Verify the setup and accuracy of all course site components, including:
Module titles, sequence of content, and release conditions (if implemented)
Course files, readings, and videos
Assignment instructions, due dates, point values, and submission details
Grades, grading scheme, and grade weights
Web conference room(s)
Make note of anything that is missing or incorrect, and contact InterPro Online Support, if needed.
Set up Zoom conference.
With the adoption of Zoom as UW-Madison's official web conferencing tool for online courses, instructors in credit courses are now responsible for setting up their Zoom conference for the semester. LDT will add the Zoom tool to the navigation and course homepage to ensure it is ready for instructor use.
Sometimes instructors want to communicate to students before the semester begins and the course site published. This can be useful to provide students with pre-course information and announcements. The WiscList Classlist Utility provides an email listserv to communicate with all the students who have registered for the course. We have linked to the WiscList Classlist KB page for more information on how to enable and use this handy tool.
Add your own introduction post to the announcements or discussion forum, and review introductions posted by your students. Consider responding to each or respond to the entire class in a single note as another way of welcoming them to the class.
Watch the People (class list) to make sure all students have logged into the course site; contact any students who have not.
So you don’t have to spend your time providing tech support, remind students of how to access our technical support. The Help & Support link on the course home page provides direct access to our online support team.
Contact our online support team if you have any questions about the course site or facilitating your online course.