Semester Start-Up Information

Do you need to know:

– How to find your courses?
– How to make sure your students can see your courses?
– How to open a course before the start of the semester?
– How to import prior semester course content or Master Course content?

Those answers and more can be found in this blog entry! We have everything you need to know to get your semester started!

Continue Reading January 5, 2012 at 1:51 pm 1 comment


If you’re reading this, you’ve found your way to eStarkState’s blog. Mary Beth will be sharing instructional design and best practices ideas to improve your courses. Linda will be searching and sharing new trends and directions and ideas to advance online learning. We’re going to be looking for the latest technology tools to enhance your courses. We have all learned so much, but there is so much more out there.

We hope that you’ll join us in sharing what you do and know, so that together we can deliver the best possible content to our students. We’re so excited to be part of this growing trend and to be walking with all of you on this e-journey!

Continue Reading August 5, 2010 at 11:07 am 4 comments

Triggering the Release of Content Based on Submission

While we cannot force students to read items before completing their assignments, it is possible to set up “Actions” in ANGEL which require students to click on certain content items and/or complete certain assignments before additional units, content items, or assignments are available. This post contains directions for setting up an action which requires students to create a discussion post, submit a dropbox assignment, or complete an assessment before the next unit is available.

Continue Reading January 8, 2014 at 5:40 pm Leave a comment

Firefox 23 Fix

Fall 2013 semester is ready to begin, and a recent update from Firefox may cause issues with how students view links in your online classes. If using Firefox version 23, links will not display when a user clicks on them in ANGEL. Instead, a white page will appear. Below are directions to quickly fix this problem.

Continue Reading August 23, 2013 at 1:31 pm 2 comments

Embedding Items in ANGEL

As you incorporate more items from the web (videos, widgets, etc.), you may come across “embed codes.” Embedding items in ANGEL is easy if you create a page for the embedded item.

Continue Reading August 19, 2013 at 2:40 pm Leave a comment

Add an RSS feed to your course!

Looking for a way to add dynamic content to your course? Look no further than RSS feeds – which stands for Really Simple Syndication. The reason to add an RSS feed is it’s a great way to keep your students up-to-date on the latest happenings in a particular area of interest!

Continue Reading March 7, 2013 at 2:03 pm Leave a comment

Grading Discussion Forums with a Rubric

Using grading rubrics for discussion forums can have countless advantages. Students know what’s expected of them before they create their posts, and can tailor their posts to meet the instructor’s criteria. Instructors have an easy way to grade posts; with a couple mouse clicks, the post can be graded, complete with comments. Usually, instructors use the Submissions –> Grade forum links to grade discussion forums, but using this method of grading with a rubric will prevent students from viewing the completed rubric.

Continue Reading July 6, 2012 at 1:43 pm 1 comment

Adding an Attendance Nugget

Here’s a fun way to take attendance during class. If you’re in a computer classroom, you can add an attendance nugget to ANGEL. This nugget will give you a new attendance code every day.

Continue Reading September 26, 2011 at 11:10 am Leave a comment

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