This article briefly covers some fundamentals to iLearn's user interface for instructors. For more detailed information on specific features, browse some of the other articles available in the help center.
The front page of iLearn provides access to any courses you are teaching or are enrolled in, information and updates about iLearn, as well as any important campus information.
The My Courses block on the left has a list of courses you are enrolled in or are teaching in the current semester.
To view courses in a different semester, select Show all my courses. Semesters are listed as tabs.
For courses in future semesters, select Upcoming semesters. For older courses, select Archive.
Every iLearn course is organized in three different columns, the Drawer, the Content area divided into 17 sections matching the number of weeks in a typical semester, and Blocks.
The drawer may be collapsed the first time you access a course. To show the drawer, select the Expand icon to the left of the iLearn logo.
The drawer provides a quick way to navigate through a course. Participants gives a list of all of the participants in a course. Grades provides access to the course's grade book. Each section in a course has a link, denoted by a folder icon.
Note: iLearn uses the word Section to denote the content areas in the center of the page. Sections in this case does not mean sections of a course as appears on the class schedule, but individual areas within the iLearn course page itself.
The content area is the "meat and potatoes" of an iLearn course. This is where all of the content, assignments and activities in a course live. As mentioned before, each iLearn course has 17 sections by default, matching the 17 weeks in a typical semester.
While it is not required to organize your course by week, many instructors choose to do so to make it easy for students to follow along as the semester progresses.
Adding and editing content on the course page
To edit content on the course page, Turn editing on by selecting the gear wheel icon in the upper right corner of the course page, and choosing Turn editing on.
After turning editing on, a variety of buttons and icons appear on the course page. To add an activity or resource to your course page, select Add an activity or resource in the section you want to add content to.
This will bring up the Activity chooser that allows you to select an activity or resource you want to add. Selecting an activity or resource will bring up a brief description of what the activity does. Select Add to add that activity to your course.
iLearn courses provide blocks along the right hand side of the course page. These blocks provide quick access to features, such as the iLearn help block for getting support with iLearn from Academic Technology and Quickmail which allows instructors to email students.
For additional assistance, contact Academic Technology: (415) 405-5555, firstname.lastname@example.org, LIB 80