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Teachers can create groups of students in their courses. Groups usually consist of a smaller number of students in a course, such as study groups or project groups. Your teacher chooses the communication and collaboration tools your group can access. Your teacher can also place you into a group or allow you to select the […]


The Folder resource enables teachers to display a collection of resources (including text documents, PDF files, and multimedia) to users to either view and/or download. To view a Folder resource, select the resource link on the front page of the course. You see the name of the folder, a description of the folder’s contents, and […]

Calendar Events

The calendar displays these event types: Global: Viewable in all courses. Created only by site administrators or a user with rights to create site-wide events. Course: Viewable only within a course; created by an instructor. Group: Viewable only by members of specific groups; created by an instructor. User: Private event created by an individual user, […]

Glossary Entries

A Glossary allows you to create and maintain a list of definitions, similar to a dictionary. Creating glossaries can be a collaborative activity where your teacher allows you to add your own entries, rate other student’s entries and more. From your course open the glossary. How it looks in Snap How it looks in other […]


Instructor files Teachers can use files to present materials to their students. These materials may take the form of word-processed documents or slideshow presentations. The materials can be displayed on the page either as individual items or bundled together inside folders. One teacher might, for example, want to share a single research document in PDF […]


Tips for taking a quiz Start your quiz as soon as you can. If your instructor schedules three days for your quiz, plan to take the exam early on the first day. That way, if you have an issue, you will have time to contact technical support and your instructor. Be prepared. Have any materials […]


Tips for submitting an assignment Start your assignment as soon as you can. Plan to submit your assignment a day or two early. That way, if you have an issue, you will have time to contact technical support and your instructor. Be prepared. Have any materials that you need at hand. Read all of the […]

More About Courses

Enter your courses Courses contain a collection of activities and resources supplied by your teacher for you to access and complete. Log in to the site. Choose the course from the My Courses area: Steps in Snap: Select your Profile and select the course. Steps in other themes: Navigate to My Courses and select the […]

Course Basics

Snapshot of common course tasks! This list of common tasks will help you get up and running in your course. This is just the beginning … there are many more functions available. Submit assignments When submitting assignments, you can type responses directly into a Open LMS, or attach documents, spreadsheets, images, audio and video. […]