New to Harmonize? This Quick Start Guide will get you up and running in no time.


TABLE OF CONTENTS


What is Harmonize?

Harmonize is a suite of online collaboration and discussion tools that helps instructors maximize student engagement in their course. Harmonize is an interactive, inclusive space where you can post your work and discuss topics with teachers and other students in your online classroom using rich content and media. Record audio and video from any device to create personal and engaging discussions.


Topic Overview



Section 1: Title & Navigation Menu


Topic Title

The Topic Title reflects the Assignment Name field of the Edit Assignment Settings page in Canvas. To edit this title, click the Edit Assignment Settings button located in the top left corner outside of the Harmonize Discussion frame.


Navigation Menu

This menu makes it easy for you to navigate through all of the Harmonize components. Click the following links to learn more.


Harmonize Chat
Clicking the Chat icon will open Harmonize Chat in a new tab.
Grid Icon / Component Drawer
Clicking the Grid icon will open the Harmonize Component Drawer. Available menu options include:


Components
Discussions
Course Q&A
Chat 
Engagement Insights Beta
Course Settings

Account
Profile Settings

Help & Support
Tips
Harmonize Knowledge Base



Harmonize NotificationsClick the Notification icon to access your Harmonize Notifications.
Engagement InsightsClicking the Engagement Insights icon will open Engagement Insights in a new tab.
Harmonize ProfileClicking the Profile icon will open the Harmonize Profile menu. Click your name to visit Profile Settings. Use the drop down menu to set your Harmonize Chat status.
Additional Options
Clicking the Additional Options icon will open a menu with the following options:


Assignment

Open in new tab

Edit Topic

Activity 

Print 


Course

Course Topic Activity


Account

Profile

Notification Settings

Chat Settings

License Administration


*If applicable to current role


Section 2: Milestone Requirements and Topic Activity


Milestones

Milestones allow you to create multiple participation requirements within a single discussion, encouraging students to engage in the discussion multiple times rather than all at once before the due date.


The message above the Milestone Requirements lets the instructor know how many students have completed the assignment so far. There is also a link to the Topic Activity Report which allows instructors to view the posts and comments that have been made by each participant. This report is particularly useful when facilitating a topic discussion or viewing activity in a discussion prior to its due date.


Topic Activity Counter

The Topic Activity Counter reflects the number of Posts and Comments in the current Harmonize Discussion.



Section 3: Instructions, Watch Topic, Activity, Edit, Full Screen


Topic Instructions


These are your topic instructions. Click the Instructions button (highlighted above) to collapse or expand these instructions.


Watch Topic, Activity, Edit, Full Screen



Watch Topic


Toggle this option "On" to receive activity notifications for this Harmonize discussion.

Student Activity


Click this button to view all student activity in your Harmonize Discussion.

Edit Topic


Click this button to edit the settings of your Harmonize discussion.

Full Screen


Click this button to open your Harmonize discussion in full screen mode.





Section 4: Creating a Post


Creating a Post

Click this area to create a post in the current Harmonize discussion.


Section 5: Display Options & Discussion Posts


Display Options


  • Grid View or List ViewClick these icons to toggle your Harmonize student posts between Grid View and List View.


Sort & Search Options


  • SortClick the drop down menu to sort the posts in your Harmonize discussion. Sorting options include My Posts & Comments,  Oldest, Most Recent, New / Unread, Flagged, Instructor, and Name.
  • SearchEnter your search parameters in the Search Posts & Comments field. Click the magnifying glass icon to begin your search.


Discussion Posts


Both instructor and student posts will appear in this area. To see a more detailed view of these posts, click on the picture above the post's time stamp.


Next Steps

Ready to build your first Harmonize Discussion? Visit Creating Graded Discussions to get started!






Questions? Contact Harmonize Support!

harmonize-support@42lines.net