FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I group my courses by semester?

From your homepage, click on the edit icon of the courses nugget.

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How do I add/remove nuggets from my course home page?

Click on the Edit Page link.

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My homepage displays all text and my course tabs disappeared. What do I do?

  1. Click on the Preferences icon.
  2. Click on the Theme Selector link.
  3. Select (Use Default) from Available Themes.
  4. Click on the Apply button.

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How do I add content to my course?

  1. Click on the Lessons tab.
  2. Click on the Add Content link.
  3. Click on desired content item.

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Why do I get "The page cannot be found" message when trying to open a file attached to an email?

Make sure that the file name does not have any special characters such as # / \ : ; , ' ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( )

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How do I change the standard icons used in ANGEL?

  1. Place your mouse over the desired item.
  2. Click on Settings link under the item that you want to change.
  3. Click on the Advanced radio button. 
  4. Toward the bottom of the page you will see an item titled Icon URL, click on the Browse button. 
  • If you already have an icon ready:
    • Click on the Browse button at the bottom of the page to upload it.
    • Click on the Upload File button. 
  • If you do not have an icon in mind,
    • Click on the Icons tab on top of this page
    • Scroll through the options available including the folder called TAMIU for some unique icons. 
    • After making your selection, click on the Save button.

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How do I upload a PowerPoint presentation to my course?

  1. Login to the Adobe Connect Server.
  2. Please email us at elearning@tamiu.edu to request an account if you don't have one.
  3. Install Adobe Presenter 7.
  4. Publish PowerPoints to the Adobe Connect Server.
  5. Right click on the URL created by the Adobe Connect Server.
  6. Login to your ANGEL course.
  7. Create a link and paste the URL of your presentation.

Note: You can also add audio to your presentation by using this plug-in.

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How do I open MS Office 2007 documents without upgrading?

Please click here in order to download Microsoft's Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel and PowerPoint 2007 file formats.

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How do I give a class access to my repository?

To give your class/course access to the Repository, follow these instructions.

  1. Log in to your course.
  2. Click on Learning Object Repository button the folder icon on the left hand side of the screen.
  3. Click on the Manage tab at the top of the page.
  4. Select Course and Group Access.
  5. Click on the My Courses link on the right hand side of the page.
  6. The courses you have access to automatically appear below. To select a course, click on the checkbox next to the course name
  7. Click the Add Selected button at the bottom.
  8. Your course should now be listed on the left hand side.

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How do I place a link to a document or video located in my Repository to my class?

To place a link in your course to the videos, please follow these instructions:

  1. Log in to your class and navigate to your desired location for the video (i.e. create any folders where you want to place the link)
  2. Click on the Add Content link 
  3. Choose Import from Learning Object Repository toward the bottom of the page.
  4. At the top under section Select Repository, choose Personal: <your name>
  5. Click on the Browse Button.
  6. Click on the box next to the name of the video you would like to link to and click on the Link Items button at the bottom of the page. If you prefer to link to the folder, and everything inside of the folder, simply click on the box next to the folder.
  7. You will receive a confirmation and click on the Done button.

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How to link videos found in my LOR?

  1. Log in to your class and navigate to your desired location for the video (i.e. create any folders where you want to place the link) 
  2. Click on the Add Content link.
  3. Choose Import from Learning Object Repository toward the bottom of the page. 
  4. At the top under "Section Select Repository:” Personal: <Your name goes here>" and click on the Browse button. 
  5. Click on the box next to the name of the video you would like to link to.
  6. Click on the Link Items button at the bottom of the page. 
  7. You will receive a confirmation. Click on the Done button.

Note: If you click on the box next to the folder, then you will be selecting the entire folder. To select the items inside the folder, click on the name of the folder and the listing of videos will appear which will then enable the selection of individual movies. 

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How do I restrict quiz, survey, assessment access to a specific IP address?

"You can easily restrict quiz or survey access to a specific IP address. Using the IP Filter, enter the IP Information as follows:

  • Use commas (,) to separate multiple IP address entries.
  • Use a minus sign (-) to disallow the specific address.
  • Use a plus sign (+) to allow the specified address.
  • Use an asterisk ( * ) within an IP address as a wild card meaning all values between 0 and 255.

In cases where an IP address is included in more than one entry, the most specific entry is applied (e.g. a setting of -*.*.*.*,+207.46.249.*,-207.46.249.5) allowing access to any IP address within the 207.46.249 class C network with the exception of 207.46.249.5 which has been excluded." Source: ANGEL inline help.

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How do I check the student’s responses from a quiz?

  1. Place your mouse over the desired assessment.
  2. Click on the Utilities link.
  3. Click on the View, Grade or Delete Submissions link.
  4. Click on the View or Grade button.

Note:  During an assessment, if a student does not click on the Submit button before the time expires, the ANGEL system places their submission under the Pending Items link.

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How do I add an exam that I created using a Test Bank from my book's CD?

If your test bank does not have an option to export it as an Angel Assessment, but there is an option to export it as a WebCT Vista 3.4 option. Export the exam as a WebCT Vista 3.4 and save the zip folder in a place where you can find it. E.g. Desktop or My Documents. Then follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your class.
  2. Click on the Manage tab.
  3. Select Import Wizard >> Content Package.
  4. Click on the Choose File.
  5. Look for the zip file you saved earlier and click on Upload File.
  6. You should receive an Upload Successful Message, click OK.
  7. Next decide where you want to import your exam in the Lessons tab.
    • If you do not want it in a folder, choose Top Level.
    • If you want it in a New Folder, choose New Folder and the name of the folder you want created.
    • If you already have a folder, choose Existing Folder and choose the folder name in the drop down menu.
  8. Check off all the checkmarks below and then choose OK.

A message comes up asking you want a back up of the quiz created, if you choose OK then it will create both a Quiz and an Assessment; however, if you choose Cancel, then only the Assessment will be created.

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How do I reorder assignments under a particular category in my Gradebook?

  1. Click on the Manage tab.
  2. Click on the Gradebook link under the Course Management nugget.
  3. Click on the Categories link under the Gradebook Management nugget.
  4. Select the desired category and then click on the Show Tasks button.
  5. Click on the Reorder Assignments link.
  6. Move assignments Up or Down and then click on the Save button.

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How can my students see my comments when I grade an assignment?

The student needs to do the following:

  1. Click on the Report tab.
  2. Select Grades from the Category dropdown menu.
  3. Click on the Run button.

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How do I take attendance for my course?

You can manually take attendance by:

  • Click on the Attendance link under the Course Management nugget.
  • Click on desired day and enter attendance

OR

You can “automatically” take attendance by adding the TAMIU Attendance nugget to your course homepage. The TAMIU Attendance nugget will generate a random PIN that you need to send to your students via email or course announcement so that they can mark themselves present for that day.

There are actually two attendance nuggets. One is called "Attendance" and the other is the "TAMIU Attendance". The above, which I call semi automatic, applies to the "Attendance" nugget. The "TAMIU Attendance" nugget fully automates the process for the instructor in that it makes the attendance PIN automatically available to the student when they sign in to ANGEL. The student enters and submits the PIN, which gets enterred in to the attendance sheet. ("Attendance" nugget is the one that is included in ANGEL as shipped. "TAMIU Attendance" nugget is the one that was recently added by OIT thanks to Julio, Tony, Pat and others who helped.)

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How do I setup a TurnItIn drop box in Spanish?

Click on How to Setup a TurinItIn dropbox in Spanish.

This will allow you to print GradeMark reports without question marks (?) whenever you write comments using the following characters: á é í ó ú ñ.  Your students would have to change the language setting as well if they want to print the GradeMark report with “acentos” and “tildes”.

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