Legacy Portal: Course Management

Procedures

 

Create a New Course

Note: You also can create courses by importing a file that you exported from an LMS or that you created for this purpose. See: Legacy Portal: Import Exam-Taker and Course Information

  1. Select the Admin menu, and then select Courses.
  2. Select the Create New Course button.

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  3. In the pop-up window, enter the course information.
    • Course ID: Unique identifier for the course
    • Course Name: Enter a descriptive name that will help you and the exam-takers to distinguish this course from others. For example, for university courses, you could adopt a naming convention such as Term_Course_Section as in Spring 2021_Biology 101_Section 2.
    • Course Owner: Enter the person who is responsible for this course. Start typing a name, and then select a name from the drop-down list. This person will have access to all information for this course.
    • Instructor: If applicable, enter the instructor who is responsible for the content of this course.
    • Start Date/End Date: Enter the time period when this course will be active in ExamSoft.
    • Master Course ID: Used when sub-sections are being used with the Blackboard Building Block.
  4. Select Save.

 

Actions on the Course Management Page

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  • To view unavailable courses:
    1. Use the drop down at the top of the screen to select All Courses or Unavailable Courses.
    2. Select Search to update the display.

      Note: If you want to return to the original list, select Available Courses, and then select Search again.

  • To search for a course:
    1. Enter the name or ID of a course or of an exam-taker in the course. 
    2. Select Search to update the display.

      Note: If you want to return to the original list, delete the search text, and then select Search again.

  • To edit the course details: Select the pencil icon or the link in the Course ID column. Make your changes, and then select Save. For more information about the course details, see the "Create a New Course" section of this article.
  • To add or remove exam-takers: Select the people icon. For instructions, see the "Add or Remove Exam-Takers" section of this article.
  • To export a list of exam-takers:
    1. Select the book icon.
    2. If needed, adjust the filters.
    3. To export an XLS file, select Export.
      OR to export a CSV or Word file, select the icon on the right side of the pop-up window.

Note: Another action on this page is Import Courses. See: Legacy Portal: Import Exam-Taker and Course Information

 

Add or Remove Exam-Takers

Note: You also can add exam-takers by importing a file from an LMS or that you created for this purpose. See: Legacy Portal: Import Exam-Taker and Course Information

  1. Select the Admin menu, and then select Courses.
  2. Scroll or search to find the course.
  3. In the Actions column (near the right side of the screen), select the people icon.
  4. In the NOT Enrolled list, select the plus icon for each exam-taker to add to the course. 

    The selected names will appear in the Enrolled list on the right side of the pop-up window.

    Note: You might have to scroll right to see the plus icon and the Enrolled list.

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    • To select a different course or exam-taker group: Use the filters at the top of the pop-up window.
    • To select multiple exam-takers:
      1. Select a name in the NOT Enrolled list, and hold the Shift key while selecting another name. Now those names and all names in between them are selected.
      2. Select the Add Selected to Course button (below the list).
    • To add all exam-takers: Select the Add All to Course button, which is located below the NOT Enrolled list.
    • To remove an individual exam-taker: Find the individual in the Enrolled list, and select the X icon.
    • To remove multiple exam-takers:
      1. Select a name in the Enrolled list, and hold the Shift key while selecting another name. Now those names and all names in between them are selected.
      2. Select the Remove Selected from Course button, (below the list).
    • To remove all exam-takers: Select the Remove All from Course button (below the list).
  5. Select Update to save your changes.
  6. Close the pop-up window.

 

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