WolfWare News: January 2016

Here is the latest WolfWare News to help you make the most effective use of WolfWare.

New and Noteworthy

Faculty Workshops: DELTA is offering several new workshops on WolfWare technologies, including Moodle, Mediasite and Collaborate, in addition to other teaching with technology topics. To see the full schedule and register for sessions, please visit https://delta.ncsu.edu/workshops/.

WolfWare Classic End of Service: We are retiring our homegrown learning management system, WolfWare Classic, in the summer of 2018. We are currently working on tools and services that will provide faculty with similar functionality. We will be providing details to the campus throughout 2016 about the timeline and support options to assist with the transition to Moodle and other technologies. If you are developing a new course, we hope you’ll consider developing it in Moodle. Please see the training link above for appropriate sessions to get up to speed.

Tips and Reminders

Requesting a Moodle Course Space: You may request a Moodle Course Space for your Spring 2016 course by following these directions: http://delta.ncsu.edu/knowledgebase/how-do-i-create-a-moodle-space-for-a-class/. Please review the directions carefully as there are many important options to help you set up your Moodle space.

Adding Your TA: You may add a teaching assistant, instructional designer or student to your course by following these steps: http://delta.ncsu.edu/knowledgebase/how-do-i-add-or-remove-people-in-my-moodle-course/.

WolfWare Notifications: You will notice when you log in to WolfWare that we added bright yellow reminders of scheduled outages, changes to services, new features, etc. Reminders will be visible roughly a week before events occur. Please encourage your students to log in through wolfware.ncsu.edu so they can view the reminders and avoid last minute issues with accessing your course materials or submitting assignments. Once you click “Got It” on a notification, you will not see it again unless you go to the announcements tab in WolfWare. For more information about WolfWare, please refer to What is WolfWare.

Important Resources

LMS Maintenance Windows: We reserve blocks of time to take WolfWare components offline for upgrades and maintenance. View the maintenance schedule to stay up-to-date with WolfWare availability. We will also post a notification reminder about maintenance windows on the WolfWare page approximately one week before it happens.

Feature Requests and General Feedback: We welcome your input to make our WolfWare technologies as useful as possible to your teaching. To provide feedback and to submit (or view) feature requests, go to wolfware.ncsu.edu and select “Send Feedback” at the bottom of the page.

DELTAwire: Check the WolfWare News section of DELTAwire for the latest LMS news.

Thank you for your interest! Please don’t hesitate to call DELTA’s LearnTech help desk at (919) 513-7094, or email learntech@ncsu.edu if you need assistance.