(Fall 2014) What's New on Quad for Students?

My Dashboard

Quad now features an enhanced user interface with a sleek new design. We have redesigned the layout of the home dashboard to include an agenda list with your to-do's, upcoming meetings, assignments and your home stream.



1. Share photos, videos or comments on Stream.

2. Join all online class sessions from the JOIN button, available on your home dashboard.

3. Stay on top of upcoming assignments, class sessions and academic milestones nearing their deadlines with Alerts.

4. Agenda provides a view of all upcoming assignments, advising milestones, and exams to help keep you organized.

5. Connect with your advisor at anytime via Chat or E-mail with the Advising Module (Coming Soon).

6. Navigate to your Course Planner directly from your dashboard to select courses.


Global Navigation Menu

1. American Honors Global Home Button
Navigates you back to your dashboard from anywhere on the platform

2. My Dashboard
View your dashboard with your personal Agenda and home stream

3. Courses 
View all course enrollments

4. Quad Profile
View and edit your Quad personal profile

5. Calendar
View your course calendar, hosted in Canvas

6. Messages 
View your Canvas conversations messaging system


Customized Course Profile
All courses now have a custom profile page that provides a look into your progress in the course.


1. Course Stream
Post photos, videos or messages to all members of your course.

2. Announcements
View all course announcements, instructor updates or general information.

3. Alerts
Stay on top of upcoming assignments, class sessions and academic milestones nearing their deadlines.

4. Agenda
Lists all upcoming assignments, quizzes and deadlines. 

5. My Groups
View your groups for that specific course, select the group title to navigate to the groups homepage.

6. Online Live Session Join Button
The Join button will now be available globally throughout the site. Students can join a live class session from anywhere on Quad at the designated time.


Launching Your Course from Quad
Your full course will now launch from the course profile page. Select the Open Course button to access all other course elements (coursework, discussions, assignments, exams, etc).




Your Quad Profile

Every user on Quad has a profile. View your profile by clicking your name in the top right corner. Your profile will include your stream, avatar, a cover photo, and information about yourself. You can let your classmates know where you are from, what high school you went to and a little about yourself in the right column. 

Edit your cover photo by simply hovering over the photo and a pencil icon will appear. Click the pencil icon and select upload photo. You can then select one of your favorite photos, adjust it and save it as your cover photo.

Edit your avatar by hovering over the avatar image and selecting upload image.

Edit your profile information on the right hand column by hovering over each text field and clicking on the pencil icon that appears (see image below). Type in the information that you would like displayed on your profile then click save. 



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