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Jun 6 2017

Logging of Quiz Setup Changes

The Quiz Generator tool has added a number of important and useful new logging features in the past year, including the logging of special permissions changes for a quiz, when students took less than 10% of the allotted time for the quiz, and the enhanced logging of a student's activity in CoursePlus while taking a quiz. 

We've just added even more logging information, but this time it's specific to the setup of a quiz, and is only visible to the faculty, TAs, and staff working on a quiz. 

First, you can now see a log of all changes made to the quiz setup on the main quiz setup form:

Location of link to view log of setup changes

This log shows all changes you make to all the options on that form. Click the "View log of quiz setup changes" link to see the log of changes made to the setup by anyone on your course instructional team.

Second, there is now a log of all questions that have been added to or removed from this quiz during the current course offering. This is particularly useful if multiple people are working on a quiz or exam and you want to know who added or removed a specific question.

The link to display the log of adding/removing questions from a quiz

The link to this log only appears on the "Add/Remove/Edit Questions" view inside the quiz question manager. 

Please also note that only changes made during the current offering of the course are logged. Changes made in a previous offering of the course (eg; the prior year's verison of the course) are not shown.

We hope that this helps you answer questions about changes made to the setup of your quizzes!

Posted by Brian Klaas at 8:23 AM - Categories: CoursePlus

May 12 2017

Reminder: Access to AY15-16 Courses Ends May 31, 2017

Access to academic year 2015-2016 courses ends on May 31, 2017. This is in line with the policy for access to CoursePlus websites. The policy states that access to a CoursePlus site is enabled for the academic year in which the course is offered and following academic year. For example, if a course occurred in the third term of the 2015-2016 academic year, a student enrolled in the course has access to the CoursePlus site until the end of the 2016-2017 academic year. After that point, access to that CoursePlus site is terminated.

If you need materials from a CoursePlus site in the 2015-2016 academic year, please download them before May 31, 2017, as you will not be able to access the sites from the 2015-2016 academic year after that time.

Posted by Brian Klaas at 9:06 AM - Categories: CoursePlus

May 10 2017

Display and Open Discussion Forum Categories on a Specific Date

Faculty and TAs have a whole host of tools to control access to categories in the discussion forum in their CoursePlus sites. You can make a category visible only to a select group of students, lock the category and prevent new posts after a specific date and time, restrict posts to just faculty and TAs, and more.

You can now set a date on which a discussion forum category becomes visible to students. A number of faculty have asked CTL Help for this feature in the past year. Not only does this feature provide more control for faculty who desire it, it also helps to declutter the main category view by not showing categories that aren't going to be used until a specific date. It can also help prevent posts in the wrong category when categories are organized around periods of time (ie; weeks of the term).

Screenshot of the new "Hide Category Until" option

This option is available when you set up or edit an individual category in your discussion forum. If you have questions about how to use this new feature, please contact CTL Help!

Posted by Brian Klaas at 9:04 AM - Categories: CoursePlus

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CoursePlus Outage on May 1, 2017

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Apr 13

Grant Special Access to a Page Builder Page

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Apr 4

Interface Refresh for the On-Campus Class Sessions Tool

Posted by Brian Klaas at 1:49 PM - Categories: CoursePlus |

Mar 23

Interactive Transcripts During Lecture Playback

Posted by Brian Klaas at 8:38 AM - Categories: CoursePlus |

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