Activities

How do I create a course/activity?

  • Click "+ New" menu link.
  • Click "Course."
  • Fill in required fields and configure course shell as desired. Note that any tab (vertical and horizontal).  Fields marked with a red asterisk are mandatory.
  • Click "Save."

How do I add faculty to a course/activity?

  • Navigate to the course.
  • Click the top "Faculty tab." If only one faculty tab is present, then the current user does not have permissions to manage faculty, or the faculty feature may not be enabled.
  • Click "Add faculty."
  • If searching for an existing user, type the users first or last name into the "User" field.
  • If adding a new user, type the email address into the "Email" field.
  • Select a faculty role and optionally a faculty form.
  • Click "Send form."

How do I add a course object?

  • Navigate to your course
  • Click “Course Outline” from menu
  • Click the dropdown menu item "- select object -" and select a course object.
  • Click "Add object."
  • Click "Save outline." 
  • *NOTE* - You MUST save outline for your course object to be added the outline.

How do I enroll learners in a course/activity?

  • Navigate to the course
  • Click the “Enrollments” tab.
  • Click “Search and Enroll.”
  • Enter the learner’s name or email and click “Apply.”
  • Check the checkbox next to the learner’s name.
  • Click “Enroll user."
  • Click “Confirm."

How do I take attendance in a course/activity?

  • Navigate to the course
  • Click the “Enrollments” tab.
  • Enter the learner’s name or email and click “Apply.”
  • Check the checkbox next to the learner’s name.
  • Click “Mark user attended" or "Mark user not attended."
  • Click “Confirm.”

How do I locate a course/activity?

  • Click the wrench (“Manage”) in upper left-hand corner to open the admin menu.
  • Click “EthosCE Admin.”
  • Click “Manage Content.”
  • Type the course title in the “Title contains” field and click “Apply.”
  • Click the course title in the results.

How do I clone a course/activity?

  • Navigate to the course.
  • Click the “CLONE” tab.
  • The cloned course shell will appear. Configure settings as desired.
  • Click "Save."
  • *NOTE* - Cloning a course will clone over most course objects.  Please review message displayed to review which objects are cloned and update as needed. (e.g. – dates for cloned course)

How do I add media to a course/activity?

  • Navigate to the course.
  • Click the "Course outline" tab.
  • Add a Warpwire video course object.
  • Click "Settings."
  • Click the "Warpwire video" tab.
  • Under Warpwire media click the "Add media" button to add a video.  This will pop-up a new browser open to your Warpwire media libraries.
  • Select the Warpwire media library that you wish to add a file to.
  • Click the plus sign on the upper right-hand corner of the page.
  • Select one of the options for uploading media.

 

Creating and Editing Content

Can I copy/past content into Ethos?

Yes.  Copying and pasting content into Ethos is possible.  However, there are some best practices to follow.

It is recommended to use a Text Editor like Wordpad, Notepad, or TextEdit for pasting content into the system. If the content is in a Microsoft Word document, there is additional formatting that may not translate well when rendered in a course or basic page.

  • Copy content (from Word, an external site, or other document program).
  • Paste the content into a text editor like Wordpad, Notepad, or TextEdit.
  • Be sure that the file is saved out of the text editor program as .TXT (plain text format) and not .RTF (rich text format).
  • Copy content from the text editor and paste into the field in the system.
  • Use the WYSIWYG editor to stylize content.
  • To add extra spaces between lines of text press shift+enter.

How do I edit content?

  • Navigate to Manage Content view.
  • Click on the “edit” link next to the content.
  • Save when finished editing.

OR:

  • Navigate to content landing page, for example a course landing page or basic page.
  • Click on the "EDIT" tab.
  • Save when finished editing.

 

Learning Groups

How do I create a learning group?

  • Click “+ New" menu link.
  • Click “Learning Group.”
  • Type in "Group name" and "Description."
  • Type in a "Path" to create a URL path for the learning group.
  • Under "Group Visibility", select the the privacy option for the group.
  • The default setting is "Public", allowing any user the ability to join the group.
  • If the group is set to "Private", users must be manually added to the group for group access.
  • To change the learning group’s styles (fonts, colors, etc), the Custom CSS field may be used. Knowledge of CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) would be useful to implement styles to the learning group.
  • Click “Save."

How do I add members to a learning group?

  • Navigate to the learning group.
  • Click on "Members" in the left navigation.
  • A list of Members with filters will appear. Members may be edited or removed from this view.
  • Click the "Add Members" tab.
  • Search for a specific learner to add using the filters, or bulk select members in the list provided.
  • Click "Add Member" button.
  • Click "Confirm."


Managing Users

How do I find a user?

  • Click on the wrench (“Manage”) in upper left-hand corner to open the admin menu.
  • Click “Manage Users.”
  • Search by Role, Active status, E-mail, Username, or Full name.
  • Click “Apply” to execute the search or filtering. Once search or filter is applied, results will appear in a table.
  • To remove a filter, simply delete the data entered into the filter field and click "Apply" again.
  • *NOTE* - To download the list of users, click the "CSV" icon at the bottom of the page.

How do I find a user transcript?

A transcript is defined as the list of all activities (live and enduring) completed by the learner.

  • To view the learner's transcript:
  • Find a user.
  • Click on the "view transcript" link.
  • All of the learner's completed activities will display, along with any credit earned and a link to download a certificate, if a certificate is available.