The Spring 2013 semester has brought these new changes to CourseWorks!
“New Courseworks” has become “CourseWorks@Columbia”:
The old system can now be accessed at https://oldcourseworks.columbia.edu. Please be sure to update any bookmarks.
Assignments – Extended Year Limit:
The calendar limit in the Assignments tool has been extended.
YouTube, Vimeo, and Columbia Surelink videos can now be embedded in any tool in CourseWorks that uses the text editor. To use, click on the “Embed Video” button and paste the link to the video.
Facebook Roster – Instructor Printing:
The print function has been added to the Roster for use by instructors, due to popular demand.
Files & Resources – Hiding Files:
Files and folders can now be hidden by selecting the “Hide” option from the “Actions” menu.
File Uploads – Creation of Groups:
Create and populate one or more groups within a site by uploading a CSV file containing group name and UNI data.
New Evaluation System:
Course evaluations can now be created, managed, and completed in the new CourseWorks system. Training will offered to admins in the coming weeks.
Photo Roster for Students:
Students can now opt in to allow their official photo to be seen by other students in the Roster tool. Changes can be made to this setting at any time by accessing Profile options under “My Workspace”.
Shopping Period Changes – Automatic Updates:
Shopping Period changes made by instructors no longer take 24 hours to go into effect.
Textbook Information – Import Enhancement:
Textbook info can now be imported from one site in CourseWorks to another by using the “Import from Site” option within the “Site Settings” tool.
Yaft Tool Renaming:
The tool formerly entitled Yaft is now the Voice Tool.
Courseworks is also getting a facelift! Watch for upcoming changes. We look forward to bringing you all the same great resources from a new sleek and streamlined interface.