OTLT Study Hall

Need helping setting up your course in ICON? Want to talk about refreshing your teaching strategies? 

Do you have ideas for a new teaching technology or method you’d like to explore? Or do you just need some quiet time and a space to catch up on class prep?

 

The Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology (OTLT) is holding open, drop-in Study Halls for faculty, instructors and TAs throughout the fall semester with staff on hand to answer your teaching technology questions, provide expert advice and help you get the most out your semester.

 

Tuesdays  10:00am - 12:00pm

Fridays  1:00pm - 3:00pm 

 

All OTLT Study Halls are in the Center for Teaching, 2070E University Capitol Centre (above Hills Bank)

Training for Canvas available online

Training sessions and consulting are available from The Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology. The training sessions have been very popular, and several sessions have been overbooked.

Below are the links to the training sessions that mirror the hands-on training we offer. If you can’t find an open time or would rather just learn on your own, please feel free to go through these sessions. If you need a test course, please contact the ITS Help Desk and they will assist in getting your request filled.

Individual Recording Links:

Overview and Content:
http://its.uicapture.uiowa.edu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=0c503191-ab5d-4e39-984b-9d90d76fe252

Grades:
http://its.uicapture.uiowa.edu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=f01686c5-1424-448b-a134-b560f3b2fcb1

Quizzes:
http://its.uicapture.uiowa.edu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=98919421-dbb8-45c1-b079-0277e8573a30

Discussions and Groups:
http://its.uicapture.uiowa.edu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=ba18a475-c82b-4c6a-b49e-bc4eca60c59f

The training files needed for these exercises can be downloaded here: http://its.uiowa.edu/support/article/104903

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Start: 
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 8:30am
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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 5:00pm
Description

UPDATE : Canvas has deployed a fix that has resolved the issue. ITS will continue to monitor the situation and send out updates as necessary.

ICON is currently experiencing slowness associated with importing and exporting files in courses.  Support staff are working with Canvas Support to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.  This notice will be updated once we have more information.

Services
Last updated: 
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 4:55pm
Start: 
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 9:00am
End: 
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 8:30am
Description

UPDATE: This issue has been resolved. 

Original Notice: Canvas is currently experiencing a slowness with importing and exporting files.  Support staff are working to correct this problem as soon as possible.  This slowness in service is impacting several institutions throughout the Canvas community.

Services
Last updated: 
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 8:38am
Start: 
Monday, April 17, 2017 - 10:00am
End: 
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 8:00am
Description

UPDATE:  Canvas Support reports that the slowness issue has been resolved

 

Original Notice:  ICON is currently experiencing slowness associated with importing and exporting files in courses. Support staff are working with Canvas Support to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.  This notice will be updated once we have more information.

Services
Last updated: 
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 8:24am
Start: 
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 4:00am
End: 
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 8:00am
Description

ShareStream will be offline during the Data Center Operations & Services Maintenance.

ICON (D2L) will be online, but may experience brief connectivity issues.  ICON (Canvas) will not be impacted. 

Other enterprise instructional technologies (UI Capture, Wiki, etc.) should not be affected. 

Services
Last updated: 
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 8:00am
Start: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 8:00am
End: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 8:30am
Description

Update: This issue has been resolved. Please contact the ITS Help Desk if you experience any further issues. 

Original Notice: Instructors have lost access to their courses in ICON. ITS support staff are working on the issue. Student access is not affected. 

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Last updated: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 8:30am
Start: 
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 3:00pm
End: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 3:00pm
Description

Update: Canvas has pushed up the time for this work to 3pm today and it will be completed by 3pm tomorrow. It was originally scheduled from 10pm today until 10pm tomorrow.

Original Notice: The chat tool in ICON (Canvas) will be upgraded and unavailable during this time. Other areas of ICON will be unaffected. 

More information about the chat tool upgrade

Services
Last updated: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 3:00pm
Start: 
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 2:30pm
End: 
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 3:15pm
Description

Update: The ICON dashboard issues are resolved. Please contact the ITS Help Desk if you experience any further issues.

Original Notice: The ICON dashboard is having issues displaying links to courses. Support teams are aware of this issue and are investigating. In the meantime, please access courses via the "Canvas Home" button.

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Last updated: 
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 3:12pm
Start: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 11:45am
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Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 6:00pm
Updates
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 6:00pm

The issues with Canvas are resolved.

Please contact the ITS Help Desk if you have any problems using this service.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 4:30pm

Canvas courses are starting to come back online, but are loading slowly.  The outage earlier today due to issues with Amazon Web Services in the cloud may not be fully resolved.  Amazon has repaired access to existing files in Canvas. Uploading new files to Canvas is not working correctly.

The issues with Qualtrics and Lynda.com are resolved.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 12:30pm

This outage is due to issues with Amazon Web Services in the cloud. Other services impacted that are not available are Qualtrics, UI Capture (Panopto) and Lynda.com.

Description

The ICON service is down. Support staff are working to resolve the issue. This notice will be updated once we have more information.

Last updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 6:05pm
Start: 
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 8:45am
End: 
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 9:15am
Description

UPDATE: The ICON service is restored. Please contact the ITS Help Desk if you experience further issues.

The ICON service is down. Support staff are working to resolve the issue. This notice will be updated once we have more information.

Services
Last updated: 
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 9:15am
Start: 
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 3:30am
End: 
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 5:30am
Description

ICON will not be available during this time.

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Last updated: 
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 5:30am
Start: 
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 1:30pm
End: 
Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 8:00am
Description

Some users are reporting a 'Service is Unavailable' error message when previewing documents in Speedgrader. Canvas has identified an issue that intermittently causes a connection timeout between Canvas and the Crocodoc document previewer. Canvas and their partner company are aware of the problem and are working on a resolution. Visit the Status Page for more information. 

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Last updated: 
Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 9:19am
Start: 
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 12:30pm
End: 
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 8:30am
Description

Canvas is experiencing ongoing intermittent document preview errors when loading documents in the browser.  Canvas is aware of the problem, and is working on a resolution.

Visit http://status.instructure.com/ for more information and updates from Canvas about this issue.     

Services
Last updated: 
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 8:28am
Start: 
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 9:30am
End: 
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 3:00pm
Description

There are issues logging in and accessing courses in Canvas.  Clearing your browser cache and cookies (directions are available here: https://its.uiowa.edu/support/article/719), has worked in some cases.  ITS support staff are working with the vendor on this issue.

Services
Last updated: 
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 3:23pm
Start: 
Monday, October 31, 2016 - 10:15am
End: 
Monday, October 31, 2016 - 2:15pm
Description

Users are having trouble using the Import Content tool in ICON (Canvas). Currently all imports are holding as queued. We are aware of the issue and are working with the vendor to resolve this as quickly as possible.

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Last updated: 
Monday, October 31, 2016 - 2:26pm
Start: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 11:30am
End: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 7:30pm
Description

We have received reports that users are having trouble downloading files from ICON (Canvas). We are aware of the issue and are working with the vendor to resolve this as quickly as possible.

Find more information about this issue on the Canvas Status site

Services
Last updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 9:42pm