Instructors have the ability to make an assignment extra credit by following the instructions below:In the Administration block, Click on Grades, then click Setup and choose Categories and Items
Locate the assignment and click on Edit then Edit Settings.
Locate the Parent category area, check the Extra credit box and click on Save changes.
Notice that now in the Categories and items area, a ‘+’ will appear in the ‘Max grade’ column for an extra credit assignment.
Note: When the extra credit checkbox is ticked, the grade item’s maximum grade is not added to the category’s maximum grade, resulting in the possibility of achieving the maximum grade in the category without having the maximum grade in all the grade items.
I love working in webmail, but I don’t like how small the “Reply” editor is. Here is a short video showing you a few different methods for giving yourself more editing room while authoring a Reply or Forward in webmail.
Here is a video tutorial showing you how you can use the Groups, Playlists and Reporting features offered at lynda.com to assign different tutorials to students in a class, student workers under your supervision or full-time Colby staff under your supervision.
This can be a great way to:
Gain back valuable classroom time
Ensure student workers have certain skills to better perform their duties (or fill down time)
Provide professional development for Colby staff
Note: If you are interested in learning more about just one of these features, here are some links that jump to those portions of the video:
As was recently announced via General Announcements Google has changed the login screen for services like webmail, calendar and Drive. In addition to the new look, you will now need to enter your full e-mail address when logging in (your alternate e-mail address will not work). Below is a screenshot of the new login screen.
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New Drive Activity Stream
Google recently added a new feature to the Drive experience called “activity stream”. The idea is to provide a single, easy-to-view place to review every action taken on your files and folders. Learn more here.
Have you ever needed to insert page numbers in Microsoft Word but you want those numbers to start on a page other than the first page of the document? The video below will show you how to do just that on both a Windows and Mac computer.
Google recently moved the links that had appeared at the top of your screen in a dark toolbar to a menu accessed by clicking an icon with 9 small black squares. Below is a screenshot showing the old and the new ways to access these resources.
Colby Apps Drive is a great place to create and share documents, but what if you have a document created in Microsoft Word or Excel or a PDF? In the following video I’ll show you how you can upload those files to your Colby Apps Drive and convert them so they are fully editable on the web.
NOTE: Colby Apps Drive is NOT the place for private, institutional or sensitive information (as defined at here)
NOTE: After this recording Google changed their Toolbar location, for more information check this post.