The new RedShelf Inclusive Access dashboard was redesigned to make program management easier for administrators. Some noteworthy updates include a new left-side bar menu and an easy-to-locate export button on the dashboard.
The My Courses dashboard allows you to view important information like which courses are launched and their opt-out percentage, and allows you to drill down into specific course information. You can customize which columns appear in your My Courses Dashboard by selecting the Columns dropdown on the right and filtering your preferences.
To view specific participants or course information, select the course you wish view. Or select View / Email Participants to view all students within your program.
From here, you can view important course information like add/drop date and number off students opted in. You can also search for students by name or email and view their opt-out status, opt-out reason, and email them directly.
Navigate to View / Email Courses. To email certain courses, select the courses you would like to email and then select the blue Email Selected Course(s) button.
You have the option to create a new email or use an existing template. To create a new email, select From Scratch. To use an existing template, select Select a Template.
If you chose Select a Template, you can select any existing template. You can also delete templates that you no longer need by selecting Delete.
Next, you will be brought to your email template, where you can make any changes you need. If you chose to create a new email, you'll be brought directly to this page to enter an email subject and compose the body.
You can also upload attachments (if necessary), and save your email template for future use (if you are creating a new template). Once you're ready, select Save & Continue.
You will see a summary of how many courses you are sending the email to prior to sending. If you're ready to send, select Send Email Now.
Alternatively, if you would like to schedule the email for a date in the future, select Schedule Email for Later.
Select the dropdown arrow on the right side of the Email Send Date bar and choose your date from the calendar. Once you have selected your date, select Schedule Email.
Complete! Your email has been scheduled.
View Scheduled Emails
Navigate to View Scheduled Emails. In Scheduled Emails, you can view scheduled emails by date or by course. To view details, select either emails by date or emails by course.
Here, you can see email details, and you can choose to edit the email or delete if necessary.
Set Email Options
Navigate to Email Options to set automated course emails. From here, you can create a customized welcome message for your course members...
... and you are able to create a custom opt-out message and decide whether or not you want to send it automatically to students 48 hours before the add/drop date.
View/Email Course Participants
Navigate to View / Email Participants to see who is enrolled in your courses and to send them an email. From here, you can use filters to find the participants you wish to email. Select those that you wish to email, and then select Email Selected Participant(s). You'll be taken to the email scheduling dashboard.
We hope this Inclusive Access dashboard streamlines communication and allows you spend more time with what matters most - your students! As the article title says, it's new... comments are open for questions and clarification. Let us know what you think!