Taking Your First Ultra Course? Here's What You Need to Know.

Modified on Thu, 11 Aug 2022 at 04:37 PM

TABLE OF CONTENTS



Add and Format Content

About the Editor

The editor appears in most places where you can add content, including discussions, tests, messages and more. You may add and format text, embed images, attach files, upload videos via Katutura Media, and insert equations, links, and tables. 


For more information go to the Add and Format Content support pages or watch the Use the Content Editor tutorial video.




Work with Text

Use the text editor to format your text style, font, size, color, etc. You may add tables, format your paragraph, add lists (bullets, numbering, etc.), and more




For the best results, type your text directly into the editor and use the text options to add your formatting. You may copy and paste from a document (such as Word or Google), but this may cause formatting issues including jumbled fonts, odd spacing, sizing issues, etc.  If you do copy and paste into myLesley, use the Clear Format option to remove the formatting. You will then need to reformat your content using the editor.


for the best results remove formatting from any copy/pasted text



Use the Insert/Edit Link button in the editor to add links. 



Enter or paste the link URL and add the link text. As a best practice, when creating a link you should ensure that your link conveys clear and accurate information about the destination. For example, instead of linking to the text Click here, include the full title of the destination page, such as Lesley Technical Support Site



Add Images

You may add both online images and upload images to your course. Please note that once your image uploads you cannot edit or resize. Edit or resize your image before uploading to myLesley.


Add Online Images

If your image lives online (including cloud storage), click the Add Content button and then select Image


Type or paste your URL and include a brief description of the image in the Alternative Text box.



Upload Images From Your Computer

To upload an image from your computer, click the Attachment button.


Select a file from your computer. You will then be prompted to edit the file attributes. Give your image a display name and alternative text. You may also decide whether to display the file as an attachment (people will need to click it to view) or display it inline (on the page with the text).



Click Save to save your changes and add your image.



Upload Files and Attachments

To upload a file (ex Word document, PDF) in the editor, click on the Attachment button.



Select a file from your computer. You will then be prompted to edit the file attributes. 



Click Save to save your changes and attach your file.



Participate in Discussions

To participate in a discussion, click on the Discussion link from within your course module or click on the Discussions link in your course navigation bar at the top of the page.


Discussion link within course module.


Discussion link in course navigation bar.



Once you have entered your discussion, read the discussion topic. You may type your response in the Responses area at the bottom of the page. As your classmates respond, their content will appear in the Responses area. You may also click on a participant in the Participants panel to view their responses. 



For more information go to the Discussions support page or watch the Participate in Discussions tutorial video.





Submit an Assignment

You may access your assignments in your Activity Stream, your Calendar, or from within your course modules. Click on the assignment link to open it.



Once you access an assignment, the Details & Information panel appears, displaying the due date, number of attempts, etc. If your assignment will be peer reviewed, the peer review information will be available as well.



Click View Assessment to begin your assignment.


Read the Assignment content for any instructions and any relevant information from your instructor. In the Submission area, click on the Attachment icon and upload your assignment submission. 




Select a file from your computer. In order for your instructor to provide inline feedback on your assignment, submit your file in one of the following formats:

  • Document (.doc, .docx)
  • Presentation (.ppt, .pptx)
  • Spreadsheet (.xls, .xlsx)
  • PDF


Once you have selected your document you will be prompted to edit the display name. 



Click Save to save your changes and attach your file.


Once you have finished your assignment, click Submit to submit your assignment.


For more information, go to the Submit Assignments support page or watch the Submit an Assignment tutorial video.




Submit a Peer Review Assignment

Your instructor may have set up your assignment for qualitative peer review. The following instructions will walk you through the process of submitting an assignment for peer review, reviewing other students' assignments, and reviewing feedback: Submit Assignments with Qualitative Peer Review.




View Assignment Feedback

As your instructor posts grades, you will be able to find them in the Global Grades Page, from the Course Grades area within your course, or in your Activity Stream. Click on your assignment to open the assignment and view grades and feedback. 


For more information, go to the Assignment Grades support page or watch the Review Assignment Feedback tutorial video.





View Grades and Feedback

As your instructor posts grades, you will be able to find them in the Global Grades Page, from the Course Grades area within your course, or in your Activity Stream.


For more information, go to the Grades support page or watch the Check Grades tutorial video.



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