Welcome Back to Prep Time for Spring Term 2017!
Item #1: Creating Combined WISE Sites If you are teaching multiple sections of a course or courses that will share WISE resources, WITS can create a single WISE site and automatically combine the rosters of those sections. Just fill out this request form and we will get it set up for you. Two things to note: 1) You can maintain the integrity of each section for ease of announcements, emailing, etc. by creating WISE groups, but this is a manual process. and 2) Once the combined section is created, the enrollment of the original sections is not maintained automatically, so add/drops and other enrollment changes will only be applied to the combined section.
Item #2: Access to Course Sites
To make way for Spring Term classes and minimize confusion for students, all Fall Term course sites have been unpublished. Instructors will continue to have access to the sites, but students will not have tabs for any Fall Term sites. If you have students who need access to clear Incomplete grades, republish the site by clicking the "Publish now" button above the Course Tools list on the left side of the page.
Item #3: WISE Training
The weather wreaked havoc on the Workshop schedule last week. If you need an introduction to WISE or help with setting up any components, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Cheryl Cramer at 503-370-6122.