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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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  • MTMFEditingAssignmentsforInstructors(v.4/5/16)CengageLearning

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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!

    ,