Guide to ReggieNet

ReggieNet is the Course Management System (CMS) used by Illinois State University.  You may already be familiar with other CMS’s such as Blackboard – ReggieNet, however, is built on the Sakai framework.

This overview is meant to provide a basic grounding in the tools and options available to you in ReggieNet.  Many of the materials here (all the video tutorials, in particular) are from the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTLT).  To access these material directly, go to the ReggieNet Instructructor Support Materials on the CTLT website.

Please note: ReggieNet will only work after you publish your course via the Site Editor.  To do this, please see #3 – The Site Editor.

In a hurry?  Here’s our Quick ReggieNet Page.  It only covers Assignments, Discussions, and Discussion Forums, but that’s usually enough to get a good start.

 

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Grading with ReggieNet: Your Gradebook

The Gradebook easily draws the most questions (and serious concerns) of all the ReggieNet tools.  This is because the Gradebook is designed to interact with many of the other available tools – hence, it’s a complicated tool which is easily mishandled.  But it’s also an extremely useful tool – keeping our students up-to-date on their academic progress is crucial for maintaining communication and maintaining transparency in assessment.  Fortunately, CTLT has put together the following series of videos to help us use the Gradebook more effectively. Continue reading

ReggieNet – Integrating Assignments, Discussions, and Grading

ReggieNet is more than simply a way to collect assignments from your students – it’s a complete Learning Management System (LMS) which integrates your assignments, discussions, grading, and more.  So no more digging through piles of paper or searching through an overstuffed e-mail inbox – with ReggieNet, you can organize your course, and then students can upload their materials in the right place at the right time.

To get started, visit CTLT’s ReggieNet Support Materials website, or read on for more specific links to resources. Continue reading