Prepare for fall 2013 and spring 2014 in FoxTALE

Use your new, empty Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 sites as the sites in which you will teach. You may import content from another course site. See the instructions here for importing.

Your Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 sites are unavailable (hidden) to students. When you are ready to make a site available, go to Settings > Course administration > Edit settings on the course home page. Scroll down to the “Availability” section and select “This course is available to students” from the drop-down menu. Scroll to the bottom of the page and “Save changes.”

If you have course content to move from old FoxTALE to new FoxTALE, please contact the Service Desk before Aug. 20 so that assignments in those courses can be converted in the Aug. 25 upgrade. Please note that old FoxTALE will no longer be available after Aug. 31, 2013.

You can create assignments before the upgrade. Assignments in courses that go through the upgrade will be automatically converted to the new format. No further action is required.

Metacourses Used Only for Special Cases
To folks who have been using FoxTALE for several years … Remember the good ol’ days when courses were set up with templates and metacourses? Well, those days are behind us now, and the process has simplified. Here is an overview of a course life cycle that we’ve been using since Fall 2012.

New course sites are created for each semester, and content can be imported (video) from one semester to the next. Metacourses may still be used in special cases where you want to use one FoxTALE site for multiple sections of the same class. If you still use metacourses, contact the Service Desk for assistance with setting them up.

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