Frequently Asked Questions: For Instructors!

Browse our frequently asked questions below. 

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General

How do I insert photos or other media?


For step-by-step instructions on media uploads, visit the Uploads section of HydroLearn 101.




How do I insert questions/problems?


For step-by-step instructions on inserting problems, visit the Problems section of HydroLearn 101.




What does it mean to publish your module?


The Publish button is used to apply your course updates done in the Studio to the live version of HydroLearn for your students to be able to see it! If you don't publish your changes, they will stay in Studio, but HydroLearn Live will show your course as it was before you made changes.




How does grading work on HydroLearn?


For step-by-step instructions on grading in HydroLearn, visit the Grading section of HydroLearn 101.




How do I embed an online resource to my module?


You can embed the resource if it is a secure page (https://...) and you can do this either as an additional tab that accompanies your course or you can place it in the middle of the course content! To learn the steps to embed an online resource, visit the Embedding Apps, Databases, and Maps section of the HydroLearn 101 course.




How can I hide my module from the Course Catalog page?


In Studio, click on the Settings tab, then select Schedule & Details in the drop down menu. In this page scroll to Course Schedule and set the Course Start Date and Enrollment End Date to be the same.




How can I delete a module?


It isn't possible to delete a module, however you can "archive" the module. After archiving, the module will not display in your course catalog. Students enrolled in the module will still be able to view the archived module in their course list, but it will change how the module appears and functions for learners.

  1. From the Settings dropdown, choose Schedule & Details.
  2. Scroll down to the Course Schedule section.
  3. Click in the Course End Date field.
  4. Enter any date in the past.
  5. Click Save Changes.





Setting up an Account

How do I register for an account?


Easy! Go to our home page, and click Register. Fill in your account information to create your account, and you should soon receive an email with a link to activate your account! If you want to begin creating courses right away, go to the studio home page and click Sign Up. If you already made an account for HydroLearn, sign in, and on Studio Home click the "Becoming a Course Creator in Studio" drop-down button and select "Request the Ability to Create Courses". You will recieve an acceptance email shortly!




Can I use HydroLearn without creating an account?


Yes! Without registering, you will be able to browse the available courses all you want! Some courses are private, and you can only see their About page, but others are public, and you can browse through the entire course (excluding parts of the course with problems).





Course-Building

How do I insert photos or other media?


For step-by-step instructions on media uploads, visit the Uploads section of HydroLearn 101.




How do I insert questions/problems?


For step-by-step instructions on inserting problems, visit the Problems section of HydroLearn 101.




What does it mean to publish your module?


The Publish button is used to apply your course updates done in the Studio to the live version of HydroLearn for your students to be able to see it! If you don't publish your changes, they will stay in Studio, but HydroLearn Live will show your course as it was before you made changes.




How does grading work on HydroLearn?


For step-by-step instructions on grading in HydroLearn, visit the Grading section of HydroLearn 101.




How do I embed an online resource to my module?


You can embed the resource if it is a secure page (https://...) and you can do this either as an additional tab that accompanies your course or you can place it in the middle of the course content! To learn the steps to embed an online resource, visit the Embedding Apps, Databases, and Maps section of the HydroLearn 101 course.




How can I hide my module from the Course Catalog page?


In Studio, click on the Settings tab, then select Schedule & Details in the drop down menu. In this page scroll to Course Schedule and set the Course Start Date and Enrollment End Date to be the same.




How can I delete a module?


It isn't possible to delete a module, however you can "archive" the module. After archiving, the module will not display in your course catalog. Students enrolled in the module will still be able to view the archived module in their course list, but it will change how the module appears and functions for learners.

  1. From the Settings dropdown, choose Schedule & Details.
  2. Scroll down to the Course Schedule section.
  3. Click in the Course End Date field.
  4. Enter any date in the past.
  5. Click Save Changes.