Frequently Asked Questions
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I can't log in to SharpScholar.
Please ensure that your username and password are being entered correctly. If your forgot your password, click here. Next make sure your internet connection is working correctly. If neither of those options works please contact email@example.com for more assistance.
How do I change my SharpScholar password?
For steps, see How to Change Your Password .
My list of courses is incorrect.
SharpScholar does not have access to your school's SharpScholar site and cannot help you with specific enrolment issues. Course enrolments are handled differently by each school. Depending on how SharpScholar is configured at your school, you might have the ability to hide courses from the Course List. Click the gear icon at the top right of the course list and uncheck the box to Unselect All. That will hide the course from your view. If you are unable to do that, contact the computing help desk at your school for assistance.
I want to drop or add a class.
SharpScholar does not have access to your school's SharpScholar site and cannot help you with specific enrollment issues. Course enrollments are handled differently by each school. Please contact your registar.
I want to access SharpScholar from my iPhone, iPad, or other mobile device.
You can access SharpScholar on any mobile device by typing your school's SharpScholar web address in a browser. For a list of supported browsers and operating systems contact firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm getting errors or I can't open a file.
Contact email@example.com . SharpScholar does not have access to your school's SharpScholar site and cannot help you with these types of questions but can make recommendation and file an issue. For browser issues, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
I can't find an assignment, test, or some other piece of course content.
Contact your instructor first. SharpScholar does not have access to your instructors SharpScholar site and cannot help you with these types of questions.
Your instructor controls the availability of tests, assignments, and other content. Sometimes your instructor has put conditions on releasing content. For example, you might have to mark a lecture as reviewed before you can access the assignment.
I can't open my assignment, test, or some other piece of course content.
Contact your instructor. They can help you troubleshoot and download the programs you need, if necessary. SharpScholar does not have access to your instructors SharpScholar site and cannot help you with these types of questions.
I was in the middle of taking a test or writing a post when I lost everything.
Unfortunately, the information is probably lost permanently. You will need to recreate the information. If you experience problems during a test and cannot continue, contact your instructor immediately. SharpScholar does not have access to your instructors SharpScholar site and cannot help you with these types of questions.
Here are some reasons why you might lose information that you are entering in SharpScholar:
- The internet connection dropped.
- The browser was refreshed.
Your browser timed out due to inactivity.
SharpScholar has a security setting that logs you out if it doesn't receive any input for a period of time. That period of time is different from school to school.
The following tips can help you avoid this issue in the future:
- Use a wired connection if possible when taking a test. Wireless internet connections are less reliable.
- Do not refresh the browser page.
- Do not close the browser window
- Do not click the browser's back button.
- If possible, write out the text in an external application and then paste it into SharpScholar. Working offline first ensures that your work in progress will not be lost.
- If you are working in assignments, save your work in progress. Saving often helps avoid any browser timeout issues.
Instructors For steps to reset a test, contact email@example.com
I have a question about an assignment.
If you need to know where an assignment is located and in what format to submit it, contact your instructor.
For instructions on how to submit assignments in SharpScholar as well as a list of additional assignment FAQs contact firstname.lastname@example.org
How can I be notified about new items?
SharpScholar has different options to notify you when there is new content.
The first is Notifications. If notifications are available to you, you can receive notifications by email or by checking your SharpScholar dashboard.
These options depend on how your instructor customizes your course and how your school has personalized SharpScholar. If you do not see these options, contact email@example.com
How do I change my email address?
For instructions on how to change your email address in SharpScholar, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. In some situations you cannot change your email address; your school does not allow you to change your email of record through SharpScholar. This is because SharpScholar shares data with other systems on campus, such as the registrar's office. In this case it is necessary to ensure that your email address is the same everywhere. Your school will have a different way to change your email address. For more information, contact the computing help desk at your school. If you have already changed your name or contact information through the registrar's office, your master record will be updated in your school's database. It might take a few days to process.
I can't access SharpScholar or a portion of it.
For issues with access to SharpScholar (including connectivity and server issues), course enrolments, or browser errors, contact the computing help desk at your school.
I'm having a problem with my course.
For issues with your course content (such as tests, assignments, and grades), contact your instructor. SharpScholar does not have access to your instructors SharpScholar site and cannot help you with these types of questions.
I want to make a suggestion for SharpScholar.
You can suggest or request product changes using email@example.com. This information is shared with the product design team responsible for making decisions about what to include in future releases.
I found a problem in the help.
To provide feedback for a particular topic, copy the topic URL and send it in an email with your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. This information goes directly to the documentation team.
I can't see the YouTube videos in help.
Make sure you are using the latest version of Adobe Flash .
How do I print something from SharpScholar?
Because SharpScholar is web-based, printing is handled through whatever internet browser you are using. Sometimes you can right-click the area that you want to print and look for a message similar to "Print This Frame." Most browsers have a Help option that can explain more about printing.
If the course content is an attached file, such as a Word document, you can open the document and print it from that program.
How do I print the SharpScholar Help documentation?
To print topics, click the printer icon at the top of each page. You can create a PDF of only the topic, a section, or of a selected set of topics.