Support for Faculty and Colleges

Curriculum

Co-ops:

Academic courses with paid, major- or career-related, progressively responsible real-world experience over multiple semesters. Methods are 1) alternating semesters of full-time experience with full-time classes and 2) part-time experience with flexible hours, concurrent with classes. Courses are non-credit or credit depending on a student’s academic program.

Internships:

An academic course that provides one semester of paid or unpaid, major- or career related real-world experience. Credit is available depending on a student’s academic program.

Service-Learning:

Incorporated into classes with an SL designation, service experience is used as a means to help students learn course content and gain an appreciation for civic engagement and service to the community.

Additional Options:

Practica, clinical practice, college department internships, senior design projects, cornerstone/capstone courses, research, and student abroad opportunities are available in college departments.

Advising and Student Support

Modules Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I have to use Webcourses@UCF in order to assign information literacy modules to my students?
  • What if I just want to refer students to the modules, but I don’t need to see their scores. Is there a place to refer students?
  • How do I make a module available for my students?
  • How do I give students access to the module?
  • How do I access module scores?
  • What if I can’t remember the URL to the module for my class?
  • Can I edit the Experiential Learning Modules?
  • Can I import scores into WebCourses?
Do I have to use Webcourses@UCF in order to assign information literacy modules to my students?

Yes. You may refer your students to How to Assign and Use the Modules, and they may access the generic module instances linked from that page. You do not have to set anything up for your students to access these. However, you will not be able to see scores for any of your students even if you decide that you want to later.

What if I just want to refer students to the modules, but I don’t need to see their scores. Is there a place to refer students?

Students participate in co-op in one of two methods: Parallel: Students work part-time year round while attending school full time. Alternating: Students work as full-time co-ops/interns every other term, alternating terms of full-time work with terms of full-time school.

How do I make a module available for my students?

You will create a “module instance” (or version of a module).

  1. Once logged in, go to the “Public Library” tab at the top of the page.
  2. From the list that appears, select the module for which you want to create an instance.
  3. Select “Publish Instance” from the top of the object description panel.
  4. Fill in the required information about this instance, such as Course ID, start and end time/date that this instance will be open to students, and the number of attempts students will have for the assessment in the module.
  5. Select “Publish” at the bottom of the panel to complete the instance creation.

This instance is now available for distribution to students and can be easily located under the “Published Instances” tab, where all instances are automatically placed upon creation.

How do I give students access to the module?
  1. Once logged into the repository, go to the “Published Instances” tab at the top of the page.
  2. Select the instance from the list.
  3. Give students this URL. (It is recommended that you share the link via email or a web page for easy clicking by students rather than requiring manual input or copying-and-pasting.)
  4. The URL will take students to that instance’s unique login page, where students will login with their NID and NID password.
How do I access module scores?
  1. Once logged into the repository, go to the “Published Instances” tab at the top of the page.
  2. Select the instance from the list associated with your course.
  3. Select the “Assessment Scores” tab at the top of the object description panel.
  4. The assessment scores will be displayed and can be downloaded as an Excel file using the link at the top of the score panel.
  5. Once downloaded as an Excel file, the scores can be uploaded into WebCourses.
What if I can‘t remember the URL to the module for my class?
  1. Once logged into the repository, go to the “Published Instances” tab at the top of the page.
  2. Select the instance from the list.
  3. Locate the URL at the top of the object description panel.
  4. This is the URL to give to your students. (It is recommended that you share the link via email or a web page for easy clicking by students rather than requiring manual input or copying-and-pasting.)
  5. The URL will take students to that instance’s unique login page, where students will login with their NID and NID password.
Can I edit the Experiential Learning Modules?

Yes, you can create a “derivative work” from any of the available modules.

  1. Once logged into the repository, click on Public Library.
  2. From the list, select the module from which you would like to create a derivative work.
  3. Click on Create Derivative Work.
  4. The object now will be listed in My Objects, where you can edit the content.
Can I import scores into WebCourses?

Yes! It’s easy. Follow these steps:
STEP 1: Exporting scores from Obojobo

  1. In the Repository, navigate to the ‘Published Instances’ tab.
  2. Select the instance you wish to collect scores from.
  3. Click on the ‘Assessment Scores’ tab.
  4. Click on the purple ‘Download Scores’ button.

STEP 2: Create a New Column in your WebCourses Course

  1. Open the grade book for your course.
  2. Create a new numeric column to hold the scores you will be importing. To do this, click on ‘Create Column’ and select Numeric.
  3. This will bring up a form to create a new column. Complete the form by giving a column label and setting the decimals combo box to 0 and maximum field to 100.
  4. Click Save.

STEP 3: Importing the Obojobo scores .csv file into WebCourses

  1. In WebCourses, click on the “Import From Spreadsheet” button.
  2. This will bring up the import page. Select the .csv file you exported from Obojobo in the first section.
  3. Leave the other values as their defaults (‘Comma’ and ‘Unicode (UTF-8)’) and click ‘Upload’.
  4. The next page will allow you to match information contained in the uploaded csv with your WebCourses gradebook. You should see that the “User ID” field has a green check graphic indicating that users contained in WebCourses and Obojobo have matched up. Leave the ‘First Name’ and ‘Last Name’ columns as their default value of ‘- Do not import -’.
  5. Click on the combo-box next to ‘Score’ and select the name of the column you created.
  6. Click on the Import button.

To see a captivate video to walk you through the steps, go to https://obojobo.ucf.edu/help/create/importing-obojobo-scores-into-webcourses.html You must log in to view the video.

Assessment, Evaluation, and Reporting

Overview

Welcome to the Professional Skills Module Quick Start Guide! Here, you will find information on how to login to the system, how to locate published Experiential Learning modules, how to create instances for class usage, how to give students access to instances, and how to access module scores.
Logging In

To Login,visit the repository.

From the repository, select UCF User Login. Your username is your NID. If you have forgotten your NID, you can look it up here: https://www.cst.ucf.edu/ucf-single-credential-project/

You will need your NID password to login. If you have forgotten your NID password, you can reset it using this form: https://extranet.cst.ucf.edu/PWSelfReset/pages/NidCheck.aspx

For help resetting your NID password, please contact the Computer Services Help Desk at 407-823-5117.

How do I assign the modules?

Click here for detailed instructions. If you would like someone from our office to walk you through it, please contact the Office of Experiential Learning.

Locating Experiential Learning Modules

These modules are supplemental resources developed by the Office of Experiential Learning for use by faculty to help students learn the theory and practice behind certain professional skills necessary for success in class and in the workforce. These modules are also referred to as learning objects in the repository.

  1. Login to the repository.
  2. Select the “Community Library” tab at the top of the page.

A list of the modules will appear. Five modules are created by the Office of Experiential Learning: * EL – Making the Most of your Co-op or Internship Experience * EL – Sustainablility * EL – Poverty * EL – Working on Effective Teams * EL – Making Ethical DecisionsSelect a module to learn more details about it, including a full description and the objectives.

Creating an Instance of a Module

Experiential Learning modules can be modified to fit the requirements of a particular course by creating an instance of the object. There is no limit on the number of instances that can be made from an object.

To create an Instance:
  1. Once logged in, go to the “Community Library” tab at the top of the page.
  2. Select the module you want to create an instance of from the list.
  3. Select “Publish Instance” from the top of the Object Description window.
  4. Fill in the required information about this instance, such as Instance Name, Course Name, start and end time/date that this instance will be opened to students, and the number of attempts students will have for the assessment in the module.
  5. Select “Publish” at the bottom of the panel to complete the instance creation.

This instance is now available for distribution to students and can be easily located in the “Published Instances” tab, where all instances are automatically placed upon creation.

Giving Students Access to Module Instances

To Give Students Access to Module Instances:

  1. Once logged into the repository, go to “My Instances” tab at the top of the page.
  2. Select the instance from the list of instances.
  3. Locate the URL for the “Instance Link” at the top of the Object Description panel or click on “Distribute” at the top of the screen and the URL is included in a pop-up window.
  4. Give students this URL.

The URL will take students to that instance’s unique login page, where they will login with their NID and password.

When assigning modules to your students, it may be helpful to include the following text along with the instance URL to the module:

Below are links to Experiential Learning modules that you will complete. You will login with your NID and your NID password.

If you don’t remember your NID, or need to reset your account and password, you can look it up here: https://extranet.cst.ucf.edu/PWSelfReset/pages/NidCheck.aspx

If you need help or have questions, contact the Office of Experiential Learning at (407) 823-2667 for assistance.

Accessing Student Assessment Scores

Once students have taken the assessment from an instance, you can access their scores.

To Access Student Assessment Scores:

  1. Once logged into the repository, go to the “Published Instances” tab at the top of the page.
  2. Select the instance from the list associated with your course.
  3. Select the “Assessment Scores” tab at the top of the Object Description Panel.
  4. The assessment scores will be displayed and can be downloaded as an Excel file.
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