Using the WeLCom site
|Site:||Wairarapa eLearning Community|
|Course:||Wairarapa eLearning Community|
|Date:||Thursday, 24 August 2017, 3:12 PM|
Table of contents
|The WeLCom website provides teachers with the means to develop an online component for their classes.
Many of the WeLCom teachers use the online learning environment that the website (using Moodle) provides to augment their teaching by
Use the chapter headings on the left to work through some WeLCom GuidelinesOther Quick Links
WeLCom teachers can get help in a number of ways.
1. Help available on the WeLCom site for learning about creating an OLE:
Moodle for Classroom Teachers (M4CT)
Help with HotPots
Creating Online Activities
Support For Students
Messaging has been disable for all users, however teacher can ask to have it enabled for their students.
Teachers and students in VC classes all have access to the messaging.
A far better option for teachers is the "Dialogue Activity". Basically you are setting up a conversation with selected students. Check out this page for more details on the Dialogue.
Adding students on the WeLCom website we need the first name, surname, year level and email address.
It can happen that new students are not included in the intial bulk upload at the begining of the year. There are a few ways to get your new students added to the site.
Adding (enroling) students to your course:
Once a user is registered on the WeLCom site you can assign them the role of student in your course. (In other words add them as a student to your course).
- Note you can add teachers (or any other role) this way.
Removing students from your course
- Be careful not to remove yourself
Monitoring student activity
There is a heap of reporting that goes on in the background of Moodle. To gain the most out of all your hard work in developing an online component of your teaching is to get know the reporting side of course.
You will find the reports in the Navigation block of your course.
Check out the WeLCom Help Site pages:
The "Grades" option in the Settings block takes you to an amazing amount data. The deeper you go the more detailed the analysis.
As with the reporting side of Moodle, the gradebook will allow you to get the most out the online component of your teaching.
End of Year "Roll Over"What should teachers do at the end of the year to prepare for the next year's classes?
Teachers have a number of options but this is the one most often followed on the WeLCom site.
1. Backup you course.
First "Backup" your course and download a copy of the backup file produced. (It is a zipped file, click on the name of the file and select "Save". It might be a good idea to rename this file so that you can recognise it easily - if you ever want to restore the course later)
2. Remove your current students.
Once you have finished with your course for the year you can remove your students by clicking "Assign Roles" in the Admin block.
- Click Assign Roles
- Click Students
- Select all the students that you want to remove. (Use "ctrl click" to multi select or "shift click" to select all between the first and last selection)
- Click Remove
3. Assign your new students.
- Click Assign Roles
- Click Students
- Use the Search (lower right) to find your individual students or school year group (On WeLCom you can filter out a year group by typing the first letter of the school followed by a two digit number for the year that they entered secondary school e.g. D06 would be DHS students who entered Y9 in 2006 - they would be the Y13s in 2010.
- So for 2010
S12 = SC Y7
C11 = CC Y8
D10 = DHS Y9
R09 = RC Y10
M08 = MC Y11
K07 = KC Y12
T06 = TC Y13
- Select the student(s) by clicking on their names
- Click Add
Loging in to MyPortfolio
You must log into the MyPortfolio site via the link on the front page of WeLCom.
If you want to create a shortcut for this link it is
Note that you cannot log into myportfolio.school.nz directly.
Note that students don't see the MyPortfolio link on the front page, automatically. Teachers must let Anton know when they want to start using MyPortfolio with their students and he will activate the link for them.