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Instructor: Direct Deliver Your Course Section

 

Instructor: Direct Deliver Your Course Section

  1. Enroll as an Independent Instructor
  2. Create a Direct Delivery Section
  3. Edit Details of a Direct Delivery Section
  4. Invite Students to Enroll
  5. Student Enrollment Process
  6. Manage Enrolled Students and Check Progress
  7. Check Enrolled Learners’ Scores
  8. Offer an Open Section (No Sign Up Required)

 

Instructor: Direct Deliver Your Course Section

Educators may wish to offer a course section directly through the Argos platform, rather than from a Learning Management System or other type of Portal. This guide shows how to set up an account as an independent educator, then set up a section for Direct Delivery to learners using the Argos platform.

 

Important Note: If you wish to connect to Argos through your LMS, do not use the account and section creation method described here. Instead, please contact Argos support or your LMS Admin to inquire about LMS integration with Argos.

 

Enroll as an Independent Instructor

 

In order to setup an Instructor account, educators must first setup an Independent Learner account then contact support and request that an Argos Administrator give that account the ability to Create Direct Delivery Sections.

First, Create a new Independent Learner Account by going to Learner and Educator sign in page and select Create an Account.

 

URL: https://app.argos.education/session/new

  1. Click the "Create an Account" link. Argos_New_Learner_Educator_Screenshot_1.png
  2. Provide the information requested, then click Register. Argos_New_Learner_Educator_Screenshot_2.png
  3. Check your email and click the link to confirm your account. You will be redirected to Argos and may now log in with your credentials. Argos_New_Learner_Educator_Screenshot_4_email_confirmed.png 
  4. After signing in, you will be taken to the My Courses Page as a Student. Argos_New_Learner_Educator_Screenshot_5_courses_page.png
  5. Next, after creating your Independent Learner account, you must request access to create Direct Delivery sections as an educator.
    • You may click the Help button in the upper right to contact support, or go directly to the Support site at https://support.argos.education and use the email, chat, or phone contact method to make a request.
    • When making a request, please provide the email you used to establish your account and a brief statement explaining how you will use the platform for instructional purposes.
    • Please allow 24-48 hours for instructor access to be granted.

 

Create a Direct Delivery Section

 

After your account has been given Educator privileges, return to Argos and sign in. You will now see a New Section button.

 

Click the New Section button.


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You will be taken to the course selection page. Select the content you wish to use to teach.


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After selecting a course, you will be taken to the Create Section page. 

Note: You can add more content, delete content, or remix content after completing set up.

 

Fill out the requested data, then click Create.

 

Fields (Required fields marked with *):

Title*: This is the course section title your learners will see.

 

Start/End Date: Timeframe when students should have access. You may leave either one or both fields empty and time-based access will not be limited.

 

Time Zone*: Often, educators will set this to be their own time zone if students’ time zones vary.

 

Brand: If you wish to add the official branding of the publisher to your course section, select it here.

 

Registration Open: This setting is Yes by default. This allows learners to access the course. Regardless of Start/End dates, this setting must be Yes or students will not be allowed access. You may wish to leave this set to No if the course is not ready for learners.

 

Requires Enrollment: This setting is Yes by default. This requires learners to have an account or register for an account on Argos. The benefits of setting this to Yes include the instructor being able to see which learners access the course and check their scores. The benefits for students include the system tracking their progress, which means they will start where they left off each time they access the course, as well as seeing their scores.



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After you Create the section, you will be taken to the Manage Section page, which shows the Table of Contents and a Manage Section button.

 

On the Manage Section page, you will be able to see and edit the course details and complete all other actions.


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Note: To return to the My Courses page at any time, click the Argos logo in the upper left of the page.

 

Edit Details of a Direct Delivery Section

 

To edit any section details, click on the Course you wish to Edit, then click Manage Section.



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Go to Manage -> Edit Section Details.


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On the edit section details page, you can change any of the settings you selected when you set up the section. You may also add a Description.

 

Important Note: Be sure to select Save on EACH section where you make edits, or they will not stick.

 

Reminder: To return to the My Courses page at any time, click the Argos logo in the upper left of the page. 



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Invite Students to Enroll

 

When you are ready to share your course with learners, you may do so be creating an invitation link that will allow them to Sign In and gain access to your course.

 

Note: New learners will need to Register, then Sign In.

 

To create an invitation link, click on the Course you wish to Edit, then click Manage Section.

 

Go to Manage -> Invite Students.



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You may select the date AFTER which the invite link will expire. 

 

Note: Section Start and End must have be entered on the Edit Section Details page in order for those two options to be available here.


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Select the expiration, then you will be given a link, as well as see the day and time it will expire. This is the link that you will share with learners so they can self-register. Anyone who has this link can register.

 

Note: You can delete an invitation link by selecting the trash can icon.

 

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Reminder: To return to the My Courses page at any time, click the Argos logo in the upper left of the page. 

 

Note: You can always return to this link by going to Manage Section -> Invite Students.



Student Enrollment Process

 

When you are ready to share your course with learners, share the invitation link with them. They will be asked to register, confirm their email, then sign in. 

 

Once students have registered and signed in, they will be able to Enroll.


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The learners will then be taken to the course table of contents.


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Manage Enrolled Students and Check Progress

 

Check which students have enrolled by going to Manage Section -> Manage Enrolled Students


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You will see each learner that has enrolled. You may unenroll learners from this page.

 

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Click on the learner’s name to see their progress details.


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Check Enrolled Learners’ Scores

 

Track independent learners’ scores by going to Manage Section -> View Grades



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Note: View Grades provides a high-level view of enrolled learners’ final scores. More details about each learner’s progress are available by going to Manage Enrolled Students and clicking on a learners’ name.


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Offer an Open Section (No Sign Up Required)

 

If you do not wish for learners to have to register to access your course, set Requires Enrollment = No on the Section Details page by unchecking this checkbox on the Manage Section -> Edit Section Details page.

 

Important: Remember to click Save or your changes will not save.


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Next, return to the Section Overview page.

 

Here, you will find a URL on this page that you can share with learners to bypass enrollment. 


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When you share this URL with students, they will be able to access your section. They may choose to continue as a Guest, or Register and Enroll. 

 

A benefit of enrollment for the learner is that their progress will be tracked as they return to the course each time.


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Learners will be able to access the course content. They may choose to Create an Account at any time by clicking on the person icon in the upper right.


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Note: On the Manage Section -> Manage Enrolled Students page, the instructor will see there has been a new guest access of the course, but will not know the identity of the learner.

 

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