Between 3:00 AM and 9:12 AM on Thursday, December 5th Turnitin Originality reports through SpeedGrader in Canvas were not available. The issue has now been resolved, and systems are functioning as expected.
Resolved December 3rd, 6:42 PM. The issue has been resolved and new users are now able to access LinkedIn Learning.
Beginning on December 1st, users who have not previously logged into LinkedIn Learning are receiving an error message when trying to create an account. Users who have logged in prior to December 1st are not impacted. ICIT is working with LinkedIn to resolve the issue as soon as possible. Updates will be posted to this message as they are received.
If you have specific questions about this outage, please reach out to the UW-W TSC Helpdesk.
The retirement of Desire2Learn will be here before you know it! All information you would like to keep must be exported out of D2L before June 1st, 2020. Whether it’s an old for-credit based course, or an ongoing course – make sure all material is backed up. Once our access is removed, we will not have any way to obtain this data.
There is still time to apply for the Learning Technology Center’s Spring 2020 Emerging Technology Exploration Project focusing on Linkedin Learning! The deadline for applications is this Friday (11/22/19).
Winterim 2020 and Spring 2020 courses are now available in Canvas.
Course Combinations. Do you want to combine multiple sections of the same course into a single Canvas course? Follow the steps in the Cross-Listing/Merging Canvas Courses guide. If you need to combine courses that you are not the teacher for or if you have any questions please contact Canvas support.
Sync Grades to WINS (eGrading). Canvas does have the ability to send your course final grades directly to the WINS Grade Roster at the end of the semester. Get started by viewing the step-by-step instructions.
On Saturday, November 16, Instructure will deploy the latest release to the Canvas environment. The highlights of this release are listed below. The full release notes are also available.
Training Options: The Help Menu includes a new training portal link for instructors. This new training portal contains complimentary self-paced training resources and provides one-click registration for training webinars which are offered by Instructure.
Did you know that the Learning Technology Center (LTC) supports instructors in piloting emerging technologies in their courses? These technologies are selected in order to address teaching and learning challenges. Over the past few years, the LTC has supported instructors in exploring technologies including Webex Teams, Poll Everywhere, and adaptive learning platforms Realizeit and Cerego.
If you would like to hear more about the LTC’s emerging technology exploration projects, please sign up here to attend our upcoming information session at 3:00 pm on November 19th, 2019. In addition to providing information on our past and current projects, we will welcome feedback including suggestions for technologies you might like to use in the future.
If you have any questions or feedback relating to emerging technology explorations, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Linkedin Learning offers a variety of online “courses” that students and instructors can access online using a computer or mobile device. Learners can complete these entire “courses,” and sometimes earn a digital “certificate,” or view shorter chunks of larger courses. Additionally, the course library is constantly growing, with new content on a variety of topics continuously added.
The purpose of this Emerging Technology Exploration Project is to explore the potential for Linkedin Learning to positively influence teaching and learning on campus. The guiding questions for this project are:
How can Linkedin Learning benefit instructors?
How can Linkedin Learning benefit students?
Participating instructors must use Linkedin Learning in at
least one class during the Spring 2020 semester. Instructors can choose the
class(es) in which they use Linkedin Learning.
The breakdown below details the project expectations for participating
instructors, semester by semester:
Fall 2019 or Winterim 2019-2020
Attend a two-hour instructional development session with LTC staff (date
Submit to the LTC a brief plan outlining how you intend to use Linkedin
Learning in your Spring 2020 course(s).
Conduct at least one Spring 2020 course using Linkedin Learning as
outlined in your plan.
Complete “check-ins” with
Support the LTC in
administering an (IRB approved) survey about the course to students.
Present on experiences using Linkedin
Learning at a LTC workshop or event.
If all project components are completed, instructors can
expect to receive $250 for their participation. Up to ten instructors will be
selected for participation in this project.
The Qualtrics application form is available here. The deadline for applications is November 22nd, 2019. After that date, LTC staff will be in contact with applicants.
The Learning Technology Center (LTC) is currently exploring adaptive learning technologies, focusing on the platform Cerego. If you are potentially interested in incorporating adaptive learning into your course but do not know where or how to get started, consider attending the adaptive learning information session next Monday (10/28/19) so you can learn more about the possibilities offered by adaptive learning.
The information session takes place at 3:30 pm on Monday October 28th, 2019 in McGraw 19A, and runs for about 45 minutes. If you are interested, please sign up here. Please note that you will need to log in with your UW-Whitewater credentials to register for this session.
On Saturday, October 19, Instructure deployed the latest release to the Canvas environment. The highlights of this release are listed below. The full release notes are also available.
Grades – Post Policy Icons Updates: The word Manual displays in the assignment header to indicate the assignment is set with the Manual Posting Policy. Additionally, the outlined Visibility icon only displays when entered grades need to be posted.
Navigation – Menu Visibility: A visual change has been made for Teachers to more easily tell which Navigation Menu items are visible to students. Icons not visible to students will be marked by the symbol of an eye with a slash though it.
NOTE: Some external tools are never visible to students, but do not receive the new icon.