Enable Kora for your system or selected individuals

Version: Kora Courses, April 14, 2023 or later

Permissions required: Administrator

To ease the transition into Digication Kora, this article outlines some essential administrative tasks. It also points to important resources for students, faculty members, and administrators.

Access to Digication Kora

Access to Kora can be given in the following ways:

  • The ability to create Kora courses can be given system-wide. (Please see “Enable or disable system-wide", later in this article.)
  • Per-user override allows admins to enable Kora for individual accounts and determines their ability to create Kora courses. (Please see “Enable or disable for individual users,” later in this article.)
  • Users can access Kora courses if they are enrolled as students or faculty members in such courses.
  • Administrators can facilitate access to Kora courses through LMS Integration(LTI 1.3). (Please see “Setting up LMS integration (LTI 1.3) for Kora access” later in this article.)

Enable Digication Kora and Kora settings

  1. Click “Administration” (1).

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Enable or disable system-wide

  1. In "General administration," click "Settings" (2).

The General administration page, with a numerical guide, 2, marking 'Settings' in the left-hand menu

  1. Click "Optional System-Wide Features" (3).
  2. Click “Edit” (4).

The General administration 'Settings' page; numerical guides mark the following: 3, 'Optional system-wide preferences,' 4, 'edit'

  1. Specify one of the following system-wide settings for when users manually create courses:
    • Use Kora when manually creating courses (5).
    • Prompt user to choose Kora or classic when manually creating courses (6).
    • Use classic when creating courses (7).
  2. Set whether to allow per-user override (8).

NOTE: Per-user override allows admins to enable Kora for individual accounts and determines their ability to create Kora courses.

  1. You can hide “My assignments and activities” in the dashboard (9) for all Kora users.
  2. Click “Save” (10).

The page for editing system-wide Kora settings; numerical guides mark the following: 5, 'Use Kora when manually creating courses,'; 6, 'Prompt user to choose Kora or classic when manually creating courses,'; 7, 'Use classic when manually creating courses'; 8, 'Allow per user override'; 9, 'Hide my assignments and activities from dashboard'; 10, 'save'

Enable or disable for individual users

  • When "Allow per-user override" is checked (see previous section), administrators can enable Kora for individual accounts and determine their ability to create Kora courses.
  1. Click a user, then “Edit.”.
  2. In "System-wide features," specify one of the following:
    • Use system settings (11). (User account follows system settings.)
    • Use Kora when manually creating courses (12). (Enables Kora for the account.)
    • Prompt user to choose Kora or classic when manually creating courses (13). (Enables Kora for the account. Faculty will be able to choose between Classic and Kora when manually creating courses.)
    • Use classic when manually creating courses (14). (Restricts account to creating Classic courses.)
  3. Click “Save” (15).

An individual user page, open for editing; numerical guides mark the following: 11, 'Use system settings'; 12, 'Use Kora when manually creating courses'; 13, 'Prompt user to choose Kora or classic when manually creating courses'; 14, 'Use classic when manually creating courses'; 15, 'save'

NOTE: Articles related to other administrative functions can be found later in “Administrator resources.”

Setting up LMS integration (LTI 1.3) for Kora access

  1. You can install the LTI integration with your LMS.
  2. It will be up to your LMS administrators to limit how / whether this tool will be enabled.
  3. Within any courses that have this new LTI tool enabled, faculty can click on Digication and gain access to Kora right away.
  4. All students in that course will also automatically have access to Kora.

For more information on how to set up LMS integration to provide Kora access please see “LMS Integration for Kora (LTI 1.3) - Setup for Admins".

Student, faculty, and administrator resources

Student resources

Faculty resources

Administrator resources

Upcoming Digication Kora features

For more information about upcoming Digication Kora features, please see "Features coming soon."

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