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Folio Course Preparation Checklist

How-To Guide

Preparing your Folio Course for a new semester

We’ve created a how to guide to help you get ready for the coming semester. Keep reading to learn how to prepare your courses in Folio, the Georgia Southern instance of D2L Brightspace.

Getting Started

New Integrations

All requests for new integrations for Folio must be submitted at least a month prior to the beginning of the term.
Integration Request Form →

Crosslisting Requests

We recommend that you submit requests to have courses cross listed in Folio prior to beginning course preparation. All cross listing requests must be received prior to the first day of the term. Crosslisting Request Form →

Preparation Checklist

The process for preparing your courses in Folio is documented in our Course Preparation Checklist below. However, if you’d like training on any of these steps or a demo of the new Brightspace environment for Folio, we hope you’ll sign up for a training session.  Technology Training Calendar →

Course Preparation Checklist

✓ Copy ✓ Update
Use our Copy Content Guide to import, export, or copy content to your new courses. Be sure to update your quiz, dropbox, and calendar dates in the new course.
✓ Confirm ✓ Verify
Confirm that Respondus, Turnitin, and other integrated items are set up correctly.  If you have publisher integrations*, verify that these are set up correctly in course spaces.
✓ Activate ✓ Participate
When all updates are complete and you’re ready for students to begin accessing your course, set it to “active” through the MyGS console or within the Folio course. Use our Activation Guide to learn how.  We’re offering both face-to-face and online training to assist you with all aspects of course preparation. Check out our Technology Training Calendar to sign up for a training session. 

*Technology assistance may be needed when updating newer versions of existing publisher course materials. To initiate this assistance, please either submit a MyHelp ticket or complete an Integration Deployment Request

Last updated: 10/1/2019

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