OWL Quick Tips
Can't see all of the members of the class in your Grade Book?
Click the paging icon in the lower right of the Grade Book and set the number of entries per page greater than the number of members in the course.
Need to unhide a Grade Book column?
In the Grade Book, click "Reorder Columns" and then click the hide/show column button, so that it reads "hide". Click the "Save" button at the bottom of the page.
Trying to import a Midterm column into the Grade Book, but can't?
By default, there is a Midterm calculated column in the Grade Book. Either change the column type to numeric or change the name of the Midterm column that you're importing.
Is your OWL course list getting too long?
Hide courses that you don't access often by clicking the pencil icon at the top of the list. Click the "Hide Link" button beside any course you wish to hide.
Want to enable the HTML Creator by default?
On the MyOWL page, click the "My Settings" link in the top right and then click "My Tool Options". Check the box beside "Start the HTML Creator by default" and click the "Save" button at the bottom.
Can't add a student to the Grade Book?
Don't include the "@uwo.ca" part of the student's email address; only the username is required to a new member to your course.
Not using a tool in the side Course Menu?
Hide the tool from your students by going to Manage Course then Course Menu and clicking the "Hide Link" button. If you want to remove the tool from your course altogether, go to Manage Course then Tools and uncheck the tools you don't wish to use. Click the Save button at the bottom when you are finished.
Have you heard of Wimba?
Wimba is a virtual learning environment tool that will allow you to conduct a lecture or tutorial from anywhere with an Internet connection. Choose Live Classroom from the Add Content Link menu on the Build tab to get started.
Need to enter grades in the GradeBook for all students?
Instead of entering grades individually, click on the dropdown icon beside the column that you want to add marks to and choose "Edit Values". The next page lists the students' names. The grades can be added in the "Change to" column. Make sure to go to the bottom of the page and click the "Save" button to complete the changes.