COMPLETE: Sunday 4:30 PM – The upgrade is complete and videos are once again viewable. Thank you for your patience during the extended upgrade outage.
Update: Saturday 7:15 PM – Due to unforeseen circumstances, the outage window has been extended until 8 PM on Sunday, February 9th. We are aware of the impact this may have on your course work. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
Update: Saturday 3 PM – The planned outage is taking longer than expected and we’ll be extending the outage window until 8 PM. We’ll update this message once the maintenance is complete.
On Saturday, February 8th 2020 between 9 AM and 5 PM 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. Please plan your assignments and classwork accordingly.
How do I know if my video is hosted on VBrick Rev (streaming.uww.edu)?
Take a look at the two examples below. Note the differences in the bottom player control bar and the play button.
Postable Submission Comments: Assignments with the “Manual” Posting Policy will now be able to have Comments posted for students to see before entering a grade.
New Quizzes – Answer Shuffling: Instructors using the “New Quizzes” tool will now be able to shuffle answers on multiple choice, multiple answer, and matching quiz questions.
Please note that “New Quizzes” is still in Beta and UW-Whitewater recommends the use of the standard quizzing tool.
Rich Content Editor Update: Instructors can start using the Rich Content Editor update early by enabling it in their settings area. Instructure plans to make the updates on by default in a future update.
Winterim 2020 grades are due 4:00pm, Tuesday January 21.Directions for eGrading are available for instructors who wish to use this process.
Remember to Publish your courses. Spring 2020 courses start Tuesday January 21. It is important to remember that students will be unable to enter the course, and instructors will be unable to us the Inbox to message students until the course is published.
Since 2018, the Learning Technology Center has been exploring adaptive and personalized learning. The LTC would like to invite any UW-Whitewater faculty, staff, or student interested in adaptive and personalized learning to discuss the state of adaptive and personalized learning on campus.
These are open discussions. Registration is suggested but not required. There are two meetings this spring 2020 semester. Please feel free to attend either or both:
Remote attendance for these meetings is possible as well (please just contact email@example.com after registering to receive a Webex link to join virtually). If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact the Learning Technology Center.
On Monday, December 9th, 2019, between 9:15 AM and 10:20 AM CDT, Respondus Monitor experienced a slowdown due to a database issue. This was causing intermittent connectivity issues for instructors accessing the LockDown Browser dashboard. It was also causing slowdowns or errors for students trying to start a Respondus Monitor session. Everything was operating normally as of 10:20 AM CDT.
Respondus Monitor is an additional product that works with Respondus LockDown Browser to use the student’s webcam to utilize video to further prevent cheating during online quizzes. It is currently licensed only for use by specific courses in the College of Business and Economics.
Are you still logging into Desire2Learn to get course material or using it for your department or organization? If yes – please reach out to the instructor of that course and inform that that they will need to move to Canvas!
D2L will be flipped into “read-only” mode on January 17th, 2020. Users will still be able to login to save and export content, but they will not be able to create any new content or participate in any courses.
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.
You are invited to join the Learning Technology Center for a conversation about adaptive learning on campus. The meeting takes place next Friday, September 27th, from 9:30 to 10:15 am in McGraw 19A. All UW-Whitewater faculty, staff, and students are welcome to join this discussion. No registration is necessary to join the meeting, so please feel free to join us!
Welcome to the Fall 2019 Semester! Here is what you should know for the Fall Semester.
Courses may or may not have a Canvas component. Instructors have the option to use Canvas for their courses, but not all do. If you aren’t sure if Canvas is utilized for your class, be sure to ask your instructor. If you are just enrolling in a course now, be aware that it can take 24-48 hours for that enrollment to move from WINS to Canvas.
Canvas 24/7/365 support is available for all users. Most students are already familiar with the D2L Support Form, but what happens when a student needs help with Canvas? You can contact the Canvas 24/7/365 Support team. You can find the Chat and E-mail options on both the Canvas Login Page and in the Help button in the lower left hand corner after you are logged in. If you prefer to call someone, you can reach the 24/7/365 Support at 1-833-811-3207.
Self-paced Student Training Course is available. Anyone interested in receiving an introduction to Canvas before the start of the semester can self-enroll in the state provided Canvas Student Training course http://go.uww.edu/canvas-student-training
Are you looking for ways to increase student engagement in your online course? Are you not sure how to best monitor student progress when you don’t see your students in class? Would you like to be able to have resources that more specifically meet the needs of your students, while allowing them to skip things they have already learned? If so, you might be interested in joining the conversation about personalized and adaptive learning on campus! Adaptive learning platforms incorporate analytics with the aim of helping instructors monitor student progress, and use various methods to cultivate individualized pathways to better meet students’ specific needs.
Over the past year, the Learning Technology Center (LTC) has collaborated with instructors around campus to explore adaptive learning. The LTC would like to invite any UW-Whitewater faculty, staff, or student interested in adaptive and personalized learning to our two meetings discussing the state of adaptive learning on campus this fall:
Friday September 27th from 9:30 to 10:15 am in McGraw 19A Friday October 25th from 9:30 to 10:15 am in McGraw 19A
No registration is necessary! Just stop in and join the discussion!