September 26th Incident
On September 26, 2016 at approximately 9:58 pm Georgia Xsites were hit with a Distributed Denial of Service (DDos) attack. This type of attack is an attempt to make an online service unavailable by overwhelming it with traffic from multiple sources. As a result of this attack, service to CourseDen (powered by GeorgiaVIEW), was interrupted and for some users, made unavailable. The Board of Regents ITS team was able to block the attach and return the sites to a functioning state by 11:17 pm. If you have have questions concerning this outage, please contact UWG Online Help Desk at 678-839-6248 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Semester, New Look
Fall 2016 is right around the corner, so with the new semester, we’re debuting a new look to CourseDen! Beginning on August 1st, the default navigation bar for courses will be reorganized. These are only cosmetic changes to improve navigation, consistency, and the student experience and will reflect the new UWG branding. As we discussed in our blog earlier this summer, consistency is key.
Content Browser Widget Removed
We will also be removing the Content Browser widget (not the Content tool). Although the Content Browser widget allowed users to browse and view recently visited content, students missed important information included in the course such as content descriptions and due dates. Additionally, if users accessed content only through the Content Browser widget, CourseDen could not track their user progress. Because of these concerns, the Content Browser needed to be removed. Students will be directed to use the Content tool in the Navigation bar, which should improve progress tracking and provide them full access to all materials and related information in the course.
Former Content Browser Widget
Redirect to Content Tool
UWG Updated Links
UWG's updated webpage looks great and it has some new URLs. To help our students find the information they need on the updated site, please replace the URLs for those pages that you might have in your syllabus:
Do let us know if you have any questions, comments, or need assistance.
Online Faculty Development Center