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May 28 2013

CTLT Help Becoming CTL Help

On Friday, May 31, 2013, CTLT Help will officially be changing its name to CTL Help and the main email address for CTL Help will be Additionally, the website name will be changed to

The Center changed its name to the Center for Teaching and Learning more than a year ago. We kept the CTLT Help name and the website through the end of the last academic year to avoid confusion to current students. Now that we are in a new academic year, it's time that we brought the email address and website name in line with the actual name of the Center.

There will be forwarding from to and a forward for to for a period of six months. If you have bookmarks or weblinks in your own pages that point to either or, please update them accordingly!

Posted by Brian Klaas at 10:42 AM - Categories: General | Online Courses | CoursePlus

May 23 2013

CoursePlus, TRAMS and Other Systems Offline on May 28 and 29, 2013

CoursePlus, TRAMS, the CTLT Help site, the eLearning account management site, and other CTL sites will be offline for required maintenance at various points on May 28 and 29, 2013. Below is a list of the expected times that each site will be offline for mainentance:

  • CoursePlus: offline Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 6am-1pm
  • JHSPH OCW: offline Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 10am-1pm
  • TRAMS: offline Wednesday, May 29, 2013, Noon-3pm
  • CTLT Help and eLearning Account Management: 3pm-6pm

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. This is required maintenance and is part of maintenance windows listed on the "Scheduled Maintenance for CTL Websites" page.

Posted by Brian Klaas at 3:29 PM - Categories: General | Online Courses | CoursePlus

May 19 2013

End of Access to AY2011-2012 Courses in CoursePlus

Per the terms of service for eLearning sites at JHSPH, access to CoursePlus sites for the 2011-2012 academic year will end with the start of the new academic year. Students enrolled in courses with CoursePlus sites have access to those sites for the current and following academic years. When the new academic year begins on May 24, 2013, access to CoursePlus sites from the 2011-2012 academic year will end because the 2011-2012 academic year will be two academic years in the past.

We strongly encourage students who have materials that they want to download from their 2011-2012 academic year CoursePlus sites to do so before this changeover. Once the new academic year begins, you will not have access to materials from 2011-2012 academic year CoursePlus sties, nor can the CTLT Help staff retrieve those files for you.

Posted by Brian Klaas at 12:21 PM - Categories: CoursePlus

May 14 2013

Custom eReserves Link in Your CoursePlus Site

CoursePlus has long had the ability to add a quick link to the Welch eReserves system in the "Class Materials & Resources" section of your CoursePlus site. Did you know that you can provide a custom URL that points directly to your specific class in eReserves, rather than the main eReserves page for all courses?

When you set up an eReserves site with the Welch team, they can give you the direct link to the eReserves site just for your course. If you have that URL, you can add it to your CoursePlus site. Here's how:

  1. Go into your CoursePlus site, and click "Class Materials & Resources."
  2. Under "Link to eReserves," click "Edit."
  3. Enter the link that the eReserves team gave to you for your specific eReserves site.
  4. Click "Update."

Now when students click on the eReserves link in your CoursePlus site, they'll go directly to the eReserves site for your course. Remember that the button for "Link to eReserves" must be green, meaning the feature is turned on, so that students can actually see the link.

Posted by Brian Klaas at 11:42 AM - Categories: CoursePlus

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