Quizzes and Question Library

Vendor Documentation There are two parts of a Quiz delivered through Avenue to Learn, the Quiz and the Question Library. Think of the Quiz as the collection of questions a student answers and gets assessed, whereas the Question Library is every single question you could possibly ask. While the quiz […]

Avenue Assignments Workshop

Vendor Documentation Vendor documentation overview: https://documentation.brightspace.com/EN/le/assignments/learner/assignments_intro_1.htm Setting up an Assignment folder in Avenue: https://documentation.brightspace.com/EN/le/assignments/instructor/create_submission_folder.htm Add feedback and evaluations to Assignments submissions: https://documentation.brightspace.com/EN/le/assignments/instructor/add_feedback_evaluations.htm From Turnitin: “Can students trick Turnitin?”: http://turnitin.com/en_us/resources/blog/421-general/1650-can-students-trick-turnitin Configuring an Assignments Folder The Assignments tool within your course on Avenue to Learn will allow you to accept digital files […]


Online discussions are a flexible instructional tool that can help you build a community in fully online courses, can provide peer support and peer marking, or simply can provide a place where students can discuss issues related to the class. As always, when you have a tool that can do […]


The Announcements tool is a system widget located on your course homepage. It is used as a method of communicating with your students to relay messages, important events, and other updates. Vendor Documentation https://documentation.brightspace.com/EN/le/announcements/learner/announcements_intro_1.htm How do I add an announcement? Creating an Announcement: Effective Pedagogical Practices This is the first […]

Import/Export/Copy Components

The Import/Export/Copy Components tool is used to either copy your course from one semester’s course shell to the next semester’s, or utilized to export your course to a .zip file on your computer. You must be enrolled as having the ‘instructor’ role, if you are copying from one course shell […]

Role Switch

‘View as’ functionality Using the ‘View as’ feature can change your role (virtually) from Instructor (or Course Developer) to another role, depending on your current role. How do I see things as a Student? Using Role Switch can change your role from Instructor (or Course Developer) to another role, depending […]

Avenue Mail

Avenue Specifics How does mail work in Avenue to Learn? Avenue Mail is now currently configured to accept incoming and outgoing mail within Avenue – so that means that if you send e-mail to and from your Avenue Mail address from Gmail, Hotmail or your McMaster e-mail, it will arrive. […]

Course Requests and MACIDs

Registrar approved course requests are filled out either by a designated departmental administrator, or by the instructor of the course. The link to fill out your request can be found at the following URL: http://avenue.mcmaster.ca/course/course_request_check.php These requests are processed automatically if the correct instructor is associated with the course in […]


Classlist Overview Classlist is where you can see an overview of all the participants enrolled in your course and their respective roles, add/remove those participates or change their roles, communicate with participants, and view blogs/group enrolments for those participants (if applicable). The following documentation provided by the vendor provide additional […]

Avenue Quizzes Workshop

Welcome to the Avenue to Learn Quizzes workshop. This is a blended workshop – meaning that before you attend the in-person session, you will have viewed the resources on this page, tried some of these tasks in a course shell and then attended our face-to-face working session where you will […]