Kaltura “My Media” Update in Desire2Learn

The “My Media” Kaltura integration with Desire2Learn has received an update!  The new update offers an updated file upload tool, and also a direct link to CaptureSpace LiteThe overall process has not changed – it is still accessed via the “Insert Stuff” tool.

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Kaltura My Media – New Interface

Note: If the videos need to be viewed full screen, please follow these steps: https://kb.wisc.edu/kaltura/page.php?id=78509

If you have any questions regarding this update – please contact UW-W Desire2Learn Support.

VBrick Rev Service Update (1/3)

On Wednesday, January 3, ICIT deployed the VBrick Rev 7.18 update to our environment. In this latest update, the following fixes and enhancements will be included:

  • (New) Email Notifications.  Rev will now send you an automatic email once a video has been processed and uploaded.  The email will contain the title of the video and a link to access it.  Remember to check the video access settings before distributing the link to others.
  • (New) Online Video Editing.  Rev now includes the ability to edit video clips you have uploaded.  The editor requires no browser plug-ins, Flash or Java to use in supported browsers.
    • It contains the ability to cut multiple segments from the front, middle or end of the video.
    • Video Chapters enable you to set and jump to specific locations.  Additionally, you may define chapters by name or by slide title with a PowerPoint upload.
  • (New) Embedded Playlists.  Playlists may now be embedded in a similar fashion to an individual video asset.
  • (New) Video Filter Enhancements.  A new video filter interface has been implemented that includes multiple attributes that you may now search on to filter video searches.
  • (New) Podcast Support.  VBrick Rev now features podcast support through .mp3 file uploads.
  • (New) Teams Update and Enhancements.  Rev now has a new way to create better content organization using Teams.  This feature will allow you to organize content by functional area giving users a simpler method to ensure videos are seen by the right users.
  • (New) Content Expiration Rules.  Expiration rules may now be set on different content types.
  • (New) Media Menu Update.  The Media menu has been enhanced and divided into two sub-menu drop-downs Videos and My Teams.  Each of these options provide quick access to several video and team features.
  • (Updates) Bulk Edit.  Bulk editing in Rev has been updated to add the ability to bulk edit Teams video access features and expiration dates and rules.
  • (Updates) .mts file support.  Files created in the .mts format can now be uploaded to Rev.
  • (Fixed) Default Search Criteria.  Corrected minor problem where the default search for a video was by Title and not by Relevance.
  • (Fixed) Tool Tip on Hover for List View and Grid Button.  Provided an improvement on the videos page when hovering on the view icons to show a tool tip as to which view – list view or grid view – is being displayed.

What’s VBrick Rev?
Rev is a Media Management System that we have available for use by all Instructors and Students at UW-Whitewater.  You can access Rev by going to: http://streaming.uww.edu

If you have any questions or concerns about this update, please contact the Learning Technology Center.

Streaming.uww.edu (VBrick Rev) Scheduled Maintenance 1/3

On Wednesday, January 3rd between 5am and 8am VBrick Rev (http://streaming.uww.edu) will be unavailable for scheduled maintenance.  During this outage, we will be deploying the latest version of VBrick Rev.

Videos hosted on Rev will be unavailable during this outage.

If you have any questions or concerns about this outage, please contact the Learning Technology Center (ltc@uww.edu).

Streaming.uww.edu (VBrick Rev) Scheduled Maintenance 12/27

On Wednesday, December 27th between 5am and 8am VBrick Rev (http://streaming.uww.edu) will be unavailable for scheduled maintenance.  During this outage, we will be deploying the latest version of VBrick Rev.

Videos hosted on Rev will be unavailable during this outage.

If you have any questions or concerns about this outage, please contact the Learning Technology Center (ltc@uww.edu).

Canvas Course Design Feedback – Version 2

As part of the Canvas transition, there has been a UW-System team working on developing different course template options.  The team recently surveyed faculty, staff and students from all UW-System campuses for their feedback on Version 1 of the Canvas course template. This feedback informed the development of Version 2 of the Canvas course template. They would like your input on Version 2.

Step 1: Watch the 8 minute video below.  It provides background on the project and a demonstration of the Canvas environment and template.  There is also a handout for the version 2 template available at: http://bit.ly/uwtemplatev2guide

Step 2: Test out Version 2 of the template.  Use the following login information to try it out.  Note: this is a “Student” role account.

Login with your Net-ID to get the access credentials

Step 3: Complete the survey by Friday, January 5th, 2018.  The survey link is available inside of the Canvas course accessed above.  Please allow for 10 – 20 minutes to complete the survey.

If you have any questions please contact the UW-W Learning Technology Center.

What is Canvas?

The UW-System Board of Regents has signed a contract with Instructure for their Canvas product.  Canvas will be replacing Desire2Learn as our next Learning Management System.  The earliest opportunity to migrate courses to Canvas is expected to be Fall 2018.  For more information about the overall project, go to http://go.uww.edu/canvas-transition

[RESOLVED] Lynda.com Currently Unavailable

Lynda.com-logoResolved 12/18 3:30pm:  Lynda.com services have been restored and are again working.  If you have issues access Lynda, please contact the UW-W Helpdesk.

Update 12/12 9:00AM:
Lynda.com for UW-Whitewater is still unavailable.  We have received word that the Lynda office is currently scheduled to re-open on December 18th.  Currently, that is the earliest estimate that we have for when access will be restored.

Update 12/11 8:00AM:
Due to the Thomas Fire evacuations in California, Lynda Engineering and Tier 2 support are severely limited.  They are currently working on bringing support back online as soon as possible.

Update 12/6 1:45PM:
Lynda.com remains unavailable.  Technicians are working to resolve the issue, but Lynda.com support is currently limited.  We have received the message below from the vendor:

Due to the devastating fires in California, which are nearby, our Lynda.com headquarters is closed. Some of our colleagues have had to also evacuate their homes, since yesterday. As a result, this is affecting key Support Services, like Tech Support and Customer Service. Teammates who did not have to evacuate are working remotely, so we have some support, but limited.

Original message:
Beginning on 12/1, UW-Whitewater users are currently unable to access and login to the Lynda.com portal.  Lynda.com support is working on resolving the issue.  As soon as we have additional information we’ll update it here.

If you have any questions or concerns about this outage, please contact the UW-W Helpdesk.

Exam Schedule and Checking Final Grades

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The semester is already almost over and finals are creeping up. Classes officially end on December 12th. Exams begin December 13th and end on December 21st. Click the link below to review the final examination and policy schedule for the 2017 Fall term.

Final Examination and Policy Schedule

Fall term grades are due December 22nd and will be available to students by December 28thTo check your grades after they are finalized complete the following steps:

  • Login to WINS
  • Open the “Main Menu” dropdown and select “Student Center”
  • In the “Academics” section in the upper left select the drop down arrow and click “Grades”
  • Select “2017 Fall Terms” and “Continue”

Winterim classes begin on January 2nd and Spring classes begin on January 22nd. Have a great break and good luck on Finals!

Virtual Lab

Did you know that you can access many of software packages offered in the General Access Labs remotely from your own computer? With a VPN connection to the UWW network, you can even access the software off-campus! All that’s required is access to a Windows or Mac computer, and a high-speed internet connection.

Some of the software available to you through Virtual Lab includes:

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  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Audacity
  • Autodesk (Mac)
  • Blender (Mac)
  • IBM SPSS Statistics
  • JAWS 7 (Windows)
  • Microsoft Office 2016
  • Respondus Lockdown Browser
  • Wacom (Mac)
  • …and more!

For more information regarding Virtual Lab, check out the following link: http://www.uww.edu/icit/services/virtual-lab

Access UW-Whitewater’s secure network while off Campus

AnyConnectIf you want to access the secure network while off campus, you can use Cisco AnyConnect. AnyConnect is a Virtual Private Network or VPN that allows you to remotely access the campus’s network. Since the campus’ network infrastructure is protected from internet viruses and worm attacks by a firewall, VPN solution is necessary to gain access to specific campus resources, such as network storage, while maintaining the security of the system for both users and the network. UW-Whitewater enables VPN access using the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Software. VPN securely encrypts data transmissions from your computer to the campus network. A valid campus net-id and password are required to gain access.

If you use a University owned laptop, AnyConnect should already be installed.

If you do not have AnyConnect installed follow the steps below:

  1. Go to vpn.uww.edu
  2. Login with your UW-Whitewater Net-ID and password.
  3. Select the ‘AnyConnect’ item from the menu on the left.
  4. Click the link to ‘Start AnyConnect’.
  5. If you have not been through this process, or you do not have the correct version of the Java Runtime Environment installed, a pop-up window will appear and direct you to download Java Runtime Environment.
  6. When prompted, install the AnyConnect software.
  7. When the install is complete, the webpage will refresh to show that you are successfully connected.

Accessing most campus enterprise technology services, such as Email, calendar, the UW-Whitewater web site, WINS, and other web-based services does not require the use of the VPN.

If you have questions or issues setting up the VPN, please contact the UW-W Helpdesk.

Access your University Email on Mobile through ActiveSync!

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Students can access their University email from Mobile Devices (Apple/Android) through ActiveSync!

 

Apple Users:

1. From the main screen of your Apple iOS device, locate and tap the “Settings” button.

2. Locate and tap the “Mail, Contacts, Calendars” option.apple-logo-design-monochrome

3. Tap “Add Account” to configure a new mail account.

4. Select “Exchange”.

5. Enter the following information:

  • Email: Your full UWW email address
  • Password: Your Net-ID password
  • Description: A description of your email account.
  • Click “Next” to continue forward.

6. Select which services you would like to sync with your phone, then click “Save” to finish.

 

Android Users: 

1. From your Android Device, locate and tap the “Settings” button.

2. Locate and tap the “Add Accounts” button located under the “Accounts” option.

3. Select “Email” from available options.

4. Enter your UWW Email Address and Password (If you would like to send emails from this account, check the checkboxoption). Then click “Next” to android-boot-logo_634639continue.

5. Select “Exchange” or “Microsoft Exchange” when asked to select an account type.

6. Enter the following information:

  • Domain/Username: uww.edu\Net-ID
  • Password: Net-ID password.
  • Exchange Server: post.uww.edu
  • Click “Next” to continue.

(Note: Please replace the word “Net-ID” with your UWW Net-ID)

7. Select your email sync options, then click “Next” to continue.

8. Enter an Account Name. Click the “Done” button to continue.

Enjoy browsing your University Email easier on the go!


In the event that you lose your mobile device, you can remotely block or delete the information from Outlook Web Access. For assistance in performing this operation, please contact the TSC Helpdesk at 262-472-HELP(4357) or via email at helpdesk@uww.edu.