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QMplus for Support Staff. E-Learning Unit. Workshop Objectives. During this workshop you will : First half Gain an overview of QMplus Know the basics of building in QMplus Understand how access works Second half Look at some administrative functionality Communicating Managing Groups

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Qmplus for support staff

QMplusfor Support Staff

E-Learning Unit

Workshop objectives
Workshop Objectives

During this workshop you will :

First half

  • Gain an overview of QMplus

  • Know the basics of building in QMplus

  • Understand how access works

    Second half

  • Look at some administrative functionality

    • Communicating

    • Managing Groups

    • Managing Assignments

    • Grades and Student Tracking

      We won’t cover everything!


  • Your name

  • Your School/Department/Institute

What is qmplus
What is QMplus?





  • Logging in

  • Course settings

  • The structure of a course

  • Turn editing on

  • Adding resources: files, URLs, labels

Activity 1 qmplus building
Activity 1: QMplus building

  • Go to: https://qmplus.qmul.ac.uk

  • Login with your Computing username and password

  • Click on My QMplus

  • Find your test area

Activity 2 adding simple resources
Activity 2: Adding simple resources

  • Turn editing on

  • In the first topic:

    • Edit the title

    • Add a URL to something interesting

    • Add a label with an image

    • Upload a file



  • QMplus pages

  • Embedding video

Accessing qmplus
Accessing QMplus

  • Much more flexible model defining who can do what on QMplus

  • Devolved model allowing more control at School/Departmental level

  • Less need to ask for help from central services for routine admin tasks

Qmplus accounts
QMplus accounts

  • Automatically created for staff and students

  • Accounts for “non-QMUL” staff can also be created

  • Guest access also possible, no account required

Sits integration
SITS Integration

  • Functionality very similar to Blackboard

  • Generally 1-to-1 mapping between SITS modules and QMplus module areas

  • Also able to enrol students

    • By department

    • By programme

    • By multiple modules

    • …and combinations of the above

Sits integration1
SITS Integration

  • Enrolments updated more than once a day

  • No more “wait until tomorrow” for students!


  • Still relies on data being correct and up to date

Roles and permissions
Roles and Permissions

  • Very flexible

  • Allows fine grained control over who can do what

  • Can be refined as necessary

Current roles staff
Current Roles (staff)

  • Course Administrator (you!)

  • Course Leader

  • Teacher

  • Non-editing Teacher

  • External Examiner

  • Course Viewer

  • Teaching Assistant

Current roles students
Current Roles (students)

  • Student

  • Resit Student

  • Manual Student

  • Auditing Student

    First two roles are used by SITS integration

Course administrator
Course Administrator

  • School/Department level role

  • Same permissions as Course Leader/Teacher


  • Ability to enrol other staff onto modules

    Not enrolled on individual modules but can access all modules in department including newly created ones.


  • Enrolling users

Activity 3 enrolling users
Activity 3: Enrolling Users

  • Find the course belonging to the person sitting next to you

  • Go to the Settings menu

  • Click Users > Enrolled Users

  • Click the Enrol Users button

  • Find the student called “Sean Cassidy” and enrol them on to the course area


  • News Forum

    • Announcements by email

  • Adding Events

    • Course and personal events

    • No emails

    • No “category” level events

Activity 4 add an event
Activity 4: Add an event

  • Under Upcoming Events

  • Click New event

  • Add an event for your course

  • Go and get coffee

Student groups
Student Groups

  • Auto create empty groups*

  • Auto-populate groups

  • Group Choice

    * Populate by spreadsheet upload not yet available

Demo create groups
Demo: Create Groups

Create three tutorial groups by spreadsheet upload

  • Under the settings menu choose Users > Groups

  • Click Import Groups

  • Choose the file groups.csv

  • Click the Import Groups button to create the groups

Demo group choice
Demo: Group Choice

Create a “Group Choice” activity for students to sign up

  • Go back to your Test Course homepage and turn editing on

  • Add a Group Choice activity - Call it “Seminar sign-up”

  • Create sign up forms for the three groups:Seminar Group A; Seminar Group B; Seminar Group C

  • Set the maximum size of each group to 3

Activity join groups
Activity: Join Groups

Join a group

  • Log out and then log in as your student identity

  • Enter the course as instructed (you may need to search for it)

  • Join the seminar group you want


  • Electronic submission / Turnitin:

    • Submission Manager

    • Advanced uploading of files

  • Offline Activity

    Demo: Assignment set up

Activity 6 submit an assignment
Activity 6: Submit an assignment

  • As a student access the assignment we just created

  • Upload a Word document

  • Ensure it is saved and submitted

Demo: Marking assignment


  • Links to an activity or assignment

  • Input grades manually or import

  • Can be printed or exported to Excel

Student tracking
Student Tracking

Found under Navigation > My modules > Reports

  • Logs: Detailed activity on a particular dateCan send a message to all users who haven’t completed a particular action

  • Course Participation:Shows actions (view, add, update, delete) going back up to 4 months

We will be writing custom reports for QM after launch

Qmplus for support staff

Any questions or comments?

Follow up
Follow Up

  • Join the “QMplus Users Group”

  • Guides: Support and FAQs (under Help)

  • Email us: qmplus-interim-support@qmul.ac.uk

  • E-Learning Assistants to help