December 4, 2017, by Tyler Kennedy and Olivia Pelehach
The academic year can be a stressful time for both students and faculty members. Considering the course work, meetings, and extracurricular activities that consume the schedule of both groups, there is almost never a minute to waste. In order to be most productive, planning and organizing is of the utmost importance.
Course syllabi provide critical information about goals, assignments, readings, exams, expectations, and due dates that help to keep students and faculty on track. But those same...
October 25, 2017, by Alicia Medros
myCourses by Canvas operates on a three-week release cycle through which features are added or updated. Academic Technology myCourses blog will periodically highlight important information from these releases to inform the UNH Community about new and updated features available.
The Canvas release scheduled for Saturday, 10/28 includes a number of feature enhancements and break fixes. One of the new features I am most excited about is the Accessibility checker that is being added to the Rich...
October 20, 2017, by Tyler Kennedy
The long-requested Grade Passback feature on myCourses went live last May, just before the end of the spring semester, and based on the feedback we’ve gotten back, it’s been received with high marks from faculty members who’ve made use of it.
By using this myCourses feature, rather than having to manually transfer grades from myCourses to Webcat, a labor that could take hours to complete when dealing with large enrollment classes, faculty members can now log all their final grades into Webcat...
May 11, 2017, by UNH AT Staff
The end of the semester can be a stressful time for students and faculty. Students want to know their grade as soon as possible and faculty want to be responsive to student requests. One piece of the grade reporting process is now easier for faculty who use the myCourses's gradebook to manage and share their grades throughout the semester.
myCourses has a new feature that allows faculty to easily send final grades, as calculated in their myCourses gradebook, to Webcat. A student’s grade in ...
April 10, 2017, by Sabrina Meriano
Academic Technology ran a pilot of myCourses in spring of 2016 and moved all courses over to the platform starting in the summer of last year. Students and teachers alike are getting quite comfortable with it. It’s easy to understand and navigate and more faculty are adopting it than many had expected. When myCourses initially rolled out, the Academic Technology department intended for it to create a more consistent student experience with the goal of increasing adoption of the system to 55%...
October 13, 2015, by UNH IT Staff
Last spring Academic Technology (AT) announced that UNH would be undergoing a major transition this academic year to move all courses from Blackboard to the new myCourses learning management system and Blackboard organizations to a new platform.
The deadline for all Blackboard courses and organizations to be transitioned to their new home is May 31, 2016.
AT is pleased to report that the myCourses transition is on schedule, and many instructors are taking advantage of the training...
September 30, 2015, by UNH IT Staff
The First Annual UNH Information Technology Fair will be held on Tuesday, October 6, from 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM under the big top on the Great Lawn in front of DeMerritt Hall.
The fair, open to all UNH Students, will feature demonstrations and information on UNH IT products, services, and support, including:
MS Office for Students
Parker Media Lab
IT Support Services
... And more!
No registration is required.
A variety of prizes will be raffled...
September 15, 2015, by Alicia Medros
UNH's new home for teaching and learning – myCourses.unh.edu - is gaining traction on campus. Over 75 faculty are participating in the fall pilot with over 4500 students enrolled in active courses.
Student feedback is largely positive. They are very excited about the calendar and to-do list features. We are hearing from faculty and students daily wanting to learn more about how they can begin using myCourses. Check out this video below for an overview of what you can do in myCourses and...