GLOW Getting Started

Using the Front Page as Your Course Homepage

Front Page You can design your course home page (Front Page) with text, images, media, and links. The links can be to files (e.g. syllabus in PDF or PowerPoint lecture), other Glow Pages, Discussions, Quizzes, and external content. Step 1: Create a new page Go to “Pages” in… Continue reading »

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OIT Support If you are experiencing a GLOW related issue, email [email protected] to reach Instructional Technology Specialists, or email [email protected] to submit a ticket. Your inquiry will be answered within one business day. Course Design Consultation If you want a GLOW course design consultation, please contact your… Continue reading »

Building a Course Using the Syllabus Page

Syllabus Page When you use the Syllabus Page, “Course Summary” is automatically generated based on Assignments and Events (via the Calendar) within a course. The “Course Summary” can only be changed by editing or deleting the Assignments or Events. All Assignments (unpublished and published) are listed in the… Continue reading »

Course Import Tool

To copy course content, assignments, and quizzes from previous semesters, use the Course Import Tool from the Course Settings. 1. Go to your new course, then in the course navigation menu on the left, click the Settings link. 2. Click the Import Content Content link on the right. 3. Continue reading »

How to embed an image in the Rich Content Editor

Open Rich Content Editor (RCE) Upload Images from Toolbar To upload an image from the toolbar, click the Image icon [1]. You can also upload an image from the image options menu. To view additional image options, click the Image Options arrow [2]. Then select the Upload Image option [3]. Note: To view the Image icon, you… Continue reading »

Top Glow FAQs – Read Me First

Faculty Q: How do I make my course available to my students? Publish Your Course The home page of your course will indicate that it is unpublished and have a button for publishing to make the course available for students. Click the Publish button under “Course Status”  in the… Continue reading »

Building a Course Using Modules

Modules Modules (default course Home Page) are used to organize course content by topics, weeks, units, or a different organizational structure. Modules essentially create a one-directional linear flow of what students should do in a course. Each module can contain Files, Discussions, Assignments, Quizzes, Links and other learning… Continue reading »

Getting Started with GLOW

Log in You can login to the GLOW service at Use your Williams username (e.g. abc1) and password. Find Your Courses Most courses will be displayed on the Dashboard when you log in to GLOW. It is the first thing you will see when you log in. If… Continue reading »

What’s my GLOW username & password?

Your GLOW login is your username (the one *without*, the same username that you use to login to the Password Changer. The password for GLOW is the same one you use for your email and most other College services. You can change your password, and retrieve lost passwords at… Continue reading »