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CourseHub

The Course Hub is the definitive starting point for all course sites.  See:

http://courses.middlebury.edu/

When you log into the Course Hub with your Middlebury username and password you will see a list of all your courses and each course will have its own site with basic information about the course including its title, description, instructor, schedule and location.  Some course hub sites may also contain links to other resources.

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Course Hub for Faculty

When faculty log into the CourseHub, they will see a list of all the courses they are teaching.  Each course will have a site with basic information about the course including its title, description, instructor, schedule and location.  Faculty can add to their course hub sites a syllabus and resources.

Adding a Syllabus to your Course Hub Site

To add a syllabus to your course hub site, click on the "+ Add Syllabus" link.  

There are options to copy your syllabus text and paste it into the hub site or you can upload a file that contains your syllabus. 

NOTE: the Course Hub only supports the sharing a single file directly on a given Course Hub site.  To share more files, create a resource such as an ERES page (for files stored in ERES) or a Moodle or WordPress site.

Adding a Resource to your Course Hub Site

The Course Hub allows faculty to create resources for their course. Currently the following resource types are available:

To add a resource to your course hub site, do the following:

  1. Click on the "Manage Resources" button in your semester dashboard OR 
    the "Resources" link in the right sidebar of the hub site for a particular course
  2. Click on the "+ Add a Resource" button
  3. Chose which kind of resource to add
  4. Fill in the required fields and click on the "Save" button

Create Course Hub Sites for lab and discussion sections

Instructors can create Course Hub sites for lab, discussion, independent study, and other section-types that do not have Course Hub sites automatically created.

Lab/discussion Course Hub sites are not needed for the majority of courses as the lecture/seminar sites usually suffice. However, they may be useful in the following cases:

  • The lab is taught by a separate instructor with its own resources and syllabus.
  • You wish to create separate resources (e.g. Moodle sites) for each discussion section.


This LIS blog post has instructions and a brief screen-cast describing how to create additional Course Hub sites: New Course Hub Feature: Create Lab/Discussion Sites.

Using Resources for Multiple sections of a Course

Resources created for a course can be used in multiple sections of that course. In the case of syllabi, links or RSS feeds, these resources should simply be recreated in the separate hub sites for each section of the course.

Moodle and WordPress resources should be created only once in one section of the course. The other sections of the course should also add Moodle/WordPress resources, but should specify the use of an existing site by adding the id of the existing site.

The id in the following example is "380"

https://moodle.middlebury.edu/course/view.php?id=380

Displaying Content from the Classes Folder

When faculty put files in the HANDOUTS, SHARE, or PUBLIC_HTML folders of their class folder, a “Middfiles Class Folder” resource will automatically be added to the Course Hub site. This resource provides a link that allows students to easily browse the files without having to mount a network drive. Read this LIS blog post for details: New Course Hub / Middfiles Integration.

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