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Western Online & Students

Ideas on how to assist students with Western Online, features for communication with students, etc.

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  • Checklists - Create for Student
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    Checklists are use by students to keep track of their own progress. To create a checklist do the following:

    1. Click on Resources in the nav bar and choose Content
    2. Select the module on the left that you want to add the checklist to
    3. Click the Upload/Create button and choose New Checklist
    4. Give it a title. For example, Module 1 Checklist
    5. Uncheck Hide from Users
    6. Click Save
    7. Click Add a New List
    8. Click where it says List 1 to customize the title. I usually name it the same as the overall Checklist, Module 1 Checklist, for example.
    9. Click Add a New Task
    10. Click Task 1 to add the first item in the checklist.
    11. Click Add a New Task again to add another and repeat
  • Email Students from Western Online
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    1. Click Communication and choose Classlist.
    2. Use the per page drop down menu at the bottom of the list to make sure all students are listed on the page.
    3. Click the checkbox at the top of the student list (upper left) to select all users (uncheck the demo student and yourself unless you want to receive it).
    4. Click the Email link at the top left of the list.
    5. Type in the subject and message and click the Send button at the top.

Tip Sheets

Help Your Students Learn to Use Western Online

Help Your Students Learn to Use Notifications in Western Online

Video Tutorials

How to Help your Students Learn to Use Western Online

Presented by Dawn Sweet

Send Students Email from Western Online