Create an Activity

This walkthrough is to guide an Instructor in creating a new activity in the IllumiDesk application and Canvas LMS

How to Create an Activity in IllumiDesk Application

  • Navigate to Campus->Course->Lesson to view the Activities List
  • There are two options for creating an activity:
  1. Import Activity - allows you to import an activity from an ipynb file
  2. + Create a New Activity - redirects you to IllumiDesk Studio where the Instructor can add the content of the course

How to Create an Activity?

  1. Click the “Create a new Activity” button. Click the “Create a new Activity” button

  2. The "Create New Activity" modal is displayed. "Create New Activity" modal
  3. Fill in the fields.

  4. Click Create to create your activity.

  5. Click Create & Edit to open your activity in the Activity Editor. 

    How to Import an Activity?

  1. Click "Import Activity" button > import activity page is opened, default lesson is selected in     the lessons dropdown.Click "Import Activity" button 
  2. Open lessons dropdown and click on the "Create new lesson" button > The "Create lesson"       modal is displayed The "Create lesson" modal is displayed
  3. Create new lesson > The "Create lesson" modal is closed. The newly created lesson is            added to the lessons list. 
  4. Select the lesson you just created and import an activity
  5. Add your files by selecting the "Browse" button to open the file uploader. 
    Add your files by selecting the "Browse"
              a.   Note: Your IllumiDesk account currently supports Jupyter Notebooks,                                  Markdown and Microsoft Word files.
              b.   We are working diligently to add more file formats to support.
  6. Select "Upload attachments" to add more files to your New Activity. 
  7. Close the Import Activity page by going back to course lessons page.Close the Import Activity page
  8. A newly imported Activity is displayed in the course list. 

How to Edit Activity?

  1. Сlick on the three dots on the right side of the page > Click “Edit”.

    Click Edit on 3 dot menu

  2. Or click to select an Activity from the activity list page.x 

How to Delete Activity?

  1. Сlick on the three dots on the right side of the page.

  2. Click the “Delete” button.Click the “Delete” button 

How to Duplicate Activity?

Activity duplicating on the activities list page

  1. Сlick on the three dots menu for selected activity (both published or not published).
  2. Click on “Duplicate” option.Click on “Duplicate” option
  3. Activity is duplicated to the current lesson with "draft" status. 
  4. Toast message "Activity duplicated successfully to <lesson_title>. Review Activity" is displayed.
  5. To open just duplicated activity user can click on the "Review Activity" link in toast message.

How to Duplicate Activity in Activity Editor

  1. Open the Activity you want to duplicate to open the Activity Editor.
  2. Click on "File" in the header options at the top left of the Activity Editor page.
  3. Select Duplicate from the dropdown menu.Select Duplicate from the dropdown menu 
  4. A dropdown menu appears with the courses that have been created in your Campus.
    1. Select which course and lesson you wish to duplicate the Activity too and select  "Duplicate". Duplicate dropdown menu for course selection
    2. A message is displayed saying "Activity duplicated successfully to Your New Activity", click on the message to navigate to your new activity or open the course list page to see your duplicated activity.

How to Move Activity?

  1. Open an activity (both published or not published) in the activity editor.
  2. Click on the "Move" option in the header.Click on the "Move" option in dropdown-1
    1. Move dropdown is opened.
    2. Search field is empty.
    3. Lessons list from current course is displayed.
    4. Current lesson is checked.
    5. Move button is disabled.
  3. Select any lesson except the current > Move button is enabled 
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  4. Click on the "Move" button.
    1. Activity is moved to selected lesson.
    2. Activity status is not changed.
    3. Lesson name is changed in breadcrumbs.
    4. Toast message "Activity moved successfully to <lesson_title>" is displayed.

How to Execute code in one cell?

  1. Input code in the cell.

  2. Click the “Execute code” icon to the left of the cell. Click the “Execute code” icon

  3. The code is executed and the output is displayed.

How to Validate Activity?

  1. Click the “Validate all” button.Click the “Validate all” button

  2. The toast message “Validation Success! You passed all the tests” is displayed.

How to Publish Activity?

  1. Click the “Publish” button. Click the “Publish” button

  2. The toast message “Activity was published successfully” appears and the published Activity is displayed in the list of Activities with “Published” status.

How to Set Due Date in the Activity Editor?

  1. Click Settings button on the left side.Click Settings button to open
  2. Set Date and Time (AM/PM).
  3. Save changes. Click Save Changes
  4. The toast message "Due Date is updated successfully" is displayed.
  5. Selected Due Date is displayed in the Due date column on the Activities list page.Select and change due date

How to Set Due Date in the Activity List?

  1. Navigate to the Activities list.

  2. Click Set Due Date.Click set due date

  3. Set Date and Time (AM/PM). Calendar for due date

  4. Click "Set Date".

  5. The toast message "Due Date is updated successfully" is displayed.

  6. Selected Due Date is displayed in the due date column.New due date is displayed

How to Allow auto grading Submission?

  1. Settings in the Activity Editor.

  2. Enable checkbox “Allow auto grading submission”.

  3. Save changes.

How to Allow students to submit after due date?

  1. Settings in the Activity Editor.

  2. Enable the checkbox “Allow students to submit after the due date”.Enable the checkbox “Allow students to submit after the due date”

  3. Save changes.

How to Add an Attachment to an Activity?

  1. Open Activity Editor to edit activity.
  2. Click "Attachments" on the right side of the screen.Click "Attachments" on the right side of the screen
  3. Upload attachments. Upload attachments button
  4. Upload attachment modal is displayedClick done after finished uploading or selecting files
    1. Click "Done to close the modal

How to Add Files as Attachment?

  1. Open Activity Editor to edit activity.
  2. Click "Attachments" on the right side of the screen.Click "Attachments" on the right side of the screen
  3. Upload attachments. Upload attachments modal
  4. The Add Attachments modal is displayed
  5. Click on the "Select Files" tab to view uploaded files to your campusSelect Files as Attachments
    1. Choose the file you want to add by selecting the box
    2. Click "Done" to finish adding your file to the activity

How to Remove Attachment?

  1. Select an attachment.Select Attachment

  2. Click the "Remove" button. Remove attachment modal

How to Download an Attachment?

  1. Select an attachment.Select Attachment
  2. Click the “Download” button.

    Download the attachment to local device

How to Create an Assignment in Canvas

If your course and organization have been integrated with Canvas. You can use the following steps in the Canvas LMS. For more information on how to integrate Canvas, follow the LTI Integration Guide

  1. Navigate to your Course in Canvas LMS-> Assignments and click the +Assignment button 

2. Name the assignment, change the Submission Type to External Tool, Select the Find button.
3. The Find button will open the Configure External Tool modal and list IllumiDesk as an External Tool. Select the Magnifying glass to the right of the External Tool, IllumiDesk.
 
 

4. After clicking the Magnifying glass button, the  Link Resource from External Tool modal will pop up which will list the assignments listed under the linked Course in the IllumiDesk Application

 
 
 

5. Select the appropriate assignment and select Load assignment in a new window button

 
6. Select Save or Save & Publish 
 
 7. The assignment should now be listed in the assignment section of your course in the Canvas LMS

8. Select the activity and Click the Load Assignment in a new window button

9. This button will redirect the user to the activity in Illumidesk