What is Learnline?
Learnline is your connection to online learning at Charles Darwin University and consists of Blackboard Learn, the learning management system, Blackboard Collaborate your online classroom, Mobile Learnline, you mobile connection to Learnline and other platforms that connect you and your peers and support online learning.
Blackboard Learn April Release 2014
Blackboard Collaborate v 12.6
CDU Mobile v 1.5 (iOS) v 1.6 (Android)
Learnline Upgrade, Target release Summer Semester 2015
Upgrades are an important part of the annual roadmap here at CDU and are intended to provide new functionality based on educator and student feedback from the Blackboard community. Likewise, upgrading offers solutions to issues and problems and the opportunity to remain abreast with advances in learning technologies.
- Learnline upgrade
- Get social with Learnline
- Improving the management and distribution of rich media with ShareStream
To coincide with the commencement of the Summer Semester 2015, CDU will be upgrading Learnline to a new release of Blackboard Learn. This release will assure ongoing support from Blackboard and allow the university to begin preparation for exciting new changes to be delivered in a major new release of Blackboard Learn planned for 2016.
The upgrade for Summer Semester 2015 is not a major release with new features, but rather a ‘maintenance’ release that secures currency in the release cycle and assures support for the platform.
The release does bring some improvements to the Calendar tool which will allow individual users more choice about how their calendars are formatted.
Links to resources, on demand tutorials and videos, and guides.
- Feature Showcase – Visit this page to find our most up-to-date information for faculty, teachers and staff, including FAQs, quick videos, training programs and more.
- Blackboard Help – an online repository of product documentation.
- Blackboard Lecturers Help
- Blackboard Student Help
- On-Demand Learning Centre – access free video tutorials, getting started guides and other resources to help faculty get acclimated to the new features in Release 9.1.
- Blackboard TV – Blackboard how-to-videos, latest post from Blackboard Inc.
- As the MVPs Forum – Ask The MVPs is a free question-and-answer service moderated by a dedicated, international group of your peers, fellow Blackboard clients.
Get Social with Learnline
By now, you have likely discovered the People and Profiles, Spaces and Messages tools that provide the foundation for Learnline Social. It can connect users at Blackboard institutions around the globe, and within the university Learnline community to enable them to learn from each other in a more social, informal way – complementing the classroom and online experiences.
Since enabling, the university has seen thousands of individual profiles established and a constantly increasing use of social spaces created by students, schools and others in the Learnline community. Spaces have been established to support study groups, formed around a specific unit of study, theme and discipline or created just to keep in touch with each other.
It’s exciting and it’s growing all by itself, so get going…
Create a profile Build a space Join Learnline Social now
For more information see:
Improving the management and distribution of rich media with ShareStream
In a world of increasing bandwidth it is no surprise that the demand for rich media content has grown. The State of Video in Education report 2015 states that using video for learning and teaching is now common place in Higher Education and that video will replace the textbook allowing for more active learning.
To meet the demand for video and audio in learning and teaching CDU has partnered with ShareStream to manage the delivery of audio and video via Learnline.
ShareStream is a rich media management and delivery platform that allows educational institutions to store and manage rich media content (video and audio,) in a centralised system and deliver that content into Learnline.
ShareStream will enable faculty, staff and students to upload video and audio, tag content with relevant metadata, search and browse media collections in which they are enrolled and deliver content via a streaming server into Learnline.
We are excited to announce that CDU has completed the establishment of this service and will be commencing a pilot soon.
For further information about ShareStream please see the links following:
- ShareStream - http://www.sharestream.com/
- ShareStream for learning and teaching - http://www.sharestream.com/video-solutions/lms/
For further information surrounding the ShareStream project contact
Bill Searle - Manager, Learning Technologies
Phone: (08) 8946 7047