Logging in: Use your faculty ID (same as SAIS)
Smart is the LMS we currently use at SolBridge. It's built upon the Moodle platform. If you want to find some guides/troubleshooters on the internet by yourself, search for solutions that apply to Moodle 2.3.
Adding Content on Smart
The first thing to do before adding any content on Smart is to click on the "Turn Editing On" at the top of the course webpage.
The interface is not that intuitive and there is quite a learning curve. Watch the tutorials below to get started. Note: if the video quality is poor, click on the gear icon when the video opens and change the quality to 1080p.
Please help us protect textbook copyright
For copyright reasons, professors should never upload a textbook on Smart.
Setting up your course
Get the list of enrolled students
To know how many students are enrolled in your class, login to Smart, go to your course, and click on "Participants" from the left panel (see how).
When the list of students opens, to see the full list or to download the list as an excel file, scroll down to the bottom of the page (see how).
Note 1: The list does not show you the email addresses of students, but if you download the Excel file, the emails will be there.
Note 2: Please note that students are allowed to try out and choose the courses they want in the first week. So, you might see fluctuation in student numbers. The list is finalized in the second week of the semester.
Import from an Existing Course
If you have content on a course you previously taught on Smart, you can simply import them instead of having to start everything from scratch.
This is also useful if you are teaching multiple sections of the same course. When you setup one section, you can import that content to another section.
Setup the Gradebook
Learn how to setup the gradebook so that your students can easily track their progress and see their scores for assignments, tests, reports, etc.
Add New Grade Items in the Gradebook
Sometimes you might have to create a new grade item (for example, when students do multiple presentations and get an aggregate or average score for all presentations). To create a new grade item and use formulas to do some basic calculations, do this:
From the panel on the left, On the left panel, click on Grades. Then on Setup. (see screenshot 1)
Scroll down to the bottom of the page, and click on "Add grade item" (see screenshot 2)
Give the item a name (e.g., "Presentation Total). Adjust the grade if needed. Scroll down and click on "Save Changes" (see screenshot 3)
When you click on "Save Changes", it will take you back to the grade setup screen. Scroll down until you find the newly added item. Click on Edit -> Edit Calculation (see screenshot 4)
Scroll down and click on "Add ID numbers"
In the boxes next to the items you want to add, type in unique names for each item you want to add. Click on "Add ID numbers" (see screenshot 5)
In the boxes next to the items you want to add, type in unique names for each item you want to add. Click on "Add ID numbers" (see screenshot 6)
Creating groups is useful if you have group activities (assignments, reports, peer evaluation, etc.) in your course. Steps to create groups on Smart:
From the panel on the left, scroll down and click on Administration -> Users -> Groups (see screenshot 1)
In the next window, select "Auto Create Groups" (see screenshot 2)
Under "Group/Member Count", select the number of groups you want to create. Example: if you choose 3, based on the default naming scheme, the groups created will be named Group A, Group B, and Group C (see screenshot 3)
Note1: If you want to randomly assign group members, under Group Members -> Allocate Members, choose "Randomly". This will randomize who gets allocated to which group.
Note2: If you have groups already assigned (e.g., you allowed your students to create their own groups), under Group Members -> Allocate Members be sure to choose "No Allocation". This will allow you to manually assign students to the groups you want.
Go to the course homepage, and from the left panel, click on Others -> Group Settings. In the window that opens, you will be able to manually assign members to each group by dragging students to each group manually (see screenshot 4)
Assign Group Work
For grading group work (grading students' work as a group and assigning the same points to all members), please do this:
When creating the assignment, make sure that you have the correct group submission settings. In the main page, click on Add Resource/Activity -> Assignment. In the window that opens, select the assignment name, points, and scroll down until you see the "Group Submission settings". (see screenshot).
Note: You need to create groups on Smart to assign the group work. Click here to see how to create groups on Smart.
Provide Qualitative Feedback (Comments) on Assignments
From the left panel, click on Grade/Attendance -> Grades -> Setup -> Course grade settings (see screenshot 1)
Scroll down until you find "User report". Click on the dropdown button next to "Show Feedback" and select "Show" (see screenshot 2)
After you modify these settings, students will be able to see your feedback on assignments along with their scores.
Create tests & exams
Create a Test/Exam
A detailed tutorial on the test settings on Smart. Learn how to design tests, modify and set options, restrict access, etc.
Learn how to grade open-ended questions.
Reviewing the Exam
I don't allow students to review the questions on their own because I might use the questions again in future classes. So, I invite them in person (or have a Zoom meeting) and go through the exam together (so that they don't have a chance to copy the questions and distribute them to other people). However, if this is not a concern for you, you can change the exam settings on Smart to allow the students to review the exam by themselves. Here's how:
Messages on Smart
Students can send you direct messages through Smart. Many professors encourage students to use email instead, but some will still contact you through Smart regardless.
Messages are viewable through the web interface and through the Smart app for phones. The phone app is useful because you will receive push notifications whenever you receive a message.
Update (2023/03/07): It seems that it's no longer possible to log in to Smart through the app. This is likely because the university is in the process of transitioning to a new LMS. If you already logged into the app on your phone, you can continue to use it, however. We'll keep the guide here in case signing in on the app becomes possible again in the future.
See the guide for information about how to download the phone app.
Note that app does not have a separate English version. When installing the app, you'll have to enter the name of the app ("CourseMos") and the name of the institution ("Woosong University") in Korean characters.
If you don't have a Korean keyboard on your phone, you can copy and paste from here:
Adding your RA to a course & Sharing LMS material
Add an RA:
If you want to add your RA to your course page in Smart, they can download student lists, add course materials, check assignment submissions, etc. in your course on your behalf. This removes the need to share your password with them.
To add your RA as a 조교, follow the guide in attached slides.
Share with another professor:
Also, you may wish to share course material with another professor who is teaching the same course as you are now or perhaps one that you have taught in the past.
Both of these can be done by adding a new user with the role 조교 ("teaching assistant"). The 조교 role in the LMS gives essentially the same permissions as the teacher role.
To share LMS material with another professor:
Find the course you want to share from
Add that professor as a 조교
(see attached slides)
Once done, that professor can go through the import from an existing course process above. When they choose the course to import from, your course will appear in their list.
(Note: Importing and exporting only includes course material, such as assignments, reading, links, quizzes, announcements, etc.
Enrolled student data and submitted work are not included.)
Once they've completed the import, you can remove their permissions if you want.
Frequently Asked Questions about Smart
Will the students receive their results via Smart automatically, or will I need to send them to the students?
Where can I see students' grades?
Do I need to update the gradebook every time I add a new quiz or assignment?
For a quiz, is the grading of the student attempt automatic or is there something that I need to do?
What will the students see when they open their gradebook?