Tip #1: Use a naming convention for all of your tools.
Always give your Catalyst Tool a clear, detailed name. We suggest including your Course #, Quarter and Year (if you’re using them for a class). This will help you find the tool quicker without having to sleuth out its contents.
Here’s an example that demonstrates the importance of using a naming convention:
Dr. Brown creates a GradeBook to submit grades for his SOC W 999 course for Spring 2011. He names the Gradebook, SOCW999. At the end of the quarter, he logs into his Catalyst Account to access the GradeBook to publish and submit grades. He finds 3 GradeBook tools named: SOC W 999, SOCW999 2010 and SW999 Winter. He has been teaching SOC W 999 for 3 quarters now and can’t remember which name he used for the Spring 2011 quarter. He has to manually open each GradeBook tool to see if it’s the one he needs.
Course #, Instructor Name, Quarter Year
He renames his Spring 2011 GradeBook: SOCW999, Dr. Brown, Spring 2011 and is quickly able to find it on his Account Page after filtering for GradeBook tools and submit his grades for the class.