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Feature enhancements coming for Fall 2011

Coming in Fall 2011, iLearn will have some feature enhancements to the gradebook, drag and drop, backup, restore and import, and an exciting new way to gain access to eReserve material.

Gradebook enhancements

One of the most requested features for the iLearn gradebook is the ability for grades to automatically be saved as soon as they are entered. We have made this possible in the gradebook, and manually entered grades will now save automatically as you enter them. Letter grades will now also be visible on the main grader report for both the course total and for any category totals you have in your courses. These features will be rolled out during maintenance builds before the Fall 2011 semester begins.

eReserves

Materials that instructors have scanned into eReserves will now be available directly in iLearn. Students will be able to access these materials directly in their classes as soon as they are added to eReserves.

HTML editor

Pages with multiple HTML editors will no longer show HTML code when not being actively edited. Selecting the next editable field with then display the HTML editor for that editable region.

 
 

Course import

Course import no longer has a limit on file size. Before this change, imported courses could be no larger than 200MB. This will enable courses with large numbers of files to be able be imported without intervention from the Academic Technology HelpDesk.

Programs and Organizations

The Programs and Organizations sites in iLearn are being renamed to Collaborative Sites. The PROG/ORG block will reflect this, and be renamed to Collaborative Sites/

i<Clicker integration

Users of i<Clicker will now be able to register their clicker devices directly in iLearn and instructors will be able to import grades directly from the clicker software into the iLearn gradebook. This change will be rolled out in a maintenance build before the Fall 2011 semester begins.

Scheduled Downtime Thursday, April 28 from 6:00AM to 8:00AM

iLearn will be down on Thursday morning from 6:00AM to 8:00AM for scheduled maintenance of iLearn servers. iLearn will be unavailable at this time.

Downtime

  • Date: April 28, 2011
  • Time: Approximately 06:00AM - 08:00AM
  • Reason: Required maintenance of iLearn servers

iLearn Quiz Administration Tips for Instructors

Quizzes can be very stressful for students and instructors alike. In order to help faculty and students have a smooth quiz experience, we have provided some tips and tricks to administrating iLearn quizzes.

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Scheduled Downtime Monday, August 9, 2010 1:00AM to 5:00AM

On Monday, August 9, 2010 at 1:00AM to 5:00AM iLearn will be down for scheduled maintenance. Please plan accordingly.

Downtime for required maintenance on Thursday, August 5, 2010 from 8:00AM to 12:00PM

Update (August 5, 2010 12:15PM):
iLearn is back up and running as of 11:55AM today, August 5, 2010

Original message:
On Thursday, August 5, 2010 from 8:00AM to 12:00PM, Academic Technology will require downtime for maintenance of iLearn and other services. During this time, the following services will be unavailable:

Please plan accordingly.

Emergency downtime today up to four hours starting at 11:00AM (August 2, 2010)

Update (August 2, 2010 11:40AM):
iLearn is back up and running.

Original message:
In order to make sure we have a stable iLearn system for all of our campus users, we will need to take iLearn offline today for up to four hours starting at 11:00AM. We are working on our systems as a part of our summer upgrade. iLearn may be back up sooner than anticipated, but please plan accordingly.

iLearn services restored July 26, 2010, at 6:00 pm

iLearn experienced a brief outage between 5:10 and 6:00 pm on July 26, 2010. Services have been restored. Users were unable to access iLearn during this outage.

iLearn Upgrade July 26, 2010

Update (01:50PM July 26, 2010):
The iLearn upgrade has been completed successfully. Instructors should now be able to see Fall 2010 courses. Please note that students have not yet been enrolled in Fall 2010 courses, so students will not be able to see those courses quite yet.

In this new version of iLearn we have introduced some performance fixes and have updated the HTML Editor, addressing many of the issues with formatting text within iLearn, including copying and pasting from Microsoft Word. As we get closer to the beginning of the Fall 2010 semester, we will introduce other enhancements to the system.

Update (10:55AM July 26, 2010):
We are working diligently to bring the system back up for users. We will keep this post updated with details as they become available.

Update (10:00AM July 26, 2010):
To finalize and perfect the upgrade, we have to extend the downtime for about another hour. We will keep this post updated with details as they are made available.

Original message:

iLearn will be down on July 26, 2010 from 6:00AM to 10:00AM as part of the Summer upgrade to prepare for Fall 2010.

Please plan accordingly.

AT Services Including iLearn Are Available

Update - 4:20p: Services have resumed.

Update - 3p: Services are still down as our team works with the hardware vendor to resolve the situation. An update should be available by 4pm if service has not already been restored.

Update - 12:30p: Due to an issue in the upgrade being conducted as part of this maintenance downtime, the iLearn team regrets that downtime must be extended past the published 8am to 12pm window.

We are working to bring all Academic Technology services, including iLearn, back into operation as soon as possible. Please check back for an update.

Prior Message

On July 16, 2010 we will have a scheduled maintenance downtime from 8AM to 12PM to begin work on the summer upgrade. iLearn will not be available during that time. Please schedule accordingly.

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