Introduction to your Course Homepage Notifications and Modules: Students

Modules provide information to users based on their enrollment and role. Actions such as new content added to a course, or setting the date of an assignment to be submitted, will automatically populate these modules. Not all users see content in each module—for example, the instructor will never see anything in the To Do list.

Announcement Module

This module displays important messages from instructors to students.

My Tasks Module

This module displays tasks set by instructors for students.

What's New Module

Displays a list of new items. Students see:

  • new course messages
  • new discussion board posts
  • new grades posted
  • new content that is available

Alerts Module

Displays past due and early warning notifications for courses. Students see any assignments, tests, or other items that are past due.

To Do Module

Displays to Students the status (Past Due/Due) of relevant course work and tasks. Students see any grade items that have listed due dates in two categories, what is past due and what is due in the future. Links to relevant course items are provided.