Once you have logged into Dosage Calc 360°, the Classes page will appear. Your active classes will be displayed on this page. You must create a class in order to track students’ progress.
Click the "Add Class" button.
After clicking the "Add Class" button, the “Class Setup” page will open.
Next, enter the name of your course in the "Class Name:" entry field. This is a mandatory field.
If you like, you can include a description of the class. This field is optional.
Class Start and End Dates
Enter the start and end dates for the class by selecting the calendar icon. These are mandatory fields.
The Start Date is the date on which your class will become available to students. The End Date is the final day that students’ work will be accepted. Students will still have access to Dosage Calc 360° as a resource after a class ends (for the remainder of their 4-year access period).
Class End Time and Time Zone
By default, the class will end at 11:59 p.m. Eastern on the chosen End Date. However, you may choose to adjust the designated End Time and/or Time Zone.
"Auto-Enroll Students" will be pre-selected; this feature automatically enrolls students in your class when they enter your Class ID (see section on Class ID). If you do not opt to Auto-Enroll, you will need to manually accept student requests to join your class (see section on Student Roster).
Check this box if you want students’ independent work (anything completed outside of a class) to be imported into your class upon enrollment. Work from other classes (those being classes with a different Class ID than your own) cannot be imported. Leave this un-checked if you want all students to begin with a “clean slate.” We recommend starting fresh.
Custom vs. Default Settings
You will be asked to choose whether you would like to customize your class settings (this is recommended) or stick with the default settings. Once you have made your selection, select the "Next Step" button near the bottom of the page. Please note you must select Next Step to save and advance to the next section of class creation.
*If you have opted to keep the default settings, please skip to the "Class ID" section of this guide.
Default Calculation Method Displayed
DC 360 features four calculation methods: Linear Ratio & Proportion, Fractional Ratio & Proportion, Dimensional Analysis, and Formula Method. At the top of the "Select Content" step, select which calculation method you'd like to recommend and present to your students by default.
Each DC 360 module contains multiple topics. To expand and view the topic level, click the “Details” button for a given topic. To see the content for a topic, click "Preview Content."
Students will take a Post Assessment (a review test typically containing 15-20 questions) at the end of each module. If you choose to turn off certain topics within a module, the Post Assessment will have fewer questions (see next section).
You have the option to choose which topic areas are included in your course. By default, all modules and their subtopics are included, but you may remove a module and/or topic by clicking the button in the Status column, turning it from On to Off.
You can turn an entire module off, or turn off only certain topics within the module.
To change the order of the modules to match your course, click and drag a module using the arrow icon at the right of the page.
To save and continue, please select “Next Step” at the bottom of the page.
If you choose to "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 adjust the date. The Start Date is the date on which students can begin working on the assignment (the start time is 12am). The End Date is the final day that students can submit the work to be considered on-time (the End Time defaults to 11:59pm but can be changed, see below).
Work submitted after the designated end date/time for each assignment will be marked Late in the Gradebook (see section on Late Work). The Start Time and End Time for all assignments is listed at the bottom of the "Schedule Content" page. The start time for assignments is always 12:00 AM. The End Time and Time Zone here will match the settings you chose in the "Create Class" step of the Class Setup.
All assignments open for the duration
If you choose to "Keep assignments open for duration of class," all modules will be open as of the class start date, and will remain open until the end of the course – i.e., if your course ends on 2/20/2024, all assignments are due on 2/20/2024.
Once you’ve made your selection, please select “Next Step” at the bottom of the page to save and continue.
You have the option to choose grading rules for Learning Assignments and Quizzing Assignments in DC 360. “Recommended” rules are pre-selected, but can be customized.
By default, DC 360 assignments are graded using the Participation approach, wherein students will receive grades based on the amount of work they have completed within an assignment, regardless of their score. For example, if they have only finished half of the assignment by the due date, students will receive a 50%. If they have completed all of the assignment by the due date, students will receive 100%.
Same as the Participation approach, students will receive grades based on the amount of work they have completed within an assignment, regardless of their score. Differing from the Participation approach, the Points approach will require the instructor to set a desired maximum point value for the assignment. For example, if each Quizzing Assignment is worth five points, and a student completes 80% of a given Quizzing Assignment, they would receive four points for that topic.
Post-Assessments and Quizzing Assignments also have the Traditional approach grading option, which scores each component based on a total of 100 percentage points and reflects the percentage of questions the student has answered correctly.
Post-Assessment and Quizzing Assignment Experience
In addition to grading rules for Post-Assessments and Quizzing Assignments, you may choose between two Experience options:
Grade on best attempt
With this model, students have unlimited attempts before the designated due date. The student’s best score on the Post-Assessment or Quizzing Assignment will be recorded in your instructor Gradebook.
Grade on first attempt
With this model, the first attempt by the student is the score that will record to your instructor Gradebook. The student may only take a Post-Assessment or Quizzing Assignment once, but can go back and review answers / rationales.
Please also note that if you’ve selected the Participation approach or Points approach for a Post-Assessment or Quizzing Assignment, students will receive full credit in the Gradebook for completing the assignment, regardless of % score or # of attempts. Students will still see a visual representation (thumbs up/thumbs down) of how they are performing on the Post-Assessments or Quizzing Assignments.
The last step of class setup provides a Summary of all content you have chosen to include in the class. Please take a moment to note your Class ID.
Each class created within DC 360 will have a unique Class ID. You must provide the unique Class ID to students in order for them to access the DC 360 class, take assignments, and submit their scores to your Gradebook. It is recommended to paste your Class ID into your syllabus, learning management system, or an email to 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 any changes to Class Info, Class Content, Content Dates, or Class Grading by clicking the “Edit” buttons, which will direct you back to the appropriate tab.
To print the summary outline (e.g., save to PDF to distribute to the class with your syllabus), click on the “Print Summary” button at the bottom of the page. Complete the class creation process by clicking
“Go to Dashboard” at the bottom of the page.