Documentation:LTHub/Connect/FAQ Communication

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Communication

Q: How can I email my class through Connect?

  • The course email tool is a "send-only" tool. You can send messages from your course to other users' external email accounts.

Sending Emails in your Connect course:

  1. Go to Control Panel and select Course Tools > Send Email
  2. Select the recipients on the Select Users or Groups page
  3. Enter the Subject and Message.
  4. There is an option at the bottom of the editor to select "A copy of this email will be sent to the sender". - Select it if you want copy.
  5. Attach a file.
  6. Submit.

Q: Why can't I send emails in Connect?

Ensure you have an email address associated with your Connect profile.

  1. Go to the Global Navigation (found at the top left header where your name is located) > Settings > Personal Information > Edit Personal Information.
  2. If you find that your email address is missing, please contact your Instructional Support Unit or the LT-Hub as the email field is locked down.

Q: How do I update an email address for a Connect account?

Q: How do I post an announcement?

  1. Go to the Control Panel and select Course Tools > Announcements. Select Create Announcement on the action bar.
  2. Enter a Subject. (This is the title of the announcement on the Announcements page). Enter the content of your message.
  3. In the Web Announcements Options section, there are options to "restrict by date" or "not".
  • If you choose Not Date Restricted, the announcement is visible until you remove it.
  • If you choose Date Restricted, select the Display After and Display Until check boxes to enable the date and time selections. Enter the date and time restriction settings.
  • Select the Email Announcement option to send students an email containing the announcement. The email is sent to all students in the course.

Q: How do I create a discussion forum?

There are two ways to add a discussion forum in connect:

Through the course menu:

  1. Highlight the “+” on the table of contents and click on “Add Tool Link”
  2. Type a name ie (Discussion Board) and choose the Type = Discussion
  3. Click on Submit
  4. Go into the newly Discussion board link and click on “Create Forum” to create a new discussion forum.

Through a content area:

  1. Navigate to the content area (for example, Course Documents or Content)
  2. From the Tools menu, select Discussion Board
  3. You can choose to create a link to the Discussion Board page where all forums will appear, select a specific discussion board forum that has already been created, or create a new Discussion Board forum.

Q: How do I add a thread to a discussion forum?

  1. Select a Discussion Board forum you wish to add to
  2. Click on the title of the forum you want to add a thread to
  3. Click the Create Thread button
  4. Enter the title of the message in the subject field.
  5. Enter conversation text in the message field.
  6. Click the Submit button to post your contribution to the forum