Learning Design and Technology is providing this collection of examples and how-to's as a service to the MSU community of ANGEL users. Though the information provided here may apply elsewhere, the focus of this site is on advanced tips and techniques for developing courses within the ANGEL learning management system.
This site covers advanced topics. For basic ANGEL Documentation click on the "Help" link in ANGEL.
Here at LearnDAT we have been working with the ANGEL system for about two years. As a result of all this experience, we have identified limitations, difficult tasks, workarounds, etc. We are also developing 'best practices' for working with the ANGEL system. We hope that the University as a whole will benefit from our sharing of knowledge here in the form of tips, techniques and tutorials.
|MSU ANGEL||The official home page of the ANGEL MSU Learning Management System.|
|LearnDAT Site||The Learning Design and Technology web site.|
|ANGEL Help Guide||An index of ANGEL help pages and documentation including general information about ANGEL, Student Help, Faculty/Developer Help and Contact Information.|
|LearnDAT ANGEL Demonstration Course||Introduction to the features that ANGEL has to offer with explanations and examples. Useful for faculty thinking about developing a course in ANGEL or students who are new to ANGEL.|
|LearnDAT ANGEL Student Help Library||A collection of simple, step by step help documents which help students learn how to use the ANGEL system and any other special technology enhancements a course may include. Documents are meant to be imported into courses. (more info)|
|LearnDAT ANGEL Faculty Help Library||A central repository for simple, step by step help documents which help faculty learn how to use the ANGEL system. Documents are meant to be imported into course. (more info)|
|LearnDAT Teaching & Learning||An evolving site about pedagogy and techniques for fully online courses and for "hybrid" in person courses with an online component.|
|ANGEL Online Training||A collection of tutorials for learning at your own pace, a quick refresher or a quick reference. There are audio/video demonstrations available for selected topics.|
ANGEL Documentation (from ANGEL Learning)
Documents produced by ANGEL Learning for end users and programmers are available to Michigan State University ANGEL users with valid MSU Net Id's. If you are not affiliated with Michigan State University please contact your ANGEL administrator about accessing these documents. ANGEL 7.2 documentation is now available.
The primary navigation for the site is contained in the menu in the left column. Each item in the menu is a link. The only exception is that the page you are currently on in the menu is not linked since you are already there.
Within a topic, each page has additional navigation options to help you navigate within the topic. First, at the top of each page is a drop-down menu like the one below (see Figure 1). Choose a sub-topic from the menu to go there.
Figure 1. Drop-down menu.
Choose a page from the menu to go there.
At the top right and bottom center of each page, you will find forwards and/or backwards arrows. Clicking an arrow will take you to the preceding or following page within the topic (see Figure 2).
Figure 1. Forward and Backwards Arrow.
Click an arrow to move forwards or backwards through the pages within a topic.
How This Site is Arranged
The site is arranged categorically. The categories are listed in the menu to the left. Within each category are sub-topics. Each sub-topic consists of a single page. See the Site Map for an expanded view of all of the pages in the site. The first page of each topic contains an introduction and description of the topic followed by a listing of the Section Topics.
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