August 14, 2007
InstrDesign SIG: CTools Fall 07 Preview
-- Actions are better interface -> cool flyout DHTML context menus
-- Citation list tool: library's subscription to online journals & resources. Ability to search the subscriptions and add link to articles directly to a folder in Resources.
Compared to eReserves, this tool does NOT guarantee availability of resources.
Students can create citation lists too with the right site config.
Groups (under Site Info)
Ad-hoc persmission groups for restricting certain resources to certain groups only, at the site level.
Re-ordering Tool for resources
Librarian - Everthing, except grading and eval materials
Forum Organization and Re-ordering tools
-- Forum statistics
-- Individual author's contribution summary
-- Organizing topics (categories) and have sub-topics for threaded discussions
-- Read/Unread notification for discussions
-- FORUMS ARE NOT GROUP AWARE - important to know.
-- Discussions can be graded by linking to the gradebook:
-- create gradebook entry first
-- then create discussion item linking to the gradebook entry.
-- email notification to instructors (on/off/digest mode)
-- This can be used as a reciept (manually forwarded by instructor)
-- Time release of announcements (similar to resources).
-- Redirection to URL
-- Redirection to Resources not possible (manually adding a static attachment within Resource is possible).
Comments option - cannot be deleted, just content can be.
Export to Word, PDF, RSS feeds in various formats, public view
Posted by rdivecha at August 14, 2007 01:05 PM