When you first log in, you will see a screen called Home. Home provides you with access to courses and/or groups for which you are enrolled. Click a title of a course/group.
The first screen that appears upon entering any course is the Course page. Instructor uses this page to post course announcements, news, and question polls. ANGEL is a customizable environment. Each professor has the ability to display different items on this course page.
System navigation is represented by icons along the left frame. These icons are available on your personal Home page and while in a course or group.
Home will bring your back to you home page that lists your courses and campus groups. Along with "My Annoucements".
Guide displays the Course guide which includes the Map, What’s New, Tasks, and Search. The Map provides a course-at-a-glance view one-click access to all course content. Click the What’s New hyperlink located at the bottom of the guide to display a list of new mail messages, calendar items, content items, etc. for the course. The Tasks hyperlink displays Milestones, Personal Tasks, and Unread Mail as task items to be completed. Search hyperlink provides the ability to search calendar, content, mail or roster entries.
Help provides documentation on how to use ANGEL
Log off icon logs your off of the ANGEL system. It is very important to log out of ANGEL when you are finished with your session.
Repository takes you to the Repositories that you have access to. Most repositories are only accessible to faculty & staff
Preferences allows you to set up personal settings on how your ANGEL displays and performs while you are logged on.
Instance Message is an open space for communication
The Tabs across the top of the course page allow you to navigate to a specific area of the course. The tabs consist of Course, Calendar, Lessons, Information Resources , Communicate, Report and Manage (instructors only). ANGEL is a customizable environment. Each professor could have very different names of these tabs. Some may not even appear if the professor has hidden them. If you have a question about a specific tab in your course, contact your professor directly.
As you navigate through the course tabs, the Breadcrumbs update to provide hierarchical context for the current content item or tool.
The Common Tabs:
The Calendar tab allows you to view course specific schedule items for the day, week, month, or year. To change your calendar view, click the Day, Week, Month, or Year hyperlink in the toolbar located near the top of the page. Your instructor can post personal calendar events that are viewable only by you and the instructor(s). To view only personal items, click the Personal Entries hyperlink in the All Entries box at the bottom of the calendar. Use the Next and Previous toolbar hyperlinks to navigate to the next view (Day, Month, or Year) or click Today to bring up the current day’s events.
The bulk of your instructional material is located under the Lessons tab. Your instructor can use the Lessons tab to create lecture notes, links, quizzes, discussion forums, drop-box assignments, and more. Click the My Notes hyperlink (located in the toolbar) to create or view personal notes for specific content items. The Previous and Next hyperlinks (located in the toolbar) allow you to navigate through the lesson content.
The Resources tab provides resources that are important to your course. The Course Syllabus is available on the Resources tab Course Resources are resource links provided by your instructor that assist you in your course studies. Institutional Resources are resources provided by your institution. These may include links to your institution help desk, academics and libraries, events, etc.
The Communicate tab provides access to the course’s communication tools. The Send Course Mail and Read Course Mail tools allow you to communicate with your instructor and classmates. The Sent Mail folder provides an archive of all course mail messages you have sent in the course. The Roster section displays the class roster and provides access to the profiles for each member. Information available under the user profile is limited to what the user has elected to share. The Team Files utility provides a space for you and others in your team to upload and share project files and other documents. The Team Projects section provides a page describing the requirements for the team project and is made available by your instructor. Live Chat allows communication online in the modes of today’s learners – in real time. Participate in peer-to-peer chat reinforcing concepts and building community. Instant messaging is available through the Instant Messenger icon on your left power strip. Live Office Hours provides a virtual office allowing you online communication with your instructor. The link to access the office hours appears during the scheduled office time. The News and Events section allows you to check out the Announcements, News, and Polls hyperlinks catching the latest announcements and news or to take or review course polls. Post your thoughts to a threaded discussion list under the Discussion Forums section of Communicate. Class discussion forums can also be accessed online with your lesson content under the Lessons tab.
The Report tab includes common course tools to help you track your course progress, grades, and more. Click Learner Profile to see an analysis of your activity, submissions, and grades and compare them with the class average. Your learner profile also includes a place to store personal notes about the course. Grades allows you to check your grades for all assignments (both online assignments and off-line) and provides a cumulative grade at any point of the semester. Your grades will only show if your instructor is unsing the ANGEL gradebook.
Milestones allow you to track your progress on key course objectives and assignments. You instructor must set the Milestone for the course.
Manage ( Instructors Only)
The Manage tab provides a wide array of course management tools, including: common course tools to help you manage grades and attendance; environmental tools that enable you to alter a variety of course settings; and data management tools that allow you to backup and restore, import and export, and manage files.