LabArchives provides a series of six articles to get you started with their lab notebook tool. This is the sixth and final in the series. All information is taken directly from the tutorials they send by email to new users.
Need to review notebook activity? Who made that change, or added that file? All activities are tracked within your activity feed. It’s your notebook audit trail. Learn more …
Keep the page or entry communication and collaboration going using the commenting feature.
Need to receive communication alerts in your emails inbox. Users can be notified via email when a comment is made on an entry they have created, edited, or on which they have commented.
LabArchives provides a series of five articles to get you started with their lab notebook tool. This is the fifth in the series. All information is taken directly from the tutorials they send by email to new users.
If you choose, all content within your notebook is sharable, from a signal entry, page, folder to your entire notebook all while managing their access rights. Learn more about your sharing options.
Sharing a permanent link
Completed your research and looking to share with a permanent link? Share using LabArchives integrated digital object identifier (DOI) feature.
Have a number of users within your lab? Learn how to organize users into groups with different access rights. Learn more…
LabArchives provides a series of five articles to get you started with their lab notebook tool. This is the fourth in the series. All information is taken directly from the tutorials they send by email to new users.
Widgets – Powerful Tools
Extend the tools and features available to you within your ELN using LabArchives Widgets. They are customizable, interactive HTML forms or applications displayed directly within your page/entry. Learn more…
Need even more power within your notebook, learn how to create your own custom widgets.
Databases and Freezer Boxes
Create your own database or freezer box widgets with the ability to store multiple entries all using a single form. With the freezer box displaying in a grid style rather that the database table style. Learn more about database or freezer box widgets.
LabArchives provides a series of five articles to get you started with their lab notebook tool. This is the third in the series. All information is taken directly from the tutorials they send by email to new users.
Your Notebook Data – Secured!
When it comes to your research data, it is secured with bank level security. Learn more about your data security and availability.
Don’t ever lose any of your research data as EVERY version is available to view and restore through the revision history. (No data can ever be erased or deleted and all data changes are tracked).
Internal and external notebook linking of data and experiment protocols can lead to greater reproducibility of laboratory experiments. Learn more…
Create an Offline Version
Need a copy of your notebook for posterity? Learn how to create
offline or PDF versions of your notebook.
LabArchives provides a series of five articles to get you started with their lab notebook tool. This is the second in the series. All information is taken directly from the tutorials they send by email to new users.
Need to doodle a drawing of your experiment set-up or the results, try LabArchives Sketching tool.
Learn more …
Enhance and edit your lab notebook images to highlight or present particular findings that are significant.
Using the LA Docs Editor
Create and edit MS-Office compatible documents from within your Notebook. This includes: MS-Office Word, MS-Office Excel and MS-Office PowerPoint.
MS Office Plug-In Software
Users can use this FREE plug-in softare feature to open files from a LabArchives Notebook in their local Microsoft Office and once done editing a file, save the file back to their notebook without even being logged into the web browser.
Learn more – PC Users…
Learn more – MAC Users…
Using your Inbox
Results direct in your notebook inbox. Feature enables rules by which files of a specific type(s) are moved automatically into a designated Folder upon arrival in your inbox. Within that Folder, they are automatically organized into a Subfolder by the Year, and then into individual Pages by date within that Year.
Also available is a FREE desktop utility, FolderMonitor, for Windows and Mac, that automatically transfers files from your PC into LabArchives notebook.
LabArchives provides a series of five articles to get you started with their lab notebook tool. This is the first in the series. All information is taken directly from the tutorials they send by email to new users.
It’s All About The Set-up
When it comes to transitioning to LabArchives from paper notebooks or even other digital tools, we provide you with several options. Is your lab working on one or more projects? Is it a small lab, or do you have a large number of members? Do you have a regular change in lab members (e.g. graduate students)? Learn more about your set-up options.
We Like Hierarchies
LabArchives uses a standard file system of Folders to organize your laboratory information. Each folder may contain any number of “sub-folders.” There is no limit to the number or levels of sub-folders. Learn more…
LabArchives Video Tutorials
You probably know that you can communicate with your students in Carmen either by sending them an email using the CarmenCanvas “Inbox” or by posting an announcement. But which one is better? Best practices in online communication with students say that general class information should be shared using the Announcements tool where all have access to it at any time, and the instructor should make clear from the beginning of the term that the onus is on the student to check the course announcements regularly (perhaps daily). Emails can get caught in a spam filter, be misdirected, or simply ignored. Of course, information of a more private nature which is intended for an individual student should be sent by email to that student, and ODEE’s recommendation is that we use the student’s email@example.com email address. They also recommend not sending FERPA data (such as grade information) via email but to instead keep it in Carmen and tell students where they can look for grade data and feedback.
In the College of Nursing’s latest Flash Friday, Erik Yarberry from the CON IT department explained in easy-to-understand language how he keeps us securely connected with each other and with our data. He answered the following questions:
~ How do VPN and the Remote Desktop really work?
~ What are the differences between our CON network drives? Which ones can I access and when?
~ Why can’t I keep things on my own desktop on Remote Desktop? Why shouldn’t I keep a bunch of files and folders on my own computer desktop?
~ How does Duo work?
If you missed his half-hour webinar, you can view the recording online.
He displayed a pair of great side-by-side diagrams illustrating the difference between our Remote Desktop and VPN. Here they are!
Remote Desktop Server Overview
We have discussed peer review in Carmen/Canvas before both on this blog and in previous Flash Friday presentations. If you would like to catch up on the most recent Flash Friday on Peer Review, click here. This post will go over some details and instructions for using the Canvas Peer Review tool to allow your students to evaluate one another’s performance in group work.
Peer Review in Canvas was designed to allow students to review work submitted by peers, such as research papers and websites. If you are interested in using Canvas for this type of peer review, check out this post on creating peer reviews and this post on viewing peer review comments. Also note that there are other ways of getting peer review feedback, including Qualtrics surveys and having students use email. Whatever method you decide on, the College of Nursing IT team can help you design and implement a peer review assignment.
Peer Reviews for Group Work
For a step-by-step guide to creating your own group work peer evaluation assignment, download this presentation: Using Canvas Peer Review for Group Peer Evaluations-1qlkjnb.
Hints and Tips
- Peer reviews do not receive a grade—if you want to give a grade for how well a student peer reviewed another student, you have to create a separate (no submission) assignment in Canvas to allot grades.
- Alternatively, the instructor can give a grade on the assignment being reviewed and call that the peer review grade—this does get confusing and will not work if you have two rubrics involved.
- Grading completion of peer review vs. grading students’ work vs. grading students’ feedback can be confusing. Feel free to consult IT about this!
- Who can see the comments in a peer review? Instructors and the student being reviewed can see all comments on their submission or performance. Peer reviewers can only see their own comments–the comments they made and the comments addressed directly to them. Students cannot see comments made by students to other students. The “test student” in Canvas cannot complete peer reviews.
- Saved by the Bell – Clicking the “bell” symbol next to a student’s name who has not yet completed a peer review sends an email to the student to complete the review along with a link to the review they need to complete. This is handy when students state they cannot find their peer review assignment. Peer reviews go directly to the person getting the review—instructors cannot read over or approve them beforehand
- When “Saved by the Bell” doesn’t work—instructors can delete the assigned peer review and re-assign it. This will erase all record of the first peer review attempt.
- When assigning peer reviews for evaluation of group members, there is no shortcut to have the group members evaluate each other— the instructor must manually add each student (this can be tedious).
- Dates get wonky in peer reviews for performance rather than a submission (“due date” is really “start date”)— you will need to explain this to students so they understand that this will look like an overdue assignment. Also, changing the due dates or available dates after publishing the assignment may result in student difficulty in viewing and completing peer reviews.
- There is no “self-review” option. If you want your students reviewing their own work, you’ll have to do this separately or on a different platform.
- Workaround: you could have students leave a comment on their own peer review submission page.
- Students may be able to go back in and change rubric scores after the review period, but they cannot edit or delete comments.
If you would like help setting up a peer-to-peer evaluation of group work, please contact us!
You’ll be submitting final grades for AU17 in just a few weeks. Are you ready? Now is the time to double-check your Carmen gradebook setup and prepare it so grade submission goes smoothly. The CON instructional design team presented a Flash Friday webinar on 11/17 on how the gradebook and assignment tools in Carmen are connected and how to organize one to rearrange the other. Find out how weighting grades, dropping grades, muting grades, and bonus assignments/points work in the gradebook in the recording of this webinar at http://carmenconnect.osu.edu/p9ndq89j1wb/