Thursday, June 9, 2016

Ember Maintenance and Upgrade Window

On Friday, June 17th, from 2:00 AM to 4:00 AM EST, we will be performing maintenance and upgrades on the Ember Learning Management System. During this period, the system will be offline and unavailable for all users.
Once service is restored, you will notice an update to the Ember interface. The only thing changing is the location of some of the system options. As you can see below, items in the Global Navigation (the bar at the top of the Ember screen) are moving to the left side of the screen:
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For more information, or to watch a video detailing the new look and feel for the Ember LMS, please see the New Ember User Interface article in our Knowledge base.
Should you have any questions, please contact our Help Desk at HelpDesk@stu.edu or by calling (305)628-6610.

Instructions for Using SharePoint Team Site

Many departments are using SharePoint Team Site to share and exchange files with other members of their department. New users should follow the instructions below to access and edit documents stored on Team Site.

Instructions

For Team Site (SharePoint) documents use Internet Explorer for best results.


1.  Open https://stuedu.sharepoint.com and login with your STU username and password.

2.  Under Team Sites, click on your site's name.


3.  All folders you have permission to access within your site will appear on the left of the page.

4.  Under All Documents, open a folder then click on a document to open and view it.



5. If you have permissions to modify this document and need to edit it, click the drop down arrow at Edit Document then choose either Edit in Microsoft Word or Edit in Browser. The latter allows you to make quick changes to the document.




6. Any changes you make to the document are saved almost immediately so there is no need to use the Save button

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Follett Discover is Available via Ember

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) would like to inform you that the Follett Discover is now available via Ember.  We invite you to take a look at the Follett Discover instructional video and encourage you to login and enter the textbooks information for your courses. 

Should you have any questions, please contact our Help Desk at HelpDesk@stu.edu or by calling (305)628-6610.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Blackboard to Ember Transition Completed

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) would like to inform you that the transition from Blackboard to Ember has been completed. As a result, Blackboard will be deactivated on May 27th but will remain accessible to faculty members at blackboard.stu.edu for reference and archival purposes.

Should you have any questions, please contact our Help Desk at HelpDesk@stu.edu or by calling (305)628-6610.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Summer 2016 Courses in Ember

Dear Faculty Members:

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) would like to inform you that your Summer 2016 courses are now available on our new Learning Management System – Ember. We invite you to take a look at a brief Ember overview video and login to Ember to explore the features in your course. Should you have any questions, please contact the Academic Technology Unit at oitat@stu.edu.

As a reminder: Blackboard will be retired officially on May 27th but will remain accessible to faculty members at blackboard.stu.edu.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Ember Transition Update III

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) would like to introduce our new Learning Management System – Ember, which will replace Blackboard starting in the summer of 2016.

During this semester, we have successfully deployed over a dozen pilot classes using Ember and completed the migration of 2015 courses. Presently, we are migrating the 2014 courses. These courses will be followed by the Spring 2016 courses after the semester ends. Ember will be rolled out for the G term cohort courses on April 25th and for full campus use on May 2nd.  Blackboard will be officially retired on May 27th but will remain accessible to faculty members.

Student and faculty training is being designed and coordinated by Dr. Rik Bair, Director of Online Instructional Design, with the support of OIT.

We encourage you to take a look at our Ember Tutorials website and to visit our countdown clock at http://www.stu.edu/Faculty-Staff/Ember

Friday, April 15, 2016

Ember Transition Update

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) would like to introduce our new Learning Management System – Ember, which will replace Blackboard starting in the summer of 2016.

During this semester, we have successfully deployed over a dozen pilot classes using Ember. In the next couple of weeks, we will migrate all 2014-15 courses to Ember, followed by the Spring 2016 courses after the semester ends. Ember will be rolled out for the G term cohort courses on April 25th and for full campus use on May 2nd.  Blackboard will be officially retired on May 27th but will remain accessible to faculty members.

Student and faculty training is being designed and coordinated by Dr. Rik Bair, Director of Online Instructional Design, with the support of OIT.

We encourage you to take a look at a brief Ember overview video and to visit our countdown clock at http://www.stu.edu/Faculty-Staff/Ember