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iLearnwas successfully upgraded to the April 2014 maintenance release during Winter break 12/26-12/29

 

Computing & Communications performed an application version update to iLearn. This update [April 2014] was necessary to enhance functionality, fix minor bugs and optimize performance of the system and had minimal impact on the iLearn user interface. iLearn was unavailable for part of the Winter break: Friday 12/26/14 8:00am through Monday 12/29/14 8:00pm. This date window was selected in an effort to minimize impact on Fall and Winter instruction. This upgrade timeline also included significant testing of all iLearn functionality.

 

For more information about this version update, please check this website http://cnc.ucr.edu/ilearn or contact the helpdesk@ucr.edu with any questions about the update. C&C will provide assistance during early Winter quarter to any faculty member who would like to discuss changes to functionality. Please report any issues to: helpdesk@ucr.edu

iLearn connection issues and/or SafeAssign submissions issues? Please go to our FAQ page for possible solutions.

 

RE: Safe Assign - Safe Assign is no longer available as a separate feature in iLearn but is now incorporated into the Assignment feature.

With the new version upgrade, you can now use SafeAssign plagiarism checking within any of your assignments.

1. Create an assignment in the Assignments area by choosing Assessment in that Content Area. Look for the listing "Submission Details" . Expand 'Submission Details' by clicking on it to expand the page.
2. Select Check submissions for plagiarism using SafeAssign.
3. Optionally, select :
Allow student to view the SafeAssign originality reports on their submissions.

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iLearn presently on release April 2014

Although there are no major changes to iLearn, this version does introduces a few minor interface changes with some functionality improvements but still maintains the old look of buttons..

New version Showcase

Please join our Instructional Technology team each Wednesday during drop-in hours for Blackboard support if you would like an informational session as to new features available:

o Location: Surge 170
o Date: Every Wednesdays during the quarter.  (same place; same time)
o Time: 1:00-3:00PM

For more information, please visit this website http://cnc.ucr.edu/ilearn or contact the helpdesk@ucr.edu with any questions about the update.

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Workshop Sessions: "Tools for Enhanced/Blended/Hybrid Teaching and Learning"

Faculty Technology Support invites teaching Faculty/TAs for a brief presentation/discussion session, "Tools for Enhanced/Blended/Hybrid Teaching and Learning". These sessions will focus on the technologies generally available to the campus such as course capturing, virtual collaboration, social media tools as well as developing a supporting course site in iLearn.

Time:               Beginning Feb, at 11:00-Noon on Thursday (Dates TBD)

Location:         Hyperstruction Studio, Surge 170.
Format:           Presentation, discussion, workshop.

C&C's Winter 2015 Technology workshop series is composed of general sessions followed by topic specific sessions. The general sessions discuss overall online design elements, focusing on building an enhanced/blended/hybrid learning environment within a supporting course site in iLearn. The topic specific sessions focus in depth on a specific topic, component, or technology used in course delivery.

Please check on the event calendar for session times and topics. We hope to see you during the present quarter at one or more of the following sessions:

1.      Seminars: Designing Enhanced/Blended/Hybrid  Courses in iLearn , 11:00-Noon, Surge 170

2.      Workshop: Using Lecture Capture, 11:00-Noon, Surge 170

3.      Workshop:  Social Media Tools in iLearn  1:00-2:00 Surge 170.

4.      Workshop: Web Collaboration with Adobe Connect  11:00-Noon, Surge 170

An RSVP is kindly requested to:  ilearn@ucr.edu.

iLearn Mobile is available for Winter quarter 2014 for all students and faculty.

Now available for all mobile devices and smart phones.

iLearn Mobile Learn platform provides an interactive teaching and learning mobile experience, giving students and instructors access to their courses, content and organizations on a variety of devices including iOS®, Android™, BlackBerry®, and webOS® smartphones. Targeted to the student experience with some instructor functionality included

iLearn Mobile Adoption Kit

  • Best Practices for Mobile-friendly courses
  • Faculty guide to mobile tests
You can link your Dropbox account to iLearn Mobile Learn on your iOS and Android device!
Check out some of the new features in Blackboard 9.1

edit mode
With new Grade Center Smart Views you can create criteria for sorting grades and add color coding based on your criteria.

create new item
The new Rubric Tool allows you to create your own custom grading rubric and apply it to Assignments, Blogs and Wikis, and Essay, Short Answer and File Response test questions.

content areas
The new Build Content menu offers more choices for content type including YouTube videos, Flickr images and Slideshare documents.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Computing & Communications
Computing & Communications Bldg.

Tel: (951) 827-4741
Fax: (951) 827-4541
E-mail: helpdesk@ucr.edu

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