Discussion Forums tool will only be displayed
in Gradebook2 if they are released in the other tool.

Comments entered in Assignments or Discussion Forums will not be displayed in
Gradebook2.
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Grading Associated Items
If you associate a message (in the Forums tool) or an assignment (in the Assignments tool)
with an existing item in Gradebook2, you may enter/update scores in either Gradebook2 or the
other tool. When grading associated items, keep in mind the following:

Scores must be entered as points. If associating an item in Assignments, be sure the
total point value is the same in both Assignments and Gradebook2 (in Forums, the total point
value is matched automatically.)

Only comments entered in the Forums tool will be displayed in Gradebook2. Comments
entered in the Assignments tool will not be displayed.

As an instructor, if you enter scores for an item in either Assignments or Gradebook2,
you will see the scores displayed in each tool, even if the scores have not been released to
students. In each tool, however, you must release the scores if you want students to view them
in that tool.
Entering Grades and Comments
Note: You may only enter scores for items created in Gradebook2. To enter a score for an item
created in the Discussion Forums, Assignments, or Tests & Quizzes tool, you must access the
tool in which the item was created.
Note: Reggienet creates a history log for all actions taken in the gradebook. This log includes
any actions taken for an item. For more information, see Viewing Gradebook History.
In Gradebook2, there are two ways you may enter scores for items:

Enter scores in the spreadsheet frame, as explained in Entering Grades and Comments
in the Spreadsheet Frame. In this frame, you may enter multiple student scores for a single
item, or multiple item scores for a single student.

Enter scores in a Student Summary frame, as explained in Entering Grades and
Comments in Student Summary Frames. In this frame, you may enter all item scores for a
single student.
Entering Grades and Comments in the Spreadsheet Frame
To enter scores for items in the spreadsheet frame, follow these steps:
1.
Make sure that Reggienet is displaying a column in the spreadsheet frame for each item
you want to grade, by selecting the appropriate checkbox for each item in the Gradebook tab
of the Grade Items frame.
2.
Enter scores. You may enter scores in one of two ways:

To enter multiple student scores for a single item, find the appropriate column.
Click on a cell in the column and enter a score. To save the score and move down the
column to the next cell, hit the “enter” key on your keyboard. If Reggienet is only displaying
a column for one item, hitting the “tab” key will perform the same function.

To enter scores for multiple items for a single student, find the appropriate
row in the spreadsheet. Click on the cell in the appropriate column and enter a score. When
Reggienet is displaying a column for more than one item, you may enter a score and move
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to the next cell in a row by hitting the “tab” key on your keyboard. If you are in the last cell
in the row, hitting the “tab” key will open the cell in the first column of the next row.
Tip: Use the “up” and “down” arrows on your keyboard to move up and down to different cells
in a column. Use “shift+tab” to move to the previous cell.
How you enter scores will depend on how you have set up the gradebook:

Points. If the gradebook is set up for points, enter any number that is equal to or
less than the total point value (maximum points) for the item. You may enter zero, and you
may enter numbers with decimal points, up to five places. You may also enter a negative
number.

Percentages. If the gradebook is set up for percentages, you must enter a number
from 0 to 100. You may enter numbers with decimal points, up to five decimal places.

Letter Grades. If the gradebook is set up for letter grades, enter a letter grade or
zero.
Reggienet displays a variety of visual indicators in the spreadsheet frame. What you see
depends on your item/category settings, as well as what you enter:

When you click on a cell, Reggienet displays a blue border around the cell to indicate
the cell is active and you may enter a score.

If the score for an item is within the item’s allowed value range, Reggienet displays a
green triangle in the upper left corner of the cell.

If the score is not within the item’s allowed value range, Reggienet displays a red
triangle and a “Request Failed” message, and will not accept the entry.

When a comment has been added with a score, Reggienet displays a yellow triangle
in the upper right corner of the cell.

If the score is for an extra credit item, Reggienet displays the score in green.
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If the score is not included in the course grade calculation, Reggienet displays the
score in gray.

If the score has been excused, or if it is low enough to be dropped in a category for
which you have opted to drop one or more lowest-score items, Reggienet will display the
score in red with a strikethrough.
Note: When you enter scores in a category set to drop lowest-score items, REggieNet does not
drop scores until you havev at least one more scored item than the number set to be dropped.
If a category is set to drop two lowest-score items, for example, you must score three items for
ReggieNet to drop the two items with lowest scores.
3.
If desired, add a comment with a score, by following these steps:
a.
Right-click on the appropriate cell and move your cursor over Add Comment.
b.
Enter your comment:
c.
Click Submit. Reggienet displays a yellow triangle in the upper right corner of the
cell. To close the menu, click on Add Comment.
If you then access the Comments tab for the appropriate Student Summary frame, you’ll see
the comment you entered for that item score.
Note: In order to add a comment for an item in the spreadsheet frame, you must first enter a
score for that item.
Entering Grades and Comments in Student Summary Frames
You may use a Student Summary frame to enter item scores for a student, as well as add a
comment for each score.
Entering Scores in a Student Summary Frame
To enter scores in a Student Summary Frame, follow these steps:
1.
In the spreadsheet frame, find the student for whom you want to enter scores. Click on
any student attribute for the student that is an active link. Reggienet displays the Student
Summary frame for that student. By default, Reggienet displays the Scores tab in the frame:
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Click in the box for the appropriate item. Reggienet displays a blue border around the
box to indicate it’s active. Reggienet also displays the allowed value range for the score.
2.
Enter the score. To enter a score for another item, click in the box for that item. Use the
“tab” key on your keyboard to move down to the next box, and use “shift+tab” to move up to
the previous box.
Note: If the score you enter is not within the allowed value range for that item, Reggienet will
display a “Request Failed” message and will not accept the entry. In the spreadsheet frame,
Reggienet will display a red triangle in the upper left corner of the cell for that item.
3.
Click Previous or Next to access the Student Summary frame for the previous or next
student. Or, to close a Student Summary frame and see the spreadsheet frame again, click
Close. In either case, Reggienet automatically saves your score(s). You may also
collapse/expand a Student Summary frame by clicking the arrow button ( ) in the top right
corner of the frame.
In the appropriate columns of the spreadsheet frame, you’ll see whatever item scores you
added via the Student Summary frame, along with the appropriate visual indicators.
Adding Comments in a Student Summary Frame
To add a comment for an item score, follow these steps:
1.
In the spreadsheet frame, find the student for whom you want to add a comment.
Click on any student attribute for the student that is an active link. Reggienet displays the
Student Summary frame for that student.
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Click on the Comments tab.
8.
Find the comment box for the appropriate item, and enter your comment. To enter a
comment for another item, click in the appropriate box. Use the “tab” key on your keyboard to
move down to the next comment box, and use “shift+tab” to move up to the previous comment
box.
2.
Click Previous or Next to access the Student Summary frame for the previous or next
student. Or, to close a Student Summary frame and see the spreadsheet frame again, click
Close. In either case, Reggienet automatically saves your comment(s). You may also
collapse/expand a Student Summary frame by clicking the arrow button ( ) in the top right
corner of the frame.
In the spreadsheet frame, you’ll see a yellow triangle in the upper right corner of any cell for
which you’ve added a comment via the Student Summary frame. You may view a comment in
the spreadsheet frame by right-clicking on a cell and moving your cursor over Edit Comment
in the menu.
Editing Grades and Comments
Note: You may only edit scores for items created in Gradebook. To edit a score for an item
created in the Discussion Forums, Assignments, or Tests & Quizzes tool, you must access the
tool in which the item was created.
Note: Reggienet creates a history log for all actions taken in the gradebook. This log includes
any actions taken for an item. For more information, see Viewing Gradebook History.
Editing Scores
You may edit scores for items in one of two ways:

Add new scores in the spreadsheet frame, as explained in Entering Grades and
Comments in the Spreadsheet Frame.

Add new scores in a Student Summary frame, as explained in Entering Grades and
Comments in Student Summary Frames.
If scores for an item have been released to students, any changes you make will be reflected in
what students see for that item in Gradebook.
Editing Comments
You may edit comments for items in one of two ways:

Edit comments in the spreadsheet frame.

Edit comments in a Student Summary frame.
To edit a comment for an item in the spreadsheet frame, follow these steps:
1.
Right-click on the appropriate cell and move your cursor over Edit Comment in the
menu that appears. Reggienet displays the comment box.
2.
Edit your comment.
3.
Click Submit. To close the menu, click on Edit Comment.
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To edit a comment for an item in a Student Summary frame, follow the steps for adding a
comment, as described in Adding Comments in a Student Summary Frame.
Excusing Grades
To excuse an item so its score is not included in the course grade calculation, follow these
steps:
1.
In the spreadsheet frame, find the student for whom you want to excuse an item. Click
on any student attribute for the student that is an active link. Reggienet displays the Student
Summary frame for that student.
2.
Click on the Excuses tab.
3.
Check the box for the appropriate item.
4.
Click Previous or Next to access the Student Summary frame for the previous or next
student. Or, to close the Student Summary frame and see the spreadsheet frame again, click
Close. In either case, Reggienet automatically excuses the item(s) you selected. You may also
collapse/expand a Student Summary frame by clicking the arrow button ( ) in the top right
corner of the frame.
In both the Student Summary frame and the spreadsheet frame, Reggienet will display the
score for the excused item in red, with a strike through the score.
Note: You may excuse an item even if you have not entered a score for it. If you then try to
enter a score for the excused item, in either a Student Summary frame or in the spreadsheet
frame, Reggienet will display a “Request Failed” message, as well as a red triangle in the
spreadsheet cell for the item.
Viewing Grades
In Gradebook2, you may view grades in two different ways:


By Viewing Grades in the Spreadsheet Frame, you may view all grades for all students.
By Viewing Grades in a Student Summary Frame, you may view all grades and
comments, as well as the course grade, for a given student.
Viewing Grades in the Spreadsheet Frame
When you access Gradebook2, Reggienet displays the spreadsheet frame by default. This
frame cannot be closed or collapsed, but you may customize your view of it by closing,
collapsing, or expanding other frames, or by resizing frames.
Tip: If Reggienet is displaying the Grade Items frame, click the arrow button ( ) in the upper
right corner of the frame to collapse it. You will then have more room to view the spreadsheet
frame.
Your spreadsheet frame may look similar to this:
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In the spreadsheet frame, Reggienet displays several visual indicators:
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Triple asterisks next to an entry in the Course Grades column indicates that one or
more items for that student have not yet been graded.
Note: Reggienet will only display these asterisks if you have ungraded items for which you
have NOT specified that blank entries be treated as zeroes when Reggienet calculates grades,
as explained in step 10 of Adding Gradebook Items.
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In each column header for an item, Reggienet displays the grading setup you have
chosen—points, percentages, or letter grades—as well as the point value for that item if you are
grading with points. Reggienet also displays the gradebook organization and grading setup in
the top right corner of the frame.
A green triangle indicates the score for an item is within the allowed value range for that
item.
A red triangle indicates that a score could not be entered, because it was not within the
allowed range for that item.
Note: Reggienet only displays indicators for allowed value range when you first enter a score;
the indicators disappear if you click on the tool’s Reset button or on the spreadsheet frame’s
Refresh button, or if you access the tool again after entering the score.
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A yellow triangle indicates a comment has been added for that item score.
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If the score for an item is not included in the grade, Reggienet displays the score in gray
and in italics.
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If an item has been excused from course grade calculation, or if the item has been
dropped as a lowest-score item, Reggienet displays the score in red with a strikethrough. If the
item has been excused but a score has not yet been entered, Reggienet displays a red hyphen.
You may work with the spreadsheet in several different ways:
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If you are grading multiple sections, you may filter scores by section. Select the
appropriate section from the dropdown menu at the top of the spreadsheet frame.
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You may filter scores by a specific student. Enter a student’s first or last name in the
search box at the top of the frame and click the Find button. Reggienet will display only that
student’s scores.
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To resize the width of a column, put your cursor on the border for a column header and
drag to create the appropriate width.
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Click on an arrow button next to a column header for a menu that lets you sort by
ascending or descending order; hide the column; and add, edit, or delete items. You may also
click on a column header to sort items by ascending or descending order.
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To view a log of grades entered for a particular item and student, right-click on the
appropriate cell and select View Grade History. Reggienet displays a box listing each score,
the date it was entered, and the grader who entered it.
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To view a comment added with a score, right-click on the appropriate cell and put your
cursor over Edit Comment in the menu that is displayed.
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You may specify the number of students for which Reggienet displays scores, by
entering a value in the Page size box at the bottom of the frame.
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To move between pages in the spreadsheet, use the scroll buttons or enter a page
number in the Page box at the bottom of the frame.
Note: When you enter a value in the Page size box or Page box, you must then click the
spreadsheet frame’s Refresh button before entering a new value.
Viewing All Student Scores for a Given Item
To view all student scores for a given item in the spreadsheet frame, follow these steps:
1.
In the Gradebook tab of the Grade Items frame, click on the checkbox to the left of
the item, so Reggienet displays the column for that item in the spreadsheet frame.
9.
In the spreadsheet frame, find the column for the item. The column may look similar to
this one:
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Sort scores as desired. You may sort according to each score’s value, as well as sort
according to course grade, student name, or any other information that is displayed in a
column. You may sort in two different ways:
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3.
Click on the appropriate column header to sort by ascending or descending order.
Put your cursor in the appropriate column header and click the arrow that is
displayed. From the menu that is displayed, select Sort ascending or Sort descending.
View comments for an item as desired. Right-click on a cell and put your cursor over
Edit Comment from the dropdown menu that is displayed. To close the comment box and
menu, click on Edit Comment.
Tip: You may also view all scores for all items by accessing Student Summary frames. For
more information, see Viewing Grades in a Student Summary Frame.
Viewing Grades in a Student Summary Frame
To view scores and comments for a given student in a Student Summary frame, you must
first access the spreadsheet frame. In that frame, click on any learner attribute for the
student that is an active link. Reggienet displays the appropriate Student Summary frame.
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In the top section of the frame, Reggienet displays the student’s name, email address, ID,
section (if appropriate), and course grade to date. (Note: Reggienet displays the course grade
for graders even if you have not chosen to let students see their course grades.)
You have access to three tabs in this frame:
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Scores (default). In this tab, Reggienet lists all gradebook items, along with scores for
the items you have graded.
Comments. In this tab, you may view all comments you have included for gradebook
items.
Excuses. In this tab, you may view all excused scores for the student.
You may also access the student’s view of Gradebook in this frame, by clicking on the View As
Student button. For more information, see Working with the Student View.
Click Previous or Next to access the Student Summary frame for the previous or next student.
To close a Student Summary frame and see the spreadsheet frame again, click Close. You may
also collapse/expand a Student Summary frame by clicking the arrow button ( ) in the top
right corner of the frame.
Viewing Course Grades to Date
Note: Each student’s course grade is based on the points earned to date relative to the total
possible points for all graded items. If a student’s gradebook entry for a particular item is
blank, the point value for it is not included in the total possible points for the student’s final
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grade. You may specify that Reggienet change all blank entries to zeroes when calculating
grades, as explained in step 10 of Adding Gradebook Items.
In the spreadsheet frame, you may view course grades to date in three different columns:
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In the Calculated Grade column, Reggienet displays the grade to date, based on the
default 100-point grade scale.
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In the Letter Grade column, Reggienet displays the letter grade to date, based on the
default 100-point grade scale.
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In the Course Grade column, Reggienet displays both the letter grade to date and the
calculated grade to date; if you have set up your gradebook for letter grades, Reggienet only
displays letter grades in this column. Note: triple asterisks next to an entry in this column
indicate that one or more items for that student have not yet been graded.
Note: For information about changing the default grade scale, see Changing Course Grade
Format and Scale.
To view grades in any one of these columns, select the appropriate checkbox under Grades in
the Attributes & Grades tab of the Grade Items frame. Reggienet displays the corresponding
column in the spreadsheet frame.
You may also view a course grade for a given student by accessing the appropriate Student
Summary frame. To access the frame, click on any learner attribute for the student that is an
active link.
Working with the Student View
To access what a student sees in Gradebook, follow these steps:
1.
In the spreadsheet frame, click on any learner attribute for the student that is an
active link. Reggienet displays the Student Summary frame for that student.
10.
Click on the View As Student button. Reggienet displays the Student View frame for
that student.
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Click the Previous or Next button to access the student view for the previous or next
student. Or, to close the Student View frame and return to the Student Summary frame for the
current student, click the Close button.
Note: What you see in the Student View frame will be determined by the settings you have
specified for releasing information to students.
Overriding Auto-calculated Course Grades
Because auto-calculated course grades can potentially be misleading until the end of the term
(and because you may want to make subjective grade changes at that time), you may choose
to override these grades.
To override auto-calculated course grades, access the Gradebook2 tool and follow these steps:
1.
In the Attributes & Grades tab of the Grade Items frame, check the box for Grade
Override. Reggienet displays the corresponding column in the spreadsheet frame.
11.
In the spreadsheet frame, click on the appropriate cells in the Grade Override column
and enter grades that accurately reflect each student’s work to date.
Note: You may only enter grade overrides that are in the appropriate course grade format for
your gradebook (Pass/Not Pass, Letter grades with +-, or Letter Grades). To enter grade
overrides in a different format, you must first change the course grade to the appropriate
format, as explained in Changing Course Grade Format and Scale.
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If Reggienet is displaying the Course Grade column in the spreadsheet, you will see the new
grades immediately in this column, along with “override” in parenthesis next to each grade. If
you have opted to release course grades to students, they will also see the new grades (they
will not see “override”).
Reverting Back to Auto-calculated Course Grades
If you have overridden a course grade and want to revert back to the auto-calculated grade,
access the Gradebook tool and follow these steps:
1.
Confirm you have checked the box for Grade Override in the Attributes & Grades tab
of the Grade Items frame, so Reggienet displays the corresponding column in the spreadsheet
frame.
2.
In the spreadsheet frame, click on the appropriate cells in the Grade Override column.
In each cell, delete the grade override and then hit the “enter” key on your keyboard.
If Reggienet is displaying the Course Grade column in the spreadsheet, you will see the autocalculated grades immediately in this column.
Viewing Gradebook History
To view the history of all actions taken in the gradebook, click on the View dropdown menu
and select History. Reggienet displays the History frame.
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By default, Reggienet displays columns for the following information:
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Date (this column includes the time the action was taken)
Action (actions in this column include adding or editing scores, adding or editing items
or categories, and editing gradebook settings)
Entity (this column includes items, categories, and the gradebook)
Student (listed by a student’s display name)
You may configure this list in the following ways:
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To add or remove columns, click on the arrow next to a column header and put your
cursor over Columns in the dropdown menu. Then click the appropriate checkbox in the
additional menu that is displayed.
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To sort a column, click on the arrow next to a column header and select Sort
Ascending or Sort Descending.
When you click on a row, Reggienet displays the information to the right of the list, along with
the user who took the action.
If the action taken was adding or editing an item or category, or editing the gradebook settings,
Reggienet displays all the settings in a Details section. You may expand or collapse this
section.
To close the History frame, click the Close button. Or, click the Reset button.
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Tip: You may also view a grade history for a particular item and student in the spreadsheet
frame. Right-click on the appropriate cell and select View Grade History. Reggienet displays a
box listing each score, the date it was entered, and the grader who entered it.
Viewing Gradebook Statistics
To view statistics for items in the gradebook, click on the View dropdown menu and select
Statistics. Reggienet displays the Statistics frame.
You may view the mean, standard deviation, median, and mode for the course grade and all
items. You may also filter statistics by group or section. If you have not yet entered scores for
an item, Reggienet displays a hyphen for that entry.
To see a display of the grades distribution for a particular grade item, click on the item:
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By default, Reggienet displays grades distribution as a bar graph, but you may also view the
distribution as a pie chart or line graph.
To close the Statistics frame, click the Close button. Or, click the Reset button.
Note: The mean course grade is the average of all course grades (sum of the % course grades
/ total # course grades). Only students who have received grades are included in the
calculation. Students whose work has not yet been graded are ignored.
Setting Grader Permissions
If your site has users in the Teaching Assistant role, and if you have sections in your course
and/or use categories in Gradebook, you may permit each teaching assistant to grade any or all
sections and/or categories.
By default, teaching assistants have permission to grade anything within the section(s)
assigned to them. To override the default permissions, access the Gradebook tool and follow
these steps:
1.
Click on the Edit dropdown menu and select Grader Permission Settings. Reggienet
displays the Permissions frame.
2.
From the dropdown menu, select the appropriate user. Reggienet displays additional
dropdown menus:
3.
For the Permissions menu, select grade, which is your only option.
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For the Categories menu, select the appropriate category. Or, select All Categories.
Note: if your gradebook is not set up for categories, Reggienet will not display this menu.
13.
For the Sections menu, select the appropriate section. Or, select All Viewable
Sections.
14.
Click the Add button. Reggienet displays the permissions you have selected for that
user. Click Delete if you want Reggienet to remove these permissions and revert to the default
permissions.
To close the Permissions frame, click the Close button in the bottom right corner of the frame.
Or, click the Reset button.
Changing Course Grade Format and Scale
In Gradebook2, you may change the format and scale that Reggienet uses when calculating
course grades.
To change the grade format or scale, click on the Edit dropdown menu and select Grade
Scale. The CLE displays the Grade Scale frame.
In the Grade format dropdown menu, you may choose from three formats:
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Pass/Not Pass
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Letter Grades with +/-
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Letter Grades
For each format, ReggieNet displays the appropriate grade scale.
To change a scale, click on the appropriate cells in the From column and enter new values.
ReggieNet will automatically adjust the next entry in the To column based on the new value
you enter. If you change a value to “85,” for example, ReggieNet changes the next row’s entry
in the “To” column to “84.99.”
Note: You may NOT modify the absolute base (the bottom cell, or “0,” in the “From” column)
of a scale.
Tip: The best approach to changing the grade scale is to start at the bottom of the scale and
work your way up.
When you select one of these formats and/or make a change to the scale, Reggienet
immediately uses that format and scale for the course grade.
To revert back to the default scale for a format, click Reset to Default. To close the Grade
Scale frame, click Close.
Importing Grades in Gradebook2
In Gradebook2, you may import a variety of grading data, in several different ways:
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Full gradebook (grades and structure). All grade and student data, plus gradebook
organization and settings. With this approach, you can import an entire gradebook, including
scores, comments, and user data for all site participants.
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No-structure gradebook (only grades). Grade and student data. Use this approach if
you have already set up your gradebook and you want to add scores/comments for new grade
items, or you want to add or overwrite scores/comments for existing items.
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Import structure only. Gradebook organization and settings. With this approach, you
can import a gradebook setup, without importing any grades, comments, or other data for
specific users.
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New Item Template. This approach is useful if you want to add scores for a single new
item.
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Clicker (student response) results.
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Opscan files.
One approach to the import process is to add new gradebook items, either with or without
scores/comments. But you may also add or overwrite scores/comments for existing gradebook
items.
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Preparing Your Import File for Upload
Before you import into Gradebook2, confirm that the file you plan to upload has been set up
correctly. For a successful import, keep in mind the following:
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An import file must be a spreadsheet saved in csv, .xls, or .xlsx format.
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The first row of the spreadsheet must contain column headings. The first column must
contain the student ID for each student. (Note: this column is necessary even if you plan to
import gradebook structure only).
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If you are adding or overwriting scores/comments for an existing gradebook item, be
sure that the item name in the file matches the item name in the gradebook.
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You may import grades for any gradebook format—points, percentages, or letter grades.
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For points-based gradebooks: only numeric scores may be imported, and scores may
not exceed the total point value for a grade item.
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For percentage-based gradebooks: only numeric scores may be imported. Scores must
be between “0” and “100,” but you may set the total point value for an item to be more or less
than 100. Scores should not be followed by the “%” sign.
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For letter-based gradebooks: both letter grades and numeric scores may be imported.
Numeric scores will automatically be converted to letter grades, based on the existing grade
scale. (Note: Any numeric score greater than 100 will be converted to “A+”).
Other requirements for the file will depend on the import format you plan to use.
Full Gradebook or Grades Only
If you plan to import a full gradebook or grades only, keep in mind the following:
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Scores and comments for an item must be in different columns. The column for
comments must immediately follow the column for scores.
The header for a comments column must be in this format:
Comment : item name
Be sure there is a space before and after the colon.
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To set an item to be released to students, enter an “R” in parenthesis in the item column
header: (R)
If you’re importing a full-structure gradebook, the file you upload may look similar to this:
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Tip: To ensure that your import file for a full-structure gradebook is organized properly, first
export an existing gradebook, as instructed in Exporting Grades. Then, modify the file as
necessary.
If you’re importing grades only, the file you upload may look similar to this:
How you indicate the total point value for an item will depend on whether you’re importing a
full gradebook or grades only:
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If you’re importing a full gradebook, enter the value in the appropriate spreadsheet cell
for the item.
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If you’re importing grades only, put the value in square brackets in the item column
header for the item. Note: if the item will be released, make sure this value follows the
“released” indicator (i.e., “R” in parenthesis).
In either case, if your gradebook is set up for points, be sure that scores for an item are not
greater than the item’s total point value.
New Item Template
If you plan to add a new grade item by importing a New Item Template file (see Downloading
the New Item Template), this file can include:
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A column for student IDs
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Optionally, a column for student names
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One scores column for the new item
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This file should not include a comment column for the item, and it should not include score
columns for any additional items.
You may set the new item to be released to students, as well as indicate the total point value
for the item:
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To set the item to be released to students, put the following in the header for the item
column: (R)
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To indicate the total point value for the item, put the value in square brackets in the
same column header. Note: if the item will be released, make sure this value follows the
“released” indicator (i.e., “R” in parenthesis)
Note: In most cases, if you do not indicate the total point total value for the new item, the
value defaults to 100 points. If your gradebook is set up for letter grades or percentages,
however, and the item will not be released to students, the default value will be the highest
score in the file, and you’ll have an opportunity to change this value during the import process.
Clicker Files
An import file should only contain student IDs and scores for one item. By default, the item will
have a total point value of 100 points.
Opscan Files
An import file should be saved in the .xls format. The file may include both “Score” and
“Rescore” columns. Keep in mind that the new grade item will have the same name as the
import file. By default, the item will have a total point value of 100 points. See the Opscan desk
for more detailed importing instructions.
Downloading the New Item Template
If you only want to import a single new item to the gradebook, one approach is to first
download the New Item Template file. This .csv file will include student data from the
gradebook, as well as a column for the new item. Once you have added the appropriate
information to this file, you may import it as instructed in Uploading and Importing Grades.
Tip: You can also use this template to upload grades and comments for multiple new items, as
well as for existing items in the gradebook. Just be sure to select the “No Structure Gradebook
(Only Grades)” format when importing.
To download the template and prepare it for upload, follow these steps:
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From the Gradebook2 menu bar, click on the Tools dropdown menu and select
Download New Item Template.
ReggieNet displays the Download New Item Template window.
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As appropriate, choose the students for which you want to include data, by selecting
from the displayed dropdown menu. If you select All Sections (the default) the template will
include data for all students in the gradebook. Or, if your site has sections or groups, you may
instead select a specific section or group for which data will be included.
5.
Click Download. Then, proceed as you normally would when downloading and saving a
file to your computer. The .csv file may look similar to this:
6.
In the column for the new item, replace “new item” in the header with the item name.
Then, enter scores for the item as appropriate, and save your changes.
The file is now ready for upload.
Note: You may import this file by selecting either the “New Item Template” or “No Structure
Gradebook” import format. Keep in mind, however, that if you select the “New Item Template”
format, the file can only include a scores column for a single new item. If the file contains
columns for comments or for additional items, the import will not be successful.
Uploading and Importing Grades
To upload and import grades in Gradebook2, follow these steps:
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From the Gradebook2 menu bar, click on the Tools dropdown menu and select Import.
The CLE displays the Import window.
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Choose the grading data you want to import by selecting from the Import Format
dropdown menu:
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Full Gradebook
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Clicker
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New Item Template
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No-Structure Gradebook
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Opscan
Keep in mind that the organization and data for your spreadsheet file must match the
requirements of your selected import format, as explained in Preparing Your Import File for
Upload.
8.
Use the Browse button to find and select the appropriate file on your computer. Once
you have selected the file, ReggieNet displays its name in gray in the File box.
9.
If you only want to import a gradebook setup—i.e., its organization and settings—and
not any student or grade data, check the Import structure only box. Note: You may only
select this setting if you also select “Full Gradebook” from the Import Format menu.
10.
Click Next to begin the import process. If you have not set up the file properly, or if the
file does not match the requirements of your selected import format, ReggieNet displays a
message identifying the problem. Once you have made the appropriate corrections to the file,
you can select it again from your computer and once again begin the import process.
When importing a correctly formatted file, ReggieNet briefly displays the Progress box:
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Once the file has been read, ReggieNet may display additional warning messages.
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If the file you have imported includes scores for students who cannot be found in
your gradebook, you’ll see this message:
When you close this message window, you’ll have access to an additional window that lists
the IDs of students not found in the gradebook, so you can make note of these students:
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If the import file includes duplicate student IDs, you’ll see a message similar to the
following:
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If a score is not in the correct format or exceeds the maximum value allowed for an
item, you’ll see this message:
In all cases, close the window, make the appropriate corrections to the file, and begin the
import process again.
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Note: ReggieNet will not import scores if the file includes duplicate student IDs or student IDs
not found in the gradebook, or if the file includes scores that are not in the correct format or
exceed the maximum value allowed for an item.
When your gradebook is set up for letter grades or percentages and you select the “New Item
Template” import format, you may also also see the Percentage conversion window. You’ll only
see this window if the file contains numeric scores (for either a letter grade- or percentagebased gradebook), and if the total point value for the new item has not been indicated and the
item is not to be released:
In the Maximum Points field, you’ll see the item’s default total point value (maximum points
possible), which is the highest score in the file. Change this default as appropriate, by entering
a different value in the field. Then, click Convert Scores.
11.
Next, check all of your data in the Preview of Import Grades frame on the right side of
the Import screen:
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In the preview, ReggieNet will display visual indicators for any problems with your imported
data:
Tip: The student information you see in the import preview will be identical to what you choose
to display in the spreadsheet frame, as explained in Configuring the Spreadsheet View. If you
want to see the “Display ID” and “Last Name, First” columns in the preview, for example, just
make sure these columns are displayed in the spreadsheet frame.
12.
Once you have confirmed there are no problems with the imported file, select or confirm
settings for imported items in the Preview of Import Gradebook Structure frame. Additional
settings will be displayed if your gradebook is set up for categories or weighted categories:
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In the Points column, you may optionally enter a different total point value for an
item. (Note: unless your gradebook is set up for percentages, this value must be equal to
or greater than the highest score for the item.)
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If you have set up your gradebook for categories, click on the cell for each item in
the Category column. From the dropdown menu that is displayed, select the appropriate
category to which the item will be assigned.
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If you have set up your gradebook for weighted categories, you may also enter an
item’s relative weight within a category in the % Category column.
Note: Keep in mind that all item settings will already be determined by the import file if you’re
importing gradebook structure, and that an “unassigned” folder will automatically be created for
an item if you do not assign it to a category. In addition, if you’re assigning an item to a
category set up to weight items by points or weight items equally, the item’s weight will be
determined upon import.
13.
Click Next. ReggieNet begins importing your grades and briefly displays the following:
Once the grades have been imported, click the Done button to close the Import screen.
Exporting Grades
Note: When you export grades in Gradebook2, ReggieNet exports all grade item scores for the
site roster or for the selected section or group. Regardless of grade items displayed in the
spreadsheet frame, ReggieNet still exports all data.
In Gradebook2, you may export grades in several different ways:
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Export grades for the entire roster or for a specific section or group.
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Opt to include or exclude comments with grade export.
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Choose to export grades only or export both grades and structure, so ReggieNet exports
your gradebook settings (including categories and weights).
Export data as a comma-separated values (.csv) or Excel (.xls or .xlsx) file.
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Regardless of how you choose to export grades, the export file will always include a column for
each grade item, as well as a column for the “letter grade” (course grade, in your chosen grade
format). If your gradebook is set up for points or percentages, the file will also include the
calculated grade upon which the letter grade is based.
Note: Keep in mind that exported course grades are always to date. Unscored items in the
gradebook will not be included in course grade calculations. If your gradebook is set up for
weighted categories, the weights of items may change before all items have been scored.
To export grades, access the Gradebook2 tool and follow these steps:
1.
In the menu bar, click Tools.
2.
In the dropdown menu that is displayed, select Export.
ReggieNet displays the Export window.
17.
In this window, choose the content and format for your export.
d.
From the Export Format dropdown menu, choose what you want to export. You may
choose Full Gradebook (Grades & Structure), which is the default selection, or NoStructure Gradebook (Only Grades).
e.
From the Sections dropdown menu, choose whether to export grades for the entire
roster or for a specific section/group. By default, ReggieNet exports the entire roster.
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f.
Choose whether to include comments in the export by checking or unchecking the
Include Comments box. By default, this box is checked.
g.
From the Export As dropdown menu, choose the file format for the export, by
selecting CSV (.csv), Excel 97-2003 (.xls), or Excel 2007+ (.xlsx). If you do not make
a selection, the export will be a .csv file.
Click the Export button and proceed to download the file as usual to your computer
system. The file will have the same name as your gradebook. You can open the file with a
spreadsheet program, such as MS Excel.
What you see in the spreadsheet depends on your export settings. If you export only grades
and comments, the spreadsheet may look similar to this:
In columns A and B, you’ll see each student’s ID and name, respectively. In column C, you’ll
see any sections or groups to which each student belongs. Column headers for items will
include the total point value (in square brackets) for each item, as well as “R” to indicate
whether an item has been released to students. Comments for a grade item are displayed to
the right of that item’s scores.

If you set up your gradebook for letter grades, you will see letter grades only in the item
columns, as well as in the final “Letter Grade” column that displays course grades to date.

If you set up your gradebook for points or percentages, you will see the appropriate
scores in the item columns, including numbers with decimal points, up to five decimal places. In
the last two columns, you will see “letter grades” (course grades, in the chosen format) and
calculated grades to date.
If you export grades and structure (and comments), and your gradebook is set up for weighted
categories, the spreadsheet may look similar to this:
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The spreadsheet includes all the information provided in a grades-only export. In addition, it
includes all gradebook settings, category settings, and item settings.
For Students: Viewing Grades
If you are a student, you may use the Gradebook2 tool to view your grades for a course. You
will see only the information your instructor has chosen to display to students. This information
may include the following:


Course grade to date
Calculated grade to date (cumulative score in the course, upon which your course grade
is based)

Course grade statistics (mean, median, mode, and class rank)

Score, due date, and total possible points for individual items

Statistics (mean, median, and mode) and statistics charts for individual items

Categories to which individual items are assigned

Weights for categories and items
When you access the Gradebook2 tool, ReggieNet displays a screen that is similar to this one:
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ReggieNet displays course information, such as course grade to date, calculated grade to
date, and rank, in the top section.

Below this section, ReggieNet displays information about individual items in a
spreadsheet-style format. Each item is in a row and each type of information is in a column. If
an item has been excused, or it has been dropped as a lowest-score item, ReggieNet displays
the score for it in red, with a strikethrough.

To sort a column by ascending or descending order, click on the triangle in the header
for the appropriate column.

To see a comment and a statistics chart for an item, click anywhere in that item’s row.
ReggieNet displays the comment in a box on the right, and the statistics chart in the top
section.
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Feedback
Feedback is a reporting system that allows a site owner or instructor to post individual feedback
to participants in a site. If you are an instructor, you might use Feedback to post grades and
comments for individual students to view without compromising their privacy. If you are a
project leader, you might use Feedback to provide feedback to individual team members and
track their progress toward goals. You may also use this tool to share feedback among
members. If you are a student, you can see only your own scores and feedback.
Feedback Home Page
To access the Feedback tool, click Feedback in the tools menu on the left side of the screen.
Reggienet displays the Feedback home page.

If you are an instructor, your home page will look something like this:
On the left side of the screen is a list of the feedback files you have posted. To the right of each
listing are the options available to you for working with the file. These options include view,
view participant, update, delete, and download.

Each student’s Feedback home page will look something like this:
On the left side of the screen is a list of the feedback files that have been posted for this
student. To the right of each listing, Reggienet displays the word view.
Viewing Feedback (as a Student)
When you access the Feedback tool, the system displays a list of feedback that has been posted
for you.
On the Feedback home page, find the title for the feedback you want, and click view.
Reggienet displays feedback in this format:
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To return to the list of all feedback that has been posted for you, click Back.
Creating and Adding a Feedback File
Creating the File
Input to Feedback must be a spreadsheet in .csv format and saved on your computer. This
format produces a comma-delimited file. Your spreadsheet, which may be created in Microsoft
Excel, must be set up as follows:

The first column contains usernames for the site participants.

The first row contains headings. Each column must have a heading.

All other data cells may contain text or numbers.

The file must be saved in .csv format.
Your file might look something like this:
Adding the File to Reggienet
After you have created a .csv file, upload it from your computer to the site as follows:
4.
If you do not see the Feedback menu bar, click the Reset button.
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5.
Click Add on the menu bar. Reggienet displays this screen:
6.
Enter a title for the posting in the Title box.
7.
Specify a file by browsing and selecting the appropriate .csv file. For basic instructions
on uploading, see Uploading a Local File.
8.
To make feedback available to participants, check the Release feedback to
participants? box.
Warning: If you do not check this box, your file will be added, but the contents will not be
displayed to site participants.
9.
Click Post to add the file, or click Cancel to exit without adding it.
Viewing Feedback (as an Instructor)
As an instructor, you may view feedback you have posted for one or all participants in your
site. When you access the Feedback tool, the system displays a list of the spreadsheets that are
currently posted on the site.
To the right of each listing, Reggienet displays options for working with the file. The options are
view, view participant, update, delete, and download.
Viewing Feedback for All Participants
To view feedback for all participants, access the Feedback tool and follow these steps:
1.
Click view. Reggienet displays data from your file as shown below.
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The names of students who have not viewed their feedback are shown in red.
2.
To return to the list of spreadsheets, click Back.
Viewing Feedback for One Participant
To view feedback for a single participant, access the Feedback tool and follow these steps:
1.
2.
Click view participant. Reggienet displays this screen:
Using the Select a Participant pulldown list, select the username for the participant
whose data you want to view. Reggienet displays the information in this format:
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To return to the list of spreadsheets, click Back.
Updating a Feedback File
To update feedback, access the Feedback tool and follow these steps:
1.
2.
If you do not see the Feedback menu bar, click the Reset button.
Find the title of the appropriate file and click the update link for it. Reggienet displays
the Add/Update Feedback File screen.
3.
Make changes to the form as indicated in Adding the File to Reggienet, steps 7 - 10,
above.
Deleting a Feedback File
To delete a feedback file, access the Feedback tool and follow these steps:
1.
If you do not see the Feedback menu bar, click the Reset button.
2.
Scroll to the title of the appropriate file and click delete. Reggienet displays a screen
like this:
3.
To delete the file, click Delete. To cancel the delete operation and return to the
Feedback home page, click Cancel.
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Downloading a Feedback File
To download a feedback file to your computer, access the Feedback tool and follow these steps:
1.
If you do not see the Feedback menu bar, click the Reset button.
2.
Scroll to the title of the appropriate file and click download. Your browser displays its
standard “file open” window.
3.
Follow the instructions in Opening or Downloading an Attachment or Other File.
Communication Tools
Discussions (Forums)
154
Accessing the Discussions (Forums) Tool ............................................................................. 155
Setting up and Maintaining Discussion Forums..................................................................... 156
Creating a Discussion Forum.................................................................................... 156
Changing a Discussion Forum .................................................................................. 159
Deleting a Discussion Forum .................................................................................... 160
Adding a Discussion Topic........................................................................................160
Changing a Discussion Topic ................................................................................... 163
Deleting a Discussion Topic......................................................................................163
Changing the Order of Forums and Topics ..............................................................164
Grading Participation in Discussions ........................................................................ 164
Moderating Discussions ............................................................................................165
Displaying Statistics on User Participation ...............................................................167
Changing Permissions for Forums and Topics .........................................................167
Participating in a Discussion .................................................................................................. 172
Reading Messages ................................................................................................... 172
Marking Messages as Read .....................................................................................174
Posting a Reply ......................................................................................................... 174
Changing a Message ................................................................................................176
Deleting a Message .................................................................................................. 177
Linking Directly to a Message ................................................................................... 177
Watching Forums ...................................................................................................... 177
Discussion Forums
179
Accessing the Discussion Forums Tool ................................................................................. 180
Reading Messages ................................................................................................................ 181
Marking Messages as Read or Unread .................................................................... 182
Watching a Topic ................................................................................................................... 182
Bookmarking a Topic ............................................................................................................. 183
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Searching for a Topic ............................................................................................................. 184
Posting Messages .................................................................................................................. 185
Posting a Simple Message .......................................................................................185
Posting a More Complex Message ........................................................................... 186
Responding to a Specific Message .......................................................................... 188
Sending a Private Message while within a Discussion ............................................. 190
Editing and Deleting Messages .............................................................................................190
Editing a Message .................................................................................................... 190
Deleting a Message .................................................................................................. 190
Starting a New Topic .............................................................................................................. 191
Grading by Category, Forum, or Topic .................................................................................. 193
Setting up Grading .................................................................................................... 197
Viewing Your Grades ............................................................................................................. 199
Managing Topics .................................................................................................................... 200
Locking or Unlocking Topics .....................................................................................201
Moving Topics ........................................................................................................... 202
Deleting Topics ......................................................................................................... 202
Exporting and Importing Topics ................................................................................ 203
Managing Categories ............................................................................................................. 204
Adding a Category .................................................................................................... 204
Changing the Order in Which Categories Are Displayed ......................................... 205
Changing a Category ................................................................................................205
Deleting Categories .................................................................................................. 206
Managing Forums .................................................................................................................. 206
Adding a Forum......................................................................................................... 207
Changing the Order of Forums ................................................................................. 210
Changing a Forum .................................................................................................... 210
Deleting Forums ........................................................................................................ 211
Creating and Working with User Profiles ............................................................................... 212
Displaying a User Profile ...........................................................................................213
Sending a Private Message from Your User Profile ................................................. 214
Changing Your User Profile ......................................................................................214
Sending and Receiving Private Messages ............................................................................ 216
Reading and Working with Messages You Have Received (Discussion Forums tool)217
Sending a Private Message ......................................................................................218
Working with Messages You Have Sent ................................................................... 219
Course Mail (Messages)
221
Accessing the Course Mail (Messages) Tool ........................................................................ 221
Sending a Message ............................................................................................................... 221
Restricting/Allowing Sending to Email Addresses ................................................................. 223
Turning Auto Forwarding On and Off .....................................................................................223
Reading Messages ................................................................................................................ 224
Using Advanced Search ........................................................................................................ 225
Replying to a Message .......................................................................................................... 226
Forwarding a Message .......................................................................................................... 227
Moving a Message to another Folder .................................................................................... 228
Moving Multiple Messages To/From a Folder ........................................................................ 228
Deleting Messages................................................................................................................. 229
Working with Folders.............................................................................................................. 229
Creating a Folder ...................................................................................................... 229
Creating a Subfolder ................................................................................................. 230
Changing a Folder or Subfolder’s Name .................................................................. 230
Deleting a Folder or Subfolder .................................................................................. 231
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Email Tool (Mailtool)
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Accessing the Email Tool (Mailtool) .......................................................................................232
Sending an Email ................................................................................................................... 232
Changing Your Default Settings.............................................................................................234
Setting Email Tool (Mailtool) Permissions ............................................................................. 234
Email Archive
236
Sending Mail to All Site Participants ......................................................................................237
Reading Messages in the Email Archive ............................................................................... 237
Customizing Email Archive .................................................................................................... 238
Changing Permissions for Using the Email Archive Tool .....................................................240
Chat Rooms (Chat Room)
241
Accessing Chat ......................................................................................................................241
Viewing Another Chat Room .................................................................................................. 242
Changing Your Default Chat Room .......................................................................................243
Posting Chat Messages ......................................................................................................... 243
Deleting Chat Room Messages .............................................................................................244
Clearing History for a Chat Room ..........................................................................................244
Adding a Chat Room .............................................................................................................. 245
Editing Information about a Chat Room ................................................................................. 246
Changing Permissions for Using the Chat Rooms (Chat Room) Tool.................................. 246
Hiding Chat Messages ........................................................................................................... 247
Creating Chat Archives in Resources & Materials ................................................................. 248
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Discussions (Forums)
If you are an instructor or site organizer, the Discussions tool allows you to create any number
of online discussion forums for your course and project sites.
The tool organizes online discussions in a hierarchy like this:
As shown in the diagram above:

A forum is the largest possible grouping of messages. Given the appropriate
permissions, you may create any number of forums on your site.

Each forum is subdivided into topics. Given the appropriate permissions, you may create
any number of topics within any forum.

Each topic is made up of one or more threads, which are subtopics. Given the
appropriate permissions, you may create any number of threads within any topic.

Each thread contains one or more messages on the subtopic. The first message actually
creates the thread. All subsequent messages are displayed as replies (Re: [the subject of the
thread]).
In short, every online message in a discussion is associated with a specific thread in a specific
topic in a specific forum.
This tool has many important features.

Free expression: Discussion forums allow you and other site participants to engage in
the free expression of convergent and divergent ideas.

Group awareness: This tool is group aware: If you set up groups in the Site Setup tool
(see Site Setup), you can assign different permissions for using this tool to each group. If you
use groups to control access, students can see forums only if they are members of the group or
groups associated with those particular forums. Instructors can see forums for all groups
without being a member of any group on the site
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Instructor capabilities: If you are an instructor, you can create, change, and delete
forums and postings; moderate forums; and associate a forum with a particular assignment,
grade participation in discussions, and send point scores to the Gradebook tool. You can also
reorder forums and topics on the tool home page and control the specific capabilities of users in
each role or group, including whether they can start new threads, topics, and/or forums.

Different views: If your system is configured to support it, on your site's home page,
you can see how many unread discussion forum messages you have. On the Discussions home
page, you can see the number of unread discussion forum messages and the grand total of
messages for each topic. In the forums list, forums and topics are sorted chronologically by
default. The tool also allows you to view all threads in a topic, the subject of all messages in a
specific thread or all threads, and the full text of all messages in a specific thread or all threads.
You may sort threads in a topic, as well as sort messages in a thread. You may also view
messages in isolation.

Settings: If you are a site organizer or instructor, you may set availability dates for
forums and topics, as well as require participants to submit their own posts to a topic before
they can read the responses of others. You may also control who can see forums and contribute
to them, hide messages until approved by a moderator, reject and comment on unapproved
messages, and control permissions for creating forums, topics, messages, and responses.

Import feature: When you create a new site, you have the option of copying forums and
topics from one or more other sites to which you belong. For more information, see Site Setup.

Display features: By default, messages are listed chronologically. Unread messages are
identified by an envelope icon. After you have read a message, Reggienet automatically and
permanently marks it as read. You may also mark messages as read whether you have actually
read them or not.

Composing messages: The tool provides a WYSIWYG editor that allows you to enter
formatted text, plain text, and HTML. You can also add attachments to messages by linking to
URLs or to items stored in Resources & Materials. By default, the original message is not
included in a reply, but you can insert it with the click of a button, if desired.

Breadcrumb trail: Wherever you are in a discussion forum, a breadcrumb below the tools
menu bar shows the name of the forum, topic, and thread you are in. To return to any of the
locations shown in the breadcrumb trail, click on its name.
Accessing the Discussions (Forums) Tool
To access the Discussions tool, click Discussions in the tools menu on the left side of the
screen. Reggienet displays the Discussions home page.
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If this screen is not displayed when you access the tool, click the Reset button.
The home page lists all discussion forums and topics on your site. Note the following:

Your site may be pre-populated with a dummy forum and topic. Feel free to change
these entries or delete them.

Discussion forums are listed in the order in which they were added, with the most recent
listed first.

Each forum name is displayed against a pale background.

A short description may be displayed below the forum name.

A more detailed description of each forum may be available along with the names of
attachments, if any. To read the detailed description, click the View Full Description and
attachments link for the desired forum. To view an attachment, click its name. For more
information on attachments, see Working with Attachments, Files, etc. To return to the previous
display, click Hide Full Description and attachments.

Topics in each forum are listed in boldface type under the forum name. Topics are listed
in the order in which they were added, with the most recent listed first.

A short description may be displayed below the topic name, along with the names of
attachments, if any. To view an attachment, click the View attachments link. For more
information on attachments, see Working with Attachments, Files, etc. To return to the previous
display, click the Hide attachments link.

Both the number of messages posted for each topic and the number of these messages
you have not yet read are shown to the right of the topic name.

If the topic is moderated, the word “Moderated” is displayed after the message count.
Setting up and Maintaining Discussion Forums
Creating a Discussion Forum
To create a discussion forum, access the Discussions tool and follow these steps:
1.
If the Discussions home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2.
In the menu bar near the top of the screen, click the New Forum link.
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Reggienet displays the Forum Settings screen.
3.
In the Forum Title box, enter a name for the new forum. This box is required. The
entry may be up to 75 characters long.
4.
To provide a short description of the forum under the forum title on the Discussions
home page, enter that description (up to 100 characters) in the Short Description box.
5.
To provide more information about the forum that site participants can access from the
Discussions home page, enter that information in the Description box. Use the icons and
boxes in the WYSIWYG editor to format the text as needed. For instructions on using those
options, see Using the Rich Text Editor.
6.
To add an attachment for participants to read, click Add Attachment and follow the
instructions in Adding an Attachment.
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For Lock Forum (Disable forum postings), choose one of the following:

To prevent participants from posting messages to this forum, click Yes.

To allow participants to post messages to this forum, click No. This is the default.
8.
For Moderate Topics in Forum, choose one of the following:

To allow participants in one or more roles (to be specified in the Permissions section
of this screen) to moderate messages posted to this forum, click Yes.
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9.
10.
To prevent users in any role from moderating messages posted to this forum, click
No. This is the default. (When this option is selected, the Moderate Postings option in the
Permissions section is deactivated.)
In the Availability section of the screen, select when the forum will be displayed to site
participants:

If you want the forum to be displayed immediately and not be hidden at a later date,
click Show - display immediately with no time restriction.

If you want to set a date for when the forum is displayed and hidden, click Specify
Dates. Then, enter the appropriate dates in the Open Date and Close Date fields that are
displayed.
In the Mark Threads as Read section, for Automatically Mark All Messages in a
Thread as Read, choose one of the following:


To automatically mark all messages in a thread or topic as read after the user has
displayed them, click Yes.
To force users to mark the messages as read, click No.
In the Permissions section of the screen, make changes to permissions as appropriate. For
information on interpreting and changing permissions, see Changing Permissions for Forums
and Topics.
Note: If the Permissions section of the screen happens to be closed, you will not see any
permissions options. In this case, open the section by clicking the right-facing arrow icon next
to the Permissions heading. To close this section of the screen again, click the down arrow.
11.
If desired, associate this forum with a specific pre-existing assignment in the Gradebook
tool by selecting from the Gradebook Item pulldown list. (This pulldown list is located in the
Permissions section of the screen.)
12.
Choose one of these options:

To save this forum in draft form, click Save Draft. Reggienet displays the
Discussions home page. The forum is listed there, along with the short description. The
forum title is preceded by the word DRAFT. This forum is not yet displayed to site
participants because it is in draft form.

To save this forum and add a topic to it, click Save Settings & Add Topic.
Reggienet displays the Topics Setting screen. For instructions on adding a topic, see Adding
a Discussion Topic, steps 2 – 10.

To return to the Discussions home page without creating this forum, click Cancel.
Tip: Site participants cannot view or access a forum until it has at least one topic in it. Even so,
you do not necessarily have to add the first topic when you create the forum. You may add a
topic when you create the forum or at any future time.
Changing a Discussion Forum
You may change a forum in the following ways:

Change its title or descriptions.

Add or remove attachments.

Close a forum to new postings or reopen a closed forum.
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Change the setting that controls whether posts can be moderated.

Add or change availability dates for the forum.

Change permissions for user roles.

Change the association between this forum and assignments in the Gradebook tool.

Post a forum that has previously been saved as a draft.
To change a forum, access the Discussions tool and follow these steps:
1.
If the Discussions home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2.
Find the appropriate forum and click the Forum Settings link for it.
Reggienet displays the Forum Settings screen.
3.
Change entries as desired and exit from the screen as appropriate. For more information
on working in this screen, see Creating a Discussion Forum, steps 3 – 10.
Deleting a Discussion Forum
Warning: When you delete a forum, you also delete all topics and messages in it.
To delete a discussion forum, access the Discussions tool and follow these steps:
1.
If the Discussions home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2.
Find the appropriate forum and click the Forum Settings link for it. Reggienet displays
the Forums Settings screen.
3.
To delete this forum, click the Delete button at the bottom of the screen. Reggienet
displays this message:
4.
To proceed to delete the forum and its contents, click the Delete button at without
deleting it, click Cancel.
Adding a Discussion Topic
To add a topic to a discussion forum, access the Discussions tool and follow these steps:
1.
Find the forum to which you want to add the topic and click the New Topic link.
Reggienet displays the Topic Settings screen.
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In the Topic Title box, enter a name for the new topic. This box is required.
3.
To provide a short description of the topic under the topic title on the Discussions home
page, enter that description (up to 100 characters) in the Short Description box.
4.
To provide a longer description that site participants can access from the Discussions
home page, enter that description in the Description box. Use the icons and boxes in the
WYSIWYG editor to format the text as needed. For instructions on using those options, see
Using the Rich Text Editor.
5.
To add an attachment for site participants to read, click Add attachments and follow
the instructions in Adding an Attachment.
6.
In the boxes for Lock Topic (Disable topic postings), choose one of the following:


7.
8.
9.
To prevent participants from posting messages to this topic, click Yes.
To allow participants to post messages to this topic, click No. This is the default.
In the boxes for Moderate Topic, choose one of the following:

To allow participants in one or more roles (to be specified in the Permissions section
of this screen) to moderate messages posted to this topic, click Yes.

To prevent users in any role from moderating messages posted to this topic, click
No. This is the default. (When this option is selected, the Moderate Postings option in the
Permissions section is deactivated.)
In the Availability section of the screen, select when the topic will be displayed to site
participants:

If you want the topic to be displayed immediately and not be hidden at a later date,
click Show - display immediately with no time restriction.

If you want to set a date for when the topic is displayed and hidden, click Specify
Dates. Then, enter the appropriate dates in the Open Date and Close Date fields that are
displayed.
In the Mark Threads as Read section, for Automatically Mark All Messages in a
Thread as Read, choose one of the following:


To automatically mark all messages in a thread as read after the user has displayed
them, click Yes.
To force users to mark the messages as read, click No.
In the Permissions section of the screen, make changes to permissions as appropriate. For
information on interpreting and changing permissions, see Changing Permissions for Forums
and Topics.
Note: If the Permissions section of the screen happens to be closed, you will not see any
permissions options. In this case, open the section by clicking the right-facing arrow icon next
to the Permissions heading. To close this section of the screen again, click the down arrow.
10.
If desired, associate this topic with a specific assignment in the Gradebook tool by
selecting from the Gradebook Item pulldown list. (This pulldown list is located in the
Permissions section of the screen.)
11.
Choose one of these options:

To save this topic and make it available to site participants, click Save. Reggienet
displays the Discussions home page. The topic is listed there, along with its short
description. When site participants access the forum, Reggienet displays this topic to them.
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To save this topic in draft form, click Save Draft. Reggienet displays the Discussions
home page. The topic is listed there, along with its short description. The topic title is
preceded by the word DRAFT. This draft is not displayed to site participants.

To save this topic and add another topic to the same forum, click Save Settings &
Add Topic. Reggienet displays the Topic Settings screen again. Repeat steps 2 – 10.
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To return to the Discussions home page without creating this topic, click Cancel.
Changing a Discussion Topic
You may change a topic in the following ways:
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Change its title or descriptions.
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Add or remove attachments.
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Close a topic to new postings or reopen a closed topic.
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Change the setting that controls whether posts can be moderated.
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Add or change availability dates for the topic.
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Change permissions for user roles.
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Change the association between this topic and assignments in the Gradebook tool.

Post a topic that has previously been saved as a draft.
To change a topic, access the Discussions tool and follow these steps:
1.
If the Discussions home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2.
Find the appropriate topic and click the Topic Settings link for it.
Reggienet displays the Topic Settings screen.
3.
Change entries as desired and exit from the screen as appropriate. For more information
on working in this screen, see Adding a Discussion Topic, steps 2 – 9.
Deleting a Discussion Topic
Warning: When you delete a topic, you also delete all messages in it.
To delete a topic, access the Discussions tool and follow these steps:
1.
If the Discussions home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2.
Find the appropriate topic and click the Topic Settings link for it. Reggienet displays
the Topic Settings screen.
3.
To delete this topic, click the Delete button near the bottom of the screen. Reggienet
displays this message:
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To proceed to delete the topic and its contents, click the Delete button near the bottom
of the screen again. Or, to return to the Discussions home page without deleting it, click
Cancel.
Changing the Order of Forums and Topics
By default, the most recently created forums and topics are listed first on the home page. To
change the order of forums or topics on that page, access the Discussions tool and follow these
steps:
1.
2.
If the Discussions home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
In the menu bar near the top of the page, click Organize. Reggienet displays the
Organize Forums and Topics screen.
The title of each forum and topic is preceded by a pulldown list that shows the order in which
the forum or topic is displayed.
3.
4.
Use the pulldown lists to change the order.
To save your work, click the Save button at the bottom of the screen. Or, to exit without
making the changes, click Cancel. Reggienet displays the Discussions home page. If you saved
your work, the order of forums and topics reflects your changes.
Grading Participation in Discussions
The Discussions tool allows you to associate discussion messages with assignments in the
Gradebook tool and grade student participation in discussions.
Note: In order to grade participation in a discussion, you must set up the associated
assignment to be graded in points.
In order to perform these activities, you must first access the Gradebook tool and create an
assignment with an appropriate name and point value. After doing so, access the Discussions
tool and follow these steps:
1.
Access the Discussions tool and display the messages in a thread according to the
instructions in Reading Messages.
2.
For any response that you want to grade, click the Grade link beneath the poster’s
name.
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Reggienet displays the Grade Forum Message screen.
The message you are grading is displayed in the top portion of the screen.
3.
In the Grade box, enter the number of points you are awarding to the student’s work as
evidenced in the message at the bottom of the screen. An entry in this box is required.
4.
Use the Gradebook Items pulldown list to select that appropriate assignment from the
gradebook. An entry in this box is required.
5.
If desired, enter feedback to the student in the Comments box.
6.
To submit your entries on this screen, click the Submit Grade button. Or to exit without
saving your entries, click Cancel. In either case, Reggienet displays the graded message in
isolation.
7.
To grade other messages in this thread, click the name of the thread in the breadcrumb
trail and repeat steps 1–6 for each message.
Moderating Discussions
When a discussion is moderated, you must review and approve each message submitted by a
participant before other participants can read it. Whenever a participant posts a message,
Reggienet marks it as “pending.”
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Only the moderator and the author see this “pending” notation. It is displayed in any view that
shows the content of the thread to which the pending message belongs.
At any time, you can see how many messages are waiting for your review by accessing the
Discussions home page. A link in the menu bar near the top of the screen indicates the number
of pending messages.
To moderate pending messages, access the Discussions tool and follow these steps:
1.
2.
If the Discussions home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
Click the Pending Messages link in the menu bar near the top of the screen. Reggienet
displays all messages that are awaiting your review.
You have these options:
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To approve all messages in the list, check the box at the top left, and click Approve.
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To deny all messages in the list, check the box at the top left, and click Deny.

To approve some of the messages in the list, check the boxes for the appropriate
messages and click Approve.
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To deny some of the messages in the list, check the boxes for the appropriate
messages and click Deny.
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If you want to include a comment for a denied message, click on the subject of the
message. Click Deny, and then click Add Comment. Enter your comment in the box
displayed and click the Add Comment button below the box.
Messages that have been denied are displayed to you and the author with the word “DENIED”
preceding the subject; if you have added a comment, it is displayed below the message.
Messages that have been approved are posted for all participants to see.
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Displaying Statistics on User Participation
To display statistics on user participation in forums, access the Discussions tool and follow
these steps:
1.
If the Discussions home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2.
In the menu bar near the top of the screen, click the Statistics link.
3.
Reggienet displays the Statistics screen.
This screen contains a table. Each row of the table summarizes participation for one user (both
last and first name are displayed). The rows summarize participation across all forums.
Statistics include the number of messages authored and the number of messages that have not
been read. They also include the percentage of messages that have been read. You may sort
the table by any column header. For information on sorting, see Working with Lists.
4.
To view more detail for any user, click the person’s name. Reggienet displays a screen
like this one:
It indicates the date and time this user read or authored each message. The display includes
the name of the forum to which each message belongs and the message subject.
5.
If desired, display any message in the list by clicking its subject.
Changing Permissions for Forums and Topics
If you are an instructor or site organizer, you can control user permissions for your site's
forums and topics. You can change permissions at any of the following levels.
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Template: A template defines the default permissions for users in each role. The
permissions you set in the template apply to all forums and topics on this site, unless you
change them for specific forums and/or topics.
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Forum: You can override the template settings for an individual forum. The settings you
specify apply to all topics in the forum unless you override them for a particular topic.
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Topic: You can override both the template settings and the forum settings for an
individual topic.
Changing Permissions in the Site Template
To view and change permissions settings in the site template, access the Discussions tool and
follow these steps:
1.
If the Discussions home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2.
In the menu bar near the top of the page, click the Template Settings link.
Reggienet displays the Default Settings Template screen.
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4.
For Moderate Topics in Forums, choose one of the following options:
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To allow participants in one or more roles (to be specified in the Permissions section
of this screen) to moderate messages posted to forums, click Yes.
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To prevent users in any role from moderating messages posted to forums, click No.
This is the default. (When this option is selected, the Moderate Postings option in the
Permissions section is deactivated.)
In the Permissions section, select from the Role box the role or group for which you
want to set permissions. Reggienet displays the permission level and specific permissions
currently associated with the role or group you chose.
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The Permission Level pulldown list shows the permission level assigned to a role or group.
Check boxes and radio buttons show the detailed settings for this permission level. The table
below describes these settings.
Permission
Description
New Forum
Allows users in this role or group to create new forums in this site.
New Topic
Allows users in this role or group to create new topics within
forums.
New Response
Allows users in this role or group to post messages.
Response to
Response
Allows users in this role or group to post replies to messages.
Post to Gradebook
Allows users in this role or group to assign point scores to
discussions, grade participation, and post grades to the Gradebook
tool.
Change Settings
Allows users in this role or group to change the settings for forums
and topics.
Read
Allows users in this role or group to read messages.
Mark as Read
Allows users in this role or group to mark messages as having been
read.
Moderate Postings
Allows users in this role or group to moderate forums by reviewing
and approving or denying postings. Only approved messages can
be viewed by other participants. This option can be utilized only if
Moderate Topics in Forums is set to Yes.
Edit Postings (None,
Own, All)
Depending on the attribute selected, allows users in this role or
group to change messages that have been posted.
None: Users are not permitted to change any messages that have
been posted in this forum.
Own: Users are permitted to change only their own messages that
have been posted in this forum.
All: Users can change any messages that have been posted in this
forum.
Delete Postings
(None, Own, All)
Depending on the attribute selected, allows users in this role or
group to delete messages that have been posted.
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Permission
Description
None: Users are not permitted to delete any messages that have
been posted in this forum.
Own: Users are permitted to delete only their own messages that
have been posted in this forum.
All: Users may delete any messages that have been posted in this
forum.
5.
6.
7.
Choose one of these two options:

Assign an existing permission level to this role by selecting the desired level from the
Permission Level box. As you click the names of different levels, Reggienet displays the
specific permissions associated with them in the check boxes and radio boxes.

Create customized permissions for the role by clicking the specific permissions you
want to assign. Reggienet changes the Permission Level entry to Custom and enters the
label (Custom) for that role in the Role box.
To change permissions for another role, repeat steps 4 and 5, above.
To save your changes, click the Save Settings button. Reggienet changes the default
permissions and returns to the Discussions home page. Or, to return to that page without
making changes, click Cancel.
Changing Permissions for a Specific Forum or Topic
Note: Changes that you make to a specific forum's permissions override the default settings for
the permissions template for this site. Your new permissions settings for the forum apply to all
topics in this forum. Changes that you make to a topic's permissions override the permissions
settings in both the template for the site and the forum to which the topic belongs.
To change the default permissions settings for an individual forum (and all topics in it) or for an
individual topic, access the Discussions tool and follow these steps:
1.
If the Discussions home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2.
Find the forum or topic for which you want to change permissions.
3.
Depending on whether you are changing permissions for a forum or a topic, click the
Forum Settings or Topic Settings link for the appropriate item.
Reggienet displays the Forum Settings screen or the Topic Settings screen.
4.
5.
Referring to the permissions table and steps 3–6 in Changing Permissions in the Site
Template, change permissions as needed.
Choose one of these options:
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To save your changes and make the forum or topic available to site participants, click
Save. Reggienet displays the Discussions home page.

To save this forum or topic in draft form, click Save Draft. Reggienet displays the
Discussions home page.

To save this forum or topic and add a new topic to the same forum, click Save
Settings & Add Topic.

To return to the Discussions home page without changing the default permissions,
click Cancel.
Participating in a Discussion
Reading Messages
To read a message, you must first select the forum and topic it is in. To do so, access the
Discussions tool and follow these steps:
1.
If the Discussions home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2.
Display the desired forum by clicking its name in the forums list on the home page; then
click the name of the desired topic in the resulting display. Reggienet displays a list of threads
for that topic. You may sort the list by subject, author, or date. For more information about
sorting lists in Reggienet, see Working with Lists.
3.
View a list of messages in a specific thread by clicking the black arrow ( ) to the left of
the thread’s subject.
Reggienet displays a list of messages like this one:
Next to the subject, the display indicates the number of messages in the thread. Threads that
contain replies show the replies indented. Messages that are new and any that have not yet
been approved by the moderator are flagged as “New” and “Pending,” respectively. An
envelope icon also displays next to the name of the person who has posted a new message.
After selecting a topic, you may display other topics in the same forum.
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To display the previous topic, click the Previous Topic link.

To display the next topic, click the Next Topic link.
To collapse this list, click the arrow again.
4.
Choose from these options:
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To read a message, click its subject. Reggienet displays the message in isolation in a
screen like this one:
View all messages in a thread by clicking the thread’s subject.
Reggienet displays the oldest replies first. It also displays the number of users who have
read each message to the right of the poster’s name. If any replies have been posted to a
reply, they follow the reply to which they pertain.
To sort the list of messages by date, select either Date Ascending or Date Descending
from the View dropdown list. To view only unread messages, select Unread from that list.
To have your browser scroll down to the first pending message in the list, click on Go to
first pending message. To have your browser scroll down to the first new message in the
list, click Go to first new message.
To return to the original display, select Thread from the View dropdown list. To view any
message in isolation, click its subject.

View a list of all messages in all threads by clicking the black arrow ( ) to the left of
the Thread header. In the resulting display, note that each unread message has an
envelope icon ( ) next to its subject.
To collapse this list, click the arrow again.
To collapse and expand the list for any specific thread, click the black arrow ( ) to the left of
its subject.
To read a message, click its subject. Reggienet displays the message in isolation.

View all messages in all threads by clicking the Display Entire Message link in the
menu bar near the top of the screen. In the resulting screen (which may be very long,
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depending on the number and length of messages) each unread message has an envelope
icon ( ) next to its subject.
To return to the previous display for the thread, click Display Subject Only in the menu
bar. To view a message in isolation from either display, click its subject.
5.
When viewing a message in isolation, note that you have the following options:

To view the previous or next message, click the Previous Message or Next
Message link.

To view a list of all messages in the previous or next thread, click the Previous
Thread or Next Thread link in the upper portion of the screen.
Marking Messages as Read
Reggienet automatically marks as read any messages you have posted. Also, after you have
read a message in isolation, Reggienet marks it as read as well. When you are viewing the
content of all messages for a thread or all messages for all threads, however, you must mark
the message(s) as read. You have two options for doing so:

To mark all messages on the screen as read, click the Mark All as Read link in the
menu bar near the top of the screen. Reggienet removes all envelope icons ( ) from the
screen display.

To mark selected messages as read, click the envelope icon ( ) next to the subject of
each appropriate message. Reggienet removes the icon from the display.
Posting a Reply
To post a reply to a message, display the message and then follow these steps:
1.
Click the
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The Reply Title box contains a default title for your reply. This title is in the format Re:
[subject of thread or message to which you are replying].
2.
If desired, change Reply Title entry. This box is required.
3.
If desired, insert the text of the message to which you are replying by clicking the
Insert Original Text button. Reggienet copies the text of that message and the name of its
creator and creation date and time into the Message box.
4.
In the Message box, enter your reply. Use the icons and boxes to format the text as
appropriate.
5.
If desired, display the number of words in the message by clicking the Count words
link.
6.
To add one or more attachments to this message, click the Add attachments button
and follow the instructions in Adding an Attachment.
7.
To post the message, click the Post Message button near the bottom of the screen.
Reggienet displays the view of all messages in the thread again, and this message is now
shown there.
Or, to exit without posting the message, click Cancel. If you were trying to reply to the thread,
Reggienet displays the view of all messages in the thread. If you were trying to reply to a
specific message, Reggienet displays that the view of that message in isolation.
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Changing a Message
Depending on your permissions, you may be allowed to change any message on the site or only
your own messages, or you may not be allowed to change any message after it has been
posted.
To change a message, view all messages in the thread (see Reading Messages) and then follow
these steps:
1.
Beneath the poster’s name, click the Edit link for the message you want to change.
Reggienet displays the Edit Forum Message screen.
2.
If desired, change the Reply Title and/or Message entries.
3.
To add one or more attachments, click Add Attachment and follow the instructions in
Adding an Attachment.
4.
To post the changed message to the discussion forum, click Post Edited Message.
Reggienet displays the view of all messages in the thread again. Or, to exit without posting the
message, click Cancel.
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Note: If participants read this message before you revise it, or if they mark it as read before
that time, the message continues to be marked as read. However, in any view that displays the
text of the message, that text is preceded by a change record.
Deleting a Message
Depending on your permissions, you may be allowed to delete any message on the site or only
your own messages, or you may not be allowed to delete any message after it has been posted.
To delete a message, view all messages in the thread (see Reading Messages) and then follow
these steps:
1.
Beneath the poster’s name, click the Delete link for the message you want to remove.
Reggienet asks you to confirm that you want to delete the message.
1.
To delete the message, click the Delete button. Reggienet deletes it and displays the
screen for this forum. Otherwise, click Cancel.
Linking Directly to a Message
To obtain the URL for a message in order to link to it from an email, etc., follow these steps:
1.
Display the message.
2.
Click the Copy link button near the top of the screen. Reggienet displays the
highlighted URL.
3.
Copy the URL. Navigate to the email or other location in which you want to insert the
URL and paste the copied link.
Watching Forums
To put a watch on forums in this site and receive notification when a message is posted, follow
these steps:
1.
If the Discussions home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2.
In the menu bar near the top of the screen, click the Watch link.
The system displays this screen:
2.
Choose one of the following options:
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To receive an email each time a new message is posted, click Notify me by email
whenever a new message is posted.

To receive an email only when a new message has been posted to a thread you have
contributed to, click Notify me by email when a thread that I have contributed to
receives a new message.
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3.
To stop receiving notifications via email, click No notification.
To save your changes, click the Save button. Reggienet changes your notification
settings and returns to the Forums home page. Or, to return to that page without changing
your settings, click Cancel.
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Discussion Forums
The Discussion Forums tool allows you to communicate with other site participants through
moderated online discussion forums. It also allows you to send private messages to individual
site participants.
In this tool, discussion messages are organized by category, forum, and topic.

A category is the largest grouping. Each category is made up of one or more forums.

Each forum contains one or more topics of discussion.

Each topic contains the initial message (the one that created the topic) and all replies to
that message.
This tool has many important features.

Control over user access: the Discussion Forums is aware of groups set up in Reggienet
Site Editor tool. As a result, you can control access to discussions by restricting access to
forums to specific groups and sections and by selecting access-related attributes for individual
forums. You may set a date for when a category (including all forums and topics it contains) or
forum (including all topics it contains) may first be displayed to students. You may also set a
due date for categories and forums, as well as opt to lock out a category (including all forums
and topics it contains) or forum (including all topics it contains) on that due date. In addition, a
“special access” feature for forums lets you specify different visibility and due date settings for
select students.

Flexible categories and forums: When you add the Discussion Forums tool to your site,
Reggienet automatically sets up two discussion categories for you: Main and Other. Main
contains two forums—Questions and Class Discussions. Other contains one forum—Student
Lounge. You may change these default categories and forums and add others as needed.

Grading by category, forum, or topic: At your discretion, you may grade each student’s
participation in discussions across all topics and forums in a given category, all topics in a given
forum, or within a single topic. You may also leave comments, even when participation is not
being graded.

If you are grading by category, forum, or topic, you may also opt to send grades to the
Gradebook tool.

Option to reuse topics: You may mark any topic to be reused at another time.

Icons indicate status: Icons allow you to grasp the status of categories, forums, topics,
and messages immediately.

Breadcrumb trail: Most Discussion Forums screens contain a breadcrumb trail in the
upper portion of the screen. Some screens also show the breadcrumb trail near the bottom of
the screen. The trail shows the Discussion List (which is the tool home page) first, followed by
the category, forum, and topic you are currently working in (if any). To return to any of the
places noted in the breadcrumb trail, click the appropriate breadcrumb.

Watch and Bookmark it!: These two functions allow you to keep an eye on discussions of
special interest or that you might otherwise overlook.

Private messaging: You may send private messages to a discussion participant without
losing your place in the discussion.

Home page display: New topics and private messages are displayed on a site’s home
page.
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Accessing the Discussion Forums Tool
To access this tool, click Discussion Forums in the tools menu on the left side of the screen.
Reggienet displays the Discussion Forums home page.
If you do not see this screen, click the Reset button.
The home page displays the Discussion List—a list of discussion forums for the site. The list is
organized by category, each of which contains one or more forums. Under each category name,
Reggienet displays the names of all forums in the category. For each forum, the screen shows
whether the grading is enabled (in the Scores column), the number of topics (in the Topics
column), the total number of messages in all topics in the forum (in the Messages column), the
date of the last message posting, and the name of the participant who posted it (in the Last
Message column). To display the profile for a participant, click his or her name.
Note: The default categories are Main and Other. Within the Main category, the two default
forums are Questions and Class Discussions. The Other category contains one default forum:
Student Lounge.
To the left of each forum name a folder icon is displayed. The following table explains the
meaning of each icon you may see there.
Icon
Meaning
New messages have been posted in this forum since your last visit.
No new messages have been posted in this forum since your last visit.
This forum is blocked, so you cannot use it.
This forum accepts replies only. You cannot start new topics.
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Icon
Meaning
Access to this forum is restricted by group or section.
Access to this forum is denied.
To return to the Discussion Forums home page from any forum, message, or discussion
activity, click Discussion Home in the Options section at the top of the screen.
Reading Messages
To read messages on a Discussion Forum topic, access the Discussion Forums home page and
do any of the following:
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

Click the desired forum name. When Reggienet displays the contents of the forum,
announcement and sticky topics are displayed first, followed by normal topics marked for reuse and, finally, normal topics that are not marked for re-use. Find the topic you want and click
its name.
In the Last message column for the forum you want, click the letter icon.
In the Options section at the top of the screen—or, below the list of messages displayed
for a particular topic—click Recent Topics. Reggienet displays a list of topics to which the most
recent messages have been posted. Click the name of the desired topic or click the letter icon in
the Last message column.
Tip: Clicking Recent Topics is the most efficient way to access and read new messages in
topics across all forums. After reading messages for one topic, you can return to the list to
select another topic by clicking Recent Topics again.
Reggienet displays the most recent messages for the topic you chose.
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Note: If a student has dropped the course or is no longer a site member, the label (inactive)
will follow his or her name in all posts.
You may now read the posts and grade, comment on, edit, delete, and reply to them as
appropriate for your role in this site.
Marking Messages as Read or Unread
By default, any message you access will automatically be marked as read. If you have accessed
all messages on a topic, the orange (new messages) icon for that topic will change to white,
indicating there are no new messages.
You may, however, mark a topic as having unread messages, even if you have accessed all the
messages in the topic. You may do so in one of two ways:

From the content list for the appropriate forum, click on the checkbox for the topic, and
then click on Mark Topic As Unread.

If you have accessed the list of messages for the topic, go to the top or bottom of the
messages list and click on Mark Topic As Unread.
In either case, the orange (new messages) icon will be displayed for the topic.
To mark all messages in all forums as read, click Mark All as Read in the Options section at
the top of the screen. Reggienet displays the Discussion Forums home page. All message icons
that were orange will be displayed in white, indicating that there are no new messages.
Watching a Topic
Putting a watch on a topic enables you to receive an email whenever a message is posted on a
particular topic. This setting can help you keep an eye on a discussion that might otherwise get
buried. To put a watch on a topic, access the desired topic. Above the list of messages, click
Watch.
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When messages are posted on this topic, Reggienet notifies you at the email address registered
for you in the system. This feature allows you to keep an eye on a discussion you might
otherwise overlook.
If a watched topic receives many messages and email notification becomes cumbersome, you
can stop watching it. To do so, click Unwatch (which has replaced the Watch option above the
list of topics). Reggienet displays this message:
To return to the Discussion Forums home page, click Discussion List.
Bookmarking a Topic
Note: Reggienet saves bookmarks and allows you to access them only from within a particular
site. You cannot see bookmarks in one site from any other site.
Bookmarking a topic allows you to revisit it quickly and easily, without having to hunt for it. To
bookmark a topic, access the topic and follow these steps:
1.
Click Bookmark it!
Reggienet displays this window:
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2.
Change the title and enter a description if desired. To allow others to see the bookmark,
select Yes from the Is public visible box. Otherwise, select No.
Click Update. Reggienet adds a bookmark.
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To access a bookmark, click My Bookmarks in the Discussion Forum options section.
Reggienet displays a list of your bookmarks.
Note: Bookmarks are specific to a particular site. Reggienet displays bookmarks only for the
site you are currently in.
After displaying your bookmarks, you may do any of the following:
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To access a topic, click its title.
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To edit a bookmark, click Edit.
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To delete a bookmark, click Delete.
Searching for a Topic
You may not always know the exact name of a topic or know which forum it is in. To find the
topic you want, follow these steps:
1.
Click Search in the Discussion Forum options section.
Reggienet displays the search screen.
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Enter one or more keywords in the Search Terms box. All entries must be full words.
Reggienet does not search on partial words.
3.
4.
5.
If you have entered more than one keyword, choose one of the following:

To search for topics whose titles include all of the words you entered, click Search
all terms.

To search for topics whose titles include one or more of the words you entered, click
Search any term, or as is written.
To restrict the search to a particular forum or category, select from the pulldown lists for
Forum and/or Category.
Click Search. Reggienet displays the topics that meet your search criteria.
Posting Messages
You have three options for posting messages on a topic:
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Post a simple message in which the text is not formatted and you have no attachments
or other special requirements.
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Post a message in which you have formatted text, attached a file, and/or requested
email notification when the message has been posted.
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Post a message in response to part of another message on this topic.
Posting a Simple Message
To post a simple message without formatted text, attachments, or other special requirements,
access the forum and topic you want and follow these steps:
1.
At the bottom of the screen, click the Quick Reply button.
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3.
Reggienet displays a Quick Reply text box.
Enter text in the box and click Submit. Reggienet displays your message below the
other messages on this topic.
Posting a More Complex Message
To post a message with formatted text, attachments, or other special features, access the
forum and topic you want and follow these steps:
1.
Click the Post Reply button above or below the messages. Reggienet displays this
screen:
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The top part of the screen contains a text entry area. The bottom part of the screen contains
messages already posted for this topic.
2.
Enter your message in the large box. In the formatting options area of the screen, click
formatting icons and select from pulldown lists to format text as desired. For information on
using these options, see Using the Rich Text Editor.
Note: If you are attaching files, you must also include text in the text entry area (even if that
text says nothing more than “See attachment.”
3.
In the Options list, click the options you would like to apply.
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To disregard HTML formatting and display plain text, click Disable HTML in this
message.
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To add your electronic signature at the bottom of the message, click Append
Signature.
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To receive an email when this message is posted, click Notify when a reply is
posted.
To attach one or more files to your message, click Attach Files. Reggienet displays the
File Attachment Panel.
Note: Each post may include up to three attachments of up to 5MB each. Files with the
following suffixes are permitted: .bmp, .jpg /.jpeg, .gif, .png, .psd, .tiff, .swf, .midi, .mov, .wav,
.mp3, .aac, .doc, .pdf, .xls, .ppt, .pps, .htm/.html, .gz, .tar, .zip, and .sit/.sitx. These file
extensions are not allowed: .exe, .bat, .pif, and .bin.
Tip: To make images easy to view, resize images before posting so they are no larger than
about 600 pixels wide.
5.
Browse and select the file you want to add. For information on uploading files, see
Uploading a Local File. To attach another file, click Add another file. You may attach up to
three files. To remove a file before submitting your message, click Remove.
6.
To preview your message before submitting, click Preview. Reggienet displays your
message in a separate Preview section near the top of the screen. To submit your message,
click Submit. Reggienet displays the message below the other messages on this topic.
Responding to a Specific Message
Sometimes you may want to reply to all or part of a specific message that has been posted on a
topic. Since other messages may have been posted in the meantime, other participants can
easily lose track of the content of the earlier message. To help others stay oriented to the
subject of a discussion, you may quote all or part of the message to which you are responding.
To do so, access the Discussion Forums tool and follow these steps:
1.
Access the message to which you want to reply and click the Quote button.
2.
Reggienet displays the Post Reply message area with the quoted message inserted
between the delimiters [quote= and [/quote].
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Delete any parts of the quoted message that are not important to your reply.
Important: Be sure to leave the specific text to which you want to reply along with the
delimiters [quote= and /quote].
4.
Enter your reply. To preview your message before submitting, click Preview. To submit
your reply, click Submit. Reggienet presents the quoted text in a box above your reply.
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Sending a Private Message while within a Discussion
The Discussion Forums tool allows you to send a private message to any user whose post you
are viewing without losing your place in the discussion. To send a private message from within
a discussion, follow these steps:
1.
2.
Click the pm button (
Private Message screen.
) beneath the user’s post. Reggienet displays the New
Proceed as in Sending a Private Message, beginning with step 3.
Editing and Deleting Messages
Editing a Message
You may edit any message you have created, and you may edit it as many times as you like. If
you are an instructor or site organizer, you may edit other participants' messages as well. To do
so, access the appropriate message and follow these steps:
1.
Click Edit.
Reggienet displays the Post Reply screen
2.
Proceed as directed in Posting a More Complex Message, beginning with step 2.
Deleting a Message
Only instructors and site organizers may delete messages in discussion forums. Ordinarily, you
would take this step only if a post is offensive.
To delete a message, access the appropriate forum and topic, and follow these steps:
1.
Click the X button for the desired message.
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Reggienet displays this confirmation window:
2.
To proceed, click OK. Reggienet deletes the message and displays the topic with its
revised list of messages.
Or, to exit without deleting the message, click Cancel.
Warning: After you click OK, your message is erased and cannot be retrieved.
Starting a New Topic
To create a new topic in a forum, access the appropriate forum and follow these steps:
1.
Click New Topic above or below the list of topics.
Reggienet displays this screen:
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Enter a subject in the Subject box.
Important: You may change the topic name at any time. However, if you have already sent
grades to Gradebook for the topic, be sure you have selected Send to gradebook. This action
synchronizes the data in the Gradebook tool with the data in the Discussion Forums tool.
3.
Enter an introductory message in the large box. In the formatting options area of the
screen, click formatting icons and select from pulldown lists to format text as desired.
4.
In the Options list, click the options you would like to apply to your introductory
message.
5.

To disregard HTML formatting and display plain text, click Disable HTML in this
message.
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To add your electronic signature at the bottom of the message, click Append
Signature.

To receive an email when messages are posted on this topic, click Notify when a
reply is posted.
If you are an instructor or site organizer, choose the priority for the topic by clicking a
radio button for Set topic as:
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If the topic is especially important and postings should be read as soon as possible,
click Announce.
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If the topic is important enough to be displayed on the first page of the forum but is
not of paramount importance, click Sticky.
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Otherwise, click Normal. (This is the only option for students.)
6.
To mark a topic for re-use (that is, to mark it to be included when the Import from Site
or IMS Import/Export function is used) check the I’ll reuse option. To attach one or more files
to your topic, click Attach Files. Reggienet displays the File Attachment Panel.
7.
Enable grading for the topic by clicking the Yes radio button for Grade Topic. If you
enable grading, you must enter a point value in the field. You may also opt to send grades to
the Gradebook tool by clicking the checkbox for Send to Gradebook.
8.
Browse and select the file you want to add. To attach another file, click Add another
file. You may attach up to three files. To remove a file before submitting this topic, click
Remove.
9.
To see a preview of your topic before you submit, click Preview. To submit your topic,
click Submit. Reggienet displays the new topic along with your message.
Grading by Category, Forum, or Topic
Important: If you change the point value for a category, forum, or topic; or change a
category, forum, or topic name; and you have opted to send grades to the Gradebook tool, be
sure you have selected Send to Gradebook before saving your changes. This action keeps the
Gradebook tool up to date with the data in the Discussion Forums tool.
Note: Grading of discussions is optional. The instructor or site owner must set up grading in
order for the grading links, buttons, and screens to display. For more information, see Setting
up Grading.
If you are an instructor or site organizer, you may grade and comment on participation in
discussions in any category or forum for which grading has been enabled. Students will see the
scores and comments they have received in the Discussion Forums tool. If you send grades to
the Gradebook tool, they will also see their scores in that tool.
Depending on how a category or forum has been set up, you may be expected to grade by
category (that is, grade each participant’s overall contribution to all of the forums in the
category), forum (that is, grade each participant’s overall contribution to the forum) or by topic
(that is, grade each participant’s contributions for each topic).
To grade participation by category, by forum, or by topic, access the Discussion Forums tool
and proceed as follows:
1.
Access the grading screen for the appropriate category, forum, or topic in either of these
ways:

Display a list of topics that have recent posts by clicking Recent Topics from the
options near the top of the screen; then click Grade Category, Grade Forum or Grade
Topic for the appropriate topic, or

Starting from the Discussion Forums home page, access the grading screen for the
appropriate topic or forum by clicking the Grade Category, Grade Forum or Grade
Topics link in the Scores column for the appropriate forum. If grading by topic, when
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Reggienet displays the forum home page, click the Grade Topic link in the Scores column
for the topic you want to grade.
Reggienet displays the grading screen for the category, forum, or topic.
Tip: When grading by forum, you may also access the grading screen from the home page for
the desired forum by clicking the Grade Forum link just above the “Last message” column
header.
This screen lists all site participants and the number of posts each has contributed, along with
the grade and grader’s comment. If you are grading by forum and have granted access to the
forum for a specific group, the screen will also list the group to which the users belong.
Note: If a student has dropped the course or is no longer a member of the site, the label
(inactive) will follow his or her name.
If desired, sort the list by participant name, number of posts, or grade. For information on
sorting, see Working with Lists.
If you are grading by forum, you may provide a student with “special access” display and due
date settings for the forum you are grading by clicking on the special access icon (
student. For more information, see Adding Special Access Settings.
) for that
To display all comments, click the arrows ( ) by the Comments header. To close the comment
boxes, click the arrows again.
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If desired, view all of a participant’s posts in this forum or topic by clicking the person’s
name. Reggienet displays a list of his or her posts.
On this screen, posts are displayed out of context. To view posts in context, follow the
instructions in Reading Messages and then proceed as follows.
3.
Choose any of these options:

Enter a grade by clicking the grade button for any post. Reggienet displays a new
window.
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Tip: You may also access this screen from the list of posts displayed for any topic. Simply click
the grade button for the appropriate user’s post.
Note: If a student has dropped the course or is no longer a member of the site, the label
(inactive) will follow his or her name.
If desired, enter a comment in the large white box.
In the Grade Points box, enter the number of points you are awarding to this user’s work
in the forum.
If desired, check Release to Student to let the student view the score you have entered.
Click Update.
4.

Access another user’s posts by clicking the links for Next/Previous User or page.
Reggienet displays all of the user’s posts for the forum or topic.

Return to the main grading screen for the forum by clicking the grade button at the
top or bottom of the list of posts.
Optionally, enter grades and comments on the main grading screen. For each participant
whose work you wish to grade:
a.
Enter the grade in the Grade Forum column.
Note: You may enter a score for any participant, even for someone who has not contributed to
the discussion.
b.
To enter a comment, click the Grader Comments link, enter your comment, and
click the link again to close the box.
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If desired, enter a score adjustment for all users with posts by entering a number in the
Adjust the score of all users with posts by box near the top of the screen.
Note: You may add negative point values (such as -2) if desired. The value you entered will be
applied to scores of all participants, whether they have contributed or not.
6.
If desired, add a comment that applies to all users with posts by clicking the Add
comments to all users with posts link near the top of the screen, entering text, and clicking
Update.
7.
If desired, send grades on this screen to the Gradebook toolsby checking Send to
gradebook above or below the list. Reggienet creates a gradebook entry based on the title of
the forum or topic and enters the grade. Or, retract the grade from the gradebook by
unchecking Send to Gradebook.
8.
To let a particular student view the score you have entered, click on the Release to
Student checkbox for that student. Or, click Release Evaluated Posts at the top of the
screen to let all students view the scores you have entered.
9.
Click the Update button above or below the list.
Note: You may change the maximum point value for a forum or topic at any time (even if it
has grades).
Setting up Grading
Grading of discussions is optional and may be set up at any time. The process for setting up
grading varies, depending on whether you are grading by category, by forum, or by topic.
Setting up Grading by Category
Note: If a category has been graded, you cannot change the forum from gradable to nongradable. In addition, you cannot change the selection for grading by category, forum, or topic.
To set up grading by category, access the Discussion Forums tool and follow these steps:
1.
On the Discussion Forums home page, click Manage.
2.
In the “Manage” section at the top of the page, click Manage Categories. Reggienet
displays the Category Listing screen.
3.
Click on the desired category. Reggienet displays the Category Management screen for
that category.
4.
Click the Yes radio button for Enable Grading by Category.
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6.
In the Point Value box, enter the maximum number of points to be allotted to each
student for participation in this category. You may also opt to send grades to the Gradebook
tool, by clicking on the checkbox next to Send to Gradebook.
Click Update. Reggienet displays the Category Listing screen.
Note: If you have enabled grading for a forum or topic in a category, Reggienet displays a
warning message if you attempt to enable grading for the category.
Setting up Grading by Forum
Note: If a forum or a topic associated with a forum has been graded, you cannot change the
forum from gradable to non-gradable. In addition, you cannot change the selection for grading
by category, forum, or topic.
To set up grading by forum, access the Discussion Forums tool and follow these steps:
1.
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On the Discussion Forums home page, click Manage.
In the Forums listing screen, click on the desired forum. Reggienet displays the Forums
Management screen for that forum.
Scroll down to the Grading section.
Note: If grading has been enabled for the category that contains the forum, you will not see
any buttons or fields in this section. Instead, Reggienet displays the message, “This forum is
being graded at the category level.”
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Click the button for Enabled. Reggienet displays additional fields.
2.
Click the By Forum button. The Point Value box becomes active.
3.
Enter the maximum number of points to be allotted to each student for participation in
this forum. You may also opt to send grades to the Gradebook tool, by clicking on the checkbox
next to Send to Gradebook.
Important: You may change the point value at any time. However, if you have already sent
grades to Gradebook for the topic, be sure you have selected Send to Gradebook before
saving your changes. This action synchronizes the data in the Gradebook tool with the data in
the Discussion Forums tool.
4.
Click Update. Reggienet displays the Forums listing screen.
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Setting up Grading by Topic
To set up grading by topic, access the Discussion Forums tool and follow these steps:
1.
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On the Discussion Forums home page, click Manage.
In the Forums listing screen, click on the forum that contains the topic(s) you want to
grade. Reggienet displays the Forums Management screen for that forum.
Scroll down to the Grading section.
Note: If grading has been enabled for the category that contains the forum, you will not see
any buttons or fields in this section. Instead, Reggienet displays the message, “This forum is
being graded at the category level.”
2.
Click the button for Enabled. Reggienet displays additional fields.
3.
Click the By Topic button.
4.
Click Update. Reggienet displays the Forums listing screen.
5.
6.
Click Discussion List or the Reset button to return to the home page and then click the
name of the appropriate forum.
Find the topic you want to grade and click Edit. Or, add a new topic.
7.
Scroll down to the Grade Topic section and click Yes. The Topic Point Value field
becomes active.
8.
In the Topic Point Value field, enter the maximum number of points to be allotted for a
student’s contributions to this topic. You may also opt to send grades to the Gradebook tool by
clicking on the box for Send to Gradebook.
Important: You may change the point value at any time. However, if you have already sent
grades to Gradebook for the topic, be sure you have selected Send to Gradebook before
saving your changes. This action synchronizes the data in the Gradebook tool with the data in
the Discussion Forums tool.
9.
Click Submit.
Setting up Grading for Comments Only (No Scoring)
In the Discussion Forums tool, you can set up grading to allow instructors to give private
feedback to each participant without entering a grade. This allows them to guide participants in
discussions that do not count toward final grades.
To do so, set up grading by forum or topic as noted above. Be sure to set the point value to 0
(zero). Reggienet will not allow scoring or count the topic or forum toward grades and will not
send the item to the Gradebook tool. Your comments will be available to participants privately,
as usual.
Viewing Your Grades
Your instructor may set up some or all discussion categories, forums, or topics to be gradable.
To view grades and comments on your contributions, access the Discussion Forums tool and
proceed as follows:
1.
Choose one of these options:
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Display a list of topics that have recent posts by clicking Recent Topics from the
options near the top of the screen; then click the View Scores (for category scores), View
Forum Scores, or View Topic Scores link for the appropriate topic, or

Starting from the Discussion Forums home page, click View Scores (for category
scores), View Forum Scores, or View Topic Scores in the Scores column for the
appropriate forum. If grading is by topic, when Reggienet displays the forum home page,
click the View Scores link in the Scores column for the topic you are interested in.
Reggienet displays the scoring screen.
Note: If you have received extra credit, the Points value will be higher than the possible
points.
Or, if your posts have not been scored yet, Reggienet displays an appropriate message.
2.
Either click the here link to return to the preceding screen or click Discussion List to
return to the tool home page.
Managing Topics
If you are an instructor or site organizer, you may manage topics in several ways.

When a discussion ends, you may lock the topic to prevent further discussion. Whenever
a student accesses a forum that contains a locked topic, Reggienet displays the "locked" icon
( ) next to the topic name. If the student accesses the locked topic, the screen display
includes non-functioning locked buttons in place of the usual new topic buttons. Students can
view locked discussions, but they cannot post to them. This feature often helps students
remember that in the future they must post replies in a timely manner.
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Should you want to reopen it for discussion later, you may unlock it.
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If a student has posted a topic in the wrong forum, you may move it.
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You may delete topics that are no longer needed.
You may export the discussion topics from one site you own and import them into
another.
Locking or Unlocking Topics
To lock or unlock one or more topics, access the Discussion Forums tool and follow these steps:
1.
2.
If the Discussion Forums home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
Click the name of the appropriate forum. Reggienet displays the Class Discussions
screen for the forum you chose.
3.
Choose one of these options:

Select one or more topics by checking the Moderation box for each topic you want
to lock or unlock.

Select all of the topics by clicking Check All in the header.

De-select all of the boxes by clicking Uncheck All in the header.
4.
To close the topic(s) to further online discussion, click Lock. To reopen the topic(s) for
discussion, click Unlock. Reggienet performs the function you chose and displays this message:
5.
To exit, click Discussion List at the bottom of the message. Reggienet displays the tool
home page.
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Moving Topics
Note: You cannot move a topic that has grades.
To move one or more topics to another forum, access the Discussion Forums tool and follow
these steps:
1.
If the Discussion Forums home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2.
Click the name of the appropriate forum. Reggienet displays the screen for the forum
you chose.
3.
Choose one of these options:

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
4.
Select one or more topics by clicking on the checkbox for each topic you want to
move.
Select all of the topics by clicking Check All in the header.
De-select all of the boxes by clicking Uncheck All in the header.
Click Move.
Reggienet displays this response:
5.
Use the pulldown list to select the forum to which you want to move the topic, and click
Move. Or, to return to the previous screen without making the change, click Back to previous
page or Discussion List - Back to previous page.
If you chose to move the selected topic(s), Reggienet moves it/them and displays the operation
complete message.
6.
To exit, click Discussion List at the bottom of the message. Reggienet displays the
Discussion Forums home page.
Deleting Topics
Note: You cannot delete a topic that has grades.
To delete one or more topics and all messages in them, access the Discussion Forums tool and
follow these steps:
1.
If the Discussion Forums home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2.
Click the name of the appropriate forum. Reggienet displays the screen for the forum
you chose.
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Choose one of these options:
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Select one or more topics by clicking on the checkbox for each topic you want to
delete.

Select all of the topics by clicking Check All in the header.

De-select all of the boxes by clicking Uncheck All in the header.
Click Delete. Reggienet displays this confirmation window:
4.
To proceed with the deletion, click OK. Or, to return to the previous screen without
deleting the topic, click Cancel.
If you chose to proceed, Reggienet deletes the topic and displays the operation complete
message.
5.
To exit, click Discussion List at the bottom of the message. Reggienet displays the
Discussion Forums home page.
Exporting and Importing Topics
To export topics from one site you own and import them into another, access the Discussion
Forums tool and follow these steps:
1.
In the Options area at the top of the screen, click Manage.
2.
In the “Manage” section at the top of the page, click Import/Export. Reggienet
displays the Import/Export Management section:
3.
To export all discussion topics from this site to a file on your computer system, click the
Export button. Proceed as usual to download the file to your computer.
4.
To import the file into another site:

Access the Discussion Forums tool on that site.

Repeat steps 1 and 2.
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Click the Browse button and select the file you want to import. Click the Import
button. Reggienet displays the imported topics below any pre-existing topics on the site.
Managing Categories
If you are an instructor or site organizer, Reggienet allows you to manage your site's discussion
categories. You may:

Add a new category.

Change the order in which categories are displayed.

Change the name of a category.

Set a date for when a category (and all forums and topics it contains) will first be
displayed to students.

Set a due date for a category and opt to lock out the category (and all forums and topics
it contains) on that date.

Enable grading for a category. This option allows the grader to assign a single overall
score and set of comments to all of a student's topics and replies within all forums in the
category. In this case, if you choose to send the scores to the Gradebook tool, only the
category has an associated gradebook entry.

Delete a category that has no forums in it.
Any changes you make will be displayed on the Discussion Forums home page.
To work with categories, you must access the category listing. To do so, access the Discussion
Forums tool and follow these steps:
1.
2.
In the Options area at the top of the screen, click Manage.
In the “Manage” section at the top of the page, click Manage Categories. Reggienet
displays the Category Listing section:
This category list shows all of your discussion categories.
Adding a Category
To add a new category, access the Discussion Forums tool and follow these steps:
1.
On the Discussion Forums home page, click Manage.
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In the “Manage” section at the top of the page, click Manage Categories. Reggienet
displays the Category Listing screen.
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Click the Add button, which you will find both above and below the list of categories.
Reggienet displays the Category Management screen.
2.
Enter a name for the new category.
3.
Optionally, opt to select Enable Grading by Category. If you enable grading, you must
also enter maximum allowed points in the Points field. In addition, you may opt to send grades
to the Gradebook tool by clicking on the checkbox next to Send to Gradebook.
4.
Optionally, specify when the category (and all forums/topics in the category) will first be
displayed to students, by entering a date in the Invisible Until field. You may also make an
entry in the Due Date/Time field, as well as click the Lock on Due option to lock the category
on the specified due date.
5.
Click Update. Reggienet displays the category listing. The new category you have
created is at the bottom of the list.
Changing the Order in Which Categories Are Displayed
To change the order in which categories are displayed on the Discussion Forums home page,
you can move categories up and down the list. To do so, access the category listing and follow
these steps:
1.
On the Discussion Forums home page, click Manage.
26.
In the “Manage” section at the top of the page, click Manage Categories. Reggienet
displays the Category Listing screen
27.
Locate the category you want to move and click the “up” and “down” arrows. Reggienet
redisplays the list with the category moved one level higher or lower in the list.
2.
Continue to click the arrows until the category is in the location you want.
Changing a Category
To change the title and/or description for a category, or to enable grading for a category, follow
these steps:
1.
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On the Discussion Forums home page, click Manage.
In the “Manage” section at the top of the page, click Manage Categories. Reggienet
displays the Category Listing screen.
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Click on the desired category. Reggienet displays the Category Management screen for
that category.
3.
Make changes as desired and click Update. Reggienet displays the Category Listing
screen, including the renamed category if you have changed the name.
Deleting Categories
You may delete a category only if it has no forums in it. To delete forums, see Deleting Forums.
To delete a category, follow these steps:
1.
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On the Discussion Forums home page, click Manage.
In the “Manage” section at the top of the page, click Manage Categories. Reggienet
displays the Category Listing screen.
Locate the category you want to delete and check the box for it:
To delete more than one empty category, check other boxes, as appropriate.
2.
Click Delete Selected. Reggienet deletes the category.
Warning: Reggienet does not ask you to confirm the delete action. Instead, it deletes the
selected category immediately.
Managing Forums
If you are an instructor or site organizer, Reggienet allows you to manage your site's forums.
You may:

Add a new forum.

Change the order in which forums are displayed.
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Change the name and description of a forum and move it to another category.
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Enable grading for a forum in either of two ways:

o
Grade by forum: This option allows the grader to assign a single overall score and
set of comments to all of a student's topics and replies within the forum. In this case, if you
choose to send the scores to the Gradebook tool, only the forum has an associated
gradebook entry.
o
Grade by topic: This option allows the grader to assign a different score to each
student’s contribution to each topic in the forum. If you choose to send the scores to the
Gradebook tool, each topic in the forum will have an associated gradebook entry. This
option is particularly handy if you assign and grade discussion topics weekly.
Select a different category for a forum.

Set a date for when the forum (and all topics it contains) will first be displayed to
students.
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Set a due date for a forum and opt to lock out the forum (and all topics it contains) on
that date.
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Provide select students with different “special access” display and due dates for a forum.
Delete a forum and all of the messages in it.
Any changes you make will be displayed in the Discussion Forums home page.
To work with forums, access the Discussion Forums tool. In the Options area at the top of the
screen, click Manage. By default, Reggienet displays the Forums listing screen:
The list shows the site's discussion categories and the forums within them.
Adding a Forum
To add a new forum, access the Discussion Forums tool and follow these steps:
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On the Discussion Forums home page, click Manage.
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In the Forums listing screen, click the Add button, which you will find both above and
below the list of forums. Reggienet displays the Forum Management section.
2.
Enter a name for the forum in the Forum Name box. An entry in this box is required.
You may change this entry at any time.
Important: You may change the forum name at any time. However, if you have already sent
grades to Gradebook for the forum, be sure you have selected Send to gradebook before
updating. This action synchronizes the data in the Gradebook tool with the data in the
Discussion Forums tool.
3.
Select a category for the forum from the Category pulldown list.
4.
If desired, enter information in the boxes shown in this table:
Field
Description
Description
Enter further text to explain the purpose of this forum.
Make Forum Visible
on Date/Time
Select a date and time to begin displaying this forum to site
participants other than instructors (the forum will always be visible
to instructors even if the date has not yet been reached). If you
leave this box blank, the forum will be displayed to others
immediately. Note that if a forum is locked and the make-visible
date has not yet been reached, students will not see it listed and
instructors will see it listed with the red access-denied icon
displayed.
Due Date/Time
Select a “soft” due date and time. The forum and its topics will not
be locked after the date passes.
Lock Forum on Due
Opt to lock the forum on the due date, after which no further
messages can be posted. If you leave this box blank, the forum will
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Description
Date
be available to others indefinitely.
Note: Locking a forum ends a discussion. Site participants can no
longer post topics, replies, quick replies, or quote with reply, and
they can no longer edit their posts. They can perform all other
functions, such as searching on terms used in the posts,
bookmarking the forum, and sending private messages to users who
have posted replies (for example, to ask for more information). To
unlock a forum, remove the lock date.
Forum Type
The options are as follows:

Normal: Allows participants to create new topics and
reply to existing topics; this is the default.

Reply only: Allows participants to reply to topics but
not to create topics; ideal for forums in which lead facilitators
are responsible for issuing formal discussion prompts.

Read only: Allows participants to view all topics and
replies, but students may not create topics or post replies;
instructors can access and manage read-only forums and can
post new topics and reply to existing topics within them; note
that the read-only type and the "Lock Forum on Date/Time"
setting overlap; if a forum is set to read only when it is
created, no “lock at” date is shown because the lock takes
effect immediately.
Allow Access
The options are as follows:

Allow access to all site participants (that is, all
registered students and guests; this is the default).

Deny access to all site participants (helpful if you are
still working on the forum and are not yet ready for others to
see it or if you want to archive the forum or prevent students
from seeing it for any other reason).

Allow access only to selected groups (to allow access
only by selected groups or sections; if you choose this option,
Reggienet displays a list of all available groups from which
you select one or more).
Grading
The options are as follows:

Not enabled: Instructors will not be permitted to grade
student participation in this forum.
Enabled: Instructors will be permitted to grade student
participation in this forum, either by forum or by the topics it
includes. If you enable grading, you may also opt to send
grades for the forum, or the topics it includes, to the
Gradebook tool by clicking on the checkbox next to Send to
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Click Update. Reggienet displays the Forum Listing screen again, with the new forum
listed at the bottom of its category.
Changing the Order of Forums
To change the order in which forums are displayed within a category, you can move forums up
and down the list. To do so, access the Discussion Forums tool and follow these steps:
1.
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2.
On the Discussion Forums home page, click Manage.
In the Forums listing screen, locate the forum you want to move up or down the list and
click the “up” or “down” arrow for that forum. Reggienet redisplays the list with the forum name
moved one level higher or lower in the list.
Continue to click up or down until the forum name is in the location you want.
Changing a Forum
To change a forum, access the Discussion Forums tool and follow these steps:
1.
On the Discussion Forums home page, click Manage.
2.
From the Forums listing screen, you may change a forum in several ways:

To change the name and attributes of a forum, as well as select a different category for
it, click on the appropriate forum. Reggienet displays the Forum Management section. To make
changes, follow steps 3 – 5 in Adding a Forum.

To change only the visibility and/or due dates for a forum, specify the appropriate Make
Invisible, Due, and Lock on Due settings. You may also add or edit “special access” visibility
and due date settings for individual students. For more information, see Adding Special Access
Settings.
Note: Forums inherit visibility settings from the categories to which they belong. If a category
is not yet visible, Reggienet will display the following message for any forums in that category:
“Dates are already set at the category level.” You will not be able to set visibility or due dates
for these forums.
Adding Special Access Settings
You may provide select students with “special access” display and due date settings for a
forum. To do so, access the access the Discussion Forums tool and follow these steps:
1.
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On the Discussion Forums home page, click Manage.
In the Forums listing screen, click on the “special access” icon (
forum. Reggienet displays the Special Access screen:
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Click the Add button. Reggienet displays a list of site participants, as well as visibility
and due date settings:
2.
3.
Select the appropriate user(s) and specify the appropriate Invisible Until, Due
Date/Time, and Lock on Due settings. You may specify settings for single or multiple users.
Click update. Reggienet displays the users and their settings:
To add special access settings for more users, click the Add button. To remove special access
settings, click on the checkbox for the appropriate user(s) and click Delete Selected.
Tip: If you have set up grading by forum and are entering scores for a forum in the grading
screen, you may provide a particular student with special access settings for the forum by
clicking on the special access icon for that student. For more information, see Grading by
Category, Forum, or Topic.
Deleting Forums
Warning: When you delete a forum, all messages in it are irretrievably deleted.
To delete a forum, access the Discussion Forums tool and follow these steps:
1.
On the Discussion Forums home page, click Manage.
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In the Forums listing screen, locate the forum you want to delete and check the box for
it:
To delete more than one forum, click other forum check boxes, as appropriate.
2.
Click Delete Selected. Reggienet deletes the forum.
Warning: Reggienet does not ask you to confirm the delete action. Instead, it deletes the
selected forum immediately.
Creating and Working with User Profiles
Note: Information from the Profile tool in My Workspace is not automatically transferred to the
Profile area of Discussion Forums. If you want site participants to be able to access your
information from the Discussions Forum tool, you must add this information to your Discussion
Forums user profile.
When you become a site participant, Reggienet creates a basic user profile for you in the
Discussion Forums tool. This basic user profile contains only your name. You may choose to add
the following information to your profile:

Your instant messaging number for ICQ, AIM, MSN Messenger, and/or Yahoo Messenger

Links to your Facebook and/or Twitter accounts

Your web site URL

Your location

Your occupation

Your interests

Your special signature message

A photo
Each of these additions is optional.
Participants in all sites to which you belong may access your user profile by clicking on your
name. Your profile information is also displayed by your discussion forum messages.
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Note: Keep in mind that the contents of your user profile in the Discussion Forums tool are
available to all users on all sites to which you belong that include this tool.
Notice that additional information is also displayed by your messages. This information includes
the number of messages you have posted and the date you joined the Discussion Forum.
Displaying a User Profile
Anyone who can access the Discussion Forums tool can view the user profiles for all site
participants. To view a user profile, access the Discussion Forums tool and follow these steps:
1.
In the Options area at the top of the screen, click Member Listing. Reggienet displays
this screen:
On this screen you may view basic information about site participants.
2.
To see a participant's complete user profile, find the person's name and click it.
Reggienet displays the person's user profile.
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Notice that the information displayed here includes profile information plus the number of
messages you have posted and the date you joined the Discussion Forum.
Sending a Private Message from Your User Profile
From the user profile, you can quickly contact a site participant via private message or instant
messaging.

To send a private message, click the PM icon and follow the instructions in Sending a
Private Message. Begin with step 3.

To send an instant message, click the ICQ icon or use the number displayed to send an
instant message via another service.

To send an email, click the email icon and proceed as usual.
Changing Your User Profile
To add information to your user profile or to change existing information there, access the
Discussion Forums tool and follow these steps:
1.
In the Options area at the top of the screen, click My Profile. Reggienet displays the
Register Information screen:
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Under General Information about yourself, add or change any of the following
information:

instant messaging number for ICQ, AIM, MSN Messenger, and/or Yahoo Messenger

Facebook and/or Twitter information

web site URL

location

occupation

interests

3.
4.
special signature message
Under Preferences, click Yes or No to instruct Reggienet to do the following:

Show your email address

Send you an email when a new topic is posted

Notify you when you receive a private message

Attach your signature to all messages

Allow HTML in your messages
Select your preferred language from the Your Language Preference pulldown list.
5.
To include a picture, scroll to the Avatar Control Panel section and browse and select a
photo from your computer or enter the URL of the image you want. (If you link to a large
avatar or upload a large image, the software will automatically resize it to 130 X 130 pixels.)
6.
To save your changes, click Submit. Reggienet displays the message Information
Updated at the top of the screen.
Or, to exit without making changes, press Reset.
Sending and Receiving Private Messages
The Discussion Forums tool allows you to send private messages to other site participants and
receive private messages from them. When you access the Discussion Forums home page, you
can see immediately whether you have any new private messages because Reggienet displays
an orange icon and posts the number of new messages in parentheses in the Options section at
the top of the screen.
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In the display above, the participant has two new private messages.
Reading and Working with Messages You Have Received (Discussion
Forums tool)
To display your private messages, click
which is a list of your private messages.
. Reggienet displays your In box,
You now have the following options.
To take this action
Click
Read the message
the subject of the message
Select one or more messages to flag for
follow-up, un-flag, or delete
the check box to the right of message(s)
Select all messages in the list to flag for
follow-up, un-flag, or delete
Deselect all messages in the list
Flag the selected messages for follow-up
Un-flag the selected messages
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To take this action
Click
Delete the selected messages
Send a private message
Note: You may also flag a message for follow-up, as well as un-flag it, when you read the
message.
Sending a Private Message
You can send a private message to anyone on your site. To select a name from a list of site
participants, access the Discussion Forum and follow these steps:
1.
Click Member Listing in the Options area at the top of any Discussion Forums screen.
Reggienet displays the In box.
2.
Find the person you want, and click the PM button next to that name. Reggienet
displays the New Private Message screen, with the participant's name in the To user box.
3.
Enter a subject in the Subject box and then enter your message in the large blank area
of the screen. In the formatting options area of the screen, click formatting icons and select
from pulldown lists to format text as desired. For information on using the formatting options,
see Using the Rich Text Editor.
4.
In the Options list, click the options you would like to apply.

To disregard HTML formatting and display plain text, click Disable HTML in this
message.

To add your electronic signature at the bottom of the message, click Append
Signature.
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To ensure that the site participant receives email notification of your private
message, click Send high-priority email notification. The site participant will receive
email notification even if that user did not select the notification option in the My Profile
settings.
5.
To attach a file with your message, click Attach Files. Reggienet displays the File
Attachment Panel.
6.
To see a preview of your message before you send it, click Preview. To send your
message, click Submit. Reggienet sends your private message to the user and displays this
screen:
7.
To exit, click Discussion List at the bottom of the message. Reggienet displays the
Discussion Forums home page.
Other Options for Sending a Private Message
You have other options for sending a private message:

To create a private message in response to a specific discussion message, access that
message and click PM.

To send a private message from your Inbox, click newpm. When Reggienet displays the
New Private Message display, select the appropriate users(s) from the To user box.

To reply to a private message, click the Quote button on the message display. The
system will copy the original text of the message into the Message body. Add your response
after that text.
Working with Messages You Have Sent
Private messages that you have sent are stored in your Sent box. To access these messages,
access the Discussion Forums tool and follow these steps:
1.
Click Private Messages in the Options area at the top of the screen.
Reggienet displays your In box.
2.
3.
Click the Sent Box icon.
Reggienet displays your Sent box. This screen lists the messages you have sent to
others. The format of this screen is the same as the one for your Inbox, and you have the same
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options for working with the messages. For information on working with your Inbox, see
Reading and Working with Messages You Have Received.
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Course Mail (Messages)
The Course Mail tool allows you to send and receive messages to and from other site
participants. It handles messages between site members only. This tool offers several valuable
options.

Send to individuals, groups, or all site members: Using this tool, you may send mail to
an individual, a select number of individuals, a select number of groups, or all participants on
the site.

Organization of messages: By default, the tool provides four folders in which you may
store email—“Received,” “Sent,” “Deleted,” and “Draft.” You may create other folders if you
wish.

Notifications on site home page: On the site home page, you can see how many unread
messages you have.

Forwarding: You have the option of having Reggienet automatically forward your
messages to another email address.

Breadcrumb trail: When you are working in a folder or a message in a folder, a
breadcrumb trail near the top of the screen shows your location. You can return to any location
shown there by clicking on a breadcrumb.
Accessing the Course Mail (Messages) Tool
To access this tool, click Course Mail in the Communication menu on the left side of your
screen. Reggienet displays the Course Mail home page.
By default, your messages are sorted into four folders—“Received,” “Sent,” “Deleted,” and
“Draft.” For each folder, you can see a count of the messages it contains. For the Received
folder, you can also see how many messages have arrived that you have not yet read.
Sending a Message
To send a message to one or more other site participants, access the Course Mail tool and
follow these steps:
1.
If the Course Mail home page is not displayed and the screen you are viewing does not
contain a Compose Message link in the menu near the top of the screen (all views of the
contents of folders have this button), click the Reset button to display the home page.
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Click the Compose Message link.
Reggienet displays the Compose a Message screen.
3.
4.
In the To box, click to select recipients for the message. You may select all participants
in a particular role and/or specific individuals.

To select consecutive names in the list, click the first name, hold down the SHIFT
key, and click the last name.

To select multiple names that are not contiguous, click the first name, hold down the
CTRL key, and click each of the other names you want.
To send a copy of this message to a recipient’s external email address, check Send Cc.
Note: If you check the Send Cc option, a copy of this message will be sent to the email
address the recipient has specified in the Account tool.
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5.
To change the priority of the message, select the appropriate level from the Label
pulldown list.
6.
In the Subject box, enter the subject of your message. An entry in this box is required.
7.
In the Message box, enter message text. Use the icons and pulldown lists to format the
text and link to other online content as appropriate. For information on using these options, see
Using the Rich Text Editor.
8.
To add one or more attachments to this message, click Add attachments and follow
the instructions in Adding an Attachment.
9.
To send the message, click Send. Reggienet sends the message and displays the Course
Mail home page. To preview the message before sending, click Preview and then Send. To
save a draft of the message, click Save Draft. Reggienet saves the message in the “Drafts”
folder. Or, to return to the home page without sending or saving the message, click Cancel.
Restricting/Allowing Sending to Email Addresses
As a site owner, you may change the setting that controls whether the tool will allow users to
send copies of messages to recipients’ email addresses. The setting controls this option for all
users in your site. You may want to enable it if users don’t check messages on this site often.
You may want to disable it to avoid overloading your institution’s email system.
To turn this setting on or off, access the Course Mail tool and follow these steps:
1.
2.
If the Course Mail home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
Click the Settings link in the menu bar near the top of the screen. Reggienet displays
the Course Mail – Settings screen.
3.
Choose one of the following options:


4.
To allow users to send copies of messages to the recipients’ email addresses, click
the Yes option in the top set of radio buttons.
To turn this capability off, click No.
To save the new settings, click the Save Settings button. Or to exit without changing
the settings, click Cancel. Reggienet displays the Course Mail home page.
Turning Auto Forwarding On and Off
As a site participant, you have the option of automatically forwarding all of the messages you
receive in this tool to an alternate email address. You may want to use this feature if you do not
check your messages on this site regularly.
To turn auto forwarding on or off, access the Course Mail tool and follow these steps:
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1.
2.
If the Course Mail home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
Click the Settings link in the menu bar near the top of the screen. Reggienet displays
the Course Mail – Settings screen.
3.
Choose one of the following options:


4.
To turn automatic forwarding on, click Yes for Auto Forward Messages. In the
Email address for forwarding box, enter the destination email address you want to use.
To turn auto forwarding off, click No for Auto Forward Messages.
To save the new settings, click the Save Settings button. Or to exit without changing
the settings, click Cancel. Reggienet displays the Course Mail home page.
Reading Messages
To read your messages, access the Course Mail tool and follow these steps:
1.
2.
If the Course Mail home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
To open a folder, click its name. Reggienet displays a list of messages in the folder. If
you click the “Received” folder, you might see a screen similar to the following:
For each message, you can see the subject, the author, the date it was sent, and its priority. In
addition:

Boldface type indicates an unread message.

Normal type indicates a message that you have read.
Tip: If you select a message (by clicking on its checkbox) and click Mark Read, Reggienet
displays the message in normal type. If you click Mark Unread, Reggienet displays the
message in boldface type.

A paperclip icon
attachment.
to the left of the subject indicates a message that contains an

An entry in the Label box indicates whether the sender considers this message to be
high, normal, or low priority.
By default, the messages are arranged chronologically, by date and time, with the most recent
listed first.
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Find the message you want to read. When you have many messages in a folder, you
may not immediately see the message you want. You have these options for finding the
message:

Use any of the standard options for filtering, sorting, searching, and paging through
the list. For information on working with these options, see Working with Lists.

Specify additional search options by using the advanced search feature. For
information, see Using Advanced Search.
4.
Open the message by clicking its subject. Reggienet displays the message you chose.
5.
To view an attachment, click its name in the Attachments display.
6.
To read other messages in this folder without returning to the list of messages on the
preceding screen, click Previous Message or Next Message, as needed.
Using Advanced Search
The Course Mail tool has an advanced search feature that allows you to search for messages
based on the subject, author's name, date, priority, or text in the message itself. To perform an
advanced search, access the folder you want to search and follow these steps:
1.
Click on the Advanced Search link under the Search for text box.
Reggienet displays additional search boxes.
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By default, Reggienet searches in the Subject box only.
2.
To search in other boxes, check the box(es) for the field you want to search.
3.
To search for messages by date, check Date Range and choose one of these options:
4.

To search for messages sent since a particular date, enter that date in the Begin
Date box or click to select the date from the
calendar.

To search for messages sent before a particular date, enter that date in the End
Date box or click to select the date from the
calendar.
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To search within a range of dates, enter both a beginning and ending date.

To search for messages sent on a specific date, enter that date in both date boxes.
Click the Search button. Reggienet displays a list containing all messages that match
the search criteria you specified.
Replying to a Message
To reply to a message, access the message to which you want to reply and follow these steps:
1.
Depending on whether you want to reply to the sender alone or to all recipients of the
message, click the Reply or Reply to all button above or below the message. Reggienet
displays the Reply to Message screen.
The top part of the screen looks like this:
Notice that Reggienet has automatically entered the name of the person to whom you are
replying and the subject. Because this is a reply, the subject begins with “Re:”
The bottom part of the screen looks like this:
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It includes a place to enter message text and a means of adding attachments.
Notice that Reggienet has automatically entered a copy of the email text to which you are
replying, along with the date and time of the email and the name of the person who sent it.
2.
Follow the instructions in Sending a Message, beginning with step 4. You also have these
options:

If you clicked the Reply button, select from the Select Additional Recipients list
to send your reply to others.

If you clicked the Reply to all button, select from the Select Forward Recipients
list to forward your reply to others.
Forwarding a Message
To forward a message, access it and follow these steps:
1.
Click the Forward button above or below the message. Reggienet displays the Forward
Message screen. It is very similar to the Reply to Message screen. Because this is a forwarded
message, its subject begins with “FW:”
2.
In the Select Forward Recipients box, select the roles or individuals to whom you want
to forward the message.
3.
Follow the instructions in Sending a Message, beginning with step 4.
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Moving a Message to another Folder
To move a message to another folder, access the message you want to move and follow these
steps:
1.
2.
3.
Click the Move to folder button above or below the message. Reggienet displays the
Move Message To screen.
Click to select the folder to which you want to move the message.
To move the message, click Move Messages. Reggienet moves the message and
displays the Course Mail home page. Or, to return to the message without moving it to another
folder, click Cancel.
Moving Multiple Messages To/From a Folder
To move more than one message from one folder to another, access the folder in which the
messages are currently stored and follow these steps:
1.
Either select all messages by clicking Check All in the header or select individual
messages by checking boxes for them.
2.
Click the Move link above the header. Reggienet displays the Course Mail home page.
3.
Click to select the folder to which you want to move the message.
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To move the message, click Move Messages. Reggienet moves the message and
displays the Course Mail home page. Or, to return to the folder without moving any messages,
click Cancel.
Deleting Messages
To delete one or more messages, either display a message you want to delete or access the
folder the message(s) are in and follow these steps:
1.
Choose the applicable option:


If you are displaying a single message, click the Delete button.
If you are displaying the contents of a folder, either select all messages by clicking
Check All in the header or select individual messages by checking boxes for them. Then
click the Delete link above the header. Reggienet moves the message(s) to the Deleted
folder and displays a confirmation message.
Warning: Items in the Deleted folder have not been permanently deleted. This folder is simply
a holding place for items you intend to delete.
2.
To permanently delete items from Reggienet, access the Deleted folder.
3.
Either select all messages by clicking Check All in the header or select individual
messages by checking boxes for them.
4.
Click the Delete icon above the header. Reggienet displays a confirmation screen. The
screen lists each message you have selected for permanent removal.
5.
Click the Delete Message(s) button. Reggienet deletes the message(s) and displays
the list of messages remaining in the Delete folder again. Or, to return to that display without
deleting any messages, click Cancel.
Working with Folders
Creating a Folder
The Course Mail tool allows you to create folders to organize your messages. To create a folder,
access the Course Mail tool and follow these steps:
1.
2.
3.
If the Course Mail home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
Click New Folder in the menu bar near the top of the screen. Reggienet displays the
Create Folder screen.
In the Folder Title box, enter a name for the folder.
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To add the folder, click Add. Reggienet displays the Course Mail home page, and the
new folder is listed on the screen. Or to return to the home page without adding a folder, click
Cancel.
Creating a Subfolder
To create a folder within another folder, access the Course Mail tool and follow these steps:
1.
2.
If the Course Mail home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
Find the folder in which you want to create a subfolder, and click the Folder Settings
link to the far right of the name.
Reggienet displays the Folder Settings screen.
3.
Click the Add button. Reggienet displays the Create Folder screen.
4.
Follow the instructions in Creating a Folder, steps 3 – 4.
Changing a Folder or Subfolder’s Name
To rename a folder or subfolder, access the Course Mail tool and follow these steps:
1.
If the Course Mail home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2.
Find the folder or subfolder you want to rename and click the Folder Settings link for
it.
3.
When Reggienet displays the Folder Settings screen, click the Rename Folder button.
Reggienet displays the Rename Messages Folder screen.
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4.
5.
Change the name in the Folder Title box. An entry in this box is required.
To save your changes, click Save Settings. Reggienet displays the Folder Settings
screen again, and the changed folder name is shown there. Or to return to that screen without
making changes, click Cancel.
Deleting a Folder or Subfolder
Warning: When you delete a folder or subfolder, you also permanently delete all messages in
it. If you want to save some of these messages, move them to another folder before deleting
this folder.
To delete a folder or subfolder, access the Course Mail tool and follow these steps:
1.
If the Course Mail home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2.
Find the folder you want to delete and click the Folder Settings link for it.
3.
When Reggienet displays the Folder Settings screen, click the Delete button. Reggienet
displays a Delete confirmation screen.
4.
To delete the folder and all of the messages in it, click Delete. Reggienet displays the
Course Mail home page, and the folder name is no longer shown in the list. Or to return to
Folder Settings screen without making changes, click Cancel.
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Email Tool (Mailtool)
The Email Tool allows you to send email from your course, project, or portfolio site to anyone,
whether they belong to your site or not. Using this tool, you may:

Choose to send email to all participants in any given role, section, or group, or to
individual site participants whom you select. You may also send email to people who are not
site participants.

Set defaults for your emails, such as allowing reply to sender or allowing no reply,
sending a copy to your own email address and/or the Email Archive tool, displaying invalid
emails, or displaying empty recipient groups.

Override the default settings as desired.
Accessing the Email Tool (Mailtool)
To access this tool, click Email Tool in the tools menu on the left side of your screen.
Reggienet displays the Email Tool home page.
Sending an Email
To send an email to one or more recipients, access the Email Tool and follow these steps:
1.
If the Email Tool home page is not displayed, click the Reset button to display it.
2.
In the To section, specify all appropriate site participants for which the email is intended
by selecting the Roles, Sections, or Groups link. Reggienet displays a checkbox for selecting
all users for a particular role, section or group. You may also click on a role, section, or group
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for a list of individual site participants. If you click on Roles, for example, and then click on
Student, your screen might look similar to this one:
3.
4.
Optionally, in the Add Other Recipients box, enter email addresses for recipients who
are not site members. Separate the entries with commas or semicolons.
Enter a subject in the Subject box.
5.
To attach one or more files to your email, click the Attach a file link and proceed as
instructed in Uploading a Local File. Click Attach another file after each addition.
6.
Enter the text of your email in the large box. Use the icons and pulldown lists to format
the text and link to other online content as appropriate. For information on using these options,
see Using the Rich Text Editor.
7.
If desired, change the default entries for Send me a copy and Add to Email Archive,
visible to all site participants. If you elect to add this email to the Email Archive, it will be
visible to all site participants via the Email Archive tool.
8.
To proceed, click Send Mail. Or, to clear the screen without sending the message, click
Cancel. If you send the email, Reggienet sends the message to all appropriate email addresses
and displays a confirmation message.
9.
Click OK. Reggienet displays the Mailsender home page.
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Changing Your Default Settings
To view and change your default settings for email sent from this tool, access the Email Tool
and follow these steps:
1.
2.
If the Email Tool home page is not displayed, click the Reset button to display it.
In the menu bar near the top of the screen, click Options. Reggienet displays the
Options screen.
3.
4.
Change the defaults as desired by changing the selections. Note the following:

If you choose Add to Email Archive, visible to all site participants, all
participants will be able to view your emails in the Email Archive tool.

If you select Do not allow reply, the default setting for your emails will not permit
recipients to reply to your emails. Otherwise, recipients will be able to reply.

If you choose Display empty recipient groups, Reggienet will display groups that
contain no members when you select “Groups” in the “To” section.
To change your default settings and return to the home page, click Update Defaults.
Or, to return to the home page without making changes, click Cancel.
Setting Email Tool (Mailtool) Permissions
To view and set permissions for the Email Tool, access the tool and follow these steps:
1.
2.
If the Email Tool home page is not displayed, click the Reset button to display it.
In the menu bar near the top of the screen, click Permissions. Reggienet displays the
Permissions screen.
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Select the appropriate permissions for each user role. You have the following options for
each role:
Permission
Description
eMailtool.admin
Users are allowed to choose default settings and set
permissions. Typically granted to the instructor and
teaching assistant roles. Note: if you grant this permission
to students, they will not have access to permissions when
using this tool.
eMailtool.send
Users are allowed to send emails. Typically granted to all
user roles.
To clear all permissions, click Reggienetar all link. To undo any changes you’ve made and
remain on the Permissions page, click the Undo changes link.
4.
If you want to save your changes, click Save. If you do not want to save your changes,
click Cancel. In either case, Reggienet displays the home page.
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Email Archive
The Email Archive tool allows site owners and site participants to send an email to all members
of the site (that is, to their “outside” email addresses) by sending email to the site’s email
address. As a site owner, you specify this address when you add the Email Archive tool to your
site (you may change the address within the tool). The tool also archives all email that has
been sent to this address for future reference.
As a member of a site, you may choose how often you want to receive email that has been sent
to Email Archive, as well as choose not to receive any email. To do so, use the Preferences
features of My Workspace. For more information, see Preferences.
The Email Archive tool has several features that make it especially handy:

Email listserv: If you are an instructor, you may use Email Archive to automatically
update the email list for your course site. As students drop or add the course, Reggienet
automatically drops or adds them to the list.

Email Preferences: If you participate in more than one site, you may choose to receive
email either as it is sent or in digest mode, with all posts for the day sent in a single email
message. To select one of these options, use the Preferences tool in My Workspace.

Consolidation: Depending on the settings selected for the tool, messages can be sent
from any external email program to the address of your site.

Search Capability: The Email Archive tool has a search feature that allows you to search
through your site's email by sender, subject, and date.

Attachment Link: The Email Archive uses links to handle attachments. Attachments are
stored on the Sakai server rather than being sent to each site participant separately. This
feature reduces storage requirements for attachments and email archiving.

User Permissions: As a site owner, you may grant permissions for how site participants
use the tool. If you’re an instructor, for example, you may want to allow students to both read
and send email messages, for two-way communication.

Integration with Email Tool: A site participant sending an email message in the Email
Tool can opt to have the email also sent to Email Archive. Note: users will only see this option
if Email Archive has been added to the site, and the email will only be sent to Email Archive if
users are authorized to send email to the tool.

Archive Only: Site owners may specify that messages sent to Email Archive are only
archived in the tool and not sent to site participants.
To access the Email Archive tool, click Email Archive in the tools menu on the left side of the
screen. Reggienet displays the Email Archive home page.
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Sending Mail to All Site Participants
Note: Site participants will only receive messages you send to Email Archive if they have opted
to do so in the Preferences tool in their My Workspace sites. For more information, see
Preferences.
If you are a site owner, you may send mail to the site's Email Archive. Site participants may
choose to read these mail messages in the site's Email Archive, or they may access them from
their own email client.
Site owners may also grant permission to site participants to send email to Email Archive, as
well as let anyone send email to the tool. When you access Email Archive, Reggienet displays a
message letting you know if you are authorized to send emails. If the site owner has specified
that only site participants may send emails, Reggienet also displays the email address from
which you are allowed to send.
There are two possible approaches to sending an email message to Email Archive:

If the site owner has specified that only site participants may send emails, you must
send your message from the allowed email address displayed on the tool home page.

If the site owner has specified that anyone may send an email, use the email program of
your choice.
In either case, send your email to the email address displayed in the Email Archive home page
by copying and pasting the address in the “To:” box of your email client, or directly clicking the
email address.
Note: You cannot send email to individual participants via the Email Archive tool. Messages
sent to the site's email address go to all participants.
Reading Messages in the Email Archive
Messages are sent to the email address listed in your user profile, so you do not need to log
into Reggienet to read your email. However, if you choose to read email from the Email Archive
itself, access the Email Archive tool and follow these steps:
1.
If desired:
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
Sort the messages by sender, subject, or date received and/or navigate through
pages of the list using the icons. For information, see Working with Lists.

Search the archive by entering one or more words of the subject or sender's name
into the Search box and clicking Search. Or, to clear your entry from the box and return to
the original display, click Clear Search.
When you locate the message you want to read, click its highlighted subject. Reggienet
displays the text of the message.
You now have these options:

To see the next or previous email in the list, click Next Email or Previous Email.

To see full headers for emails, click View Headers in the menu bar.

To hide full headers, click Hide Headers in the menu bar.

To remove a message from the archive (if you have permission), click Delete in the
menu bar. When Reggienet displays the confirmation screen, click Remove to complete the
deletion, or click Cancel to return to the message without deleting it.

To see a message that was originally in HTML or rich text format, view it in its
original format by clicking the link provided in the message.
Customizing Email Archive
If you are an instructor or site organizer, you have several options for customizing Email
Archive. To set these options, access the Email Archive home page and follow these steps:
1.
Click Options in the menu bar. Reggienet displays the Customize Email Archive screen.
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Under “Accept Messages From,” specify who may send messages to Email Archive by
clicking Anyone or Only site participants. Although accepting email from anyone is likely to
result in receiving spam, this setting enables collaboration with other sites and with individuals
outside the system, so it is useful in some situations.
Note: If you opt to let Email Archive accept email messages from anyone, site participants will
be able to send messages even if you have not granted them permission to do so.
3.
Under “Set the reply to address,” specify the “reply to” address that recipients will see
by clicking The email archive or Leave as the original sender.
4.
Under “Send messages to,” specify if messages users send to Email Archive are sent to
site participants or only archived in the tool, by clicking Site participants who have not
opted out or Do not send to site participants – just archive them.
Note: Site participants will only receive messages you send to Email Archive if they have opted
to do so in the Preferences tool in their My Workspace sites. For more information, see
Preferences.
5.
6.
In the Site Email Address box, enter the appropriate information that will precede
the “@” symbol. (Note: this information is required when you add Email Archive to your site,
but you may change it here.)
Click Update Options. Reggienet displays the Email Archive home page.
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Changing Permissions for
Using the Email Archive Tool
If you are an instructor or site organizer, you may change the user permissions for email
access. For example, you may want to allow students to post email to the site, in order to
enable two-way communication, rather than using the tool strictly for one-way communication.
Note: If you opt to let Email Archive accept email messages from anyone, as explained in
Customizing Email Archive, site participants will be able to send messages even if you have not
granted them permission to do so.
To change permissions, access the Email Archive tool and follow these steps:
1.
If you do not see the Email Archive menu bar, click the Reset button.
2.
Click the Permissions button on the menu bar. Reggienet displays the Permissions
screen.
3.
Referring to the table below, check boxes to set the appropriate permissions for
participants in each role.
4.
Permission
Meaning
Read email in the
archive
Users can read emails sent to the site.
Send email to the
site
Users can send emails to the site.
Delete any email
in the archive
Users can delete emails sent to the site.
To save your changes, click Save. Reggienet displays the Email Archive home page. Or,
to return to the home page without saving your changes, click Cancel.
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Chat Rooms (Chat Room)
The Chat Rooms tool allows you to exchange text messages in real time with other site
participants who are currently online. These online conversations offer a forum for getting to
know other site participants, holding office hours online (assuming you do not need privacy for
a meeting), providing tutoring, answering simple questions, and helping with homework. A chat
room may also provide a vehicle for you and other team members to meet with an expert in a
remote location, allow members of a study group to exchange information, and hold other realtime, unstructured conversations with users who are signed on at the same time.
Warning: Chat Room messages are not private. All users who are online and have read
permissions can view them. Reggienet saves chat messages indefinitely, but an instructor may
choose to limit the time period for which chat messages are displayed and may delete individual
messages from the site.
The Chat Rooms tool has the following important features.

Multiple active chat rooms: You may maintain one or more active chat rooms and
change the room you are viewing at any time.

Flexible default chat room: You may set any chat room as your default room and may
change this default at will.


Users present list: Users can see a list of other users who are currently on line in the
site.
Display options: Instructors can specify the number of messages that are displayed to
all participants or can allow participants to control the display on their own screens. All
participants can control the date/time display.

With appropriate permissions, site owners may clear the history for any chat room.

Archiving: All messages are archived indefinitely, until you delete them.
Accessing Chat
To access this tool, click on Chat Rooms in the tools menu on the left side of the screen.
Reggienet displays the Chat Rooms home page.
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This screen displays the latest messages in your default chat room. Here, you can both read
and enter messages. If you have sent any of the messages shown on the screen, your name is
shown in red. The names of other users are shown in other colors. The number of colors is
limited, so a color (other than red) may be assigned to multiple users.
On this screen, you can also see a list of all users who are currently in the chat room.
Warning: You cannot access the Chat Rooms tool without being listed as present on this
screen. Therefore, you cannot secretly monitor chat room conversations. Neither can you hold
private conversations in a chat room.
After accessing the home page, you may use the pulldown lists to change the display. For
instructions on changing the display, see Working with Lists.
Viewing Another Chat Room
If more than one chat room has been set up for your site, you may change the chat room you
are viewing at any time. To do so, follow these steps:
1.
2.
If the Chat Room home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
Click the Change Room button on the Chat Room menu bar. Reggienet displays the
Manage Rooms screen.
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Click the name of the chat room you want to view. Reggienet displays messages for that
chat room on the home page.
Note: Changing the chat room you are viewing does not change your default chat room. To
return to the default chat room, simply click the Reset button.
Changing Your Default Chat Room
If more than one chat room has been set up for your site, you may change your default chat
room at any time. To do so, access the Chat Rooms tool and follow these steps:
1.
If the Chat Rooms home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
35.
Click the Change Room button on the Chat Room menu bar. Reggienet displays the
Manage Rooms screen.
2.
Find the name of the chat room you want to set as the default, and click the Set as
Default link under this name. Reggienet makes this room the new default and displays the Set
as Default link under the name of the other chat rooms.
3.
To display the new default chat room, click the Back to room button.
Posting Chat Messages
By default, all site participants except guests can post messages. Guests can post messages
only if a site organizer or instructor has changed guest permissions to allow this activity.
To post a message in the chat room, access the Chat Rooms tool and follow these steps:
1.
If the Chat Rooms home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2.
Enter message text in the large white box at the bottom of the screen.
Note: The Chat Room tool does not recognize URLs as hotlinks. URLs are displayed as regular
text.
3.
To post your message, click Add message. To erase the message without sending it,
click Clear.
After you click Add message, Reggienet displays the message beneath any older messages in
the display.
Warning: Pressing Enter on your keyboard causes Reggienet to post the current chat
message, just as clicking Add message does.
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Deleting Chat Room Messages
In general, participants may delete their own messages, while site organizers and instructors
may delete any messages. To delete messages, display the appropriate chat room and follow
these steps:
1.
If the Chat Rooms home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2.
Click the trash can icon next to the message you want to delete.
Reggienet displays this window:
3.
To delete the message, click Delete. Or, to exit from the window without deleting the
message, click Cancel.
Warning: Deleted messages cannot be retrieved from the system.
Clearing History for a Chat Room
If you are a site organizer or instructor, you may clear the entire history for a chat room (that
is, delete all messages in the room). To do so, access the Chat Rooms tool and follow these
steps:
1.
If the Chat Rooms home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2.
Click the Options button on the Chat Rooms menu bar. Reggienet displays the Manage
Rooms screen.
3.
Under the name of the appropriate chat room, click Clear History. Reggienet displays a
delete confirmation message asking if you want to delete all messages from this chat room.
4.
To proceed, click the Delete button. Or, to exit without clearing history, click Cancel.
Reggienet displays the Manage Rooms screen again.
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Adding a Chat Room
Tip: Some browsers have difficulty displaying more than 35,000 characters on a single web
page. The longer a chat becomes, the more difficult it can be for a user to show all messages.
To improve performance, you may wish to create a new chat room or archive an older chat
room by cutting and pasting the messages into a Word document and posting it to an
appropriate folder in the Resources & Materials tool.
If you are a site organizer or instructor, you may add new chat rooms. To do so, access the
Chat Rooms tool and follow these steps:
1.
If the Chat Rooms home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
36.
Click the Options button on the Chat Room menu bar. Reggienet displays the Manage
Rooms screen.
2.
In the menu bar at the top of the screen, click Add Room. Reggienet displays the Add
Room screen.
3.
In the Title box, enter a title for the chat room. An entry in this field is required. In the
Description box, enter a description of the chat room and its purpose, if desired.
4.
Under the Recent Chat Display section, click a radio button to specify the number of
messages or days worth of messages you want to display by default. If appropriate, specify the
number of messages or days worth of messages to display.
5.
To allow participants to change the number of days or messages you have specified,
check Allow site participants to change the chat display settings for their own chat
window.
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6.
To save your work, click the Update Options button. Or, to exit without saving your
work, click Cancel. Reggienet displays the Manage Rooms screen again.
Note: When you add a second chat room, Reggienet displays a new button—Change Room—
in the menu bar at the top of the screen. This button performs the same function as the
Options button. It is not displayed when there is only one chat room on your site.
Editing Information about a Chat Room
If you are a site organizer or instructor, you may change the title, description, and display
options for a chat room. To make these changes, access the Chat Rooms tool and follow these
steps:
1.
If the Chat Rooms home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2.
Click the Change Room button on the Chat Room menu bar. Reggienet displays the
Manage Rooms screen.
3.
Find the name of the chat room you want to change and click the Edit link under its
name. Reggienet displays the Edit Room screen. Except for its name, this screen is identical to
the Add Room screen.
4.
Follow the instructions for Adding a Chat Room, steps 4–7.
Changing Permissions for
Using the Chat Rooms (Chat Room) Tool
Warning: Changing permissions for the Chat Rooms tool changes permissions for all chat
rooms on your site. You cannot change permissions for only one room.
If you are an instructor or site organizer, you may change permissions associated with the Chat
Rooms tool at any time.
By default, any participant in a site can read and post chat messages. They may also delete
their own messages. Only instructors or site organizers may create, change, and delete chat
rooms and delete messages created by any user.
To change the default permission settings for users in a given role, access the Chat Rooms tool
and follow these steps:
1.
If the Chat Rooms home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2.
Click Permissions in the menu bar. Reggienet displays a permissions list like this one:
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Check appropriate boxes to set permissions. You have the following options for each
role.
4.
Permission
Description
Read chat
messages
A user is allowed to view chat room messages.
Post chat
messages
A user is allowed to create new chat room messages.
Delete any chat
messages
A user is allowed to delete chat room messages created by others
and clear history.
Delete own
chat messages
A user is allowed to delete only those chat room messages he or
she has created.
Delete a chat
room
A user is allowed to delete chat rooms.
Create a new
chat room
A user is allowed to create chat rooms.
Set chat room
options
A user is allowed to change chat rooms.
After selecting the desired permissions, click Save. Or, to exit without saving these
changes, click Cancel.
Note: The permission changes you have entered take effect immediately.
Hiding Chat Messages
You may hide chat messages in either of two ways:

Turn the Chat Rooms tool off by removing it from your site so that no one has access to
it.
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
Change the permissions so only users in specific roles can read chat.
Creating Chat Archives in Resources & Materials
To copy a chat, access the Chat Rooms tool, and follow these steps:
1.
If the Chat Rooms home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2.
Scroll to the top of the chat room and click and drag to select all messages.
3.
Copy and paste the messages to MS Word or Note Pad.
4.
Store the file in Resources & Materials. To add a file to Resources & Materials, see
Adding Files. This step allows users to easily view, search, and print conversations that took
place in a chat room.
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Tools
Modules (Lessons)
253
Accessing the Modules (Lessons) Tool ................................................................................. 253
Displaying the List of Sections in a Module ..............................................................254
Displaying the Managing Options Screen................................................................. 254
Seeing Modules from a Student's Perspective .........................................................254
Adding a Module .................................................................................................................... 255
Step 1: Adding a Module Page ................................................................................. 255
Step 2: Adding Content Sections .............................................................................. 257
Editing a Module .................................................................................................................... 263
Adding and Changing the Next Step in a Module .................................................................. 265
Duplicating a Module.............................................................................................................. 266
Printing Modules .................................................................................................................... 267
Deleting a Module or Section ................................................................................................. 267
Deleting a Module ..................................................................................................... 267
Deleting a Section ..................................................................................................... 268
Managing Your Modules ........................................................................................................ 269
Managing Content ..................................................................................................... 270
Creating Subsections ................................................................................................271
Promoting Subsections .............................................................................................272
Archiving Modules ..................................................................................................... 273
Reactivating Archived Modules................................................................................. 273
Reordering Modules .................................................................................................. 274
Reordering Sections ................................................................................................. 275
Exporting Modules .................................................................................................... 275
Importing Modules .................................................................................................... 276
Moving Sections ........................................................................................................ 277
Setting Preferences................................................................................................................ 277
For Students: Working with Modules .....................................................................................278
Displaying Modules ................................................................................................... 279
Printing Modules ....................................................................................................... 280
Changing the Display on the Modules Home Page .................................................. 281
Web Content
282
Accessing a Web Content Tool..............................................................................................282
Adding a Web Content Tool ................................................................................................... 283
Changing a Web Content Tool...............................................................................................284
Deleting a Web Content Tool ................................................................................................. 285
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Resources & Materials (Resources)
286
Accessing the Resources & Materials (Resources) Home Page .......................................... 286
Viewing the List and Accessing Folder Content .................................................................... 288
Accessing a Resource ........................................................................................................... 289
Adding Resources .................................................................................................................. 289
Adding Folders .......................................................................................................... 290
Adding Files .............................................................................................................. 292
Adding a Citation List and Citations .......................................................................... 295
Adding URLs (Links to Web Sites)............................................................................ 302
Adding an HTML Page ..............................................................................................305
Adding a Simple Text Document .............................................................................. 308
Adding Form Items .................................................................................................... 311
Adding SCORM Content ...........................................................................................314
Adding Links to Google Documents.......................................................................... 315
Changing the Content of Resources ......................................................................................318
Changing URLs, HTML Pages, Simple Text Documents, and Form Items .............. 318
Working with Citation Lists ........................................................................................318
Changing the Content of an Uploaded File ...............................................................320
Editing in Google Docs .............................................................................................321
Changing Other Information for a Resource .......................................................................... 322
Deleting a Resource............................................................................................................... 324
Moving a Resource ................................................................................................................ 325
Copying a Resource............................................................................................................... 325
Duplicating a Resource .......................................................................................................... 326
Reordering Resources ........................................................................................................... 327
Changing Types of Resources Allowed ................................................................................. 327
Changing Permissions for Using the Resources & Materials (Resources) Tool ................... 328
Changing Permissions at the Tool Level .................................................................. 328
Changing Permissions for a Folder........................................................................... 329
Uploading/Downloading Multiple Resources ......................................................................... 331
Things You Must Know Before Setting up WebDAV ................................................ 331
Finding Your Site URL ..............................................................................................332
Setting up WebDAV in Windows 7 and Windows Vista ............................................ 332
Setting up WebDAV in Windows XP ......................................................................... 334
Setting up WebDAV in Mac OS 10.4 or Later...........................................................338
Setting up WebDAV in Mac OS 10.3 or Earlier ........................................................339
Tests & Quizzes
341
Accessing the Tests & Quizzes Tool .....................................................................................342
Creating and Working With Assessment Types .................................................................... 343
Creating an Assessment Type .................................................................................. 343
Changing an Assessment Type ................................................................................ 347
Deleting an Assessment Type .................................................................................. 347
Creating an Assessment (Standard Approach) ..................................................................... 348
Naming the Assessment ...........................................................................................348
Configuring Settings for an Assessment................................................................... 349
Creating a Part or Parts for the Assessment ............................................................353
Creating Questions for the Assessment ................................................................... 357
Creating an Assessment (Create Using Markup Text) ..........................................................370
Changing an Unpublished Assessment ................................................................................. 372
Changing a Published Assessment .......................................................................................373
Changing Assessment Settings ................................................................................ 373
Changing Questions ................................................................................................. 373
Changing the Order of Questions or Parts ...............................................................375
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Previewing an Assessment .................................................................................................... 375
Publishing an Assessment ..................................................................................................... 376
Giving an Assessment ........................................................................................................... 378
Working with Student Scores and Answers to Individual Questions ..................................... 378
Displaying Total Scores ............................................................................................378
Grading Short Answer/Essay and File Upload Questions ........................................ 379
Adjusting a Total Score and Adding a Comment ......................................................380
Exporting Student Responses for an Assessment ................................................... 380
Displaying Submission Status................................................................................... 381
Contacting Students .................................................................................................. 381
Allowing Students to Retake an Assessment ...........................................................383
Displaying Questions and Responses ...................................................................... 383
Downloading All Uploaded Files for File Upload Questions ..................................... 384
Adjusting a Question Score and Adding a Comment ............................................... 385
Displaying Statistics .................................................................................................. 385
Displaying Item Analysis ...........................................................................................387
Retracting a Published Assessment ......................................................................................388
Printing or Downloading an Assessment ............................................................................... 389
Deleting an Assessment ........................................................................................................ 390
Exporting and Importing an Assessment ............................................................................... 390
Exporting an Assessment .........................................................................................390
Importing an Assessment .........................................................................................391
Working with Question Pools ................................................................................................. 392
Viewing and Finding Question Pools and Subpools ................................................. 393
Adding a Question Pool (Standard Approach)..........................................................394
Adding a Question Pool (Create Using Markup Text)............................................... 395
Importing an Assessment as a Question Pool ..........................................................395
Adding a Question Subpool ......................................................................................396
Moving a Pool or Subpool .........................................................................................396
Copying a Pool or Subpool .......................................................................................397
Sharing a Question Pool ...........................................................................................397
Deleting Pools ........................................................................................................... 398
Adding Questions to a Pool or Subpool .................................................................... 399
Editing Questions in a Pool or Subpool .................................................................... 401
Copying and Moving Questions Between Pools/Subpools ....................................... 402
Removing Questions from a Pool or Subpool...........................................................403
Copying a Question from a Question Pool to an Assessment.................................. 403
Creating a Random-Draw Assessment Entirely from a Question Pool ................... 404
For Students: Taking an Assessment .................................................................................... 404
Resume Taking a Saved Assessment ...................................................................... 408
Displaying Your Grade and Feedback ...................................................................... 408
Assignments
410
Assignments Tool Workflow ................................................................................................... 411
Accessing the Assignments Home Page ............................................................................... 411
Instructor Activities ................................................................................................................. 412
Viewing the List and Finding an Assignment ............................................................412
Reordering the Assignment List ................................................................................ 414
Creating a New Assignment .....................................................................................414
Changing an Assignment ..........................................................................................420
Deleting an Assignment ............................................................................................420
Duplicating an Assignment .......................................................................................421
Linking an Assignment to a Matrix Cell..................................................................... 422
Viewing Turnitin Reports ...........................................................................................423
Viewing and Grading Submissions ........................................................................... 424
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Managing the Display of Submissions ...................................................................... 429
Releasing All Grades at Once................................................................................... 429
Downloading All Assignments................................................................................... 429
Uploading All Assignments .......................................................................................430
Creating a Grade Report...........................................................................................432
Assigning Permissions for Using the Assignments Tool .......................................... 432
Student Activities.................................................................................................................... 434
Viewing Assignments and Grades ............................................................................ 434
Working on and Submitting an Assignment ..............................................................436
Resubmitting an Assignment .................................................................................... 437
Viewing an Assignment Linked to a Matrix ...............................................................439
Viewing a Turnitin Report............................................. Error! Bookmark not defined.
Viewing Grades and Comments ............................................................................... 439
File Drop (Drop Box)
441
Blogs
443
Accessing the Blogs Tool ....................................................................................................... 443
Viewing Blogs of Other Users ................................................................................................444
Leaving Comments for Blog Entries ......................................................................................445
Adding an RSS feed for a Blog ..............................................................................................446
Viewing and Managing Your Blog Entries ............................................................................. 447
Adding a Blog Entry ............................................................................................................... 447
Editing a Blog Entry................................................................................................................ 448
Removing a Blog Entry .......................................................................................................... 449
Creating or Editing your Blog Profile ......................................................................................449
Setting User Permissions ....................................................................................................... 450
Polls
452
Accessing the Polls Tool ........................................................................................................ 452
Adding a Poll ..........................................................................................................................452
Editing a Poll ..........................................................................................................................455
Deleting a Poll ........................................................................................................................457
Displaying Poll Results .......................................................................................................... 457
Voting ..................................................................................................................................... 458
Assigning Permissions for the Polls Tool ............................................................................... 458
News
460
Viewing News.........................................................................................................................460
Changing a News Link ........................................................................................................... 461
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Modules (Lessons)
If you are an instructor, the Modules (Lessons) tool allows you to create content modules for a
course or project. Each module represents a unit of content. You may use the tool to create a
module for each section of a course or project or to capture lecture or seminar content on an ad
hoc basis.
Each module is made up of two parts:

A module page: Here, you assign a title to the module, set the open dates, and choose a
copyright license. The module page is much like the title page of a document.

One or more content section pages: These pages contain the content of the module. The
number of content section pages depends on how you want to organize the information you are
presenting. If you have a short topic, you may only want one section in your module. If your
lesson or lecture is long, you may want to break it up into several sections for easier viewing.
If you are a student, the Modules tool allows you to view lesson modules your instructor has
created.
Tip: When you are viewing a module that has multiple sections, you can easily navigate to
other sections within the module by using breadcrumb links.
Accessing the Modules (Lessons) Tool
To access the Modules tool, click Modules in the tools menu on the left side of your screen.
Reggienet displays the Modules home page.
If you are an instructor, you will see the home page shown here. The instructor's home page is
also known as the Authoring Options screen. If you are a student, refer to For Students:
Working with Modules for more information.
The Authoring Options screen lists the modules for this course that have been created so far in
Modules. It also shows the start and end date and time for each module.
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Displaying the List of Sections in a Module
Each module on the home page is made up of one or more content sections.
To see the sections in a module, click the triangle icon next to the module name. Reggienet
displays the sections beneath that name.
To return to the list of modules, click the triangle icon again. Reggienet displays the usual view
of the home page.
Another option is to display all sections in all modules. To do so, simply click the
left of the Title column header above the list itself.
icon to the
Displaying the Managing Options Screen
The Modules tool allows you to manage the modules in your course or project in several ways.
You may restore inactive modules to the active list, sort modules and sections of modules,
change the label of a module, and import and export modules.
To do any of these things, you must first display the Managing Options screen. To display this
screen, access the Modules tool and follow these steps:
1.
If the home page (Authoring Options screen) is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2.
Click the Manage button near the top of the screen. Reggienet displays the Managing
Options screen.
Seeing Modules from a Student's Perspective
If you are an instructor, you may view module content from a student's perspective. To do so,
access the Modules tool and follow these steps:
1.
Click the View button near the top of the screen. Reggienet displays the Viewing
Student Side screen.
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If desired, choose a module and step through it just as a student would.
3.
To return to the Authoring Options screen, click the Author button.
Adding a Module
Creating a module is a two-step process. First, you add the module page for the module as a
whole. Then, you add one or more content sections.
Step 1: Adding a Module Page
To add a module page, access the Modules tool and follow these steps:
1.
If the Modules home page (the Authoring Options screen) is not displayed, click the
Reset button.
2.
Click the Add Module link near the top of the screen. Reggienet displays the Adding
Module screen.
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3.
Referring to the table below, enter information for the new module.
Field Name
Entry
Module Title
Enter a title for the module. Required. Your entry cannot be less than 5 or
more than 50 characters long. Titles can be a combination of alphabetic
characters and numerals. Special characters, such as &, * or %, are not
allowed.
Description/
Overview or
Objectives
Enter a description or overview of the module and/or its objectives. This
entry must be less than 700 characters.
Keywords
Enter one or more keywords to help participants search for this module.
Your entry must be less than 250 characters. Use commas to separate
words.
Added by
System-generated entry containing your name. If you or someone else
later changes the module, the appropriate name will be added as an
author.
Term/Year
System-generated entry.
Start Date
Enter a start date for the module by typing a date and time in the format
shown in the box. You may also click the calendar
icon to select a
date. If you do not set the start date and time, the system sets the start
date and time as today (module creation date) at 8:00 a.m.
End Date
Enter an end date for the module by typing a date and time in the format
shown in the box. You may also click the calendar
icon to select a
date. If you do not set the end date and time, the system sets the end date
and time as today (module creation date) at 8:00 a.m.
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To add the module page, click Add. Or, to return to the Modules home page (Authoring
Options screen) without adding this module page, click Cancel.
If you clicked Add, Reggienet displays this message:
At this point, you have added only the module page portion of the module.
5.
To add content for this module, follow the instructions in Step 2: Adding Content
Sections. Or, to return to the Authoring Options screen without adding content sections at this
time, click Return to Modules.
Step 2: Adding Content Sections
You do not need to add content sections when you create the module page. Instead, you may
return to the module to add content sections at any time. To add content sections, access the
Modules tool and follow these steps:
1.
Depending on your location in the Modules tool, choose the appropriate option:

If you have added the module page for this module and Reggienet is displaying the
"Module page added" confirmation message, click Add Content Sections.

If you have just added or edited another section, click the Add Another Section
link just below the Compose Content box.

Otherwise, access the Authoring screen as instructed in Step 1: Adding a Module
Page, steps 1 and 2, and click the name of the module to which you want to add content
and click the Add Content link (
) near the top of the screen.
Reggienet displays the Adding Section screen.
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2.
Referring to the table below, enter information for this section of the module.
3.
Field Name
Entry
Section Title
Enter a title for this content section. Required; the entry cannot be less than 5
or more than 50 characters long. Titles can be a combination of alphabetic
characters and numerals. Special characters, such as &, * or %, are not
allowed.
Added by
System-generated entry containing your name. If you or someone else
created or changed the module, the appropriate name is displayed here.
Instructions
Enter instructions for the student.
Modality
Indicate the media with which the content is delivered, checking all media that
apply. The options are Textual content (text based), Visual content (Flash
files, images, etc.), and Auditory content (Sound files, such as .wav files).
For Content Type, check the source(s) of your content in the list.

To enter text, select Compose content with editor and proceed to step 4, below.

To get the section's content from a file, click Upload or link to a file and proceed to
step 5, below.

To get the section's content from any online material for which you have a URL, click
Link to new or existing URL resource on server and proceed to step 6, below.
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To get the section's content from a file in the Resources & Materials tool, click
Upload or link to a file in Resources & Materials and proceed to step 9, below.
Note: The option for Link to URL resource on server is not functioning in 2.5.3.
4.
If you chose Compose content with editor in Step 3, enter your content in the large
white box that is displayed. Use the icons and pulldown lists to format the text as appropriate.
Note that, if desired, you can compose new content (text, HTML, etc.) in other sources, such as
Word, the Web, etc., and paste it here as well as type text directly into the box.
Your institution may provide the optional Sferyx rich text editor, which includes a MathML editor
for creating formulas and equations. To compose content with this editor, first select it as
instructed in Setting Preferences.
5.
If you chose Upload or link to a file in step 3, Reggienet displays two new prompts:
Click Select, click the Browse button displayed, and select the file as usual. If you want the
file to be displayed in a new window (rather than in the same window as other Modules tool
display), check the Open in new window? box shown above.
Note: If the file you are uploading contains embedded attached images (as many HTML files
have), they will not be uploaded along with the text. After uploading the file, use the rich text
editor to insert the images.
6.
7.
If you chose Link to new or existing URL resource on server in step 3, Reggienet
displays the fields shown below.
Click the Select link. Reggienet displays the Selecting Content screen.
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The top portion of this screen provides fields for adding a new URL for use in lessons. The
bottom portion lists URLs you have already added for use in lessons.
Either:

Type a new URL in the Provide new URL box, enter a descriptive name for it in the
URL Title box, and if you want the web page to be displayed in a new window (rather than
in the same window as other Modules tool display), check the Open in new window? box.
Then click Continue. When Reggienet displays the Adding Section screen again, click the
Add button at that bottom of the screen.

Select an item you’ve added previously by clicking the link to me icon for the
desired item in the Select an Item section of the screen. Then click Continue. When
Reggienet displays the Adding Section screen again, if you want the web page to be
displayed in a new window (rather than in the same window as other Modules tool display),
check the Open in new window? box. Then click the Add button at that bottom of the
screen.
8.
In the Properties section of the screen, enter a description for the link if desired.
9.
If you chose Upload or link to a file in Resources & Materials in step 3, Reggienet
displays a new prompt:
10.
Click Select. Reggienet displays the Add Attachment screen, with a list of available
resource items in the current site and other sites you own:
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Click Select for an existing resource item, or use the Add dropdown menu to add a new
resource item to a folder. For more information about adding a resource item, see Adding
Resources. Note: To remove a resource item you have added via the Modules tool, you must
access the Resources & Materials tool.
In either case, Reggienet displays the resource item to be attached:
Next, click Continue. Reggienet again displays the Adding Section screen with the selected
resource.
11.
Once you have created or selected the content you want to add, set the copyright status
to one of the following:

I have not determined copyright yet. This option requires no further action on
your part.

Copyright of Author: Any material that is published online is automatically
copyright-protected. No one other than you, the author of the material, can use, change, or
sell your content, whether you include a copyright notice or not. To retain full copyright of
your content, select Copyright of Author from the pulldown list. Reggienet displays this
statement:
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Specify the license holder and year to include in the statement displayed to users.

Public Domain: This option allows you to dedicate your content and digital
materials to the public domain. When you select the Public Domain option, Reggienet
displays this statement:
Specify the license holder and year to include in the statement displayed to users.

Creative Commons License: This option allows you to keep the copyright for your
work while allowing others to reuse your materials. When you choose the Creative
Commons License option, Reggienet displays a form asking you select the terms and
conditions of use for your materials:
Click the options you want to apply and specify the license holder and year to include in the
statement displayed to users.

Fair Use Exception: This option is appropriate if you do not own all the content of a
module that you are publishing and cannot claim or share the copyright. Such material is
subject to fair use exception when used for educational purposes with a restricted number
of students for a term. When you select this option, Reggienet displays this statement:
Specify the license holder and year to include in the statement displayed to users.
12.
After completing your work, choose one of these options:

To add this section to the module, click Add. Reggienet displays this confirmation
screen:
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To preview the section as it is displayed to students, add another section to the module, or
finish your work, click View Section, Add Another Section, or Finish, respectively.

To exit without saving your work, click Cancel. Reggienet displays the Modules home
page.
Editing a Module
Note: Only one instructor should work in any given module at one time. If you co-author
content, establish regular authoring times with your partner or split modules to avoid overwriting each other's work in error. If you both edit a module or section simultaneously, the
system displays the following message when trying to save content that was altered:
CAUTION! The properties of this module have been modified by another author
simultaneously. Please open a new browser window and log in again to access the most current
version of this module. You may make changes to this newer version.
To edit a module, access the Modules tool and follow these steps:
1.
If the Modules home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2.
Check the box for the module you want to edit and click Edit near the top of the screen.
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Reggienet displays the Editing Module screen.
This screen contains the same fields as the Adding Module screen, along with a Modified by
field. Reggienet automatically enters your name and the current date in this field to indicate
that you are editing the module.
3.
Make changes to the fields as necessary.
4.
Choose one of these options:

To save your changes and continue to display this screen, click Save. Reggienet
displays this message near the top of the screen:
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
To save your changes and add content sections to this module, click Add Content
Sections. Proceed as instructed in Step 2: Adding Content Sections.

To return to the Modules home page, click Cancel.
Adding and Changing the Next Step in a Module
The Modules tool contains a Next Steps feature that allows you to add instructions or
supplemental readings at the end of any module. This "next steps" material may direct students
to a quiz or assignment or may simply ask them to continue with the next module.
To add or change next steps, access the Modules home page as instructed in Accessing the
Modules Tool and follow these steps:
1.
If you are adding a next step, click the plus sign icon ( ) in the Actions column for
the appropriate module. Or, if you are editing existing next steps, click the magnifying glass
icon (
) in the same column.
Reggienet displays the What's Next screen.
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2.
3.
In the white box, enter information as appropriate to provide direction to students.
Click Save. Reggienet displays the Modules home page, including a magnifying glass
icon in the Next Steps column for the module. Or, to return to the home page without adding
or changing a next step, click Cancel.
After you have added a next step, when students access the module, they see a "What's next?"
message below the list of modules.
Duplicating a Module
Sometimes the best way to create a new module is to duplicate an existing module and make
changes to the duplicate. To duplicate a module, access the Modules tool and follow these
steps:
1.
2.
If the Modules home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
Find the module you want to duplicate and click the Duplicate icon for it in the Actions
column.
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Reggienet adds the duplicate module at the bottom of the screen, after the last module.
Printing Modules
To print the contents of a lesson module, access the Modules tool and follow these steps:
1.
2.
Find the module you want to print and click the Print icon (
) for it in the Actions
column on the far right. Reggienet displays the content in a new window.
Click the Print icon (
) in the top left corner of the new window.
Deleting a Module or Section
In the Modules tool, you may delete entire modules or specific sections of a module.
Deleting a Module
When you delete a module, all of its sections and related uploaded files are permanently
deleted. To delete an entire module, access the Modules tool and follow these steps:
1.
2.
If the Modules home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
Check the box for the module you want to delete and click the Delete button near the
top of the screen.
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Reggienet displays this message:
3.
To delete the module, click Continue. To return to the Modules home page without
deleting the module, click Cancel.
If you chose to continue, Reggienet displays this message:
4.
To return to the Modules home page, click Return to Modules.
Deleting a Section
To delete a section of a module, access the Modules tool and follow these steps:
1.
2.
If the Modules home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
Find the module that contains the section you want to delete and display the list of
sections in it according to the instructions in Displaying the List of Sections in a Module.
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Check the box for the section you want to delete and click the Delete button near the
top of the screen.
Reggienet displays this warning message:
4.
To delete the section, click Continue. To return to the Modules home page without
deleting the module, click Cancel.
If you chose to continue, Reggienet displays this message:
5.
To return to the Modules home page, click Return to Modules.
Managing Your Modules
You may manage the modules and sections in your course in the following ways:

Manage content by uploading files, adding links to URLs, and deleting files and links that
are no longer needed

Demote sections to make them subsections and promote subsections to make them
sections.

Move sections into different modules.
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Archive modules for future use

Restore modules that have been archived

Change the order of modules and sections of modules

Export/import modules
Managing Content
To upload files (up to 20MB in size) and add links to web pages for use in lessons, and to delete
files and links you no longer need, access the Managing Options screen as instructed in
Displaying the Managing Options Screen and follow these steps:
1.
Click the Manage Content link (
Reggienet displays the Manage Content screen.
) on the left side of the screen.
2.
To add a file or link, select File Upload or URL (link to Website), respectively, from
the Add Item Type dropdown list. Then select the number of items of this type you want to
add and click Continue.
If you chose to upload one or more files, the system displays a screen like this:
If you chose to link to one or more web pages, the system displays a screen like this:
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If you are uploading one or more files, proceed by clicking the Browse button and
upload each file as usual. (If you change your mind about adding an item, click Remove
Item.) After choosing the files you need, click Continue. The system redisplays the Manage
Content page, and the items you have added are now listed there.
4.
If you are linking to one or more websites, proceed by entering the URL for each page in
the URL field and then give the web page a descriptive title in the Title field. (If you change
your mind about adding an item, click Remove Item.) After entering information for the web
pages you need, click Continue. The system redisplays the Manage Content page, and the
items you have added are now listed there.
5.
To delete any existing content, click the delete link (
displays a delete confirmation message, click Continue.
) for it. When the system
Creating Subsections
You can create subsections and sub-subsections by demoting sections and subsections,
respectively. A section or subsection that you demote becomes a subsection of the item directly
above it in the list.
To demote one or more sections or subsections, access the Modules tool and follow these steps:
1.
2.
If the Modules home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
Check the box for the section(s) or subsection(s) you want to demote and click the
Right link near the top of the screen.
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Reggienet indents the items you checked. The result of the actions shown above is to create
two subsections under section 1.1:
Promoting Subsections
You can promote subsections and sub-subsections to make them sections and subsections,
respectively.
To promote one or more subsections or sub-subsections, access the Modules tool and follow
these steps:
1.
2.
If the Modules home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
Check the box for the subsection(s) or sub-subsection(s) you want to demote and click
the Left link near the top of the screen.
Reggienet outdents the item(s) you checked. The result of the actions shown above is to create
a new section 1.2 that contains a subsection 1.2.1 (previously 1.1.2):
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Archiving Modules
If you will not be using a module in the current term or if you do not want students to see it yet
in the current term but you do not want to delete it, use the Archive feature to remove it from
the active list of modules. You can restore it at any time.
Note: Only entire modules can be made inactive. You cannot make separate sections inactive.
When you make modules inactive, they lose their Start and End Date setting.
To archive a module, access the Modules tool and follow these steps:
1.
2.
If the Modules home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
Check the box for the module title you want to archive and click the Archive link near
the top of the screen.
Reggienet displays the Modules home page, along with this message:
Reactivating Archived Modules
To reactivate archived modules, access the Managing Options screen as instructed in Displaying
the Managing Options Screen, and follow these steps:
1.
Click the Restore link on the left side of the screen. Reggienet displays the Restoring
Inactive Modules screen.
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This screen lists all of the archived modules in the course.
2.
3.
Check the box for the module you want to restore and click Restore. Reggienet displays
this confirmation message:
To return to the Modules home page, click Return to Modules.
Reordering Modules
To change the order of the modules in the course, access the Managing Options screen as
instructed in Displaying the Managing Options Screen and follow these steps:
1.
Click the Sort link (
Modules screen.
) on the left side of the screen. Reggienet displays the Sorting
The list on the left shows the current order of the modules.
2.
In the box on the right, click a module you want to move.
3.
Clicking on the arrow buttons, move the module to the place you prefer.
Move to the top of the list.
Move up the list.
Move down the list.
Move to the bottom of the list.
4.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 as needed to move other modules and obtain the desired order.
Your changes take effect immediately.
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Reordering Sections
To sort the sections within a module, access the Managing Options screen as instructed in
Displaying the Managing Options Screen and follow these steps:
1.
Click the Sort link on the left side of the screen. Reggienet displays the Sorting Modules
screen.
2.
Click the Sort Sections button. Reggienet displays the Sorting Sections screen.
The list on the left shows the current order of the sections within a module.
3.
Using the pulldown list for Choose a module to sort its sections, choose the
appropriate module.
Reggienet displays information for the module you chose.
4.
In the box on the right, click the name of a section you want to move.
5.
Clicking on the arrow buttons, move the section to the place you prefer.
Move to the top of the list.
Move up the list.
Move down the list.
Move to the bottom of the list.
6.
Repeat steps 4 and 5 as needed to move other sections and obtain the desired order.
Your changes take effect immediately.
Exporting Modules
The Modules tool allows you to export modules as IMS content packages or in SCORM 2004
format. This is a good way to save your modules at the end of a term for use in the future, use
modules in another course, and share modules with a colleague. Exporting modules does not
affect the current site's modules.
To export some or all of the modules in your course, access the Managing Options screen as
instructed in Displaying the Managing Options Screen and follow these steps:
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2.
Click the Import/Export link (
) on the left side of the screen. Reggienet
displays the Importing or Exporting Modules screen.
In the lower half of the screen, select the format you prefer.
3.
Select one or more modules to export (use the CTRL key on a PC or the Apple key on a
Mac to select more than one item from the list).
4.
Click Export. Reggienet creates a zipped folder. This folder contains your modules in a
subfolder labeled “Resources.” Within the Resources subfolder, each module section is in a
separate file. The format of the file names is shown here:
5.
Save the entire zipped folder in a convenient location. It can now be used as the input
file for importing.
Note: If desired, you can unzip the folder you have exported. To do so, use Winzip on a PC,
UnStuffit on a Mac, or another similar program.
Importing Modules
Using the Modules tool, you may import any IMS content package into the Modules tool,
including modules that have been exported from another site.
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To import modules, access the Managing Options screen as instructed in Displaying the
Managing Options Screen, and follow these steps:
1.
Click the Export/Import link (
) on the left side of the screen. Reggienet
displays the Importing or Exporting Modules screen.
2.
In the top section of the screen, click Browse and select the appropriate exported
zipped folder.
3.
Click Import. Reggienet imports the file and adds the new modules and sections at the
end of any existing modules and sections on your site. Or, to exit without importing the
material, click Cancel.
4.
To delete unwanted sections that have been imported, proceed as instructed in Deleting
a Module.
Moving Sections
To move one or more sections into a different module, access the Modules tool and follow these
steps:
1.
2.
If the Modules home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
Check the box for the section(s) you want to move and click the Move Section(s) link
(
Module screen.
3.
4.
) near the top of the screen. Reggienet displays the Moviong Sections to a
Click the button for the module you want to move the section to.
Click Save. Reggienet displays the tool home page, and the section is now listed at the
bottom of the section list for the module you chose.
Setting Preferences
In the Modules tool, you may set preferences for the following:

If your institution has provided the optional rich text editor by Sferyx, select the Sferyx
editor or the FCK editor for entering and working with text in lesson sections. (Note: The
Sferyx editor includes a MathML editor for creating formulas and equations; the FCK editor is
the standard rich text editor used in all Reggienet tools. Reggienet will only display a choice of
editor options if your institution provides the Sferyx editor.)

Specify whether the home page will display an expanded list of modules (including
display of all sections in all modules) or a collapsed list of modules (no sections displayed).

Allow students to print modules or not.
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Automatically number all modules and sections or not. If you choose not to apply
automatic numbering, the student view of the list will not contain numbering, but the
instructor’s authoring view will continue to show automatically numbered modules and sections.
To set any of these preferences, access the Modules tool and proceed as follows:
1.
Click the Preferences link near the top of any screen in the Modules tool. Reggienet
displays the User Preference Options screen.
2.
Click the appropriate button for your choice in each section.
3.
Click Set.
For Students: Working with Modules
If you are a student, when you access the Modules tool, Reggienet displays the Modules home
page.
This screen lists the modules in the course, along with the start and end date for each. Each
module is made up of one or more sections, each of which also has a start and end date. If
your instructor allows students to print lessons, Reggienet also displays a print icon for each
module.
Note: You cannot see modules that have not started yet.
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Displaying Modules
To display a lesson, access the Modules tool and follow these steps:
1.
Choose one of these options:

Click the triangle icon ( ) next to the name of the appropriate module. Reggienet
displays a list of the module's sections beneath the module name.
To return to the list of modules, click the triangle icon ( ) again.

Display a more detailed view of the module by clicking the module name itself.
Reggienet displays a screen like this one:
This screen provides an overview of the module, the list of sections in the module, and any next
steps you should take after completing the last section of the module
2.
To access a section within a module, click its title. Reggienet displays the content for the
section you chose.
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Study the section and then choose one of these options:

To display another module, click its name in the module links at the top or bottom of
the screen.

To display a previous section in the module, click its name in the breadcrumb trail at
the top or bottom of the screen.

To display a later section in the module, click its name in the breadcrumb trail.

To display the Modules home page, click the Reset button at the top of the screen or
click the View link near the top of the page.
Printing Modules
Note: You may print lessons only if your instructor has given students print permission.
To print the contents of a lesson module, access the Modules tool and follow these steps:
1.
2.
Click the Print icon (
) to the far right in the row that displays the module name.
Reggienet displays the content in a new window.
Click the Print icon (
) in the top left corner of the new window.
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Changing the Display on the Modules Home Page
You can choose whether the default display on the Modules home page will include modules and
their sections (expanded view) or modules alone (collapsed view). To change this setting,
access the Modules tool and follow these steps:
1.
Click the Preferences link near the top of the screen. Reggienet displays the User
Preference Options screen.
2.
Click the button for your preferred display.
3.
Click Set.
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Web Content
The Web Content tool allows you to link to and display a page from the World Wide Web in a
window on Reggienet. This is a good way to spotlight an important web site or provide a link to
a content-specific public database or search engine.
Tip: You may display any web page in the current site window or in a pop-up window. A pop-up
window may be the best option if you are linking to a large or complex web site that is not
displayed well in the limited space available at the site. A pop-up window can also be a good
reminder to users that they are entering a separate system.
This tool is available for use in course, project, portfolio, and My Workspace sites. There is no
limit to the number of Web Content tools that can be added to a site. Each tool links to a
different web page. Ideally, you should place only a few important links here, so as not to
clutter the tool menu bar on the left side of your screen. If you have many links, consider
putting most of them in the Resources & Materials area or incorporating them into your lessons
in the Modules tool.
Accessing a Web Content Tool
To access a web content tool, click the tool name in the tools menu on the left side of the
screen. Reggienet displays the web page you have chosen. For example, if you used a Web
Content tool to display the art history timeline by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, your screen
would look something like this:
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From this screen you may access other pages of the web site.
Adding a Web Content Tool
To add a Web Content tool to a site, access the Site Editor and follow these steps:
1.
Click the Edit Tools button in the menu bar.
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When Reggienet displays the tools list, check the empty box for Web Content and click
Continue. Reggienet displays the Customize Tools screen.
2.
Enter a title for the web page in the Title box and the URL for it in the URL box.
3.
To add more Web Content tools, select from the More Web Content Tools? pulldown
list and repeat step 3 for each of them.
4.
To proceed, click Continue. Alternatively, to return to the Edit Tools list without adding
the web page, click Back; to exit from the Site Editor without adding the web page, click
Cancel.
5.
When Reggienet displays the confirmation screen, click Continue.
Note: Reggienet lists web pages in the order in which they were added to the site. To change
the order of the list, you may rename titles and reassign the URLs.
Changing a Web Content Tool
To change a link to an existing web page, access the appropriate Web Content tool and follow
these steps:
1.
Click Options below the title bar.
Reggienet displays this screen:
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3.
4.
Change any of the following: the Tool Title (required; displayed as the title of the home
page for this tool), the Page Title (required; displayed in tools menu), the Frame Height (in
pixels; determines the size of the window in which the web page is displayed), or the URL.
To display the web page in a pop-up window, check the Open in new window? box.
To proceed, click Update Options. Or, to exit without making any changes, click
Cancel.
Deleting a Web Content Tool
To delete a Web Content tool from a site, access the Site Editor and follow these steps:
1.
2.
Click the Edit Tools button in the menu bar.
When Reggienet displays the tools list, uncheck the box for the tool you want to delete
and click Continue.
3.
When Reggienet displays the confirmation screen, click Finish.
4.
If the tool name is still shown in the tools menu, click Home to refresh the screen.
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Resources & Materials (Resources)
Resources & Materials is the most widely used tool in Reggienet. If you are an instructor or site
organizer, this tool offers you a web-based file system that allows you to make many types of
material available online for course, project, and portfolio work.
The Resources & Materials tool has several important features:

Nested Folder Structure: You may structure the display of documents and information on
your site through the use of up to twenty nested folders.

Resource Types: Several types of resources can be stored: documents, URL links, simple
text documents created with the built-in text editor, citations lists, and HTML documents. If
your institution provides use of an optional SCORM player by Rustici or Icodeon, you may store
SCORM-compliant content; if you have a Google Docs account, you may store links to content
in Google Docs.

Bulk Upload: Using WebDAV in the Resources & Materials tool, you can upload multiple
files at one time.

Citations Management: The Citations Helper allows you to search online library
databases and create and manage citations and links to online articles and other online
material. Each citation retrieves the full-text or physical location of the linked information. After
creating a citation list, you may attach it to items such as assignments, discussion postings,
calendar items, etc. You may also export citations.

Granular Permissions: For each folder, you can determine the roles that are allowed to
post, delete, and read documents.
The Resources & Materials tool is normally available to all course, project, and portfolio sites. It
is also available in My Workspace, where it acts as a repository of electronic files for all sites in
which you participate.
Accessing the Resources & Materials (Resources) Home Page
To access this tool, click Resources & Materials in the tools menu on the left side of your
screen. Reggienet displays the Resources & Materials home page.
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This screen lists the resources stored in the Resources & Materials tool for this site. At the
bottom of the screen, the “Show other sites” link allows you to display resources in other sites
to which you belong.
For each resource in the list, the display includes the following:

Title

Buttons for accessing pulldown lists to add more resources and perform other actions

Information about who can access the resource (the entire site, the public, or selected
groups)

Name of the person who created the resource

Date it was added or last changed

File size (for files, links, HTML pages, and simple text documents) or number of files in a
folder (for folders)
Any resource that has not yet been released for viewing is displayed in light gray text.
Checking Site Quota
Your institution sets a quota for the amount of resources you may store on your site. To see
this quota, as well as the amount of storage space currently available, access the Resources &
Materials tool and follow these steps:
1.
If the Resources & Materials home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2.
Click Check Quota in the tool menu bar. Reggienet displays the Quota screen:
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Reggienet displays the amount of storage space you are currently using, the
quota (total amount allowed) for the site, and your current use as a
percentage of the quota.
To return to the Resources & Materials home page, click Back.
Viewing the List and Accessing Folder Content
In the Resources & Materials tool, all of the resources for the current site are stored in the root
folder for the site. This folder carries the name of your site. For example, if your site is Psych
101 A, its resources are stored in a folder called Psych 101 A Resources.
You may store several types of resources here: folders (stored as subfolders in the root folder),
files, citation lists, URLs to web pages, HTML pages, and simple text documents (that is,
documents that contain unformatted text). On the Resources & Materials home page, a specific
symbol identifies each type of resource, and a copyright symbol © marks all copyrighted
resources.
You have several options for accessing the contents of folders and changing the display of items
in the list:

To open an individual folder, click the small folder icon with a plus sign) next to the title
(
).

To collapse an individual folder, click the small folder icon with a minus sign next to the
title (
).
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To expand all folders, click the “expand all” icon ( ) at the top of the list.

To collapse all folders, click the “collapse all” icon ( ).

To sort the items by any column header, click the header you want to sort on. For basic
information on sorting, see Working with Lists.
Accessing a Resource
To access a resource, access the Resources & Materials tool and follow these steps:
1.
If the Resources & Materials home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2.
Locate the title of the resource you want and click it.

If you clicked on the name of a URL, an HTML page, or a simple text document, your
browser displays the selected resource in a new window.

If you clicked on the name of an uploaded file, your browser displays its open file
window. Proceed as you would when opening any other file in your browser. For information
about opening files, see Opening or Downloading an Attachment or Other File.

If you clicked on the name of a folder, Reggienet displays an isolated view of that
folder and its contents. To return to the Resources & Materials home page, click the Reset
button.

If you clicked on a link to a Google document, your access to the document depends
on the export format chosen when the link was added. The browser will display an HTML file
in a separate page in Resources & Materials. For all other formats, the browser displays its
open file window, and you may proceed as you would when opening any other file in your
browser. For information about opening files, see Opening or Downloading an Attachment or
Other File.
Adding Resources
To add one or more resources, access the Resources & Materials tool and follow these steps:
1.
If the Resources & Materials home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2.
Click the Add button for the folder in which you want to store the resource.
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When Reggienet displays the Add pulldown list, click to select the type of resource you
want to add.
4.
Based on your selection, the steps to add a resource item vary. For instructions for
adding each type of item, see the appropriate subsection.
Adding Folders
You may nest up to twenty folders within one Resources & Materials folder. To add one or more
folders to Resources & Materials, follow these steps:
1.
2.
3.
Select Create folders from the Add pulldown list. Reggienet displays the Create Folders
screen.
Enter the name of the folder in the Folder Name box. This entry is required.
Optionally, to add administrative information about this folder, click the Add details for
this item link. Reggienet displays additional boxes on the screen.
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Referring to the table below, enter data in all appropriate boxes.
Item
Description
Description
Enter a description of this folder.
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Item
Description
Availability and
Access
In the first subsection, click a radio button to specify whether
this folder and its contents are to be available to site members
only, the public, or members of selected groups.

When you make a resource folder publicly viewable,
anyone can access any file or other item in the folder by
specifying its direct URL.

The publicly viewable option is available for a folder only
if that option has not been selected for its parent folder.

If the publicly viewable option has been selected for the
parent folder, this folder and its contents are automatically
publicly viewable as well. In this situation, you cannot deselect
the publicly viewable option at the level of this folder or any of
its contents.

Similarly, if you make this folder publicly viewable, the
publicly viewable option is automatically set for all documents
and subfolders inside the folder, and you cannot change this
option for each individually.

To make some resources on your site available to the
public while keeping others private, be sure the publicly
viewable option of your top-level resource folder is not selected.
Then select the publicly viewable option for the individual
resources you want to share with the public or put them into a
subfolder and select this option for the subfolder.

To make resources stored in My Workspace available to
users via other sites you own, be sure to put them in folders
marked as public.

If you choose the “groups” option, Reggienet displays a
list from which you select the appropriate groups.
In the next subsection, click a radio button to indicate one of
these options:

The folder and its contents are to be available on specific
dates (use the pulldown lists or calendars to select a start date
and time, an end date and time, or both).

The folder and its contents are to be hidden from
everyone other than the site organizer(s).
5.
Optionally, to add another folder, click the Add Another Folder link near the bottom of
the screen and repeat steps 2 - 3 as needed.
6.
To create the folder(s), click Create Folders Now. Reggienet adds the folder(s) and
displays the Resources & Materials home page. Or, to return to the Resources & Materials home
page without adding the folders, click Cancel.
Adding Files
To add one or more files (such as word processing files, spreadsheets, images, and more) from
your computer to Resources & Materials, follow these steps:
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Select Upload Files from the Add pulldown list for the folder to which you want to add
the file. Reggienet displays the Upload Files screen.
2.
Click the Browse button for the File to Upload box and follow the instructions in
Uploading a Local File.
3.
In the Display Name box, enter the name by which you want this file to be listed in
Resources. An entry in this box is required.
4.
Optionally, to add administrative information about this file, click the Add details for
this item link. Reggienet displays additional boxes on the screen.
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5.
Referring to the table below, enter data in all appropriate boxes.
Item
Description
Description
Enter a description of this file.
Copyright Status
Select the appropriate copyright information for the file. For
basic information on copyright status, see Displaying Copyright
Alerts
Copyright Alert
Click the box to display an appropriate copyright alert to users
who access the file. For basic information on copyright alerts,
see Displaying Copyright Alerts.
Availability and
Access
In the first subsection, click a radio button to specify whether
this resource is to be available to site members only, to the
public, or to members of selected groups.

For information on the implications of setting the
publicly viewable option, see Availability and Access in the table
for Adding Folders.

If you choose the “groups” option, Reggienet displays a
list from which you select the appropriate groups.
In the next subsection, click a radio button to indicate one of
these options:

The file is to be available on specific dates (use the
pulldown lists or calendars to select a start date and time, an
end date and time, or both).

The file is to be hidden from everyone other than the
site organizer(s).
6.
To add another file, click the Add Another File link near the bottom of the screen and
repeat steps 2 - 4 as needed.
7.
Select from the Email Notification pulldown list to indicate whether site participants
are to be notified of the addition(s). For basic information on email notifications, see Specifying
Email Notification Options.
Note: If the “show this item from” date is in the future, email notifications will not be sent until
this date arrives.
8.
To add the file(s), click Upload Files Now. Reggienet adds the file(s) and displays the
Resources & Materials home page. Or, to return to the Resources & Materials home page
without adding the file(s), click Cancel.
Adding a Citation List and Citations
Adding a Citation List
To add a citation list to your site, follow these steps:
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Select Add Citation List from the Add pulldown list for the folder to which you want to
add the citation. Reggienet displays the Add Citations screen.
2.
3.
Choose from among these options:

Search scholarly resources in Google Scholar and save search results to your citation
list by following the instructions in Adding Citations from Google Scholar.

Enter data for citations into an online form by following the instructions in Entering
Citations “from Scratch”.

Import citations in RIS format from EndNote, RefWorks, or other citation
management tools by following the instructions in Importing Citations from a Citation
Management Tool.

Create an empty list (that is, a list with no citations) by clicking the Review Citation
List button.
If you have entered citations into your list and are now back on the Add Citations
screen, click the Review Citation List button.
Reggienet displays the Edit Citation List screen, including all current citations for this list (if
any).
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On the Edit Citation List screen, choose from among these options:

Search for more citations in Google Scholar by clicking Search for Citations and
following the instructions in Adding Citations from Google Scholar.

Import more citations in RIS format from EndNote, RefWorks, or other citation
management tools by clicking Import Citations and following the instructions in Importing
Citations from a Citation Management Tool.

Enter data for more citations into an online form by clicking Create New Citation
and following the instructions in Entering Citations “from Scratch”.

To finish creating the new list, click the Continue button. When Reggienet displays
the Add Citations List screen shown below, proceed to step 5.

To exit without adding this list, click Cancel Citation List. Reggienet displays the
Resources & Materials home page.
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5.
Referring to the table below, enter information about the citation list you are adding.
Item
Description
Name
Enter a name for this list. This entry is required.
Description
Enter a description of this list.
Availability and
Access
In the first subsection, click a radio button to specify whether
this resource is to be available to site members only, to the
public, or to members of selected groups.

For information on the implications of setting the
publicly viewable option, see Availability and Access in the table
for Adding Folders.
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Description

If you choose the “groups” option, Reggienet displays a
list from which you select the appropriate groups.
In the next subsection, click a radio button to indicate one of
these options:
Optional
properties

The list is to be available on specific dates (use the
pulldown lists or calendars to select a start date and time, an
end date and time, or both).

The list is to be hidden from everyone other than the
site organizer(s).
If desired, click the
icon to display fields for optional
properties such as an alternate title, the name of the list
creator, etc. Enter information as appropriate to your needs.
6.
Select from the Email Notification pulldown list to indicate whether site participants
are to be notified of the addition(s). For basic information on email notifications, see Specifying
Email Notification Options.
7.
To add the list, click Finish. Reggienet adds the list to Resources & Materials and
displays it. Or, to return to the Resources & Materials home page without adding the link(s),
click Cancel.
Adding Citations
You may add citations to a new or existing citation list:

To add citations to a list as you are creating the list, first select Add Citation List from
the Add pulldown list for the folder to which you want to add the citation.

To add citations to an existing list, find the appropriate list in Resources & Materials and
click the Actions button for it; select Edit Citation List from the pulldown list displayed by
Reggienet; and then click the Add Citations to List button from the Edit Citations List screen.
In either case, Reggienet displays the Add Citations screen. After displaying that screen, follow
these steps:
1.
Add one or more citations by any of the following means:

Search scholarly resources in Google Scholar and save search results to your citation
list by following the instructions in Adding Citations from Google Scholar.

Enter data for citations into an online form by following the instructions in Entering
Citations.

Import citations in RIS format from EndNote, RefWorks, or other citation
management tools by following the instructions in Importing Citations from a Citation
Management Tool.
2.
After adding as many citations as you like, choose one of these options to complete your
work:

If you are creating a new list, click the Edit Citation List button and then click the
Finish button. Proceed as in Adding a Citation List, step 4.

If you are adding to an existing list, click the Done Editing List button. Reggienet
displays the Resources & Materials home page.
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Adding Citations from Google Scholar
To add one or more citations from Google Scholar, follow these steps:
1.
2.
On the Add Citations screen, click the Search Google Scholar button. Google displays
the standard Google Scholar Search screen.
Find and import each citation by following the directions given on the Google screen.
Entering Citations “from Scratch”
To add one or more citations by keying the information for each citation, follow these steps:
1.
On the Add Citations screen, click the Create New Citation button. Reggienet displays
the Add Citation screen.
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Use the pulldown list and fields to specify all relevant information for the citation. Only
the Article Title entry is required.
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Tip: To add multiple entries for Note(s), Subject(s), Right(s), and/or Link(s), click the Add
another link beneath the applicable field.
3.
Save the new citation by clicking the Save Citation button at the bottom of the screen.
Reggienet displays the Edit Citations screen. Or, to cancel your work and return to the Add
Citations screen, click Cancel Citation.
Importing Citations from a Citation Management Tool
To add one or more citations in RIS format from EndNote, RefWorks, or another citation
management tool, follow these steps:
1.
On the Add Citations screen, click the Import Citations button. Reggienet displays the
Import Citations screen.
Choose from the following options.
2.

To upload an RIS-formatted citations file from your computer, click the Browse
button and select the file you want to add. For information on uploading files, see Uploading
a Local File.

To enter citations by typing them in, type them in RIS format in the Import RIS
Formatted Data from the Following Text box.
Import the material by clicking the Import button. Reggienet displays the Citation List
screen, and the new citation(s) are shown there.
Alternatively, you may cancel this operation and either return to the preceding screen by
clicking Back to Add Citations or return to the Resources & Materials screen by clicking
Cancel Citation List.
3.
To add more citations to this list, click the Add Citations to List button. Or, if you have
finished your work in this list, click Done Editing List to save it and display the Resources &
Materials home page.
Adding URLs (Links to Web Sites)
To add one or more links to web sites, follow these steps:
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2.
Select Add Web Links (URLs) from the Add pulldown list for the folder to which you
want to add the link. Reggienet displays the Add Web Links (URLs) screen.
In the Web Address (URL) box, enter the URL of the web site to which you are linking.
3.
In the Website Name box, enter a name for the web site to which you are linking.
Reggienet will use this name for the web link. Note: if you leave this box blank, Reggienet will
use the web site URL for the name of the web link.
4.
Click the Add details for this item link. Reggienet displays additional boxes on the
screen.
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5.
Referring to the table below, enter data in all appropriate boxes.
Item
Description
Description
Enter a description of this link.
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Item
Description
Availability and
Access
In the first subsection, click a radio button to specify whether
this resource is to be available to site members only, to the
public, or to members of selected groups.

For information on the implications of setting the
publicly viewable option, see Availability and Access in the table
for Adding Folders.

If you choose the “groups” option, Reggienet displays a
list from which you select the appropriate groups.
In the next subsection, click a radio button to indicate one of
these options:

The link is to be available on specific dates (use the
pulldown lists or calendars to select a start date and time, an
end date and time, or both).

The link is to be hidden from everyone other than the
site organizer(s).
6.
To add another link, click the Add Another Web Link link near the bottom of the
screen and repeat steps 2 - 4 as needed.
7.
Select from the Email Notification pulldown list to indicate whether site participants
are to be notified of the addition(s). For basic information on email notifications, see Specifying
Email Notification Options.
8.
To add the file(s), click Web Links Now. Reggienet adds the link(s) and displays the
Resources & Materials home page. Or, to return to the Resources & Materials home page
without adding the link(s), click Cancel.
Adding an HTML Page
To add an HTML page to Resources & Materials, follow these steps:
1.
Select Create HTML Page from the Add pulldown list for the folder to which you want
to add the page. Reggienet displays the Create HTML Page screen.
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In the large white box, enter text for your HTML page. Use the icons and pulldown lists
above the box to enter and format material as needed. For basic information on using these
tools, see Using the Rich Text Editor.
3.
To proceed, click Continue. Or to cancel this addition, click Cancel. If you clicked
Continue, Reggienet displays a second page of the Create HTML Page screen.
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In the Name box, enter the name by which you want this page to be listed in Resources
& Materials. An entry in this box is required.
5.
Optionally, to add administrative information about this page, refer to the table below
and enter data in all appropriate boxes.
Item
Description
Description
Enter a description of this page.
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Item
Description
Copyright Status
Select the appropriate copyright information for the page. For
basic information on copyright status, see Displaying Copyright
Alerts.
Copyright Alert
Click the box to display an appropriate copyright alert to users
who access the page. For basic information on copyright alerts,
see Displaying Copyright Alerts.
Availability and
Access
In the first subsection, click a radio button to specify whether
this resource is to be available to site members only, to the
public, or to members of selected groups.

For information on the implications of setting the
publicly viewable option, see Availability and Access in the table
for Adding Folders.

If you choose the “groups” option, Reggienet displays a
list from which you select the appropriate groups.
In the next subsection, click a radio button to indicate one of
these options:

The page is to be available on specific dates (use the
pulldown lists or calendars to select a start date and time, an
end date and time, or both).

The page is to be hidden from everyone other than the
site organizer(s).
Email Notification
6.
Select from the pulldown list to indicate whether site
participants are to be notified of the addition. For basic
information on email notifications, see Specifying Email
Notification Options.
To add the page, click Finish. Reggienet adds the page and displays the Resources &
Materials home page. Or, to return to the Resources & Materials home page without adding the
page, click Cancel.
Adding a Simple Text Document
To add a simple text document (that is, text with no formatting) to Resources & Materials,
follow these steps:
1.
Select Create Text Document from the Add pulldown list for the folder to which you
want to add the document. Reggienet displays the Create Text Document screen.
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3.
In the large white box, enter text for your document.
To proceed, click Continue. Or to cancel this addition, click Cancel. If you clicked
Continue, Reggienet displays a second page of the Create Text Document screen.
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In the Name box, enter the name by which you want this document to be listed in
Resources & Materials. An entry in this box is required.
5.
Optionally, to add administrative information about this document, refer to the table
below and enter data in all appropriate boxes.
Item
Description
Description
Enter a description of this document.
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Item
Description
Copyright Status
Select the appropriate copyright information for the document.
For basic information on copyright status, see Displaying
Copyright Alerts.
Copyright Alert
Click the box to display an appropriate copyright alert to users
who access the document. For basic information on copyright
alerts, see Displaying Copyright Alerts.
Availability and
Access
In the first subsection, click a radio button to specify whether
this resource is to be available to site members only, to the
public, or to members of selected groups.

For information on the implications of setting the
publicly viewable option, see Availability and Access in the table
for Adding Folders.

If you choose the “groups” option, Reggienet displays a
list from which you select the appropriate groups.
In the next subsection, click a radio button to indicate one of
these options:

The document is to be available on specific dates (use
the pulldown lists or calendars to select a start date and time,
an end date and time, or both).

The document is not to be displayed to anyone other
than the site administrator(s).
Email Notification
6.
Select from the pulldown list to indicate whether site
participants are to be notified of the addition. For basic
information on email notifications, see Specifying Email
Notification Options.
To add the document, click Finish. Reggienet adds the document and displays the
Resources & Materials home page. Or, to return to the Resources & Materials home page
without adding the document, click Cancel.
Adding Form Items
You may add form items to Resources & Materials for any form that has been added via the
Forms tool. For information on adding forms, see Adding a Form.
To add a form item, follow these steps:
1.
Select New Form Item from the Add pulldown list for the folder to which you want to
add the form item. Reggienet displays the Select a Form screen.
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2.
3.
Select the appropriate form from the pulldown list.
To proceed, click Continue. Or, to exit without adding a form item, click Cancel. If you
clicked Continue, Reggienet displays the form you chose. The nature of the display will vary
depending on the form.
4.
You have these options:

To proceed, fill out the form as usual and click Continue.

To return to the preceding screen and select another form, click Back.

To exit without adding a form item, click Cancel.
If you clicked Continue, Reggienet displays the New Form Item screen.
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6.
In the Name box, enter the name by which you want this form item to be listed in
Resources & Materials. An entry in this box is required.
Referring to the table below, enter data in all appropriate boxes.
Item
Description
Description
Enter a description of this form item.
Copyright Status
Select the appropriate copyright information for the form item. For
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Item
Description
basic information on copyright status, see Displaying Copyright
Alerts. An entry in this field is required.
Copyright Alert
Click the box to display an appropriate copyright alert to users who
access the form item. For basic information on copyright alerts, see
Displaying Copyright Alerts.
Availability and
Access
In the first subsection, click a radio button to specify whether this
resource is to be available to site members only, to the public, or to
members of selected groups.

For information on the implications of setting the publicly
viewable option, see Availability and Access in the table for Adding
Folders.

If you choose the “groups” option, Reggienet displays a list
from which you select the appropriate groups.
In the next subsection, click a radio button to indicate one of these
options:

The form item is to be available on specific dates (use the
pulldown lists or calendars to select a start date and time, an end
date and time, or both).

The form item is not to be displayed to anyone other than
the site administrator(s).
Email Notification
Select from the pulldown list to indicate whether site participants
are to be notified of the addition. For basic information on email
notifications, see Specifying Email Notification Options.
7.
To add the form item, click Upload Form items Now. Reggienet adds the form item
and displays the Resources & Materials home page. Or, to return to the Resources & Materials
home page without adding the form item, click Cancel.
Adding SCORM Content
If your institution provides an optional SCORM player by Rustici or Icodeon, Reggienet displays
an additional selection in the Add pulldown list so you may add SCORM-compliant content to
Resources & Materials:
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To add SCORM content, follow these steps:
1.
Select Upload Content Package from the Add pulldown list for the folder to which you
want to add the SCORM content. Reggienet displays a screen for uploading SCORM or IMS
content packages:
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Click Upload. Reggienet adds the file and displays the Resources & Materials home
page.
You may access the SCORM content in any tool that is integrated with Resources & Materials.
Note: The Rustici and Icodeon SCORM players access existing SCORM content. To create the
content, you will need the appropriate SCORM authoring tools.
Adding Links to Google Documents
Note: To add links to Google documents, you must have a Google Docs account, and you must
grant permission for Reggienet to access the account.
To add one or more links to Google documents, follow these steps:
1.
Select Link to Google Document from the Add pulldown list for the folder to which
you want to add the link. Reggienet displays a message about permitting the system to access
your Google Docs account.
2.
Click the Proceed to Google button. You will be taken to the Google Docs site, where
you may select the appropriate account and grant access. Once you grant access, you will be
taken back to the Resources & Materials tool, where you’ll see a screen similar to this one:
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Note: You may access all types of Google documents except a drawing. Reggienet will not
display drawings created in Google Docs.
3.
Click on the document to which you want to link, opening the appropriate folder if
necessary. Or, to return to the Resources & Materials home page, click Cancel. When you
select a file, you’ll see the “Select Name and Document Export Type” screen:
4.
Enter a new name in the Name box if you would like to re-name the link. Re-naming the
link is optional--by default, Reggienet will use the Google document’s name for the link.
5.
Select a file format. Users will access the document in this format when they click on its
link in Resources & Materials.
Note: The type of export formats available will depend on the document’s format type in Google
Docs. If you choose the HTML format, users will view the document in Resources & Materials;
for all other formats, users will be able to download the document to their computers.
6.
Click Next. To choose a different document, click Previous. Or, to return to the
Resources & Materials home page, click Cancel. If you click Next, Reggienet displays the “Set
Link Properties” page:
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Referring to the table below, enter data in all appropriate boxes.
Item
Description
Description
Enter a description for the link (optional).
Copyright Status
From the dropdown menu, select the appropriate copyright
information for the Google document to which you are linking. For
basic information on copyright status, see Displaying Copyright
Alerts.
Copyright Alert
Click the box to display an appropriate copyright alert to users who
access the link, as well as require an acknowledgement of the alert.
For basic information on copyright alerts, see Displaying Copyright
Alerts.
Show this item
Click on this radio button if you want Reggienet to display the link
to users. Note: by default, the link will be made available to site
members only.
You may choose when the link will be available to users by
selecting a start date, an end date, or both. Click the Release
after box and/or Retract after box, and use the pulldown lists or
calendars.
Hide this item
8.
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Click the Finish button. To re-name the link or change the file format, click Previous.
Or, to return to the Resources & Materials home page, click Cancel. If you click Finish,
Reggienet adds the Google Docs link and displays the Resources & Materials home page.
Tip: After you add a Google Docs link to Resources & Materials, you may select Edit
Properties from the link’s Actions dropdown menu for additional options, such as making the
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link publicly viewable or sending an email notification. See Changing Other Information for a
Resource.
Changing the Content of Resources
Working in the Resources & Materials tool, you may revise content in your resources in these
ways:

Change the URL for a Web link

Change the content of an HTML page

Change the content of a simple text document

Select a different form item

Change the content of a citations list

Change the content of a Google document (in Google Docs) for which you have added a
link
Changing URLs, HTML Pages, Simple Text Documents, and Form Items
To change content for one of these resources, access the Resources & Materials tool and follow
these steps:
1.
If the Resources & Materials home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2.
Find the name of the resource you want to work with.
3.
4.
5.
Click the Actions button for this resource and select Edit Content from the pulldown
list that is displayed. Reggienet displays the Edit screen for the appropriate type of resource.
Enter changes as needed in the text box(es).
To save your work, click Continue or Save Changes (button names vary from screen
to screen). To exit without saving the content changes, click Cancel. In either case, Reggienet
displays the Edit Citation List screen.
Working with Citation Lists
In the Resources & Materials tool, you may display an entire citation list, sort it, change the
number of items displayed per page, and export or remove selected citations or the entire list.
You may also work with an individual citation on the list. You may retrieve it, view all stored
information for the citation, changing that information, and remove the item from the list.
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Working with Multiple Items Concurrently
To work with more than one item in a list concurrently, access the Resources & Materials tool
and follow these steps:
1.
If the Resources & Materials home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2.
Find the name of a list whose citations you want to work with.
3.
Click the Actions button for this resource and select Edit Citation List from the
pulldown list that is displayed. Reggienet displays the Edit Citation List screen.
4.
Choose from among these options:

To change the number of items displayed on the screen or move from page to page
within the list, proceed as directed under Working with Lists.

To sort the list, select the sort criterion from the Sort By pulldown list; to save this
sort order, click the Save Sort button.

To export some or all of the citations in the list, check the box to the left of each
appropriate citation or click the Select All link at the top of the list; then select either
Export Selected or Export Entire List from the Citation Actions pulldown list; when
your browser displays its “Opening file” window, proceed as appropriate for your browser.

To delete some or all of the citations in the list, check the box to the left of each
appropriate citation or click the Select All link at the top of the list; then select either
Remove Selected or Remove Entire List from the Citation Actions pulldown list;
Reggienet deletes the items immediately.
Warning: When deleting citations from the list, select the citation(s) and a remove option
carefully. Reggienet does not display a confirmation screen before deleting the citations.
Instead, it deletes the selected citations from the list immediately.
5.
After completing your work, click the Done Editing List button. Reggienet displays the
Resources & Materials home page.
Working with a Single Citation
To work with a single citation in a list, access the Resources & Materials tool and follow these
steps:
1.
If the Resources & Materials home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2.
Find the name of a list whose citations you want to change.
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Click the Actions button for this resource and select Edit Citation List from the
pulldown list that is displayed. Reggienet displays the Edit Citation screen.
4.
Find the citation you want to work with and choose from among these options:

To retrieve the citation, click the Get It! Link.

To view the information available for the citation, click the View Citation link. Then
either return to the citation list by clicking Back or edit the citation by clicking Edit
Citation; when Reggienet displays the Edit Citation screen (which is nearly identical to the
Add Citation screen), change data as needed and then click Save Changes.

To edit information for this citation, click the Edit link. When Reggienet displays the
Edit Citation screen, change data as needed and then click Save Changes.

To delete a single citation, click the remove link. Reggienet removes the citation
from the list.
Warning: Be sure you have selected the proper citation before clicking remove. Reggienet does
not display a confirmation screen before deleting the citation. Instead, it deletes the citation
from the list immediately.
5.
After completing your work, click the Done Editing List button. Reggienet displays the
Resources & Materials home page.
Changing the Content of an Uploaded File
To change the content of a file you have uploaded from your computer, you must change the
file on your computer first and then upload the revised version via the Resources & Materials
tool. To upload a new version of a file, access the Resources & Materials tool and follow these
steps:
1.
If the Resources & Materials home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2.
Find the name of the resource you want to replace.
3.
Click the Actions button for this resource and select Upload New Version from the
pulldown list that is displayed. Reggienet displays the Upload New Version screen.
4.
Click the Browse button for the Upload a New Version box and follow the instructions
in Uploading a Local File.
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To add the file, click Upload New Version Now. Reggienet replaces the old version of
the file with the new version and displays the Resources & Materials home page. Or, to return
to the Resources & Materials home page without adding the new version, click Cancel.
Editing in Google Docs
You may access your Google account from the Resources & Materials tool to make changes to
your Google documents. To change the content of a Google document to which you have added
a link, follow these steps:
1.
If the Resources & Materials home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
40.
Find the link for the Google document you want to change.
41.
Click the Actions button for this resource and select Edit in Google Documents from
the dropdown list. The appropriate Google document will be displayed within the Resources &
Materials tool. (Note: if you are not signed in to your Google account, you will first see the
Google Docs sign in page. Once you sign in, the appropriate Google document will be
displayed.)
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Once you have made and saved changes to the Google document, click the Reset
button for the Resources & Materials tool. Reggienet displays the Resources & Materials home
page.
Removing Reggienet Access to your Google Docs Account
You may remove Reggienet access to your Google Docs account at any time. To do so, follow
these steps:
1.
Go to your My Workspace site.
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From the tools menu on the left side of the screen, select the Linked Accounts tool.
Reggienet will display the following screen.
2.
Check the box next to “Google Docs” and then click Delete in the menu bar. You’ll see a
dialogue box confirming that you no longer want to authorize Reggienet to connect to your
Google account.
3.
Click the OK button in this dialogue box, as well as in each dialogue box that
subsequently appears. Reggienet will then no longer display “google” in the list of providers.
To restore Reggienet access to your Google account, proceed as directed in steps 1 and 2 in
Adding Links to Google Documents.
Note: After you remove Reggienet access to your Google account, existing links to documents
in that account will still be displayed in Resources & Materials. You may still edit these
documents from within the Resources & Materials tool, as instructed in Editing in Google Docs.
You may not, however, access the documents by clicking on their links. If you restore
Reggienet access to the Google account, you will once again be able to access documents in the
account by clicking on existing links to them.
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Changing Other Information for a Resource
Using the Resources & Materials tool, you may revise the name and administrative details
(description, copyright information, availability and access information, etc.) for any resource
on your site. To revise information about a resource, access the Resources & Materials tool and
follow these steps:
1.
If the Resources & Materials home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2.
Find the name of the resource you want to work with.
3.
Click the Actions button for this resource and select Edit Details from the pulldown list
that is displayed. (Note: for links to Google documents, select Edit Properties.) Reggienet
displays the Edit Details screen for the appropriate type of resource.
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4.
Make changes as appropriate, based on its type. For information about appropriate
entries for each type of resource, see Adding Resources.
5.
To save your changes, click Update. Reggienet makes the changes and displays the
Resources & Materials home page. Or, to return to the home page without saving these
changes, click Cancel.
Deleting a Resource
Tip: This material explains how to use check boxes and the Remove link to delete resources.
You may also perform this operation for a single resource by accessing the Actions pulldown
list for the resource and choosing Remove.
Note: You cannot delete a folder that contains files. You must delete the files first.
You may delete resources from the Resources & Materials home page. To do so, access the
Resources & Materials tool and follow these steps:
1.
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If the Resources & Materials home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
Find the name of the resource you want to delete and check the box to the left of this
name. Or to delete all resources, check the box to the left of the Title header.
Notice that the Copy, Remove, and Move options have become active above the header for
the list of resources.
2.
3.
Click Remove. The Resource tool displays a confirmation window.
To remove this resource, click Remove. Reggienet deletes it and redisplays the
Resources & Materials home page. Or, to return to the Resources & Materials home page
without deleting the resource, click Cancel.
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Moving a Resource
Tip: This material explains how to use check boxes and the Move link to move resources from
one folder to another. You may also perform this operation for a single resource by accessing
the Actions pulldown list for the resource and choosing Move.
You may move one or more resources from one folder to another. To do so, access the
Resources & Materials tool and follow these steps:
1.
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If the Resources & Materials home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
Find the name of each resource you want to move to the same place and check the box
to the left of each name. Or, to move all resources, check the box to the left of the Title
header.
Notice that the Remove, Move, and Copy options have become active above the Title header.
2.
Click Move. The entire row for the selected file(s) is now highlighted, and a Paste icon
(
3.
) is displayed to the right of each folder and subfolder name.
Click the Paste icon (
item(s).
) by the name of the folder to which you want to move the
Reggienet moves the item(s) and redisplays the Resources & Materials home page.
Copying a Resource
Tip: This material explains how to use check boxes and the Copy link to move resources. You
may also perform this operation for a single resource by accessing the Actions pulldown list for
the resource and choosing Copy.
Using the Resources & Materials tool, you may make a copy of any resource and paste it into a
different folder. Copying a resource creates an identical item with the same title.
To copy one or more resource, access the Resources & Materials tool and follow these steps:
1.
If the Resources & Materials home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
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Find the name of the resource(s) you want to copy and check the box to the left of each
name. Or, to copy all resources, check the box to the left of the Title header. Notice that the
Remove, Move, and Copy options have become active above the Title header.
3.
Click the Copy link. The selected file is now highlighted and a Paste icon (
displayed to the right of each folder and subfolder name.
4.
Click the Paste icon ( ) by the name of the folder to which you want to copy the
item(s). Reggienet copies the resource to that folder and redisplays the Resources & Materials
home page.
) is
Note: If you paste the resource into the folder it was copied from, Reggienet gives it the same
name as the original folder followed by a number in parentheses, as in the file name Boer Wars
(1).
Duplicating a Resource
You may also duplicate a resource. Duplicating a resource creates an identical copy of it with
the title "Copy of …."
To duplicate a resource, access the Resources & Materials tool and follow these steps:
1.
If the Resources & Materials home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2.
Find the name of the resource you want to duplicate.
3.
Click the Actions button for this resource and select Duplicate from the pulldown list
that is displayed.
Reggienet displays a duplicate of the resource in the same folder as the original. The duplicate
resource has the same title as the original, preceded by the words "Copy of."
If desired, you may now move the duplicate file to another location and/or rename it.
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Reordering Resources
You may change the order of resources in any folder that contains more than one resource. To
do so, access the Resources & Materials tool and follow these steps:
1.
If the Resources & Materials home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2.
Find the name of the folder whose contents you want to reorder.
3.
Click the Actions button for this folder and select Reorder from the pulldown list that is
displayed. Reggienet displays the Reordering screen.
4.
To change the order of the resources listed on the screen, choose either of these
options:

Click the up and down arrow icons (
items in either direction.
and
) to the left of the titles to move the

Select the number indicating the preferred position from the dropdown lists in the
Position column.
Reggienet reorders the list as you specify each change.
5.
To save the new order, click Save. Or to exit without saving the changes, click Cancel.
In either case, Reggienet displays the Resources & Materials home page.
Changing Types of Resources Allowed
Reggienet allows you to specify whether specific types of resources can be created in your site.
To do so, access the Resources & Materials tool and follow these steps:
1.
2.
If the Resources & Materials home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
Click the Options button on the menu bar. Reggienet displays the Setting options
screen.
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Check and uncheck boxes to allow and disallow creation of each type of resource.
4.
Click the Update button on the menu bar. Reggienet applies the change to your site and
displays the Resources & Materials home page.
Changing Permissions for Using the Resources & Materials
(Resources) Tool
If you are an instructor or site organizer, you may control permissions for access to your site’s
resources. Permissions can be set at two levels:


Permissions set at the tool level apply to all resources unless you have set permissions
differently for individual folders.
Permissions set for a specific folder apply only to that folder.
Changing Permissions at the Tool Level
To change permissions that apply to all resources (unless set differently for a particular folder),
access the Resources & Materials tool and follow these steps:
1.
2.
If the Resources & Materials home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
Click the Permissions button on the menu bar. Reggienet displays the Permissions
screen.
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Click appropriate check boxes to set permissions. You have the following options for
each role:
Permission
Description
Create resources
Users in this role are allowed to add new resources to the
site.
Read resources
Users in this role are allowed to view and read resources.
Edit any resource
Users in this role are allowed to edit any resource on the
site.
Edit own resources
Users in this role are allowed to edit only those resources
they have added.
Delete any resource
Users in this role are allowed to delete any resource on
the site.
Delete own resources
Users in this role are allowed to delete only those
resources they have added.
Access/create group
resources
Users in this role are allowed to view, read, or add
resources for any group in Reggienet.
Read hidden resources
Users in this role are allowed to view and work with
resources that are hidden from users in other roles.
To de-select all permissions, click Clear all. To undo any changes you’ve made prior to saving,
click Undo changes.
4.
After you have changed permissions as needed, click Save. Or, to exit and revert back
to your current settings, click Cancel.
Note: The permission changes you have entered take effect immediately.
Changing Permissions for a Folder
Note: Reggienet does not allow you to change folder permissions in My Workspace.
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To change permissions that apply to all resources in a particular folder, access the Resources &
Materials tool and follow these steps:
1.
If the Resources & Materials home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2.
Find the name of the folder for which you would like to change permissions.
3.
Click the Actions button for this folder and select Edit Folder Permissions from the
pulldown list that is displayed. Reggienet displays the Permissions screen, which contains the
current settings for this folder.
Each folder that you create inherits its permissions from its parent folder. (The root folder
inherits its permissions from the permissions for the tool as a whole.) Permissions granted at
the parent level will be displayed in the appropriate boxes for a subfolder’s Permissions screen.
You may change any of the permissions for the folder.
4.
Click appropriate check boxes to set permissions. You have the following options for
each role:
Permission
Description
content.new
Users in this role are allowed to add new resources to the
folder.
content.read
Users in this role are allowed to view and read resources
in this folder.
content.revise.any
Users in this role are allowed to edit any resource in this
folder.
content.revise.own
Users in this role are allowed to edit only those resources
they have added to this folder.
content.delete.any
Users in this role are allowed to delete any resource in
this folder.
content.delete.own
Users in this role are allowed to delete only those
resources they have added to this folder.
content.hidden
Users in this role are allowed to view and work with
resources in the folder that are hidden from users in
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Permission
Description
other roles.
To de-select all permissions, click Clear all. To undo any changes you’ve made prior to saving,
click Undo changes.
5.
After you have changed permissions as needed, click Save. Or, to exit without making
these changes, click Cancel.
Note: The permission changes you have entered take effect immediately.
Uploading/Downloading Multiple Resources
Reggienet uses WebDAV to transfer files and folders from your local computer to the Resources
folder of your My Workspace, Course, Project or Portfolio site. WebDAV is an abbreviation for
"Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning." It is a set of extensions to the HTTP
protocol that allows users to collaboratively edit and manage files on remote web servers.
After you have set up WebDAV, your computer treats your Resources & Materials area like any
other folder on your computer. You may drag and drop files and folders from Resources &
Materials just as you would with other files and folders in Windows or on a Mac.
Note: For more information about WebDAV, including technical specifications and major
features, see the WebDAV FAQ at: http://www.WebDAV.org/other/faq.html.
Tip: You may find that the best approach for connecting a local computer to Reggienet via
WebDAV is to use a third-party WebDAV client, such as Cyberduck (Mac and Windows) or
AnyClient (Windows only).
Things You Must Know Before Setting up WebDAV
Before you begin the setup procedure, you must have at least one object in your Group or Class
Resources & Materials area. In addition, keep in mind the following:

Warning: Several setup steps are required to make your computer aware of Reggienet
so it treats the Resources & Materials folder as another folder on your computer. Note that
these connections are specific to the computer you are using, so you must set up the
connections on each of the computers you plan to use. Furthermore, the setup procedure must
be performed for each site in Reggienet you intend to use it on before you can use WebDAV to
transfer files to and from that site. Additionally, you must have at least one resource in the site
before you can set up the WebDAV connection to it.

Warning: Files with names containing special characters (\, /, ?, *, ", ;, <, >, #, &, %)
are not acceptable.

Note: Saving files directly to WebDAV (that is, from within an application such as Word,
Excel, or Internet Explorer) does not work reliably. For best results, save the file to your
computer first, and then upload it to your site.

Tip: If you are using WebDAV to work on files and folders in a shared Resource section,
you can use its locking properties to prevent two or more users from overwriting the same
resource without first merging changes.
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Finding Your Site URL
Each site in Reggienet has a site URL. You need this URL to set up the connections for WebDAV.
To find your site URL, click Upload-Download Multiple Resources in the Resources menu
bar. Reggienet displays the "Upload-Download Multiple Resources" screen.
On this screen, you can find your site URL in “Step 1” of the WebDAV instructions.
Setting up WebDAV in Windows 7 and Windows Vista
Note: Before you set up WebDAV in Windows Vista, the Vista Service Pack 2 must be installed
on your computer. If you are not sure if Service Pack 2 has been installed, run a Windows
update by clicking Start > All Programs > Windows Update.
To set up WebDAV in Windows 7 or Windows Vista, follow these steps:
1.
From the desktop or the Start menu, click Computer. You’ll see a window similar to the
following:
2.
At the top of the window, click Map network drive. You’ll see a window similar to the
following:
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4.
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Select a vacant drive letter (such as “Z”) from the Drive dropdown menu.
In the Folder field, type (or copy and paste) your site URL shown on the “UploadDownload Multiple Resources” screen. Then, click Finish. You’ll see a dialogue box similar to
the following:
Enter your Reggienet user name and password. Then, click OK.
When the setup process is complete, the course or project resources folder will appear under
Computer as a drive, where it will act just like any other drive in Windows Explorer. You can
now drag files and folders to and from your computer and the site's Resources folder.
Warning: Files with names containing special characters (\, /, ?, *, ", ;, <, >, #, &, %) are not
acceptable.
Tip: You may find that the best approach for connecting a local computer to Reggienet via
WebDAV is to use a third-party WebDAV client, such as AnyClient or Cyberduck.
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Setting up WebDAV in Windows XP
To set up WebDAV in Windows XP, follow these steps:
1.
On the Windows Start menu, click My Network Places.
The system opens the My Network Places window.
2.
Under Network Tasks, click Add a network place.
The system displays the Welcome window.
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Click Next.
4.
Select Choose another network and click Next.
5.
Type or copy and paste your site URL shown on the “Upload-Download Multiple
Resources” screen into the Internet or network address box. Click Next.
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Enter your Reggienet user name and password.
If you enter your user name or password incorrectly, or if your resource root folder has not
been set up, you may receive the error message, "The folder you entered does not appear to be
valid."
If you receive this error message, determine the cause of the error and retry the setup,
beginning with step 1.
6.
Enter a name for the project or class resources you are adding. For example, if this is a
resource file for a Psychology 100 class, you might name it PSYCH 100. Click Next.
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The resource folder is displayed on your computer. You may now drag and drop resource files
just as though this folder is one of the folders on your computer.
Note: To access your Reggienet resource root folder in the future, you must select My
Network Places from the Start menu. It is listed as one of the network places.
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Warning: Files with names containing special characters (\, /, ?, *, ", ;, <, >, #, &, %) are not
acceptable.
Tip: You may find that the best approach for connecting a local computer to Reggienet via
WebDAV is to use a third-party WebDAV client, such as AnyClient or Cyberduck.
Setting up WebDAV in Mac OS 10.4 or Later
To set up WebDAV in Mac OS 10.4 or later, follow these steps:
1.
2.
From the Finder, select Go from the menu bar and then select Connect to Server.
In the dialog box that is displayed, type (or copy and paste) your site URL shown on the
“Upload-Download Multiple Resources” screen.
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Press the “+” button to save this path for future use.
4.
Click Connect.
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Enter your Reggienet user name and password, and then click Connect. The system
displays a Finder window on your desktop that represents the resources in your site. You may
now add or delete files for this window.
Warning: Files with names containing special characters (\, /, ?, *, ", ;, <, >, #, &, %) are not
acceptable.
Tip: You may find that the best approach for connecting a local computer to Reggienet via
WebDAV is to use a third-party WebDAV client, such as Cyberduck.
Setting up WebDAV in Mac OS 10.3 or Earlier
To set up WebDAV in Mac OS 10.3 or earlier, you must install a third-party WebDAV client, such
as Cyberduck, on your computer. To install Cyberduck, follow these steps:
1.
Download the Cyberduck WebDAV client at:
http://update.cyberduck.ch/Cyberduck-2.8.5.dmg
Warning: Be sure to download this version of Cyberduck only, and not the latest version
available on the Cyberduck web site.
2.
Using decompression software such as Stuffit, decompress the file and double-click the
.dmg file. (Depending on the version and configuration of your decompression software, the
disk image may automatically mount.) The system displays a disk image named "Cyberduck2.8.5."
3.
Drag the folder in the disk image and drop in your Applications folder.
4.
Open the Cyberduck application in your Applications folder.
5.
Click the Open Connection button.
6.
In the Server dialog box, type (or copy and paste) your site URL shown on the “UploadDownload Multiple Resources” screen.
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Enter your Reggienet user name and password and click OK. The system displays a
Finder window on your desktop that represents the resources in your Reggienet site. You can
now drag and drop between this window and other Finder windows to transfer files to and from
your site's resources folder.
Warning: Files with names containing special characters (\, /, ?, *, ", ;, <, >, #, &, %) are not
acceptable.
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Tests & Quizzes
If you are an instructor, the Tests & Quizzes tool allows you to create online assessments and
learning enrichment instruments such as tests and quizzes, self-study questions, language
drills, and practice problem sets for delivery via a web interface to students or other site
participants. You may also use this tool to create surveys to gather information or collect
informal feedback from site members.
This tool has many important features.
Assessments may contain any of these types of questions:

True/false

Matching

Multiple choice

Short answer/essay (appropriate for answers of up to 4,000 characters)

Fill-in-the-blank

Numeric response (especially valuable for math assessments)

Calculated

Survey (helpful for class evaluations)

File upload (students upload a file to answer the question; useful for long essay
questions and questions that require students to create a spreadsheet, picture,
PowerPoint presentation, or other material in one or many commonly used file formats)

Audio recording (students record an audio file and submit it for assessment)
This tool also includes the following important features.

A rich text editor allows you to format section headers, question text, answers, and your
feedback.

You may organize questions into question pools in order to re-use key questions.
Question pools that you create in one site are available to you from all sites you own.
You may also share question pools with other users, if they are members of your site
and have Instructor or Teaching Assistant roles.

When the course site is created, you may use the Site Setup or Site Editor tool to import
assessments from other sites you own. For more information, see the sections on these
tools.

You may import previously created tests, quizzes, and surveys using IMS QTI compliant
XML files or IMS content packages.

You may import questions from assessments created in Respondus.

You may create questions one at a time by entering them into online forms (the
standard approach). You also have the option of entering information for one or many
questions directly into a single text box with the aid of special punctuation (quick create
approach).

You have the option of providing feedback for both correct and incorrect responses.

You may choose how to deliver and collect each assessment. For example, you can
determine when an assessment will become available, set time limits, determine how
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many times a student can take an assessment, and indicate whether or not late
submissions will be accepted.

You may choose how to organize assessments and may scramble them in various ways.
For example, you may scramble questions so they appear in a different order for each
student, scramble multiple choice answers so that they are displayed in a different order
for each student, and create question pools with more questions than necessary so that
each student receives a random choice of questions.

You may create a variety of templates (that is, assessment types) that serve different
purposes or are appropriate in different disciplines. For example, you may create a basic
test template on which most or all of your tests will be based, while your quizzes may be
based on a different template. For each type or template that you create, you may
specify the parameters under which the assessment will be presented, delivered and
submitted. Each assessment type contains settings but does not contain individual
questions.

You may override assessment type settings at the level of the individual assessment. By
configuring an assessment's settings, you can control a wide range of conditions for
organizing, delivering and taking the assessment. For example, to specify locations for
taking an assessment, you may indicate a range of IP addresses. You may also specify
when an assessment is to become available, set time limits for taking the assessment,
determine how many times a student can take an assessment, and indicate whether late
submissions will be allowed.

You may add attachments (by uploading local files, specifying URLs, and selecting files
from Resources & Materials) to any question.

For true/false, multiple choice, and fill-in-the blank questions, you may have Reggienet
grade answers automatically.

A person must grade short answer/essay and file upload questions. However, when you
create a test, at your option, you may include model answers to guide graders and
display to students after feedback has been delivered. (The system displays model
answers in a new window.)

If you choose, Reggienet can automatically transfer grades to the Gradebook or
Gradebook tool for easy calculation or conversion.

If you are a student, the Tests & Quizzes tool allows you to work on assessments and
submit them to your instructor online. For short essay questions, you may use the rich
text editor.
Accessing the Tests & Quizzes Tool
To access the Tests & Quizzes tool, click Tests & Quizzes in the tools menu on the left side of
your screen. Reggienet displays the Tests & Quizzes home page.
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If you are an instructor, you will see the home page shown above. The instructor's home page
is also known as the Assessments screen.
The home page lists two types of assessments: pending assessments and published
assessments. Pending assessments include all assessments that are currently available (though
not necessarily in use) in your site. You may change anything in a pending assessment.
Published assessments are copies of pending assessments that have been published for use by
participants. If you choose to edit a test after it has been published, Reggienet will retract it,
and you will have to republish it after making your changes.
Creating and Working With Assessment Types
An assessment type is a collection of settings that govern the delivery of a group of
assessments. Assessment types are associated with assessments but do not contain questions.
The Tests & Quizzes tool has several predefined types that are available to you via the Choose
assessment type pulldown list. However, the predefined assessment types may not meet all
of your needs, so we recommend that you create your own.
Creating an Assessment Type
To create a new type of assessment, access the Tests & Quizzes tool and follow these steps:
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1. If the Tests & Quizzes home page is not displayed and you do not see the menu at the
top of the screen, click the Reset button.
2. In the Tests & Quizzes menu bar near the top of the screen, click the Assessment
Types button. Reggienet displays the Assessment Types screen.
This screen displays a list of assessment types for the course.
3. In the Title box, type a name for the new assessment type.
4. Click Create. Reggienet displays the Edit Assessment Type screen.
The assessment type form contains 13 sections.
5. Work through the sections by opening them and choosing the appropriate options for
your assessment type.

To open a section, click the triangle icon ( ) for it.
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To close a section, click its triangle icon ( ) again.
For information about each section, refer to the table below.
In many sections, there is a check box for Can edit default value (below). If you
expect to change the settings in a section on a per-assessment basis, check this box.
Warning: Deselecting the Can edit default value box will prevent you from ever editing this
setting after you associate the assessment type with a published assessment. Please deselect
with caution.
Section
Entries
Assessment Type
Information
To enable students to view the information you enter in this section, check
the Can be viewed box. To keep students from seeing this information,
clear the box.
Enter a title for the assessment, the name of the author(s) of the
assessment, and a description of, or introduction to, the assessment.
Assessment
Introduction
If the author and/or description may vary in assessments that use this
assessment type, check the appropriate box(es) to specify that the author
and/or description can be edited. Otherwise, uncheck the box(es).
Assessment
Released to
Check boxes to indicate whether the assessments that use this assessment
type are to be released to anonymous users or site members. If you select
Anonymous Users, anyone to whom you've given the URL can take this
assessment. If you select Site instead, only site members may take the
assessment, either via the URL or from within the site. You must select an
option here, and the options are mutually exclusive.
High Security
Specify whether only certain IP addresses can access the assessments (if,
for example, your test needs to be proctored in a specific lab on campus) or
whether a secondary username and password is to be used for accessing
assessments that use this assessment type (if, for example, you need to
publish a second version of an exam for a student with learning disabilities
who needs more time than other students, you might create the exam, fill in
these boxes, and then send the login information to the student).
Timed
Assessment
You can make the assessment a timed assessment and specify the amount
of time allowed. Reggienet submits the assessment automatically when the
allowed time has passed.
Assessment
Organization
Govern the appearance and behavior of certain aspects of assessments that
use this assessment type.
Navigation:
To force participants to progress forward through an assessment without
access to the table of contents and previous pages, click Linear access. Or,
to allow participants to move from question to question throughout the
assessment using the Previous and Next buttons and the table of contents,
click Random access.
Question Layout:
Choose to display each question on a separate web page, each part of the
assessment on a separate web page, or the complete assessment on one
web page.
If you put all questions on one page and students lose connectivity while
working, none of their answers will be saved. On the other hand, if you
place each question on a separate page, then students must click 'save and
continue' to proceed. This ensures that each answer is saved as it is
entered. Therefore, we recommend that you select one question per page
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or, if the assessment contains multiple parts, at least put each part on a
separate Web page.
Numbering:
Choose continuous numbering throughout the assessment or restart
numbering with each part.
Mark for Review
Check Add Mark for Review feature to let students bookmark questions
they want to return to before submitting. In the assessment’s table of
contents, a question mark will be displayed next to each bookmarked
question. Note: This option is only available if you have selected Random
access navigation in the Assessment Organization section.
Submissions
Specify the maximum number of submissions to allow. Use the Late
Handling option to indicate whether to accept submissions after the due
date. If you choose to accept late submissions, such submissions will be
flagged during grading.
Submission
Message
If you plan to create a submission message (this message displays to
students after they submit the assessment), or if you plan to redirect your
students to another URL upon completion of this assignment, select the
Submission Message and/or the Final Page URL box.
Feedback
Choose an option for delivering feedback to participants.
Choose the type(s) of feedback to display to the participants. Any
combination of types is permitted.
WARNING: The option for immediate feedback is appropriate for self-study
but must be used with caution in other situations. If you check both
Immediate Feedback and Correct Response, students will be allowed to
display correct answers at any time (either before or after answering a
question) and enter or change their own answers accordingly. Similarly, if
you check both Immediate Feedback and Question Level Feedback,
students will be allowed to display feedback on the answer they chose (if
such feedback was entered when the question was created) and change
their answers accordingly. To prevent students from accessing feedback
during an assessment, choose a combination of selections with “Immediate
Feedback” that does not involve the display of correct answers or other
critical information. You may also select Only Release Student's
Assessment Scores (questions not shown), to avoid displaying
questions altogether.
Grading
Students' Identities
Specify whether grading is to be anonymous (in which case, graders cannot
see usernames associated with assessment submissions)
Gradebook Options
Specify whether grades should be sent to the Gradebook tool, and how to
process scores if multiple submissions are allowed. Note: If you select
anonymous grading, you will know each student’s score only if you send the
grades to the Gradebook tool.
Recorded Score If Multiple Submissions per User
Specify how a score should be recorded when multiple submissions are
accepted—you may record the highest score or the last score.
Graphics
Use hexadecimal notation to specify a background color if you want the
background to be any color other than white/gray, and specify a background
image to display, if desired.
Metadata
Specify whether metadata is to be recorded to facilitate searches for and
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categorizations of assessments that use this assessment type. Metadata
options include keywords, objectives, and rubrics. (Note: The search feature
has not yet been implemented.)
6. To save these settings, click Save. Reggienet displays the Assessment Types screen.
Your new assessment type is displayed in the list of assessment types. Or, to return to
the Assessment Types screen without saving this assessment type, click Cancel.
Changing an Assessment Type
To change an assessment type, access the Tests & Quizzes tool and follow these steps:
1. If the Tests & Quizzes home page is not displayed and you do not see the menu at the
top of the screen, click the Reset button.
2. In the Tests & Quizzes menu bar, click the Assessment Types button. Reggienet
displays the Assessment Types screen.
3. In the Saved Assessment Types section, click the title of the assessment type you want
to change.
4. Make changes as needed.
5. To save the changed settings, click Save. Reggienet displays the Assessment Types
screen. Or, to return to the Assessment Types screen without saving your changes, click
Cancel.
Deleting an Assessment Type
To delete an assessment type, access the Tests & Quizzes tool and follow these steps:
1. If the Tests & Quizzes home page is not displayed and you do not see the menu at the
top of the screen, click the Reset button.
2. In the Tests & Quizzes menu bar, click the Assessment Types button. Reggienet
displays the Assessment Types screen.
3. In the Saved Assessment Types section, click the Remove link under the assessment
type you want to delete.
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Reggienet displays a confirmation screen.
To delete the assessment type, click Remove. Reggienet displays the Assessment Types screen
and the title of the assessment type you removed is no longer displayed in the list. Or, to
return to that screen without deleting the assessment type, click Cancel.
Creating an Assessment (Standard Approach)
Creating a new assessment is a four-step process:
1. Naming the Assessment
2. Configuring Settings for an Assessment.
3. Creating a Part or Parts for the Assessment.
4. Creating Questions for the Assessment.
Naming the Assessment
To name your assessment, access the Tests & Quizzes tool and follow these steps:
1. If the Tests & Quizzes home page is not displayed and you do not see the menu at the
top of the screen, click the Reset button.
2. Enter a title for this assessment in the Title box.
3. Select the Create using assessment builder radio button.
4. To use an existing assessment type as a template for this assessment, choose the
appropriate type from the Choose assessment type pulldown list. This step is optional.
Warning: Be sure to review the settings of the existing types closely to be sure they match
your needs. After you select a type for an assessment, you cannot change it.
5. Click the Create button next to the Title box. Reggienet displays the Questions screen.
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This screen shows the parts that make up the assessment. When you first create an
assessment, it contains only one part. It is called "Default."
Configuring Settings for an Assessment
To configure settings for an assessment, follow these steps:
1. Access the Settings screen. You may do so in one of two ways:
a. If Reggienet is already displaying the Questions screen for the assessment you want,
click the Settings link.
b. On the Tests & Quizzes home page, find the appropriate assessment in the Pending
Assessments section. From the Action dropdown menu for that assessment, select
Settings.
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2. When Reggienet displays the Settings screen, you’ll see the following list of menu
sections:
Reggienet displays up to 14 menu sections, each of which offers different options for this
assessment. The assessment type you chose determines whether certain settings are
editable.
Work through the menu sections by opening them and choosing the appropriate options
for this assessment.
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To open all sections, click the Open link under the title of the screen.

To close all sections, click the Close link under the title of the screen.

To open a section, click the triangle icon (

To close a section, click its triangle icon (
) for it.
) again.
For information about each section, refer to the table below.
Section
Entries
Assessment
Type
Information
System-generated entries showing the title of the assessment
type, the author(s) of it, and any description that has been
entered for it.
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Assessment
Introduction
If desired, change the title, author(s), and description of this
assessment.
Delivery Dates
Click the calendar icons and select the dates the assessment is to
be available to participants, is due, and is to be retracted. Enter
times in the format shown on the screen.
The available, due and retract dates for an assessment depend on
Reggienet system clock, not your computer clock. Be aware of
this parameter if you have students on different time zones.
Assessment
Released to
Click to select to release this assessment to anonymous users, to
course participants, or to one or more groups. If you choose
Selected Groups, the tool displays a list of groups; check the
appropriate box for each group to which the assessment is to be
released.
High Security
To specify that only specific IP addresses can access this
assessment, check the appropriate box and enter the IP
addresses. Or, to restrict access to users who enter a specific
username and password, check the appropriate box and enter the
username and password.
Timed
Assessment
If this is a timed assessment, check the box and specify the
number of hours and minutes allowed.
Assessment
Organization
Govern the appearance and behavior of certain aspects of
assessments that use this assessment type.
Navigation:
To force participants to progress forward through an assessment
without access to the table of contents and previous pages, click
Linear access. Or, to allow participants to move from question to
question throughout the assessment using the Previous and Next
buttons and the table of contents, click Random access.
Question Layout:
Choose to display each question on a separate web page, each
part of the assessment on a separate web page, or the complete
assessment on one web page.
If you put all questions on one page and students lose
connectivity while working, none of their answers will be saved.
On the other hand, if you place each question on a separate page,
then students must click 'save and continue' to proceed. This
ensures that each answer is saved as it is entered. Therefore, we
recommend that you select one question per page or, if the
assessment contains multiple parts, at least put each part on a
separate Web page.
Numbering:
Choose continuous numbering throughout the assessment or
restart numbering with each part.
Mark for Review
Check Add Mark for Review feature to let students bookmark
questions they want to return to before submitting. In the
assessment’s table of contents, a question mark will be displayed
next to each bookmarked question. Note: This option is only
available if you have selected Random access navigation in the
Assessment Organization section.
Submissions
Specify the maximum number of submissions allowed. Use the
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Late Handling option to indicate whether to accept submissions
after the due date. If you choose to accept late submissions, such
submissions will be flagged during grading.
Submission
Message
To send a message to participants when they submit the
assessment, TAB to the Submission Message box and enter a
message. Or, in the Final page URL box, specify a URL that
contains the message to be delivered to participants.
Feedback
Choose an option for delivering feedback to participants.
Choose the type(s) of feedback to display to the participants. Any
combination of types is permitted.
WARNING: The option for immediate feedback is appropriate for
self-study but must be used with caution in other situations. If
you check both Immediate Feedback and Correct Response,
students will be allowed to display correct answers at any time
(either before or after answering a question) and enter or change
their own answers accordingly. Similarly, if you check both
Immediate Feedback and Question Level Feedback, students
will be allowed to display feedback on the answer they chose (if
such feedback was entered when the question was created) and
change their answers accordingly. To prevent students from
accessing feedback during an assessment, choose a combination
of selections with “Immediate Feedback” that does not involve the
display of correct answers or other critical information. You may
also select Only Release Student's Assessment Scores
(questions not shown), to avoid displaying questions
altogether.
Grading
Students' Identities
Specify whether grading is to be anonymous (in which case,
graders cannot see usernames associated with assessment
submissions)
Gradebook Options
Specify whether grades should be sent to the Gradebook tool, and
how to process scores if multiple submissions are allowed. Note:
If you select anonymous grading, you will know each student’s
score only if you send the grades to the Gradebook tool.
Recorded Score If Multiple Submissions per User
Specify how a score should be recorded when multiple
submissions are accepted—you may record the highest score or
the last score.
Graphics
Change the appearance of your assessment:
In the Background Color box, specify a six-digit hexadecimal
background color. Or, in the Background Image box, enter the
URL of an image file to be used as the background image for the
assessment.
Metadata
Specify the keywords, objective, and/or rubrics to be used for
searches and for categorizing this assessment.
3. To save these settings, click Save Settings. Reggienet saves your settings and displays
the Tests & Quizzes home page. To save these settings and publish the assessment,
click Save Settings and Publish. Reggienet displays the Publish Assessment screen.
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Or, to return to the Tests & Quizzes home page without saving the settings, click
Cancel.
Changing Settings for an Assessment
You may change settings in any assessment, whether they are pending or published.
To change the settings for an assessment, access the Tests & Quizzes tool and follow these
steps:
1. If the Tests & Quizzes home page is not displayed and you do not see the menu at the
top of the screen, click the Reset button.
2. Find the assessment you want to work with.
3. From the Action dropdown menu for the assessment, select Settings. Reggienet
displays the Settings screen.
4. Change settings, as needed.
Note: For more information on working with settings, see Configuring Settings for an
Assessment, steps 2 and 3.
5. To save the changed settings, click Save Settings. Reggienet saves your settings and
displays the Tests & Quizzes home page. Or, to return to that screen without changing
settings, click Cancel.
Tip: You may also change settings by displaying the Questions screen and clicking Settings
near the top of the screen.
Creating a Part or Parts for the Assessment
Each assessment must contain at least one part (that is, one section). A new assessment
includes an automatically created part called “Default." You can begin adding questions (see
Creating Questions) immediately to "Default," or you can create additional parts.
You may add a new part to any assessment.
To create a part for an assessment, access the Tests & Quizzes tool and follow these steps:
1. If Reggienet is displaying the Questions screen for the assessment you want, go to step
3, below.
If the Tests & Quizzes home page is not displayed and you do not see the menu at the
top of the screen, click the Reset button.
2. From the Action dropdown menu for the assessment you want to work with, select Edit.
Reggienet displays the Questions screen for that assessment.
3. Click the Add Part link.
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Reggienet displays the Add/Edit Part screen.
4. Enter a name for this part of the assessment in the Title box.
5. If desired, use the Information box and enter instructions or other information for this
part of the assessment.
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6. In the Type section, click to indicate whether you will author one question at a time or
draw from a pool of questions. If you click Random draw from question pool:

Select the appropriate pool from the pulldown list and specify the number of
questions to be drawn from it.

If desired, override the point value assigned to these questions in the pool by
entering the point value you want to assign for the assessment you are working with.

Click a radio button to specify the type of randomization.
7. If you did not select random draw, proceed to the Question ordering section and click to
select the order of questions.
8. In the Metadata section, enter specific objectives, keywords, and rubrics to be used for
search and categorization.
9. To save your entries, click Save. Reggienet displays the Questions screen. Or, to return
to that screen without saving your entries, click Cancel.
If you clicked Save, the Questions screen now lists the part you have created.
Changing a Part
To change a part in an assessment, display the Questions screen for the assessment (see
Creating a Part or Parts for the Assessment, steps 1 and 2) and follow these steps:
1. Click the Edit option for the part you want to change. Reggienet displays the Add/Edit
Part screen.
2. Change entries in the sections, as appropriate.
3. To save your changes, click Save. Reggienet displays the Questions screen. Or, to
return to that screen without saving your changes, click Cancel.
Changing the Order of Parts
To change the order of parts within an assessment, follow these steps:
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1. Display the Questions screen for the assessment (see Creating a Part or Parts for the
Assessment, steps 1 and 2).
2. Using the Part pulldown lists, change the numerical order of the parts.
Reggienet displays the parts in the revised order.
Copying All Questions in a Part to a Question Pool
You may copy all questions in any part of an assessment to one or more question pools. To do
so, display the Questions screen for the assessment (see Creating a Part or Parts for the
Assessment, steps 1 and 2) and follow these steps:
1. Find the appropriate part of the assessment and click the Copy to Pool option to the
right of its name. Reggienet displays the Copy Question screen.
2. Check the box to the left of each pool to which you want to copy all questions in this
assessment part.
3. To save your changes, click Copy. Reggienet copies the questions as you directed and
displays the Questions screen. Or, to return to that screen without copying questions
from this part of the assessment, click Cancel.
Deleting a Part
To delete a part from an assessment, display the Questions screen for the assessment (see
Creating a Part or Parts for the Assessment, steps 1 and 2) and follow these steps:
1. Click the Remove option for the part you want to delete. Reggienet displays a
confirmation screen.
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2. To remove the part and all of its questions, click Remove part and all questions. To
remove the part and move the questions in it to another part in the assessment, click
the remaining option and select the destination for the questions from the pulldown list.
3. To continue to delete the part, click Remove. Reggienet displays the Questions screen,
and the part is no longer listed. Or, to Questions screen, turn to that screen without
deleting the part, click Cancel.
Creating Questions for the Assessment
Using the Tests & Quizzes tool, you can create new questions to add to your assessment and
add questions from a Question Pool. You may add questions to any unpublished assessment.
Unpublished assessments are listed on the Tests & Quizzes home page under Pending
Assessments.
Note: You may not add questions to a published assessment.
To create a new question, display the Questions screen for the assessment (see Creating a Part
or Parts for the Assessment) and follow these steps:
1. Under the appropriate part, select the type of question you want to add from the Insert
New Question pulldown list.
Reggienet displays the Edit Question screen. The format of the screen varies, depending
on the type of question you chose.
2. Enter appropriate information for the question, according to the instructions given below
for the question type. Or, to change the type of question, select from the Change
Question Type pulldown list.
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3. To add one or more attachments to the question, click Add Attachments and follow the
instructions in Adding an Attachment
4. To save the question, click Save. Reggienet displays the Questions screen, increments
the total number of questions for the part, and displays the question. Or, to return to
that screen without saving the question, click Cancel.
Entering Information for a Multiple Choice Question
When you select Multiple Choice on the Edit Question screen, Reggienet displays the
following:
Enter the appropriate information by following these steps:
1. In the Answer Point Value box, enter the point value you want to assign to this
question. For an ungraded question, enter 0 (zero).
Note: The value you enter in the Answer Point Value box determines the point value for the
entire question. If your question has two correct answers and students may select multiple
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answers, entering 10 in the Answer Point Value box will make each correct response worth 5
points. If your question has multiple correct answers but students may only select a single
answer, a correct response is worth the full answer point value. Incorrect answers are worth
negative points, but the total points earned for the question must be equal to or greater than
zero.
2. In the Answer section, select one of the following:

Single Correct (default)—Question has only one correct response and incorrect
answers are not worth negative points.

Single Correct, Enable Negative Marking—Click on the additional radio button if
you want incorrect answers to be worth negative points; enter the point amount in
the displayed field.

Single Correct, Enable Partial Credit—Click on the additional radio button if you
want partial credit for incorrect answers.

Multiple Correct, Single Selection—Question has more than one correct response,
but students may only select one answer.

Multiple Correct, Multiple Selection—Question has more than one correct
response, and students may select more than one answer.
Tip: Click on the Reset to Default Grading Logic link if you want to return to the default
“Single Correct” option.
3. In the Question Text box, enter the question. If you choose to use the rich text editor,
use the pulldown lists and buttons to format the text of the question as appropriate. For
information on using these options, see Using the Rich Text Editor.
4. Create your answers:

In the text boxes provided, enter your possible responses. Or, use the rich text
editor to format your answers.

To indicate a correct response or multiple correct responses, click the Correct
Answer radio button where appropriate.

If an incorrect answer will receive partial credit, indicate the percentage of the
Answer Point Value for that response in the % Value box. Click on the Reset Score
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Values link to clear percentages for all responses. Note: by default, Reggienet does
not allow you to enter a partial credit for a correct answer.

To present fewer possible answers, click the Remove link next to text boxes you
want to remove.

To present more possible answers, select the number of answers to insert from the
Insert additional answers pulldown list.
5. To display the possible answers in random order, under Randomize Answers, click Yes.
To display answers in the order shown on the question editing screen (the default), click
No.
6. To require participants to provide a rationale for choosing an answer, under Required
Rationale, click Yes. If you do not require a rationale (the default), click No.
7. Using the Assign to Part pulldown list, select the part (that is, the section) of the
assessment to which you want to assign this question. Leave the entry as the default
value if you have not created any parts.
8. To assign this question to a question pool, select the name of the desired pool from the
Assign to question pool pulldown list.
9. To provide question-level feedback for correct and/or incorrect answers, enter text in
the boxes under “Correct/Incorrect Answer Feedback.”
Entering Information for a Survey Question
To create a survey question, select Survey on the Edit Question screen.
Follow the instructions for creating a multiple choice question (see Entering Information for a
Multiple Choice Question), except for the following differences:

The Answer Point Value entry is set by default to 0 (zero).

For possible answers, choose the scale you want to use. To select a scale, click its
corresponding radio button.

You do not have the option of randomizing answers or requiring a rationale.

Be sure to select anonymous grading.
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Entering Information for a Short Answer/Essay Question
Note: For information on using the pulldown lists and button noted here, see Using the Rich
Text Editor.
Short answer questions are appropriate when the responses do not exceed 4,000 characters in
length (approximately two pages). After selecting Short Answer/Essay on the Edit Question
screen, follow these steps:
1. In the Answer Point Value box, enter the point value you want to assign to this
question. For an ungraded question, enter 0 (zero).
2. In the Question Text box, enter the question. Use the pulldown lists and buttons to
format the text of the question as appropriate.
3. Using the Assign to Part pulldown list, select the part (that is, the section) of the
assessment to which you want to assign this question. Leave the entry as the default
value if you have not created any parts.
4. To assign this question to a question pool, select the name of the desired pool from the
Assign to question pool pulldown list.
5. In the Answer box, enter a model answer, if desired. Use the pulldown lists and buttons
to format the text of the question as appropriate. Graders use this answer to evaluate
the answers provided by participants who take this assessment.
6. In the Feedback box, enter appropriate feedback to participants, if desired. Use the
pulldown lists and buttons to format the text, as appropriate. Graders use this
information to guide them in giving feedback.
Entering Information for a Fill-in-the-Blank Question
Note: For information on using the pulldown lists and button noted here, see Using the Rich
Text Editor.
After selecting Fill in the Blank on the Edit Question screen, follow these steps:
1. In the Answer Point Value box, enter the point value you want to assign to this
question. For an ungraded question, enter 0 (zero).
Note: The value you enter in the Answer Point Value box determines the point value for the
entire question. For fill-in-the-blank questions with more than one correct answer, each
possible correct answer is worth an equal percentage of the total point value. For example, if
your question has two correct answers, entering 10 in the Answer Point Value box makes
each response worth 5 points.
2. In the Question Text box, enter the question. Use the pulldown lists and buttons to
format the text of the question as appropriate.

Place curly braces { } around words requiring a blank (that is, the place for a
specific answer) For example: {gravity}. Keep in mind that spelling is taken into
account for automatic grading, but capitalization is not. In the {gravity} example,
both “gravity” and “Gravity” are acceptable answers, but any misspelling of the word
“gravity” is not acceptable.

If more than one response is correct for a given blank, or to allow alternate spellings,
use pipes (|) to separate the alternate responses. For example: Much to everyone's
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surprise, Darth Vader actually was Luke Skywalker's
{father|dad|poppa|pater|pa|daddy}.

For questions with more than one blank, the responses can be mutually exclusive, so
each blank must contain a unique response. For example: The colors of the American
flag are {red|white|blue}, {red|white|blue}, and {red|white|blue}. For this
example, the grading engine looks for three unique answers. To answer correctly,
the participant must respond with some combination of red, white, and blue. To
effect this type of mutual exclusivity with fill-in-the-blank responses, select the
Mutually Exclusive checkbox.
3. Using the Assign to Part pulldown list, select the part (that is, the section) of the
assessment to which you want to assign this question. Leave the entry as the default
value if you have not created any parts.
4. To assign this question to a question pool, select the name of the desired pool from the
Assign to question pool pulldown list.
5. Optionally, in the Feedback boxes, enter appropriate feedback for correct and incorrect
answers. Use the pulldown lists and buttons to format the text, as appropriate. Graders
use this information to guide them in giving feedback.
Entering Information for a Numeric Response Question
Note: For information on using the pulldown lists and button noted here, see Using the Rich
Text Editor.
After selecting Numeric Response on the Edit Question screen, follow these steps:
1. In the Answer Point Value box, enter the point value you want to assign to this
question. For an ungraded question, enter 0 (zero).
Note: The value you enter in the Answer Point Value box determines the point value for the
entire question. For numeric response questions with more than one correct answer, each
possible correct answer is worth an equal percentage of the total point value. For example, if
your question has two correct answers, entering 10 in the Answer Point Value box makes
each response worth 5 points.
2. In the Question Text box, enter the question. Use the pulldown lists and buttons to
format the text of the question as appropriate.

Place curly braces { } around numbers that require a blank (for example: 3*3= {9}
y 2+2= {4} requires a blank before the digits 9 and 4).

If a range of values is acceptable, insert a pipe between the highest and lowest
acceptable values (for example: 5|8 accepts answers of 5, 6, 7, and 8).
3. Using the Assign to Part pulldown list, select the part (that is, the section) of the
assessment to which you want to assign this question. Leave the entry as the default
value if you have not created any parts.
4. To assign this question to a question pool, select the name of the desired pool from the
Assign to question pool pulldown list.
5. In the Feedback boxes, enter appropriate feedback for correct and incorrect answers, if
desired. Use the pulldown lists and buttons to format the text, as appropriate. Graders
use this information to guide them in giving feedback.
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Entering Information for a Matching Question
Note: For information on using the pulldown lists and button noted here, see Using the Rich
Text Editor.
After selecting Matching on the Edit Question screen, follow these steps:
1. In the Answer Point Value box, enter the point value you want to assign to this
question. For an ungraded question, enter 0 (zero). Incorrect answers are worth
negative points.
2. In the Question Text box, enter the question. Use the pulldown lists and buttons to
format the text of the question as appropriate.
3. In the Choice box, enter a choice. Use the pulldown lists and buttons to format the text,
as appropriate.
4. In the Match box, enter the correct match for the choice you specified in step 3. Use the
pulldown lists and buttons to format the text, as appropriate.
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5. In the Correct Match Feedback and Incorrect Match Feedback boxes, enter
appropriate feedback to participants, if desired. Use the pulldown lists and buttons to
format the text, as appropriate.
6. Click the Save Pairing button. Reggienet saves the pair you have created and displays
it under the Add/Edit Pairing and Optional Feedback header.
7. To create more matched pairs, repeat steps 3 – 6.
8. To change a matched pair that you have created, click Edit and make changes as
needed.
9. To delete a matched pair that you have created, click Remove. Reggienet removes the
pair immediately. It does not display a warning or confirmation message first.
10. Using the Assign to Part pulldown list, select the part (that is, the section) of the
assessment to which you want to assign this question. Leave the entry as the default
value if you have not created any parts.
11. To assign this question to a question pool, select the name of the desired pool from the
Assign to question pool pulldown list.
12. To provide question-level feedback for correct and/or incorrect answers, enter text in
the boxes under Correct/Incorrect Answer Feedback.
Entering Information for a True/False Question
Note: For information on using the pulldown lists and button noted here, see Using the Rich
Text Editor.
After selecting True False on the Edit Question screen, follow these steps:
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1. In the Answer Point Value box, enter the point value you want to assign to this
question. For an ungraded question, enter 0 (zero).
2. In the Question Text box, enter the multiple choice question. Use the pulldown lists
and buttons to format the text of the question as appropriate.
3. In the Answer section, click to select the correct answer. (True or False).
4. To require participants to provide a rationale for choosing an answer, under Required
Rationale, click Yes. If you do not require a rationale (the default), click No.
5. Using the Assign to Part pulldown list, select the part (that is, the section) of the
assessment to which you want to assign this question. Leave the entry as the default
value if you have not created any parts.
6. To assign this question to a question pool, select the name of the desired pool from the
Assign to question pool pulldown list.
7. To provide question-level feedback for correct and/or incorrect answers, enter text in
the boxes under Correct/Incorrect Answer Feedback.
Entering Information for a File Upload Question
After selecting File Upload on the Edit Question screen, follow these steps:
1. In the Answer Point Value box, enter the point value you want to assign to this
question. For an ungraded question, enter 0 (zero).
2. In the Question Text box, enter the question. Use the pulldown lists and buttons to
format the text of the question as appropriate.
3. Using the Assign to Part pulldown list, select the part (that is, the section) of the
assessment to which you want to assign this question. Leave the entry as the default
value if you have not created any parts.
4. To assign this question to a question pool, select the name of the desired pool from the
Assign to question pool pulldown list.
5. To provide feedback to participants, enter text in the Feedback box. Use the pulldown
lists and buttons to format the text, as appropriate.
Entering Information for an Audio Recording Question
After selecting File Upload on the Edit Question screen, follow these steps:
1. In the Answer Point Value box, enter the point value you want to assign to this
question. For an ungraded question, enter 0 (zero).
2. In the Question Text box, enter the question. Use the pulldown lists and buttons to
format the text of the question as appropriate.
3. To add an attachment, click Add Attachments and follow the instructions in Adding an
Attachment.
4. In the Time allowed box, enter the number of seconds permitted to a student for
recording an answer.
5. In the Number of attempts box, use the pulldown list to specify the number of
attempts the student is permitted for re-recording his or her answer.
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6. Using the Assign to Part pulldown list, select the part (that is, the section) of the
assessment to which you want to assign this question. Leave the entry as the default
value if you have not created any parts.
7. To assign this question to a question pool, select the name of the desired pool from the
Assign to question pool pulldown list.
8. To provide feedback to participants, enter text in the Feedback box. Use the pulldown
lists and buttons to format the text, as appropriate.
Creating a Calculated Question
Note: You can add a variety of formatting to all text you provide in a question, by clicking on
the Show/Hide Rich-Text Editor link for the appropriate text box and using the rich text
editor that is displayed. For information on using the pulldown lists and button noted here, see
Using the Rich Text Editor.
When you create a calculated question, you must define variables and a formula. For each
student taking the assessment, ReggieNet assigns a different set of values for the variables and
calculates the correct answer based on the formula.
To create this type of question, select Calculated Question on the Edit Question page.
Then, follow these steps:
1. In the Answer Point Value box, enter the point value you want to assign to this question.
For an ungraded question, enter 0 (zero).
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2. In the Question Text box, enter the question. When entering text, keep in mind the
following:
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Insert single curly braces around a variable name. If a variable is named “x,” you
should enter {x}. Insert double curly braces around a formula name. If a formula is
named “z,” you should enter {{z}}.
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Variable and formula names may contain both numbers and letters, but they must
begin with a letter. A variable and formula cannot have the same name.
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The placement of a formula name in the text determines where students see the field
for entering an answer.
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When a question includes multiple formulas, points for the question are divided
according to the number of formulas, and students may earn partial credit. If a
question includes two formulas and is worth 10 points, for example, a student will
earn 5 points for entering the correct answer in one of the two fields.
To add one or more attachments, click Add Attachments and follow the instructions in
Adding an Attachment.
3. Click on the Extract Variables and Formulas button. Reggienet lists the names of the
variables and formula(s) you included in the question text, as well as fields and menus
for defining them.
4. In the Variables section, define the range for each variable by entering values in the Min
and Max fields. Set the decimal places for each variable by selecting from the Decimal
Places dropdown menus.
5. In the Formula field(s), enter the formula(s) for calculating the correct answer. For the
example above, you would enter the following:
3*{x}+{x}+{y}
Tip: For a list of operators, functions, and constants you may use in formulas, click on the
Show/Hide more instructions and examples link that is displayed above the question text
box.In a published assessment, you cannot change a question’s type.
6. Define the allowed tolerance for a correct answer by entering a value in the Tolerance
field. You may define this tolerance either as a constant (such as the default, “0.01”) or
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as a percentage (such as “1.5%”). Set the allowed decimal places for the answer by
selecting from the Decimal Places dropdown menu.
7.
If you want to assign the question to another part in the assessment, select the
appropriate part from the Assign to Part dropdown menu.
8. To assign this question to a question pool, select the name of the desired pool from the
Assign to question pool dropdown menu.
9. To provide question-level feedback for correct and/or incorrect answers, enter text in
the boxes under Correct/Incorrect Answer Feedback.
10. Click Save. The CLE once again displays the Questions page, where you’ll find the new
question in the appropriate part and in the appropriate order. To return to the Questions
page without saving the question, click Cancel.
When a student takes the assessment, the calculated question might look like this:
Keep in mind that if students are allowed to submit an assessment multiple times, they will see
a different set of values—and will need to enter a different answer—for a calculated question
each time they take the assessment.
Changing a Question
Note: In a published assessment, you cannot change a question’s type.
To change a question, display the Questions screen for the assessment (see Creating a Part or
Parts for the Assessment, steps 1 and 2) and follow these steps:
1. Find the question you want to change and click the Edit option for it. Reggienet displays
the Edit Question screen.
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This screen displays the current information for the question.
2. Referring to Creating Questions for the Assessment and the instructions for specific
types of questions, make changes as needed.
Changing the Order of Questions
To change the order of questions within an assessment, follow these steps:
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1. Display the Questions screen for the appropriate assessment (see Creating a Part or
Parts for the Assessment, step 1).
2. Using the Question pulldown lists, change the numerical order of the questions.
Reggienet displays the questions in the revised order.
Deleting a Question
You may delete questions from any unpublished assessment. Unpublished assessments are
listed on the Tests & Quizzes home page under Pending Assessments.
Note: You may not delete questions from a published assessment.
To delete a question from an assessment, display the Questions screen for the assessment (see
Creating a Part or Parts for the Assessment, steps 1 and 2) and follow these steps:
1. Click the Remove option for the question you want to delete. Reggienet displays a
confirmation screen.
2. To delete the question, click Remove. Reggienet displays the Assessments screen, and
the question is no longer listed. Or, to return to that screen without deleting the
question, click Cancel.
Creating an Assessment (Create Using Markup Text)
The “Create using markup text” option allows you to use a single text box to enter one or many
questions. This option is appropriate for multiple choice, true/false, fill-in-the-blank, and short
essay types of questions.
This option requires that you use simple but critical punctuation that indicates the start of each
new question, the number of points for it, the question itself, and the correct answer. To create
an assessment with this option, access the Tests & Quizzes tool and follow these steps:
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1. If the Tests & Quizzes home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2. Enter a title for this assessment in the Title box.
3. Click on the radio button for Create using markup text.
4. Click the Create button next to the Title box. Reggienet displays the Create
Assessment/Question Pool screen.
5. If desired, enter a description of the assessment in the Description field.
6. In the large Questions box, enter questions and answers as desired. You may paste
these from a Word or simple text document or key them in.
7. Format each question using the required punctuation. For detailed instructions and
examples, click the links on the right side of the screen. Study the examples carefully
and follow the instructions exactly.
8. To continue, click the Next button. Reggienet displays the Validate
Assessment/Question Pool screen. Or, to return to the preceding screen, click Back.
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9. Review the information for each question on the Validate Assessment/ Question Pool
screen.
10. Choose from these options:
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To create the assessment, click Create Assessment. Reggienet displays the Tests &
Quizzes home page, and the new assessment is listed there.
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To return to the preceding screen to make changes or additions, click Back.
11. After creating the assessment, on the Assessments screen, select Settings from the
Action dropdown menu next to the new assessment name. When Reggienet displays the
Settings screen, proceed as instructed in Configuring Settings for an Assessment, steps
2 and 3.
Changing an Unpublished Assessment
You may change the settings, parts, and questions for a pending assessment at any time.
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To change settings, see the table in Configuring Settings for an Assessment.
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To add a part to an assessment, see Creating a Part or Parts for the Assessment, steps 3
– 9.
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To change a part, see Changing a Part. You may enter a new title, change the order of
questions, and add or change metadata.
Note: If you do not change the default part's name, its heading (i.e., gray divider) will not
appear on your assessment. Any questions or images you place in this part will appear; only
the heading will be hidden.
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To change the order of parts in an assessment, see Changing the Order of Parts.
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To delete a part from an assessment, see Deleting a Part.
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To add questions to a part, see Creating Questions for the Assessment.
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To change questions in a part, see Changing a Question.
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To change the order of questions in a part, see Changing the Order of Questions.
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To delete questions from a part, see Deleting a Question.
Changing a Published Assessment
Note: Once the first student takes an assessment, you can still change settings, but you may
not change questions.
After an assessment has been published and before the first student takes the assessment, you
may change settings and (with some restrictions) questions.
Changing Assessment Settings
To change settings in a published assessment, access the Tests & Quizzes tool and follow these
steps:
1. If the Tests & Quizzes home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2. Find the assessment you want in the Published Assessments section.
3. Select Settings from the Action dropdown menu next to the title of the assessment.
Reggienet displays the Settings screen.
4. Depending on the information you want to change, click a triangle to open the
appropriate section.
5. Make changes as needed in the appropriate section(s).
To save the changes, click Save Settings. Reggienet saves your changes and displays the
Tests & Quizzes home page. Or, to return to the home page without changing the settings, click
Cancel.
Changing Questions
After an assessment has been published, you may change questions with the following
restrictions:
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You cannot add questions.
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You cannot delete questions.
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You cannot change a question’s type.
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You cannot change the order of questions or parts in the assessment.
To change questions in a published assessment, you must retract the assessment, make your
changes, and then republish. To do so, access the Tests & Quizzes tool and follow these steps:
1. If the Tests & Quizzes home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2. Find the assessment you want in the Published Assessments section and select Edit
from the Action dropdown menu next to its name. Reggienet displays this screen:
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3. To continue, click Edit. Or, to return to the home page, click Cancel. If you have clicked
Edit, the system displays the Questions screen along with this message:
4. Proceed as instructed in Changing a Question.
5. If you have not made any changes that affect the final score, click Republish.
Reggienet displays the Republish Assessment screen:
If you have made changes that affect the final score, click Regrade and Republish.
Reggienet displays the Regrade and Republish Assessment screen, which includes the
option to allow students who have already submitted to update their latest submissions:
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To proceed, click Republish or Regrade and Republish, as appropriate for the screen being
displayed. Or, to return to the Questions screen without republishing, click Cancel.
Changing the Order of Questions or Parts
You have two options:
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To change the order of parts in an assessment, see Changing the Order of Parts.
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To change the order of questions, see Changing the Order of Questions.
Previewing an Assessment
To preview a pending or published assessment, follow these steps:
1. If the Tests & Quizzes home page is not displayed, click the Reset button. Then, find the
appropriate assessment and select Preview from the Action dropdown menu next to its
name.
Reggienet displays the Assessment Preview screen.
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This screen shows a student's view of the assessment.
2. To step through the assessment, click Begin Assessment. Or, to return to the
Questions screen without reviewing the assessment, click Done.
3. After you have viewed the different parts of the assessment, click Done. Reggienet
displays the Tests and Quizzes home page again.
Tip: You may also preview an assessment by displaying the Questions screen and clicking
Preview near the top of the screen.
Publishing an Assessment
When you publish an assessment, you make it available to your site's participants. Participants
cannot access an assessment until it is published. Be sure to make all changes and corrections
to an assessment before publishing it. After the assessment has been published, its contents
cannot be changed.
To publish an assessment, access the Tests & Quizzes tool and follow these steps:
1. If the Tests & Quizzes home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
50. In the Pending Assessments section of the Assessments screen, select Publish from the
Action dropdown menu next to the title of the assessment you want to publish.
Reggienet displays the Publish Assessment screen.
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2. To access the Settings screen and confirm that all settings are exactly as you want
them, click Edit Settings. Make changes as necessary, and then click Save Settings
and Publish to return to the Publish Assessment screen.
3. Optionally, send students an email notification by selecting and send notification
below to students from the dropdown menu. Reggienet displays a box for entering
your message.
4. To publish this assessment, click Publish. Reggienet displays the home page, and you’ll
find the assessment in the Published Assessments section. Or, to return to the home
page without publishing the assessment, click Cancel.
Tip: You may also publish an assessment by displaying the Settings screen and clicking the
Save Settings and Publish button, or by displaying the Questions screen and clicking Publish
near the top of the screen.
Warning: The available, due, and retract dates for this assessment depend on Reggienet
system clock, not your computer clock. Be aware of this parameter if you have students in
different time zones.
Viewing Submission Status for a Published Assessment
To check the submission status of a published assessment, find the appropriate assessment in
the Published Assessments section. Reggienet displays the number of students who are in the
process of submitting, or have submitted, the assessment.
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Giving an Assessment
In order to give an assessment, you must publish it. After it has been published, your
assessment's availability depends on how you've configured specific settings:
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The assessment is available only during the time frame you specified in the Delivery
Dates setting.
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It is accessible by only those people or groups you specified in the Assessment released
to setting.
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If you listed specific IP addresses in the High Security setting, only people connecting
from those computers can access your assessment.
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If you created a secondary username and password in the High Security setting, users
must enter that username and password to gain access.
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Students in courses to which you granted access in the Assessments released to setting
can navigate to the assessment from within the Tests & Quizzes tool. For information on
taking an assessment, see For Students: Taking an Assessment.
Other users to whom you've granted access can use the URL that you received when you
published your assessment. You can distribute the URL to those individuals in any way you like,
but remember to consider the available, due, and retract dates you specified in the
assessment's Delivery Dates setting and distribute it in a timely way. If you selected
Anonymous, then anyone with the URL can take your assessment.
Working with Student Scores and Answers to Individual
Questions
Displaying Total Scores
To see how students performed on a published assessment, access the Tests & Quizzes tool and
follow these steps:
1. If the Tests & Quizzes home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2. In the Published Assessments section, find the assessment you want and select Scores
from the Action dropdown menu next to its name (this menu item is not displayed until
at least one student has taken an assessment and submitted it). Reggienet displays the
Total Scores screen.
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This screen provides information about each user. The information you see depends on
the assessment setting you specified for students’ identities:
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If you specified that graders may see students’ identities, Reggienet displays a
student’s name and user ID, as well as an email link.
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If you specified anonymous grading, Reggienet displays a submission ID only.
In either case, Reggienet also displays the following for each user:
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User role
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Submit date
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Score for submission
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Box in which you may adjust the score
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Final score that reflects any adjustment
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Box for providing a comment
If you are allowing multiple submissions, Reggienet also displays a dropdown menu that
lets you choose to see all the submissions from a student, or just the score you’ve
selected to record.
Grading Short Answer/Essay and File Upload Questions
If your test includes non-objective questions, you must grade those questions yourself. To do
so, access the Tests & Quizzes tool and follow these steps:
1. If the Tests & Quizzes home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2. In the Published Assessments section, find the assessment you want and select Scores
from the Action dropdown menu next to its name (this menu item is not displayed until
at least one student has taken an assessment and submitted it). Reggienet displays the
Total Scores screen.
3. Click on the Questions link at the top of the page
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4. Select the short answer/essay question for which you wish to display all student
responses.
5. For information on accessing a student’s submission for a file upload question, click on
the link for the attachment. Or, to see all file uploads for this assessment, see
Downloading All Uploaded Files for File Upload Questions.
6. Review the answers given and enter scores and comments, if desired, for each. You may
also attach comments.
7. Save your work by clicking Update at the bottom of the screen. When Reggienet
displays the Total Scores screen, the total score for this student has been changed to
reflect the grades you have given for each question.
Adjusting a Total Score and Adding a Comment
To adjust a student's total score and add an overall comment, display the total scores for the
appropriate assessment (see Displaying Total Scores) and follow these steps:
1. For the appropriate student, enter an adjustment to the score in the Adjustment box.
2. To add a comment, enter it in the Comment for Student box.
3. After entering changes for all appropriate participants, click Update. Reggienet
calculates and displays the final scores.
Or, to return to the Assessments screen without making changes, click Cancel.
4. To return to the Assessments screen, click Cancel.
Exporting Student Responses for an Assessment
To export all student responses for an assessment and download a spreadsheet file containing
those responses, follow these steps:
1. If the Tests & Quizzes home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2. In the Published Assessments section, find the assessment you want and select Scores
from the Action dropdown menu next to its name. Reggienet displays the Total Scores
page.
3. Click the Export link in the bar below the screen title. Reggienet displays the Export
screen.
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4. Click the Export button. Proceed to open or save the file to your computer system as
usual.
Displaying Submission Status
To see the submission status of an assessment for all participants, access the Tests & Quizzes
tool and follow these steps:
1. If the Tests & Quizzes home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2. In the Published Assessments section, find the assessment you want and select Scores
from the Action dropdown menu next to its name. Reggienet displays the Total Scores
screen.
3. Click the Submission Status link in the bar below the screen title. Reggienet displays
the Submission Status screen.
For each participant, you can see the person's name, user name, and role, along with
the date he or she submitted the assessment. If the Date entry is blank, this participant
has not submitted the assessment.
Tip: To find out the number of students who are in the process of submitting, or have
submitted, an assessment, check the “In Progress” and “Submitted” entries for the assessment
in the Published Assessments section of the home page.
Contacting Students
You may contact any student who is expected to submit an assessment by sending him or her
an email. To do so, access the Assessments tool and follow these steps:
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1. If the Tests & Quizzes home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2. In the Published Assessments section, find the assessment you want and select Scores
from the Action dropdown menu next to its name. Reggienet displays the Total Scores
screen.
3. Click the Submission Status link in the bar below the screen title. Reggienet displays
the Submission Status screen.
4. Click the Email link under the student’s name. Reggienet displays the Create New Email
screen in a new window.
5. To send a copy of this email to yourself, click Yes for Cc: me.
6. Enter your message in the large white box. Use the icons and pulldown lists as
appropriate to format your message. For more information on using these options, see
Using the Rich Text Editor.
7. To add attachments, click Add Attachments and follow the instructions in Adding an
Attachment.
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8. To send the email, click Send. Reggienet displays a confirmation message; click Close
to exit from the window. Or, to exit from the Create New Email screen without sending
this message, click Cancel.
Allowing Students to Retake an Assessment
To allow one or more students to retake an assessment, access the Assessments tool and follow
these steps:
1. If the Tests & Quizzes home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2. In the Published Assessments section, find the assessment you want and select Scores
from the Action dropdown menu next to its name. Reggienet displays the Total Scores
screen.
3. Click the Submission Status link in the bar below the screen title. Reggienet displays
the Submission Status screen.
4. Click the Allow retake? link under the student’s name. Reggienet displays the Retake
Assessment screen.
5. To allow the student to retake this assessment, click Retake. Reggienet displays the
Submission Status screen again. Or, to exit without allowing the retake, click Cancel.
Reggienet displays the Tests & Quizzes home page.
Displaying Questions and Responses
The Tests & Quizzes tool allows you to see individual questions and all responses to it. This
feature allows you to quickly compare all participants' answers to any question.
To see individual questions in an assessment, along with responses by all participants, access
the Tests & Quizzes tool and follow these steps:
1. If the Tests & Quizzes home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2. In the Published Assessments section, find the assessment you want and select Scores
from the Action dropdown menu next to its name. Reggienet displays the Total Scores
screen.
3. Click the Questions link in the bar below the screen title. Reggienet displays the
Question screen.
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This screen contains two sections.
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The Question section displays the question, the number of points allotted to it, all
possible answers, and a check mark by the correct answer(s),

The Responses section lists all participants by user name and user ID (or submission
ID if you’ve selected anonymous grading), along with each participant's role, the
date the assessment was submitted, the score on the question, and the student's
response.
This section also includes a box for entering comments, as well as the option to add
attachments.
You may view responses for all sections or any particular section or group, view only
the highest scoring submission for each student or all submissions, and view each
response within the list or in a popup window.
Note: For information on sorting and filtering the list of responses, changing the number
displayed, or moving from page to page within the list, see Working with Lists.
Downloading All Uploaded Files for File Upload Questions
To download all files uploaded by students in response to file upload questions, follow these
steps:
1. Click the Download All link in the Responses header.
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Your computer displays its Opening Files window.
2. Open or save the files as usual.
Adjusting a Question Score and Adding a Comment
To adjust a student's score and add a comment for one or more individual questions, display
the question scores for the appropriate assessment (see Contacting Students) and follow these
steps:
1. For the appropriate student, enter the revised score in the Score column.
2. To add a comment, enter it in the Comment box.
3. To add an attachment, click the Add Attachments button and follow the instructions in
Adding an Attachment.
4. After entering changes for all appropriate participants, click Update. Reggienet
calculates and displays the revised information.
Or, to return to the Total Scores screen without making changes, click Cancel.
5. To return to the Total Scores screen, click Cancel.
Displaying Statistics
To see statistics for the assessment as a whole and for each question and its responses, access
the Tests & Quizzes tool and follow these steps:
1. If the Tests & Quizzes home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
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2. In the Published Assessments section, find the assessment you want and select Scores
from the Action dropdown menu next to its name. Reggienet displays the Total Scores
screen.
3. Click the Statistics link in the bar below the screen title. Reggienet displays the
Statistics screen.
The figure above shows the top section of the Statistics screen. This is the Total Score
section. This section shows the total number of submissions and the total score possible
on the assessment, along with statistical information such as the mean, median, mode,
and range of the scores for the assessment as a whole.
Below the Total Score section, Reggienet displays statistics for each question in each
part of the assessment.
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This section shows each question and its possible answers (with a check mark for the
correct answer) along with a histogram showing the number of students who selected
each response. The display also includes the total number of responses to the question
and the percentage of participants who gave the correct response.
Displaying Item Analysis
Note: If you chose the “random draw from question pool” option when creating your
assessment, item analysis will not be available.
To see item analysis for an assessment with multiple-choice questions, access the Tests &
Quizzes tool and follow these steps:
1. If the Tests & Quizzes home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
51. In the Published Assessments section, find the assessment you want and select Scores
from the Action dropdown menu next to its name. Reggienet displays the Total Scores
screen.
52. Click the Item Analysis link in the bar below the screen title. Reggienet displays the
Item Analysis screen.
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This screen shows the following information for each question:
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Number of students who responded
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Percentage of all students who answered correctly
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Percentage of students with a score in the upper 27 percent who answered correctly
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Percentage of students with a score in the lower 27 percent who answered correctly
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The difference between the percentage who answered correctly in the upper and lower
27 percent.
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The number of students who chose each answer, with the correct answer in bold, as well
as the number of students who chose no answer (“-“).
Retracting a Published Assessment
Retracting an assessment removes it from the list of active published assessments and moves it
to the list of inactive published assessments. Students who never accessed the assessment will
not see it after it has been retracted. Those who accessed it will still be able to see it.
To retract a published assessment, access the Tests & Quizzes tool and follow these steps:
1. If the Tests & Quizzes home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2. Find the assessment you want in the Published Assessments section.
3. Select Settings from the Action dropdown menu next to the title of the assessment.
Reggienet displays the Settings screen.
4. Click the triangle for Delivery Dates to open that section.
5. Click the Retract Now button.
Tip: After you have retracted a published assessment, you can change the settings, parts, and
questions in it, as needed, and then republish the assessment.
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Tip: If you change a retracted assessment and republish it, the newly published assessment
will have a URL different from that of the previously published assessment. If you have linked
to this assessment URL from another location, remember to update the link.
Printing or Downloading an Assessment
You may print a pending or published assessment, as well as download the assessment as a
PDF file.
To print or download an assessment, access the Tests & Quizzes tool and follow these steps:
1. If the Tests & Quizzes home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2. Find the assessment you want to print or download.
3. Select Print from the Action dropdown menu next to the title of the assessment.
Tip: You may also print or download an assessment by accessing the assessment’s Questions
page and clicking the Print link at the top of the page.
Reggienet displays a screen similar to this one:
4. Choose how you would like the assessment to appear when it is printed or downloaded.
You may include the answer key and correct/incorrect answer feedback for each
question.
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5. Click Apply Settings. Reggienet displays the assessment as it will appear when it is
printed or downloaded.
6. Click Print HTML to print the assessment, or Download PDF to download the
assessment as a PDF file.
If you are printing a published assessment, click Return to Assessments page to return to
the Tests & Quizzes home page. If you are printing a pending assessment, click Return to Edit
Assessment to return to the assessment’s Questions page. In either case, you may also click
the Reset button to return to the Tests & Quizzes home page.
Deleting an Assessment
You may delete pending assessments at any time, even after publishing them.
To delete an assessment, access the Tests & Quizzes tool and follow these steps:
1. If the Tests & Quizzes home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2. Find the assessment you want.
3. Select Remove from the Action dropdown menu next to the title of the assessment.
Reggienet displays a confirmation screen.
4. To delete the assessment, click Remove. Reggienet displays the Tests & Quizzes home
page, and the title of the assessment you removed is no longer displayed in the list. Or,
to return to that screen without deleting the assessment, click Cancel.
Exporting and Importing an Assessment
The Tests & Quizzes tool allows you to export an assessment from one site and import it into
another. This allows you to use the same assessment(s) in multiple classes or terms and share
your assessments with other instructors.
Exporting an Assessment
To export an assessment, access the Tests & Quizzes tool in the site that contains the
assessment and follow these steps:
1. If the Tests & Quizzes home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2. Find the assessment you want in the Pending Assessments section.
3. Select Export from the Action dropdown menu next to the title of the assessment.
Reggienet displays the Export Assessment screen.
4. Click to select either QTI v 1.2 or Content Packaging.
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Note: If this assessment contains images and attachments, choose Content Packaging. This
option creates a .zip file that includes all attachments. If you have text only, you can use the
QTI option to create an .xml export. Both formats import easily into other courses.
5. To export the assessment, click Export. Or, to return to that screen without deleting the
assessment, click Cancel.
If you clicked Export, your browser displays a window with downloading instructions. It
may look like this:
6. Follow the instructions on the screen. (In the example above, click Download; after the
browser displays the XML file, click File/Save Page As, enter a name for the new file
(do not enter spaces in the name), and save it in a convenient location.)
Warning: If you are working on a Mac, you must save the file as Web page, HTML. Do not
choose any other file format option. If you choose the default option (Web Page, complete),
Reggienet will display an error message.
Importing an Assessment
To import an assessment, access the Tests & Quizzes tool in the destination site and follow
these steps:
1. If the Tests & Quizzes home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2. In the New Assessment section, click the Import button.
Reggienet displays the Import Assessment screen.
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3. Click the Browse button. Your system displays its File Upload window.
4. In that window, find the file you need and select it as usual. Reggienet enters its
pathname in the Choose a file box.
5. Choose your file type. If the file you’re importing was originally exported in Reggienet,
select Export from this (or other Sakai) system. If the file is an export from
Respondus, select Export from Respondus.
6. To import the assessment, click Import. Reggienet displays the Tests & Quizzes home
page, and the imported assessment is listed. Or, to return to that screen without
importing the assessment, click Cancel.
Working with Question Pools
If you are an instructor, you have the option of organizing questions into question pools.
Questions in pools can be used over and over in any site you own. As the author of a question
pool, you may share the pool with members of your site who have Instructor or Teaching
Assistant roles. Reggienet will also display question pools that other users have created and
shared with you.
In addition, you may divide pools into subpools. This allows you to organize questions by
subject matter, section number, question type, or other criteria. For example, you might create
a question pool called "Biology 105" and create subpools called "Basic concepts," "Cell Biology,"
and "Genetics."
If a question pool contains more questions than an exam requires, you may set Reggienet to
automatically generate a list of questions for each student so each student receives a different
set of questions.
You may also move or copy question pools and subpools to any other question pool or subpool
that you create, making the original pool a subpool of the destination pool. Also, you can
elevate a subpool to question pool status.
Warning: When creating question pools and subpools for use in creating random-draw
assessments, do not mix questions with different point values and do not mix questions
of different types (T/F, multiple choice, essay, etc.). Mixing point values can cause students
to receive exams worth a varying number of points, while mixing question types can cause
some students to receive types of questions that are inherently harder or easier than types
received by other students.
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Viewing and Finding Question Pools and Subpools
To see the question pools and subpools that you own or that have been shared with you, and to
find a specific pool or subpool, access the Tests & Quizzes tool and follow these steps:
1. If the Tests & Quizzes home page is not displayed and you do not see the menu at the
top of the screen, click the Reset button.
2. In the Tests & Quizzes menu bar, click the Question Pools button. Reggienet displays
the Question Pools screen.
This screen contains a list of question pools you own, as well as any pools that other
users are sharing with you. For each pool, you can see its name, the name of its creator,
the date it was last changed, the number of questions in it, and the number of subpools
in it. Pools that contain subpools also have a triangle icon displayed next to the pool
name.
3. To find a specific pool, you may want to sort the list. To do so, click the header you want
to sort by. Reggienet sorts the list and displays a sort icon by the header you clicked.
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4. To see a list of subpools within a pool and to find a subpool, click the triangle icon by
the name of the pool. Reggienet displays a list of subpool names beneath the name of
the pool.
To close the list of subpools, click the triangle icon again.
5. To work with a shared pool in the same way as pools that you own, you must first copy
the pool, by clicking the Copy link under its name and proceeding as instructed in
Copying a Pool or Subpool. To add, edit, copy, move, or remove questions in a shared
pool, simply click on its name.
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Note: Any changes you make to questions in a shared pool will affect all users sharing the
pool. To work with questions without affecting other users, be sure to copy the shared pool
first.
Adding a Question Pool (Standard Approach)
To create a new question pool, access the Tests & Quizzes tool and follow these steps:
1. If the Tests & Quizzes home page is not displayed and you do not see the menu at the
top of the screen, click the Reset button.
2. In the Tests & Quizzes menu bar, click the Question Pools button to display the
Question Pools screen.
3. In the bar near the top of the screen, click Add New Pool.
Reggienet displays the Add Pool screen.
4. Enter a name for the pool in the Pool Name box. We recommend that you name your
question pools in such a way that you can easily identify the pools that belong to each
subject and/or class.
5. If desired, specify the department or group that uses the pool, a description of the pool,
and any objectives and/or keywords that will help users search for this pool.
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6. To save your work, click Save. Reggienet displays the Question Pools screen. This list of
pools now contains the name of the pool you just created. Or, to return to that screen
without saving your changes, click Cancel.
Adding a Question Pool (Create Using Markup Text)
The “Create using markup text” option allows you to use a single text box to enter one or many
questions in order to create a new question pool. This option is appropriate for multiple choice,
true/false, fill-in-the-blank, and short essay types of questions.
This option requires that you use simple but critical punctuation that indicates the start of each
new question, the number of points for it, the question itself, and the correct answer. To use
this approach, access the Tests & Quizzes tool and follow these steps:
1. If the Tests & Quizzes home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2. Enter a title for this assessment in the Title box.
3. Click on the radio button for Create using markup text.
4. Click the Create button next to the Title box. Reggienet displays the Create
Assessment/Question Pool screen.
5. Follow the instructions for Creating an Assessment (Create Using Markup Text), steps 18.
6. Choose from these options:
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To create the question pool, click Create Question Pool. Reggienet displays the
Question Pools screen, and the new pool is listed there.
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To return to the preceding screen to make changes or additions, click Back.
Importing an Assessment as a Question Pool
After exporting an assessment from another site, you may import it as a question pool. For
information on exporting assessments, see Exporting an Assessment.
To import the assessment, access the Tests & Quizzes tool and follow these steps:
1. If the Tests & Quizzes home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2. In the tool menu near the top of the screen, click Question Pools. Reggienet displays
the Question Pools screen.
3. In the bar above the list of pools, click Import. Reggienet displays the Import Pool
screen.
4. Click the Browse button. Your system displays its File Upload window.
5. In that window, find the file you want to import and select it as usual. Reggienet enters
the pathname for the file into the Choose a file box.
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6. To import this assessment as a question pool, click Import. Reggienet displays the
Question Pools screen, and the imported pool is listed. Or, to return to that screen
without importing the pool, click Cancel.
Adding a Question Subpool
To create a new question subpool, find the pool or subpool you want according to the
instructions in Viewing and Finding Question Pools and Subpools. Then, follow these steps:
1. Click the Add link below the name of the pool or subpool. Reggienet displays the Add
Pool screen.
2. Continue as for Adding a Question Pool, steps 4 – 6.
Moving a Pool or Subpool
To move a question pool or subpool, find the pool or subpool you want to move according to
the instructions in Viewing and Finding Question Pools and Subpools and follow these steps:
1. Click the Move link under the name of the pool or subpool. Reggienet displays the Move
Pool screen.
2. Choose one of the following:
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If the destination is a pool, click the radio button for that pool.
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If the destination is a subpool, click the triangle icon for the pool it is in to open the
list. Then find the appropriate subpool and click the radio button for it.
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If you are moving a subpool and want to make it a pool, click Question Pools TOP.
3. To move the pool, click Move. Reggienet moves the pool and displays the changed
Question Pools screen. Or, to return to that screen without moving the pool, click
Cancel.
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Copying a Pool or Subpool
To copy a question pool or subpool, find the pool or subpool you want to copy according to the
instructions in Viewing and Finding Question Pools and Subpools. Then, follow these steps:
1. Click the Copy link under the name of the pool or subpool you want. Reggienet displays
the Copy Pool screen.
2. Choose one of the following:
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If the destination is a pool, click the radio button for that pool.
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If the destination is a subpool, click the triangle icon for the pool it is in to open the
list. Then find the appropriate subpool and click the radio button for it.
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If you are copying a subpool and want to make it a pool, click Question Pools TOP.
3. To copy the pool, click Copy. Reggienet copies the pool and displays the changed
Question Pools screen. Or, to return to that screen without moving the pool, click
Cancel.
Sharing a Question Pool
To share a question pool, find the pool you want to share according to the instructions in
Viewing and Finding Question Pools and Subpools. Then, follow these steps:
1. Click the Share link under the name of the pool you want to share. Reggienet displays
the Share pool screen.
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2. From the "Site Members without access" list, check the Grant access box for the user
with whom you want to share the pool.
3. Click Share. Reggienet displays the Question Pools screen again.
To confirm that the pool is now shared with the selected user, click the Share link beneath the
pool name. Reggienet should now display that user in the "Site Members with access" list.
If you no longer want to share the pool with that user, check the Revoke access box. Then,
click Share again.
Note: You may only share question pools with a user who is a member of your site and who
has either an Instructor or Teaching Assistant role. In addition, you may only share pools, not
subpools.
Warning: Any user with whom you share a question pool can make changes to questions in the
pool.
Deleting Pools
To delete one or more question pools or subpools, find the pool or subpool you want to delete
according to the instructions in Viewing and Finding Question Pools and Subpools. Then, follow
these steps:
1. Check the Remove box for the pool or subpool.
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2. Click the Update button. Reggienet displays a confirmation screen.
3. To proceed to delete the pool, click Remove. Reggienet deletes the pool and displays
the Questions Pools screen. Or, to return to the screen without deleting the pool, click
Cancel.
Note: You may not delete a question pool that another user has shared. If the user revokes
your access to the pool, however, Reggienet will no longer display it on your Question Pools
screen.
Adding Questions to a Pool or Subpool
To add questions to a pool or subpool, find the pool or subpool you want according to the
instructions in Viewing and Finding Question Pools and Subpools. Then, follow these steps:
1. Click the name of the pool or subpool to which you want to add questions. Reggienet
displays the Question Pool screen for this specific pool.
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The Question section is the third section of the screen.
2. In the Question section, click Add. Reggienet displays this screen:
3. Using the pulldown list for Select question type, choose the type of question to add.
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4. To proceed, click Save. Reggienet displays the fields needed for the type of question
you chose. Or, to return to the previous screen without adding a question, click Cancel.
5. Proceed as instructed for the specific type of question in Creating Questions for the
Assessment, beginning with step 2.
After you save the question, Reggienet displays the Question Pool screen for the pool
again.
6. To preview the question you have added, find the question and click the Preview link
below it. Reggienet displays the question, the possible answers, a check mark to indicate
the correct answer(s), and any feedback you specified.
7. To return to the Question Pool screen, click Back.
8. To add more questions, repeat steps 2 – 7.
9. After adding as many questions as necessary, save them by clicking Update. Reggienet
displays the Question Pools screen. Or, to return to that screen without adding any
questions to the pool, click Cancel.
Editing Questions in a Pool or Subpool
To change questions in a pool or subpool, find the pool or subpool you want according to the
instructions in Viewing and Finding Question Pools and Subpools. Then, follow these steps:
1. Click the name of the pool or subpool. Reggienet displays the Question Pool screen for
this specific pool. The Question section is the third section of the screen.
2. In the Question section, click the question you want to change. Reggienet displays the
Edit Question screen for that type of question.
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3. Make changes as needed, proceeding as instructed for the appropriate type of question
in Creating Questions for the Assessment, beginning with step 2. Note that you can
change the question type if you choose to do so.
After you save the question, Reggienet displays the Question Pool screen for the pool
again.
Copying and Moving Questions Between Pools/Subpools
To copy any or all questions from a pool or subpool to one or more different pools and
subpools, find the pool or subpool you want according to the instructions in Viewing and Finding
Question Pools and Subpools. Then, follow these steps:
1. Click the name of the pool you want to copy or move questions from. Reggienet displays
the Question Pool screen.
2. In the Questions section, select all questions by clicking the empty box in the table
header or select specific questions by clicking the box to the left of each question you
want. Reggienet activates the links beneath the Questions header.
3. Click the Copy or Move link. Reggienet displays the Copy or Move Question screen
(depending on which option you chose).
4. Check the questions at the top of the screen to be sure they are as expected.
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5. Click the box to the left of each pool or subpool to which these questions are to be
copied or moved. Find the pools/subpools you want according to the instructions in
Viewing and Finding Question Pools and Subpools.
6. Click the Copy (or Move, on the Move Question screen) button. Reggienet copies the
questions to the appropriate destinations and redisplays the Question Pools screen.
Removing Questions from a Pool or Subpool
To remove any or all questions from a pool or subpool, find the pool or subpool you want
according to the instructions in Viewing and Finding Question Pools and Subpools. Then, follow
these steps:
1. Click the name of the pool you want to remove questions from. Reggienet displays the
Question Pool screen.
2. In the Questions section, select all questions by clicking the empty box in the table
header or select specific questions by clicking the box to the left of each question you
want to remove. Reggienet activates the links beneath the Questions header.
3. Click the Remove link. Reggienet displays a confirmation screen.
4. To proceed, click the Remove button. Reggienet copies the questions to the appropriate
destinations and redisplays the Question Pool screen. Or, to cancel this procedure, click
Cancel. Reggienet displays the Question Pools screen.
Copying a Question from a Question Pool to an Assessment
When you add questions to an assessment (see Creating Questions for the Assessment), you
use a pulldown list on the Questions screen to select the type of question to add. One of your
options is Copy from Question Pool. To copy one or more questions from a question pool,
follow these steps:
1. Click Copy from Question Pool to select it from the pulldown list. Reggienet displays
the Question Pools screen
2. Find the pool or subpool you want according to the instructions in Viewing and Finding
Question Pools and Subpools.
3. Click the name of the pool or subpool that contains the question you want to add.
Reggienet displays the Question Pool screen.
4. Check the Copy box for each question you want to copy from the pool.
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5. Using the pulldown list, select the part of the assessment to which you are adding the
question.
6. To copy this question or these questions, click Copy. Reggienet displays the Questions
screen with the question(s) added to it. Or, to return to that screen without adding any
questions from this pool, click Cancel.
Creating a Random-Draw Assessment
Entirely from a Question Pool
To create a random-draw assessment entirely from a question pool, access the Tests & Quizzes
tool and follow these steps:
1. If the Tests & Quizzes home page is not displayed and you do not see the menu at the
top of the screen, click the Reset button.
2. Enter a title for this assessment in the Title box and click Create. Reggienet displays
the Questions screen.
3. Click Edit. Reggienet displays the Add/Edit Part screen.
4. Proceed according to the instructions in Creating a Part or Parts for the Assessment,
steps 4–6, and steps 8 and 9 (skip step 7).
5. To add questions from another pool, click Add Part. If you do not want students to
realize that this is a new part, enter Default in the Title box. The students will not
notice the change between questions as they move from part to part.
For Students: Taking an Assessment
Note: By default, only students or site members with the appropriate permissions may submit
an assessment. Instructors and site organizers may preview an assessment but may not submit
an assessment. For information on previewing an assessment, see Previewing an Assessment.
When you access the Tests & Quizzes tool, Reggienet displays the Tests & Quizzes home page.
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If the screen shown above is not displayed, click the Reset button to display the home page.
The home page is also known as the Assessments screen. It contains two sections:
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Under “Take an Assessment,” you see a list of the assessments you have not taken. This
list also includes assessments that allow multiple submissions, if you have not yet
submitted the maximum allowed.
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Under “Submitted Assessments,” you see a list of the assessments you have already
submitted.
You have two display choices in the “Submitted Assessments” section.

If you want to view scores and available feedback/statistics for all submissions, click
View All Submissions/Scores. For any assessment allowing multiple submissions,
Reggienet displays a score in the “Recorded Score” column, as well as the available
feedback and score for each individual submission.

If you want to view only recorded scores and available statistics for assessments, click
View Only Recorded Scores. For any assessment allowing multiple submissions,
Reggienet only displays the recorded score.
To sort the assessments by title, due date and time, or other label in the header line, click the
header you want to sort by. Reggienet sorts the list and displays a sort icon by the header you
clicked. For basic information on sorting, see Working with Lists.
To take an assessment, follow these steps:
1. Find the appropriate assessment in the Take an Assessment section and click its title.
Reggienet displays the Begin Assessment screen.
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This screen shows basic information about the assessment, including the following:
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Course and instructor names
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Time limit for taking the assessment
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Number of submissions allowed
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Due date
It also indicates whether Reggienet automatically submits the assessment after the
allowed time has elapsed and shows when you will receive feedback on it.
2. To begin taking the assessment, click Begin Assessment. Or, to return to the
Assessments screen without taking the assessment, click Cancel.
If you clicked Begin Assessment, Reggienet displays the first question in the
assessment.
If the test is timed, the time remaining is shown at the top of the screen.
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To hide this display, click the Hide/Show Time Remaining button. To display it, click
the button again.
3. Depending on the type of question, click to select the appropriate answer and/or enter
text in the box provided.
4. Depending on how the assessment has been set up, you may have one or more of these
choices:
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Clear your answers(s) by clicking Reset Selection.
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Continue to the next question by clicking Next. Reggienet will automatically save
your answer for the current question.
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Return to the previous question by clicking Previous. Reggienet will automatically
save your answer for the current question.
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Save your work by clicking Save.
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Access all parts and questions for the assessment by clicking Table of Contents at
the top of the screen.

Check the Mark for Review box for the question, if you are not sure of your answer
and want to return to the question later. (In the table of contents, a question mark
will be displayed next to the question.)

To save your work and exit from the assessment in order to complete it later, click
Exit. Reggienet saves your work and displays a message explaining your options. If
you click Return to Assessment, you will go back to the first answer in the
assessment. If you click Continue, you will return to the Tests & Quizzes home
page.
5. After answering the last question, click Submit for Grading. Reggienet displays the
following message:
6. To return to the last question, click Previous. If you are ready to submit, click Submit
for Grading. Reggienet displays the Submission Information screen:
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7. Make a note of your confirmation number.
8. Click Continue. Reggienet displays the Tests & Quizzes home page. This assessment is
now listed under Submitted Assessments.
Resume Taking a Saved Assessment
To resume taking an assessment you have saved, access the Tests & Quizzes tool and follow
these steps:
1. Find the appropriate assessment in the Take an Assessment section and click its title.
Reggienet displays the Begin Assessment screen.
2. Click Begin Assessment. Reggienet goes to the point at which you exited earlier and
displays the last question you accessed in the assessment.
3. Resume your work on the assessment.
Displaying Your Grade and Feedback
After an assessment has been submitted and graded, you may review the assessment and
check your grade and your instructor's feedback. To do so, access the Tests & Quizzes tool and
follow these steps:
1. If the Assessments screen is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2. Find the assessment you want in the Submitted Assessments section and click the name
of that assessment. Reggienet displays the results of the assessment.
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For each part, or section, of the assessment, you see your score, the maximum score
possible, and information on scoring for each question. For each question, the screen
shows your score and any instructor feedback on your responses.
Note: For some question types, instructors must grade a question manually before you can see
your score. For example, if your instructor has not yet graded a short answer question, you
may see a score of zero next to this question. Continue to check back for your final score.
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Assignments
If you are an instructor, the Assignments tool on your course site allows you to post, grade,
and return assignments to students. You may restrict assignments to a single group or section.
Students use the tool to submit their completed assignments to you. You may then download
student submissions to your desktop.
Assignments are private. Student submissions are visible to instructors but not to other
participants in your course site.
This tool has several valuable features.
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Open, due, and close dates: You may specify dates on which an assignment opens, is
due, and closes. After you have closed an assignment, you cannot reopen it, so students
will not be able to submit responses to it.
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Inline responses and attachments: You may specify whether students can submit an
assignment by entering text directly into a web page on the site, by attaching one or
more files, or both.
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Linking to Matrices: If the site in which you are using the Assignments tool is associated
with a portfolio site, you may link an assignment to a matrix cell (in the Matrices tool) in
the portfolio site. Students who belong to both sites will see the assignment submission
automatically included in that cell.

Grading options: You may assign letter grades, points, checkmarks, and pass/fail
grades. You may also mark an assignment as ungraded. You may assign a default grade
of your choosing to all students who have not received a grade. When you release
grades for an assignment, students can access your comments as well as their grades.

Announcement and schedule integration: You may use Reggienet tools to automatically
post an "Assignment Open" announcement and add an "Assignment Due" date to the
calendar.
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Honor pledge: You may require students to check a box acknowledging that their work is
their own before submitting an assignment.
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Integration with Turnitin: If your institution has a subscription to the Turnitin service
provided by iParadigms, you may send submissions to Turnitin for originality checking.
Reggienet will display a report link for each submission. You may also choose whether to
allow students to see the reports.
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Download and upload all: You may download a single zipped file that includes a folder
for each student, containing his or her work. You may then enter comments into the
submitted files and upload them again.
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Resubmit and return: You may release grades as you assign each one or release all
grades at one time. You may also allow students to submit responses to the assignment
multiple times so you can provide feedback and allow the student to rework material
before you assign a final grade.

Grade report: You may create a grade report that lists all student submissions to the site
and the grade assigned to each. You may sort the report by student, assignment, grade,
or submission date, and you may download the report to an .xls spreadsheet.

Transfer to Gradebook: If you grade in points, you may specify that assignments be
automatically sent to the Gradebook tool. If you have set up these tools for categories,
you may also select the category to which you want an assignment to be sent. In
addition, you may associate an assignment with an existing item in either of these tools.
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This tool also allows you to share grading responsibilities with other instructors. All of you can
add feedback to the same student's work, without exchanging files via email or another system.
If you are a student, this tool allows you to view, work on, and submit assignments and see
your grades.
Assignments Tool Workflow
The workflow for an assignment includes six steps:
1. You, the instructor, create an assignment.
2. The assignment is displayed to students on a designated date and time.
3. Students submit their completed work on the assignment.
4. You grade the work and give feedback.
5. You return grades and feedback to the students.
6. Students view grades and feedback.
7. Optionally, students resubmit (if you've allowed them to do so).
Accessing the Assignments Home Page
To access this tool, click the word Assignments in the tools menu on the left side of your
screen. Reggienet displays the Assignments home page.
The figure above shows the instructor's view of the Assignments home page, which is also
known as the Assignment List screen.
The home page contains a list of assignments for your course. For each assignment, you can
see the access you have set (released to all site participants or to select sections/groups), as
well as the assignment’s availability status, its open and due dates, the number of student
submissions that have been received, the number of new submissions, and the grading scale
used.
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Instructor Activities
If you are an instructor, you may use the Assignment tool to see all assignments, create new
assignments from scratch or by duplicating an existing assignment, change, delete, and grade
assignments, create a grade report, and download student work on assignments.
Viewing the List and Finding an Assignment
If the Assignments home page is not displayed, click the Reset button or click Assignment
List in the menu bar near the top of the page.
The list of assignments, which is initially sorted by assignment title, may be many pages long.
You have several options for sorting and filtering this list, changing the number of student
names displayed, and moving to different pages of the list. For more information on these
options, see Working with Lists.
When you find the assignment you want to display, click its title. Reggienet displays the
assignment.
After you have reviewed the assignment, click Done. Reggienet displays the Assignments home
page.
Viewing the Assignment List by Student
As an instructor, you may also view assignment information by student. To do so, follow these
steps:
1. If the Assignments home page is not displayed, click the Reset button or click
Assignment List in the menu bar near the top of the page.
53. From the View dropdown menu, select Assignment List by Student. Reggienet
displays the Assignment List by Student screen:
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2. Click on the triangle icon for the appropriate student. Reggienet displays the submission
dates for all submitted assignments and indicates whether an assignment has not been
graded (“Ungraded”), graded but not released (“Grade”) or graded and released
(“Returned”). Reggienet also displays scores for all graded and released submissions.
Displaying the Student View
As an instructor, you may also view the assignment list from a student's perspective and go
through all the steps a student needs to take to submit an assignment. This option is handy if
you are new to Reggienet and are not sure how the process works. To see the student view,
access the Assignments tool and follow these steps:
1. In the menu bar, click Student View. Reggienet displays the Assignment List screen in
this format:
2. To see a student's view of an assignment, find the assignment you want and click the
Submit as Student link below the assignment title. Reggienet displays the Submit
Example Assignment screen.
Tip: You may also access a student view of an assignment by clicking on its title in the
assignment list or previewing the assignment when adding or editing it.
3. If you care to follow through as a student would, you may make entries on the screen
and practice submitting an assignment. For instructions, see Working on and Submitting
an Assignment.
Note: If you submit an assignment as a student, Reggienet handles your submission just as it
would handle a student submission for this assignment. As a result your name shows up for this
assignment on the Grade Report screen and other Assignment screens.
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4. To return to the instructor view of the home page, click the Reset button.
Reordering the Assignment List
To change the default order of assignments in the list, access the Assignments home page and
follow these steps:
1. If the Assignments home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2. Click the Reorder link in the menu bar near the top of the screen. Reggienet displays
the Organize Default Assignment List View screen.
3. Drag and drop to move items to different positions in the list. When you click on an
item, Reggienet will display it with a colored bar, and you can then move the item to the
desired position.
4. To save your work, click Save. Reggienet returns to the Assignment list screen. Or, to
exit without saving, click Cancel.
Creating a New Assignment
To create a new assignment, access the Assignments home page and follow these steps:
1. If the Assignments home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
54. On the menu bar, click Add. Reggienet displays the Add new assignment screen.
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2. Referring to the table below, enter information about the assignment.
Field Name
Entry
Title
Enter a name for the assignment; required.
Open Date
Select the date and time the assignment is to be made
available to students so they can work on it; required.
Due Date
Select the date and time at which the assignment is due;
required.
Accept Until
Select the last date and time at which the system is to
accept assignments from students; required. To continue
accepting assignments after the due date, select a date and
time later than the due date.
Student Submissions
Select an option to determine whether students must submit
their assignments inline (that is, by typing text directly into
a web page on the site) only, as attachments only, in both
ways, non-electronically, or as a single uploaded file only;
required. Selecting the non-electronic submissions option
allows you to track grades online for all assignments,
including those that students submit in class.
Number of
Use the dropdown list to determine the number of times
resubmissions allowed students can resubmit an assignment; you can select 0-10
times or an unlimited number of times. Note: you may
override this setting to allow more resubmissions when
grading a student’s submission.
Resubmission Accept
If you are allowing resubmissions, select the date and time
after which resubmissions will no longer be accepted. By
default, the entry here will be the Accept Until date.
Grade Scale
Select the grading system for the assignment; required.
For points, enter
maximum possible
If you are grading by points, enter the maximum possible
number of points this assignment can earn.
Assignment
Instructions
Enter detailed instructions for completing the assignment.
Use the icons and dropdown lists to format the text as
necessary.
Add due date to
Schedule
To post the due date on the course calendar, check this box.
Add an announcement To send an announcement to students on the assignment's
open date, check this box.
about the open date
to Announcements
Add honor pledge
To force students to sign an honor pledge before submitting
work on this assignment, check this box.
Turnitin Service
Select this option if you want to send submissions to Turnitin
for originality checking. You may also choose whether to
allow students to see the Turnitin reports. Note: this
feature is only available if your institution has a subscription
to Turnitin, and it will only check attachments, not inline
submissions.
Grading
Select the option you want with regard to interaction with
the Gradebook tool. You may add an assignment to these
tools. If they are set up for categories, Reggienet displays a
dropdown menu, for optionally selecting the category to
which you want to send the assignment. You may also
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choose to associate an assignment with an existing item in
either of these tools. If you choose this option, Reggienet
displays a dropdown menu for selecting the item.
Note: assignments created in the Assignments tool can be
graded, edited, or removed only in the Assignments tool,
even if they are added to Gradebook.
Access
Click a radio button to indicate whether Reggienet should
release this assignment to all site members or only to
selected groups. If you click Display to selected groups,
the system will display additional options. Use the
checkboxes to select the group(s) and/or section(s) to which
you want the assignment released.
Submission
Notification Email
Options
Choose an option for receiving notification emails when
students submit work on this assignment. All users on the
site with permissions of instructor and TA will receive
notifications according to the option you specify.
Released Grade
Notification Email
Options
Choose whether to send email notifications to students when
grades for the assignment have been released.
3. To add one or more attachments to the assignment, click Add Attachments; then
proceed as instructed in Adding an Attachment.
4. To add other items, including a model answer, a private note, and/or other supplemental
information:
a. Click the Add link for the appropriate item in the Additional information section near
the bottom of the screen. The system displays additional fields.
b. Provide the requested information.
c. Click Save.
d. Repeat for each additional item desired.
5. To preview this assignment, click Preview. Reggienet displays the Previewing
Assignment screen.
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To preview a student's view of this assignment, click the arrow next to "Student View."
In the bottom of the screen, Reggienet displays the assignment in this format:
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6. Choose one of the following options:
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To post this assignment, click Post. Reggienet displays the Assignments home page.
The assignment list includes your new assignment.
If you did not enter information in the Assignment Instructions box (an entry is
optional), when you click Post, Reggienet displays this alert:
To proceed without adding instructions, click Post again.

To save this assignment in draft form, click Save Draft. Reggienet displays the
Assignments home page. This assignment is marked as a draft.
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If you are previewing the assignment and want to make changes to it, click Edit.
Reggienet re-displays the Add screen so you can change information as needed.
After making changes, return to step 6, above.
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To return to the Assignments home page without making changes, click Done.
Changing an Assignment
To change an assignment, access the Assignments tool and follow these steps:
1. If the Assignments home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2. Find the assignment you want to change, and click the Edit link under its name.
Reggienet displays the Edit screen, which is essentially the same as the Add screen.
3. Change entries as needed. For more information on entering information and posting the
assignment, see Creating a New Assignment.
Deleting an Assignment
Warning: If you delete an assignment that has student submissions, students will see the
warning “Assignment has been deleted” under the assignment in their view of the home page.
Since this is bound to confuse students and raise questions about grading, we recommend that
you never delete an assignment that has student submissions. If you do not want to count an
assignment in the course grades, click the Edit link under the assignment and uncheck Add to
gradebook rather than deleting the assignment.
To delete an assignment, access the Assignments tool and follow these steps:
1. If the Assignments home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2. Find the assignment you want to delete and check the Remove box for it.
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3. Click Update. Reggienet displays this confirmation message:
4. To delete the assignment, click Delete. Reggienet deletes the assignment and displays
the Assignment home page. Or, to return to the Assignment home page without deleting
the assignment, click Cancel.
Duplicating an Assignment
You may want to duplicate an assignment and then create a new assignment by revising the
duplicate. To duplicate an assignment, access the Assignments tool and follow these steps:
1. If the Assignments home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2. Find the assignment you want to duplicate and click the Duplicate link below its name.
Reggienet displays the assignment list with a duplicate of the assignment listed. The
duplicate is noted as a draft.
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Linking an Assignment to a Matrix Cell
If the site in which you’re using the Assignments tool has been associated with a portfolio site,
you may link an assignment to a matrix cell in that site. For students who are members of both
sites, the submitted assignment is automatically added to the cell, and they may access the
submission when working in the matrix.
For information about creating and working with matrices, see Matrices. For specific instructions
on associating a site with a portfolio site, see Using the Matrices Tool for Site Association.
To link an assignment to a matrix cell in a portfolio site, follow these steps:
1. If the Assignments home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2. Find the assignment you want to link, and click Create/Edit Matrix Links for that
assignment. (Note: this link will only be displayed if your current site is associated with
a portfolio site.)
Reggienet displays a dropdown menu for selecting a portfolio site.
3. Select the appropriate site. If your site has been associated with more than one portfolio
site, the menu will display multiple selections.
4. Click Save. Reggienet displays matrices from the selected site. If necessary, scroll down
to the appropriate matrix. To expand or collapse the display of a matrix, click on its title.
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5. Select the appropriate cell by clicking the checkbox in that cell. You may also link the
assignment to multiple cells.
6. Click Save. Reggienet displays the Assignments home page.
When students submit or otherwise access a linked assignment, Reggienet displays the name of
the matrix and the cell, as well as the site where they may access the matrix:
Students may also click on a cell's name for a popup window that provides information about
the cell.
Viewing Turnitin Reports
To view Turnitin reports for an assignment, access the Assignments tool and follow these steps:
1. If the Assignments home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
Find the assignment you want to check. If the assignment will be graded, click the
Grade link. If it has no grade scale, click the View Submissions link. In either case,
Reggienet displays a Submissions screen similar to the one shown below.
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2. If report processing for a submission has not been completed yet, you will see "no
report" in the Turnitin column. If the report has been completed, you will see the
Turnitin icon ( ). The color of the icon indicates how much text in a submission matches
content in the Turnitin database, according to the Turnitin five-color system. Click on the
icon to access the report.
Note: The Turnitin feature is only available if your institution has a subscription to the Turnitin
service. When using Turnitin, keep in mind the following:
• Turnitin will only check attachments. It will not check inline submissions.
• The speed of report processing will depend on the job schedule set by your Reggienet
administrator.
• If multiple submissions are sent from the same email address, they will not be
processed.
Viewing and Grading Submissions
To view, grade, or provide feedback for student submissions, access the Assignments tool and
follow these steps:
1. If the Assignments home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2. Locate the appropriate assignment. Below its name, you will find one of two possible
links.

If the assignment will be graded, Reggienet displays the Grade link.

If the assignment will not be graded, Reggienet displays the View Submissions
link.
3. Click on the appropriate link. In either case, Reggienet displays a Submissions screen
like this one:
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This screen lists all students who can submit this assignment.
To filter the list by section or group, select from the View dropdown menu. To display
the submission of a specific student, enter that student’s name, user ID, or email
address in the search field and click Find. For more information about displaying
submissions, see Managing the Display of Submissions.
Tip: You may assign a single grade to all ungraded submissions. To do so, enter the grade in
the field above the submissions list and click Apply.
4. Find the name of the student whose work you want to grade and/or provide feedback
for, and click the Grade link under the student’s name. Reggienet displays the Grade
screen for this student's work on the assignment.
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5. Review the student's work. To review attachments submitted by the student, click the
file name(s) and proceed as instructed in Opening or Downloading an Attachment or
Other File.
6. Enter feedback to the student in the Instructor Comments box. Use the icons and
pulldown lists to format the text as needed. If students have submitted their work as
inline text, you may also add comments directly into each student’s submission. If you
put your comments in curly braces {}, students will see your feedback as red text within
their submitted assignments.
7. To attach one or more files to your feedback, click Add Attachments and proceed as
instructed in Adding an Attachment.
8. If the assignment will be graded, enter a grade in the Grade box. You may enter a
grade that is higher than the maximum (shown in parentheses) to provide a student
with extra credit. If the assignment will not be graded, proceed to the next step.
(Reggienet will display “No Grade” instead of a grade field.)
9. To allow the student to make changes and resubmit the assignment, check Allow
Resubmission. Reggienet displays additional fields. Use them as follows:
a. Use the Number of resubmissions allowed pulldown list to specify the number of
resubmissions you will accept from this student.
b. Use the Accept Until pulldown lists to specify the date and time for the student’s
final submission.
Note: The number of resubmissions you specify when grading an assignment will override the
resubmissions settings you selected when creating or editing the assignment.
10. To preview your work, click Preview. Reggienet displays the Preview Instructor
Summary Comments screen.
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From this screen, choose one of the following options:

To change your comment or the student’s grade, click Edit. Reggienet displays the
Grade screen again. Return to step 4.

To return to the Grade screen without making any changes, click Cancel.

To save your work without releasing the grade and/or feedback to the student, click
Save and Don’t Release to Student. Reggienet again displays the Grade screen
for that student.

To save your work and release the grade and/or feedback to the student, click Save
and Release to Student. Reggienet again displays the Grade screen for that
student.
11. If you have chosen not to preview your work, choose one of these options:

To save your work without releasing the grade and/or feedback to the student, click
Save and Don’t Release to Student.

To save your work and release the grade and/or feedback to the student, click Save
and Release to Student.
Note: For information about releasing all grades at once, see Releasing All Grades at Once.

If you do not want to save your work, click Cancel Changes.

To return to the Submissions for Assignment screen, click Return to List. Reggienet
automatically saves any changes you have made.

To select the Grade screen for the previous or next student, click Previous or Next.
Reggienet automatically saves any changes you have made in the current Grade
screen.
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Managing the Display of Submissions
By default, the Submissions screen for an assignment displays all submissions for that
assignment. In some cases, however, you may want to limit this display, so you may only see
the results of a “group” filter selection or a student search. To do so, access the Assignments
tool and follow these steps:
1. From the tool menu bar, click Options. Reggienet displays the following screen:
2. Click the radio button for Only show user submissions according to Group Filter
and Search result.
3. Click Update.
When you access the Submissions screen for an assignment, select the appropriate filter or
search. You may select a group or section from the View dropdown menu. Or, to display a
particular student’s submission, enter that student’s name, user ID, or email address in the
search field and click Find.
Releasing All Grades at Once
To release all grades at once, access the Assignments tool and follow these steps:
1. Proceed according to the instructions for Viewing and Grading Submissions, steps 1 – 2.
2. When Reggienet displays the Submissions screen for the assignment, click Release
Grades near the top of the screen. Reggienet releases all grades to the students.
Downloading All Assignments
When students submit assignments, you may want to print, grade, and/or read them offline at
your convenience. The "download all" feature facilitates these activities by allowing you to
download all student submissions for an assignment at one time.
To download all student submissions, access the Assignments tool and follow these steps:
1. If the Assignments home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2. Find the assignment you want to work with and click the Grade link below its name.
Reggienet displays the Submissions for Assignment screen.
3. Click the Download All button in the upper right corner of the screen.
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Reggienet displays the Download All screen.
4. Click the appropriate boxes to specify the materials that you want to download in a zip
file. These materials may include text and/or attachments submitted by each student; a
.csv file for entering grades; folders for including feedback as attachments; and files for
including feedback text and general comments.
Note: The material that is available for downloading will depend on the student submissions
settings you specified when creating or editing the assignment.
5. Click Download and proceed as instructed in Opening or Downloading an Attachment or
Other File.
Uploading All Assignments
If your students attach files for your review and if you have downloaded them and entered
comments directly into them, you may want to return the commented files to your students.
The “upload all” feature allows you to upload all of these files at one time. You may also specify
exactly what material to return to the students and may opt to return grades to them at this
time or wait until later.
To upload all student submissions for an assignment along with your comments, access the
Assignments tool and follow these steps:
1. If the Assignments home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2. Find the assignment you want to work with and click the Grade link below its name.
Reggienet displays the Submissions for Assignment screen.
3. Click the Upload All button in the upper right corner of the screen.
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Reggienet displays the Upload All screen.
Note: The Upload All function expects to receive input in a specific folder structure and format:
- The assignment grading folder being uploaded must include one folder for each individual
student.
- Each student’s folder must contain files for the student’s submission and the student’s grade
report.
To see how to organize the upload folder appropriately, either:
- click Download Template, unzip the template on your desktop, add your materials in the
proper format and file structure, zip it back up, and upload the zip file, or
- create the correct folder structure and format for the upload automatically by downloading all
student submissions for the assignment. After downloading the submissions, add feedback and
grades into the downloaded files (which automatically have the correct structure), zip them,
and then upload them all at one time.
4. Click the Browse button for the File box. When your browser displays its standard file
upload window, select the file from it. Reggienet displays the full pathname of the file in
the File box.
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5. Click boxes to specify the material that is to be uploaded (the original submissions with
and without attachments, grades, and/or instructor comments entered in the
Comments field, etc.) in the Assignments tool.
Note: The material that is available for uploading will depend on the student submissions
settings you specified when creating or editing the assignment.
6. Click an option to indicate whether the uploaded material is to be released to students.
7. To upload the information you specified, click Upload. Or, to exit without uploading,
click Cancel.
Creating a Grade Report
Warning: If grades for an assignment have not been released, they will not be displayed in the
Grade Report and will not be downloaded to the spreadsheet.
To generate a grade report, access the Assignments tool and follow these steps:
1. If the Assignments home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2. Click the Grade Report button in the Assignments menu bar. Reggienet displays the
Grade Report screen.
This screen lists students, assignments, and grades, along with the grade scale used and
the date on which students submitted their work.
Note: For information on changing the display, viewing other pages of the screen, and sorting
the list, see Working with Lists.
3. To download the students' grades to an .xls spreadsheet, click the Download
Spreadsheet button and proceed as instructed in .
4. To return to the Assignments home page, click the Reset button.
Assigning Permissions for Using the Assignments Tool
To assign permissions for using the Assignments tool, access the tool and follow these steps:
1. If the Assignments home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
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2. Click the Permissions button in the Assignments menu bar. Reggienet displays the
Permissions screen.
Referring to the table below, check appropriate permissions for each role.
Permission
Description
Same site level
permissions for
all groups inside
the site
Users in this role (typically, instructors) may access all
groups in the site, even if they are not members of all
groups.
Create new
assignment(s)
Users in this role (typically, instructors) may create new
assignments and may grade assignments. This permission
also controls the extent of read permission.
Submit to
assignment(s)
Users in this role (typically, instructors and students) may
submit assignments. For instructor-type roles, this
permission allows users to submit as though they were
students via a link on the Student View page. Note: without
this permission, instructors cannot use the "Submit as
Student" function, even if they have "new" permission.
Delete
assignment(s)
Users in this role (typically, instructors) may delete
assignments.
Read
assignment(s)
Users in this role (typically everyone) may view
assignments. The options that appear in the assignment
menu differ depending on the user’s other assignment
permissions. A guest, for example, may be able to view only
the assignment, a student may have permission to view and
submit, and an instructor may have permission to view, edit,
remove, and grade the assignment.
Revise
assignment(s)
Users in this role (typically, instructors) may change
assignments.
Grade
assignment(s)
Users in this role (typically, instructors) may grade
assignments.
Receive email
notifications
Users in this role (typically, instructors) may receive
notifications when students submit assignments.
Able to view draft
Users in this role (typically, instructors) may share drafts of
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Permission
Description
assignment(s)
created by other
users
assignments with other users in the same role.
3. To save your changes, click Save. Reggienet displays the Assignment link options screen
again. Or to return to that screen without saving the link, click Cancel.
Student Activities
If you are a student, you may use the Assignments tool to view assignments for a course,
submit your work on assignments, and view grades for your work.
Viewing Assignments and Grades
When you access the Assignments tool, Reggienet displays the Assignments home page. It
looks like this:
If the Assignments home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
This screen lists the assignments for the course. For each assignment, it shows the status of
your work on the assignment, the date the assignment was posted to students, and the date it
is due.
The list of assignments, which is initially sorted by assignment title, may be many pages long.
You have several options for filtering and sorting this list, changing the number of assignments
displayed, and moving to different pages of the list. For more information, see Working with
Lists.
When you find the assignment you want to view, click on it. Reggienet displays the assignment,
including your work and your grade (if available).
If you have not yet submitted an assignment, the assignment screen looks like the one shown
below.
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This screen provides all the information you need to work on the assignment:

The due date

The status of your work on the assignment
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The scale on which the assignment will be graded
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The instructor's instructions to you for completing the assignment
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If your instructor requires you to submit an honor pledge, the pledge is displayed, along
with a checkbox.

Information about whether you must submit your work in the text box provided, in one
or more attachments, or both
Working on and Submitting an Assignment
To work on an assignment and submit it, access the assignment and follow these steps:
1. Read the instructions carefully.
2. If your instructor has directed you to submit your work in the Assignment Text box on
this screen, enter your work there. Use the icons and dropdown lists to format text, as
appropriate.
3. If your instructor has directed you to submit attachments, scroll down to the
Attachments section and proceed as instructed in Adding an Attachment.
4. If you instructor requires you to submit an honor pledge, check the box for the pledge.
5. To preview your work, click Preview. Reggienet displays the Preview screen.
6. Choose one of the following options:

If you are on the Preview screen and you want to make changes to the assignment,
click Edit. Reggienet re-displays the Submit Assignment screen so you can change
information as needed. After making changes, return to step 6, above.
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If you are on either the Preview screen or the Submit Assignment screen and you
want to save your work but not submit yet, click Save Draft. Reggienet displays the
Saved Assignment Confirmation screen. To return to the Assignments home page,
click Back to list. The Status column for this assignment shows the assignment is
in progress and is in draft form.
Tip: To remove an attachment for an assignment submission saved as a draft, access the
assignment and click the Remove link for the attachment.

If you are on either the Preview screen or the Submit Assignment screen and you
want to submit the assignment, click Submit. Reggienet displays the Submission
Confirmation screen. To return to the Assignments home page, click Back to list.
The Status column for this assignment now shows the date you submitted it.

If you are on the Submit Assignment screen, click Cancel to return to the
Assignments home page without making changes.
Warning: Do not submit your assignment until you're sure you're finished. After you click
Submit, you cannot access the assignment to add text or attachments unless your instructor
returns it to you.
Important! Be sure to submit your assignment. If you do not click Submit, your assignment
will not be submitted to your instructor.
Note: If the honor pledge is required and you fail to check the box for it, Reggienet displays an
error message indicating that you must check the pledge. You will find the pledge and the
checkbox at the very bottom of the screen, just above the Submit button.
Resubmitting an Assignment
Your instructor may allow you to resubmit an assignment. To resubmit an assignment, access
the Assignments tool and follow these steps:
1. Find the appropriate assignment and click on it. Reggienet displays the Resubmit screen
for the assignment:
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On this screen, you will see a variety of information about the assignment,
the following:

Number of resubmissions allowed

“Accept until” date for resubmission

Status of assignment (with return date if your instructor has returned the
assignment)
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Your grade, if your instructor has graded the assignment (if the assignment has not
yet been graded, Reggienet will display maximum points possible)
This screen will also include your original submission text and/or attachments,
well as any comments on the original submission provided by your instructor. If your
instructor requires you to submit an honor pledge, the
pledge will once again be
displayed, along with a checkbox.
as
2. If your resubmission includes work in the Assignment Text box on this screen, enter
your work there. For reference, Reggienet displays your original text, which you may
delete. Use the icons and dropdown lists to format text, as appropriate.
3. If you will include new attachment(s) with your resubmission, scroll down to the
Attachments section and proceed as instructed in Adding an Attachment. To remove the
original attachment(s), click the Remove link for the appropriate attachment(s).
4. Continue by following the original submission process, as directed in steps 4 – 6 in
Working on and Submitting an Assignment. The only difference will be that Reggienet
displays a “Resubmit” button instead of a “Submit” button.
Viewing an Assignment Linked to a Matrix
Your instructor may opt to link an assignment to a matrix cell in another site to which you
belong. Once you submit the assignment, the submission is added to that matrix cell.
When you submit the assignment or otherwise access it, Reggienet displays the name of the
matrix and the cell, as well as the site where you may access the matrix:
You may also click on a cell’s name to see a popup window that provides information about the
cell.
To learn more about working with matrices, see For Site Participants: Completing a Matrix.
Viewing Grades and Comments
After your work has been graded and returned, you may view your grade and any comments
the instructor offered. To do so, access the assignment. Reggienet displays a screen similar to
the one shown below.
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Tip: You may also see your instructor’s comments in red text within your original submission
text.
To return to the Assignments home page, click Back to List.
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File Drop (Drop Box)
The File Drop (Drop Box) tool allows instructors and students to share documents in a private
folder for each student. A student's private folder is called his or her drop box. Reggienet
automatically creates a drop box for each student and site participant when that person is
added to the site.
A set of permissions controls access to the folder. By default, only the owner of the folder and
the site's instructor(s) can access a drop box folder.
The File Drop tool allows you to upload many types of files and to upload multiple files at one
time. Within a drop box, you may create subfolders to keep materials organized.
Drop boxes provide a handy way for instructors to exchange non-graded material with students
and to exchange feedback on their progress on a project or in a course. They are also
convenient for courses and projects in which instructors require students to turn in weekly
journal entries.
Note: File Drop is similar in function to the Assignments tool. However, the Assignments tool
allows instructors to apply a grade and give feedback.
Note: Your File Drop will be automatically populated with students when your course is
created.
When you click File Drop in the tools menu, Reggienet displays the File Drop home page. If
you are an instructor, this page shows all of your students' folders:
As an instructor, you may choose whether to receive email notifications when a student adds a
file to his or her dropbox. To do so, click Options in the tool menu bar. Reggienet displays the
following screen:
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You have three options:
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Always send email notifications—Reggienet automatically sends a notification for
each submission.
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Allow email notifications to be sent (default)—students have the option to send a
notification when they submit.

Do not allow email notifications to be sent—notifications for submissions are not
sent.
If you are a student, you see only your own drop box in a course site:
Note: Use the File Drop tool just as you use the Resources & Materials tool. For detailed
instructions on using both tools, see Resources & Materials. The only significant difference is
that permissions cannot be changed by the site owner.
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Blogs
The Blogs (BlogWow) tool allows site participants to create and maintain weblogs (blogs), or
online journals. Blogs are well suited to reflecting upon the learning process, as well as to group
development and project collaboration, and they are usually intended for others to read.
This tool is usually available in course and project sites. Only participants in a particular site
may have access to each other’s blog entries. You may, however, make a blog entry public, and
then provide the URL for the entry to other users.
With the Blogs tool, you may:

Add entries in chronological order but have them displayed in reverse chronological
order, with the most recent blog entries first.
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View and leave comments for the blog entries of other users.

Receive comments on your blog entries from other users, as well as leave your own
comments.

Add RSS news feeds for the blogs of other users, as well as for your own.

Use a rich text editor to provide content. With this editor, you may include text, images,
links, and video.

Create a blog profile, which may include an image.

Specify who may see a blog entry: just yourself and a site administrator; all participants
in the site; or any user to whom you provide the entry’s URL.

If you are a site owner, delete comments that a user’s blog entry receives from other
users.

If you are a site owner, set permissions for different user roles, such as students,
instructors, guests, and teaching assistants. With these permissions, you may restrict
the ability of users to add, edit or view their own or other blog entries, as well as the
ability to add or delete comments.
Accessing the Blogs Tool
To access the Blogs tool, click Blogs in the tools menu on the left side of the screen. Reggienet
displays the tool’s home page.
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On this page, you’ll see a list of the blogs that other site partipants have created and to which
you have access, along with the number of blog entries for each blogger and the date and time
of their most recent activity. In addition, Reggienet displays an RSS feed icon for each blog.
Reggienet also displays the My blog link, for access to all of your own blog entries, as well as
the date and time of your last activity.
You may return to the home page at any time by clicking the Reset button or by clicking All
the blogs in the Blogs menu bar at the top of the page.
Viewing Blogs of Other Users
To view a blog of another user, follow these steps:
1. If the home page is not displayed, click the Reset button or click All the blogs in the
Blogs menu bar at the top of the page.
2. From the Blogger column, click on the appropriate name. Reggienet displays that user’s
blog. You’ll see all the blog entries to which you have access, with the most recent entry
on top:
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3. To see a blog entry in a separate window, click the Permalink link. To view comments
left by other users, click on the comments link, which includes the number of
comments.
4. Depending on the permissions you’ve been granted, Reggienet may also display a
Leave a comment link for each entry. For more information, see Leaving Comments
for Blog Entries.
To return to the Blogs home page, click the Reset button or click All the blogs in the Blogs
menu bar at the top of the page.
Leaving Comments for Blog Entries
If the site owner has granted you the appropriate permission, you may leave a comment for a
blog entry by another user. To leave a comment, follow these steps:
1. Access the blog for the appropriate user, as explained in steps 1-2 of Viewing Blogs of
Other Users.
2. For the appropriate blog entry, click on the Leave a comment link. Reggienet displays
the existing comments for the entry, along with a box for leaving your own comment:
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3. Enter your comment in the box and click Publish comment. Or, click Cancel to leave
no comment.
To return to the Blogs home page, click the Reset button or click All the blogs in the Blogs
menu bar at the top of the page.
Adding an RSS feed for a Blog
To add an RSS feed for a blog, follow these steps:
1. If the home page is not displayed, click the Reset button or click All the blogs in the
Blogs menu bar at the top of the page.
2. For the appropriate user, click on the RSS icon at the right of the page. Reggienet
displays a separate window, where you may select an RSS subscription option.
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Viewing and Managing Your Blog Entries
To view and manage your blog entries, first access the home page by clicking the Reset button
or clicking All the blogs in the Blogs menu bar at the top of the page. Then, click the My blog
link. Reggienet displays a page similar to this one:
On this page, you may view your user profile and all of your blog entries, both published and in
draft mode. You may also take a variety of actions:

To edit an entry, click the Edit entry link. See Editing a Blog Entry.

To remove an entry, click the Remove entry link. See Removing a Blog Entry.

To view comments for a blog entry, click the comments link.

To leave a comment for an entry, click Leave a comment. See Leaving Comments for
Blog Entries.

To see a blog entry in a separate window, click Permalink.
To return to the Blogs home page, click the Reset button or click All the blogs in the Blogs
menu bar at the top of the page.
Adding a Blog Entry
To add a blog entry, first click the Reset button. Then, follow these steps:
1. From the Blogs menu bar, click on Add blog entry. Reggienet displays the Add a new
blog entry page:
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1. In the Title box, enter a title for the blog entry. An entry here is required.
55. In the text box, add your content. For information on using the icons and pulldown lists
in the text box, see Using the Rich Text Editor. An entry here is required.
56. Specify who may view your blog entry. If you select This entry is publicly viewable,
you must still provide the entry’s URL to users.
57. If you want to publish your blog entry, click Publish Entry. If you want to save your
work but do not want to publish the entry, click Save Draft. If you do not want to save
your work, click Cancel.
To view your new blog entry, access the home page and click the My blog link. Reggienet will
display the entry first, as the latest blog entry.
Editing a Blog Entry
To edit a blog entry, follow these steps:
1. If the home page is not displayed, click the Reset button or click All the blogs in the
Blogs menu bar at the top of the page.
58. Click the My blog link.
59. For the appropriate blog entry, click the Edit entry link. Reggienet displays the Edit a
blog entry page.
60. Make all appropriate changes to the entry’s content and/or settings, as described in
steps 2-5 in Adding a Blog Entry.
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Removing a Blog Entry
To remove a blog entry, follow these steps:
1. If the home page is not displayed, click the Reset button or click All the blogs in the
Blogs menu bar at the top of the page.
61. Click the My blog link.
62. For the appropriate blog entry, click the Remove entry link. In the dialogue box that
appears, click OK. Or, if you do not want to remove the entry, click Cancel.
Note: If you remove a blog entry, you may not reverse this action.
Creating or Editing your Blog Profile
To create or edit your blog profile, first click the Reset button. Then, follow these steps:
1. Click My blog settings in the Blogs menu bar. Reggienet displays the following page:
63. In the URL for my picture box, enter a URL for an image.
Tip: If you use the Resources & Materials tool to upload an image in Reggienet, you may then
copy the URL for the image. For more information, see Uploading a Local File.
64. Add content in the text box. For information on using the icons and pulldown lists in the
text box, see Using the Rich Text Editor.
65. If you want to save your work, click Change settings. If you do not want to save your
work, click Cancel. In either case, Reggienet displays the home page.
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Setting User Permissions
If you are a site owner, you may specify how site participants use the Blogs tool by setting user
permissions.
To set permissions, click on Permissions in the Blogs menu bar. Reggienet displays the
Permissions page:
Select the appropriate permissions for each user role. You have the following options for each
role:
Permission
Description
create
Users are allowed to create a blog. Typically granted to
the instructor, student, and teaching assistant roles.
entry.write
Users are allowed to add blog entries. Typically granted to
the instructor, student, and teaching assistant roles.
entry.write.any
Users are allowed to edit the blog entries of other users.
Typically granted to the instructor role only.
entry.read
Users are allowed to view all blog entries for which other
users in the site have provided access. Typically granted
to all roles.
entry.read.any
Users are allowed to view all blog entries of other users in
the site, regardless of how those users have limited
access to their entries. Typically granted to the instructor
role only.
comments.add
Users are allowed to leave comments for blog entries they
view. Typically granted to all roles.
comments.remove.any
Users are allowed to remove the comments left by other
users. Typically granted to the instructor role only.
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To clear all permissions, click Reggienetar all link. To undo any changes you’ve made and
remain on the Permissions page, click the Undo changes link.
If you want to save your changes, click Save. If you do not want to save your changes, click
Cancel. In either case, Reggienet displays the home page.
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Polls
If you are an instructor or site owner, the Polls tool allows you to conduct anonymous voting.
The tool has the following features.

Each poll contains a single question. For conducting polls containing multiple questions,
consider using the Tests & Quizzes tool instead. For more information on that tool, see
Tests & Quizzes.

Users may vote once per poll.

You may enter any number of answer options for a question and may specify how many
or few options each user may choose. You may also allow a user to choose none of the
options.

You control the display of results to site participants.

You may opt to make a poll public, so users who are not site members may access the
poll and vote.
Accessing the Polls Tool
To access the Polls tool, click Polls in the tools menu on the left side of your screen. Reggienet
displays the Polls home page.
The home page contains a list of polls in this site. Note the following:
Active polls are shown as hyperlinks. Polls that have not yet opened, have already closed, and
polls that you have already voted on are shown in gray text. For each poll, the opening and
closing dates and times are indicated. If you are an instructor, you will see a Remove option
for each poll. Students do not see this option.
Adding a Poll
To add a poll to your site, access the Polls tool and follow these steps:
1. If the Polls home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2. In the menu bar near the top of the screen, click Add. Reggienet displays the Add a
poll screen.
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3. Enter a question in the Question box. An entry in this field is required.
4. If desired, add additional instructions in the text box below. Use the icons and pulldown
lists above the box to format your entry as needed. For more information on using these
options, see Using the Rich Text Editor.
5. Specify an opening and closing date and time for this poll. Use the Calendar icons to
make selections ( ), if desired.
6. In the Limits section, use the pulldown lists to select the minimum and maximum
number of options each user can select when answering the question. To restrict users
to a single answer, use the default entry of 1 in each pulldown list.
7. In the Access options section, click the “Public” checkbox if you want users who are not
site members to be able to access the poll and vote.
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8. In the Results are visible section, click a radio button to indicate your preference as to
when, if ever, results will be displayed to site participants. Note the following:

Choosing “Always” makes the results available to all, even those who have not yet
voted.

Choosing “After the closing date” makes the results available to all, even those who
have not yet voted, but only after the closing date.
9. To save the question and continue, click the Save and add options button. Reggienet
displays the Add an Option screen shown below. Or, to cancel your work and return to
the home page, click Cancel.
10. Enter the text of an answer option in the box. Use the icons and pulldown lists above the
box to format your entry as needed. For more information on using these options, see
Using the Rich Text Editor.
11. Choose one of these options:

If you have entered all desired answers for this poll, click the Save button.
Reggienet displays the Add a Poll screen again, complete with the text of the
question and answers you have entered.

To save this answer and add another answer option, click Save and add options.
Reggienet saves your work and clears the text field so you can enter another answer
option. Return to step 9.
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To exit without saving your work on this screen, click Cancel. Reggienet returns you
to the home page and displays the question you have entered. If you have not saved
any answer options, it displays the notation “(awaiting options).”
12. Assuming that you are continuing your work on this poll, review the question, answer
options, and other information shown on the Add a Poll screen and then click Save.
Reggienet displays the Polls home page again. Otherwise, click Cancel.
Note: Clicking Cancel will cancel changes you have made on this screen but will not cancel
changes you have made in the Add/Edit an Option screen.
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Editing a Poll
To change a question, any of the answers, or the other information you have specified for a
poll, access the Polls tool and follow these steps:
1. If the Polls home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2. Find the poll you want to change and click the Edit link beneath the question. Reggienet
displays the Edit a Poll screen.
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This screen is nearly identical to the Add a poll screen display that was presented after
you added the last answer option for the question.
3. Make changes to the question text, additional instructions, dates, limits, and results
display options as desired. For more information, see Adding a Poll, steps 3-8.
4. If desired, change the answer options in any of these ways:

To add another option, click the Add option link under the Options section heading.
Proceed as for Adding a Poll, steps 10-11.
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To change an option, click the Edit link to the right of the option text and proceed as
for Adding a Poll, steps 10-11.
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To delete an option, click the Delete link to the right of the option text and then click
Remove when Reggienet displays the delete confirmation screen. Or to cancel the
deletion, click Cancel.
5. Review the changes you have made. If they are as expected, click Save. Reggienet
displays the Polls home page again. Otherwise, click Cancel.
Note: Clicking Cancel will cancel changes you have made on this screen but will not cancel
changes you have made in the Add/Edit an Option screen.
Deleting a Poll
To delete a poll, access the Polls tool and follow these steps:
1. If the Polls home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2. Find the poll you want to change and click the Remove box to the far right of the
question.
Warning: Be sure you have selected the correct poll to delete before continuing. After you
perform the next step, Reggienet deletes the poll immediately. It does not display a
confirmation screen.
3. Click the Update button near the bottom of the screen. Reggienet deletes the poll
immediately.
Displaying Poll Results
To display the voting results for a poll, access the Polls tool and follow these steps:
1. If the Polls home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2. Find the poll you are interested in and click the Results link to the right of the question.
Reggienet displays the Results screen.
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The screen displays the text of the question and each answer option. For each option, it
shows the number of votes and the percentage of the total votes.
3. Click Back. Reggienet displays the Polls home page.
Voting
To vote on a poll, access the Polls tool and follow these steps:
1. If the Polls home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2. Find the poll you want and click the question. Reggienet displays the Vote screen.
Note the following:

If only one answer can be selected, Reggienet displays a round radio button to the
left of each answer.

If multiple answers can be selected, Reggienet displays a square check box to the
left of each answer. You will not be allowed to select more than the maximum
number of answers permitted.
3. Click the option(s) that best express your opinion.
4. Choose from these options:

To submit your vote, click the Vote! Button. Reggienet displays a Thank you screen,
including a reference number for your vote. If desired, make note of that number.
Then click Back to return to the Polls home page.
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To clear your entries and reset the screen, click Reset.
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To cancel your vote and return to the Polls home page, click Cancel.
Assigning Permissions for the Polls Tool
To set permissions for use of the Polls tool, access the tool and follow these steps:
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1. If the Polls home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
2. In the menu bar near the top of the screen, click Permissions. Reggienet displays the
Permissions screen.
3. Referring to the table below, check appropriate permissions for each role.
Permission
Description
poll.vote
Users in this role may vote on all polls.
poll.add
Users in this role (typically, instructors) may create new polls.
poll.deleteOwn
Users in this role may delete polls they have created but may
not delete polls created by other users.
poll.deleteAny
Users in this role may delete polls, regardless of who created
them.
poll.editAny
Users in this role may edit polls, regardless of who created
them.
poll.editOwn
Users in this role may edit polls they have created but may not
edit polls created by other users.
4. To save your changes, click Save. Reggienet displays the Polls home page again. Or to
return to that screen without saving the changes, click Cancel.
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News
The News tool allows you to view information from a news source, blog, events listing, or other
site that updates its content dynamically.
The number of News tools for a site is specified during site setup, but as a site owner or
instructor, you may add more News tools later by using the Edit tools option in the Site Editor
tool. Each instance of the News tool may be given a unique name such as China Business News,
Yahoo News, etc.
Viewing News
To access the News tool, follow these steps:
1. Click News (the name of your News tool may be different) in the tools menu on the left
side of the screen. Reggienet displays the current news listings.
2. In the News area, click the title or the (Full Story) link for the article you want to read.
Reggienet displays content for that news site.
3. Use the scroll bar to browse the listings of news stories.
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Changing a News Link
You may change the name of a news link and the URL to which it points. To make changes,
access the appropriate News tool and follow these steps:
1. If you do not see the News menu bar, click the Reset button.
2. Click Options on the News menu bar. Reggienet displays this screen:
3. Change the entry in the Tool Title, Page Title and/or URL boxes as needed. Entries in
these fields are required.
4. To proceed, click Update Options. You may also exit without applying the changes by
clicking Cancel.
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