iTextiles 3.0 - Instructor Tools Manual

iTextiles 3.0 - Instructor Tools Manual
Instructor Tools
Manual
Revised August 2014
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
I. Introduction …………………………………………………………
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II. How iTextiles is structured ……………………………………….
- Instructor tools
- e-Textbook
- myCourse
2
III. Key features ………………………………………………………
- Intuitive navigation
- Customization
- Online help and support
- Extensive image library
- Manufacturing videos
4
IV. Lectures ………………………………………………………..
6
Online Quizzes / Tests ……………………………………….
10
VI. Assignments …………………………………………………..
18
VII. Project ……..………………………………………………….
22
VIII. Other Helpful Functions ………………………………..…..
a. Add Teaching / Grad Assistant
b. Set up special needs student
24
IX. Community Forum ……………….………………..…………..
27
X. Instructor Feedback ……………………….…………………
28
V.
iTextiles Instructor Manual
Chapter I: Introduction
Introduction
The goal of iTextiles is to provide a state-of-the-art interactive tool to
teach textile basics to the tech-savvy students of today. It leverages the internet
and technological advances in digital graphics, image capture and presentation,
augmented by video and audio capabilities, to make the subject come alive for
students.
This new and enhanced version of iTextiles™, version 3.0, has all the
interactive learning tools that you have come to enjoy, and includes the following
major enhancements based upon the feedback we received from you:
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iTextiles is now completely and fully on the internet. No more going
back and forth between the internet and a CD !!
Ability to customize lectures
o Select / de-select slides
o Add you own slides
o Schedule lecture access online
Upload your own questions for quizzes and tests
Upload your own assignments for the course
Setup a new semester easily and seamlessly
Revised and expanded e-Textbook content
o New study unit – “Textiles in today’s World”
o More in-depth treatment of sustainability, environmental
considerations, and innovations
o Expanded performance, end-use and care sections under
every study unit
o New chapters on leather, faux leather, fur, and faux fur
Even more expanded and enhanced image and video library
iTextiles is the result of team effort of:
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Experienced faculty from across the country
Information technology professionals
and the input and feedback provided by instructors and students
We are confident that this new release of iTextiles will add even more
value to the teaching/learning experience in your class/course.
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Chapter II: How iTextiles is Structured
How iTextiles is structured
iTextiles 3.0 has three major components that work together to ensure that
you have the tools you need for the course :
Instructor Tools
A secured area for instructors only where they can :
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Use a test bank of 1,800+ questions to setup online quizzes and tests or
generate tests that can be emailed to them as MS WORD documents
Access over 30 lectures with extensive use of high resolution images.
Instructors can customize all lectures to their own teaching style and focus
of their course
Access over 35 assignments and setup lab-based or online assignments
for their students
In addition, instructors can upload their own slides, assignments, and
questions. (NOTE: Uploaded documents remain secure and available only
to the instructor that uploads them.)
e-Textbook
A comprehensive textbook with rich multimedia content, the electronic textbook
(or e-textbook) is the backbone of the iTextiles system and introduces basic
concepts, textile fundamentals, and their applications in the real world.
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Extensive use of high-resolution and magnified images for today's visual
learners
Over 50 videos to highlight key textile manufacturing processes, standard
specification tests, and help such as completion of point diagrams
Direct, crisp, and concise text for easy access and understanding of key
textile concepts
Strategic use of charts and other tables to support the text
Links throughout the e-Textbook to facilitate quick access to definitions of
new terms as they are introduced
myCourse
An area where students can :
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Access and complete the online quizzes, tests, and assignment setup by
instructors
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Chapter II: How iTextiles is Structured
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View lectures. Students can print them out, bring them to the classroom,
and take notes on them during lectures. (NOTE: Access for students can
be turned off upon request from the instructor).
Use Interactive Self Study (ISS) to review the material in the form of short,
quick quizzes that they can take online on their own. No record is
maintained of how they did and students can take them as many times as
they want. ISS provides instant feedback and allows students to determine
how well they have understood the material. All the ISS quizzes use the
multiple choice format and draw from the iTextiles Test Bank which has
over 1,800 questions. ISS randomly picks 10 questions and shuffles them,
as well as the answers, so students can not ”memorize” answers.
Each of these is described in detail starting in Chapter III.
All these three components are now consolidation in one place – “on the cloud”.
All you have to do is setup your course online and ask your students to do the
same. The process is quick and easy !!
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Go to www.itextiles.com
Click on Instructor or Student under “New User Registration”
Enter the Product Key, your name and email address
That’s it !!
You will receive an email with your userid and password.
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Chapter III: Key Features
Key Features
iTextiles has a rich array of features that make it easy to use.
Intuitive navigation
iTextiles has a rich content base that is structured to allow you and your
students to access information easily and quickly.
Top Menu Bar
Is available on every page of iTextiles. You can go to
the topic of your choosing with just one click no matter
where you are in iTextiles.
Left Menu Bar
The left bar displays a table of contents for the option
selected on the top bar. You can then click on the
section or chapter on the left bar to access the content.
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Chapter III: Key Features
Icons and Buttons
Special icons and buttons guide you to content such as
additional images, trade names, generic names,
comparison of fiber properties, dye properties etc.
FAQs, User Manual and Help!
iTextiles has FAQs and an Instructors Tools Manual (this manual)
available online. If you cannot find an answer to your question there, you can
submit your question by using our Help! option.
Extensive Image Library
iTextiles has a rich and extensive library of high resolution, magnified
images that augment the text and facilitate the understanding of key
textiles concepts and features.
Note: All images are copyrighted and permission MUST be obtained before
they can be copied and used outside iTextiles. Thank you for your
cooperation in this matter.
All images are "expandable"
All images in iTextiles are click-able and “expand” to display a high
resolution and/or magnified image.
Videos to Highlight Key Manufacturing Processes
There are over 50 video clips that highlight fundamental manufacturing
processes in the textile industry and/or explain basic concepts. Each of these
videos is close captioned and has a voice-over that explains what you are seeing
on the video.
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Chapter IV: Lectures
Lectures
To assist you and facilitate the presentation of content in the classroom,
iTextiles provides Lectures (in PDF format). Each study unit has one or more
lectures tightly coupled with the text in the e-Textbook.
Go to Instructor tools and then select “Lectures” on the top menu bar.
View lectures list
Click on “View Lectures” on the left menu bar for Lectures. You will be
presented with a list of Lectures based upon the option (A, B, or C) you selected
when you setup your class/course online.
Simply click on the name of the lecture to open, view and/or download the lecture
for use in the classroom.
Customize Lectures
You can customize your lectures further by 1) selecting/de-selecting slides or 2)
adding your own slides.
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Chapter IV: Lectures
Select / de-select slides
On the left menu bar for Lectures click on “Select slides” and then select the
desired lecture from the drop down list. By default, all slides are selected. If you
want to remove/de-select a slide from the lecture, simply un-check the selection
box for the slide. After you have completed the process scroll down to the bottom
and click “Submit”.
The generation of a customized lecture with the slides you selected typically has
a 24-hour turnaround and you will receive an email informing you when it is ready
and available online.
Insert your own slide
On the left menu bar for Lectures click on “Insert your own slides” and then select
the desired lecture from the drop down list. Mouse over the location (between
slides) where you want to insert your own slide. An” Insert” button will appear.
Click on the “Insert” button.
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Chapter IV: Lectures
Browse and select the name of the file you want to insert. Make sure the content
of the file meets criteria explained on the page before you upload the file.
The generation of the customized lecture with your inserted slides typically has a
turnaround of 24 hours. You will receive an email informing you when the
customized lecture is available online.
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Chapter IV: Lectures
NOTE : All uploaded content is reviewed to make sure it meets minimum
requirements as outlined on the page. There is typically a 24-hour turnaround
and you will receive an email informing you when the customized lecture with the
uploaded slides is available online.
IMPORTANT : Any slides (or other content) you upload to the iTextiles web
server is for your use only and is not available to any other instructor.
If you feel you require additional customization to meet your specific
requirements, please contact us at [email protected] and we will be
glad to discuss with you how best to support your needs.
Transfer from another course
You can transfer customized lectures that you had setup earlier for another
course or in a previous semester for the same course. Click on “Transfer from
another course” in the left menu bar for Lectures and then select the lecture from
the drop down list.
Setup online student access
By default, all lectures for the course are available online to students. However,
an instructor can control when students are able to access lectures online. Click
on “Setup online student access” in the left menu bar for Lectures and setup the
access as desired.
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Chapter V: Online Quizzes / Tests
Online Quizzes / Tests
Go to Instructor tools and then click on “Online Quizzes / Tests” on the top
menu bar.
The iTextiles online test bank has over 1,800 questions. Approximately
25% of the questions are reserved for instructors for use in setting up tests and
quizzes and are not accessible to students under interactive self study quizzes
online.
There are four different types of questions in the test bank:
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Terminology
Tests understanding of textile terms
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Identify Images
Ability to apply knowledge to identify fibers,
yarns, fabrics and dyeing, printing, finishing
processes
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Multiple Choice
Tests understanding of textile concepts and
fundamentals
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True / False
Tests understanding of textile concepts and
fundamentals
Setup a new online quiz or test
Click on “Add new” on the left menu bar.
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Chapter V: Online Quizzes / Tests
Quiz – Click on the “quiz” button to generate a new quiz. A quiz is designed to
assess the students’ understanding of material within one study unit (fibers,
yarns etc.) and can be used while the study unit is being taught or upon
completion of the study unit. iTextiles will require you to select a study unit before
moving forward. A quiz can:
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include questions from only one study unit
have a maximum of 20 questions
include questions from all the four different questions categories
be modified (delete/add questions) as long as the quiz has not been
taken by a student (Note: Once a student has submitted a quiz the
questions cannot be changed).
Test – Click on the “test” button to generate a new test. An online test can be
setup in the same way as a quiz. A test can:
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include questions from one or more study units
has no limit on the number of questions
include questions from all the four different questions categories
be modified (delete/add questions) as long as the test has not been
taken by a student (Note: Once a student has submitted a test the
questions cannot be changed).
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Chapter V: Online Quizzes / Tests
Once you setup the quiz or test the system will ask you to add questions from the
test bank. Click on the “Select” box next to the question to add it to the quiz or
test.
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Chapter V: Online Quizzes / Tests
You can click on the question text to view the correct answer and answer
options:
View/change existing quiz or test
Select the test or quiz that you want to view/change from list displayed after you
click on “myCourse List”:
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Chapter V: Online Quizzes / Tests
View/change questions
Click on the “View/change questions” button.
For a list of questions on the quiz or test
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Chapter V: Online Quizzes / Tests
Change questions
IMPORTANT: You can only change questions as long as no student has
taken the test or quiz online. This ensures that all students get the same
questions on the quiz or test.
Delete question(s)
Click in the “Delete” box next to the question (see above image)
When you have selected all the questions you want to delete, click on the
“DELETE SELECTED QUESTION(S)” button.
Add question(s)
To add new questions to the quiz or test, click on “Add new question(s)” button
(see above image). A screen will be displayed where you can select the study
unit and then the questions you want to add by clicking in the Add check box next
to the question.
View Status
To view the status of a test or quiz, click on the “view status” button. The status
page will display a list of your class students (NOTE: The list only includes
students who have registered online).
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Chapter V: Online Quizzes / Tests
If the student has taken the test the “Date Completed” column has the date/time
the test was taken and the test score on the right. You can click on the name of
the student to view the test or quiz submitted by the student.
To provide additional time to special needs students enter the additional time
(in minutes) in the box in the last column. This box is only displayed for students
who have been setup as special needs students from the students list for the
course which is accessible from the “myProfile” screen.
To reset the quiz/test simply click in the box after the student name. This will
delete the quiz/test submitted by them earlier and allow them to take the quiz/test
again. (NOTE: The quiz/test can be reset for all the students in the course by
checking the box “for all students”.
To extend the open window for an individual student to complete the
quiz/test simply click on the “Extend” button and enter select the new date/time
by which a student must complete the quiz/test..
IMPORTANT : Instructors can view and “take” quizzes, tests they setup at any
time just as a student would by going to “myCourse” from the menu bar on top of
the screen and clicking on the “Quiz” or “Test” button. They can then come back
to “Instructor Tools”, make changes to the quizzes or tests and repeat the
process as many times as necessary. (To retake the quiz or test after making
changes simply delete the quiz or test by checking the reset box next to the
instructor name.
Upload your own questions
On the left menu bar for Online Quizzes / Tests click on “Upload your own
questions”. After the screen is displayed, select the study unit and the type of
question you would like to upload. Then enter your question, correct answer and
other answer options (depends on type of question selected).
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Chapter V: Online Quizzes / Tests
NOTE : All uploaded content is reviewed to make sure it meets minimum
requirements as outlined on the page. There is typically a 24-hour turnaround
and you will receive an email informing you when the uploaded questions are
available online.
IMPORTANT : Any questions (or other content) you upload to the iTextiles web
server is for your use only and is not available to any other instructor.
Grade Book
To view the grades for quizzes or tests for students, click on “Grade Book” from
the Online Quizzes / Tests menu. The system will display them in a spreadsheet
that is download-able. The spreadsheet will display all the quiz names (or tests,
depending on what was selected) on top and the names of students on the left.
The scores for each student are linked to the quiz (or test) and you can click on
them to view the quiz or test submitted by the student.
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Chapter VI: Assignments
Assignments
The experiments and exercises provided in the section are to assist you in
setting up assignments that students can do independently to get hands-on
exposure to the concepts presented in iTextiles.
To view the experiments and exercises and setup assignments, go to
Instructor Tools and then click on “Assignments” on the top menu bar:
Set up an assignment for your class/course
Click on “Add new” on the left menu for Assignments. Then select the
study unit from the drop down list and a list of experiments and exercises for that
unit will be displayed.
To view the experiment or exercise in greater detail click on the Title To select
the experiment or exercise for your course check the “Select” box next to the
Title.
The following screen will be displayed where you will asked to enter
the title you want to give to the assignment for your course, the open period,
etc.(similar to the setup for quizzes/tests).
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Chapter VI: Assignments
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All assignments (experiments) that require an answer sheet to be
completed can now be graded by you online. Students can upload the answer
sheets directly into iTextiles and you can view them (by clicking on the name of
the student and then enter their grade online.
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If you want to see a list of the assignments you have already setup for
your course you can click on “myCourse List” on the left menu bar for
Assignments and the list will be displayed:
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Chapter VI: Assignments
Transfer from another course
You can transfer online exercises that you had setup earlier for another course or
in a previous semester for the same course. Click on “Transfer from another
course” in the left menu bar for Assignments and then select the assignment
from the drop down list. Before transferring the assignment, you will be given the
option to review the online exercise to make sure it is the right one. You can
choose to not do so or cancel the transfer altogether.
Upload your own assignments
On the left menu bar for Assignments click on “Upload your own assignment”.
After the screen is displayed, select the study unit and then click on the “browse”
button to select the file on your computer that has the assignment you want to
upload.
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Chapter VI: Assignments
NOTE : All uploaded content is reviewed to make sure it meets minimum
requirements as outlined on the page. There is typically a 24-hour turnaround
and you will receive an email informing you when the uploaded questions are
available online.
IMPORTANT : Any assignment (or other content) you upload to the iTextiles web
server is for your use only and is not available to any other instructor.
Grade Book
If you have assigned grades to online exercises and would like to view the
grades for students, click on “Grade Book” from the Assignment menu. The
system will display them in a spreadsheet that is download-able. The
spreadsheet will display all the online exercise names on top and the names of
students on the left.
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Chapter VII: Other Helpful Functions
Project
Based upon feedback from instructors we have incorporated the capability to
include project-based learning as part of the course. It is intended for completion
over the duration of the course and augments information presented in the
classroom with commonplace, everyday experiences. A set up page allows you
to customize the project for your course. The scope can be scaled based on
class size and whether it is going to be used as a graded final project or used
primarily for class discussions.
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Chapter VII: Other Helpful Functions
After the project completion you can generate a project report for each student
and the grade online.
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Chapter VII: Other Helpful Functions
Other Helpful Functions
Adding a Teaching Assistant / Graduate Assistant (TA / GA)
If you have a TA/GA assisting you with the course you can add them to iTextiles
and you will receive a unique userid/pwd for them.
After you login click on “myProfile” on the top menu bar. Then click on the
“Teaching / Grad Asst” button.
On the next screen, select “Add New” then enter the information, read the terms
of use, and check the “I agree to the terms of use box” (the submit button will be
disabled until you do so)
Setting up Special Needs Students
You can setup special needs students to enable you to give them extra time for
online quizzes /tests.
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Chapter VII: Other Helpful Functions
After you login click on “myProfile” on the top menu bar. Then click on the
“Student List” button.
On the next screen, check the box next to the name of the student.
Then go to Instructor Tools, select the quiz / test, click on the “View Status”
button. Enter the additional time (in minutes) for the special needs student. Then
click on the “Go” button to confirm and save.
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Chapter VII: Other Helpful Functions
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Chapter VIII: Community Forum
Community Forum
Community Forum is a place where instructors who use iTextiles can
share ideas to enhance and enrich the teaching/learning of textiles. Please feel
free to use the materials provided as the contributors have very kindly agreed to
share it. The iTextiles team would appreciate if you acknowledge the source and
the name of the contributor when you use the material.
Click on “Community Resources” on the left menu bar to access
contributed material’
If you would like to contribute or share ideas please click on
“Contribute/Share” on the left menu bar and submit the material.
We greatly appreciate your support as we build this community forum for
the continued improvement of the teaching/learning of textiles.
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Chapter IX: Instructor Feedback
Instructor Feedback
Your feedback is extremely important to us. It helps us to make sure that
iTextiles continues to be a value adding tool for you.
We want to provide you all the tools to facilitate the process of preparing
materials for the class, “teaching” the material, and evaluating students’
understanding of the material presented. We appreciate your continued support
and hope that you will provide us your feedback.
Go to Instructor Tools and then select “Feedback” on the top menu bar.
Provide us your comments, critique, and compliments as often as you can.
Thank you!!
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