FAQs for Teaching With iLearn
Please refer to the below FAQs for any queries on Teaching with iLearn.
How can I create new course in iLearn?What is the automated course site creation tool?(Click to Expand)
The plagiarism prevention program Turnitin.com is fully integrated into the Assignments tool in iLearn. This integration means it is no longer necessary to create a separate course site in Turnitin.com, nor will your students need a unique Turnitin.com login. For information on how to use this tool, please read the Best Practices Guide on Using Turnitin.com through the Assignments Tool.
If you are using the self-service site creation tool to create your iLearn course sites, your roster should be automatically added to your site. If you need to do a manual creation request OR if your course is dual listed, you may need to perform a roster association in order to add students into your site.
To add or populate your Course Site with enrolled students, you need to "associate" your course site with the appropriate course roster. Once associated, updates to your course roster (or class list) will be automatically made in iLearn once the records in the Student Information System are changed. Thus, once a student "drops" or "adds" your course, you should see that change reflected in iLearn automatically (within a few hours of the change taking place).
For instructions on how to complete the Course Roster Association process, please contact the Help Desk at (845) 575-4357 or email them at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most likely, your students are unable to see your site because it is unpublished. By default all course sites in iLearn are left unpublished when they are created. Instructors are responsible for publishing them when they wish to have students begin to access the course site. Please remember, that all ONLINE courses should be published the Friday before they are officially scheduled to begin.
To publish your course site, click the Publish Now button on the top yellow bar in your course sit.
Another way to publish your course:
a. Login in to iLearn and access your course site.
b. Click on the Site Info off the left tool bar (it is located towards the bottom of the list of tools)
c. From the top of the Site Info screen, click the Manage Access button
d. Check off the Publish Site box
e. Click the Update button. The "Unpublished Site" alert box in the top yellow bar of you screen should disappear.
When copying and pasting text from MS Word documents into iLearn you must use the "paste from Word" option to avoid copying underlying "code" that MS Word inserts. If you do not use this option then the text you paste into the Rich Text Editor will initially look fine but when you "post" that text (e.g. post a new Announcement or Discussion message) it will appear as garbled symbols or "codes".
The "Paste from Word" option in the Rich Text Editor can be accessed by clicking on the clipboard icon with the "W" on it which is located in the upper row of the Rich Text Editor toolbar (see example tool bar below). A new window will pop open into which you can paste the MS Word text. The click the "OK" button (NOT the "clear up box" button) and the text, minus the underlying "codes", will be pasted in.
For further instructions on using the Rich Text Editor, please see the Best Practices Guide for Using the Rich Text Editor.
There are some common reasons why students may not be able to post to or are confused over how to post to Discussions. If students are unable to see the discussion, it might be that there is no topic posted within the discussion. Discussions without at least one topic will NOT be visible to students.
If students are having difficulty posting to discussions, there may be steps you can take to reduce their confusion. Please review the Best Practice for Setting Up Discussions to learn how to avoid these problems. If your students continue to have problems please contact the Help Desk at (845) 575-4357 or email them at: email@example.com.
It can take 1-2 business days for your Marist Account to become active in iLearn. If you have just recently become a full time or adjunct faculty at Marist please check back in a day or so to see if you can sign in. If you have been employed by Marist for a while and you receive a message indicating that "The account or password entered was not correct", then:
a. Check to make sure you are using a valid Marist Account.
b. Check that the spelling of the Marist Account is correct.
c. Check to make sure that the "Caps Lock" is not on as passwords are case sensitive.
If you are still experiencing problems with it, please contact the Help Desk at (845) 575-4357 or email them at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure that you have already tried to create a course using the Automated Site Creation process. This tool can be accessed through the Site Creation button in the navigation list of your HOME.
If your course is not listed when you try to create your course, you need to call the registrar's office to confirm you are listed as the instructor of that course in the system. If you have questions or problems, please contact the Help Desk at (845) 575-4357 or email them at: email@example.com.
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