In the course users have a number of additional course functions at their disposal which the course author can activate and deactivate as required. This way a toolbar with various additional functions can be activated. Those tools can then be called up either via the menu "My course" or directly in the toolbar. In the toolbar, the tools are independent of specific shares within the course structure.
By default the course info is visible in the toolbar. The following additional tools can also be called up via the toolbar:
Here, course participants in Learning Path Courses get a quick overview of what they have already done and which things still need to be worked on or called up in the course.
The calendar opens in a new window. Only course authors are allowed to add events to the course calendar. Course calendars are automatically added to your personal calendar. Just select the course calendar from your personal calendar list. Information on the calendar list and further course functions can be found in the chapter calendar.
If your course author has included a glossary to clarify terms in your course you will see the glossary drop-down menu at the top of the course toolbar. You can open that glossary in a new window or show the terms in your course. If a term in your course (e.g. in Wiki) is mentioned that is listed in the glossary, you will see its definition when you move your mouse over that term. The glossary can also be printed.
You may also be able to edit glossary entries if this option has been activated by the teacher. Further information can be found here.
If the course author has activated the course chat you will see a link to the chat room in the course toolbar; you can enter any time. Just click on "Course chat" in order to open the chat window. At first you will always be anonymous. On the right side of the chat window there is the possibility to choose your alias or put your user name on display. General chat features will be further explained in the section "Chat".