VIA FOR FACULTY
- Go to vialivetext.com and log in using your DI email address and your Via password.
- When you log in for the first time, your password will be password, and you will be asked to accept the licensing agreement and then change your password.
NOTE: Courses are typically created in Via one week prior to the start of the semester. New student accounts and student course enrollment are loaded into Via at the end of the second week of the semester.
For on-campus support, please contact the DI Library.
Watermark provides support by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and by phone at (800) 311-5656, Monday-Thursday 5am-4pm and Friday 5am-2pm (Pacific).
Do you have a hard time remembering what can be changed, edited or deleted when?
This chart is for you! It details the options for editing, organizing, copying and deleting templates, activities, and draft, published and archived rubrics.
This guide covers creating rubrics, tying rubrics to standards (such as ILOs or CIDA Standards), and copying rubrics.
This guide covers the auto-fill feature, which provides the ability to automatically complete a rubric based on the scoring of the components of the Activity Template.
This guide uses the term “Template” to mean Activity Template. This guide covers how to add scoring to an Template and how to score student work submitted for an Activity created using that Template.
This guide covers how to use the Document Viewer feature to view submitted files directly in Via (without having to open Word, Acrobat, or another application).
This guide covers reporting options for both instructors (Group Owners) and administrators.
The Via Group Owner User Guide is the full user manual for instructors, who are the Owners of their Courses or Groups.
A step-by-step guide to creating and using rubrics, with links to several examples
Sample rubrics for common criteria including group participation, critical thinking, creative thinking, information literacy, oral communication, problem solving, quantitative literacy, writting communication, and more
A wide range of resources related to assessment at a small college focused on art and design, with particularly useful pages on Rubrics, Assessment Resources, Further Reading, and Critique
A wide range of resources related to assessment, from lists of action verbs to use in learning outcome statements to public policy reports
3-Minute Assessment Talks from Watermark's blog
An issue of the AAC&U publication Peer Review focused on ePortfolios, with articles exploring what is currently known about ePortfolios in higher education and their impact on student learning and professional preparation
This publication from the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) “provides an authoritative and representative account of the eortfolio idea. It combines entries on what we think are the most important dimensions of the eportfolio concept”
Articles on practices and pedagogies associated with ePortfolios in educational settings
A database of peer-reviewed journal articles on ePortfolios
An article in the AAC&U publication Peer Review that explores ideal implementations of ePortfolios as a High-Impact Practice (HIP)
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