Quercus Quick Start Guide
In Quercus, Assignments are used to add content which you intend to grade or track in the Gradebook. This section is directly connected to the Gradebook, as assignments automatically generate their respective column in the Grades section. This means that all graded content must have a corresponding assignment, including participation marks and other content of this nature.
If you would like to use Letter Grades for your assignments, please ensure you have read the known issues related to Letter Grade use in Quercus.
Sharing Course Materials
Add files and media to your course.
Creating Student Groups
Quercus allows for managing group activities online. Creating student groups allows the students to have access to a group homepage with tools to post discussions, announcements, files, and wiki pages for sharing with the group.
Online discussion with and between students in a course can be a very powerful and effective teaching tool. Quercus Discussions can be used to support online (asynchronous) discussions. Instructors can create prompts for student response or provide the opportunity for class members to have open-ended and ungraded communication. Graded discussions will sync automatically with your Gradebook.
Quercus Video Resources
In Quercus, the Observer role can be used to enroll guest lecturers, mentors, and guests who would like to participate in a Quercus course but do not need to earn course credit. Observers have limited permissions that allow them to see what is going on in a course without interrupting the flow of daily course communication. Like students, Observers cannot view a course until it is published, and the course has started. Observers may be able to view assignments and course events.
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