Managing Tools

Enable/Disable Tools:

Tools can be enabled and disabled from the Tools tab by checking or un-checking the check boxes next to each Tool. The "Enable All Tools" button can be used to enable all tools within the course.

The "View from content only" check boxes can be used to post content from certain tools to Course Content but not within the Tool itself. For example, if you would like to create an Exam and post it within Content but do not wish for students to access it through Assessment on the left navigation. 

Tools are grouped by Standard Tools, Information Tools, Communication Tools, and Assessment Tools:

Standard Tools

Basic LTI - Allows creating links to other tools via basic LTI
Course Content - Folders and pages in the content area
Links - Additional links to resources

Information Tools

Announcements - Time-sensitive notifications
Calendar - Course/Site-related events
Faculty - Describes the professional and personal interests of the instructor(s)
Roster - List and photos of course/site participants
Schedule - Course/Site Schedule
Small Groups - Instructor-assigned groups
Syllabus - Course/Site outline or summary of topics
Textbooks - Required and optional textbooks

Communication Tools

Chat - Real-time communication (synchronous)
Collaborate - Delivers an open, education-focused online collaboration platform.
Discussions - Discussion board (asynchronous) 
Forms - Form tool
Journal - Private communication between student and instructor
Mailing List - Send email to site participants
Media - Downloadable audio and video recordings
Signup List - Flexible event or topic registration

Assessment Tools

Assignments - Submit assignments for review or grading
Exams - Online exams and self study tests
Gradebook - Student grades and scores
Surveys - Tool to evaluate or collect data
TurnItIn - Assignment submission for plagiarism detection