Qwickly Course Tools LTI User Guide

1. Accessing the Toolset:

Canvas:

You may access the toolset from the 'Account' section of the left navigation. The name of the link will be chosen by your Institution, but is likely to include the words 'Course Tools.'

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In the case that the LTI link is not present here it may be located in the navigation for courses.

 

Blackboard Learn Ultra:

You can access the toolset from the 'Tools' section of the left navigation. The name of the link may be customized, and is likely to include the words 'Course Tools.'

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If not available here, it is possible that it the toolsetset may be accessible as an option to place as Course Content inside of a course.

 

2. Authorizing tool Use

Canvas:

After first accessing the tool, it will ask you to authorize Qwickly to make actions on your behalf, this allows the tool to function and is a necessary step to utilize the tool. After authorizing once, a login cookie should keep you logged in to use the tool until it expires.

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Blackboard Learn:

Authorization should occur automatically without input from the user.

 

3. Select Tool and Courses

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The initial screen you will be displayed should appear similar to the above image. The tools available and their titles are subject to change by the institution.

To begin, you will first want to select the tool that you would like to use by clicking on it.

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Once you have selected a tool, the name of the tool should appear in the top header, and a list of you courses should appear. If you do not see any courses, and you expect to, then the tool may be misconfigured at the system level and you should contact you institution's support system, or contact us via our support link so that we may do so on your behalf.

You should then select the courses for which you would like the tool action to apply to. You may or may not have access to the ability to select or deselect all the courses in your list, depending on your institution's settings.

4. Tools

Send Email:

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Send To: This option allows you to choose between sending the following email to all users in the selected courses, or to choose from a specific subset of Course Roles that may be filtered by your institution.

Send a copy to self for every course: This will copy the sender for each course. If this is unchecked, you will get one email that summarizes the courses sent to.

Subject: The subject of the email. This will automatically include the course name when sent.

Message: The message in the email. This supports HTML styling so long as the recipient email clients support HTML emails. If not, a plain text version is also provided to the client.

 

Post Announcement:

Blackboard Learn                                                       

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Canvas

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Title: The title of the announcement.

Body: The body of the announcement. This supports limited HTML depending on your LMS.

Date Restriction: Choose the date that the announcement becomes available. In Learn, also choose the date it is available until.

File Selection (Canvas): Choose a file to attach or link along with the announcement.

 

Create Content

Canvas

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 Blackboard Learn

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 Content Type (Canvas): Allows you to select the type of content to post. You can choose from page, file, and external link.

Title: The title of your content.

Content: The content of your content item. In Canvas, this will either by a body of text, a file, or a URL depending on what content type you selected. In Learn, you may have either a body of text, a file, or both.

Select Module (Canvas): Choose the module to place your content in. When you select multiple courses, this list will only contain modules where the name is the same in each course selected. You may instead choose to post to a different module in each course, a dropdown will appear and populate underneath each course selected in this case.

Select Content Area (Learn): Choose the content area to place your content item in. For an Ultra course, you must select a Folder at the top level of Course Content. If there are no folders to select, you will not be able to post content.

When you select multiple courses, this list will only contain content areas where the name is the same in each course selected. You may instead choose to post to a different content area in each course, a dropdown will appear and populate underneath each course selected in this case.

 

Create Assignment

Canvas

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 Blackboard Learn

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Name: The name of the assignment.

Points: The total number of points available for the assignment.

Due: The due date for the assignment.

Assignment Type (Canvas): The type of assignment, these correlate to the standard assignment types and in the case of an online assignment, you can additionally choose what ways a user may submit to the assignment.

Description: The assignment description.

Start/End: The date range through which the assignment is available, starting at the start date and ending at the end date.

Publish Immediately (Canvas): If you have not selected a start/end date then this option will immediately publish the assignment.

Available (Learn): If you have not selected a start/end date then this option will make the assignment immediately available.

Select Module (Canvas): Choose the module to place your assignment in. When you select multiple courses, this list will only contain modules where the name is the same in each course selected. You may instead choose to post to a different module in each course, a dropdown will appear and populate underneath each course selected in this case.

Select Content Area (Learn): Choose the content area to place your assignment in. For an Ultra course, you must select a Folder at the top level of Course Content. If there are no folders to select, you will not be able to post content.

Select Assignment Group (Canvas): Select the assignment group that the assignment should be placed in. If none is are selected, it will be placed in the default assignment group. Only groups where the name exists in every selected course will appear in this list. You may also select assignment groups individually for each course.

 

Course Availability

No Options: This tool will only display your current courses that are not available (Blackboard Learn) or published (Canvas). Simply selected the courses you would like to publish or make available and submit.

 

Create Discussion (Canvas Only)

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Topic Title: The title of your discussion topic.

Body: The body of the initial post for the discussion topic.

File Selection: A file to be attached or linked to in the discussion topic.

Graded: Whether or not this is a graded discussion. If it is graded, then the Points/Start/Due/End properties from Create Assignment will be available.

Allow Threaded Reply: Whether or not to allow replies to specific posts in the discussion topic.

Require Post Before Seeing Replies:  Whether or not users can see the replies to the discussion topic without posting to it first.

Delay Posting: A date and time on which to publish the discussion topic.

Publish Immediately: If you haven't selected a delayed posting date, whether or not the topic is immediately published.

 

Create Calendar Event

Blackboard Learn

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Canvas

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Event Title: The title for the Calendar event.

Event Body: The text body for the Calendar event.

Start/End: The starting and ending dates for the Calendar event.

All Day (Canvas): The calendar event will take up the entire day selected in the 'Start' date. It may no longer span multiple dates.

Location: A text representation of the name of the meeting location for the event.

Address (Canvas): A text representation of the address of the meeting location for the event.

 

5. Support

The support link at the bottom of the redirects to our Zendesk ticketing form, which you can use to lodge bug reports or request features or enhancements.

 

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