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Instructors: New Features and Enhancements for Spring 2014

The UNI eLearning team installed Service Pack 14 on Saturday, December 28, 2013.

Blackboard Product Suggestion Box

Blackboard Inc. is always looking for ways to improve their products. The individuals at Blackboard that collect and manage the product enhancements can be effective advocates;however, they need specific information to help prioritize your case and/or match it with similar requests that have already been received.

New features and enhancements in Service Pack 8 (SP8) and Service Pack 9 (SP9)

New features and enhancements will be coming to the UNI eLearning System in time for the Fall 2012 semester. The UNI eLearning team will be installing Service Pack 9 on Saturday, August 4, 2012. Service Pack 9 (SP9) is cummulative and contains the ehancements and features of Service Pack 8 (SP8). Below is a explanation of the features and enhancements that will be available after the update to SP9:

How do I add a non-registered user to my eLearning course(s)?

Only UNI eLearning Admins have the capability to enroll users into your UNI eLearning course(s). For UNI acadamic courses, registered students are automatically enrolled into the UNI eLearning courses daily.

To add non-registered users, please complete the "Contact eLearning Support" form or send an email to elearning@uni.edu with the following information for each user you want enrolled:

I can't see the Course Menu

In an eLearning course, on the left-side users should see a menu that contains different links to materials in the course. This menu is called the Course Menu and should look simiiar to this:

Course Menu

Users can minimize or hide the course menu which prevents users from navigating within the course. If the Course Menu is not visible, below are the two options to display the Course Menu again.

Minimized Course Menu:

Is it possible to have students add a photo of themselves to the Blackboard Learn 9 Roster tool?

While it is not possible to add a photo to Bb Learn 9's Roster tool, the Blog tool offers a nice work-around.

Click the URL below to access a Panopto video showing how to set up a course blog and how you and your students can post your photos to the blog. This work-around results in a single blog page for all photos:

http://panopto2.its-et.uni.edu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer/Default.aspx?id=d2e14397-3e66-4f1a-9163-53bf25aef509

 

Can I combine my eLearning sections into one eLearning site?

With the integration of the UNI eLearning Learning Management System (LMS) and Campus Solutions Student Information System (SIS), we currently do not have the capability for Instructors to combine sections at will.  You can use the "Copy Course" feature within the application to setup courses identically, but subsequently, you will need to make changes to each section independently by coping individual elements from one course to the other.

Turnitin - Originality Check, Online Grading, and Peer Review

UNI has an agreement with iParadigms, LLC that permits campus-wide utilization of their Turnitin products:

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