The Etudes Team is pleased
to announce a new tool, Course Map, specifically designed for students, with
your success in mind. This fall, you will see Course Map on the left menu of your Etudes classes, just
below “Home”. Course Map presents all the things that you must read and do in
an Etudes class (i.e. readings, discussions, assignments, tests, surveys) --
all in one page.
Course Map allows you to
access and complete tasks and view deadlines from a single
location. You can monitor your progress, view scores,
and stay on top of your class deadlines from Course Map. It links to your
class Syllabus and Modules (lessons, resources, etc.). It shows you when you
accepted the syllabus and when you visited all the pages of each module.
Course Map includes the same information as the gradebook, except that Course
Map is much richer. It lists more than the due dates and your scores.
It also shows you when items open and close, when you submitted work,
and how many posts and tries you contributed. You can see what
you've completed and your in-progress work. Unlike the gradebook
that only lists your scores, in Course Map, the score will be a hot link (if
grades are released by the instructor), allowing you to access your
instructors’ feedback and comments from this one location, as well.
Please visit Course Map regularly for updates for
your class! Instructors post more lessons, discussions, assignments, etc. as
the term progresses. Not everything is posted in your Etudes classes from the
Keep in mind that some
instructors may have not had time to order the items in Course Map. Even if
the items are not ordered, we see great value in your having access to your class
syllabus, lessons, assignments, tests, and discussions from one page, and
monitoring the completion of each from there.
Etudes is a learning
management system that is used for online, traditional and hybrid classes.
Thus, your Etudes class and Course Map may NOT include activities that may
take place offline or at other websites. Please refer to the syllabus and
announcements for information on additional external or offline work that your instructor
Instructors have a similar
tool, Activity Meter, which allows them to monitor your progress, like you do
in Course Map.
At the end of the fall
term, we'll seek feedback from students on how Course Map has worked for you.
We are interested in your success. We hope that you’ll find Course Map useful