Archive for October, 2010

Courses for Spring 2011 have been brought in to Springboard. Instructors – now would be a great time to request that your Spring courses be combined! You can request course combinations by sending an email to springboardhelp@uakron.edu. Please be sure to include the course number (1234:567-890, for example) for each course that you would like to have combined.

The Learning Object Repository or LOR allows instructors to quickly and efficiently create and share resources between courses on Springboard. This system will allow faculty to access information that they and other faculty have made available for use. Items such as quizzes, presentations, lectures, etc., can now be stored and shared among colleges or just among your own courses.

This system can save time and make content easier to manage and organize. The LOR is here to make your lives easier and your resources more accessible.
For more overview information regarding the LOR, click here.
For an in-depth look at the LOR and its features, click here.
Why not publish to the LOR today!
In future posts I will be looking at different aspects of the LOR, such as:
1. How faculty are already using the LOR.
2. How to publish to the LOR and cautions to consider.
3. How to retrieve information from the LOR.
4. How to update existing objects in the LOR.
5. Linking objects versus retrieving objects in the LOR.
6. What is Metadata and how it is helpful?
Jacob Bane
Graduate Assistant Design and Development Services

The faculty survey for Springboard closes end of day Friday, October 22. If you haven’t already, please take a few moments to share your thoughts on Springboard training, support, communication, and Springboard in general. The survey can be accessed here: https://survey2.uakron.edu/sbfacultyfall2010.aspx. For those that have responded, we appreciate your feedback!

The intermittent issue with viewing the Classlist by groups has been resolved. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused, and we thank you for your patience.

Does Springboard meet your needs? Do you have enough training options? Does Springboard Support meet your needs? Are we communicating effectively? We need to know how can we improve our service to you. Would you please take a few moments to complete this survey https://survey2.uakron.edu/sbfacultyfall2010.aspx?

We are experiencing an intermittent issue when trying to view the Classlist by group in Springboard. We are currently working with Desire2Learn to correct this issue. We apologize for the inconvenience, and we will provide updates when we receive additional information.