2009 Teaching and Learning Symposium

2:30-4:30 p.m., April 21, 2009
HUB Ballroom

Session Description



Easy Online Course Management with Catalyst Tools

Karin Roberts & William Washington (Learning and Scholarly Technologies)

Over the past year, Learning & Scholarly Technologies (LST) has developed and released new Web tools that meet faculty and students' needs for online course management and resources. This poster presentation will highlight the key features of these new tools, CommonView and GradeBook, and the benefits they can provide to both instructors and students.

Based on findings from LSTís research into campus userís needs, CommonView enables instructors to organize tools, files, links, and other content in an online workspace for their students. CommonView workspaces serve as a single location for students to find course information, such as a syllabus, readings, assignments; a single place for students to access interactive course tools, such as discussion boards, online quizzes, and dropboxes; and provide an efficient means for instructors to manage these online course resources, such as providing access for students, releasing materials progressively throughout the quarter, or viewing submitted student work and providing feedback.

GradeBook enables instructors to track student scores online, securely share scores with students throughout the quarter, calculate class grades, and submit final grades to the Registrar. Together, these new tools make engaging students with course materials, helping them to communicate with instructors and peers, and providing studentsí with timely feedback even easier.


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