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Dear TLT: How Do I Release Final Grades in OAKS?

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Dear TLT, This is my first semester at CofC, and a few of my students have told me that they cannot see their final grades in OAKS. How do I release their final grades? Thank you for your help. Sincerely, “The Professor” Roy Hinkley Botany Dear Professor Hinkley, To release final calculated/adjusted grades in OAKS, […]

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Easier Paper Grading with Google Classroom

Hurricane Matthew forced TLT to cancel our session on “Easier Paper Grading with Google Classroom.”  We had several people ask if we could reschedule, so to meet the needs of more faculty we decided to do a recorded version of the class.  Check out the playlist to view the entire session, or click on the three […]

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Dear TLT: What Happens to a Student’s Work in OAKS if She Drops and Later Re-Enrolls?

Dear TLT, Two weeks ago, a student dropped one of my courses, and as expected, she was removed from my OAKS course–including all of her Dropbox submissions. Yesterday, I was notified that she would be re-enrolling in my course. Were her work and grades permanently deleted or will they be restored when she is re-enrolled in […]

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DID YOU KNOW…YOU CAN BLIND-GRADE QUIZ ESSAYS IN OAKS?

I just learned that the OAKS Quizzes tool allows you to grade short answer, essay, or long answer questions without knowing which student wrote them.  This blind grading feature is something that has evidently been around for awhile but is so nicely hidden most users wouldn’t even know to look for it and is a great way to […]

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Can I grade one OAKS Dropbox Assignment using two rubrics?

Dear TLT, I have an assignment that has two components but produces one grade.  I’d like to use a different OAKS rubric to evaluate each component.  Is it possible to do this within one OAKS Dropbox so that there is only one grade in the grade book?  I really want to keep them as one […]

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Start your semester off right!

Starting a new semester can be daunting but let us help you with our Start of Semester Checklist!  This checklist gives you a list view of important tasks to complete to make sure your semester starts off smoothly, it also tells you how to complete most tasks.  Some of the tasks and include: Verifying your course shell […]

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Important End-of-Semester Information for Faculty

It’s hard to believe the semester is almost over. As you get ready to leave campus and enjoy your summer, there are a few things you need to remember: 1) Final Grades: Remember, Final Grades MUST be keyed into My Charleston/Banner before they are officially recorded. Keeping your grades in OAKS is great for the […]

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Dear TLT: How do I Capture a Long Distance Recording of a Guest Speaker?

Dear TLT, I would like my colleague, in Ohio, to speak to my class about his research on wormholes. Unfortunately, he’s not very tech savvy. Is there a way to record him without him having to use a computer or camcorder–perhaps over the phone? Thanks in advance. Sincerely, Professor Richard “Dick” Solomon Physics Dear Professor Solomon, […]

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Guest Post: Using OAKS To Help Manage a Department

Our guest blogger is Dr. Karen Hakim-Butt.  Dr. Hakim-Butt is the associate dean in the School of Education, Health and Human Performance.  During the 2014-2015 year she was asked to serve as the interim department chair for one of the school’s department, Health and Human Performance. The department of Health and Human Performance has experienced explosive […]

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Dear TLT: Can I Embed a VoiceThread Lecture in OAKS Content?

Dear TLT, Is it possible to embed a VoiceThread lecture in OAKS content? I know my students access VoiceThread via the Multimedia Resources widget, to make comments, but what if my lecture is view only? Sincerely, Professor C. Connors Genetic Biology Dear Professor Connors, Great question! Yes, you can. To embed view-only VoiceThread lectures in OAKS content, follow these eight steps: 1. […]

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