February 25, 2020, by Alicia Medros
Whenever you embed a video into my Courses through the text editor (in an assignment, discussion forum, quiz description…) the video is “wrapped” in a player. The same goes when you add it to your Media Gallery, PowerPoint presentation or website. Over time these players have evolved to better serve users and not all historical videos have been updated to use the more modern, accessible players.
To better support all users interacting with video at UNH many historical players will be...
May 20, 2019, by Louise Jones, Scott Kimball - UNH Academic Technology
What are Rubrics?
A rubric provides a framework of components and expectations for an assignment, and a way of quickly scoring and providing feedback on student work. Rubrics benefit instructors by enabling consistency of grading from student to student, and providing rapid, standardized feedback to promote student learning in a sustainable way. Rubrics benefit students by clarifying expectations on assignments, raising awareness on progress toward learning goals, and enabling prompt and...
December 4, 2018, by Megan Murphy (COLA ‘22)
Something fresh and innovative is coming to myCourses! The latest update - Analytics 2 Beta - is described by Canvas as “a tool that provides improved analytics for tracking student data using an interactive chart or table.” The new feature not only contains the functionality that the original Analytics software possesses, but also provides enhanced analytics tools to assist instructors in assessing student progress and grades. Faculty will now have access to specific student profile...
October 26, 2018, by Kelsey Flannery (COLA, 2019)
Kaltura, UNH’s media platform, rolled out new features that faculty members can use to create a more effective, ‘tech-savvy’ classroom. The biggest updates were made to the Lecture Capture feature. Lecture Capture refers to the ability to record both video in a big lecture hall that can be uploaded for students to view, or the ability to record a video on your laptop from your office or your home. Kaltura makes it easy to upload videos for the students to use at a later date, outside of...
April 20, 2018, by UNH AT Docs and Training
It's that time of year again, the buds on the trees are starting to show, the birds are chirping and the end of the spring semester is coming soon. It also means, it's time to use Grade Passback in myCourses to submit grades to Webcat.
If you use the myCourses gradebook, then you can take advantage of the Grade Passback, which with a few clicks allows you to submit your grades directly from your course into Webcat. Manual entry of grades into Webcat can be time consuming and take hours to...
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%...