We have seen issues where you are unable to read all of the posts in discussions or you are unable to start a new thread. This is caused when someone copies and pastes their response into a post, and without realizing it, includes some erroneous code. It can be hard to track down the code since it is invisible when you view the post (without switching to the HTML code view). The good news is that there is an easy solution. These posts only cause a problem in Reading view. If you switch to Grid view, you will still be able to read all of the posts and start new threads. To switch to grid view:
Click on Discussions.
Find the Settings menu on the far right under the My Tools menu.
There is an easy tool that let’s you replace a file in Springboard. This is useful because this will retain all the restrictions and settings you had for the original file.
One helpful way to use this is to replace your Syllabus every semester.
How to Replace a Content File in Springboard
Log into your Springboard course and navigate to the Content page.
Next to the file you want to replace, click the drop down arrow and choose Change File.
Click on Upload.
Locate the file on your computer that you want to upload.
You will see the file uploaded to Springboard. If it’s a major edit and you want students to know that you updated the file, click the check box that says “Notify students that the content has changed.”
When you are finished, click Update.
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Your WebEx personal room is a quick way for anyone to meet you in WebEx. Unlike scheduled meetings, the URL is always the same. Because of this, you can give someone the link to your personal room and it will always connect them to the right place. Because of this, it is an excellent option to use for office hours or to quickly meet with a student.
You can copy and paste this link into your email signature, add it to a widget in your Springboard classroom, or share it anywhere else for easy access.
With the upgrade to version 10.6, you can now choose between the Personal Dashboard and the Classic Homepage. The good news is that you can also choose which one you would like to set as your default. You can always switch to the other view as needed. To set your preferred homepage, do the following:
Click the Settings option above your profile on the Personal Dashboard.
Settings for Homepage
Select either Classic Homepage or Personal Dashboard from the Default Homepage menu.
The new Personal Dashboard in Springboard 10.6 lists your courses in 2 views. The visual course listing at the top of your screen enables you to quickly and easily open the main courses you are currently using. The rest of your courses will be linked below this in a searchable list. To move courses into or out of your visual course listing, you will need to select the courses that you want to Favorite. In the example shown below, Zippy has Favorited two courses.
By default, the role change widget is not on the homepage of your course in version 10.6. To view your course as a student, you can find the role change under your personal menu in the upper right corner of the minibar. This role change will default to the last role you selected. You may need to click the Change link to open a list of menu options. The good news about this change is that it will save you clicks since you can now get to the role change from any tab in your course (versus switching to the homepage first and finding the widget). Here is a screen shot that shows where to find the role change menu:
The University of Akron’s Panopto server has been upgraded to version 5.0. New versions of the Windows and Macintosh Panopto Recorders are available for download.
The new recorders incorporate additional features and have a refreshed look. The Windows Panopto Recorder now has the ability to capture system audio, such as video playing in a web browser. The Macintosh Panopto Recorder can now capture multiple cameras.