Streaming.uww.edu (Vbrick Rev) Service Update (5/19)

On Thursday, May 19th the streaming.uww.edu (VBrick Rev) service was updated to the latest version of the software. This date was chosen to limit disruption to instruction during the spring semester and to be completed prior to the start of the summer term.

In this latest update, the following fixes and enhancements will be included:

  • Basic Settings and Advanced Settings have now been combined under a new “Details” button to combine video settings into a single area.
  • Rev Teams have been renamed to Channels. Channels function in the same way as Rev Teams, and can be used to restrict video to only individuals registered for your current semester course.
  • Additional options are available for linked and embedded videos.
    • Embedded videos may be displayed as an in-line video (current behavior) or display an image which will open a new window with the video when clicked.
    • Linked videos may display a full video page (current behavior) or display the video only.
  • Video Editor has a more intuitive layout and improved tools.
    • New Scale and Position controls replace the zoom function.
    • The playback bar now has a more precise time stamp reading and the ability to directly type in a timestamp for quick locating.
    • Edited videos now have the option to be saved as a new video.
  • Enhanced Video Analytics Reports
    • Date range filters.
    • Sorting and filtering ability.
    • Ability to export by date range.
  • The Video Pulse Tab offers a new interactive video experience. Subtitle files are required to use this feature.
    • Shows tagged users in a filmstrip view.
    • Ability to search through the video subtitles for key words.
  • SRT and VTT now be added as Subtitle formats for closed captioning.
  • Flash has reached its End of Life. Rev will no longer provide Flash playback URLs.

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

Streaming.uww.edu (Vbrick Rev) Planned Outage – May 19th

Screenshot of Rev video

On Thursday, May 19th 2022 between 7 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 accordingly.

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

Registration Open! Celebrating Teaching and Learning Conference May 18

The Learning Technology Center, LEARN Center and Office of Academic Assessment invite you to register for the Celebrating Teaching and Learning Conference on Wednesday, May 18, in the University Center.

The conference features a great keynote speaker and showcases 16 concurrent sessions full of interesting teaching and learning initiatives that are active at UW-Whitewater.

The event is FREE, and includes breakfast, lunch and snacks.

Don’t delay, register today! Registration ends May 10.

LTDC 2022 Virtual Showcase Call for Proposals is Extended to Noon on Monday, May 9!

The Learning Technology Development Council’s call for proposals for the 2022 Virtual Showcase has been extended until 12:00pm on Monday, May 9th! This year’s theme “On Resourcefulness and Resiliency” focuses on reflecting on our journey, sharing our experiences, learning from them, and taking the knowledge gained into our next experiences is key to personal and professional growth. Please consider submitting a proposal for a presentation session and/or a TechTalk. Find more information and the Call for Proposal link on the LTDC 2022 Virtual Showcase website.  

The 2022 Virtual Showcase will be held on on June 21 & 22, 2022. The Showcase includes panels, presentations, and TechTalk virtual sessions in polysynchronous format (i.e., some presentations are pre-recorded while others are “live”). Registration is free.

Submit Your Proposal Today!

Recording Options for On-Demand Delivery

On-demand video lectures are the perfect way to deliver lecture content for web-based courses, or to provide supplementary material for in-person courses. Check out this short video to learn about four different methods that allow you to create on-demand lectures right from your computer.

Step-by-step guides are also available in our Recording Options for On-Demand Delivery Knowledge Base article.

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

Canvas Update (04/16/2022)

On Saturday April 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.

  • Gradebook – Apply Score to Ungraded Assignments: This change allows instructors to apply scores to ungraded submissions en masse from an assignment group and Total column menus in the Gradebook.
  • New Quizzes – This Course Item Bank Filter: In New Quizzes item banks, the “this course” filter has been added to the filter options.
  • Submission Comments – Emojis in Submission Comments: When adding submission comments, instructor and students can add emojis using Emoji Picker.
  • Course Settings – Assignment Default Due Time Field: The Assignment Default Due time can be modified at the course level to allow assignments to have the default Due time be for any hour. 
  • Gradebook – Enhanced Gradebook Filters: When the Enhanced Gradebook Filters feature preview is enabled for a course, instructors can create filters that can be saved or used one time. Setting on this feature were adjusted for greater instructor flexibility. 

If you have any questions or concerns about the service pack updates, or even just curious about how they can help you, please contact UW-W Canvas Support.

Online Blended Institute Summer 2022 — Registration Now Open

Registration is now open!

The overall goal of the institute is to align quality course design with best practices in online teaching, preparing faculty for Canvas course development, and teaching in future academic terms. This cohort model is grounded in instructor examples, collegial interactions, and is appropriate for anyone hoping to make their courses leverage Canvas easier and efficiently!

Who can gain from OBI? New instructors, folks wanting to refresh a course for the fall, instructors looking for a focused Canvas refresh, and seasoned instructors looking for renewal. This can be a great start for Fall course prep for any modality.

The Summer Online Blended Institute can help prepare you for the Fall Semester!

The Summer 2022 Institute will be offered entirely online via a combination of interactive, synchronous Webex sessions and asynchronous content in a Canvas course.  You will be able to complete the Institute remotely!

The schedule for the 2022 Online Teaching Institute:

  • Wednesday, July 6, 2022:  10:00am – Noon
  • Wednesday, July 13, 2022:  10:00am – Noon
  • Wednesday, July 20, 2022:  10:00am – Noon
  • Wednesday, July 27, 2022:  10:00am – Noon
  • Submission of final Institute content Monday, August 8th, 2022.

    We encourage people to register by July 1.

For more information contact LTC@uww.edu

Win a prize – complete the LTC Technology Resource Survey

We want to hear from you!

The Learning Technology Center invites you to complete our 2022 Technology Resource Survey.

This brief questionnaire should take no more than 10 minutes of your time and is open to all faculty and staff. The results will help us better understand campus technology needs and develop resources to support your work.

To show our appreciation for your time, you’ll have the opportunity to enter a drawing for several prizes, including an iPad and multiple gift cards!

All responses will remain anonymous; we appreciate your candor. We suggest you complete the survey with a computer to make text responses easier.

Thank you for your participation in this survey! If you run into any technical issues or have trouble completing the survey, please e-mail ltc@uww.edu.

The deadline to complete the survey is April 27 at 11:59 pm.

Celebrate April Fools Day with LinkedIn Learning

Looking to have some fun and learn how to harness humor as a skill to relieve tension, shift perspectives, and bring people together? Look no further!

Dive into these bite-sized tips and tricks to get started:

Want to know more? Check out the full course: Humor in the Workplace (Full course 45 min)