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May 26 2020

Daily Notification of Who Added or Dropped a Class

Keeping track of student adds and drops once a course begins can be a challenging task. If you're trying to quickly establish student groups or project topics, it can be even more challenging. CoursePlus has long automatically added and removed students from CoursePlus sites as they added or dropped a course in SIS. The roster page in CoursePlus has long displayed the names of each student who dropped a course and when the student dropped the course.

We're pleased to announce that you can now opt-in to a daily email message which shows you the names of students who either added or dropped a course in the past day. Course faculty, TAs, and coordinators can be included (or excluded) from this daily email message.

To opt-in to this message, go to Faculty Tools > Administrative Tools > Add/Drop Notification:

Location of new Add/Drop Notification tool

Please note that this tool is only available once reaches the start date for the course as specified in the JHSPH course system.

Posted by Brian Klaas at 9:38 AM - Categories: CoursePlus

May 18 2020

Delete Multiple Files at the Same Time in the Online Library

For a long time, you have been able to delete only one file at a time from the Online Library in a CoursePlus site. Additionally, if you weren't familiar with the process, you likely did not know that you needed to drag an item to make the trash can icon appear in order to delete an item from the library. This was certainly unintuitive, and tedious for those who needed to delete multiple files at once.

By clicking the new "Delete Items" button at the top of the Online Library page, you can select multiple individual items, or whole folders, or a mix of individual items and folders, to delete. If you are deleting an entire folder, you are given the option of deleting just the folder or the folder and all the items therein. 

Screenshot of new multiple file delete‚Äč

The "drag the item to the trash can" behavior has been removed.

To switch the Online Library back into "move" mode, where you can drag and drop files and folders into one another, click the "Move Items" button at the top of the screen.

We hope that this will make administering the Online Library a little easier for those who need to delete multiple files or folders at once. As always, if you have questions about how this feature works, please contact CTL Help!

Posted by Brian Klaas at 8:56 AM - Categories: CoursePlus

May 4 2020

New CoursePlus Features Available in the Fourth Term

The team behind CoursePlus works continually to improve the features and functionality of the website. The team gets a lot of requests for enhancements and changes. Some of these are big, and others small but still important. Listed below are some of the changes made to CoursePlus in the last few months which you may not have seen:

Posted by Brian Klaas at 10:51 AM - Categories: CoursePlus

May 1 2020

Reminder: Access to AY17-18 Courses Ends May 31, 2020

Access to academic year 2017-2018 courses ends on May 31, 2020. This is in line with the policy for access to CoursePlus websites. The policy states that access to a CoursePlus site is enabled for the academic year in which the course is offered and following two academic years. For example, if a course occurred in the third term of the 2017-2018 academic year, a student enrolled in the course has access to the CoursePlus site until the end of the 2019-2020 academic year. After that point, access to that CoursePlus site is terminated.

If you need materials from a CoursePlus site in the 2017-2018 academic year, please download them before May 31, 2020, as you will not be able to access the sites from the 2017-2018 academic year after that time.

Posted by Brian Klaas at 9:30 AM - Categories: CoursePlus

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