UNI eLearning News Archive
Posted on Friday, December 20th, 2013
On Saturday, December 28, 2013 from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. CST, the UNI eLearning System will be UNAVAILABLE for an extended period to perform server maintenance and to install the latest Blackboard Learn 9.1 Service Pack and Building Blocks.
Posted on Monday, December 16th, 2013
UNI Faculty and Staff: Bb Learn 9 will bring us some nice new features for Spring 2014. Join us on Monday, January 6, 2014 from 10:30 a.m. to Noon in ITTC 136 for an overview of features that will be particularly useful to faculty and students. Highlights include a new date rollover tool; inline assignment grading for Blogs, Journals, Wikis, and Discussion Boards; Grade Center improvements; and more! To register, visit http://goo.gl/G5elH.
Posted on Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
Please visit http://turnitin.com/en_us/features/whats-new for informaton about the latest features from Turnitin that include:
- Submit and Evaluate PowerPoint
- Cloud Submit: Options for "Google Drive" and "Dropbox"
Posted on Thursday, December 5th, 2013
UNI Faculty and Staff: ITS-Educational Technology invites you to register for Faculty Focus workshops, offered January 6-10, 2014, on technology’s role in teaching and learning. Workshops address various Bb Learn 9 features and numerous other instructional technologies. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Visit http://www.uni.edu/its/services/instructional-design-and-development/faculty-focus to learn more and to access online registration.
Posted on Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
Any user with an eLearning course role of Instructor or Teaching Assistant will experience a 30 second or longer wait when "entering a Discussion Forum list" or "creating a new Discussion Forum" from that Forum list screen. Instructors and TAs will encounter this issue when performing the following:
- In the "Course Menu", clicking: Tools > Discussion Board
- In the "Course Menu", clicking on a direct tool link to the Discussion Forum list
- In the "Course Management Menu", clicking: Control Panel > Course Tools > Discussion Board > [Forum Title]
Once you have entered the actual Discussion Forum and can view the Discussion Threads, you should be able to view, create, and respond to threads normally.
The UNI eLearning team is investigating the issue and has opened a ticket with Blackboard Support. We apologize for the inconveniences this issue may cause.
Note: Student access to the Discussion Boards is NOT affected by this issue.
Posted on Friday, November 22nd, 2013
On Wednesday, November 27, 2013 from 4 a.m. to 10 a.m. CST, the UNI eLearning System will be UNAVAILABLE for an extended period to perform server and database maintenance.
Posted on Friday, November 22nd, 2013
On Monday, November 25, 2013 from 5:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. CST, the UNI eLearning System will be OFFLINE due to the announced "Core and Border Network Maintenance" scheduled for 5:30 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. that affects the connectivity between the UNI eLearning application servers and database.
Posted on Monday, November 11th, 2013
[EXTENDED to 7:30 a.m. CST] UNI eLearning System Maintenance - Wednesday, November 13, 2013 -- 5:30-7:00 a.m. CST
The maintenance window has been extended to 7:30 a.m. CST due to problems with initial restart of the the Blackboard application after installing the cumulative patch. We are working with Blackboard Support to resolve the problem and apologize for the inconvenience.
On Wednesday, November 13, 2013 from 5:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. CST, the UNI eLearning System will be UNAVAILABLE to install the latest software cumulative patch.
Posted on Thursday, October 31st, 2013
On Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM CDT, the UNI eLearning System will be UNAVAILABLE to adjust Blackboard settings and update Blackboard building blocks.
Posted on Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
An eLearning site for all Spring 2014 classes in the Campus Solutions Student Information System (SIS) are now being automatically created for the Spring 2014 semester. The UNI eLearning System receives daily updates from the SIS of course offerings and instructor assignments.
Please review your Spring 2014 eLearning course(s) and consult your department scheduler if you do not see your course(s) or your Spring 2014 course(s) are not organized correctly. An eLearning site was created for each class as entered into the SIS. Any changes made in the SIS will be imported into the UNI eLearning System the following day.
Only the user entered as "Primary Instructor" in the SIS is automatically enrolled in the eLearning course as the Instructor. If there are co-instructors or additional non-registered users that need access to the eLearning course, the primary Instructor needs to follow the directions located at: http://www.uni.edu/elearning/how-do-i-add-non-registered-user-my-elearning-courses
Spring 2014 eLearning courses will be populated with students on Monday, December 30, 2013 (tentative).