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Common Terms

Unit - Refers to the organization of course content. Units hold various types of files and media. Units can be organized weekly and/or thematically.

Grade Item - Like a column in your grade book - creates a slot to enter a grade. You create grade items for the coursework you wish to grade.

Grades - A tool you can use to record, calculate, and track student/learner grades. Functions as a grade book.

Course Toolbox - Various tools faculty/instructors use in their course including creating student groups or copying content from another course.

Release Conditions - Criteria you set telling the system to automatically release information and/or activities to certain students.

Landing Page - What you see when you first log in to the Nest.

Course Homepage - First page when entering a course, provides a summary view, includes calendar, updates, and course announcements.

Navbar - Menus to help you navigate through the Nest.

Discussion Forum - Larger Category (For example: Project Discussions For Weeks 1 - 5)

Discussion Topic - Specific Prompt Students Respond To (For example: What did you learn today?)

Discussion Thread - Students Create a Thread to Respond to Your Topic (Prompt)

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