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Learn 9 Video Tutorials & Documentation

Working in the LMS Environment
Building Course Content
Working Within Content Collection
Using Discussion Boards
Working with Groups
Using Wikis
Streaming Video Service
Announcements and Communications
Using the Grade Center
Tests, Surveys and Pools
Student PerformancE


Working in the LMS Environment

Quick Start Guide
This Quick Start Guide will provide you with the basics of adding a course menu and placing content in it.

Adding a Banner to Your Course Entry Point
A Banner can only appear on the page used as an entry point for your course. Learn how to add one here.

Making Tools Available to Students
Tools are not available to students until you add them. Students DO NOT see the Control Panel nor anything in it.

Editing Notifications
This tutorial shows how to setup notifications to provide timely information on what you want to know.

Global Navigation Panel
The Global Navigation Panel provides easy access to items within Learn 9 including shortcuts, access to tools and settings.

Making Your Course Available to Students
Courses become available to students the first day of classes. If you want to make your course available early use these steps to do so.

Copying Materials from One Course to Another
Materials can be copied from one course to another at any time. You can copy materials from your sandbox, from the same or different semesters.

Creating Banners Using Powerpoint
If you don't have access to a graphics program, why not use Powerpoint to create a Banner?

Building Course Content

Using the Content Editor

Building a Learning Module
Yes Learning Modules are available in Learn 9 but we recommend you do not use them. The enhancement they provide (table of contents) is not worth the issues they cause (lost real estate on the screen). Instead we recommend that you use regular Content Pages (Folders).

Adding Textbook Information to your Course
You can enter information on what textbook is required and/or recommended for your course.

Creating Tool Links

Adding Web Links
Learn how to add links to external websites to your course.

Adding Mashups
A mashup grabs data from other sources and allows you to copy it directly in your course. For example through a keyword search you can add YouTube videos into your course content with a couple of clicks.

Using Discussion Boards

Discussion Boards
A discussion board forum is an area where participants discuss a topic or a group of related topics. Within each forum, users can create multiple threads. A thread includes the initial post and all replies to it.

Working with Groups



Using Wikis

Wikis make it possible for faculty and students to collaborate, organize and present their work within a secure environment. Instructors can easily monitor Wiki activity to see who is contributing and what they are contributing.

Streaming Video Service

This streaming media service allows for uploading videos, audio and images. When using this service, the videos you load are cross-compatible, requiring no plug-in installation for any end user. Students also have the ability to make media submissions using Kaltura.

Using Personal Capture to record and upload from your screen

Announcements and Communications

Using eMail
eMail is a tool that allows you to initiate an email to your students that is then delivered to their southern email account. Should the students respond to the email you initiated, the response would be received in your southern mail account. You are using Learn 9 to initiate the email but the actual conversation takes place entirely within the southern mail system.

Send immediate communications to all users of your course. Information is also retained within the course to reinforce the information.

Using the Grade Center

Grade Center
The Learn 9 Grade Center is the central repository for all grading, commenting and feedback to your students. The Grade Center offers functionality such as inline grading, reporting and statistics, attendance taking, weighted and calculated columns.

Tests, Surveys and Pools

Tests, Surveys and Pools
You can use tests and surveys to measure student comprehension of course materials or to help facilitate students mastery of concepts using self-assessment.

  • The test tool has over 20 types of questions, almost all of which can be setup to be automatically graded by the system.
  • Surveys are setup and delivered in the same way as standard tests, however, all responses are anonymous.
  • Pools can be used to create large databases of questions to facilitate a constant rotation of questions delivered to students.
  • Extended time can be granted for students with disabilities by making an exception in the test availability setting.
  • You can Import and Export tests from one course to another.


Assignments will allow you to receive student submissions, grade and provide feedback online. Assignments can be given to students individually or within groups. The link will bring you to a page providing information on creating, grading, and downloading assignments.

There is also a tool in Learn 9 that allows you to create assignments that automatically checks submissions for plagiarism.

Student Performance

Performance Dashboard
The Performance Dashboard provides you with a view into all types of user activity in a course or organization. All users enrolled in your course are listed, including instructors, students, teaching assistants, graders, observers, and guests, with pertinent information about each user’s progress and activity.