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Populi for Faculty: Overview

General information for faculty training on Populi

Main Course Page

Note that the tabs to navigate within your course have moved to the left side of the screen.

Also, note the new tab Rubrics, which allows you to post the rubrics for assignments in an easy-to-locate place. Check out the Populi blog post here.

Best Practices

  • Use the Chrome browser, rather than Firefox or Explorer.  (No word yet on the new Edge browser.)
  • Feel free to edit your profile: upload a photo, add other information, etc.  In particular, you may want to go in and 'lock' your cell phone number; otherwise it'll be visible to students.
  • In your profile, make sure the Sacred Heart phone number, email, and address are starred, rather than your cell phone or other personal contact information.
  • When you are on the main page for your course(s), bookmark them in the browser, in a Populi folder, to make it easier to get to each respective course.
  • DO NOT finalize your course until after the end of the semester.  You will be locked out, and will need to contact the Registrar to restore your access.
  • Write down your password!

Populi Help

Populi offers very helpful information from its Knowledge Base. That link will take to you to Faculty assistance page, but feel free to browse around at other areas.

Emailing Students in Your Class

Emailing all students in one course or section

You have a few options for emailing all the students in one of your sections or courses.


On the course Dashboard tab, click Email this section to email all enrolled, incomplete, and auditing students in this section of the course.


Selected Students on a Roster

On the course Roster, click Actions and select from your options:

  • You can email students in this section
  • If you check student names in the Roster, you can email selected students


Emailing any individual student

To email an individual student:

  1. Go to their profile; you can do this by clicking their name wherever you see it (say, on the Roster) or by entering their name in the search bar
  2. Under their picture, click Send Email.

You can do this for any of your current students. However, if a student is not enrolled in or auditing one of your courses, you can only email him if his email address is set to Public.