This Saturday 12/19 from 10am to 2pm EST Turnitin will be unavailable due to a maintenance window. This may disrupt your ability to view feedback for submitted essays/qualitative assignments and your ability to upload and submit.
Please plan accordingly when accessing the site.
Additionally, please note that next week marks the end of year holiday season.
StraighterLine Student Support Holiday Hours: 12/24/2015 9am-2pm 12/25/2015: CLOSED
SMARTHINKING Tutoring Hours/Schedule: Between December 18th at 6 PM ET and January 2nd at 9 AM ET, pre-scheduled tutoring and asynchronous tutoring will be offered. Offline questions, paragraphs, and essays (including assessments) will be accepted. During this time, we will strive to return submissions within 72 hours. Submissions posted on national holidays may be returned in more than 72 hours.
Please do note that customer service will be unavailable from December 24th 8:00 AM through December 28th 8:00 AM ET and again between 1st Jan at 8am through January 4th at 8:00 AM ET.
In honor of Independence Day, please see our adjusted Student Support hours:
July 3rd: 9am-5pm
July 4th: Closed
Additionally, SMARTHINKING Tutoring has published the following holiday hour notice:
Between July 3 at 6 PM ET and July 5 at 9 AM ET, asynchronous and pre-scheduled tutoring will be offered. Offline questions, paragraphs, and essays (including assessments) will be accepted. During this time, we will strive to return submissions within 72 hours. Submissions posted on U.S. national holidays may be returned in more than 72 hours.
Please also note that our customer service team will be unavailable on July 4th.
From the whole StraighterLine team, we hope you have a great holiday!
from the Disney blog http://thedisneyblog.com/2012/06/22/walt-disney-world-fourth-of-july-fireworks/
Please note: The Moodlerooms Technical Operations team will be performing server maintenance this Saturday, February 21st between regularly scheduled maintenance hours of 11 PM – 2 AM local data center time. During this period you may experience a very brief (< 30 second) interruption in service. After the maintenance has been performed, users will need to re-authenticate into Moodle.
We advise all students not to schedule exams, especially final exams during this time.
Note: from 3am – 6am EST Saturday morning (2/21) VitalSource eTextbooks may also experience intermittent disruption during regular scheduled maintenance.
Please note these scheduled outages and closures next week around the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Wednesday 11/26 starting at 6PM EST SMARTHINKING will introduce their holiday schedule effective until 9AM EST 11/29. Please also note that Customer Service will be closed during this holiday period and will reopen on Monday December 1st at 8AM ET.
Thursday 11/27 starting at midnight 3:00 AM EST, the CourseSmart web site will undergo scheduled site maintenance which may last up to 3 hours. During the maintenance, you will not be able to access the CourseSmart web site or your digital course materials online. Plan Ahead – Read eTextbooks offline during site maintenance: Did you know you can read eTextbooks offline anytime, even when the CourseSmart web site isn’t available online? To access your eTextbooks offline during the scheduled website maintenance, just check them out to your offline Bookshelf before November 27.
Thursday 11/27 starting at 11pm EST,Moodlerooms will be performing database maintenance, there may be a 15-30 minute outage between 11pm EST and 2am EST (11/28).
Thursday 11/27 is Thanksgiving and StraighterLine will be closed.
Friday the 28th StraighterLine will be open but with limited hours 9:00am – 5:00pm EST.
We will be performing some planned maintenance on the SL Platform today, November 19, from 11pm-12am Eastern Time. During this time, Straighterline.com will be offline and display branded maintenance pages.
We strive to offer a consistently high uptime and need to perform some updates to ensure a consistent and reliable experience. We also strive to keep maintenance windows to a minimum and schedule them for low-traffic hours.
You probably noticed our new theme for the course site at StraighterLine. While it’s a total refresh aesthetically, it also brings some added benefits to our students by providing a responsive layout.
What is responsive?
In short, a responsive theme is flexible so that no matter what screen size you’re using to view a site, the page loads to look it’s best on that screen by moving page elements or resizing columns. This means that it will be a much more friendly experience for our users who are studying with a tablet or even a phone.
What are students saying?
In our demo to date here’s what students have had to say,
The screen condenses itself to the size you choose, making it a better experience.
I was not able to adjust the size of the screen on my laptop to make the screen smaller or larger. Very Simple looking.
I think it’s better organized…
responsiveness is great- will make much easier to use on my tablet or phone if I’m on the go
I loved how things have heading and i can click on it to access materials. It seems more organized as well before it looked bulky, and messy. I love this new update!
Loved it, love it, loved it! Can’t get here fast enough!
It was such a nice layout. Not as confusing. And it was easier to maneuver around in.
Will the theme now work on all devices? In short, yes. But the content that drives our courses has not changed. Through extensive testing we’ve identified a few devices and OS versions that might continue to have trouble viewing content specifically. We are working with our content partners over time to improve the mobile experience for all courses.
On many mobile devices lesson presentations do not autoplay, just click the little play button to start the audio on each slide.
iOS8: if you’re using iOS8 you may not have the best experience with the McGraw Hill content. Earlier versions of iOS may provide better experiences to students.
PE101: Flash content is not supported on Android or iOS
MAT250, MAT251, PHY250: Flash content is not supported on Android or iOS