Taking first steps in FELIX - groups, courses, authoring tabs, etc.

FELIX 00-030

What you need to know

This Helpcard will give you general information about navigation in FELIX, particularly regarding the "Groups", "Courses" and "Authoring" tabs, as well as the other FELIX links. The authoring area is only visible for persons with the author role. These are usually university employees, lecturers and professors.

What you have to do

  1. "Start" tab
    The Start page of FELIX opens by default, after logging in.

    • On the start page you will find general information about FELIX. The area on the left contains you the most important "Links" and their explanation. On the right in the "Help" area you can find helpful tips and links.

  2. "Groups" tab
    The "My Groups" page opens by default. All groups of which you are a member are listed. In the "Role" column, you can see which role you have in the group (coach or participant).

    • Click on the flag in front of the group name to bookmark groups as favourites. These are then displayed under "Bookmark" in the tab to the left of "My Groups".

    • Using the "Search mask" (last tab on the right), you can search for groups in which you have a role.

    • Under the "Published groups" tab you can find a group that is publicly available for everyone.

    • If you cannot find a group in which you should be a participant, ask the group coach for access.

  3. "Courses" tab
    In the "Courses" tab, you can choose between "My courses" and "Catalog".
    "My courses" is divided up into "Favourites" (courses you have marked with a flag), the courses that are "In Preparation", the "Active" and the "Finished" courses. It also includes the search mask under "Search".

    • Under "My courses", all courses in which you have a role are listed, regardless of role (participant, coach, owner or author), under the tabs "Favorites", "In preparation",  or "Active".
      The courses either have the status "Published" (listed under "Active"), the status "Finished" (listed under "Finished"), or the status "Preparation", "Review" or "Access for coach" (listed under "In preparation").

    • Under "Search" you will also find courses in which you do not yet have any roles. You can find the desired course by entering a possible title, e.g. "BWL" or the name of the lecturer / course owner.
      If your search is unsuccessful, try...
      .. .the search with wildcard e.g. *business
      ... the search with filter e.g. author/owner and enter the name of the lecturer there
      ... check if you have filters enabled, which you may first have to disable (click on the drop-down menu, "Remove filter").
      If you cannot find the course you are looking for, it may not have been published yet or is inaccessible to you so you will have to inquire about it.

    • In the catalog you will find courses sorted by faculty and programme, as well as courses that belong to the central services of the university.

    • We recommend configuring the displayed table by clicking on the gear icon on the right, for example by activating the semester and deactivating "Start/End".

  4. "Authoring" tab
    The "Authoring" tab is only visible to persons with authoring roles, usually university staff, lecturers, professors.
    Authors will find here all courses and other learning resources (such as forms, surveys, tests) that they have created as an author or in which they have been appointed (co-)owners.

    • Under "Favorites" all courses are listed that you have marked as favourites using the flag (in front of the course title).
      Under "My courses" you will find all courses in which you are (co-)owner.
      Under "My entries" you will find all learning resources (courses, tests, surveys, etc.) in which you are (co-)owner.
      With the search form you can search for your own or other people's courses such as course templates.
      In the tab "Deleted" you will find all learning resources of the current semester in which you are (co-)owner and which have been deleted by you/the co-owners. You can also restore them under the "Deleted" tab.

    • If you can't find a course in the authoring area, check the "Courses" tab.

    • The displayed table can be configured by clicking on the gear icon (right). For example, activate the semester and deactivate start/end.
      You should always specify the semester when creating the course under Administration > Settings > Execution, to show whether the course is current or not.

    • The filter function above the table helps you to search for courses e.g. by Technical type (traditional course, learning path) or status.

    • In the authoring area (top right) you can create new courses and learning resources.

  5. "Question bank" tab
    The "Question bank" tab allows authors to create and manage questions for e-exams, tests and self-tests, for example.

  6. "VidCo" tab
    Information about the online conference systems in use at HFU can be found under the "VidCo" tab.

  7. "HFU-Services" tab
    The direct links to the most important HFU services can be found under the "HFU-Services" tab (e.g. to the Studi-Portal, to the password change service, to LINKEDIN Learning, etc.).

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