Help for Instructors & Maintainers

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Tool List and Functions

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Tool Description/Function
Announcements To inform users of changes in deadlines, schedules, policies of the class, or projects
Assessments To create and administer online quizzes, exams, and surveys
Assignments Post, distribute, collect, and grade online assignments
Attendance Take attendance for site participants
Basic LTI Allows you to add tools which support the IMS Basic Learning Tools Interoperability standard in your sites
Blogs Post, view, and respond to blogs
Calendar To display class or meeting dates, deadlines, web assignment dates, special events, and more
Chat Room For synchronous (real-time) online discussion between site participants
Drop Box Instructors and students can share documents within a private folder for each student
Email Send emails to individuals, groups, or all site participants
ePortfolio Integration ePortfolio assignments are synced in TRACS Assignments and any grades or comments associated with those assignments will be visible in your gradebook in TRACS
Forum Discussion tool for online discussion
Gradebook 2 To store, calculate, and distribute grade information to students online
Home Description of the site, recent announcements, forums, and messages displayed to site participants
iRubric Allows for the creation and use of rubrics in Assignments and Gradebook
Learning Modules Structure course content in weeks, units, or modules
Lessons Structure course content in weeks, units, or modules with the ability to integrate with other TRACS tools, and require the completion of prerequisites.
Mailing List Archive Tool that provides an email address for the site, and is used to send and store email messages within the site
Map Network Drive Allows site maintainers to drag and drop files from their computer into TRACS and vice-versa
Meetings The TRACS Meetings tool allows users to conduct real-time online meetings using video, voice, and chat tools. Other features include document and screen sharing.
MH Campus Connect Give students access to McGraw-Hill course materials through Single Sign-On (SSO) in TRACS
MyLabsPlus Give students access to MyLabsPlus materials through Single Sign-On (SSO) in TRACS
My Workspace Your personal TRACS site to store documents and other resources, view calendar events, create new sites, manage your TRACS profile, and more!
News Feeds To display automatically-updated (RSS) news feeds from a variety of sources within a site
Podcasts Create podcasts of your lectures for students to download and listen to
Polls Tool used to create simple, anonymous polls for site participants to take
Profile Create an online profile --with information such as name, position, department, phone number, location, and photo --and share it with people they choose
Questions and Answers Allows site members to ask and answer questions anonymously
Reading List Create reading lists that contain documents, videos, and other multi-media content using Ebsco
Resources Post and organize documents, electronic files, or URLs for users to access
Roster Allows instructors to view a site participant’s name, username, and official university photo
Sign-up Allows you to create meetings or other events (presentation times, test times, paper topics, office hours) and have site participants sign up for the event
Section Info Provides a way for instructors to manage sites containing multiple sections of a course
Syllabus Post, upload, or link the outline and requirements for the course
Site Info Shows and allows you to make changes to site information, site tools, and site access
Site Stats Track student use of the site by user, event, or resource. This is added to each site by default and is available in the Site Info area of your site
TurningPoint Enables integration with the TurningPoint Technology desktop software for polling and quizzing
Web Content Allows for outside websites to be linked into the TRACS site and are displayed in the navigation bar of the site
Wiki Allows collaborative editing of pages and content