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MTMF Editing Assignments for Instructors (v. 4/5/16) Cengage Learning 1 MindTap ® Math Foundations Editing Assignments for Instructors Contents Introduction 2 The Assignment Wizard 2 1. Settings 3 2. Edit 6 3. Course Preview 8 4. Course Calendar 8 Edit Assignment 9 1. Add MindTap Content 9 2. Edit the Assignment 10

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MindTap®MathFoundationsEditingAssignmentsforInstructors

Contents

Introduction 2

TheAssignmentWizard 2

1. Settings 3

2. Edit 6

3. CoursePreview 8

4. CourseCalendar 8

EditAssignment 9

1. AddMindTapContent 9

2. EdittheAssignment 10

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IntroductionMindTapisapersonallearningenvironmentthatcontainsActivities(Readings,Assignments,Apps,etc.)thatinstructorsandstudentsneedinacourse.Yourcoursehasbeendesignedtofollowastandardcoursecurriculum,butasyoucanseehere,youhavemanyoptionsforcustomization.YoucancustomizeaMindTapbyaddingoreditingActivitiesintheDashboard(distinctActivities)orwithinReadings(inlineActivities.)ADigitalServiceConsultantcanhelpcustomizetheMindTapcoursefurther,editingtheDashboard,foldersandunits.

Objectives

Thisdocumentintroducesyoutothefollowing:

n Whereyoucaneditassignments:

− TheAssignmentWizard

− “EditAssignment”underResourcesontheInstructorDashboard

n Settings

n EditingYourCourse

n PreviewingYourCourse

n CourseCalendar

TheAssignmentWizard

TheAssignmentWizardisavailableofftheInstructorDashboardfromtheManagementToolssectionintheupperrighthandcorner.SelectingtheAssignmentWizardicontakesyoutotheAssignmentsset-updashboardwhereyoucancreate,schedule,anddeleteassignments.andtheoptionsavailableduringtheassignments—likeenablingordisablinglearningtoolslikethebasiccalculatororvideotutorials.IntheAssignmentswizard,alongthetopofthescreen,youwillseefourmodesavailable:

• Settingsallowyoutoadjustallofthespecificsettingsforyourcourse.• Editallowsyoutoadd,deleteandeditassignments.• Previewshowsalistofallassignmentsinchronologicalorderbasedontheirduedates.• TheCourseCalendarlistsyourcoursedatesanddisplayswhichdayshavequizzes,tests,and

assignmentsdue.

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SETTINGSSelectingthe“Settings”tabwillallowyoutogloballyeditoptionsforyourcourse’sassignmentsthathavenotbeeneditedpreviously—settingsonthispageapplytoallthelearningtoolsandactivitiesthroughoutthecoursethat.

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Let’stakeacloserlookateachoftheoptions:

Note:theiconsinthissectionreflectwhatthestudentsseeintheirAssignmentChain.

Step Action1 HomeworkAssignment

GeneralInfo:Theavailabledateofyourcoursedetermineswhenstudentswillbeabletobeginassignments.Theduedatedetermineswhenanassignmentisdue.Ifyouwishtochangethedate,selectthecalendarIconandpickanewavailableorduedate.Notethatsettingtheavailableandduedateshereisonlyhelpfulifyouplanonhavingallyourassignmentsavailableordueatthesametime.Forexample,ifyouweretohaveallyourassignmentsavailableonthefirstdayofclassandhaveallassignmentsdueonthelastdayofclass.

Tosetthetimetheassignmentsareavailableanddue,usetheHourfield,theMinutesfield,andtheAM/PMdropdownmenu.

2 WarmUpGame(calledSkillBuilderGames)arequick,fast-pacedwarm-up

gamesthatactivatebackgroundknowledgeandcanbesettoenabledordisabled.Ifenabled,youcansetittoMustbeattempted(whichmeansthe

studentcannavigatetothenextactivityafterstartingthegame),Mustbecompleted(thestudentmustcompletetheentireactivityinordertoaccessthenextactivity,orCanbeskippedcompletely(Activityisavailableforstudentbutstudentsdonothavetoengagewithitatall.Itallowsforfreenavigationthroughtheassignmentchain).

3 HereyoucanalsoenableordisableyourCheckIns.ACheckInisashort

diagnosticquizthatwilltestyourstudents’knowledgeofthecontentintheassignment’sLearningLoops.Iftheyhavealreadymasteredthecontentinthe

CheckIntheywillbeabletoskiponeormoreoftheLearningLoops.ThepercentagecorrectinordertoskipthenextLearningLoopcanalsobemodified.Thesystemdefaultsto80%.

YoucanalsomarkthebasiccalculatorasAvailableorNotAvailable.

4 Preferencesforvideos:interactivevideoscanbeenabledordisabled.Ifenabled,youcanallowthestudenttoskipthemcompletelyoryoucanrequiretheconceptchecksthathelpthemchecktheirlearningandunderstandingofthevideos.

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5 LessonGames(calledConceptBuilderGames)canbeenabledordisabled.Like

withtheSkillBuildergames,Ifenabled,youcansetittoMustbeattempted,Mustbecompleted,orCanbeskippedcompletely.

6 IntheExercisesSets,youcandeterminehowmanytimesyourstudentswillbe

abletoanswereachexercisetotrytogetitcorrect.Thiscanbesettoanynumberbetween1and5orsettoanunlimitednumberofattempts.Fortheclasstest,

youshouldonlyselectbetween1and5.

Scoringishowthefinalgradeiscalculated.Youcanchoosetoallowstudentstokeeptheirhighestorlastscore.

DuringtheExerciseSetthebasiccalculatorcanbeavailableornotavailable.

AndtheStep-by-Stephelpcanalsobesettoavailableornotavailable.Whenavailable,studentscanselecttheStep-by-StepbuttonontheirWhiteboards,whichwillprovidethemwithabasicstep-by-stepwalkthroughonhowtosolvetheexercise.IfthestudentusestheStep-by-Stepbutton,adifferentvariationofthesametypeofexercisewillbegiventothemaftertheyaredoneusingStep-by-Steptounderstandthepreviousexercise.

7 Quizzes&Tests

Settingtheavailableandduedatesforquizzesandtestsisonlyhelpfulifyouplanonhavingallyourquizzesandtestsavailableordueatthesametime.Forexample,ifyouplanonhavingallyourquizzesandtestsavailableonthefirstdayofclassanddueonthelastdayofclass.Datesforindividualassignmentsaresetonthe“Edit”tab.Tosetthetimethequizzesandtestsareavailable,usetheHourfield,theMinutesfield,andtheAM/PMdropdownmenu.

Thequizzesandtestscanbesetasonlineoroffline.Infutureversions,youwillbeableprintoutthequizzesortestsforyourstudentsoruseatestorquizyou’vecreated.

Youcansethowmanytimesastudentcanretakethetestorquizbyadjustingthenumberofanswerattempts.Thiscanbesettoanynumberbetween1and5orsettoanunlimitednumberofattempts.

Scoringdetermineshowthefinalgradeforthetestorquiziscalculated.Youcanchoosetoallowstudentstokeeptheirhighestscoreorkeepthelastscore.

Andfinally,youcandetermineifthebasiccalculatorisavailableornot.

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Makesureyousaveyourchangesbeforeexiting!TheSAVEorCANCELbuttonisatthetopofthepage:

EDITSelectingtheEdittabwillallowyoutodeterminewhatassignmentsareinyourcourseandinwhatorder.Whatyouenterherewillpopulatethestudent’scalendarwithallthedatesforassignments,quizzes,andtests.

ThefirstcolumndisplaystheTypeofAssignmentwhereitcanbeanAssignment,aQuiz,oraTest.

Thesecondcolumn,AssignmentName,displaysthenameoftheassignment.You’llseeassignments,quizzesandtestsareallnamedandnumberedseparately.

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TheAvailablecolumnliststhedatewhenstudentscanbeginworkingontheassignment.TheDuecolumnliststhedatewhentheassignmentisdue.

Usingthebuttonsontherightsideofthescreen,youmaymoveanddeleteanyassignments,quizzesortests.

Anyassignmentcanbedeleted(exceptforthePrerequisiteDiagnostic)byselectingthetrashicontotherightoftheduedateforthatassignment.Notethatanythingdeletedcannotberetrievedby“undoing”butcanbeaddedbackinusingthe“addassignment”button.Addingaquizortestwillnotbeworkingintheclasstest.

IntheStudentView,thestudentwillseetheassignmentsorderedfirstbytheirduedates,thenbytheiravailabledates,thenbytheorderyouplacethemin.

Toaddanassignment,followthesesteps:

Step Action1 SelecttheAddAssignmentbutton,founddirectlyundertheEdittab.Thiswilltakeyouto

theNewAssignment. Toaddanewassignment,firstenteranassignmentnameandacategory.Thecategory

namedrop-downmenuallowsyoutoselecttheappropriatetype:HomeworkAssignment,Quiz,Test,oranyofyourowncategoriesyoumayhavecreatedearlier.

SelecteitherCANCELorSAVE.IfyouselectCANCEL,thepopupwillcloseandthisnewassignmentwillnotbecreated.SelectingSAVEwillsavetheassignmentandtakeyoutoanAssignmentEditoverlay.Ifyouchoseoneofyourowncategoriesandthatcategory'stypeisInstructorDefinedratherthanHomework,Quiz,orTest,thentheassignmentcanonlyincludecontentyouhaveuploaded.

AnerrormessagewilloccuratthebottomofthenewassignmentpopupifSAVEhasbeenselectedandyouhavenotprovidedanassignmentnameforit.

Makesureyousavechangesatthetopbeforeexiting!

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COURSEPREVIEWTheduedatesthatyousavedwhenyoueditedtheassignmentswillshowuphere.TheimagebelowonlyshowsaportionoftheoverallCoursePreview.Youcannoteditanythingonthisview—itisread-only.

COURSECALENDARHereyoucanseetheassignmentsincalendarform(andhowstudentsseeitontheStudentDashboardwhentheyclickinto“CourseView.”Whenyourcalendarviewappears,greydatesindicateanon-classdayandbluedatesindicateadaywhenyouhaveclass.Quizzesaremarkedbya“Q,”Assignmentsaremarkedbyan“A,”andTestsaremarkedwitha“T.”Thisisaread-onlyview.Selectingadateshowswhatassignmentsaredue.

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EditAssignment

The“EditAssignment”under“Resources”offtheInstructorDashboarddefaultstotheEDITtabintheAssignmentWizardandallowsyoutoadjusttheassignments,quizzes,andtestsforTHATPARTICULARassignment(vs.the

AssignmentWizardthatmanagesthewholecourse).

ForthechosenAssignment(inthisexample,theAssignmentnameis“LCMandGCF,”youwillbeableto:

− Checkandeditthedatesthattheassignmentwillbeavailableandtheduedate.− AddMindTapContent.− ViewandeditentireAssignmentChainforthatAssignment.Youwillbeabletoediteachsegment

oftheAssignmentChainthroughthissection.

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ADDMINDTAPCONTENT

ToaddMindTapContent,followthesesteps:

Step Action1 Whenyouselectthe“AddMindTapContent”button,a

menuwillopen:

Selectingtheinfokeyexplainswhatcontentisalreadyinuse.

2 Selectthe“+”toexpandtheoptions.

Checktheboxifyouwanttoaddit.Youcanalsouncheckittostopoperation.

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EDITTHEASSIGNMENT

LikeyoudidontheSettingsPageintheAssignmentWizard,fromtheEditAssignmentsectionyoucanediteachpartoftheAssignmentChainforthatparticularassignment.

ToEdittheAssignment,followthesesteps:

Step Action1 Inthe“EditAssignment”box,youwillseealltheactivitiesintheAssignmentChainandwill

havetheabilitytoeditthem.

2 Selectingthe“+”expandstheoptionslistforeachsection(thesematchtheoptionsthatyousawabovefromthe“AssignmentWizard.”)

Ifenabled,youcansetittoMustbeattempted(whichmeansthestudentcannavigatetothenextactivityafterstartingthegame),Mustbecompleted(thestudentmustcompletetheentireactivityinordertoaccessthenextactivity,orCanbeskippedcompletely(Activityisavailableforstudentbutstudentsdonothavetoengagewithitatall.Itallowsforfreenavigationthroughtheassignmentchain).

YoucanalsoenableordisableyourCheckIns.IftheyhavealreadymasteredthecontentintheCheckIntheywillbeabletoskiponeormoreoftheLearningLoops.IfyouchoosetoincludeaCheckIn,youcanalsochoosewhetherthecalculatorcanbeAvailableorNotAvailableduringtheCheckIn.ThepercentagecorrectinordertoskipthenextLearningLoopcanalsobemodified.Thesystemdefaultsto80%

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ForeachLearningLoopelement,youcan:

VIDEOS:interactivevideoscanbeenabledordisabled.Ifenabled,youcanallowthestudenttoskipthemcompletelyoryoucanrequiretheconceptchecksthathelpthemchecktheirlearningandunderstandingofthevideos.

LESSONGAMES:(calledConceptBuilderGames)canbeenabledordisabled.LikewiththeSkillBuildergames,Ifenabled,youcansetittoMustbeattempted,Mustbecompleted,orCanbeskippedcompletely.

EXERCISESETS:youcandeterminehowmanytimesyourstudentswillbeabletoanswereachexercisetotrytogetitcorrect.Thiscanbesettoanynumberbetween1and5orsettoanunlimitednumberofattempts.Scoringishowthefinalgradeiscalculated.Youcanchoosetoallowstudentstokeeptheirhighestorlastscore.

DuringtheExerciseSetthebasiccalculatorcanbeavailableornotavailable.

AndtheStep-by-Stephelpcanalsobesettoavailableornotavailable.Whenavailable,studentscanselecttheStep-by-StepbuttonontheirWhiteboards,whichwillprovidethemwithabasicstep-by-stepwalkthroughonhowtosolvetheexercise.IfthestudentusestheStep-by-Stepbutton,adifferentvariationofthesametypeofexercisewillbegiventothemaftertheyaredoneusingStep-by-Steptounderstandthepreviousexercise.

3 FortheLearningLoops,youcandeletebyselectingthetrashcan,youcanmovethistoanotherassignmentoryoucanmovethisupordownwithinthisassignment.Eachassignmentmaycontainamaximumof5

LearningObjectives.

Ifyouchoosetomoveittoanotherassignment,selectthe“move”icon,andadialogboxwillopenandyoucan1)moveittothenexthomeworkassignmentor:

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2)MoveittoanotherAssignmentinthecourse.

Makesureyouselect“OK”or“Cancel”ifyouwishtocancelthisaction.

Makesureyousavechangesatthetopbeforeexiting!

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