TheHub Changes: Courses and Evaluations

Many faculty are getting their first taste of the last major change to the interface on TheHub. Recently, we introduced the new look for Courses: how faculty access courses, rosters and course-based evaluations.

Course List
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When you log in and click on Courses you’ll get a list of your current (active) and upcoming courses. In the example above, the faculty member has two courses for Fall 2013. Note that courses for prior semesters are not listed.

If you click Complete in the sidebar, all your previously completed courses will be displayed:
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Clicking on the course name for any course (upcoming, active or complete) will take you directly to a class roster and basic enrollment information:
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Privacy
The new version of TheHub will prominently display privacy warnings for your advisees and students in your courses with a red border around the picture and details about the student’s request will appear on any course evaluation.

Any faculty member who may be red/green color blind should contact Jeff Butera (jbutera@hampshire.edu) and we can address concerns.fac_courses

Evaluations
To either read or write evaluations for a student, either click Evaluations directly from the Course listing or click the link on the left sidebar of the roster. When the evaluation page is displayed, you can see the status of every course evaluation for every student at once: Midterm Self-Evaluation, Instructor Midterm Evaluation, Final Self-Evaluation and Instructor Final Evaluation.
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Later in the Fall 2013 semester faculty will also be able to view summaries of student assessment of the course and instructor.

The process of writing evaluations by clicking “Write” on the evaluation list takes you to the same forms that were previously used. However, you will now see more information about each student, including their preferred pronoun to use when writing an evaluation:
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Advising on TheHub: What do all those icons mean?

Faculty will soon have a new interface on TheHub to write evaluations, much akin to that developed on betahub.  For those who may not be familiar here’s a summary of advising information and what all the new icons mean.

Advising List
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When you log in and click on Advisees you’ll get a list of your advisees. In these examples, student 87 was a previous Div I advisee you passed, and you are chair for his Div II committee.  You are a current Div II member for student 66, and current Div II co-chair for student 35.

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In this second example, you previously served as student 32’s Div II chair (and passed him), and are currently his Div III co-chair.  You are the current Div III chair for student 96, and Div II member for student 13.

Icons

So what are all those icons?  Here’s a complete list explaining each:

The roman icons with no circle mean you have no relation with a student for the given Division:
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A light blue color means you are the prospective Div II/III member, chair or cochair:

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A dark blue color means you are the current Div I advisor, Div II/III member, chair or cochair:

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A white color means you passed the student for Div I, or as their Div II/III member, chair or cochair:

past_div1 past_member past_chair past_cochair

Lastly, you might see “a” indicating you are the non-divisional advisor. This means the student has been manually assigned to you as an advisee by CASA, even if you do not have a Div I, II or III committee relationship with them.

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By working with students and faculty to develop this listing we hope you find it very simple yet conveys a lot of information in a relatively small space.

 

TheHub Changes for Faculty

Upcoming Changes to TheHub

In a few weeks, we will introduce the first changes to TheHub to move towards the BetaHub design developed working with students and faculty. Most importantly we want all faculty to understand that the changes you will see around April 1 are only the first step in a series of changes designed to help both students and faculty better navigate Hampshire’s unique academic program.

Main Menu
Main Menu

What’s New?

The navigation, or how you get around, has been vastly simplified.  Instead of clicking from a long list of possible items, you choose what you want to see from a few simple tabs at the top: your Courses or your Advisees.  Once you have selected a specific course or advisee, you can view details or take action such as sign a contract or write an evaluation.

Changes to Courses and Writing Course Evaluations

The content previously found under “Current Courses” and “Previous Courses” is all now located under the “Courses” tab.  When you click on it, you are presented a list of current courses, but you can use the filters on the left to view any course (past, present or future).  Moreover the course listing itself is will provide you useful information.  The color-coding and format of the lines will quickly alert you that you have something to do (eg: write a missing evaluation, etc).

Old Course Listings
Old Course Listings
New Course Listing
New Course Listing

Changes to Advising/Div I/II/III

The content previously found under “Adivsor” and “Division 1-3” is now located under the “Advisees” tab.  When you click on it, you are presented a list of current and prospective advisees, but you can use the filters on the left to view any advisee (past, present or future).  Additionally, the advisee listing will provide visual indicators (both with symbols and colors) indicate if/when you have some action pending, such as a Div II or III contract awaiting your signature.

Old Advising/Div Menus
Old Advising/Div Menus
New Advising Menu
New Advising List

Summary

We will continue with a series of blog posts to update the status as we prepare to release these changes to faculty.  Stay tuned for more updates shortly.

TheHub Changes for Students

thehub In just a few weeks, all Hampshire students will begin to use TheHub 2.0, the first in a series of steps to reinvent TheHub.  This first iteration will introduce changes to the navigation and menus students use to access and write evaluations.  The old, outdated display (at right) is finally going away to be replaced with something that’s far easier to use.

Who will see these changes?

The changes affect all students, but those who entered Hampshire since Fall 2011 likely have not seen the old menus so this may not seem new to some.  Regardless, we have vastly improved the site navigation by introducing tabs tied to your most common activities: Courses, Div I, Div II and Div III.  You can view and write all course evaluations under the Courses tab, and view/edit your forms for Div I and contracts for Div II and III under their respective tabs.

Is this bediv2tahub?  What is betahub?

Betahub is a project where IT is working with faculty and students to completely reinvent TheHub.  The changes we’re introducing here are only a first step in that process and betahub will continue to exist. Thus, we’re not done making changes yet…