January 2016

MicroGrade No Longer Available

Posted January 21, 2016

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Effective Date: January 21, 2015

MicroGrade, used for storing and calculating grades, is no longer available. In November 2015, the company that made this software went out of business. Because of this, MicroGrade can no longer be installed on new computers.

Any faculty or staff member who currently uses MicroGrade can contact Academic and Institutional Technology for assistance in moving grade information into the learning management system.

If you have any questions or would like assistance, please contact us or call 630.752.4357 (HELP).

Schoology: Wheaton College's New Learning Management System

Posted January 19, 2016

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Updated: November 3, 2016

Last year, Wheaton College chose Schoology to replace Blackboard as its learning management system. During this transition, the Faculty LMS Transition committee will provide faculty input and guidance for Schoology's development and implementation.

Training Opportunities

We want to be sure that all faculty members are comfortable using Schoology in order to make this transition as smooth as possible. The following training sessions are available to any staff or faculty member, as well as teaching assistants.

You can watch recorded training sessions here (you may be asked to sign in). This folder includes other resources curated for Wheaton College.

Getting Help

Once you've started using Schoology, the following options are available:

  • For technical questions or help with specific features, 24/7 support is available via chat, phone, or email in Schoology's Help Center.
  • For help with instructional design or migrating content from Blackboard, or to request access for a TA or staff member, please contact Academic and Institutional Technology or call 630.752.4357.
  • After completing training, faculty members are welcome to schedule one-on-one sessions with technical staff. Contact us to schedule a session.

You can read more about how Schoology was selected here.

If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact Academic and Institutional Technology or call 630.752.4357.

Blanchard 339 Updated

Posted January 11, 2016

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Effective Date: January 11, 2016

In order to resolve ongoing issues with laptop input, the classroom technology in Blanchard 339 was updated. The control screen has been updated, and laptops will be able to connect reliably to the projector.

Instructions

  • Operating instructions for the new control screen can be found here.

Key Benefits and Features

  • Updated control screen

  • Previous issues with laptop input are resolved

Impact on College Community

  • On-screen annotation will no longer be available in Blanchard 339

You can find operation instructions for the new control screen here. If you have any questions, contact us or call 630.752.4357 (HELP).

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