Feature & Function Updates - Q4 2017 Release (3300.0.2)

UNM Learn was updated to the Q4 2017 CU2 Release (3300.0.2) on May 19, 2018.  Several integrated tools were also updated in line with this maintenance.   New and improved features include:

Expanded Drag and Drop Functionality

The ability to drag and drop files has been added to the Content Collection, Content Editor (Insert File button), Blank page, Blogs, and Journals (Create Entry).  Note: After you hit Submit, the actual upload begins.  There is no progress indicator, so please be patient and wait for the next page to load.

Drag and Drop functionality with Folders - You can drag and drop entire folders.  The only caveat is that the system loads the folder's contents as individual files (i.e., the folder as a container disappears).  If you are uploading materials to the Content Collection, for example, and want to preserve the folder, generate a .zip file then click Upload/ Upload Zip Package.  This will unzip your materials, leaving the folder intact.  Or, create the folder in Learn first, then drag and drop your folder's contents into that.

If there is a dotted box around the buttons for selecting files to upload, you can use it to drag and drop.

Discussion Forums - "Replies to me" 

To help keep up with large discussion forums, participants can now see a count of new replies to posts they have made, and click the counter to view them.

There is now a Replies to Me filter to help you keep track of responses to your posts.

Grade Center - Delete Multiple Columns

Instructors can now clean up their grade books more easily by deleting multiple columns at once.  Selected manual and calculated columns are removed completely. Selected columns associated with gradable items are cleared of attempt and grade data but remain in the Grade Center.  Note:  Please use extreme caution when deleting grade book columns, as the deletion of columns and the data contained therein cannot be undone.  UNM Learn Support strongly recommends that any desired grade book clean up be done prior to the start of the course.  

Student Email Notification for Assignment Submission Receipts

Students will be sent a notification email for each assignment attempt with information about the submission including details about the attached files. Students can also access receipts at any time on the My Grades page: click the "Submitted" tab, scroll to the bottom, and click the number next to "Submission Receipts."  Like the instructor view, the receipts are always present even if an attempt or assignment has been deleted from the course.  For assignments with multiple attempts, students will be sent a new email (with a different number) for each submission. 

Sample email notification for submitting an assignment.

Chemistry Notation Support

The math editor found in the Content Editor has been updated to a newer version of WIRIS.  This version adds tools specific to chemistry including an embedded periodic table of elements.  To access them:

  1. Click the icon for the math editor. (If necessary, click the double chevrons in the top right corner to reveal the full tool set.)
  2. Click the Greek, letters and numbers tab.
  3. Click the arrow at the bottom right to expand the pane.

This image illustrates the text instructions above.

Kaltura Media Improvements

The player used for viewing Kaltura media files has been updated to serve a wider range of devices.  On laptops and desktops, it also offers new controls for variable speed playback.  For those producing media, the trimming and editing functionality in My Media has been upgraded and the interface re-designed for ease of use.  

Virtual Proctoring Solution

Proctorio, an automated virtual proctoring tool that works with tests in UNM Learn, is now available.  This secure, easy-to-use, and customizable solution offers a viable alternative to a physical proctor or testing center.  Proctorio supports newer models of instruction by providing oversight outside of the classroom for higher-stakes tests, as well as lockdown browser features and exam-stealing deterrents. Note: the deadline to request Proctorio for Fall 2018 courses ends June 15th.  See About Virtual Proctoring for more information about the service and cost for students.  

Accessibility Updates

ARIA landmarks:  ARIA landmarks have been incorporated in the course menu and the content area to better define the page structure and assist users with screen readers in navigating page elements.