Category: Teachers

Can I force the language within a course?

Yes, you can force the language of your course so that all enrolled users visualize the course interface in the same language. The teacher can choose the language clicking on Edit settings under the Course administration menu. At the Force

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Can I create a quiz within my course?

Yes, of course! The creation of a quiz requires two steps: first, you will need to create an empty quiz, and then you will need to add the questions to your quiz. To create a quiz: after having activated the

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Is there a mobile app for iCorsi? #2

If you want to access iCorsi on your mobile devices, you can use the official Moodle app, available for Android and iOS. You can download it from here: Google Playstore: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.moodle.moodlemobile&hl=it AppleStore: https://itunes.apple.com/app/moodle-mobile/id633359593?mt=8 To configure it, you will just need to

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How can I post a message in a forum?

Some courses contain spaces for online discussions - forums. To start a new discussion in a forum enter the forum and follow the steps below: Click on the button Add discussion topic. Write your message; you can also add an

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How can I create a survey?

To create a survey on iCorsi you can use the Feedback activity. When adding a feedback you can decide if you want to keep the answers anonymous or not, set the timing for opening and closing of the feedback, decide

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How can I modify the start date of my course?

Setting the correct start date for your course is especially important when you choose the weekly format: in this kind of course format, sections correspond to weeks and start according to the start date. For setting the correct start date,

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How can I add a link to my course?

If you want to share a link (web page or other) into your course : click on Add resource or activity and select URL resource Then fill in the name of the resource (that will appear in your course page) and

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How can I visualize the course as a student?

To visualize the course as a student, you have to click on Switch role to... and choose Student. Besides the student visualization, you can also choose to display the Auditor and the Non-editing Teacher visualizations. To go back to the teacher

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How can I customize my dashboard?

In iCorsi you can customize your dashboard: you can change the order of your courses in the dashboard and decide whether you want to keep them under My Courses or move them in the Favourites. For instance, you can move

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How can I enrol a new user in my course?

If you want to add a new student, teacher or teaching assistant, click on Participants in the menu. Clicking on Enrolled users, a window will be opened  from which you can do a search among all the platform's users and

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How can I unenrol a user from my course?

You can unenrol a user from your course from the Participants page, that you can open by clicking on Participants in the left column. To unenrol a user, click on the trash bin icon   in the row of the user you want

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What is the Book on iCorsi?

The Book allows teachers to create multi-page resources dividing them into chapters and sub-chapters, like in a book. Every book chapter or sub-chapter can contain text, but also multimedia files, like pictures or videos. To add a Book into your

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What is the Question Bank?

The Question Bank brings together all the questions of your course, that is, every single course has its own question bank. From there, you can manage the questions (add new questions, edit or delete the existing ones) and also manage

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What is the Formulas question type (Quiz)?

Formulas is a type of question that can be added to a Quiz activity on iCorsi. The Formulas questions allow teachers to easily insert questions with numbers and symbols. Watch the tutorial: https://dynamiccourseware.org/course/view.php?id=22&section=1. (last update: 04.05.2023)

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How do I get access to Wooclap?

You can access Wooclap in two ways: by logging in directly on the website or via iCorsi. To access directly, from the website http://wooclap.com click on "Log in" at the top right, then on "Sign in with Microsoft" and enter

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Can I change the title of my course?

Yes, you can! Enter the course for which you want to change the title, then click on Settings. You will find a field called Course full name: cancel the actual name and add the new one. In the following field,

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How can I create a new course on iCorsi?

Normally at USI, courses are created automatically. In any case, to manually create a course on iCorsi, you first have to ask the iCorsi contact person in your faculty/department (see https://www.icorsi.ch/mod/page/view.php?id=109434). Please send him/her an e-mail, specifying the course title,

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How can I add a Turnitin assignment?

If you want to add a Turnitin assignment to your course, you have to click on Add an activity or resource in the desired section, then choose the Turnitin assignment. You will be asked to choose the type of assignment,

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What is H5P?

H5P is a new activity offered by the iCorsi platform that allows to easily create interactive contents, such as Interactive Videos, Question Sets, Drag and Drop Questions, Multi-Choice Questions, Presentations and much more. In addition to being an authoring tool

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What is GeoGebra?

GeoGebra is a free and multi-platform dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education that joins geometry, algebra, tables, graphing, statistics and calculus in one easy-to-use package. If you want to create a GeoGebra activity, you have to click on Add an

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What is Wooclap?

Wooclap is an online platform that allows you to interact with your students during the lesson through different types of events and activities (questionnaires, surveys, closed or open-ended questions, etc.), thus keeping students active and participating during the lesson. Wooclap

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How can I record a meeting on Teams?

To record a meeting, click on the three dots, then on “Start recording”. To stop recording, click on the three dots, then on “Stop recording”. The recording will be automatically uploaded on your Stream account (integrated in Office 365 –

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What is the Safe Exam Browser (SEB)?

Safe Exam Browser (SEB) is a software that allows to safely run online exams on the iCorsi platform using the Quiz activity. The software changes any computer into a secure workstation, regulating the access to utilities like system functions, other websites and applications, and preventing unauthorised resources being

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How does Explain Everything work?

Explain Everything is an app for tablets which allows you to create short educational videos using the handwriting. To create a new presentation, click on the "+" icon in the app hompage and choose the template's color. You can decide

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What is Explain Everything?

Explain Everything is an app for tablet, available both for iPad and for Android (30-day free trail). This app allows to create presentations and educational videos integrating the handwriting (in a Khan Academy style). Starting from a whiteboard or from

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How can I edit my personal profile?

To edit your personal profile click on the User Profile Menu on the upper right. Under Preferences click on Edit Profile here you can change all your data like name, e-mail address, city, timezone, etc. You can also add a picture

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What kind of file can I upload on Turnitin?

You can upload any kind of file (articles, papers, thesis, assignments, etc.) in the following formats: MS Word, WordPerfect, PostScript, PDF, HTML, RTF, OpenOffice (ODT) and plain text. Please, note that the file must not exceed 40 MB and its

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What is Prezi?

Prezi is a nice alternative to the dominating PowerPoint to make presentations. It basically employs a big canvas and makes use of zooming in and out, this way helping to show overviews and "the big picture". It is easy to

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What is MindMeister?

MindMeister is a tool that allows to collaboratively create mind maps and share them online. It can be used for real-time collaboration and brainstorming sessions. Users can create, manage and share mind maps online and access them anytime, from anywhere.

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What is Turnitin?

Turnitin is an anti-plagiarism software adopted by USI. Turnitin checks for possible plagiarism by comparing submitted papers to several databases containing public web pages, student papers, library databases and publications. Turnitin compares the student's work with the textes contained in

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What is Dropbox?

Dropbox is a software that provides a file hosting service and an automatic synchronization of files through the web. In other words, thanks to Dropbox, it is possible to load a large amount of files (up to 10GB!) in a

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What is the Announcements Forum?

The Announcements Forum allows a one-way communication between the teacher and their students. It is very useful, because it allows the teacher to reach all the students enroled in the course (on the platform) with a single message. The students

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What is the Glossary and how can I use it?

The glossary is an activity that allows to create and manage a list of terms and of their definitions, like a dictionary. Automatically, every time a specific term appears in a course (on a page, label, quiz, choice, forum, feedback,

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Can I create groups within my course?

To insert the students into different groups, you need to click on Participants under the course title, then on Groups. Once you've clicked on Create Group, you must insert a group name and, if necessary, a brief description. Through this

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