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May 23, 2008

Admin/Student Toggle View


To assist professors in the development of their sites, Nfomedia has added an Admin/Student toggle. Admin users can now switch fluidly between the Admin and the Student view without logging out and back in ? making course development and in-class demonstrations much simpler.
Posted by      Nfomedia Team at 12:01 PM CDT | Comments (0)
 

May 20, 2008

Auto-Enroll Feature Added


Automatic enrollment has been added to course sites allowing for another method of connecting students to your course. At the beginning of the semester simply go to the Course Users section, click Auto-Enroll Users, and enter the e-mail addresses of students who will be participating in the course. Now, when each student registers from anywhere on the Nfomedia network they will be automatically added to your course. Additionally, each student is given a place holder in the gradebook for easier course management while late students continue to register.
Posted by      Nfomedia Team at 9:22 AM CDT | Comments (0)
 

May 18, 2008

Equipment Upgrade


We're pleased to announce Nfomedia has upgraded it's servers exclusively to Apple Xserve and equipment has been moved to a data center in Dallas TX with bandwidth speeds of 100 Mbps (more than 50x faster than before).
Posted by      Nfomedia Team at 1:42 PM CDT | Comments (0)
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May 10, 2008

Introducing Personal Homepages


We?re pleased to announce Nfomedia has added personal web pages for both course administrators and students. To begin, click on the link Personal Homepage.

When course administrators create their personal web page, it appears at the top of the My Sites list and can serve as a portal to each professor?s courses by simply changing the URL ? for example: http://www.nfomedia.com/janesmith/.  This personal website can include a personal blog, links to all of a professor?s courses, and a range of both personal and professional activities.  

Students can also create personal web pages with links to their courses housed on Nfomedia.  Their sites can also include a personal blog and an array of personal and professional experiences.
Posted by      Nfomedia Team at 8:34 AM CDT | Comments (0)
 

May 3, 2008

Import Feature Added


Import content from an existing course into another course.  If you are teaching two sections of the same course, you may want to create two Nfomedia course web sites.  Once course content has been developed and entered for one of the two courses, there is no need to enter it a second time.  Simply go to 'Site Settings' and select 'Import Content.'  Nfomedia will provide you with a list of your current courses.  Select the course whose content you want to import and Nfomedia will duplicate the content (including exam question banks) for you.  This process imports content only -- NOT data (e.g. users, grades, exams, blogs, messages, announcements).  
Posted by      Nfomedia Team at 6:53 PM CDT | Comments (0)