After you have logged into Kinesiology in Action, your Classes page will appear. Your active classes will be displayed on this page. You must create a class in order to track your students’ progress.
Click the Add Class button.
After Clicking the Add Class button, the Class Set-up page will open.
Enter your class details.
Enter the name of your course in the Class NAME field. This is a required field
Enter a description of your class for your students. This field is optional.
Class Start and End Dates
Enter the start and end dates for your class by selecting the calendar icon. These are required fields.
The Class Start Date is the first day on which your class will be available to your students. The Class End Date is the final day on which your students’ work will be accepted. After their class ends, students will still have access to Kinesiology in Action as a resource for the remainder of their 2-year subscription period.
Class End Time and Time Zone
By default, your class will end at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on your designated End Date. You may adjust the default End Time and/or the Time Zone, and the End Time you designate for your class will also apply to the End Date you have designated. Note: You can only select your time zone once.
Auto-Enroll Students will be pre-selected so that your students are automatically enrolled in your class when they enter your Class ID (see the section on Class ID). If you choose to de-select the Auto-Enroll function, you will need to manually accept student requests to join your class (see the section on Student Roster).
Check the Include Independent Study box if you want students’ independent work (that being any work completed outside of a class) to be imported into your class upon enrollment. Work from other classes cannot be imported. We recommend that each students enter your class with a clean slate, which you can enable by leaving the Include Independent Study box un-checked.
You will be asked to choose whether you would like to customize your class settings or use the default settings. Once you have made your selection, click the Next Step button. Please note you must click Next Step to save and advance to the next section of class creation.
Each Kinesiology in Action module contains multiple topics. To expand and view the topics in each module, click the Details button. To see the content for a topic, click Preview Content.
You have the option to customize your course by selecting the topic areas you wish to include or exclude. By default, all modules and their sub-topics are included, but you may remove a module and/or sub-topic by clicking the button in the Status column to turn an entire module or selected topics within a module from ON to OFF.
You can turn an entire module off OR turn off only selected topics within the module.
To change the order of the modules to match your course, click and drag a module using the ✥ icon in the right column on the page.
To save and continue, click Next Step at the bottom of the page.
Next, you will be asked to schedule the course content, and your three scheduled options are outlined in this section. Please note, you must select one of the following three scheduling options.
If you choose "Set dates," you will be able to manually enter start and end dates for each module. This allows you to control the pacing of your course.
Click the calendar icon to set the date. The Start Date is the date on which students can begin working on the assignment (with a start time of 12:00 a.m. on the chosen date). The End Date is the final day that students can submit their work for it to be considered on-time. The default End Time is 11:59 p.m., but can be changed, as detailed below. End Date selections may reorder the content if they do not match the sequence on the Select Content page (assignments are shown to students based on which assignment is due next).
You can designate the End Time for all assignments at the bottom of the page. Work submitted after the designated End Date/Time will be marked late in the Gradebook (see the section on Late Work). The time zone displayed here will match the time zone you chose on the first step of the Class Set-up.
All assignments open for the duration
If you choose "Keep assignments open for duration of class," all modules will be open on the class Start Date, and will remain open until the end of the course. For example, if this scheduling option is chosen, all assignments for a course that ends on 12/31/2022 would be due by 12/31/2022.
If you choose "Use tollgate approach," this means that upon completion of a module, the next module in the course sequence will become available. In other words, a student cannot access Module #2 until Module #1 has been completed, and so on.
After you have made your selection, please click Next Step at the bottom to save and continue.
You have several choices regarding how student work will show up in your Kinesiology In Action gradebook.
Each module has four grading options.
Grade on first attempt
Students may only take the assessment once, after which students’ scores will immediately be submitted.
Practice and Then Grade (Default)
Students will be able to attempt the assessment multiple times. When satisfied with their score, they will be able to submit it to the instructor.
No Grade (Practice Only)
Students will be able to attempt all activities and assessments as many times as they'd like (and see the correct answers) without submitting for grade.
Grade by Participation
Students will be given full credit for each and every exercise they attempt. Actual performance on the exercise can be found by viewing the exercise in the gradebook.
The last step of Class Set-up provides a Summary of all the content you have chosen to include in the class. Please take a moment to note your Class ID.
Each class created within Kinesiology in Action will have a unique Class ID. We recommend that you paste your Class ID into your syllabus or learning management system or send it in an email to your students.
The Class ID will also remain on your Classes page for future reference and will be sent to the e-mail address associated with your account.
Finalize the Class
In the Summary tab, you can make changes to Module Content or Grading Rules by clicking the Edit buttons, which will direct you back to the appropriate tab.
To print the Summary of your course (to distribute to the class as a syllabus, for example), click on the Print Summary button at the bottom. Complete the Class Creation process by clicking the Go to Dashboard button at the bottom of the page.