Congratulations on completing the Spring 2012 semester!
Enjoy your summer!
Advice on taking quizzes on iLearn
When taking a quiz on iLearn, take time to read the details that are posted before attempting a quiz. The description page for the quiz will tell you important information on when the quiz will open, how long you have to take the quiz, if you can take more than one attempt and when the quiz will close. Note that if the quiz is timed, the countdown continues even if you are logged out of iLearn. Clicking on the Save without submitting button will save your progress, but it does not pause the timer.
If there are short answer questions, exact spelling is required. If you enter an answer that is misspelled, iLearn will mark it as incorrect.
We have implemented two improvements to the quiz to make it a more reliable experience. The first is a change to prevent content being lost if you are accidentally logged out of iLearn. If you are logged out of iLearn due to your session timing out (meaning you were logged in, but inactive for more than four hours) or are logged out due to having multiple iLearn pages open, the quiz will save your answers and should retain them when you re-log in. However, if your window closes or you quit your browser without saving, the accidental logout protection will NOT trigger, and your content will not be saved. As a reminder, it is usually recommended that you not have multiple tabs of iLearn open when you are taking a quiz, and navigating away from a quiz while you are taking it may be interpreted as cheating by your instructors.
The second improvement is intended to prevent accidental double submissions of quizzes. Once you have clicked on the submit quiz button, an animated icon will appear on the button indicating that the quiz is being sent and you will not be able to click on the submit button again. However, remember to never double click on the submission button, as the button lock may not trigger if you click too quickly.
Make sure you are not using any other network intensive applications while taking a quiz, such as streaming video or audio, or running any large downloads in the background. We generally recommend using a wired connection whenever possible when taking a quiz, as sometimes WiFi connections can drop out and prevent you from submitting a quiz successfully.
As a final reminder, make sure you do not wait until the last minute to do your quizzes and exams on iLearn. The later you wait, the higher the risk you are taking of a technical problem happening. The helpdesk will be open throughout finals during our normal hours of 8AM to 5PM, Monday through Friday. We cannot answer emails, phone, or offer chat support outside of those hours.
Good luck on all your quizzes and final exam!
Academic Technology welcomes you to our new homes in the Library
Academic Technology invites you to visit us at our new location in the Library.
For technical assistance with iLearn, CourseStream, DIVA or our other online tools, the iLearn Services Help Desk is located in Library 220 and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00AM to 5:00PM. From the elevator lobby, turn right. From the staircase, turn left at the top of the stairs. Turn right at the first hallway.
Academic Technology has begun its move into the Library with several teams moving as of February 24th. The new locations for each team are listed below along with the timing for remaining moves.
A temporary issue with the AT’s move is that the spaces on the 2nd floor where teams now reside are still closed to the public. AT has arranged for a reception desk on the 1st floor when you enter the main library entrance. The person at the front-desk can escort you to the AT offices or call a staff member to come meet you. The good news is this is only temporary until the 2nd floor opens to the public most likely on March 26th after spring recess.
The Media Distribution and Support team (currently located in Burk Hall 24) will be moving beginning March 9th with limited service until March 26th.
i>Clicker users will need to re-register clickers for the Spring 2012
Students who are using i>Clicker for the Spring 2012 semester will need to enter their clicker information into iLearn even if the student used clickers in the Fall 2012 semester. If you are a student in a class using clickers, check the iLearn class for the i>Clicker block and click on Remote Registration to enter the ID found on the back of your clicker device.
Courses older than Fall 2010 are now listed under a new Archive tab in iLearn
iLearn now lists courses older than Fall 2010 in a new Archive tab to ease clutter on the My courses page. Clicking on the Archive tab will show you a list of semesters that are older than Fall 2010.
Scheduled power outage January 16, 2012
There is a power outage scheduled in HSS on Monday, January 16, 2012 for yearly routine maintenance of the building's power system. All Academic Technology services will be offline during the scheduled time including iLearn, CourseStream and DIVA.
Congratulations on finishing the Fall 2011 semester!
Here are a few reminders to make sure you end the Fall 2011 semester right:
- Grades are due Tuesday, January 3, 2012
- Instructors must enter grades using the faculty tools provided by DoIT. Grades do not transfer automatically from iLearn to the registrar's office.
- Spring 2012 classes are already in the system. Instructors can access them by clicking on Show all my courses... and then on the Spring 2012 link. Students will not be able to see Spring courses until after Fall grades are due.
- Faculty should check out the end of semester checklist for tips and tricks on ending the semester smoothly.
- The Academic Technology helpdesk will be closed the week of December 26. We will re-open on Monday, January 2, 2012. All AT services including iLearn, CourseStream and DIVA will continue to operate during this time, but we will be unable to answer inquiries until our office re-opens.
Spring 2012 iLearn course shells will be released December 6 for faculty
Changes to our normal development cycle this year have enabled the iLearn team to be able to release Spring 2012 courses earlier than usual. Course shells will be available to faculty to begin developing Spring 2012 courses on Tuesday, December 6, 2011.
In order to see your Spring 2012 courses you will need to click on the see all my iLearn courses link in the My courses block, and then on the Spring 2012 tab. Spring 2012 will be made the default semester after Fall 2011 grades are due on January 2, 2012.