Kora transition overview: system admins or project manager without Classic course experience

Version: Kora Courses, January 2024 or later
Permissions required: Administrator


Key Features:

  • Digication Kora Courses simplifies the management and distribution of templates, which can be used to provide guidance and resources to students.
  • By breaking down the work (including but not limited to ePortfolio) creation process into manageable steps using prompts, Kora enhances student engagement and facilitates their progress.
  • Kora facilitates an easy submission and sharing process for students and empowers instructors to efficiently track progress, review assignments, provide feedback, and assess work using outcomes and rubrics. 
  • Digication Kora features LTI integration offering seamless single-sign-on, course roster import, assignment connection, and grade transfer with a high degree of usability for a comprehensive and efficient learning experience. 

Why transition to Digication Kora Courses? See the faculty transition overview

A. Simplify template management and distribution to students, making it much easier to provide consistent guidance and resources.

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B. Promote student engagement by breaking down the ePortfolio creation process into smaller, manageable steps using prompts.

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C. Simplify the assignment submission process for students by eliminating the need to publish and share content separately.

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D. Enhance the ability to track student progress efficiently, eliminating the need to review long lists of URLs or perform time-consuming directory searches.

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E. Expedite the review and feedback process, with the option to grade assignments and automatically send grades to the Learning Management System (LMS).

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F. Benefit from a dedicated Kora-based admin interface, offering specialized features for effective administrative control and management.

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G. You can effortlessly create outcomes and rubrics for instructors to align to assignments in Kora Courses creating more opportunities for assessment data collection and enhancing assessment engagement and quality.

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H. Digication Kora features LTI integration, based on LTI 1.3, offering seamless single-sign-on, course roster import, assignment connection, and grade transfer, with a high degree of usability for a comprehensive and efficient learning experience. For more info please check LMS feature overview.

Note that several admin features are currently in progress, for more details please refer to the provided notes.

NOTES

The administration area includes General Administration as well as Kora Administration. Administrations can choose which to display using the options found at the top right of the administration area.

General Administration

  • Users: Users imported into Kora courses will appear in the user list in the General Administration area. However, on the user detail page, Kora courses will not be displayed at this time.
  • User Groups:
  • Administrators:
  • Notifications:
  • Classic Courses: This page in the General Administration area includes only the Classic courses and will not include Kora courses. A new Kora courses page will be added to the Kora Administration area soon.
  • ePortfolios: The CSV download from this page of the General Administration area will not show course associations for Kora courses at this time.
  • Templates: The CSV download from this page of the General Administration area will not show course associations for Kora courses at this time.
  • Exports: The exports feature in the General Administration area will not work with Kora at this time. (coming soon)
  • Classic Course Standards & Rubrics: Standards and Rubrics associated with Classic courses are managed on this page of the General Administration area.
  • Statistics: The Statistics page of the General Administration area will not include data related to Kora courses at this time.
  • Reports: The Reports page of the General Administration area will not include filters or data related to Kora courses at this time.
Kora Administration
  • Grade Settings:
  • Outcomes Standards & Rubrics: Outcomes and Rubrics associated with Kora courses are managed within this page of the Kora Administration area. on a different page and won't be found in the admin.
  • Import:
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