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Feature Release: Reading List Upgraded to New Standard

Library Reading Lists

The Rutgers University Libraries has upgraded the Reading List tool, powered by Ex Libris Leganto, to the latest learning tool standards. All existing reading lists should work automatically with the new standards. Course navigation links will need to be updated and may have to be moved from the bottom of your course navigation. Please see … Read More

Rutgers Canvas is operating normally

At  8:43 AM EST, Instructure identified increased page view errors which affected features such as SpeedGrader and DocViewer, which allows users to view linked documents in-line in Canvas. Users received 502/503 errors or “Service is currently unavailable. Try again later.” messages when accessing content in Docviewer. Canvas Engineering team implemented a fix to resolve these … Read More

Labster and Voicethread Deprecated Links Unavailable Starting May 16, 2022

Rutgers Canvas will remove outdated integrations for Labster and Voicethread on Monday, May 16, 2022. Newer versions of these integrations are currently available in Rutgers Canvas. The migration path from the old integration to the new integration is not seamless for instructors. Course instructors will need to edit external links in their Summer 2022 and … Read More

Canvas Errors affecting SpeedGrader and DocView

As of 8:43 AM EST, Instructure identified increased errors which affected features such as SpeedGrader and DocViewer, which allows users to view linked documents in-line in Canvas. Currently, this has resulted in users are receiving 502/503 errors or “Service is currently unavailable. Try again later.” messages when accessing content in Docviewer. Canvas Engineering team is … Read More

Decommissioning of RU-Stream Extended to May 16, 2022

Kaltura

The previously announced decommissioning of RU-Stream will be extended to May 16, 2022 (originally March 1) to align with the end of the Spring Semester. Migration of content from RU-Stream (Kaltura in Blackboard & Sakai) to Rutgers Mediaspace (Kaltura in Canvas) was completed on December 29, 2021. A review of Kaltura analytics for RU-Stream continues … Read More

Kaltura In-Video Quiz Sunset on May 20, 2022

Kaltura

Kaltura in-video quizzing (IVQ) has been in use at Rutgers since 2016. Currently, Kaltura IVQ comprises less than 1% of Kaltura content for Rutgers University. Seamless grade passback to the Canvas gradebook is prevented by some browser extensions including ad blockers. This leads to frustration for many students and instructors. In consultation with instructional technology … Read More

Join Rutgers Instructors for Liquid Margins Presentation

Hypothesis

March 4, 2022 at 12 PM ET Fire up the screen and join us for Liquid Margins 30, “Annotation Unbound: Social Reading for Any Subject” on Friday 4 March at 9am PT. Guests from different disciplines at Rutgers University will convene to talk about the power of social annotation to build community and critical thinking … Read More

PlayPosit 101 on March 22 at 11 AM ET

PlayPosit

Join Rutgers instructors in a series of webinars hosted by Playposit instructional design staff. PlayPosit is a visual learning tool that allows instructors to build lessons into videos so that students can learn while viewing a video. The tool lets instructors use a library videos from YouTube, TEDx and other video hosting websites, including Rutgers … Read More

Join the Upcoming February Gradescope Workshop Series

Gradescope

Join Gradescope for an online workshop series and learn how instructors use Gradescope. This series will cover all Gradescope assignment types and course formats, including the LMS workflow. In the sessions we’ll offer guidance on the delivery of assignments that are hand written, fully online, and a combination of the two. Instructors, TAs, and grading … Read More

Hypothesis Webinar on January 11, 2022

Hypothesis

Join us for a webinar for instructors hosted by Hypothesis. The webinar will be on January 11, 2022, at 11:30 AM. The Hypothesis LMS app brings discussion directly to course content by enabling students and teachers to add comments and start conversations in the margins of their texts. Collaborative annotation engages students more deeply in … Read More