Administrator View

Courses | Professors | Students

Once an administrator logs in, he gets the overview page (See Fig.1) and has options to:

  • create course
  • edit course
  • delete course
  • create professor
  • edit professor
  • delete professor
  • create student
  • edit student
  • delete student
Fig.1: Administrator's Overview Page
Fig.1: Administrator's Overview Page

 

Creating, Updating, and Deleting Courses

The first option is to create, edit, or delete a course. After clicking on the pull down menu - "Create Course", he simply inputs a course name and an optional description then clicks "Create Course" (See Fig.2). If the new course name is different from course names in the database, the administrator will then be sent to a page that confirms the creation of the new course.

Fig.2: Creating a New Course
Fig.2: Create Course

After clicking on the second option on the pull down menu - "Edit Course", the administrator can change the name, description, and professors associated with a course. There can be any number of professors associated with a course or none as long as he doesn't withdraw the only one professor from a course in which there are students enrolled (See Fig.3). When the administrator clicks "Save Changes", he will be sent to a page that confirms the update of the course.

Fig.3: Updating a Course
Fig.3: Edit Course

After clicking on the third option on the pull down menu - "Delete Course", the administrator needs to choose a course and click "Delete Course" (See Fig.4). If there are students enrolled in this course, he will get the message to delete students first and the application redirects him to "Delete Student" page. If there are no students in this course, the administrator gets a warning whether he wants to delete the course. When the administrator clicks "OK", he will be sent to a page that confirms the deletion of the course.

Fig.4: Delete a Course
Fig.4: Delete Course

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Creating, Updating, and Deleting Professors

The second option is to create, edit, or delete a professor. After clicking on the pull down menu - "Create Professor", the administrator simply inputs a username, first name, last name, and a valid email address then clicks "Create Professor" (See Fig.5). The database will be updated and the user will receive an email with their account login information including a randomly generated password.

Fig.5: Creating a New User -- Professor
Fig.5: Create Professor

The administrator will then be sent to a page that confirms the creation of the professor where he can assign a professor to a course (See Fig.6). The administrator can assign a professor to one or more courses. After he clicks "Assign Professor to a Course", he will be redirected to a page that confirms a professor's assignment to a course.

Fig.6: Confirmation of a Professor
Fig.6: Confirmation of a Professor Creation

After clicking on the second option on the pull down menu - "Edit Professor", the administrator will select a professor that he wants to update and gets the page with professor's information page (See Fig.7). On "Edit Professor" page the administrator can change professor's first name, last name, e-mail address, and his association with courses. He can assign as many courses that a professor can teach as available. However, the administrator can not withdraw a professor from a course if he is the only one professor teaching a course and there are students enrolled in this course. After clicking "Save Changes", the administrator will be sent to the confirmation page with a professor's changed information.

Fig.7: Update a Professor
Fig.7: Update Professor

After clicking on the third option on the pull down menu - "Delete Professor", the administrator will select a professor that he wants to delete (See Fig.8). On "Delete Professor" page the administrator can not delete a professor if he is the only one teaching a course and there are students enrolled in a course. Once he clicks "Delete Professor", the administrator gets a warning whether he wants to delete the professor. When he clicks "OK", he will be sent to a page that confirms the deletion of the professor.

Fig.8: Delete a Professor
Fig.8: Delete Professor

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Creating, Updating, and Deleting Students

The other option that an administrator has is to create, update or delete students. After clicking "Create Student" on the drop down menu, the administrator needs to select a course in which he wants to create a student in and he will be presented with Fig.9. On this page the administrator can create a student by inserting a username, first name, last name and a valid email address or he can create multiple students from a CSV file.Once he clicks on "Create Student", a single student will be created, the email sent to the user and the administrator will get the confirmation page with successful creation of a student.

Fig.9: Create a Student
Fig.9: Create Student

If the administrator decides to create multiple students from a CSV file, he gets the following screen on Fig.10:

Fig.10: Create Multiple Students from a CSV File
Fig.10: Create Multiple Students

The administrator should click on "What is a CSV File?" link to familiarize himself with the format of CSV file (See Fig.11).

Fig.11: What is a CSV File
Fig.11: What is a CSV File

When the CSV file is processed, the administrator gets the verification screen where he can see all students' information (See Fig.12). If the username is already in use or the email address is not valid, he gets the warning about it. Once he corrects the CSV file, the administrator can click "Create Students" and he will be sent to the confirmation page with the number of students created.

Fig.12: Read Multiple Students from a CSV File
Fig.12: Read Multiple Students

After clicking "Edit Student" on the drop down menu, the administrator can select a student for editing (See Fig.13).

Fig.13: Choose Student for Editing
Fig.13: Choose Student for Edition

Once, the administrator selects the student, he is presented with the following screen on Fig.14. On this page the administrator can edit student's first name, last name, email address and change a course in which student is enrolled. However, the administrator can not change student's course, if a student has already taken quizzes. First, the professor has to reset quizzes for this particular student on Professor View. Once, the change is done, the administrator is sent to the confirmation page reflecting the changes.

Fig.14: Edit Student
 Fig.14: Edit Student

After clicking "Delete Student" on the drop down menu, the administrator should select a student for deletion where he can delete either one student or all students from the course (See Fig.15). Once he clicks "Delete Student" or "Delete All Students", the administrator gets a warning whether he wants to delete the student(s). When he clicks "OK", he will be sent to a page that confirms the deletion of the student(s).

Fig.15: Choose Student for Deletion
Fig.15: Delete Student

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