Once you enter a course, the events that the instructor has chosen to display in the calendar are available in your Calendar tool. To see course events, select the course. Then from the Communication group, select "Calendar." This will "activate" the course calendar and show its available events. Click here for a video tutorial on how to navigate your NS Online calendar.
Throughout the semester, it will be important that you be aware of your progress in the course to ensure that you are completing all assignments and reaching goals. Click here for a video tutorial on how to check your course progress.
To view the classlist, select "Classlist" from the Communication group. The classlist tool allows you to view who is enrolled in your course, check users' online statuses, send email messages, view shared locker files, and read blogs if they have one associated with the course. Click here for a video tutorial on using the classlist.
From the Communication Group on the menu bar, click "Discussions." The discussions tool is a collaborative area to post, read, and reply to threads on assigned topics, share thoughts about course material, ask questions, share files, or work with your peers on assignments and homework. Click here for a video tutorial on using the Discussions tool.
From the Evaluation group on the menu bar, select "Quizzes." Use the Quizzes tool to take a quiz, review your quiz results, and see class statistics for a quiz. Click here for a video tutorial on using the Quizzes tool.
From the Evaluation Group on the menu bar, click "Assignment Dropbox." The Dropbox tool enables you to submit assignments within your web course by eliminating the process of mailing, faxing, or emailing your work to your instructor. Simply upload your submission to the appropriate Dropbox folder and submit before the assignment deadline. Click here for a video tutorial on using the Assignment Dropbox tool.
From the Evaluation Group on the menu bar, click "Grades." When your grades are published, they appear on your personal Grades page in the course. Depending on how your grades are set up, you might also be able to view comments and overall class performance statistics. Click here for a video tutorial on viewing the Gradebook.