We are excited to announce the new version of OAKS that will be available December 18th!  This new version contains user interface changes for a more intuitive experience for all users.  The new user interface includes:
  1. A new top bar that provides easy access to courses, alerts and personal settings
  2. Redesigned homepage tool with more modern branding and layout options and a smaller top banner
  3. Redesigned navigation tool that allows links to be grouped in menus for a focused and streamlined navigation experience
  4. Most tool features are now accessible with less clicks
OAKS course homepage screenshot
OAKS improved buttons
There are also new features and functions in some of our most popular tools including Dropbox, Discussions, Rubrics, and Grades.  If you would like to read a detailed list of all of the new features see the Desire2Learn (D2L) Version 10 Features Guide.
These updates are going to make OAKS much easier to use, more intuitive and less clicking!  To help you make a smooth transition to the new interface TLT will be hosting “OAKS: What’s To Expect in Version 10” sessions where you will get a chance to see the new interface and all the great new features.  In addition, we will be posting the new text-based tutorials to the TLT Tutorials blog (http://blogs.cofc.edu/tlttutorials) by October 8th and new video tutorials by November 1st.
The new upgrade will not affect any of your existing courses in OAKS.  You will still have all of your course material, quizzes, discussions, assignments, etc.   They will just be in an easier to use interface.

OAKS: What’s To Expect in Version 10 Sessions:

  • October 22nd from 12:00-1:00
  • October 23rd from 12:00-1:00
  • October 31st from 2:00-3:00
  • November 1st from 1:30-2:30
  • November 12th from 8:00-9:00
  • November 13th from 8:00-9:00
  • November 30th from 9:00-10:00
  • December 4th from 8:30-9:30

All sessions are in JC Long 317.  Don’t forget to register for a session at http://tlt.eventbrite.com