Frequently Asked Questions: For Instructors!

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General

What is the difference between HydroLearn (live) and Studio?


Hydrolearn.org is the site used to view your courses as they are seen live by other users, but if you would like to make any edits to existing courses or create new courses, you must do this through the studio (studio.hydrolearn.org), which is an independent site!




What is the association with HydroLearn and edX?


EdX is an online learning course provider that is open sourced! Using OpenEdX, we were able to adopt the edX software platform to create our own online learning site that is independent of edX but uses it's same functions and features! That way, when you need help on HydroLearn, you can often find help by reading edX help documents.




What are the capabilities of a staff member on the course?


Staff members on your course are allowed to add or edit any of the course content, copy parts of the course to other courses, and export the course. They cannot delete the course or add other staff members.




Can HydroLearn connect to my LMS (Moodle, Canvas, Blackboard)?


Yes! For help on this, visit the LMS section of the HydroLearn 101 module!




How do I adapt another course and customize it to make it my own?


You can use courses from other users through a course export and import process. To export another instructor's course you must first have a studio account with permissions to create courses. From the home hydrolearn page, navigate to the course card of the course you are interested in, there should be an "Export Course" link located in the right sidebar menu. Visit the section of HydroLearn 101 on Collaboration, Sharing, and Adaptation to learn more!




How do I enroll students in my module?


There are two easy options for enrolling students in your course. The first is to direct them to your module's about page where the students will see a button next to the course card image that says "Enroll in the course". Alternatively, you can use batch enrollment using your students' emails to enroll them all at once. For more details, check out our Course Enrollment and Viewing instructions in section 3 of HydroLearn 101.





Setting up an Account

What is the difference between HydroLearn (live) and Studio?


Hydrolearn.org is the site used to view your courses as they are seen live by other users, but if you would like to make any edits to existing courses or create new courses, you must do this through the studio (studio.hydrolearn.org), which is an independent site!




What is the association with HydroLearn and edX?


EdX is an online learning course provider that is open sourced! Using OpenEdX, we were able to adopt the edX software platform to create our own online learning site that is independent of edX but uses it's same functions and features! That way, when you need help on HydroLearn, you can often find help by reading edX help documents.




What are the capabilities of a staff member on the course?


Staff members on your course are allowed to add or edit any of the course content, copy parts of the course to other courses, and export the course. They cannot delete the course or add other staff members.




Can HydroLearn connect to my LMS (Moodle, Canvas, Blackboard)?


Yes! For help on this, visit the LMS section of the HydroLearn 101 module!




How do I adapt another course and customize it to make it my own?


You can use courses from other users through a course export and import process. To export another instructor's course you must first have a studio account with permissions to create courses. From the home hydrolearn page, navigate to the course card of the course you are interested in, there should be an "Export Course" link located in the right sidebar menu. Visit the section of HydroLearn 101 on Collaboration, Sharing, and Adaptation to learn more!




How do I enroll students in my module?


There are two easy options for enrolling students in your course. The first is to direct them to your module's about page where the students will see a button next to the course card image that says "Enroll in the course". Alternatively, you can use batch enrollment using your students' emails to enroll them all at once. For more details, check out our Course Enrollment and Viewing instructions in section 3 of HydroLearn 101.





Course-Building

What is the difference between HydroLearn (live) and Studio?


Hydrolearn.org is the site used to view your courses as they are seen live by other users, but if you would like to make any edits to existing courses or create new courses, you must do this through the studio (studio.hydrolearn.org), which is an independent site!




What is the association with HydroLearn and edX?


EdX is an online learning course provider that is open sourced! Using OpenEdX, we were able to adopt the edX software platform to create our own online learning site that is independent of edX but uses it's same functions and features! That way, when you need help on HydroLearn, you can often find help by reading edX help documents.




What are the capabilities of a staff member on the course?


Staff members on your course are allowed to add or edit any of the course content, copy parts of the course to other courses, and export the course. They cannot delete the course or add other staff members.




Can HydroLearn connect to my LMS (Moodle, Canvas, Blackboard)?


Yes! For help on this, visit the LMS section of the HydroLearn 101 module!




How do I adapt another course and customize it to make it my own?


You can use courses from other users through a course export and import process. To export another instructor's course you must first have a studio account with permissions to create courses. From the home hydrolearn page, navigate to the course card of the course you are interested in, there should be an "Export Course" link located in the right sidebar menu. Visit the section of HydroLearn 101 on Collaboration, Sharing, and Adaptation to learn more!




How do I enroll students in my module?


There are two easy options for enrolling students in your course. The first is to direct them to your module's about page where the students will see a button next to the course card image that says "Enroll in the course". Alternatively, you can use batch enrollment using your students' emails to enroll them all at once. For more details, check out our Course Enrollment and Viewing instructions in section 3 of HydroLearn 101.