Miscellaneous Frequently Asked Questions

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General

  • Q: My students say that the Course Menu is missing. What's wrong?
    • Answer: Their display's resolution may be set too high. They will get the best results if they reset their resolution to at least 1280 x 1024 for a PC or 1280 x 800 for a MAC.

Syllabus

  • Q: How can I get my online students to read the syllabus thoughtfully -- before the course begins or very early in the term?
    • Answer: There's a couple of options:
      • Give a syllabus quiz for the first assignment and make it count points. You can do this on the Assignments page: post the questions in the Assignments HTML box and have students type their answers into their response HTML box.
      • Make a movie and post on the Announcements or the Modules page (You can make a movie on a Mac using iShowU and Photo Booth. Walk students thru the major sections, highlighting one or two key points for each section concerning your syllabus.
  • Q: What is a good statement to include in my syllabus to direct students with disabilities to the Disability Services Office?
    • Answer: Any student with a documented disability who would like to request accommodations should contact the Disability Services Office - Hale Kauanoe A Wing Lounge, 932-7623 (V), 932-7002 (TTY), uds@hawaii.edu - as early in the semester as possible.