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LtGetting Started with Lt

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Beginners Guide to using Lt

Follow these six simple steps and begin engaging your students through lockdown and beyond.

Log in to Lt

Step 1

Import existing Lt content

There are many pre-made Lt lessons available already!

Step 2

Add your own content to Lt

Shifting your content into Lt is as simple as drag and drop!

Step 3

Customize your content in Lt

All content in Lt is fully customizable, so you can merge existing content with your own to make the lessons you need.

Step 4

Make use of existing data

If students aren’t able to access the lab, they can still access data.

Step 5

Invite students to Lt

It’s as easy as importing a class list.

Step 6

Publish and make content available

Whether to showcase to staff or to distribute to students, you choose what is seen.

Quick Guide to Ltplay

Help Guides

Lt Essentials

Setting up your instance +-

Signing up to Lt as an educator

You will learn how to accept your invitation to Lt and the basics of the administrator interface.

Lt Instance Administration

You will learn how to customize your Lt instance by modifying the general settings, inviting administrators, and creating or modifying staff roles.

Staff can check the status of kuraCloud and sign up for important notifications about the platform here.

Creating a course +-

Setting up a course

You will learn how to create new courses, modify their settings (including grading workflow and example data options), and invite course-specific staff members.

Adding content to your course

The Getting Started Lessons

These lessons provide an introduction to Lt for educators and students. Make sure you add the Lt Student Starter module to all student courses.

Add Welcome Lessons

How to teach an online lab in Lt

How to switch example data on by default

Transitioning your content into Lt

See how easy it is to move your content from Microsoft Office(Word, Excel, Powerpoint) Google Drive and LabChart into Lt.

Student Admin +-

Inviting students to Lt

You will learn how to add and remove students from your course (individually or in bulk), edit their details, manage student sections, and send invitation emails.

Support Article: Importing Students into Lt

Example .csv file for importing students

Download example .csv

Student Admin Resource Pack

Download resource pack

  • Lesson checklist - pre-release to students
    This checklist will help you make sure your lessons are ready for students.

  • Lt student pre-invitation template
    A template for a quick introductory email to your students, explaining what Lt is and how to sign up. We strongly recommend sending this email out before you invite students to your course.

  • Lt student invitation template
    This template is formatted in a way that allows you to import students to Lt. See our Support Article here: Importing Students into Lt

  • Student experience - login and exploration
    An introductory video for students. You may want to share this video with your students at the same time you invite them.

Managing sections in Lt

Here's a feature that lets you manage the sections in your course in a flexible and intuitive way.

Publishing content +-

Publishing a lesson

You will learn how to publish lessons and modules, and how to make them available to students.

Publishing a module

Support Article: Publishing a Module in Lt

Beware updating a lesson after students have started it

If you update a lesson and then publish it, only students who have not yet started the lesson will see the updates. Students who have already started the lesson will continue to see the old version. Therefore, before publishing a lesson, be certain it is the final version. If you want to make all students see the latest version, you’ll need to reset the progress of those that have already started the original version. This is a critical process that can’t be undone, so do so with consideration.

Publishing checklist

See here for a more in-depth checklist before publishing and making content available to students. Some key points to note are:

  • The content is up-to-date and ready to be accessed by students
  • You’ve decided if the lesson will be published individually or in a module
  • The lesson has a poster (thumbnail) icon
  • Once published, the lesson is available to students at the correct date(s) and time(s).
    • I’ve selected ‘Student View’ and can see the content I expected is available to the students.

Before publishing content, consider if the content is best published as a stand-alone lesson or as one of a series of related lessons in a module. For example, a lesson introducing the course would likely be best published by as a stand-alone lesson. However, a pre-lab quiz lesson that precedes an associated lab would be best published within a module.

Note: It’s very important to only publish a lesson either individually or within a module. If a lesson is published both as an individual lesson and a lesson within a module, students can start and complete them separately.

Enhance your teaching

Authoring +-

Editing Lt lessons

You will learn how to modify existing content to produce customized lessons in Lt. This video teaches you the basics of editing in the platform.

Editing Lt lesson details

You will learn how to change the details of a lesson, including its name, description, key words, lesson icon, and more. This video also addresses how to activate Group and Presentation Lesson options, and explores lesson revisions.

Creating Lt Lessons

You will learn how to create lessons from scratch in Lt. Happy authoring!

Adding videos to a lesson

Support Article: Creating Lt Video Panels

Transitioning your content into Lt

See how easy it is to move your content from Microsoft Office(Word, Excel, Powerpoint) Google Drive and LabChart into Lt.

Monitoring student progress +-

Using the Lt student progress dashboard

Learn how to use the student progress dashboard in Lt to gain insights about your students and lessons.

Resetting student progress in Lt

Support Article: Resetting student progress in Lt

Granting students extensions in Lt

Support Article: Granting Extensions in Lt

Grading in Lt

You will learn how to “force commit” student work and navigate the Grading Interface.

For Students +-

Basics of Lt for students

You will learn how to accept your invitation to Lt and navigate the student interface. This video teaches you everything you need to know to start learning in Lt!

Lt Workshops

These series of 40 minute workshops will help you to become proficient with Lt’s features and education delivery tools. Each session is led by our Customer Success Managers, Arianna Boulet and Liam Farley, who will provide live coaching and practical advice that you can start using immediately in your classes.

Recorded Workshops – Video and Q&A

More Support

Can't find what you're looking for in our support resources or Support Articles? You can request more support below.

Raise a Support Request