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Can I grade one OAKS Dropbox Assignment using two rubrics?

Dear TLT, I have an assignment that has two components but produces one grade.  I’d like to use a different OAKS rubric to evaluate each component.  Is it possible to do this within one OAKS Dropbox so that there is only one grade in the grade book?  I really want to keep them as one […]

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Start your semester off right!

Starting a new semester can be daunting but let us help you with our Start of Semester Checklist!  This checklist gives you a list view of important tasks to complete to make sure your semester starts off smoothly, it also tells you how to complete most tasks.  Some of the tasks and include: Verifying your course shell […]

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Dear TLT: Can I Embed a VoiceThread Lecture in OAKS Content?

Dear TLT, Is it possible to embed a VoiceThread lecture in OAKS content? I know my students access VoiceThread via the Multimedia Resources widget, to make comments, but what if my lecture is view only? Sincerely, Professor C. Connors Genetic Biology Dear Professor Connors, Great question! Yes, you can. To embed view-only VoiceThread lectures in OAKS content, follow these eight steps: 1. […]

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Dear TLT: Can I use OAKS to give feedback to students even if they don’t upload into the Dropbox?

Dear TLT: I had my students turn in paper copies of a short assignment so that I can easily grade them.  Can I still use OAKS to give them the feedback on their assignments? Thanks, Dr. Vince Benigni Communication Department   Dear Vince, You sure can.  In our latest version of OAKS professors can now leave […]

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New Course Display Feature in OAKS

A new feature is available in the OAKS My Courses widget that will make it easier to access your courses. You can now display courses by specific semesters, such as Spring 2015, and by your role (Instructor, Content Assistant, Student, etc). As a result, you’ll be able to find your current courses more quickly and easily. […]

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Dear TLT: What’s the Best Way to Access VoiceThread?

Dear TLT, I just discovered VoiceThread, and I love it!  What is the best way to access VoiceThread and share my presentations (with my students)? Sincerely, Professor S. Snape Chemistry  Dear Professor Snape, We love VoiceThread too!  With our site license, you no longer have to log on to VoiceThread.com.  Instead, you can go through […]

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Important Information Regarding OAKS and Google Chrome

There is a known compatibility issue with OAKS and Google Chrome versions 32 and 33 (beta).  With Google Chrome versions 32 and 33 (beta), pop-up windows are not working properly within OAKS.  These pop-up windows are used frequently throughout the system.  The common behavior is that a window will display “Loading….”, but then times out […]

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Why Has My Course Organization Changed on my Home Page in OAKS?

Welcome back to campus! After logging in to check on your courses in OAKS, you may have noticed that the course organization may have changed on your homepage in OAKS.  While this may not be true for everyone, some of you may now see a list of 25 last accessed courses rather than the semester […]

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Customizing OAKS for the #TechGeneration

Samantha Bruce of Geology takes a new spin on the OAKS Homepage to make it more “Facebook-ish” for her #TechGeneration students: Customizing the OAKS Homepage to Teach the Tech Generation at College of Charleston The focus of the 2012 Faculty Technology Institute(s) was Teaching the #TechGeneration. Through discussion we attempted to define what is meant […]

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OAKS Version 10 Now Available

Version 10 OAKS was successfully upgraded to Version 10 on December 17th. Version 10 has new interface changes for a more intuitive experience for faculty and staff. The new user interface includes: A new top bar that provides easy access to courses, alerts and personal settings Redesigned homepage tool with different branding and layout options; […]

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