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Oct 27 2014

A New File Uploader for the Online Library

Over the past few months, we've noticed sporadic instnances where uploading multiple files at the same time to a course Online Library would randomly fail. There was no clear indication why the file uploads would fail, and there was no clear pattern to the problem. It would most often manifest itself when people uploaded multiple files with Firefox, but we also saw the problem in Chrome and Safari.

Along the way, we discovered that the Flash-based uploader for files in the Online Library was the culprit. To address this problem, we replaced the Flash-based uploader with a standards-compliant set of code that does not require the Flash plug-in to work. This is one more dependency on the Flash plug-in that we have removed, and makes CoursePlus more accessible across mobile devices.

You should not notice much difference with the new, non-Flash file uploader in the Online Library. One additional benefit this uploader brings is that you can now upload individual files up to 200MB in size to your course Online Library, up from the rather paltry 30MB that was the previous limit.

Posted by Brian Klaas at 1:26 PM - Categories: Course Tools

Oct 23 2014

Follow @CoursePlus on Twitter!

We try to post here on the CTL Blog on a regular basis, and many of the posts are about new features and changes to CoursePlus. We only post to the CTL Blog once a week — maybe twice if there's a lot going on. If you want more up-to-date information about what's new or different in CoursePlus or information about known issues or problems in CoursePlus, you can follow @CoursePlus on Twitter for more timely information. 

Some of the information in the @CoursePlus feed will be posted on the CTL Blog, but on Twitter, we'll include lots of extra, small things that aren't being blogged about as well as problems we find and when those problems are resolved. Please note that we won't be offering technical support via Twitter. You'll still need to contact CTL Help for that.

Posted by Brian Klaas at 4:09 PM - Categories: CoursePlus

Oct 21 2014

Schedule Course Announcements

We've added two new small, but helpful, features to the Announcements tool in CoursePlus.

First, you can now schedule announcements in advance. You can set a date in the future for the announcement and the announcement will not appear on your class website until the date and time you've selected. Previously, all announcements would appear immediately, as soon as you created them.

Second, you can now select the number of days for which you want the announcement to appear. Announcements can appear for 1 to 7 days. (An announcement that needs to appear for more than 7 days should really be added as a class email or go into the Discussion Forum.)

Hopefully these small improvements make announcements more useful for you in your classes!

Posted by Brian Klaas at 8:24 AM - Categories: Course Tools | CoursePlus

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