The database activity allows you and your students to develop and search a bank of records entries.
Suggestions on how to use this tool
- Collate and share observations from field study
- Create and comment on a shared collection of artefacts
- Create and comment on lab results throughout semester
- Create a list of key concepts and use comments for students to submit real life examples
Create a database
- In the topic section where you want to add a database activity, click on Add an activity or resource.
- Select Database and click Add.
- In the General section:
- Give your database activity a Name and Description. You can use the Description field to alert students to important information about the database activity or direct them to technical assistance.
- In the Availability section you can set Available from and Available to and / or Read only from and Read only to date fields to restrict student access to the database activity. Click on the Enable checkbox next to each field to set each date.
- Select other database setting options as required.
- Once complete, click Save and return to unit.
Note: Beside each field, you can click on the help icon for a description of each option provided.
A field is a unit of information for your database activity. The database can have just one field or multiple fields of varying types, depending on the kind of information you wish to collect. An example of a field is a field called Monash University Australia Campus where the options are Berwick, Caulfield, Clayton, Gippsland, Parkville and Peninsula.
- Ensure editing is on.
- Next on database you want to edit.
- Select the Fields tab.