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New Courseworks

Your Spring 2015 CourseWorks course site is ready for you to use. To begin working on your site, log in with your UNI and password at: http://courseworks.columbia.edu/.

OVERALL FEATURES

For those who are new to CourseWorks, your site makes it easy to post information and collaborate with students on:

  • Syllabi
  • Course objectives
  • Textbooks
  • Assignments
  • Document files
  • Group email tools

For help getting started, download the QuickStart guide and find other documentation on the CCNMTL website. There are also several workshops offered by CCNMTL.

NEW CHANGES

We have added several new features this term.  These include:

  • Adviser information, email address and the primary school information of most students are now available in Site Settings
  • Primary school information shows on mouseover of student names (if info is available for student)
  • Course title will be automatically updated from directory of classes unless the instructor changes it
  • Easy way to extend guest access expiration dates
  • Confirmation emails to students upon submission of Test & Quiz
  • Students now share their pictures with other fellow students. They will be prompted to opt out of sharing their photos as well. Instructors will see the photos regardless of student selection
  • Piazza tool is available for all courses via the Edit Tools list
  • Advisor information, email address and the primary school information of all students are now available in Site Settings
    • Primary school information shows on mouseover of student names (if info is available for student)

RETIRING OLD COURSEWORKS

Old CourseWorks has been retired as of Dec. 31, 2014. We have archived all old CourseWorks course sites that contain content. These archives are available to instructors and departmental administrators within CourseWorks. To access these course archives, log into CourseWorks and click the Archive Courses button on your list of tools on the left-hand side.

ASSISTANCE

If you need any help with…

  • Login or registration issues—submit a CUIT support request at http://cuit.columbia.edu/support or call 212-854-1919; email: courseworks@columbia.edu
  • CourseWorks questions: Please visit or call the CCNMTL Faculty Lab in 204 Butler Library Monday–Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Phone: 212-854-9058; email: CCNMTL@columbia.edu
  • CourseWorks workshops in CCNMTL Faculty Lab: http://ccnmtl.columbia.edu/events/?type=97&title=Workshops
  • CourseWorks at Barnard: Contact the Barnard Help Desk at help@barnard.edu

We look forward to helping you make the most of your CourseWorks this year. Have a great term!

Teaching & Learning Group, CUIT &

Center for New Media Teaching and Learning

CourseWorks is Columbia University's Learning Management System (LMS), providing comprehensive course management for faculty and students, including tools for posting a course syllabus, collaboration and discussion boards, online assignments and tests. The Academic Services team is has recently transitioned CourseWorks to use a new LMS with additional functionality, called Canvas.

If you are interested in using CourseWorks, or learning more about Canvas, please contact us at courseworks-admin@columbia.edu.

CourseWorks provides state-of-the-art online learning and information sharing tools, while creating a highly interactive educational experience. This robust system offers user-friendly information sharing between instructors and students through collaboration tools, such as direct and group messaging, discussion boards and video conferences; online assignment and test creation; an online grade book; calendaring; and other tools.

Service is available 24x7 at https://courseworks.columbia.edu/ except during pre-announced maintenance periods.

Instructors may:

  • Upload textbook information, syllabus, lecture content, and assignments as text or files
  • Conduct online tests, quizzes and discussions
  • Communicate with students via email and announcements
  • Grade student assignments and upload student grades
  • Conduct group work

Students may:

  • View and download content posted by instructors
  • Participate in online discussions, tests and quizzes
  • Submit assignments and participate in group work
  • View their grades and submit online evaluations

Accessing Course Sites

Course sites are created and populated with instructors and students based on data from the Columbia Registrar. When an instructor or student is listed by the Registrar as being in the course, they will be automatically added to the course site in CourseWorks.

Documentation

Support documentation for students.
Support documentation for instructors.

Service is available 24x7 at https://courseworks.columbia.edu/ except during pre-announced maintenance periods.

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