What do I have to keep in mind with the change to the new user interface?
Here you find important tips, summarised in a check list:
- After activating the new OPAL, you have the possibility to get back to the old interface with a switch button in the first weeks.
- Please check that your learning contents (courses, groups, tests, etc.) are completely there. If there are any discrepancies please contact the support.
- In the new OPAL, internal tests will be no longer supported. If an OPAL test is integrated in a course, a message will appear at the new user interface. The message at the detailled view and in the course editor contain a tutorial how to convert to ONYX.
What is the new user interface?
We want to make our learning management system more intuitiv and easier to use. It is our aim to create a complete new user interface and to make it possible that you can work on the way with your mobil devices. The modification and redesign take place step for step, we work continually at new functions and improvements. Further information.
Where do I find my courses?
You find your courses in the tab Teach & Learn on the left menu in the category My Courses. More information are provided in chapter Work with courses.
How can I search my courses?
In the tab Teach & Learn in the category My Courses you find a search field on the right side above the list of your courses. You can filter your courses with the search.
If you want to search for courses, groups and learning resources in general at the learning management system, use the global search in the header. More information are provided in chapter Searching and finding content.
Where do I create courses?
Click on Teach & Learn on the main navigation to create courses. Then click again on Teach & Learn on the left menu and use the button Create course. Additionally you can use the button Create on the My Courses menu item. Further information are provided in Kurs erstellen.
Where can I find the course editor?
The course editor is in the menu bar at the top part of the open course. You find more information in Kurs bearbeiten.
Where do I find the group management?
The menu bar is at the top part of the open course. With a click on the arrow, a drop-down menu opens and you can select the tool group management. Further information in Group management.
Where do I find the assessment tool?
The assessment tool is in the menu bar at the top part of the open course. You find detailed information in the chapter assessment tool.
Where do I find the detailed view?
Open your course and click on the arrow in the menu bar at the top part. Choose Details and settings in the drop-down menu.
Where do I create more learning content/learning resources?
Click on Teach & Learn on the main navigation to create resources. Then click again on Teach & Learn on the left menu and select the button Create learning content. There are several types of learning resources available. You find more information in the part learning resources.
Where do I find the question bank (ONYX Editor)?
Choose Teach & Learn on the main navigation and then click again on Teach & Learn on the left menu. In the category External applications you find the button Question bank which opens the ONYX editor. You find detailed information for creating and editing learning resources with ONYX in the chapter course element Test and in the ONYX help.
How do I convert my existing internal tests into ONYX format?
Tests in the old internal format are no longer supported but you can convert them easily into the ONYX format.
- Call up the detailed view of the test which you want to convert.
- Choose Convert to ONYX at the right part of the menu. A copy of the test content in ONYX format will be created.
Enter a title and a description for the new (converted) test content.
The test content and all references will be kept during the conversion. The converted test content will be created as a copy and can be integrated in the course by changing the reference.
Within a course you can replace the internal test with a new (converted) test in ONYX format:
- Open the course and switch to the course editor.
- Change the course element of the type test or self-test and go to the tab Test configuration.
- Select the option Replace file to replace the internal test with the new (converted) test in ONYX format.
Where do I find my groups?
To find your groups click on Teach & Learn and choose My Groups on the left menu. You find more information in Work in Groups.
Where are my groups in the course?
Open the course whose groups you want to be displayed. Your course groups are on the left menu.
How do I create working groups?
To create working groups click on Teach & Learn on the main navigation and select the button Create a group. Detailed information are provided in chapter Gruppen erstellen.
Where do I find the course catalogue?
You find the course catalogue on the main navigation.
Where do I find my favourites?
Alternatively you find your favourites on the main navigation Teach & Learn.
Where do I find important messages?
You find an overview about your unread messages next to your user name in the drop-down menu in the category News. Additionally you find your unread messages as a symbol next to your user name. You find more information in chapter Subscriptions and Notifications.
Where do I find my settings?
Where do I find my performance results?
To find your performance results, click on Teach & Learn on the main navigation and select Performance results on the left menu. You find detailed information in the part Assessment, Certificates, and Performance Results.
Where do I find my artefacts?
To display your collected artefacts click on Teach & Learn on the main navigation. Your artefacts are listed in the category My ePortfolio > Artefacts on the left menu. You find more information in Artefacts.
Where do I find the help?
The help is right next to your user name. Additionally there is specific help content for each site.
Why do the main navigation and the header change in some views?
You will change from the new user interface to the old interface if you open the course editor, the assessment tool or the detailed view. This is necessary because not all of the functions are available yet in the new user interface. This affects most of the functions for authors. Both interfaces differ in their apperances and functions, so you can see the change at the main navigation and the functions in the header.
Why is there the button "go to my entries"
Authors have the possibility to get back to the old user interface. Therefore click on Teach & Learn on the main navigation, choose the menu item My Courses or My Resources and click on the button Go to my entries. There are several functions available which are not yet implemented in the new interface. This affects the collection functions to delete resources, close semester, manage owners and delete own entries.