UNI eLearning Suite

Scheduled Maintenance

Saturday, August 15, 2020 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM

On Saturday, August 15, 2020 from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. CDT, the Panopto application will be unavailable for maintenance.  During the downtime, you will not be able to access videos on your Panopto site, and any attempts to upload from recording clients will result in a "Server unable to connect" message.

  • Shiny new toy for Bb Learn - Bb Annotate, with new inline grading features for grading Bb Learn assignments

    New Interface for Bb Learn Inline Grading of Assignments

    Blackboard has developed a new interface for inline grading of Bb Learn assignments that offers a more robust feature set to provide customizable feedback to students. The migration to Bb Annotate was completed on June 1, 2020. Please visit our Bb Annotate webpage for video overview, help resources, webinar offerings, and workshop offerings. If you've never used Bb Learn's Assignment tool for students to submit assignments electronically, we encourage you to sign up for the workshop, "Bb02: Assessing Your Students Using Bb Learn's Assignment Tool​". Visit the Faculty/Staff Workshop Calendar for details.

  • Office Hours Using Google Calendar Appointment Slots & Bb Learn

    Office Hours Using Google Calendar Appointment Slots & Bb Learn

    Learn how to create "Appointment Slots" in your Google Calendar for students to sign up for office hours and what is needed to make them available to students via your Blackboard Learn course. Watch this video tutorial.

  • We're here to answer your questions; Zoom Video conferencing

    IT-ETMS Educational Technologists Available for Consultations

    Do you have questions about one or more of UNI's supported eLearning technologies and/or effective teaching and learning strategies regarding teaching remotely? Request a consultation with an Educational Technologist from Educational Technology and Media Service's Instructional Technology Team. They are prepared to assist you remotely. When possible, consultations are conducted via Zoom Video Conferencing. If not familiar with Zoom, it is helpful to watch the Zoom video tutorial.

  • Did you know Panopto has automatic captioning?

    Automatic Captioning in Panopto

    FACULTY, learn how to add automatic closed captions to your Panopto videos. Maximize the accessibility of your content with Panopto's "Import Automatic Captions" feature which uses Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) technology.

    STUDENTS, learn how to access closed captioning and slow the play speed of a Panopto video.

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    Bb Learn Student Activity Report

    Did you know Blackboard provides a “Student Activity” report for tests and assignments delivered and graded within Bb Learn? As an instructor, you can see when your students opened, started, and submitted tests and assignments. The report shows you an overview of information, including the course average submission time, time to open, time before due date, and submission activity for all students. A Grade Distribution graph shows the grades you've assigned to students. The report also includes individual student activity, including each student's names, activity timeline, start to finish time, and grade. Visit Blackboard Instructor Help to learn more.


Monday, Aug 3, 2020

Instructors: As you continue prepare for the Fall 2020 semester, please take a few minutes to read this important information for all Fall 2020 instructors.

Register for Instructional Technology Workshops (part of the Summer PD series)

You are invited to register and attend the numerous professional development opportunities covering the UNI eLearning Suite of tools....

Monday, Jun 22, 2020

Panopto released completely new apps for iOS and Android, giving users a modern, fast, and intuitive way to discover and watch relevant content from your organization’s video library right on their mobile devices. The new apps support offline videos, personalized home screen, a comprehensive search experience, and ability to upload or record new videos using their phone’s camera. ...

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2020

Here's an excellent article by Educause discussing what (some) students are saying with regards to their remote learning experiences.

Friday, Apr 10, 2020

The new version of Zoom is now available in Software Center. Changes to existing features include - Remove the meeting ID from the title bar - Move Invite button to Participants panel. New and enhanced features - Add Security button in the host’s meeting toolbar.

Thursday, Apr 9, 2020

Panopto has Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) that you can add as Closed Captions to your video! To add your automatic captions please visit this tutorial.  NOTE Automatic captions from any system are not 100% correct. If you need Closed Captions for a student as a part...