||Web Course in a Box
Version 3.0 includes all enhancements from versions 2.03 and 2.04 plus additional new features.
Principal new features:
Customizable Course Home Page
A Java-based whiteboard is now available with WCB through the use of NetTutor or NetGroup
from Link-Systems International. The White Board provides a tool for synchronous communication and a
Student Web Portfolios
The Course Home Page can now be customized through different names for the principal course pages;
instructors can also substitute their own pages for those created by WCB.
Students can now create Web portfolios which link to Web projects. These can be for one class or
Instructors have the option of adding sign-on and sign-off procedures to their course pages, in order to
build access logs of student use.
Copying classes between instructors
More than one instructor can now have write access to a set of course pages; this allows for secondary as
well as guest instructors.
It is now possible to copy a class over to another instructor. This is helpful in cloning classes which have
multiple sections taught by teaching assistants or adjunct faculty.
Faculty Home Page Builder
The WCB administrator can now easily log in as any user without restarting, allowing better
trouble-shooting and working with instructors in training and development.
Batch-add of WCB accounts
This function has been improved and allows for greater customization of per-sonal home pages.
Choice of WCB usernames
It's now possible for the WCB administrator to batch add accounts for both students and faculty
The WCB administrator can now specify usernames. This allows for the use of the same usernames for
WCB as for other systems requiring user log-in.
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