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Import Data

Steps in Snap: Admin > Course administration > Import Steps in other themes: Course administration > Import Course activities and resources may be imported from courses in which teachers have permission to create content. From Course administration select Import. Select a course. Pick your settings. Review the settings. Select Perform import. You can only import […]

Restore Courses

Steps in Snap: Admin > Course administration > Restore > Select a file > Restore Steps in other themes: Course administration > Restore > Select a file > Restore You can choose one of three destinations to restore the course. Restore as a new course. Choose the category where the new course will be located. […]

Back Up Courses

Steps in Snap: Admin > Course administration > Backup Steps in other themes: Course administration > Backup Courses or parts of courses can be backed up to restore into new courses, imported into existing courses, or kept as master copy for future use. Select what you want to backup in Backup settings. To backup a […]

US Copyright Law

Internet resources can enhance your online course content. The pictures, videos, audio, and articles you find on the Internet ARE protected by copyright law just as non-digital works are, even if a website does not include a copyright notice. Therefore, you either need permission from the creator of the work, or your use must be […]

Tips For Using Graphics

Use graphics purposefully and not just because they look good. You can use graphics to enhance other content or serve as standalone instructional elements. They can provide valuable information, such as charts, photos, diagrams, examples. They can assist in navigation with the use of banners or provide visual cues to help orient the student to […]

Writing For The Web

Reading online is quite different from reading printed material. In preparing content for your online course, you may find you have existing materials you want to incorporate. To help maximize student learning, chances are you need to do some editing to get these ready for the web. In a 1997 survey conducted by Jakob Nielson, […]

Advanced Grading Methods

Rubrics, checklists and grading guides are tools you can use for scoring subjective assessments. They allow you to perform standardized scoring according to specified criteria. You can also share the criteria with your students. This makes grading simpler, more consistent, and more transparent. How do I know which one to use? Checklists: Use a simple […]


Scales are a way to measure or evaluate students’ performance. Scales can be created with text (verbose scales) or numbers, which may or may not be symbolic of percentage ranges, to inform students, parents, administrators, or supervisors of student accomplishments. Course administration > Grades > Scales You can add and edit scales. Standard scales that […]

Grade Categories

What are grade categories? Grade categories are used to organize the appearance and calculation of grades in the gradebook. You can filter your gradebook view by category. You can also use categories to combine grades, drop the lowest grade, and weight a group of grades. Example: Set up your gradebook to show divisions in time […]

Grading in Gradebook

Enter grades in the Gradebook Steps in Snap: Course Dashboard > Gradebook > Turn editing on Steps in other themes: Navigation > Grades > Turn editing on Find the student and activity you want to grade. Type grades in the empty cells using point values, percentages and/or letter grades. Press Enter or click in another […]