KATIE Quick Start Guide

Getting Started

  1. Access KATIE through katie.luther.edu.
  2. Click on your course in the Course overview block.
  3. Click the Turn editing on button in the upper right to begin editing your course.

Get Ready for Teaching

  1. Add files and other content to your course.
  2. Create course activities like assignments, forums, and quizzes.
  3. Set up your Gradebook.
  4. Make your course visible to students.

What kind of content can I add to KATIE?

The most-used resources:

  • File: upload a file
  • URL: provide a web link
  • Label: enables text and multimedia to be inserted into the course page; can display text, images, sound, video, web links and embedded code

Other resources:

  • Book: create a multi-page resource in a book-like format, with chapters and sub-chapters
  • Folder: display a number of related files inside a single folder, reducing scrolling on the course page
  • IMS Content Package: upload an IMS content package as a zip file
  • Page: create a web page resource using the text editor; can display text, images, sound, video, web links and embedded code

What activities can I use in KATIE?

Activities are modules that you can add to KATIE that require the students to interact with the tool. Activities can be graded, although grades are not required to us an activity.

The most-used activities:

  • Assignment: collect files and text for assessment
  • Forum: discuss and assess
  • Quiz: administer online tests and quizzes
  • External tool: connect to other online learning platforms like VoiceThread, Chalk & Wire, Google Assignments, and your textbook content

Other activities:

  • Attendance: add your class sessions and record student attendance
  • Chat: have text-based, real-time synchronous discussions
  • Choice: ask a single question and offer a selection of possible responses (polls, sign-ups for topics or groups)
  • Database: students create, maintain and search a collection of entries (i.e. records) 
  • Glossary: participants create and maintain a list of definitions, like a dictionary, or collect and organize resources or information
  • Lesson: deliver content and/or practice activities in interesting and flexible ways
  • Open forum: students can respond anonymously to forum discussions
  • Questionnaire: construct surveys using a variety of question types, for the purpose of gathering data from users
  • SCORM package: enables SCORM or AICC packages to be uploaded as a zip file and added to a course
  • Survey: provides a number of verified survey instruments to gather data from students that will help you learn about your class and reflect on your teaching
  • Wiki: enables participants to add and edit a collection of web pages; can be collaborative, with everyone being able to edit it, or individual, where everyone has their own wiki which only they can edit
  • Workshop: enables the collection, review and peer assessment of students' work