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Jul 25 2019

End of Access to Pre-AY19 LiveTalks in CoursePlus

As the School (and University) has moved from Adobe Connect to Zoom for live, synchronous class sessions, we are fast approaching the time when access to old LiveTalk information in Adobe Connect will no longer be available.

The School's Adobe Connect server will be retired on September 1, 2019. For students and faculty alike, LiveTalk recordings from classes in AY18-19 and prior will no longer be available starting September 1, 2019. 

For faculty, this also means that some LiveTalk reporting data from courses in AY18-19 and earlier will no longer be available in CoursePlus after September 1, 2019. While you will still be able to view the LiveTalk attendance reports and see if a student attended a LiveTalk, you will no longer be able to see how long a student spent in a LiveTalk session in AY18-19 and earlier on September 1, 2019. If this data is critical to you, you should download the report data prior to September 1, 2019.

Please note that CTL will not be able to access any LiveTalk recordings or time spent in LiveTalk data for you after September 1, 2019. We realize that this will be an inconvenience for some, but our Adobe Connect infrastructure must be retired due to licensing and security considerations.

Posted by Brian Klaas at 1:51 PM - Categories: CoursePlus

Jul 9 2019

More Accurate Reporting of Abandoned Quiz Attempts

The Quiz Generator tool in CoursePlus has long helped faculty track situations where a student started taking a quiz or exam, but never finished the work by submitting their answers. In Quiz Generator parlance, this is known as an "Abandoned Attempt."

The CoursePlus team recently refined the way in which an Abandoned Attempt is detected to provide more accurate information in situations when a faculty or TA gives a student who previously had an abandoned attempt more time or more attempts on a quiz. Prior to this change, a faculty or TA could give a student special permission (via the Special Permission tool) to access a single-access exam a second time, or convert their submitted answers back in to an active quiz/exam, and the student would still be listed as haivng an "Abandoned Attempt" until the student actually went back into the quiz/exam to continue work.

The code for this feature now takes in to account if the student was recently given special permission to re-access a quiz, if the student has worked on the quiz in the last hour, or had their answers cleared for a retake after the quiz deadline. If any of these conditions are true, then the student is no longer listed as having an Abandoned Attempt, but instead is listed as "In Progress" for their work.

Hopefully this change will reduce confusion when faculty and TAs work together to administer a quiz or exam. If you have any questions about this change, please contact CTL Help!

Posted by Brian Klaas at 9:13 AM - Categories: CoursePlus

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