OWL-Space Solutions

These pages will be a collection of solutions for commonly asked online tasks.

If you need additional information about any of the solutions listed here, or just about OWL-Space in general, please email sakai@rice.edu.

Assessments/Grades Solutions

Timed Exam Download

I want to be able to post a pdf file containing my final exam online for the students to download. The students would have 3 hours to “take” this exam and would upload their finished exam back up to OWL-Space.

Weighted Gradebook

I’d like OWL-Space to calculate the students’ final grades for me.

Assignments

I want to collect student assignment submissions. What is the difference between using Assignments versus Drop Box?

Unique Quizzes

How can I create a different quiz for each student?

Creating Assessments

What do the different options mean when creating an Assessment in Tests & Quizzes?

Extra Time on Exam

I have a student who requires extra time when taking an online timed exam. How do I allow one student to have extra time on OWL-Space?

Creating Surveys

How do I create surveys?

Polls

I would like to quickly poll my students/collaborators.

Grading Rubric/Feedback

I’d like a way to upload each student’s grading rubric for an assignment or individualized feedback in bulk.

Sharing Materials

Lecture Note Organization

I want a way to organize my Lecture Notes using more than just the Folders in Resources.

Resources Organization

What’s the best way to organize my Resources area?

Public Information

I would like some of my course materials to be viewable by anyone.

Reuse Materials

I would like to reuse materials from a previous semester.

Selective Release

I would like to upload my documents ahead of time and have OWL-Space automatically release them to the students later.

Lesson Builder

I would like to create online lessons/content for my students.

Wiki Tips

How do I use the Wiki?

Using Groups

How can I show files or send emails to just a few members/student in my site?

Collect Data

How do I collect data from my students/participants and be able to export the data out to Excel?

External Links

I would like to provide my students/members with links to external sites.

Flip the Classroom

I keep hearing the term “Flipping the classroom”, what does this mean?

Student/Member Collaboration

Discussion Forum

I’d like to set up an area where my students can ask questions or can comment on each other’s work.

Peer-to-Peer Sharing

I’d like my students to be able to post links to web pages and documents to share with the entire class.

Sign Up Sheet

I would like my students to electronically sign up for an available date/time slot.

Wiki Tips

How do I use the Wiki?

Using Groups

How can I show files or send emails to just a few members/student in my site?

Embed a Google Form

How do I collect data from my students/participants and be able to export the data out to Excel?

Polls

I would like to quickly poll my students/collaborators.

Site Administration

Add Tools

I would like to add some tools to the left hand listing on my site.

Reorder Site Tools

I would like to rename and/or change the order of the tools listed on the left hand side of my site.

Site Organization

How do I let users know what to do when they go to my site?

Reuse Materials

I would like to reuse materials from a previous semester.

Selective ReleaseĀ of Documents

I would like to upload my documents ahead of time and have OWL-Space automatically release them to the students later.

Using Groups

How can I show files or send emails to just a few members/student in my site?

Sign Up Sheet

I would like my students to electronically sign up for an available date/time slot.

Examples

How are other instructors using technology to aid in their teaching?

Project Sites

How can OWL-Space help me with non-course related tasks?

Site Statistics

How can I know what tools/files my students/members access the most?

Site Roster

How can my students/members view contact information for everyone in my course/project site?

External Links

I would like to provide my students/members with links to external sites.

Course Solutions

These pages will be a collection of solutions for commonly asked course related tasks. Any of these examples can also be modified to be used in any project or collaboration site as well. The requests discussed here are:

Sign Up Sheet

I would like my students to electronically sign up for an available date/time slot.

Timed Exam Download

I want to be able to post a PDF file containing my final exam online for the students to download. The students would have 3 hours to “take” this exam and would upload their finished exam back up to OWL-Space.

Discussion Forum

I’d like to set up an area where my students can ask questions or can comment on each other’s work.

Weighted Gradebook

I’d like OWL-Space to calculate the students’ final grades for me.

Peer-to-Peer Sharing

I’d like my students to be able to post links to web pages and documents to share with the entire class.

Lecture Note Organization

I want a way to organize my Lecture Notes using more than just the Folders in Resources.

Resources Organization

What’s the best way to organize my Resources area?

Public Information

I would like some of my course materials to be viewable by anyone.

Reuse Materials

I would like to reuse materials from a previous semester.

Assignments

I want to collect student assignment submissions. What is the difference between using Assignments versus Drop Box?

Unique Quizzes

How can I create a different quiz for each student?

Creating Assessments

What do the different options mean when creating an Assessment in Tests & Quizzes?

Selective Release

I would like to upload my documents ahead of time and have OWL-Space automatically release them to the students later.

Lesson Builder

I would like to create online lessons/content for my students.

Add Tools

I would like to add some tools to the left hand listing on my site.

Extra Time on Exam

I have a student who requires extra time when taking an online timed exam. How do I allow one student to have extra time on OWL-Space?

Reorder/Rename Tools

I would like to rename and/or change the order of the tools listed on the left hand side of my site.

Generic Solutions

These pages will be a collection of solutions for commonly asked tasks. The requests discussed here are:

Wiki Tips

How do I use the Wiki?

Site Organization

How do I let users know what to do when they go to my site?

Using Groups

How can I show files or send emails to just a few members/student in my site?

Creating Surveys

How do I create surveys?

Embed A Google Form

How do I collect data from my students/participants and be able to export the data out to Excel?

Examples

How are other instructors using technology to aid in their teaching?

Polls

I would like to quickly poll my students/collaborators.

Project Sites

How can OWL-Space help me with non-course related tasks?

Site Statistics

How can I know what tools/files my students/members access the most?

Site Roster

How can my students/members view contact information for everyone in my course/project site?

External Links

I would like to provide my students/members with links to external sites.

More Information

If you need additional information about any of the solutions listed here, or just about OWL-Space in general, please emailĀ sakai@rice.edu.

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