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Problems with D2L Assignment Grader App

A number of faculty have reported problems connecting to Brightspace when using the D2L Assignment Grader app for iPad and Android. The problem is related to our upgrade from Springboard to Brightspace and prevents the app from authenticating correctly to … Continue reading

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Merging and Combining Courses – 101

As we wrap up one semester before heading out on a short break, now is great time to request your courses in Springboard for the next semester be merged or combined. What does it mean to merge/combine courses? If you … Continue reading

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Assignment Grader Tips

A lot has changed since our last post about Desire2Learn’s (D2L) Assignment Grader app. For those unfamiliar, Assignment Grader is an iPad app created by D2L to enable grading dropbox assignments away from your computer. It synchronizes with Springboard and … Continue reading

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Public Domain images from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) in New York City has posted almost 400,000, high-resolution, images of their collection online. The images are free to use for scholarly endeveours and are clear of copyright restraints (i.e. they are public domain). … Continue reading

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Using Desire2Learn Assignment Grader with Springboard

Desire2Learn(D2L) Assignment Grader is an iPad app created by D2L to enable the grading of dropbox assignments. It synchronizes with Springboard and provides mobile, offline, access to dropbox submissions. Some of the features and benefits of Assignment Grader are: Grade … Continue reading

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Add a custom link for Online Course Evaluations

If you use an online evaluation for your class, you can easily add a custom link to the evaluation system in your course’s navbar. 1. Visit “Edit Course” Start by visiting the “Edit Course” tool in your navbar. 2. Choose … Continue reading

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Special Presentation: iTunes U, iPads and Electronic Resources

On April 19th, from 1:00-2:30, Instructional Services and ITL are hosting a session on using iPads and iTunes U in your courses. Randy Spears and alumnus Jacob Bane from the Fisher School of Business at OSU will talk about how … Continue reading

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Tech Talk Tuesday kicks off with Springboard Upgrade

Instructional Services and the Institute for Teaching and Learning have added new dates for Spring of the popular Tech Talk Tuesday Series for UA faculty and staff. The first session of the series will cover the newest version of Springboard, … Continue reading

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My Course is Missing from Springboard. What do I do?

As stated in a previous blog post (Why Is My Class Missing?), Springboard is not mandatory at the University of Akron. It is normal for some classes to be missing from Springboard if your instructor has chosen not to use … Continue reading

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Taking a Tour of D2L 10.0

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 … Continue reading

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