MyCourses Course Shells Will Automatically Be Made Available to Students

Starting with the spring 2015 semester, course shells for all classes will automatically be made available to students on the Friday before the course is scheduled to start. This is a significant change, as in the past the faculty had to manually make their courses available. This enhancement is the result of the migration from Angel to MyCourses, improved integration with PeopleSoft, and the hard work of the Online Learning and Services team. The change should lead to less confusion on the students’ part, fewer support calls, and one less thing for faculty to worry about at the start of the semester.

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Quick Guide Online Webinars Information

Quick Guide Online Webinars will be starting on Nov. 10th. Quick Guide Online Webinars will be short, focused 30-minute sessions targeted on a specific tool within MyCourses. Each Quick Guide Webinar will provide faculty with step-by-step and video tutorials. Sessions are optional, and will be recorded for those who cannot attend.

Registration is required for attending each of the sessions. Please review the following tutorial on how to registration for the sessions:

 How to Register for Online Learning and Services Training Sessions

To see the Quick Guide Online Webinars schedule click on the link below:

Quick Guide Online Webinars

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New MyCourses Training Opportunity – Quick Guide Webinars

A new training opportunity is coming from Online Learning and Services called Quick Guide Webinars. These will begin the week of Nov. 10. Quick Guide Webinars will be short, focused 30-minute sessions targeted on a specific tool within MyCourses. Each Quick Guide Webinar will provide faculty with step-by-step and video tutorials. Sessions will be recorded for those who cannot attend. The first sessions will be on:

  • Attendance Tool
  • Creating groups and understanding the types of group enrollments
  • Reading, replying and sending email via the Classlist and Email Settings
  • Managing the email inbox within MyCourses

The schedule and information on how to register will be announced during the week of Nov. 3. Please watch your SPC email and the Blue and White for this information. Please note that these sessions are meant to supplement the MyCourses Faculty Certification Course, not replace it.

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Access to ANGEL after Dec. 18, 2014

A number of concerns have been raised about instructors’ ability to access content on ANGEL after Dec. 18. The ANGEL server will continue to be accessible as an archive to faculty and to students who received an incomplete for the fall semester.

Once the LMS maintenance window is completed on Dec. 18, ANGEL will no longer be found at its current web address as that address will be redirected to MyCourses. Anyone wishing to access ANGEL after Dec. 18 will need to go tohttps://angelarchive.spcollege.edu.

The ANGEL environment will continue to be available for emergency purposes until the end of the Spring semester – May 8, 2015 – to allow sufficient time for students to finish their grades of incomplete. After May 8, the college’s ANGEL licensing will expire and the system will no longer be available. The college will retain access to courses in zip files which will be available upon request. If you have any questions or concerns please email Ferrazano.jamie@spcollege.edu.

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Service Pack 10 Installed – What this Means for You

Service Pack 10 will be installed on Monday, Sept. 15. Service Packs are installed to resolve currently known issues with the system. Service Pack 10 will resolve the following issues:

  • Users no longer encounter an error when they open dropbox submission feedback files through Content.
  • The Print option in Content now correctly prints multiple pages for HTML topics.
  • In User Progress, the time spent in Content correctly displays number of days in addition to hours, minutes, and seconds.
  • When accessing Discussions topics through the Content area, users are now brought to the top of the page they navigate to.
  • Duplicate Calendar events are no longer created during the copy course process.
  • Users can now successfully open dropbox submission feedback files through User Progress.

 

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