Instructor Account Help Section

INSTRUCTOR ACCOUNT HELP SECTION
INDEX

 

 

1.1. Sign-Up as an Instructor

1.2. Login and Recent Activities Page

 

1.3. Courses and Class Pages

 

1.3.1. Creating Courses and Classes

1.3.2. Courses Main Page

1.3.3. Class Main Page and Class Wall

1.3.4. Discussions

1.3.5. Assignments

1.3.6. Quizzes

1.3.7. Gradebook

1.3.8. Managing Class Members (Students and Guests)

1.3.9. Class Library

1.3.10. Events

 

1.4. Calendar

1.5. Your Personal File Storage Area (MyFiles)

1.6. Inbox

1.7. Search Among The Site

1.8. Requests

1.9. Notifications

 

1.10. Settings

1.10.1. Notification Settings

1.10.2. Changing Your Password

1.10.3. Privacy Settings

1.10.4. Help

 

1.11. Connections

1.12. Profile Info and Updates

 

 

Go Back To Help Main Page
Go Back To Easyclass.com Home Page

 


 

1.1. Sign –Up as an Instructor

 

On the Easyclass.com entry page;

 

- Click on the “Instructor” button,
- Complete the form on the pop-up. Remember all fields are mandatory.

 

When you click on “Register” button, your Easyclass.com membership will be activated and you will be redirected to “Home” page.

 

Remember to fill out your profile information and school information under “Profile>Profile Info” page by clicking the “Edit” button.

 

Back

 


 

1.2. Login and Recent Activities Page

 

On the Easyclass.com entry page;

 

-Click on “Login” button on the top menu,
-Fill out “E-mail” and “Password” fields,

 

Click on “Login” button to complete your authentication.

 

Forgot your password and can’t login?

 

-Click on “Forgot Password” link,
-The system will ask for your registered email. Complete this information and click “Send” button,
-You will receive an email about resetting your password.

 

In some circumstances, your email provider may treat system based emails as spam and put it in your trash folder. Don’t forget to check those folders if you don’t see this email in your inbox.

 

After logging in, the system will redirect you to “Recent Activities” page. You can always visit this page by clicking “Home” button or Easyclass.com logo on the top menu. On your first login, you will see this page empty with a notification that there are no updates. After creating your first class or connecting with other instructors on Easyclass.com and start using this website more actively, you will notice that your class activities and your conections’ activities can be followed from this page.

 

By clicking on the links on the left column, you can visit your “Profile” page or your “Connections”. On the right column, you can view your reminders about important dates regarding events, assignments or quizzes under “Upcoming” and your shortcut to your classes under “Course List”.

 

On top of your “Recent Activities” page, you will see some shortcut links. These shortcuts are explained below:

 

-Post Update: Imagine you have to post the same update message to more than one class. It will be time consuming to visit each class page and write the same posting. This shortcut here will eliminate this problem. You have to fill out the field with the update that you want to post and click “Browse” button to select among your classes. Click on “Post” button to send your update to selected class walls.

 

You can also add files from your own computer to this post by clicking “Upload”, you can share from your files that you keep in your personal file storage area by clicking “MyFiles” and if you want to add a URL to this post, just click on “Link”.

 

-Post Event: By clicking on this shortcut, you will be able to organize an individual event for one of your classes or joint events for your classes. After filling out the necessary fields, you have to select the type of the activity that you want to organize among “Private Event” , “Mandatory Activity” and “Optional Activity”. These event types will be explained later under the topic “1.3.5. Events”. Note that if you select more than one class, the event wall will be accessible by the members of all classes selected.

 

-Post Assignment: Imagine you have an assignment which should be posted to more than one class. It will be time consuming to visit each class page and post the same assignment. This shortcut here will eliminate this problem and enables the instructor to post an assignment to one or more classes at the same time. Remember this is not a joint assignment and the assignment walls will be exclusive to the classes selected. The system will post the assignment separately to each of the selected classes.

 

After clicking on this shortcut, you’ll have to fill out the related fields, click on “Browse” button to select the classes and click ”Submit” to create your assignment. Detailed explanations on posting assignments can be found under the topic “1.3.6. Assignments”.

 

Back

 


 

1.3. Courses and Class Pages


1.3.1. Creating Courses and Classes

 

Click on “Courses” on the top menu and go to courses main page.

 

If this is your first visit to this page, you will see it empty with only 2 buttons. First of all you have to create the course that you are teaching and create classes under that course. Let’s give an example. You teach mathematics and you teach this course to 3 different classes in your school.

 

Start creating your course and your first class by clicking “Create a Course” button. The system will bring you a pop-up window asking you to fill out the fields related with your course and class. These fields are:

 

-Course Name: Type in the name of the course you teach such as “Mathematics”.

-Class Name: Type in the name of your first class that you teach this course to. Lets say you teach this course to 3 classes which are “Class 1” , “Class 2” and “Class 3”. Type “Class 1” in this field. You will create the rest of your classes once you complete this step.

-Educational Level: You have to select the educational level of your class here.

-Enable Moderation: By selecting this checkbox, you will enable the moderation feature for all the classes under this course. All the posts that are made by your students to any of the class walls as well as the discussion topics that are created by your students under “Discussions” section will be subject to your approval and will be published after you approve them. Approving is easy, just find the related post, which you will be reminded by the system, and click on “Approve” or “Reject” button beside it.

-Enable Membership Approval: By selecting this checkbox, all membership activity and requests will be subject to your approval. Again you will be reminded about these requests by the system.

-Archive The Course: If you select this checkbox, all classes under this course will be read only. In other words, these classes will be locked. None of the class members, including yourself, will be able to change any content under a class. The class content will become read only. That’s why we recommend you not to check this box unless the teaching term is over and you want to lock your class. You can always switch on or off this feature by visiting the “Courses” main page and click on “Edit Course” button.

 

Clicking “Save” button will create your first course and first class under this course.

 

The system will redirect you to your class page after this operation is completed. We will explain creating more classes later on this topic. Now you are ready to invite your students to their class.

 

Students can enroll in a class in two ways;

 

In the first alternative, they can use the “Access Code” and become a member to Easyclass.com. Each class has a unique access code created by the system. This access code can be found on the left column of each class page. Share this code with your students. The system will ask for a valid access code on an attempt to sign-up as a student. After entering the right code, they will be redirected to registration screen. Students will automatically be enrolled in your class after completing these necessary sign-up steps.

 

The second alternative is to use the “Add Members” link on the left column on a class page. You can type in all the e-mails of your students separated with commas and click “Invite” button to send the invitations. They have to open the invitation email and click on the link to start the registration process. In some circumstances, the email providers may treat such system based emails as spam and put it trash folders. Please remind your students to check those folders especially if they use free email providers such as Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo.

 

Back

 


 

1.3.2. Courses Main Page

 

When you click on “Courses” on the top menu, you will be redirected to courses main page where you can view your existing courses and classes. Below you can find information about using the buttons on this page.

 

-“Create a Course”: By clicking this popup, you can create a course and a class under this course.

 

-“Join a Course”: An Instructor can also join other instructors’ classes as a guest by using this button. But you need a valid “Access Code”.

 

After creating a course, you will see below buttons which can be found on the right side of your course name.

 

-“Add Class”: If you have more than one class that you teach this course to, then you can use this button to add other classes under this course.

 

-“Edit Course”: You can change the settings for a course by using this button.

 

On the main courses page, your courses and classes are listed. You will see an edit icon on theright side of each class name. Clicking this icon will open a dropdown menu which has 4 options under it.

 

-“Edit Class” option will enable you to change your class properties.
-“Edit Members” option will enable you to edit class members (students and guests).
-“Add Members” option will enable you to invite members to your class.
-“Delete Class” option will simply delete this class. When you delete a class, all the content under this class will also be deleted. You can not undo this operation once a class is deleted.

 

Back

 


 

1.3.3. Class Main Page and Class Wall

 

Class main page is comprised of 3 sections. On the left column, you can find the main navigational menu about your class. The items on the left menu are “Class Wall”, “Discussions” , “Assignments”, “Quizzes”, “Gradebook”, “Members” and “Class Library”.

 

Middle column is your “Class Wall” which is your main communication area between you and your students. On this section you can post updates to your class. Just under this update field you will see 3 links. You can add files to these posts from your own computer by clicking “Upload”, you can add files to these posts from your personal file storage area by clicking “MyFiles” and you can add URLs by clicking “Link”.

 

There is also a checkbox under this post update field which is called “Post announcement”. Checking this box will change the status of your post to an announcement. Announcements have different background colur than ordinary posts and the students are notifed of these announcements on their notifications dropdown menu.

 

Each posted message have 3 links below the message text. These are “Comment”, “Like” and “Report”. You can comment on a certain post by clicking “Comment” , you can like a comment by clicking “Like” and you can report abusive posts to Easyclass.com team by clicking “Report”. Instructors can delete posts on a class wall by simply clicking the “X” symbol on the top right side of each post.

 

If you have turned on the “Enable Moderation” feature for a course, then you will have to approve or reject each wall student wall post by using the related buttons beside it.

 

The column on the right side of the class page have 2 buttons which will enable you to create an event and switch between your classes. Below these buttons, you can see the “Upcoming” section where you will follow important dates regarding events, assignments and quizzes related to this class.

 

Back

 


 

1.3.4. Discussions

 

The instructor can create discussions among classes from the “Create Discussion” button on the main discussion page under each class. Please note that students are also authorized to create discussions under any class.

 

This action will bring a pop-up menu asking to fill out below information:

 

- “Title”: The title of the discussion
- “Description”: This field can be used to add some more information about this discussion.
- “Privacy:” There are two privacy selections for each discussion;

 

If “Course” is selected, then all the classes under the course, under which this class is created, will have the ability to access this discussion wall.

 

If “Related Class” is selected, only the students under the class, where this discussion is created, will have the ability to access this discussion wall.

 

-Upload, MyFiles and Link: The instructor can use these links to add supportive files or links to the discussion. “Upload” will be used to add files from your computer, “Myfiles” will be used to add files from “MyFiles” section which is your personal file storage under Easyclass.com, “Link” will be used to add URL addresses.

 

“Save” button will create your discussion.

 

A discussion topic’s properties and privacy settings can be edited through the dropdown menu, which is on the right side of the discussion name, on the main discussions page.

 

Back 

 


 

1.3.5. Assignments

 

Instructors can create online assignments for their students under this page.

 

You can start creating your first assignment by clicking on “Create Assignment” button. A pop-up window will open and ask you to fill out the related fields.

 

-Assignment Name: The name of your assignment
-Description: This is an optional field where you can add details about your assignment.
-Assignment Return Checkbox: If you prefer to receive assignment submissions online, then this checkbox must be ticked.
-Ungraded Checkbox: If you will not grade this assignment, please select this checkbox. By default, this checkbox is not selected. The grades regarding the graded assignments can be followed under the “Gradebook” section under each class page.
-Max Points: This option become visible if the above checkbox is not selected. Type in the maximum points for this assignment here.
-Due Date and Time: Type in the deadline for this assignment.
-Upload, MyFiles and Link: The instructor can use these links to add supportive files or links to the assignment. “Upload” will be used to add files from your computer, “Myfiles” will be used to add files from “MyFiles” section which is your personal file storage under Easyclass.com, “Link” will be used to add URL addresses.

 

“Save” button will create your assignment and add it to the assignments list on the main assignment page. Click on the created assignment to enter the related assignment page. On this assignment page, the middle column is the assignment wall where you and your students can post messages regarding this assignment. The column on the right side is the “Assignment Return” section.

 

“Assignment Return” feature enables the students to send their assignment returns online to their instructors and you can follow this progress on this column on the assignment page. You can monitor whether your students have sent their assignments on time. When a student name is clicked, a popup window will open where you can download the assignment return for this student (if the student has already submitted). After checking the returned assignment, you can grade this assignment on this popup window and give feedback to your student. The grade entered here will also be recorded in the “Gradebook”. Please note that your grade will not be automatically published; you will have to enter all the grades for all the students for an assignment and then tick the “publish” box under the “Gradebook”so that grades are disclosed to all the students at the same time.

 

The settings for an assignment can be edited or the assignment can be deleted by clicking on the related icon on the right side of each assignment name on the main assignment page.

 

Back

 


 

1.3.6. Quizzes

 

The quiz feature enables the instructors to create quizzes and enables the students to take these quizzes at home or at school depending on the preference of the instructor. Quiz page can be reached by clicking the “Quizzes” link on the left menu of a class page.

 

After creating quizzes, you will see all of them on the main quiz page.

 

You can start creating your first quiz by clicking on “Create Quiz” button. The system will bring a popup and ask you to fill out the related fields. These are:

 

-“Name”: Enter the name of the quiz.
-“Ungraded” checkbox: If you select this checkbox, the results of this quiz will not be reflected in the “Gradebook” and hence won’t be used in calculation of the students’ average final grades.
-“Due Date”: The deadline shown in the calendars of class members for taking this quiz. Please note that students will still be able to submit the quiz even after the due date.
-“Enable Comments” checkbox: When you select this checkbox, the system will activate the quiz wall for comments.
-Upload, MyFiles and Link: The instructor can use these links to add supportive files or links to the quiz. “Upload” will be used to add files from your computer, “Myfiles” will be used to add files from “MyFiles” section which is your personal file storage under Easyclass.com, “Link” will be used to add URL addresses.

 

“Save” button will create the quiz and take you to related quiz page. The quiz page for each quiz page is comprised of 3 tabs. These tabs are “Questions” , “Results” and “Quiz Wall”. You can switch between these tabs by clicking on any of them . Explanations regarding these 3 tabs are given below:

 

-Questions Tab:

This section is the place where you create your questions and edit quiz settings. You can click on “Add Question” button to start adding questions to this quiz. You can also click on “Load a previously created question” to add questions from your questions database. Every created question will be recorded in your questions database and can be used in different quizzes later. If this is your first time creating a quiz, then you will not have any previously created questions to add.

 

When “Add Question” button is clicked, the system will ask you to make a selection among the 3 question types. These are “True/False” , “Multiple Choice” and “Short Answer - Essay Type”.

 

When you select a “True-False” type of question, the system will ask you to enter your question and define whether it is true or false. If you like, you can attach files to this question by clicking on “Upload” and “MyFiles”. Right on top, you have to define the points for this question. By default the system will give 10 points to all questions but you can edit this field. If you want to cancel adding this question, please click on “Remove Question” button. Once you enter all the information, you can click on “Create Question” button to add this question to your quiz.

 

When you select a “Multiple Choice” type of question, the system will ask you to enter your question and define responses. By default, there are only 2 choices. If you want to add more choices here, you have to click on “Add Response” button. You can also attach files to this question by clicking on “Upload” and “MyFiles”. Right on top, you have to define the points for this question. By default the system will give 10 points to all questions but you can edit this field. If you want to cancel adding this question, please click on “Remove Question” button. Once you enter all the information, you can click on “Create Question” button to add this question to your quiz.

 

When you select a “Short Answer- Essay Question” type of question, the system will ask you to enter your question. You have the option to attach files to this question by clicking on “Upload” and “MyFiles”. Right on top, you have to define the points for this question. By default the system will give 10 points to all questions but you can edit this field. If you want to cancel adding this question, please click on “Remove Question” button. Once you enter all the information, you can click on “Create Question” button to add this question to your quiz.

 

When you finish adding questions, you can set your quiz properties from the “Quiz Settings” section on the right column.

 

Just under the “Quiz Settings” label, you will see “Preview” link which will enable you to see the quiz like a student before it is published. By clicking on “Print” link, you can send this quiz to a printer.

 

Right below this section, you can see “Publish Settings” section which has 3 options under it. If you don’t want to publish this quiz yet, then “Hide quiz now” option must be kept. To publish the quiz with immediate effect, you have to select “Start quiz now” option. If you want the system to publish this quiz at a later date, then you should select “Schedule a date” option. When the last option is selected, the system will ask you to enter a date and time.

 

After completing this section, you must decide whether to put a time limit for this quiz. If “Yes” is selected, you must enter the time limit defined in minutes.

 

Below the time limit section, there are 2 checkboxes. If “Show Results” checkbox is selected, the system will bring another checkbox called “Show Correct Answers”. If you select only “Show Results”, the students after completing the quiz will be able to see the questions and their answers. If you also select “Show Correct Answers”, then the system will also show the correct answer for each question. You are not obliged to check any of these checkboxes before publishing the quiz. If you don’t want any of your students to see the questions, their results or correct answers before all of your students finish the quiz, then leave these boxes unchecked when publishing the quiz. You can check these boxes after all your students complete the quiz.

 

The last checkbox is “Randomize Questions” checkbox. If you select this option, the system will send each student the questions in a different order.

 

You must click on “Save Settings” button to set above settings for your quiz. If you select “Start quiz now” option and click this button, then the quiz will be published and you can’t change or modify any questions on the quiz.

 

On the top right corner of this page, you can monitor the status of the quiz as “Available” and “Unavailable”. Just beside this notification, there is an icon which will enable you to edit quiz settings, copy quiz to another class or delete the quiz.

 

-Results Tab:

You can view quiz results at this section. You can view results and performance by student or by question.

 

If “View by Question” is selected, the system will show you the performance of the class in each question.

 

If “View by student” is selected, you will see a list of students in your class responsible from completing this quiz task. Once your students start submitting the quiz one by one, you will see their completion dates and their results. If your quiz is comprised of only “True/False” or “Multiple Choice” questions, then the system will automatically calculate the result for each student which will be shown under this page.

 

If you have “Short answer - Essay type” questions in your quiz, then the system will ask you to grade these questions before calculating the result for a student. You have to click on “View Assessment” link on the right side of the “Final Score” for a student and you must grade these questions manually and then save. Then the system will be able to calculate the final score for this quiz.

 

Quiz feature enables the instructor to override the system calculated score. All you have to do is to click on the score of a student. A data entry field will open and you can enter the new score here and click save. You can always undo this operation by clicking “Clear Override” link just below the updated score.

 

-Quiz Wall:

This area can be used among the students and the instructor to discuss matters about this quiz and/or share further information.

 

Back

 


 

1.3.7. Gradebook

 

You can follow the grades of your students for assignments and quizzes on this section.

 

“Gradebook” section include below grading items.

 

-When you create a graded assignment, the system will automatically add a column on the gradebook regarding this assignment. Assignment grades are automatically transferred here.
-When you create a graded quiz, the system will automatically add a column on the gradebook regarding this quiz. Quiz grades are automatically transferred here.

 

Also, you can manually add grading items on this table by clicking on “Add New Item” button (for example for the exam results you have conducted in your physical class). A pop-up window will open and the system will ask you to fill out below fields.

 

-“Name”: The name of the activity that you will grade.
-“Max Points”: Max points for this activity
-“Weight”: The weight of this grading item in the final grade of student.

 

If you don’t fill out the weight field, the system will define equal weights for each grading item.

 

The first column on the gradebook table shows the list of the students in this class, the following columns represent each individual grading item (ranked by the date they are created in the system), and the last column shows the weighted average of all grades.

 

The gradebook in Easyclass.com is flexible. The instructor can define separate weights for each grading item. If you don’t touch the weight fields, the system will assume all items are weighted equally totaling 100% on aggregate. If any of the weights is changed manually, then the system will reset weights of the other grading items and the instructor should manually set weights for the remaining items. Total aggregate weight can not exceed 100%.

 

You can click on the pen icon on each grading item (it is on the first row) and change the weight.

 

You can also manage grades for each student on the gradebook as well even though they are automatically transfered from assignment or quiz sections. You have to click on the pen icon on the right side of each grade and edit the grade and give feedback to that student. Grades and feedbacks can be viewed by the students only after they are published. Please note that your grade will not be automatically published; you will have to enter all the grades for all the students for an assignment or a quiz and then tick the “publish” box under the relevant column so that grades are disclosed to all students at the same time.

 

You can publish the grades when you click on the “Publish” checkbox on the last row. You can not undo this operation once grades are published but you can always edit the grades.

 

You can use the button “Export” to convert the gradebook into a Microsoft Excel file and download it to your computer.

 

Back

 


 

1.3.8. Managing Class Members (Students and Guests)

 

Class members can be managed through the “Members” link on the left menu of each class wall. By using the drop down menu beside each member name, you can send message to your students in your class or remove them. Removed students cannot access to any information within the class.

 

You can also invite other instructors to your class as guests. These guest members do not have any supervision power over your class unless they are given the admin status. Admin status can be given to a guest instructor by selecting “Make Admin” on the drop down menu on the right side of his/her name.

 

Back 

 


 

1.3.9. Class Library

 

“Class Library” is the section where the instructor can share files with his/her students. This area is specific to the class and each class under a course have separate class libraries.

 

Only the instructor can manage files under this section. Students can only view and download the files here.

 

On the “Class Library” page, the system will show 3 icons which you can use to create, delete or rename folders under “Class Library”.

 

In the beginning, if there are no added folders, your active folder on the main column is your root folder. When you create a new folder and click on it, then this folder become active and its contens will be shown on the main column. You can always return to your root folder by clicking on “Class Library” on the left menu.

 

Sharing files under “Class Library” is possible by below actions:

 

- By clicking on “Share from MyFiles”, you can select and share files under your personal file storage area under Easyclass.com.
-By clicking on “Upload” button, you can upload and share files from your computer.
-Any files that you added to your posts on the class wall will also be recorded on the root folder.
In order to delete a file from the class library, you have to select the checkbox on the left side of each file name and click on the “Delete” button on top. You can select and delete more than one file here. Also on the last column,which is called functions, of the list you can see an icon for each file. You can click on this icon and download file, delete file or copy file to “MyFiles” section.

 

Back 

 


 

1.3.10. Events

 

Events feature under Easyclass.com enables the instructors to organize events and manage them easily. Creating events under Easyclass.com can be done by using below buttons:

 

-“Add Event” button on the “Recent Activity” page,

-“Add Event” button on the “Calendar” page,

-“Add Event” button on the class page.

 

The first two options mentioned above can be used in creating joint events. However the events that are created in the class pages are specific to those classes only.

 

By clicking the above buttons, you will see a pop-up window asking you to fill out necessary fields for your event. These fields are:

 

-Event Date and Time: You have to enter the date and time for your event. You can also add an ending date and time, which is optional, by clicking the “Add End Time” button.

-Title : The name of your event must be entered in this field.

-Event Description: This field is an optional field where you can add more information about your event.

-Event Type: This is the type of your event. There are 3 options:

“Private Event”, is a personal event type specific to the instructor only and can be used to remind personal tasks and/or to create meetings with a limited number of individuals. Depending on the choice of the instructor, other guests can also be invited after the event is created. By default, the only attendee is the instructor. The instructor can use the “Invite Guests” button to invite users among his connections or students.

“Mandatory Activity” option can be used in creating class events where participation is mandatory by all students. The members of this class will be added automatically to the guest list.

“Optional Activity” option can be used in creating class events where participation is optional for all students. The members of the class will each receive an invitation about this event and will choose whether to join or not.

-Enable Comments: If this checkbox is selected, the system will activate the event wall where the guests can post updates about this event.

-Browse: This button will become active when the event type is “Mandatory Activity” or “Optional Activity”. Also you will not see this option when creating events through the “Add Event” button on a specific class page. Browse button will enable the instructor to make a choice among his/her classes. The event will be published to selected classes and if more than one class is selected, it will become a joint event. Joint events will have one shared event page for all participants.

-Upload, MyFiles and Link: The instructor can use these links to add supportive files or links to the event. “Upload” will be used to add files from your computer, “Myfiles” will be used to add files from “MyFiles” section which is your personal file storage under Easyclass.com, “Link” will be used to add URL addresses.

 

“Submit” button will create your event and redirect you to related event page.

 

On the event page, you can use the icon on top right to edit the properties of your event or delete the event.

 

All events will can be followed under the “Calendar” page and under the “Upcoming” section of the “Homepage”.

 

Please also note that class specific events will be shown in each class main page under the “Upcoming” section of that class.

 

Back 

 


 

1.4. Calendar

 

Calendar feature enables you to follow important dates which belong to events, assignments and quizzes.

 

You can click on “Add Event” button to create an event. Detailed explanations can be found under the topic “1.3.10. Events”. You can change view by clicking on “Day”, “Week”, and “Month”.

 

Each entry under calendar is represented with a different color accourding to their type.

 

Back

 


 

1.5. Myfiles

 

MyFiles is your personal file storage space. You can upload your own files, manage them and share them on Easyclass.com.

 

Left column represents your directory structure and “MyFiles” directory is your main root folder. It cannot be deleted. You can create subfolders under root, delete them or rename them by using the three icons above. Clicking on each folder will show you the file list on the middle column. You can rename a file or add a file description by simply clicking on them.

 

The middle column displays your files in the active folder. You can use “Upload” button to browse files from your computer and upload the selected files to the active folder. Each uploaded file will have a dedicated icon on the last column. Clicking on this icon will bring you a dropdown menu where you can “Delete” a single file, “Download” a single file to your hard drive, “Copy” a file to another folder or “Move” file to another folder under “MyFiles”.

 

You can select multiple files by checking their checkboxes, which is located on the left of each file, and use the drop down on top to “Delete”, “Copy” and “Move”. By using the “Sort by Type” drop down menu, you can filter files according to their extensions.

 

Back

 


 

1.6. Inbox

 

Inbox page is the place you use for your private messaging activities. According to the rules and policies of Easyclass, private messaging is only allowed among students or instructors. Messaging between an instructor and student is only allowed if they share a class.

 

When you receive a private message, the “Inbox” link on top will show you the amount of new messages by a red indicator. Clicking it will take you to your inbox where received messages are shown. Clicking on each subject line will show the message content.

 

You can view your sent messages by clicking “Sent” link on the left.

 

If you want to send a new private message, you have to click “Write Message link on the left. Recipient field has an auto-complete feature which makes it easy to fill. After completing the necessary fields, clicking “Submit” will send your message. You can send private messages to multiple recipients.

 

You can delete each message by selecting the boxes on the left of each message and clicking the “Delete” button on the top.

 

Back

 


 

1.7. Search Among The Site

 

By clicking on the magnifier icon on top, you can open the search bar. The outcome of a search can be filtered by using “People” or “Course” links on the left column.

 

The results will be listed and each result will have an icon on its right side. By using this icon, you can:

 

- Send message to the user
- Add him/her as a connection or remove him/her from your connections if you are already connected.
- Block the user so that targeted user will not be able to see your profile on the system or send you a message irrespective of your privacy settings (You can see the list of users you blocked under your “Privacy Settings” page where you can also remove a block on a user.)

 

Each user profile page can be visited by clicking on the name.

 

Back

 


 

1.8. Requests

 

If you receive any connection, event or class enrollment requests, the requests button will show the amount of requests by a red indicator. Clicking this button will show you a drop down list of active requests. You can accept or reject them by using the buttons beside each request on the list.

 

You can click “Show All Requests” link on the bottom of the list to view all the outstanding requests.

 

Back

 


 

1.9. Notifications

 

You will receive various notifications regarding your connections or students. These are:

 

- When your students are enrolled in your class.
- When your students submit online assignments.
- When your students complete a quiz
- When your connection request is approved,
- When your comments are liked by other users.
- When other users comment on your posts and comments.

 

Each notification can be removed by clicking on “X” symbol on the right side of each notification. Also by clicking on “Show all Notifications” link, you will be redirected to the notifications page.

 

Back

 


 

1.10. Settings

 

1.10.1. Notification Settings

 

You can alter e-mail notification settings by clicking “Notification Settings” under this dropdown menu. By selecting “Yes”or “No”, you will decide on whether to receive e-mail notifications on listed actions.

 

Back

 


 

1.10.2. Change Password

 

You can change your password from this section.

 

Forgot your password and can’t login?

-Click on “Forgot Password” link,
-The system will ask for your registered email. Complete this information and click “Send” button,
-You will receive an email about resetting your password.

 

In some circumstances, your email provider may treat system based emails as spam and put it in your trash folder. Don’t forget to check those folders if you don’t see this email in your inbox.

 

Back

 


 

1.10.3. Privacy Settings

 

Privacy settings enable you to set permissions on topics “Profile” , “Updates”, “Courses”, “E-Mail Address” , “Messaging” and “Search Results” to certain groups .

 

These groups are “Noone”, “Connections” , “School/Connections” and “Registered Users”.

 

School refers to the users who have selected the same school name in their profiles and those users with whom you share a class.

 

When you complete your settings, you have to click on”Update Privacy” button to save changes.

 

On this section, you can also view blocked users and unblock them when necessary.

 

Back

 


 

1.10.4. Help

 

You can view Easyclass.com Help Pages by selecting this option.

 

Back

 


 

1.11. Connections

 

Connections page displays your friend list.

 

According to Easyclass.com rules and policies, connections among instructors and connections among students are permitted. Connections between instructors and students are not possible.

 

You can use the drop down menu, positioned on the right side of connection’s name and surname, for each connection to “Remove Friend” and “Write Message”.

 

Please note that you can click on each connection name to see their profile information/updates as long as allowed by their privacy settings.

 

Back

 


 

1.12. Profile Info and Updates

 

You can reach your “Profile” section by clicking on your name on the right side of top menu or you can follow “Profile” link on the left menu of “Home” page.

 

Profile page contains your personal information and can be shared with other users according to your “Privacy Setings”. It also includes an “Updates” wall where you can post personal updates. These can be switched by using the links “Info” and “Updates” on the left column.

 

On your “Info” page, you can edit your profile information by clicking “Edit” button.

 

Back

 


 

Couldn't find what you're looking for? Please contact Easyclass Team by visiting http://www.easyclass.com/contact

 

Back