We have launched the public beta of Uzity - the simple learning management system in cloud. If you haven’t tried the beta yet, visit - http://uzity.com/
Uzity provides the tools and features required to run the learning activities of an organization of any size. Compared to the alternative solutions like Moodle, Uzity has a simple and efficient user experience and user interface design. Given below is a step by step instructions on how to create and manage your organization in Uzity and the different settings to empower it as a MOOC.
Signup at Uzity and create your account. Setup your profile by uploading a profile picture and giving a description about your personal identity. You can also include a url that will link to your favorite personal profile on web. We suggest giving your favorite social identity here. eg: Twitter or Facebook profile.
Now it is time to create an Organization in Uzity. Go to the organization switcher button left to your profile pic on top right. Select create organization and provide the details. Select the preferred privacy level for your organization. If you are planning for a MOOC, select Open or Closed as the privacy. If you are planning to build a hidden organization select secret as the visibility setting. You will have to wait till the moderation team approves your request to create new organization. So provide all required details while filling up the form to make sure your organization creation request will be approved.
Once the organization creation request is approved, you will get an email notification. Now you can login to Uzity to access the newly created organization from your organization switcher or directly access the organization by providing the uzity url for the organization which you provided while creating the organization. It will be uzity.com/organisationcode
After switching to your organization, access its settings tab and fill all required details. Please note that your organization will be unpublished by default. We recommend you to publish it later when some of your courses and contents are ready. Or you think you want to publish it right now, do it accordingly. Once the organization is published, you can invite people from the people tab.
Now it is the time to create your first course in the new organization. Click create course button on the bottom side of left side bar and provide the required details. Once you create the course, you can click on the course and select the settings tab to provide the descriptions, upload image etc.. You can also keep the course unpubished if you want to. You can invite people to the specific course by accessing the people tab of the particular course.
This is a step that you can skip now if you are not interested to create more than one course in your organization right now. But it will look good if you have some courses listed under your organization by default. Repeat the process explained in step 4 to create some courses that you are planning to teach in your organization. Add required images and descriptions to make the courses attractive.
Now it is time to invite some collaborators who will act as teachers and add contents to the courses. Adding all content yourself alone will not be a practical idea. You can invite the collaborators/teachers by going to the people tab and giving their email id. Or provide them with your uzity organization url and tell them to apply to join the organization, which you can approve as required. Once they join you can make some of them admin of the organization by clicking on the username on the people tab of organization. Please note that there is a difference in admin and teacher. An admin controls the entire organization and its courses just like you. You may not have to make all collaborators as admins of organization. You can assign them as teachers to individual courses by going to the people tab of courses. In people tab of courses you can click on the username to make them teacher of the specific course. In that way they can be admins of only that course.
You or the teacher of a course can add the topics for each course and create the contents for the same.
It is a very easy to create contents as you have access to an easy to use text editor with options to embed multimedia content.
You can rearrange the topics anytime by using the rearrange feature.
Once the contents of a course are ready to the level by which you can start showcasing it, invite the learners either through the people tab invite option or send out the uzity organization url to the potential learners/students of your organization and courses.
There are more features available with each topics to add resources and participate in discussions with teachers and students. Make use of these features to provide a quality learning experience in your organization.
If you need any help, feel free to send an email to support at uzity dot com