The Early Warning System is a rule-driven communication tool that sends email messages to Students and their Observers when the criteria for the rule is triggered. Rules can be based upon a test score, a due date, or Course access. Each notification message is fully customizable. A notification log is created for each student who receives a Early Warning message.
Using the Early Warning System
Rules can be created, edited, and deleted from this page. Once created, Rules can be made Unavailable or Available. Click the Name of the Rule to display a detailed view of each student's status in relation to the Rule as well as their Last Notification Date.
Rules do not continually run in the background checking for new events. Regularly refresh the Early Warning System to run rules and check for events that will trigger a warning. If there are many rules, it will take the system time to run them. An email notification is sent when the operation is complete.
Use the Search function to locate Rules. Use the Name drop-down list with the text field, and the Availability drop-down list to set search criteria for locating Rules.
Grade Rules are based on a defined score for any grade item in the Grade Center. Students who score above or below the defined threshold for a specific grade item trigger the notification system. Instructors can then send an email message to the Students, their Observers, and others.
Last Access Rules are based on the date users last accessed the Course. Students who have not logged in for a defined number of days trigger the notification system. Instructors can then send an email message to the Students, their Observers, and others.
Due Date Rules are based on a defined due date for an Assignment, Test, or Survey. Due Date Rules cannot be created for manually graded items. Students who do not complete an Assignment, Test, or Survey by the due date trigger the notification system. Instructors can then send an email message to the Students, their Observers, and others.
Updated: Friday, February 11, 2011
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