LTI grade pushing message on the class homepage


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    You may be using LTI for integrating your Learning Management System and Maple T.A. or Möbius. Due to the nature of the LTI standard we can only push grades back to your LMS if you have accessed the assignment through an assignment link created by the LTI mapping tool in your LMS.

    You may also wish to provide access to the gradebook in TA or Möbius. The best way to do this is to provide a link to the class home page in TA. This is another type of link that can be created with the LTI mapping tool. If you do this, some students may end up on this page an attempt assignments from the TA class homepage. For formative assignments this is fine, but if grades need to be transfered back to the LMS then students must be warned not to access the assignments via this page and instead directed to access the assignments from assignment links in their VLE.

    To deal with this I generally add a class message to the class that looks something like this.

    To do this, on the class home page click the link "Class info" and scroll down to the Class Message section. Now click the source button and put the following in the text area. You will need to add the name of your LMS to the text.

    <style type="text/css">@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Open+Sans');
    .thisblock {
        font-size: 16px;
        font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif;
        padding: 5px 0px;
    }
    .thisblock {
        color: white;
        padding: 10px 5px;
    }
    .thisblock {
        margin-top: -8px;
    }
    .thisblock {
        margin-top: -6px;
    }
    .thisblock {
        margin-top: -8px;
    }
    .thisblock {
        font-size: 16px;
        background: #79B9DB;
    }
    </style>
    <div class="thisblock">For your grades to appear in the [INSERT LMS NAME] gradebook you must only access Maple TA assignments through an assignment link in [INSERT LMS NAME].<br>
    <br>
    If you attempt an assignment by clicking on a link below, no grades will be pushed back to [INSERT LMS NAME].</div>
    

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