Student

TurnItIn

There are 3 ways to access TurnItIn originality reports in Webcourses@UCF: View the originality report from the SpeedGrader tool View the originality report from Grades View the originality report from the Assignment tool For Instructors How to set up TurnItIn … Continued

Common Tegrity Issues

If you are using Safari 7+ and experiencing issues with Tegrity, please follow these steps to ensure that your plug-ins are not being disabled Tegrity automatically times out after one hour on a non-playback page, or after three hours on a playback … Continued

Overview of Online Courses

Student Testimonials How Will I Succeed? Self motivation -  It will be up to you to check the online course calendar to ensure you complete your work before the deadlines without prompting from your instructor. Effective time management - An online … Continued

What Does an Online Course Look Like?

Faculty Testimonials Dr. Lori Walters – US Space History The first time you login to the course do some exploring. Take a look at every feature that is open at the time. Many instructors like to make sure you can … Continued

Are you a Prospective Knight?

Not yet enrolled at UCF? You can view the Knights Online testimonials and tutorials using the three links below or the links located in the navigation menu to the left of this page. Overview of Online Courses – Student Testimonials … Continued

System Status

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Tegrity in Google Chrome

In most cases you can click a link in Webcourses@UCF to directly access Tegrity lectures. However, some browsers will block the Tegrity link by default. The following steps will allow you to override this behavior. Opening Tegrity in Google Chrome Click … Continued

Constant Buffering in Tegrity

Note: These instructions are for the Windows operating system. If you experience buffering in OS X, please run Software Update. Windows Media Player streaming settings can become corrupted causing Tegrity to constantly appear to be buffering. The following steps will … Continued

Subscribe to Tegrity Video Podcast

These instructions will walk you through the process of subscribing to the video podcast for your Tegrity course. This will require iTunes which is free to install. NOTE: The video podcast does not include the instructor camera. Log in to … Continued

Safari 7 Playback Issues in Tegrity

If you are using Safari 7+ and experiencing issues with Tegrity, please follow these steps to ensure that your plug-ins are not being disabled: https://help.tegrity.com/troubleshooting-recording-will-not-play-when-using-safari-7.html

Knights Online: Using Webcourses@UCF

This module will allow you to interact with the Webcourses@UCF user interface using the top five tools used by students in an online course. While navigating through this module you will experience firsthand how to complete the following tasks in … Continued

Knights Online: What Does an Online Course Look Like?

This module discusses the characteristics and features of the Webcourses@UCF online course management system. Meet five veteran faculty who introduce you to their online courses and share expectations common to many other online faculty. Students who haven’t taken online classes … Continued

Knights Online: Overview of Online Courses

This module discusses the behaviors and habits that make a student successful in an online course. Students who are already registered for an online class might find this most relevant. There are five video testimonials from UCF online students answering … Continued

Chat

The Chat tool in Webcourses@UCF allows students and teachers to interact in real time. Chat makes it easy to communicate with your students in real time, all in one place. Use Chat to: Give students an opportunity to immediately contact … Continued

Rubrics

A Rubric is an assessment tool for communicating expectations of quality. Rubrics are typically comprised of rows and columns. Rows are used to define the various criteria being used to assess an assignment. Columns are used to define levels of … Continued

Outcomes

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Announcements

Announcements allow instructors to communicate with students about course activities. Create Announcements View Announcements Announcements are used to communicate with students about the logistics of your course. As soon as you have submitted an Announcement, Webcourses@UCF notifies students according to their … Continued

Discussions

Canvas provides an integrated system for focused and threaded discussions so that both instructors and students alike can start and contribute to as many discussion topics as desired. Discussions are date stamped when created, or replied to, and can be … Continued

Access Webcourses@UCF through UCFMobile

UCFMobile Webcourses@UCF can be accessed through iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android devices using the following applications: UCFMobile (includes Canvas for iOS/Android): http://ucfmobile.ucf.edu Canvas by Instructure (iPhone/iPod Touch app): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/canvas-by-instructure/id688577349?mt=8 Canvas for iOS (iPad app) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/canvas-for-ios/id480883488?mt=8 Canvas by Instructure (Android Phones … Continued

Student Groups

Groups are used as a collaborative tool for students who are working on projects or group assignments. A group workspace is created where students can create wiki pages, announcements, and discussions, calendar events, and chat in real-time. View Groups Groups … Continued

Modules

Modules allow for organization of course content and help control the flow of your course. Video: http://guides.instructure.com/s/2204/m/4210/l/40797-what-are-modules-video

Grades

Grades can serve as a communication tool between students and instructors and allow instructors to track the progress of students. The Gradebook stores all information about student progress in the course, measuring both letter grades and course outcomes.

Collaborations

What are Collaborations? Collaborations are web-based tools like Google Docs and EtherPad that allow multiple users to work together on the same document at the same time. Collaborative documents are saved in real-time, meaning a change made by any of … Continued

Assignments

Assignments include Quizzes, graded Discussions, and online submissions (i.e. files, images, text, URLs, etc.) Assignments in Webcourses@UCF can be used to challenge students’ understanding and help assess competency by using a variety of media.

Quizzes/Surveys

Quizzes in Webcourses@UCF are assignments that can be used to challenge student understanding and assess comprehension of course material. The quiz tool is used to create and administer online quizzes and surveys.

Course Home Page

The course Home Page is the first page that students see when they enter a course. It is also the page students see when they click on the Home link in their Course Navigation. As the instructor, and based on … Continued

Join a Student Group

Your instructor may create groups within a course that allows students to form their own group’s membership, rather than being assigned to a group. If your instructor has has allowed you to self enroll into groups, please follow these directions: … Continued

Class Does Not Appear in Courses List

If you are a student and log into Webcourses@UCF but do not see a course listed there, then there are several possibilities: You just registered and have not been added to the course yet (this can take up to 24 … Continued

Student Drop for Non-Payment

Students who have outstanding payment due are dropped from courses for which they have not fully paid. This action will lock students out of online courses until full payment is received. Drop for non-payment is an automated university process that runs … Continued

View Instructor's On-Page Comments

Instructor comments appear in your Inbox. However, if your instructor used the built-in comment feature (called Crocodoc) to add grade marks, comments, and highlights directly to you submitted paper, then follow these steps: Click on Assignments. Click the title of … Continued

Computer Settings

It is important to prepare your computer to operate in the Webcourses@UCF environment. Please make the following adjustments to your computer: Check Your Browser Some browsers and older version of browsers are not support. Please click here to check your … Continued

Using JAWS to Access Webcourses@UCF

Here are some key things to know in order to access online courses at UCF successfully using JAWS: Pressing the Arrow Keys in Canvas Gives No Response from JAWS When you load a page in Canvas after logging in, conventional … Continued

Login to Webcourses@UCF

Navigate to https://webcourses.ucf.edu. Log in using your NID and Password. To look up your NID, go to What is my NID? If you forgot your password, go to What is my NID Password? Hover over Courses or Courses & Groups … Continued

Remove Something from Recent Activities

When you first log into Webcourses@UCF (Canvas), your Recent Activity page shows updates of events in each of your courses. This page can be a handy summary of new events, letting you know which courses have new assignments that need … Continued

To-Do List

These are the rules that govern what appears in the “To Do” list: The assignment is due no later than a week from now. The assignment is due no earlier than 4 weeks ago. The assignment is not locked (e.g. … Continued

Cannot Preview a Document

The tool that previews files in Webcourses@UCF is call Scribd. Certain file types may not preview properly: .docx .pptx .xlsx .ppsx Here is the full list of supported and problematic file types. Instructors are encouraged to save their files as … Continued

Combined Course FAQs

I don’t see the combined section under my Courses menu, but I see all of the sections. Is this normal? Yes. Sometimes when courses are combined you will be enrolled in all of the sections of the course but not … Continued