Thursday, October 29, 2015

Using Elmo document stand in Adobe Connect sessions

April Robbs developed this procedure for using Elmo document stands in Adobe Connect sessions.

1. plug the Elmo into the computer and projector
2. on the Elmo's menu, make sure to select 'UVC' mode (preferences - USB Mode - UVC)
3. Log in to the Connect room
4. Select camera source to Elmo (uppper right hand menu in video pod)
5. Start the video
- to flip the screen, rotate the camera back & the arm 180 degrees (or on the menu select 'image rotation'.

1. Audio from headset only
2. 4 foot USB cord limits distance

To use ImageMate software the Elmo must be in 'Application' mode.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

ExamSoft – Reordering Questions on an Assessment

New Feature for ExamSoft – Reordering Questions on an Assessment

Previously to reorder your questions on an assessment in ExamSoft, you had to utilize the Order Column by typing in the number you wanted the question to be at and then click on the Reorder by Sort button, then save the assessment.  Then repeat as needed until you had the questions in the order desired.

Well reordering questions has become easier. ExamSoft has given “drag and drop” functionality to the add questions section when you are creating an assessment.

1.       Add all the questions you want on an assessment.
2.       Make sure the questions are sorted by number in the column entitled “Order” with 1 at the top, followed by 2, followed by 3, etc. 
3.       Reorder the questions by moving your cursor just to the left of the number box of the question you want to move. A series of small dots should appear [see images below].  Simply left click and drag the question to the placement you wish it to be in.
4.       The software will automatically re-number the questions.
5.       Once you have the questions in the order you want, simply click the save button at the bottom of the screen.

Monday, October 19, 2015

"Designing a Classroom Test" Presentation Now Available

If you happened to miss last week's excellent presentation by Tony Paolo, Director of Assessment and Evaluation, School of Medicine and Tim Doughty, Testing Center Coordinator, TLT, a recording is now available.

In it, Tony and Tim discuss best practices and other topics related to designing and recognizing effective exams. They also show how to use reports from our high-stakes testing system, ExamSoft, to improve the effectiveness of your tests.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Multiple Systems Slow (RESOLVED)

UPDATE:  This has been resolved as of approximately 9:25 am and performance across systems has returned to normal.

We are aware that multiple systems on-campus including Blackboard and Adobe Connect are running much slower than normal at the moment.  IR is working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.  Thank you for your patience.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Emergency Blackboard Maintenance (October 12) - COMPLETED

We will be performing Emergency Maintenance to Blackboard on Monday October 12th from 6 to 10 AM. Blackboard will be unavailable during this time. Do not start anything in Blackboard that you cannot finish before 6 AM. 

UPDATE: The maintenance has been completed. We are aware of an issue with Blackboard running slowly. We are continuing to monitor this and will update when it is resolved.