Recap of the DevLearn Conference

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In October, I had the opportunity to attend the DevLearn conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. For those of you who are not familiar with DevLearn, the event is sponsored by the eLearning Guild and showcases tools, technologies, ideas, strategies, and best practices for eLearning. There were approximately 3,200 attendees who were in various eLearning roles such as Instructional Technologists, Instructional Designers, Training Coordinators, Project Managers, and Developers. Attendees came as far as Australia and Dubai representing organizations such as Amazon, Boeing, Comcast, eLearning Brothers, and PG&E to name a few.My personal agenda for attending this conference was to stay up-to-date on what’s happening in the Learning industry and to learn about the latest technologies, so that I could prepare myself for what’s coming. This conference fit perfectly for my goal because the theme for 2017 was “The Future Is Here,” and the sessions looked ahead to anticipate and plan for the future of eLearning.

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Goodbye Articulate Studio, Hello Camtasia

camtasia logoArticulate Studio has been a popular tool in our service catalog for many years. Educators have used the application to build narrated PowerPoint presentations for hundreds of courses in the CLE. Like many applications, however, it has become outdated, and we consequently will be discontinuing support at the end of 2017. We have you covered, though, because we are equipped with the latest version of a similar tool, called Camtasia, and we are poised to help you with the transition! Continue reading

Recycle the CLE

Recycle trash bin graphicThe concept of a recycle bin for your deleted digital files is older than you may realize, and we have all grown accustomed to the safety that it provides. With the recent update to Moodle 3.2, we now have this functionality in the CLE! This means you can breathe a little easier when editing activities and resources in your course, because deleted items are recoverable. Continue reading

Global Search is Here At Last

cle global search barWe’ve been asking for it, and finally we have it. The ability to perform a global, keyword search for courses and content in the CLE is now possible! This is a new feature that became available after we updated the CLE on July 1. A search can be started from any page in the CLE, using the magnifying glass icon that is found on the top-most navigation bar. Results can include courses, course resources and activities, and even text within forum posts.

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Grading with new Assignment Activity

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Whether you grade online or offline, the improved Assignment activity will save you time clicks. The new interface and features added in July will make grading not only efficient but also engaging for both instructors and students. Continue reading