Setting the Properties for a Folder allows you to set various scheduling options, such as locations and dates. When you set scheduling options for a folder, all of the items in that folder are subject to those properties (for example, you can place all of the activities for a week in your course in a series of weekly folders -- and then make those folders available to students one per week.) To view the Properties for a Folder, complete the following steps:
Click the Course Content button on the toolbar.
In the My Course window, click the option menu next to the appropriate folder and then click Properties.
The Properties window displays, providing scheduling options.
The Properties window for a Folder includes four tabs in the left navigation bar:
The General tab displays by default. On the General tab, you can set the general properties for the Folder
Name: The Folder name displays in the Name text box. You can edit the name here, if desired.
Description: The Folder description displays in the Description text box. You can edit the name here, if desired. [Note: this description appears to students on the Course Content page.]
Require proctor password: If this check box is selected and a password is entered, students will be required to enter a password to view the contents of the folder.
Click the Availability link to display the Availability tab. On this tab, you can make the Folder available or hidden in the Course Content, or make it available only on particular dates. To set the availability properties, you can select an option from the following;
Show in Course Content (Available): Click this option to make the Folder always available for the students in the course content. By default this is selected.
Hide in Course Content (Hidden): Click this option to hide the Folder so that it does not display in the student Course Content page.
Make available in Course Content only on these dates: Click this option to make the Folder available only on the particular dates specified. If you select this option, set the start date/times and end date/times as follows:
Click the calendar icon corresponding to Start date, and then choose a date.
Type the time for Start date in the Time boxes.
Click the calendar icon corresponding to End date, and then choose a date.
Type the time for End date in the Time boxes.
Select theAlways show item in Course Content but prevent students from opening it before or after these dates check box to always show the Folder in student Course Content, but to limit students from attempting it before or after the specified dates. If you do not select this check box, the Folder will be shown only on the specified dates.
Click the Select Students link to display the Select Students tab. On this tab, you can assign the Folder to all students or selected students. You can choose an option from the following.
Assign this item to all students: Click this option to assign the Folder to all students. By default this option is selected
Select specific students who should be assigned this item: Click this option to assign the Folder to only selected students (for example, a student or students who missed an exam). To select the students to whom this activity should be assigned:
In the All Students window on the left, select the check box(es) next to the corresponding student name(s).
Click the button to move the student name(s) to the Selected Students window on the right.
To remove any students from the Selected Students window, select the check box(es) next to the corresponding student name(s) and then click the Remove link.
Click to save the Properties settings and return to the My Course window.