• Add a File

    Learn how to upload files (i.e., .pdf, .docx, .pptx, .xlsx, etc.) to your MYLMU Connect courses. This tutorial is not for Instructors who would like to upload audio or video files as these file types are too large to upload in this fashion. Please watch the Kaltura tutorial for instructions on uploading video and audio files. Duration: 2:02

    Creating an item is well-suited for posting instructions, entering basic text or web links, or placing multimedia materials into a specific content panel within your course. To create an item:

    1. Click Build Content > Create Item 
    2. Enter a Name 
    3. Enter a description in the Text box (optional) 
    4. Click Browse My Computer in the Attachments section beneath the Text box 
    5. Select a file and click Open
    6. You can customize the file name if you wish (optional) 
    7. Set any desired options for item (viewing, tracking and date restrictions)
  • Add a Web Link

    Learn how to add a weblink to your MYLMU Connect course. This tutorial is ideal for instructors looking to add resources from external websites such as articles and specific web pages. Duration: 1:45

    To insert a link to an external website, follow the following steps:

    1. Select the appropriate content area on course menu where you would like to add your link 
    2. Click Build Content > Create Item
    3. Enter a Name 
    4. Enter a description in the Text box (optional) and paste the link to the desired website 
    5. Using your mouse, highlight the full text of the web link and then click on the icon that looks like chain links from the tool bar above 
    6. Paste the web link into the Link Path box 
    7. Click Insert
    8. Click OK
    9. Click Submit
  • Add an Announcement

    Learn how to add an announcement to your MYLMU Connect course. You can also send an email to all your students that includes the announcement and any attachments you elect to include. Duration: 2:00

    1. Click on Course Tools from the Control Panel on the left side menu
    2. Select Announcements
    3. Click Create Announcement
    4. Give your announcement a Subject
    5. Compose your announcement in the text field provided (and add attachments if you wish by clicking on the paperclip link and browsing your computer)
    6. Check the Email Announcement box if you want students to receive an email notification of the announcement (optional)
    7. Click Submit
  • Add a YouTube Video

    1. Select the appropriate content area on course menu where you would like to add your YouTube link
    2. Click Build Content > Create Item
    3. Enter a Name the video link
    4. Identify the desired video on YouTube. Select the Embed option below the YouTube video and copy the code provided
    5. After returning to your course, select the HTML option from the toolbar in your Text field and paste the embed code into the space provided
    6. Click Update
    7. Paste the web link into the Link Path box
    8. Click Submit
  • Add a Kaltura Video

    1. Select the appropriate content area on course menu where you would like to add your Kaltura link
    2. Click Build Content > Create Item
    3. Enter a Name the video link
    4. Select Mashups from the toolbar in your Text field and then click on Kaltura Media
    5. A new window will appear where you can select a video that is currently in your Kaltura library, or you can upload (or create) a new video to your library by selecting Add Media from the upper right hand side of your MYLMU Connect screen
    6. Click Browse and select the desired video for upload, then click Open
    7. Tag and describe the new video that you've added
    8. Click Submit
    9. Click Submit again after returning to your course page
  • Add a Discussion Board

    A Discussion Board is an online bulletin board where students can share ideas, collaborate, and engage in an ongoing dialogue about class content or assignments. There are two important steps to creating a Discussion Board: Create New Forum and Create Link to Discussion Board. Detailed instructions are outlined in the video above and the text below.

    1. Enter the section of your course where you would like to add your Discussion Board
    2. Click Tools > Discussion Board
    3. Select "Create New Forum" and give your Discussion Board a Name
    4. In the Description text field, provide your students a prompt for discussion and any other requirements or instructions
    5. Click Submit
    6. On the next screen, click "Select a Discussion Board Forum" and then click Next
    7. Click Submit
  • Add a VoiceThread

    VoiceThread is an interactive collaboration and sharing tool that enables users to add images, documents, and videos, and to which other users can add voice, text, audio, or video comments.

    1. Click Build Content > VoiceThread
    2. Name your VoiceThread (and provide a description if you wish)
    3. Click Submit
    4. On the next screen, you will see a new link to VoiceThread. Click on this link to access your VoiceThread library or to create a new VoiceThread
  • Add a Blog

    A Blog (a truncation of the expression web-log) is an informal discussion or informational webpage that consists of entries (also known as "posts") typically displayed with the most recent posts at the top and older posts at the bottom. Blogging provides students with yet another communication tool that you may wish to incorporate into your online instruction. An example of how students engage with the Blog tool and create new posts has been included in the video above. To create a Blog, follow the steps outlined below:

    1. Click Tools > Blogs
    2. Select "Create New Blog"
    3. Name your Blog
    4. In the "Instructions" text field, provide a writing prompt and guidelines for student contributions
    5. Click Submit
    6. On the next screen, select the desired Blog and click Submit
  • Add a Wiki

    A Wiki is a collaborative webpage that comprises the collective work of many contributors. Similar to a blog in structure, a Wiki allows anyone with access to the page to edit, delete, or modify content, including the contributions of previous authors. In contrast, a Blog post is typically written by an individual and does not allow visitors to change the original posted material. An example of how students engage with the Wiki tool and make written contributions has been included in the video above. To create a Wiki, follow the steps outlined below:

    1. Click Tools > Wikis
    2. Select "Create New Wiki"
    3. Name your Wiki
    4. In the "Instructions" text field, provide a writing prompt and guidelines for student contributions
    5. Click Submit
    6. Select "Link to Wiki, choose the appropriate Wiki to link, and click Next
    7. On the next screen, click Submit
  • Set Course Availability

    Before students can access your course materials, you must activate your course by making it available with the following steps:

    1. Open your course
    2. Under Control Panel, select Customization
    3. Click Properties
    4. In section 3, Make Course Available, select Yes
    5. In section 4, Course Duration, choose the dates of the course availability (optional)
    6. Click Submit
  • Turn Edit Mode On/Off

    In order to make changes to your course materials, "Edit Mode" must be activated. Conversely, you can lock course materials and prevent inadvertent changes by turning "Edit Mode" off. NOTE: Students never see the Control Panel menu, located on the lower left side of the Instructor menu options.

    1. At the top right hand corner of your course page, click on Edit Mode
    2. Edit Mode ON: You can make changes to the course as an Instructor
    3. Edit Mode OFF: You see the course as your students see it and cannot make any changes
  • Send Emails to Students

    NOTE: MYLMU Connect does not maintain a record of sent email. If you wish to keep your correspondence for future use or reference, be sure to send a copy of the email to your own email address.

    1. Click Tools from the course menu
    2. Select "Send Email"
    3. Click All Users to email the entire class. Click Select Users to email specific users/students
    4. Compose your message
    5. Click Submit
  • Enroll a User

    To add a Teaching Assistant, Grader or another Instructor, please follow the following steps:

    1. In the Control Panel, click Users and Groups
    2. Click Users
    3. Select "Find Users to Enroll"

    If you know the User ID:

    • Type the User ID in the empty text box (separate multiple IDs with a comma)
    • Click Yes to Enrollment Availability
    • Click Submit

    If you don't know the User ID:

    • Click Browse. A pop-up window opens. In the Search, select appropriate criteria and type the user's information
    • Click Go
    • Select the checkbox next to the user you want to add
    • Click Submit (in the pop-up window). Repeat steps as required to add multiple users
    • Select appropriate Role for the User(s)
    • Click Yes to Enrollment Availability
    • Click Submit
  • Change a User's Role

    1. From the Control Panel (on the lower left side of your menu), click Users and Groups
    2. Select Users
    3. Choose the User whose role you would like to edit and click on the drop-down arrow next the the username
    4. Select Change User's Role In Course
    5. Select the appropriate role and click Submit

    NOTE: Do not use the "Guest" role in your MYLMU Courses as it has very limited functionality. Contact your Instructional Technologist for more information regarding user roles in MYLMU Connect.

  • Copy Course Content

    In order to copy materials from course to course in MYLMU Connect, you must be registered as an Instructor in both course sections. To copy course materials from a previous semester, follow the following steps:

    1. In the original course, go to the Control Panel (on the bottom left side of your menu)
    2. Select Packages and Utilities
    3. Select Course Copy
    4. In the "Select Copy Type" field, choose "Copy Course Materials Into An Existing Course"
    5. Choose the "Browse" button, select the course you wish to copy your content into, and then click Submit
    6. Use the checkboxes to select the materials to be transferred. It is safe to "Check All" since a content section will not copy if the section is empty.
    7. Click Submit

    NOTE: If you would like to copy a course from an earlier semester that does not appear in your MYLMU Connect "Connect to My Courses" section, please contact your Instruction Technologist for assistance.