On Behalf of the Instructional Support Team - June 24 Update

June 24, 2020

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The following is being sent on behalf of the Instructional Support Team

Dear Colleagues,
Welcome to the first week of Summer Session A! A few updates from the Instructional Support Team:

GauchoCast Upgrade and Maintenance Outage - On Saturday, June 27, Panopto will be performing a scheduled upgrade to their cloud service. While an exact time and duration of the expected service downtime were not announced, the final announcement will be out on Friday, June 9. See the included link for information of what to expect: https://support.panopto.com/s/article/Cloud-Upgrade-FAQ

New GauchoSpace Features
- This is a rich instructional content creation platform that has many different content types, these can be built and used in GauchoSpace, more information can be found here. For a full list of H5P content types click here.

Zoom LTI Pro - This new Zoom integration tool allows for all Zoom class meetings to be stored in one activity and has better reporting capabilities than the ordinary Zoom activity in GauchoSpace. Information about this tool can be found here

GauchoCast Embed via Text Editor - This new text editor option allows you to select a video from your course’s GauchoCast folder to embed directly into the activity or resource. More information can be found here.
If students have problems accessing an embedded video: they can click any video in the GauchoCast block of your course site (in the right hand margin of the course site), then re-try the embedded video.

The RISE Institute will run from July 6-August 7. While applications are now closed, all asynchronous resources will be publicly available (via GauchoSpace) after the institute has ended.

Have a good week!
The IS Team