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Feb 2 2016

Portfolio Updates for the Third Term

Program administrators who are currently using the portfolio tool in CoursePlus have been an invaluable partner in helping to make that tool better. Based on their feedback, we've added the following features to the portfolio tool in CoursePlus:

  • Touchpoints can be configured to send an automated reminder to those students who have not completed the touchpoint up to 7 days before the touchpoint is due. 
  • A new report has been added which shows a grid view of all touchpoints, all students in a cohort, and an indicator of the status of student work on each touchpoint. 
  • "Students who have completed this touchpoint" is now shown on touchpoints where no advisor check-in is required on the the main administration page for a program. 
  • A "Past Touchpoints" tab has been added to the main administration page for a program. Past touchpoints are displayed in reverse chronological order. 
  • A "Program Coordinator" role has been added to the type of advisor roles someone can be assigned.
  • Advisors can now attach files to a reflection review.

Posted by Brian Klaas at 2:27 PM - Categories: CoursePlus

Jan 21 2016

Adding Online Lectures to On-Campus Class Sessions

Faculty who teach online courses have had the ability to add online lectures to on-campus class session listings for over a year. However, only one lecture from the same course with the same course number could be added to any given on-campus class session. We had a number of faculty ask us if they could add more than one lecture to one on-campus class session.

This is now possible in CoursePlus. Additionally, faculty who teach online can pull lectures from any of their online courses into any of their on-campus class sessions, even if the course numbers are not the same.

Adding online lectures to on-campus courses is done from the class sessions tool in your on-campus CoursePlus site. When you add or edit a class session, there's an option at the bottom of the page to pick the course and lecture(s) you want to include in a given class session.

Location of adding online lectures to on-campus sessions

We hope this provides additional flexibility to faculty who want to re-use their online lectures in their on-campus courses!

Posted by Brian Klaas at 11:13 AM - Categories: CoursePlus

Jan 19 2016

Update Bookmarks That Point to courseplus.jhsph.edu

In August, 2015, CoursePlus switched to its new domain name of courseplus.jhu.edu. Previously, it had been courseplus.jhsph.edu. Links inside of CoursePlus were all updated to reflect this change at that time, along with links in the School of Public Health main website and the my.jhsph.edu portal.

The introduction of JHED sign in for CoursePlus has shown us that many people are still using bookmarks and links which point to courseplus.jhsph.edu. If you are using a bookmark or link that contains courseplus.jhsph.edu, JHED sign in will not work. JHED sign in only works for the courseplus.jhu.edu domain. If you are using a bookmark or link that points to courseplus.jhsph.edu and try to sign in via JHED, it will appear that your JHED sign in is successful (because you used the correct JHED username and password), but you will not actually be signed in to CoursePlus and will be required to sign in yet again.

As such, it's important that you update any bookmarks or personal links to point to courseplus.jhu.edu. On May 22, 2016, the courseplus.jhsph.edu domain will cease to exist. This means that any bookmarks or personal links that point to courseplus.jhsph.edu will result in a "Server not found" message.

Posted by Brian Klaas at 12:36 PM - Categories: CoursePlus

Previous Posts

Jan 6
Dec 14

Discussion Forum Grading Improvements

Posted by Brian Klaas at 9:08 AM - Categories: CoursePlus |

Dec 7

Alerting When Students Complete Exams Very Quickly

Posted by Brian Klaas at 1:17 PM - Categories: CoursePlus |

Nov 30

JHED Sign In is Coming to CoursePlus!

Posted by Brian Klaas at 3:41 PM - Categories: CoursePlus |

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