Faculty Guide to LATTE
Log Into LATTE
Log into LATTE, Brandeis University's online learning environment.
Configure Your Computer
Setting up your computer/browser to get the most out of LATTE. LATTE Help recommends the Firefox browser for all users of LATTE.
Access Your Courses
Finding your courses on the myLATTE page.
Configure Your Course Settings
Your first step in setting up your course.
Create A Metacourse for Multiple Course Sections
Sharing content across multiple sections of a course.
Add An Assistant, Guest Instructor or Guest Participant
Add a teaching or graduate assistant, a guest instructor, or a guest participant to a course.
Create and Use Groups in a Course
Use the Groups setting to break your students up into groups
Get Material from an Old LATTE Course (downloadable PDF)
Copy your previous LATTE course content into your new semester's course.
Find Your Previous WebCT Course Materials
Accessing your course materials from WebCT.
Backup Your Current LATTE Courses
Information about creating and saving backup files of your LATTE courses for greater peace of mind.
Work with Your Files
Uploading and organizing your course files.
Manage Your Personal LATTE Profile
Changing your profile to receive email from your forums; adding a picture to represent yourself in forums and chat sessions.
Upload Your Syllabus
Offering your course syllabus to interested Brandeis students; a part of the Syllabus Project.
Formatting the LATTE Photo Roster for Printing
Create a printable copy of the LATTE Photo Roster in Word.
Getting Started with Moodle (PDF)
An introductory guide to Moodle, the learning environment of LATTE.
Creating Accessible LATTE Content
Making sure your LATTE content is accessible to users of assistive technology
Use Edit Mode
Making changes to your course.
Organize the Course Outline
Organizing your course outline with descriptive labels and text.
Add Online Assignments
Create assignments that allows students to submit their work through LATTE.
Creating Accessible PDFs
Scanning and creating PDFs compatible with assistive technologies.
Add Content: Resources & Activities
Adding readings, discussion forums, links to Web sites.
Using Advanced Uploading of Files
Create an assignment that allows students to upload multiple documents
Create an activity that allows students to respond to a poll question
Create a chat room in which participants can have real-time synchronous discussion
Create an activity that allows students to respond to a number of survey questions
Create a quiz using multiple question types
An easy way to create a set of collectively authored Web pages in LATTE.
Create and Edit Blocks
Adding organization and content blocks to your course.
Request an online streaming video
Adding the LATTE Video block and requesting videos to be linked to your course.
Organizing LATTE Videos
Reordering the titles in the LATTE Videos block.
Best Practices for Managing your LATTE Course
Recommendations for using LATTE to its best advantage.
Make Your Course Available for Students
Making your course accessible to students at the start of the semester.
Communicate with Students
Selecting the best tool in LATTE to reach your students electronically. News & Announcements, Quickmail, Messaging, Chat, & mailing lists.
Posting Your Office Hours
Share your office hours with your students in LATTE.
Use Forums for Class Discussions
Using forums to make class announcements and create discussions among students.
Sorting/Filtering Forum Posts
Read forum posts by individual student, filtered by forum, topic, and date range.
Send Email with Quickmail
Emailing your students through LATTE.
Use the Mid-Course Feedback Form
Offering a midterm assessment in your course.
Clear Word HTML
Prevent course corruption by removing MS Word formatting code when copying from Word to LATTE.
Use Advanced LATTE Tools
Until more LATTE help files are added, contact LATTE Help to learn more about using these advanced features of LATTE:
- Blogs (User Resource)
- Calendar (Block)
- Choice (Activity)
- Database (Activity)
- Glossary (Resource)
- RSS Feeds (Block)
- Scales (Grading)
Cole, J., (2008) Using Moodle: Teaching with the popular open source course management system, 2nd ed. Sebastopol, CA : O’Reilly Community Press.
Note: This book is a general guide and does not cover all the features of LATTE.