UNI eLearning Update - December 23, 2011

UNI Faculty and Staff:
An UNI eLearning Update will be sent out periodically as a direct form of communication with UNI faculty and staff regarding the UNI eLearning system. This information will also be posted on the UNI eLearning website under "Faculty Resources". It is strongly recommended that you read this article completely if you are using any part of the UNI eLearning system.
The following information is applicable to "on-campus" classes only. For classes contracted or collaborated with the Continuing and Distance Education (CDE) office, please contact their office with any questions about the information below by emailing cesp-consult@uni.edu
In this issue:

1) Spring 2012 eLearning courses

a. Courses created

b. Course Population

c. Instructor Enrollment

d. Making your course available to students

2) Migrating WebCT content to Bb Learn 9
3) Copying an existing Bb Learn 9 course
4) Fall 2011 eLearning courses
5) Access to WebCT
6) Faculty Workshops and Training Resources

a. Faculty Focus Workshops

b. Lynda.com

c. On Demand Learning Center

d. Blackboard Help for Instructors

7) Student eLearning Help and Training Information

a. Lynda.com - Blackboard 9.x Essential Training for Students

b. On Demand Learning Center for Students

c. Blackboard Help for Students

8) Technologies Integrated with eLearning

a. Respondus

b. Panopto

c. Turnitin


1) Spring 2012 eLearning courses:

a. Courses created: Starting Saturday, November 5, 2011, all Spring 2012 academic courses in the Schedule of Classes automatically have an eLearning course created. The eLearning system receives daily updates of course offerings, instructor assignments, and student enrollment through integration with the Campus Solutions Student Information System (SIS). An eLearning site was created for each course as entered into the SIS. Please review your course assignments and consult your department scheduler if you do not see your Spring 2012 courses or your courses are not organized correctly. Instructors that elect to use eLearning will only need to log into the UNI eLearning system, add content, and make their course available to students (see “d” below).

b. Course population: Spring 2012 eLearning courses will be populated with students on Saturday, December 31, 2011.

c. Instructor enrollment: Only the primary instructor listed in the SIS is enrolled into each eLearning course. The primary instructor needs to complete the Contact eLearning Support form (http://www.uni.edu/elearning/contact-elearning-support) for any additional instructors (or TAs) that need access to an eLearning course.

d. Make your Spring 2012 eLearning courses available to students: eLearning courses are created in an "unavailable" state. This means an instructor has access to the course, but students do not see the course listed in their My Courses module until instructors make the course available. Instructions for making your course "available" to students are published at: http://www.uni.edu/elearning/how-do-i-make-my-bb-learn-9-courses-available-students . No action is required for instructors that choose not to use the UNI eLearning system.

2) Migrating WebCT content to Bb Learn 9: If you have old courses on WebCT that you would like migrated to the Bb Learn 9 eLearning system, please complete the form located at:https://spreadsheets.google.com/a/uni.edu/spreadsheet/viewform?hl=en_US&formkey=dDJNSWZGT2tCMm9Cei1oel95eGlhOFE6MQ#gid=0 to have ITS-ET complete the migration process for you. Courses will be migrated on a first-come, first-served basis.

3) Copying an existing Bb Learn 9 course: For information and directions to copy a Fall 2011 course, a development (DEV) course, or a course from one section to another, please visit: http://www.uni.edu/elearning/course-copy . Note: If you are copying a course that is currently available to students (e.g. a Fall 2011 course), that availability will also copy to the new course.
4) Fall 2011 eLearning Courses:

a. Active Fall 2011 eLearning courses will remain on the UNI eLearning System and available to students. If you do not want your students to have access to your Fall 2011 eLearning site, you can make the eLearning course unavailable by following the directions at http://www.uni.edu/elearning/how-do-i-make-my-bb-learn-9-courses-available-students and select "No" in step 3.

b. If you would like UNI eLearning admins to archive your eLearning course(s), please complete the Contact eLearning Support form (http://www.uni.edu/elearning/contact-elearning-support) and specificially list the exact eLearning course name(s) you want archived.
5) Access to WebCT eLearning courses and system: Please visit http://www.uni.edu/elearning/how-long-will-i-have-access-my-webct-ce8-courses for information about access dates to the old version of UNI eLearning, WebCT CE8.

6) Faculty Workshops and Training Resources:

a. Faculty Focus Workshops: Faculty Focus features a number of workshops to assist faculty in learning skills to effectively integrate technology into teaching and learning. These workshops are offered the week prior to the beginning of the spring semester (Jan. 3-6, 2012). To view the schedule and register, please visit: http://www.uni.edu/its/services/instructional-design-and-development/faculty-focus


b. Lynda.com - Blackboard 9.x Essential Training for Instructors:

To access Lynda.com:

1. Navigate to: http://lynda.uni.edu/

2. Login using your CatID and.

3. In the Search box, type “Blackboard” and select "Blackboard 9.x Essential Training for Instructors".


c. On Demand Learning Center: For access to training materials, the Blackboard On Demand Learning Center http://ondemand.blackboard.com/understand.htm provides an great source of information, videos, and documentation to help instructors with understanding Bb Learn 9 and assist them with building their course.


d. Blackboard Help for Instructors: Blackboard Help is a single resource for all of the user documentation available for Blackboard Learn™, Release 9.1. Links to instructor help are available within your eLearning course(s) or you can visit the direct URL at: http://help.blackboard.com/instructor/index.htm

7) Student eLearning Help and Training Information:

a. Lynda.com "Blackboard 9.x Essential Training for Students: http://lynda.uni.edu

b. On Demand Learning Center for Students: http://ondemand.blackboard.com/students.htm

c. Blackboard Help for Students: http://help.blackboard.com/student/

8) Technologies Integrated with eLearning:

a. Respondus - Exam authoring for Learning Management Systems (LMS): To use Respondus with the Bb Learn 9 eLearning system, you will need to download the latest version of Respondus as well as update the installation password. For more information, please visit: http://www.uni.edu/elearning/respondus

b. Panopto - Classroom Capture: The Panopto Building Block installed on the Bb Learn 9 eLearning system allows instructors to create a Panopto folder via your Bb Learn 9 eLearning course(s). For more information, please visit: http://www.uni.edu/elearning/panopto

c. Turnitin - Originality Checking/Plagiarism Prevention: The Turnitin Building Block has been installed on the Bb Learn 9 eLearning system and is accessible to anyone with an instructor role from the Create Assessment > Turnitin Assignment link. For more information, please visit: http://www.uni.edu/elearning/turnitin

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Jeffrey Ries
ITS-Educational Technology
Applications Administrator/LMS

107E Innovative Teaching & Technology Center
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614-0301
Phone: 319.273.7232
Fax: 319.273.2917
Email: jeffrey.ries@uni.edu