Professor: Making Slide Presentations Available to Students (New Top Hat)

Should you wish to make your slide presentations available to your students after class, we've got you covered! Your folder may contain just the slides, other Top Hat content (e.g. questions, discussions, etc.), or your slides in combination with other Top Hat content. 

To assign a folder to allow student access simply click on the folder title to reveal the folder details in your preview pane on the right hand side of your screen. 

In the upper right hand corner simply click where it says Assign and you will be provided with the dropdown menu in which to select whether you'd like to make the folder available to your students as homework or review.

If the folder contains any questions, discussions, or pages it will be especially important for you to choose the most relevant status for your folder. Assigning the folder in homework status will allow your students to review the slides and receive credit for answering questions, submitting responses to discussions, and actively engaging with pages content. Assigning the folder in review status will allow your students to review the slides and review questions, discussions, and pages content without receiving any credit.

If the folder contains only your slide deck the selected status is less important, but we recommend selecting the review status.

It is also possible for you to change the status of an individual item within a folder. For example, you can assign a lecture folder for review and then if there are a couple questions you didn't get a chance to have students respond to in class, you can simply select those individual content items and change their status to homework to allow for student submissions!


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