The new version of Springboard (D2L 10) will soon be an active part of your online environment in Spring of 2013. Once again, you have the option to test out the updates on our Springboard test system before the official launch.
New features include:
- A new interface
- Navigation panel changes
- New action buttons
- The new Minibar
A New Interface
The changes to the interface will help to make the navigation within Springboard easier to manage. Also, the new way the categories are setup will show the path of links (also known as a breadcrumb) that brought you to the current page.
With the changes made to the interface, the left panel of actions have been relocated to the top of the page in either the new Minibar or under the category options. This relocation will help guide you to the proper landing page for your needs.
The introduction of drop-down menus rather than columns will group actions into categories to make changes to content easier to manage. With this new format, the action buttons will make the progression through work easily accessible.
With the introduction of the Minibar, the most important tools, alerts and information of Springboard will be stationed in a bar at the top of each page. Some of the main actions you can find in the Minibar include:
- My Home
- Select a course
- Account Settings
To gain access to the test system, visit: http://springboardtest.uakron.edu/
You can also learn more about the details of these new features in PDF format:
Tour of Springboard 10
In the coming weeks, detailed descriptions, videos and guides will be posted on the Springboard blog to introduce the new features of 10.
Graduate Assistant|Design and Development Services