Semester Start-Up Checklist for LATTE Instructors
Before the beginning of every new semester, LTS recommends LATTE instructors review this checklist and make sure they have fully set up their courses and requested all needed resources.
1. Import files from old courses
Migrating files from older versions of a course to a new version is often more convenient than uploading all of the files manually each time. Instructors should verify that they have imported all necessary files from their old WebCT and LATTE courses.
2. Add Grading TAs, Course Assistants, etc.
Many courses will involve Teaching Fellows or other course assistants, as well as guest presenters who may need to access LATTE. Instructors should verify that they have added all additional participants like Grading TAs, Course Assistants, Guest Participants, etc.
3. Add the course syllabus for browsing
Many Brandeis students browse course syllabi to help them select their courses for a new semester. Additionally, enrolled students may appreciate having access to reading lists and course assignments online. Instructors should verify that they have added their syllabi for browsing.
4. Request online course videos
Some instructors may wish to use online course videos as part of their course materials. These videos must be requested through LTS, and it can take some time for videos to be uploaded, so it is best to request videos well in advance of their proposed screening date.
5. Request language lab audio files
Some instructors may require online streaming Language Lab audio files. These audio files must be request through LTS. Because it takes time for audio files to be uploaded, it is best instructors request audio files well in advance. Audio file requests are handled on an individual basis. If you need audio files uploaded to your course, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org directly with your request.
6. Build your course
Importing or uploading your files will not automatically add those files to the LATTE course homepage itself. You will need to share uploaded documents with the students in addition to adding assignments, activities, and other resources.
- Faculty Guide to LATTE
- Configure Your Course Settings
- Work with Your Files
- Use Edit Mode
- Organize the Course Outline
- WARNING: Prevent Course Corruption When Copying & Pasting from Word
- Add Online Assignments
- Add Content: Resources & Activities
7. Open your course to students
By default, newly created LATTE courses are not available to enrolled students. This gives you time to build the course before students see it. However, you will have to open the course to students before they can view it.
8. Print a Photo Roster
Some instructors like to take a copy of the LATTE Photo Roster into the classroom; however, Internet browsers often cut off images and names when printing. These instructions will help you create a printable photo roster: