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CATE Help Menu for Faculty
This is the Help Menu for faculty who are building and maintaining their own online academic materials using SRJC's CATE system, the Computer-Assisted Teaching Environment. The same Help pages can be accessed via context-sensitive links within the CATE system.
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OVERVIEW OF TEACHING WITH CATE
...Recover/Change Your Password
...Activate a Page
...Use Automated Links
...Snag an Image
...Upload a File
...Place an Image
...Adjust Check-in Dates
...Remind Students to Check In
...Enter a Student
...Accept a Student
...Use a Practice Student
...Automatically Drop a Student
...Move a Student
...Edit Student Data
...Make Student Notes
...View Student Logs
...Send Private Messages
...Install a Nav Bar
...Install a Message List
...Link to a Message List
...Determine Message List Accessibility
...Allow a Section to Send Messages to a List
...Allow a Section to Receive Messages from a List
...Opt Out of a Message List
...Edit a Message
...Move a Message
...Move a Section
...Organize a Presentation Page
...Use the Text Editing Interface
...Use the Image Picking Interface
...Use the Link Picking Interface
...Move a Presentation Page
...Make HTML Lists
...Create an In-Box
...Access Files Uploaded via an In-Box
...Make a Presentation Using PowerPoint
...Create a Gallery of Images
...Create a List of Links
...Enter text on a Presentation Page
...Embed a Page
...Use Word Documents on the Web
...Create Secondary Navigation
...Use Lefthand Navigation
...Export a Page to a Moodle Book
...Use Instructor Blogs
...Use Student Blogs
...Edit Test Accessibility
...Create Test Feedback
...Create and Deliver Flashcards
...Import a Test
...Export Tests to Moodle
...Integrate Forms with Message Lists
...Recognize Testing Problems
...Use Student Evaluation Forms
...Enter/Edit Assignment Scores
...Mix Comments with Student Text
...Edit Assignment Deadlines
...Edit Assignment Weights
...Email Grades to Students
...Create a Password Zone
...Password-Protect a Page, Schedule, Test, etc
...Grant a Section Access to a Password Zone
...Create a Directory
...Password Protect a Directory
...Protect iTunes U Files
...Maintain a Chat Room
...Create a Class Website
...Clone an Entire Class
...Put Your Class Up
...Organize a Class Website
...Configure a Class Search Engine
...Run Multiple Sections
...Put Your Syllabus on the Web
...Plan Use of Multimedia File
...Deliver Audio and Video (Real files)
...Embed Audio and Video (QuickTime files)
...Handle Bounced Mail
...Participate in a Chat Room
...Use the Message Console
...Prepare to Work on the Web
...Use HTML Tags in CATE Pages
...Check Your Browser
How to...Recover/Change Your Password
Getting Started with CATE
How to...Prepare to Work on the Web
How to...Check Your Browser
Guide to Accessibility Compliance for CATE Users
Course and Section Homepages
Tests, Quizzes, Exercises, Flashcards
Rosters and Student Management
Student Web Groups
Audio and video on CATE
Audio and video on CATE
CATE accounts are provided by the Distance Education office to permit SRJC faculty to quickly and easily create online support and information services for classes and other academic programs at SRJC: academic homepages for faculty, online tests and exercises, course homepages, online lecture notes, etc. The system requires no knowledge of HTML (HyperText Markup Language) or CGI (Common Gateway Interface-- Net-based programming/scripting). Anyone with Web access and a CATE account can immediately begin to create a wide range of customized materials.
11 December 2013
On 2 January 2014, Distance Education will undertake the process of upgrading to new server hardware and software. The process will likely consume all day on 2 January, and might possibly extend through part of the day on 3 January.
During that period, all classes, sites, and services hosted on the Distance Ed server (online.santarosa.edu) will be completely inaccessible and out of action.
That means no CATE, no Moodle, no CATE-based departmental websites, no online orientation enrollments, no import of grades from CATE gradebooks into the faculty portal, no import of grades from Moodle gradebooks into the faculty portal, etc. All this is equally true for faculty, students, and everyone else. For all intents and purposes, classes, sites, and services hosted on the Distance Ed server simply will not exist while we perform this upgrade.
Please plan accordingly.
9 December 2013
Due to revisions to email policies by cccapply, over which we have no control, students at SRJC using cccapply email accounts are not receiving email generated by CATE or Moodle. If you have students using cccapply email accounts, we recommend that you advise them to switch to free SRJC email accounts.
5 November 2013
The schedule of classes for spring was permatized this morning, and you can now create CATE section homepages for that semester.
18 October 2013
Want to embed YouTube videos in your CATE pages? It's easy as pie. For details, see How to...Embed YouTube Videos.
15 August 2013
All CATE and Moodle classes for semesters prior to fall 2013 have now been automatically closed. (Not deleted! No data harmed!) Should you find it necessary to do so, you can manually reopen any class at any time.
18 July 2013
The CATE system for auto-populating rosters has undergone some modifications, including new features. For details, see the "Changes" section of "Notes about Automatic Population of Rosters."
26 April 2013
For sections using the CATE Gradebook module, we've now added options to allow the instructor to view the gradebook and see exactly what any individual student sees when he or she logs into the gradebook in the normal fashion. On the main page for each section in the Student Rosters module and the Gradebook module you'll now find a "View Grades" button for each student on file. Clicking that button will open a new window or tab and show you exactly what that student sees in the gradebook. This option is not for editing; it's just for viewing. Entering and editing grades is still done as usual.
16 April 2013
In general, students should always be required to submit "online assignments" to the gradebook via the corresponding quiz/test/exam created in the Test & Exercise module. However, should it become necessary (and if you will allow it), you can now create a blank record for any student for any online assignment in order to manually enter score, comments, etc. See our gradebook documentation for details.
3 April 2013
In order to remind instructors using the CATE Message Console that private messages sent to students do NOT ever go out as email, a new red icon now appears in the Console whenever the "private" option is selected.
26 March 2013
Would you like to use a Voki (or a similar educational resource) on your CATE pages? It's very easy to do so. For instructions, see our Voki help document.
6 March 2013
The instructor for a section now has the ability to designate someone as the reader/grader to handle gradebook chores for that class. See the Help document for complete details about designating and using a reader/grader.
8 January 2013
Beginning today, the system will automatically remind instructors if they have one or more CATE rosters with overdue maintenance, and it will be necessary to purge such rosters for old sections before new sections can be created. Please see How to...Purge Students for details.
24 August 2012
As a result of changes to CATE's underlying security system implemented over the summer, it is no longer possible for instructors to see student usernames or passwords.
As always, however, it has never been necessary (although it was possible) for instructors to access those usernames and passwords.
If the student needs assistance with username and/or password, these two resources remain available, and should resolve all issues:
The Student Reminder page will send an email with information and instructions to the student: http://online.santarosa.edu/cgi-bin/autocate/student/reminder.cgi
The Student Configuration Manager will allow the student to see and/or edit username and password, even if the student doesn't know his or her username and password: https://online.santarosa.edu/cgi-bin/autocate/student/student.cgi
Please note, by the way, that the system will show you the username and password for any "practice student" you use in your class.
13 August 2012
We've completed today's work on the server. Please remember that your CATE password is case-sensitive. Password is not the same as password which is not the same as PASSWORD. Because of today's changes, careful attention to this case-sensitivity will be more important than ever for you and your students.
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