Several different applications are available for every community. You can activate or deactivate these applications and assign different permissions to users.
How can I activate or deactivate applications?
Some applications are activated automatically when a community is created. The applications that have been activated automatically are displayed e.g. in menu on the left-hand side in your course.
- In the left-hand side menu in your course, click “Administrate” to open the administration page
- On the administration page, click the “Applications” link and activate and deactivate the applications as needed for your course
If you see a green switch next to an application, this means that the application is activated. You can also give special application permissions to selected groups of users.
The news section serves as a vehicle for announcing information. The news posts appear on the students’ personal starting pages.
You can assign specific permissions for all applications.
You can activate the chat application in a course, for instance for offering your students virtual office hours or to have your students discuss a specific topic online. You can also create a chat transcript.
The file storage application allows students to exchange files among themselves. Students can upload files and view and edit all files.
From your courses on MyLEARN, you can send emails to individual students or groups of students.
If the same questions come up again and again, you can use the FAQ application to answer them online.
With a forum, you can provide a communication platform to the students in your course. You can for example set up a forum to let your students discuss a specific topic as part of their homework or give them the opportunity to ask questions about the contents of your course. The forums have an integrated search function to avoid multiple threads on the same topic.
The Learning Apps application allows you to conduct surveys in your classes. You can choose between checkbox and clicker surveys.
Use the application Lecturecasts to find the lectures which you have recorded via Lecture Recording. Additionally, you can upload here external Videos and allow students to comment them. You can also give permission to students to upload own videos.
The learning activities application lets you provide different study materials to users, e.g. online lecture notes, sample questions in multiple choice, single choice, or open format, study modules, and sample exams.
The gradebook allows you to administrate all your students’ grades, so that you don’t have to draw up grade lists anymore. All performance components submitted by your students can be recorded in the gradebook automatically or manually. If you enter a grade scale, the system can automatically calculate the overall grade.
In the syllabus, students can find information on administrative matters and the organization of the corresponding course.
The wiki is a collection of web pages that can be created and edited by different users. The wiki feature allows students, teachers, and WU faculty and staff to work collaboratively.