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4. Workspace and Rubrics

After you have successfully applied for participation in a project workspace (see "workspace participation"), there is a lot to discover in this project workspace. Each project workspace is divided into different sections, which appear as a bar on the left (see Fig. 4). In the mobile view or on narrow screens, this bar may be collapsed and only shows the icons of the sections. The individual sections are explained below.

 

 

 Einstiegsseite, Materialien, Diskussionen, Aufgaben, Termine, Gruppen, Themen, Ankündigungen, Personen, Einstellungen. Fig. 4: Rubrics list

 

Materials: This is the right place to post materials of any kind that are relevant to your particular project. There are no restrictions on the file formats you can upload. Choose images, videos and texts that can add content to the project space and upload them in a separate material entry. Material entries can be subdivided using sections. For detailed information, see the "Setting up material" tutorial. 

 

Discussions: The "Discussions" section is similar to the material section. Although it is mainly intended for discussion, there is also the possibility to attach files here. Within a discussion entry you will find a text field where you can enter your contribution to the discussion.

 

To Do: Here you can, for example, set work orders and provide them with processing details. Participants can indicate how long it took them to complete a task.

 

Dates: In this section there is an interactive calendar, which may already be equipped with some dates that relate to the workspace topic - if the workspace was created to accompany a seminar, for example, it would make sense to enter the seminar dates at this point.

 

Groups: Under the heading "Groups", the members of a project workspace can form themselves into subgroups - for example for tutorials, study groups or for individual topics. The individual groups also have the option of setting up an access-protected group workspace subordinate to the project workspace, which has the same functions as the project workspace itself - but can only be entered and used by members of the group if required. This rubric may need to be activated by the workspace moderator before it is listed in the rubric bar. For more information, see the "Group Workspaces" tutorial.

 

Announcements: Here you can see announcements created by other workspace participants or post your own announcements.

 

User: If you click on this section, you will find a list of all members of this project workspace. Here you have access to all personal information that the other members have unlocked about themselves and you can write them an e-mail. Workspace moderators manage the registered participants in this section. If you have activated the person workspaces function, you can access them via this section.

 

Settings: Only visible for workspace moderators. Here you will find an overview of all settings options divided into different menus (left). To configure a project workspace, you must have created the workspace you want to configure yourself or be a moderator of this project workspace. In AGORA, a moderator has various possibilities to adapt a project workspace to your or the group's needs using the settings options. You can find more information in the tutorial "workspace settings".