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Tool List and Functions

Not all professors use the TRACS system, nor do they utilize the same tools in every site. 

Click on the tool name to view how-to guides, video tutorials, and troubleshooting.

You DO NOT need to create a site for your classes. TRACS sites will automatically become available to you if/when your professor creates them. 

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Tool Description/Function
Tool
Announcements
Description/Function
To inform you of changes in deadlines, schedules, policies of the class, or projects
Tool
Assessments
Description/Function
Take online quizzes, exams, and surveys
Tool
Assignments
Description/Function
Submit online assignments
Tool
Attendance
Description/Function
View attendance for your class
Tool
Blogs
Description/Function
Post, view, and respond to blogs
Tool
Calendar
Description/Function
View class or meeting dates, deadlines, web assignment dates, special events, and more
Tool
Chat Room
Description/Function
Synchronous (real-time) online discussion between site participants
Tool
Drop Box
Description/Function
Instructors and students can share documents within a private folder for each student
Tool
Email
Description/Function
Send emails to your instructor, classmates, groups, or all site participants
Tool
Forums
Description/Function
Organized discussions about readings, topics, etc.
Tool
Gradebook
Description/Function
View overall course grade, individual grade information, and comments
Tool
Home
Description/Function
Description of the site, recent announcements, forums posts, and messages
Tool
iRubric
Description/Function
Allows for the creation and use of rubrics in Assignments and Gradebook
Tool
Learning Modules
Description/Function
View course content in units or modules
Tool
Lessons
Description/Function
View course content in lessons, weeks, or modules
Tool
Mailing List Archive
Description/Function
View archived email messages within the site
Tool
Map Network Drive
Description/Function
Allows you to drag and drop files from TRACS into your computer
Tool
Meetings
Description/Function
Participate in real-time online meetings using video, voice, and chat tools. Other features include document and screen sharing
Tool
Messages
Description/Function
Send private messages to classmates or groups within your site
Tool
MH Campus Connect
Description/Function
Access to McGraw-Hill Connect course materials through Single Sign-On (SSO) in TRACS
Tool
MyLabsPlus
Description/Function
Access to MyLabsPlus materials through Single Sign-On (SSO) in TRACS
Tool
My Workspace
Description/Function
Your personal TRACS site to store documents and other resources, view calendar events, create new sites, manage your TRACS profile, and more!
Tool
News
Description/Function
To display automatically-updated (RSS) news feeds from a variety of sources within TRACS
Tool
Podcasts
Description/Function
Download and listen to podcasts uploaded by your professor
Tool
Polls
Description/Function
Take anonymous polls
Tool
PostEm
Description/Function
View individual grade information and comments
Tool
Profile
Description/Function
Create an online profile -- with information such as your name and photo -- and share it with people at Texas State
Tool
Questions and Answers
Description/Function
Ask and answer questions anonymously
Tool
Reading List
Description/Function
View reading lists that contain documents, videos, and other multi-media content from Ebsco
Tool
Resources
Description/Function
View and download docuements -- Word, PowerPoint, Excel - and URLs
Tool
Roster
Description/Function
Allows instructors to view a roster of the site
Tool
Section Info
Description/Function
Provides a way for instructors to manage sites containing multiple sections of a course
Tool
Sign-up
Description/Function
Sign up for meetings or other events (presentation times, test times, paper topics, office hours)
Tool
Site Info
Description/Function
View the TRACS Site contact and email and view and join groups
Tool
Syllabus
Description/Function
View the course syllabus and requirements for the course
Tool
TurningPoint
Description/Function
View your registered TurningPoint Technologies device for online polling and quizzing
Tool
Wiki
Description/Function
Allows collaborative editing of pages and content