About NCSU (NC State University)
North Carolina State University, often referred to in its short form as NCSU, NC State, or just State, is a public research university in Raleigh, North Carolina in United States of America (USA). The NCSU is part of the University of North Carolina system. The institution here has land, sea, and space grant. Duke University in Durham, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and NCSU together form the Research Tringle.
The university was found under a different name on March 7, 1887 under the name North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. Its foundation was laid by the North Carolina General Assembly, as a land-grant. Currently, the university enrols more than 34,000 students which makes it the largest university in the Carolinas. With a total offering numbering to 106 bachelor degrees, NCSU has stellar student strengths coming in for engineering, statistics, agriculture, life sciences, textiles and design courses. The graduate school provides 104 degrees in master’s program, 61 doctoral degrees, and one Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.
As of 2016, NC State had the following colleges and academic departments:
- College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
- College of Design
- College of Education
- College of Engineering
- College of Humanities and Social Sciences
- College of Natural Resources
- Poole College of Management
- College of Sciences
- College of Textiles
- College of Veterinary Medicine
- The Graduate School
About NCSU moodle (wolfware)
WolfWare is NCSU’s online education toolkit, and it collects several systems and tools (such as Moodle) into one binding environment. WolfWare acts as a gateway for all online courses for students, staff, and instructors alike. They can access it on web from this address; https://wolfware.ncsu.edu. Students and faculty have to log in with their NCSU Unity ID to access their courses.
Moodle is an open source learning platform that serves as the primary learning management software (LMS) for NCSU. It enables instructors to communicate with students and provide a variety of activities and resources. To access Moodle courses, one has to sign in to Wolf Ware. As of 2017 summer, NC State uses 3.2 version of Moodle.
Moodle is one of the course tools available through WolfWare, so to activate a Moodle space for a course, you must first request the WolfWare space, and then activate Moodle (or any other tools) within that space. WolfWare spaces are integrated with the student rosters of particular semesters, so new WolfWare spaces (and tools such as Moodle) must be created each semester.
NCUS Moodle login
Step 1: Request the WolfWare Space
Log in to WolfWare with Unity ID and password at https://wolfware.ncsu.edu. After you log in, you will see the classes you are currently listed as the instructor of record. Courses for the current semester can be found on the Current tab. Courses for any available future semesters can be found on the Future tab. Each course is contained in a rectangular block that displays the name of the course and other information.
To request the WolfWare space, click the Add tools and manage your course settings icon (it looks like interlocking gears) on the right side of that class’s block.
On the Course Management screen, click the Request WolfWare Space button.
After requesting the WolfWare space, you can activate various tools (such as Moodle) within that space. You can also configure additional settings for the WolfWare space on the Course Management screen: the space name, home page link, and theme can be edited here.
Step 2: Activate Moodle
On the Course Management screen, in the “Activate and Manage Tools” section, click the Activate Moodle link.
Configure any desired settings for your Moodle space:
Format: Select “Topics” format or “Weekly” format, and enter the number of course blocks you would like on the Moodle site. This setting can also be changed later in the Moodle course settings.
Availability: Set the start and end dates for when students should have access to your Moodle class. The default start date is the first day of classes, and the default end date is three weeks after the end of the semester. You may change these to other dates if needed.
Course Copier: To copy the content from another Moodle space (a previous course or project space, etc.) into your new Moodle space, select the desired course from the drop-down menu. Only course content (no student data) will be copied over. If you prefer to start with a blank course, do not select another course from this menu.
When the setting are configured, click the Create My Moodle Space button at the bottom.
It may take up to an hour for a new blank Moodle space to be created, and using the Course Copier may increase the time required, depending on the size of the class and how many courses are currently also being copied by other instructors.
About NCSU Webassign
WebAssign, developed in 1997, is a privately held education technology company located on North Carolina State University’s Centennial Campus by Advanced Instructional Systems, Inc., dba WebAssign®.
It is NCSU’s flagship product. It is a flexible and fully customizable online instructional system that puts powerful tools in the hands of teachers, enabling them to deploy assignments, instantly assess individual student performance, and realize their teaching goals.
Adopted by all major academic publishers, integrated with more than 600 science and math textbooks, and enhanced with a robust selection of independently developed original content, WebAssign is easily accessible and widely used by faculty to enrich the teaching and learning experience. More than eight million students have used WebAssign to submit over one billion answers to homework assignments, tests, and assessments.
NCSU webassign login
WebAssign can be signed in from various sources. Here are the nominal ones:
- From Blackboard
- From Brightspace (Brightspace is also known as D2L or Desire2Learn.)
- From Canvas
- From Moodle
- From Sakai
If enabled one (student, teacher or instructor) can sign in directly to classes from one of these sources.
About NCSU Gmail
Gmail is the official email provider for all NC State students, faculty and staff.
The preferred browser for Gmail is Chrome.
Terms of Service
The general Google Terms of Service and the Google Apps Education Edition Agreement apply to this app.
G Suite address
NCSU’s G Suite account uses your Unity email address; i.e., [email protected]
Email sent to or from an email alias (i.e., [email protected]) will reach its destination, but you must use a person’s Unity email address to share G Suite Calendars or to chat with that person at NCSU.
NCSU Gmail login
To assist campus email users, the Google Service Team offers the following advice:
- Use the Chrome Web browser and the Gmail app for mobile users to get full functionality and best performance in accessing, organizing and archiving your email.
- Do not use an IMAP or third-party client to access your Gmail. While some business processes may work better with an IMAP or third-party client, if you choose to use them for mail:
- Understand how the “Trash” and “Sent” folders work on your IMAP client and be careful about deleting them. Folders often behave differently on IMAP or third-party clients than they do within a Gmail app or Web browser.
- Stay abreast of changes to Google and your IMAP or third-party client that may impact how your applications work.
- Read Google’s Recommended IMAP client settings. Keep in mind that there may be some configurations that the NC State Help Desk is unable to support.
NCSU Gmail account has unlimited storage, which means students/instructors can keep all of their email! The Google Service Team recommends that they archive their email — not delete them. When archived — or removed, selected messages (specify a label if you like) out of their Inbox — they should keep their Inbox better organized and less cluttered. For more information, see Archive Messages in Gmail.
NCSU library login
NCSU CONTACT INFORMATION
North Carolina State University (NCSU)
Raleigh, NC 27695-7103.
(919) 515-2434 phone.
(919) 515-5039 fax.
Email: [email protected].
The Graduate School
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