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What is Course Map?
Course Map presents items from the entire course into a learning path,
all in one page. It allows you to access and complete tasks and
view deadlines from a single location. You can monitor your progress, grades, and
deadlines from Course Map, as well. It's your road map!
As instructors design their courses differently,
Course Map makes it easier for you to find what you need to do. You can't
get lost as easily.
Where is Course Map located?
Once enabled by instructors, Course Map will appear just below
"Home" on your course site's left menu.
What information is listed in Course Map?
Course Map lists the following from your course
Only materials that are published by the
instructor will be available in Course Map. If the open date of an item
has not reached, the items will not be hot links. Items are listed by open
date or in the order that they should be completed, as sequenced by your
Here is a sample view of Course Map with a few
items from each of the above course components:
How does Course Map benefit me?
Course Map offers many benefits to students.
You can get to tasks (readings, tests,
discussions, etc.) directly from Course Map. Just click on the title of an
item (if available, it will be a hot link).
Monitor your progress - Course Map allows you to
see what you've completed, what you are in the middle of, and what's left
- Completed items are listed with
a green check.
is flagged with an 'in-progress' icon. Clicking on the item will
tell you what you still need to complete.
Work that is not-yet mastered is flagged with an alert icon. This
reflects items that require you to achieve a certain passing score.
- The information icon
in front of each item provides details on availability and other
requirements (i.e. number of posts required, mastery level) for each item.
- If the item is
closed, the information icon reflects its status with a red circle.
Clicking on it will give you the date that it closed.
- If an item has a
prerequisite attached to it, the information icon has a lock on it.
Clicking on the icon provides information on the prerequisite requirements
that you must complete prior to continuing to the next item in the course.
When you complete the prerequisite, you will gain access to the next item.
Stay on target with items and deadlines. See all
open, due and completion dates - all in one page.
Verify that your work was submitted. The
submission date is recorded and listed in your view.
The "Count" column informs you on the number of
submissions, discussion posts, and readings you have completed.
Access your scores and instructor's grading feedback
from Course Map.
- Once items are graded and released, the score will be a hot link. Click
on it to access to your work and your instructor's feedback.
- If your instructor has not yet evaluated your work, you will see "ungraded"
in the score column.
- 'n/a' is used for items that don't receive grades (i.e. the
Syllabus, Modules, and surveys).
What does "Completed" mean?
You will see a green check if you have
fully completed an item, as in
- The Syllabus if considered completed if you read and 'accepted'
it. At the bottom of the Syllabus, you must accept the agreement.
- Assignments, tests, or surveys are complete if you
'finish' them. You can see the finished date for assessments that are
completed. A submitted assessment may not yet be complete if it has
a mastery level that you must meet, but you haven't
achieved it yet.
- Completed discussions are those in which you have posted the
minimum posts required by the instructor.
- For a module to be considered complete, you must view all its
content sections. On the module's home page, you can see when you viewed
each section. The dates will be listed. Items that you have not yet viewed
will have a dash.
Below is a list of the default icons used per
item. This can help you identify each item on the Course Map.