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Jan 21 2016

Adding Online Lectures to On-Campus Class Sessions

Faculty who teach online courses have had the ability to add online lectures to on-campus class session listings for over a year. However, only one lecture from the same course with the same course number could be added to any given on-campus class session. We had a number of faculty ask us if they could add more than one lecture to one on-campus class session.

This is now possible in CoursePlus. Additionally, faculty who teach online can pull lectures from any of their online courses into any of their on-campus class sessions, even if the course numbers are not the same.

Adding online lectures to on-campus courses is done from the class sessions tool in your on-campus CoursePlus site. When you add or edit a class session, there's an option at the bottom of the page to pick the course and lecture(s) you want to include in a given class session.

Location of adding online lectures to on-campus sessions

We hope this provides additional flexibility to faculty who want to re-use their online lectures in their on-campus courses!

Posted by Brian Klaas at 11:13 AM - Categories: CoursePlus

Jan 19 2016

Update Bookmarks That Point to

In August, 2015, CoursePlus switched to its new domain name of Previously, it had been Links inside of CoursePlus were all updated to reflect this change at that time, along with links in the School of Public Health main website and the portal.

The introduction of JHED sign in for CoursePlus has shown us that many people are still using bookmarks and links which point to If you are using a bookmark or link that contains, JHED sign in will not work. JHED sign in only works for the domain. If you are using a bookmark or link that points to and try to sign in via JHED, it will appear that your JHED sign in is successful (because you used the correct JHED username and password), but you will not actually be signed in to CoursePlus and will be required to sign in yet again.

As such, it's important that you update any bookmarks or personal links to point to On May 22, 2016, the domain will cease to exist. This means that any bookmarks or personal links that point to will result in a "Server not found" message.

Posted by Brian Klaas at 12:36 PM - Categories: CoursePlus

Jan 6 2016

Change to the Display of Upcoming Schedule Dates on the Online Course Home Page

The "From the Course Schedule" box on an online course home page is designed to help you get a quick glance at items that are coming up on the course schedule, or items that are soon to be due. The problem with the current design of the "From the Course Schedule" box is that it mixes these two very different sets of information together, and it's not so easy to see what's coming up that is due.

We've revised the "From the Course Schedule" box on online course home pages so that "Upcoming Due Dates" are separated from (and displayed before) items that are "Opening Soon."

Course schedule box with due dates and opening soon items in separate categories.

This will hopefully provide greater clarity of this information and make it clearer when you have upcoming due dates!

Posted by Brian Klaas at 9:19 AM - Categories: CoursePlus

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