Sure, there are several good tips. However, they can hardly be regarded as secrets. To start with, we sincerely hope that our students as well as faculty fully realize their course websites are directly addressable. Respectively, bookmarks to these websites should work in any web browser. Furthermore, the social networking site "My Workspace" (already available on the left side of the system "My Courses") has appeared to be extremely useful for students due to announcement pages and unified calendar. Besides this, every CourseWorks user receives a small space for his personal use. By the way, the space is UNI-authenticated.
Is there any kind of inspirational vision regarding the role of Courseworks as an educational tool for students as well as teachers of Columbia?
Anyone serving with CCNMTL hops that both students and instructors will fruitfully utilize CourseWorks as a helpful tool and it will assist them in learning and teaching. Meanwhile, we fully realize that even the best course management tool can't be a magic stick. It can only be a good supplement to our solid classroom experience.
As some instructors start rethinking their teaching experience and implement new techniques, we sincerely hope that CourseWorks will play a good role in the upcoming evolution. CCNMTL is ready to implement any other tools if they appear to be effective enough. If anything worthy arises departments and faculty members will do their best to add this to their teaching.