The Course Hub is the definitive starting point for all course sites. See:
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.
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.
Troubleshooting: If a faculty member logs in and does not see an accurate course list for the semester, check to see if Course Catalog has the correct information.
- If the Catalog information is incorrect, the Department Coordinator should contact the Registrar's Office. After the Catalog has been updated, the new information, including an updated course list, will become available in the Course Hub.
- If the Catalog information is correct, contact the Tech HelpDesk.
View Course Roster
Course Hub syncs with the campus BannerWeb course and student information system. The course roster for each course is visible to instructors only. The roster includes students registered for a course and student photo, full name, and Middlebury e-mail contact. The roster will dynamically re-sync with Bannerweb, including any add/drops that are initiated via the Records office.
1. Log into Course Hub with your Middlebury username and pasword:
2. Click the "Roster*" link under the course listing in Course Hub.
Add a Syllabus
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: Sharing a syllabus on the Course Hub does not add it to other resources you may have linked to. Also, Course Hub only supports the sharing of 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 Canvas or WordPress site.
Add a Canvas Site
How to Video: Add a Canvas Site with Course Hub
1. Log into Course Hub with your Middlebury username and pasword:
2. On the left, under “My Semester Dashboard” click on the academic term you plan to add resources to (e.g. Spring 2016 - MIIS).
3. Next to the course you want to add a Canvas resource to, click the “Manage Resources” button. This will take you to a “Resource” page for the course.
4. Click on the “+ Add a Resource” link in the course menu. This will take you to the Resource content type management page with the following options:
- ERES Resource
- Link Resource
- Canvas Resource
- RSS Feed Resource
- SANSSpace Resource
- WordPress Resource
5. Next, configure the new Canvas resource for the following settings:
- Resource/Link Title (*required)
- Default is set to "Canvas Site".
- Who can view the link and updates? (*required)
- Default is "The Class".
- Connect to an existing Canvas course by ID* (Default is blank)
Notes: You should leave this blank when creating a new Canvas resource. Do not attempt to link to an existing Canvas resource without help from the IT HelpDesk
Description (not required)* (Default is set to empty)
6. Finally, click "Save" to proceed with adding a new Canvas resource. Be patient after clicking "Save." A web services request between Bannerweb and Canvas has been initiated and this step may take 5-20 seconds to complete. Once complete, a link to the Canvas resource will appear. Once created you can access the Canvas resource directly from the Course Hub dashboard.
Add a Google Drive Folder
How to Video: Add a Google Drive Folder
The Course Hub will provision a Google Drive folder for the class and share it with the instructor(s), students, and audit groups for the course section. In the resource settings, Course Hub makes it easy to set the default role for students/audits: either “Reader” which can only view documents and files or “Writer” which allows students/audits to create and upload documents and files.
Add a Web Link
How to Video: Add a Web Link
A “Link Resource” allows you to connect your students to an outside website through Course Hub. You can post one or more “Link Resources” here that you will be asking students to reference frequently. Course Hub saves your students time by putting all of your online resources in one place.
Adding a Resource
The Course Hub allows faculty to create resources for their course. Currently the following resource types are available:
- Canvas site (related documentation is here: Canvas@Middlebury
- Moodle site (related documentation here: Moodle) MOODLE WILL NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE AFTER DECEMBER 2016
- WordPress site (related documentation here: WordPress)
- ERES page (related documentation here: Electronic Reserve FAQs)
- RSS Feeds
- Middfiles Classes Folder
- Second Life
- Shared Moodle Resource (for example, the Academic Integrity Tutorial)
To add a resource to your course hub site, do the following:
- 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
- Click on the "+ Add a Resource" button
- Chose which kind of resource to add
- 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.
Canvas and WordPress resources should be created only once in one section of the course. The other sections of the course should also add Canvas/WordPress resources, but should specify the use of an existing site by adding the resource id of the existing site.
For example, the id in the following Canvas resource example is "106"
Displaying Content from a MiddFiles Class Folder
College-Only: 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.