OPIT

Quick Start and Troubleshooting for Teachers

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Login with your Aalto account

Login to mycourses.aalto.fi with your Aalto username and password

I cannot login with my Aalto account

  1. Check that you are logged in and your name is shown in the top right corner.
  2. Can you login to other Aalto sites, for example wiki?

I cannot login with my Aalto account

  • Contact Aalto IT service desk

2

Find Your Courses

Click My own courses -list in top navigation or go to Dashboard.

I cannot see my course(s) on the list

  1. Check that you are logged in and your name is shown in the top right corner.
  2. If you cannot see your courses, make sure you are automatically or manually enrolled as a teacher in the workspace.

I am not on the enrolled users list as a Teacher

  • Contact your department's Oodi personnel, another teacher or an assistant on the course

3

Turn editing on

Click the blue Turn editing on -button in top navigation.

I cannot see the blue Turn editing on -button

  1. Check that you are logged in and your name is shown in the top right corner.
  2. Are you on the right course workspace?
  3. If you cannot see your courses, make sure you are automatically or manually enrolled as a teacher in the workspace.

I cannot see the blue Turn editing on -button

  • Contact your department's Oodi personnel, another teacher or an assistant on the course

4

Add Materials

Notice that files added this way are visible to all by default. 

  • Go to your Materials -section and go to Editing mode
  • Click Add an activity or resource (B) → Choose Folder
    • Give the folder a name and description
    • You can either drag and drop files on the blue arrow icon, or click the white square icon to open the file adding dialogue
  • Click Add an activity or resource (B) → Choose File
    • Give it a name and a description
    • You can either drag and drop files on the blue arrow icon, or click the white square icon to open the file adding dialogue 
    • It's also possible to add sub-folders to folders
  • Drag and drop files directly to the middle column of the workspace between the A and B.

I cannot upload material/files to the section

I cannot upload material/files to the section

  • Contact MyCourses support

5

Send News to Students

  • Go to Course home page
  • Click News forum
  • Click Add a new topic
  • Fill in the subject title and the content
  • check the mail now option (otherwise there is a 30 minute delay before email is sent)
  • Click Post to forum

I cannot post to News Forum

I cannot post to News Forum

  • Contact MyCourses support

6

Publish Grades

Methods to publish grades and feedback. We recommend using the first method.

  1. Using MyCourses Gradebook (Course administration → Grades)
    • Grades and feedback given via any MyCourses activity are listed in the Gradebook
    • Student can only see his/her own feedback and grades
    • Feedback and grades are published to the student immediately after teacher has given them. However, it is possible to schedule when the grades are published.
  2. Publishing grades in an attachment 
    • via "For Aalto" -section, if you need to publish the grades to those who are not members of the workspace, e.g. for those only doing the exams
    • via News Forum topic, with the grades as an attached file. Only course participants can view the file after logging in to MyCourses.
    • Make sure that you use only student numbers when publishing grade and feedback information

I cannot publish grades

I cannot publish grades

  • Contact MyCourses support
    
 

 

 

Other troubleshooting issues

  • a user does not show in enrolled users' list if she/he has not ever logged into MyCourses
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    all users should log in at least once.
 


 

 

 


 

 

 

1 Comment

    • Your colleagues already with a Teacher role in the workspace can manually enroll you as a teacher.   
    • To get automatically a teacher role in a workspace you should be marked as a course level teacher in WebOodi (vastuuopettaja, luennoitsija or harjoitustöiden pitäjä).