Creating Intelligent Agents

  1. From the Manage Course menu, select Course Admin. Select the Course Admin option.
  2. Under the Communication section, select Intelligent Agents. Select the Intelligent Agents option.
  3. Select New. Select New.
  4. Enter the Agent Name.
  5. Select the Agent is Enabled Checkbox. NOTE: Agents must be enabled before they can be ran. Enable the agent by selecting the checkbox.
    1. Determine the Criteria:
    2. Role in Classlist: select the radio button for the desired settings.
    3. Login Activity: select the checkbox if the agent should search for login activity, and then select the radio button for the desired settings.
    4. Course Activity: select the checkbox if the agent should search for course activity, and then select the radio button for the desired settings.
    5. Release Conditions: create and/or attach the Release Conditions you wish to have the agent monitor. Note: Instructors may use any combination of criterion when creating an agent.
    1. Determine the Action:
    2. Repetition: select the radio button for the desired option.
    3. Send an Email: select the checkbox to enable the email feature. Use replacement strings in the following fields to automatically enter data for users who have met the criteria of the agent. View instructions on Using Replacement Strings.
        Preparing the Email: NOTE: You can use replacement strings in the following fields to automatically enter data for users who have met the criteria of the agent.
        View instructions on Using Replacement Strings.
      1. Type the Names of Recipients in the To, Cc, and Bcc field.
      2. Enter an Email Subject.
      3. Enter the Message.
      Enter a message including who the message will reach, a subject, and the message.
  6. Determine the Scheduling: select the Use Schedule checkbox. Then, select Update Schedule and choose the desired settings.
  7. Select Update.
  8. Select Save and Close.