Some GCU courses offer Flashcards as a study tool for students. While they are not provided for every class, they are a great resource to further understand content that is important for the course. Flashcards are present in Halo | Learn classes.
To access your Flashcards, log into your Halo| Learn Classroom and access a course that utilizes Flashcards.
From here, access the Syllabus.
From the Syllabus page, open the Class Resources panel.
This will present you with the materials available to you for the course. Look through the materials to find your Flashcard deck.
Once you have located the deck, click the link provided.
This will bring you to the Login screen for the Flashcards. Log in using your GCU Username and Password.
Upon logging in, you will be presented with the deck manager. The deck manager will allow you to select any additional decks you may wish to study from. This view also includes decks from classes you may not be taking.
Once you have added the deck, select the go to flashcards button in the top right corner of the pop-up window
From here, you are free to use the Flashcards and study.
Once you have access to a flashcard deck, there are some features available that can assist with your studying.
When using flashcards, you may notice the Got It button to the right of the card. Clicking this indicates that you understand the content of the card and no longer need it in the deck. As a result, clicking it will prevent it from appearing again and the deck will move on to the next card.
Alternatively, on the left side, there is a Not Sure button. This will allow for you to move onto the next card without removing it from the deck. .
The Shuffle button will put cards in a random order, rather than proceeding in the same order after exhausting the deck. Selecting it will randomize the order, but it will not give you any prompt or notice that it has done so.
The Definitions/Words button will swap the view you have of the card. If it says Definitions, it will flip the card to the definition side.
If it says Words, it will flip to the words side of the cards.
You may notice that some cards have a sound button in the bottom right corner of the card. Clicking it will play the text on the card.
If you find a card that you are unsure about or want to save for later, you can flag it. This will add it to the flagged deck and allow you to come back to it later.
To flag a card, click the flag icon in the top right corner of the card. If a card is already flagged, it will have a solid red flag, rather than a red outline of a flag.
To access the flagged deck, selected the Flagged Deck button on the top left side of the screen.
This view will only show cards that you have flagged. Flagged cards will pull from any deck, so if you flagged a card from SOC-102 and access the ENG-105 deck, you will still see the card from SOC-102.
Selecting Got it will remove the card from the flagged deck. Selecting Not Sure will move to a different card and keep it in the deck.
The deck manager allows you to select which deck you would like to view. It includes any deck created by GCU, even if you are not taking the class associated with it.
To access the deck manager, select the Manage Deck button on the top left side of the screen
Upon doing so, you will be presented with a list of decks
You can click the empty circle to the left of a deck to add it to your decks list. This will allow you to access it from the GCU decks section on the left side of the screen.
You may notice that there is an option to reset decks to the right of the deck name. This will allow for you to return the deck to its default state. It will undo shuffling and return any cards removed from the deck through the Got it button. Clicking it will reset the deck, but it will not give you any notification that it has done so.
Selecting go to flashcards will close the deck manager and allow you to continue with the cards.
The filter tool allows you to filter which cards from the deck appear. While you are not able to add filters yourself, some decks come with filters for you to use. These filters can be in relation to topics, chapters, modules, or other concepts.
The Find Words feature allows you to search all the words available in the deck and find specific terms you may be looking for. There are two methods of locating terms with this feature. You can utilize the search function and type the word you are looking for, or you can look through the words alphabetically.
Upon selecting the Find Words button, you will be presented with a search bar and all the terms that start with ‘A’ in the deck. You can scroll through the letters and select them to view the terms available in each section.
Alternatively, you can search for terms using the search bar above the alphabetized list.
Typing in the search bar will automatically pull up suggestions for words like what you are typing. If you see the word you are looking for, selecting it will bring you to it. You must select the word from the selection list to view it. If nothing appears in the list, that means that the word is not in the deck, or it doesn’t recognize what you have typed. Try searching through the alphabetical list if you are unable to find terms with the search tool.