Basics: 3. Getting Started: Beginning of Semester Checklist

Complete the appropriate steps to prepare the course prior to student access for the new semester.

  • Have you updated your Announcements and posted a welcome message?
  • Have you added a syllabus to the course?
  • Is the grading scale in your syllabus in line with your Grade Center?
  • Have you managed your availability and due dates using the “Date Management” tool under Control Panel > Course Tools?
  • Have you reset the Respondus Lockdown Browser on your tests for the Testing Center?
  • Have you synchronized copied SoftChalk lessons?
  • Have you recycled copied Turnitin assignments?
  • Is your contact information correct?
  • Have you checked your links and technical aspects to assure they are working?
  • Is there publisher (third party) content that requires pairing?

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