Student Account Help Secion

STUDENT ACCOUNT HELP SECTION
INDEX



2.1. Sign-Up as a Student

2.2. Login and Recent Activities Page

 

2.3. Courses and Class Pages

2.3.1. Courses Main Page and Class Pages

2.3.2. Class Main Page and Class Wall

2.3.3. Events

2.3.4. Assignments

2.3.5. Discussions

2.3.6. Class Library

2.3.7. Gradebook

2.3.8. Quizzes

 

2.4. Calendar

2.5. Your Personal File Storage Area

2.6. Inbox

2.7. Search Among The Site

2.8. Requests

2.9. Notifications

 

2.10. Settings

2.10.1. Notification Settings

2.10.2. Changing Your Password

2.10.3. Privacy Settings

2.10.4. Help

 

2.11. Connections

2.12. Profile Info and Updates

 

 

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2.1. Sign-Up as a Student

 

On the Easyclass.com entry page;

 

- Click on the “Student” button,
- Enter the “Access Code” that you’ve received from your instructor,
- 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.

 

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2.2. 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 saying that there are no updates. After enrolling in your first class or connecting with other students 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”.

 

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2.3. Courses and Class Pages

 

2.3.1. Courses Main Page and Class Pages

When you login to site, click on “Courses” link on the top menu. You will be redirected to the courses page where you can see your courses and classes. By clicking on these class names, you can visit each class page.

 

Also you can click on “Join a Course” link to enroll in other courses. You must have the necessary “Access Code” given to you by your instructor.

 

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2.3.2. 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 within your class. On this section you can post messages to class wall and view your instructor’s or classmates’ posts. 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”.

 

Each posted message has 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”. You can delete your own posts on this class wall by simply clicking the “X” symbol on the top right side of each post.

 

If “Enable Moderation” feature for your course is turned on by your instructor, then your wall posts must be approved by your instructor before being published to the entire class.

 

The column on the right side of the class page has 1 button which is a short-cut enabling you to switch between your classes. Below this button, you can see the “Upcoming” section where you will follow important dates regarding events, assignments and quizzes related to this class.

 

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2.3.3. Events


Events can be organized by your instructors. Depending on the type of the event, you can receive an invitation on your “Requests” section (if it is an optional activity) or you will receive a message under your “Notifications” section that you have to join a mandatory activity.

 

All those events will be shown on the homepage under upcomings, in the calendar as well as class walls under the upcoming.


- Under the upcoming section of a class, only the events related to that class will be listed.
- Under the calendar, you will be able to see all the events you are attending including the mandatory activities as well as the optional activities you agreed to attend.
- On the homepage, all the events will be listed including the mandatory activities and optional activities that you have agreed or disagreed to attend.

 

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2.3.4. Assignments


The assignments page can be reached by clicking on “Assignments” link on the left menu of each class page.

 

By using Easyclass.com , your instructors can post online assignments and you can submit your assignments to your instructors through Easyclass.com.

 

When an assignment is posted, you will be notified about this under your “Notifications” dropdown. Clicking on the assignment name on the notification will take you directly to the related assignment page. You can also click on the “Assignments” link on the class page to view your active assignments that has to be completed. You will also see all the upcoming assignments under the “Upcoming” section of your “Homepage” or “Class Wall”.

 

On any assignment page, you can view the main navigational menu on the left column, assignment wall on the main column (if it is activated) , and “Assignment Return” section on the right column.

 

You can use “Assignment Return” feature to send your homework to your instructor.

 

You can click on “Send Assignment” button on this section to send your homework. Explanation on sending assignments are given below:

 

-“Description” field is used to give details about your assignment.
-“Upload” button can be used to select the assignment that you want to send from your computer. Multiple files can be selected here by pressing CTRL key and selecting among the files.
-“Submit Assignment” button will send the selected file(s) to your instructor.

 

After sending the assignment, if you decide to resubmit your assignment, you must again “Upload” the new file and click on “Re-submit Assignment” button. Please note that when you upload a new file, the previously uploaded file will be replaced with the new one.

 

After submiting the assignment, you can check the “Assignment Return” section to view the name of the file(s) that you’ve sent and whether you returned your assignment on time. When your grade is published regarding this assignment, you will be notified under the “Notifications” dropdown menu. You can visit “Gradebook” under your class to view your grade. You won’t be able to re-submit this assignment once your grade is published.

 

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2.3.5. Discussions


The instructors or students can create discussions among classes from the “Create Discussion” button on the main discussion page under each class.

 

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

 

- “Title”: The title of the discussion
- “Description”: This field can be used to add some more information about this discussion.
-Upload, MyFiles and Link: You 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 can be edited through the dropdown menu, which is on the right side of the discussion name, on the main discussions page. You can also delete the discussions that you created from the dropwdown menu.

 

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2.3.6. Class Library


“Class Library” is the section where instructors share course materials with the students.

 

You can download each shared file by clicking on the icon on the “Functions” column and select “Download” to receive this file to your computer or “Copy” to copy this file to your “MyFiles” section.

 

On the left menu just under “Class Library” link, you might see subfolders created by your instructor. If you click on any subfolder, the contents of that subfolder can be viewed on the main page. You can return back to default root folder by clicking on “Class Library” link.

 

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2.3.7. Gradebook


This section will show your grades once they are published.

 

You can click on the envelope icon under any gradebook item to send feedback to your instructor regarding your given grade.

 

On the last column of the gradebook table, you can view your final average grade depending on the weights of each grading item.

 

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2.3.8. Quizzes


You can reach this section by clicking on “Quizzes” link on the left menu of a class page. All of your active or past quizzes will be listed here.

 

Clicking on any quiz name will redirect you to the related quiz page. Quiz page is comprised of 3 tabs. These are “My Submission” , “Quiz” and “Quiz Wall” . The default tab is “Quiz” but you can switch among these tabs by clicking on them.

 

“Quiz” tab is where you can submit your quiz. At this section you can view the deadline for the quiz. You can click on “Begin Quiz” button to start the quiz. Once the quiz is submitted, you can not take it again so we advice you to check all your answers carefully before submiting your quiz.

 

When you click on “Begin Quiz” link, your quiz will start. There are 3 types of questions under Easyclass.com quizzes.

 

On “True/False” type of questions, there are only 2 options. If you believe that the above question text is correct then you have to select “True”. If you believe that it is false, then you must select “False”. On “Multiple Choice” questions, you must choose the right answer among the choices. There may be more than 2 options on these kinds of questions. On “Short answer- essay type” questions, you must write your answer to the given answer field.

 

If there are more than 1 question in the quiz, you will see each question on the left side like “Question 1” , “Question 2”. By clicking on these, you can switch between questions. You can answer questions randomly. On the right side, if your instructor has defined a time limit, you will see how much time left for this quiz. There is no option of taking a break or pausing the quiz if there is a time limit. If your internet connection terminates, or if you accidentally leave quiz page, you should return back immediately and click “Continue Quiz” link because even though you are not on that page, the countdown continues.

 

When you reach the last question, you will see “Review Answers” button. The system will show all your answers before submitting the quiz. You can return to each question from this page. If you are sure of your answers, you can submit your quiz.

 

Depending on the quiz settings, you might view quiz results at “My Submission” tab right after you submit your quiz.

 

Your result will be automatically transfered to your gradebook if the quiz consists of “True/False” and/or “Multiple Choice” type questions. However, if there are Short answer- essay type” questions in the quiz, your grade will be pending your instructor’s review.

 

The last tab on the quiz page is “Quiz Wall” where you can post comments regarding this quiz. “Quiz Wall” may not be available at all times as determined by the instructor.

 

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2.4. Calendar


Calendar feature enables you to follow important dates which belong to events, assignments and quizzes. Each entry under calendar is represented with a different color accourding to their type.

 

Students also can create personal events, tasks or reminders through the “Add Event” button on their calendar.

 

Below information must be submitted.

 

- When: The date and time of the event/reminder.
- Add End Time: This button will open another field allowing you define an ending date and time for this event. You can hide this by clicking on “Remove End Time” button.
- Description: You can add a description or additional information on this event here. This field is not mandatory.
- Upload,MyFiles and Link: The student 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.

 

Clicking “Submit” will create your reminder/event.

 

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2.5. 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 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” a 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.

 

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2.6. 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.

 

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2.7. 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.

 

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2.8. Requests


If you receive any connection, event or class enrollment invites from your instructors, the requests button will show the amount of requests by a red indicator. Clicking this button will show 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 in the dedicated page.

 

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2.9. Notifications


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

 

- When an announcement is made on a class wall
- When your instructor shares files under class library
- When your instructor creates or edits an assignment
- When your instructor creates or edits a quiz
- When your instructor creates or edits a discussion
- When your instructor creates or edits a mandatory activity (event)
- When your instructor publishes or deletes a grade
- When your connection request is approved by another user
- When your comments are liked by other users
- When other users comment on your posts

 

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.

 

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2.10. Settings


2.10.1. 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.

 

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2.10.2. 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.

 

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2.10.3. 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.

 

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2.10.4. Help


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

 

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2.11. 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.

 

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2.12. Profile Info and Updates


You can reach your “Profile” section by clicking 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” links on the left column.

 

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

 

 


 

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