The Faculty Dashboard provides the faculty member with a quick, easy tool for viewing active classes, faculty detail schedule, class list, wait list(if applicable), syllabus information, office hours and a way to email the entire class. This information can be sorted by term or subject code.
Start an Internet browser. Connect to myHill login page http://myhill.stonehill.edu and use your Stonehill username and password. Click on the "Faculty Services" tab to view channels and access banner services. The Faculty Dashboard is the first channel on the left column.
Several tools are available to make selections. The Pencil icon on upper right hand corner is the Edit button. The next three icons are maximize, minimize and close buttons.
Click on the "Pencil" icon to see your options as displayed below. Check or uncheck the tools you want to see, click on "Apply" and then, click on "Back".
From Term will display all courses beginning with specified term.
Number of rows specifies number of courses to list. Currently, if a faculty member has more than 4 courses, it is best to use the Detail Schedule in Faculty Information tab that displays the courses in "daily" or "weekly" view formats.
Sort options allows you to sort by term or subject.
Course Title - Click on this link to view your "Faculty Detail Schedule" page for this course.
Class Icon looks like a group of three people. Click on it to visit the summary class list page for this course. You can copy your class roster from this page to create an Excel gradebook.
Waitlist icon will display students in your waitlist if applicable.
Syllabus icon(looks like a sheet of paper) - Click on this to create or edit syllabus for a course. Use the page to maintain syllabus information, learning objectives, required materials, and technical requirements for the course.
Office Hours icon looks like a clock. Click on the icon to view class meeting times and to set office hours for that class.
Email class icon (looks like an envelope) - click on the icon to email your class. The email class option works accurately if you use MS Outlook (for windows) or Entourage (for Mac) applications. The student email addresses will appear in the bcc line by design. You can enter the subject, content of your message and click on "Send". If you need to configure Outlook 2007 to use commas as address separators instead of semicolons, please refer to Outlook Comma Separator document.
All college owned computers include MS Outlook for Windows and Entourage for the MAC platform. To configure it, you may follow instructions or call Helpdesk (ext 4357) for help.
In normal circumstances, you would probably use Webmail (webmail.stonehill.edu). However, if you need to use myHill to email your class from home, you must first establish a VPN connection (Virtual Private Network). The VPN network establishes a "secure tunnel" for your computer on the Stonehill network and allows you to use the exchange server to email your students. Once VPN connectivity has been established, you can start Outlook to check or compose messages. If you login to myHill, you can also use any of the email links to send messages to your students.