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TRACS Documentation

These written help and how-to guides are arranged by topic and tool and include links to short training videos. Click on the topic to view the documentation and troubleshooting guides associated with it.

Alphabetical List of Tools

Getting Started

These documents will help you gain a basic understanding of what TRACS is, how to log in, and best practices instructors should use when working in TRACS.


Instructor Best Practices

Logging into TRACS

•Logging in: Troubleshooting

My Workspace

•My Workspace Troubleshooting


•Profile Troubleshooting

Recommended Browsers

TRACS Guest Users Information

Setting Up Your Site

These documents will teach you how to create a course or project site in TRACS.

Create Course

•Create Course Site: Troubleshooting

Create Project Site

•Create Project Site: Troubleshooting

Create Site from Template

Communication Tools

These tools will help you communicate information with your site participants.


•Announcements Troubleshooting


•Calendar Troubleshooting


Mailing List Archive

•Mailing List Archive Troubleshooting


Grading Tools

These documents will teach you how to use the PostEm and Gradebook tools in TRACS to post grades for your site participants to view, how to submit your final course grades to the Registrar, and how the gradebook calculates grades.

Gradebook 2

•Gradebook 2 Troubleshooting

Gradebook 2 Grade Calculation 

Import Scores from TREC



•PostEm Troubleshooting

Submit Final Course Grades

•Submit Final Grades Troubleshooting

Turning Point Response Cards

Assignments and Drop Box

These documents will help you understand the Assignments and Drop Box tools in TRACS. The Assignments and Drop Box tools allow site participants to turn in homework and other documents for reveiw and grading.


•Assignments Troubleshooting

Drop Box

•Drop Box Troubleshooting

ePortfolio Integration

Administrative Tools

These documents will help site administrators gain a better undersanding of what tools they can use to track student usage of the site and other tools that cannot be used by site participants.


Basic LTI

Tool Order

•Tool Order Troubleshooting

Permissions and Roles

Public Sites List

Reading List


•Roster Troubleshooting

Section Info

•Section Info Troubleshooting

Site Info

•Site Info Troubleshooting

Site Stats

Student Guides

These guides will help students navigate TRACS and use the various tools that may be used in TRACS sites.  

Student Guide

Student Assessment Best Practices

Create TRACS Profile

Student Do's and Dont's

Student Troubleshooting