Ted Tip: eGrades Export

Once instructors have selected the final grade column in Ted, exporting the final grade from the Grade Center can be done through the eGrades export tool. Ted will export a spreadsheet that is readily-formatted for import into into eGrades. The exported spreadsheet will include the five columns that eGrades requires:

First name
Last name
PID (student ID)
Section ID
Grade

NOTE: The final grade column in Ted needs to display a letter grade or P/NP to be uploaded to eGrades.

  1. Locate the Control Panel under Course Management, in the left-side toolbar.
  2. Click Course Tools to expand the list.
  3. Select eGrades Export.
  4. Select a Grade Center Column as the final grade to export by clicking the drop down menu and selecting the appropriate column.
  5. Click Submit.
  6. Review the data being exported and click Submit.
  7. A pop-up window will appear. Click OK to save the file.
    NOTE: The file must be saved in .csv format for eGrades.
  8. Open the file to verify all data is exported correctly.

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Ted Tip: Copy Course

Copying materials, assignments, and quizzes from course to course can save time and make building a new Ted site much simpler. Instructors can also duplicate an entire course from term to term, using the Course Copy tool.

  1. Log in to Ted.
  2. Select the course with the original course content.
  3. In the Control Panel menu, click Packages and Utilities.
  4. Click Course Copy.
  5. In Step #1, select Copy Course Materials into an Existing Course.
  6. In Step #2, click Browse and select the destination course.
  7. Click on all of the boxes of content items you would like copied.
    Note: If you are copying assignments, you must also copy the grade center. You can also click Select All at the top.  (There may be some clean up involved when copying all content over.)
  8. Click Submit.

Instructors will receive a confirmation email and see the content copied to the new course.
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Ted Tip: Calendar

CalendarThe calendar lets instructors notify students of course events, office hours, due dates, exams, and deadlines.  Assignments with a due date in Ted will automatically appear on the calendar. To add an event to the course calendar:

  1. Access the calendar from the Global Navigation Menu or from Course Tools in your Ted site.
  2. Click the plus sign at the top right of the calendar, or click on the date cell in the Calendar.
  3. Enter the event name.
  4. Select the calendar to add to (personal or course).
    Note: Only Instructors can add course calendar events. Personal calendar events will not appear on the course calendar.
  5. Select the start and end dates for the event.
  6. Optionally, enter an event description.
  7. Click Save.

Calendar events are color coded by course. Events for all courses will be displayed in the calendar tool in the default view. Check the course name to show events for that course or uncheck to hide them.

Ted Tip: Date Management

The Date Management tool in Ted allows instructors to adjust all content and tool dates for a course from one location. This is useful when copying content from a previous Ted site as course assignments and tasks will carry over with the previous due dates.  The Date Management tool displays all course dates in one place and allows instructors to change them for the current term.

  1. Log in to Ted and select the course.
  2. Locate the Control Panel under Course Management, in the left-hand toolbar.
  3. Click Course Tools to expand options.
  4. Click Date Management.
  5. Select the desired Date Adjustment Option:
    1. Select Course Start Date to adjust dates based on the start of the course.
    2. Select Term Info to adjust to different term dates.
    3. Select Number of Days to adjust all dates by an indicated number of days.
    4. Select List All Dates for Review to display all dates and select new dates individually.
  6. Click Start.
  7. Review and adjust dates on the Date Management Review page as needed.

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Have You Tried The Account Lookup Tool?

account-lookupDo you know all of the computing resources available to you as a UC San Diego student? Did you know that these resources can change from quarter to quarter?

To help students keep track of these resources, Academic Computing & Media Service (ACMS) developed the account lookup tool, a personalized overview of your ACMS account and privileges.

The account lookup tool provides students with a host of information and options, including:

  • Look up your email server, which is required to access UC San Diego webmail
  • Link to a tool to change your password
  • Account balance, status, recent and active print jobs, and printer use history for ACMS computer lab printing
  • Access to the large format CPLOT printer for poster printing
  • Eliminate cover sheets from print jobs with the green printing option
  • Course/major-specific computer lab access and door codes
  • Server space quotas
  • Ted course websites
  • GoVirtual, access to software like MATLAB, Autocad, and Solidworks from anywhere with a broadband connection
  • Links to all ACMS-supported courses on courses.ucsd.edu
  • Open computing environment (OCE) account upgrade option for students in certain majors and divisions
  • Personal web page setup and publishing
  • Remote access to files stored on ACMS systems

Students who have multiple identities due to enrollment in certain classes can switch between their identities inside of the account lookup tool to see all their computing resources.

Changes in course enrollment take effect overnight. Check back the day after adding or dropping classes to see the impact on allocations.

Don’t miss out on all of the great resources available to you! Look yourself up in the account lookup tool today!

Fall 2014 Ted & i>clicker Training

Presentation at the Faculty Technology ShowcaseWant training for Ted, UC San Diego’s learning management system, and its tools? Instructional Technology Support has just what you need. Multiple sessions will be offered throughout the fall quarter for the following classes:

  • Ted Overview – designed for beginners in Ted, including how to navigate Ted and set up a new course
  • Ted Grade Center – how to customize the grade center and set up weighted columns
  • Blackboard Collaborate – learn how to do video conferencing and hold virtual office hours inside of Ted

Training for clickers is also available, offered in conjunction with Instructional Technology Integration, a fellow unit of Academic Computing & Media Services (ACMS):

  • i>clicker Overview – covers the equipment and software required, as well as the basics of how to setup and use clickers in your course
  • Ted / i>clicker Integration – find out how to sync i>clicker with Ted and upload scores (for Ted users only)

Visit the Ted training webpage to view the calendar and register for a training session. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today! Faculty can also request one-on-one training with Ted online.

Updated Ted Instructor Resources

Find out what’s new with Ted, the campus learning management system (LMS), for 2014-2015 in this short video featuring the Instructional Technology Support (ITS) team!

Over the summer, ITS improved help resources for Ted. Get answers to common questions like:

Take a look at all of the new resources today!

In person training is also available on a variety of Ted topics. Faculty can sign up for a session via the training calendar.

Summer 2014 Ted Training

An ITS training sessionInstructional Technology Support (ITS) is hosting training for Ted, UC San Diego’s learning management system this summer. Multiple sessions will be offered between June 25 through September 4 for the following classes:

  • Ted Overview – designed for beginners in Ted, including how to set up a course and some basic features
  • Ted Grade Center – how to customize the grade center and set up weighted columns

Training for clickers is also available, offered in conjunction with Instructional Technology Integration, a fellow unit of Academic Computing & Media Services (ACMS):

  • i>clicker Overview – covers the equipment and software required, as well as the basics of how to setup and use clickers in your course
  • Ted / i>clicker Integration – find out how to sync i>clicker with Ted and upload scores (for Ted users only)

Visit the Ted training webpage to see the dates of each training and reserve your space in a training session. Space is limited, so reserve your space today! Faculty can also request one-on-one training with Ted online.

Meet Ted

Ted homepageHave you met Ted? Ted is UC San Diego’s learning management system that offers instructors options to supplement their instruction outside of the classroom. In Winter Quarter 2014, 860 courses used Ted. In fact, Ted is so popular that students often request that faculty use it in their courses.

Ted is tailored to meet the needs of instructors. Faculty new to Ted can start with basic features like:

  • Announcement and email functions to update students regarding the course or assignments
  • Central location to post documents like the course syllabus, reading material, and lecture slides
  • Assignment submission system that allows instructors to confirm when students turned in assignments

Instructors can expand Ted to include features such as:

  • A grade center where students can see how they are progressing in the course
  • Online discussion forums, blogs, and journals that allow students to engage each other outside the classroom
  • iClicker integration with Ted
  • Adding YouTube videos
  • TurnItIn plagiarism detection software for writing assignments and research papers

Instructors who want a Ted site for their course can request one by completing a Cinfo request. Academic Computing & Media Services (ACMS) holds group and one-on-one training sessions for faculty, TAs, and staff who use Ted. To request training, complete this form and one of ACMS’s Ted experts in Instructional Technology Support will contact you to schedule a session.

ACMS Aces: Quyen Tran

Quyen Tran of ITSA major function of the ACMS Instructional Technology Support (ITS) group is providing faculty assistance with Ted, UC San Diego’s learning management system. Instructional Technology Support Assistant Quyen Tran is a new member of the ITS team and an addition to the first line of support for Ted.

“A big part of my job is helping faculty with everything related to Ted,” Quyen said. “I answer a lot of their questions through email or phone. Sometimes I [provide] in-person help.” Many times, this involves helping faculty navigate inside of Ted to find the feature that they need. When faculty encounter more complicated issues, Quyen works with other ITS members to ensure that Ted is running as smoothly as possible.

As a UC San Diego alumna, Quyen was familiar with Ted from the student side before she joined ITS. “As a student I didn’t know much about it, except that you could upload stuff on it,” Quyen said, “but now working on the other side with instructors I can see that you can do a lot…with it, such as facilitate really useful discussions.” Quyen is particularly impressed with the feature that lets faculty create tests inside Ted and save the questions for use in future courses. She also recommends that more faculty try the surveying tool and Ted’s i>clicker integration, which Quyen said is very easy after a little practice.

Quyen loves the fact that supporting faculty is a significant part of her job. “I get really, really excited when a professor is really happy about the work I did,” she said. Quyen can get a wide variety of requests assisting faculty with instructional technology needs and she often collaborates with other departments to find the right solution.

Though Quyen is new to ITS, she is an ACMS veteran. As a student, she previously worked at ResNet/Help Desk as a lead technician, providing first tier support for all of ACMS’s services. “The biggest difference is as a Help Desk technician you are expected to know a little bit of everything, to troubleshoot everything from networking to software to hardware,” Quyen explained. “Working at ITS, the main thing is that you have to know a lot of one thing, which is Ted and what it does.” Her time at the Help Desk prepared Quyen for her role with ITS by developing her customer service skills and ability to explain technical details to people who may not have a technical background.

Quyen spends much of her free time with her two dogs Belle the Husky and Lemon the Shar Pei/Golden Retriever mix. The trio can often be found at dog-friendly beaches, like Fiesta Island and the Ocean Beach Dog Beach. When not frolicking with her pups, she regularly dances and does yoga.

When you stop by Quyen’s office, check out her favorite item on her desk: a ninja star supporting two ninjas on springs, left there by a former occupant of the space. Quyen described her first encounter with it, saying, “I thought, ‘This is weird,’ so I tried to pick it up, but it’s stuck there. Now it’s actually becoming my favorite part of my desk because I like to bob it around.”

When you need help with Ted, give ITS a call at (858) 822-3315 or drop them an email its@ucsd.edu. Quyen and the entire ITS team are ready with their ninja skills to dispatch whatever issues you may encounter.

ACMS Aces is a series of articles that highlights the dedicated employees of Academic Computing & Media Services at UC San Diego. Keep checking back to find out more about the people behind the magic at ACMS!