Springboard will be updated to the latest version of the Desire2Learn learning environment (version 10) this December 20th. Version 10 brings a new design and a number of new features to Springboard. This page will keep you abreast of all of the features and implementation details. Much of this information will also be posted on the DDS blog. A list of version 10 post appears along the right-side of this page.
The upgrade will occur on December 20th, 2012. This will ensure access to Springboard beyond that date at which final grades are due. It also provides adequate time to perform the upgrade before the holidays begin. Finally, it will provide time before Spring semester begins to copy course content and set up courses.
All UA faculty have access to the Springboard test environment. Use your UAnet ID and password to log into http://springboardtest.uakron.edu. If you want to try the test server off campus, it will require VPN access.
If you're interested in testing how your own courses will work within version 10, send an email to email@example.com.
The new interface creates easier navigation throughout Springboard while focusing the users’ attention on each page. The introduction of the Minibar creates a new space for the most important tools, alerts and information.
The new 960 pixel dimensions create an appealing layout that allows for the adjustment of screen resolution, zooming capabilities, and easier tablet access.
User Homepages, Articles, and Journal tools will no longer be available in the Learning Suite.
Training sessions have been set for the month of November with three brown bag lunch sessions. The dates include:
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. November 7th Student Union 314
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. November 21st Leigh Hall 414
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. November 28th Leigh Hall 414
For further training, visit www.uakron.edu/seminars to enroll in a training seminar. Once on the homepage, filter the subjects to one of the following Springboard options:
Springboard Open Lab
Springboard! – Quizes
Springboard! – Gradebook & Dropbox
Springboard! Creating Content
Once the subject is changed, update the list and enroll into the desire seminar.
For questions about training opportunities, contact Dean Shultz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any other questions, please contact Zip Support at email@example.com or 330-972-6888