Archive for October 26, 2016

LibGuides, Literacy, and Literati Webinar

Bethany Reisch

Bethany Reisch
Librarian @ Northshore Technical Com. College

November 16, 2016: 2:00pm – 3:00pm EDT

Led by Bethany Reisch, librarian at Northshore Technical Community College, this 60min free webinar will highlight using Credo Literati tools in conjunction with LibGuides to promote information literacy. Using LibGuides to power their website, Bethany worked with students to increase usage via their feedback. Student surveys helped to inform the redesign of their Library website and the adding of additional resources via Credo LibGuides.

Join Bethany as she takes you through their journey of lessons learned and successes achieved to reach and engage students at Northshore Technical Community College.

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LibWizard 1.7.6 Now Live!

We’re keeping the LibWizard hits coming – the 1.7.6 update is now live! We have several nice features to share this time around, including expanded feedback options, updated alert messages, and an expanded Date & Time field. There’s lots to love in this update, so let’s get to it!

Correct Answer Feedback

correctanswerWe’ve heard requests from several folks who wanted to provide more color and feedback to their patrons for both correct and incorrect responses to quiz and tutorial/assessment questions. Now, when you create a quiz or tutorial question, you’ll have the option to provide an encouraging “Yes, you got it!”-type message, to help cheer on your learners. Patrons will see your message on-screen as part of the original question – to move on to the next question, they’ll hit the “Continue” button (or create a custom name for this button by heading to Admin > Language Options) to move on to the next question. To try out this new feature, head to quizzes or assessments, add or edit a question, and select “Answer Properties” to get customizing!

Updated Alert Messages

alertredWe’ve updated the look and feel of alert messages to the standard bootstrap “Alerts” format, so they’re more prominent and eye catching when patrons are filling out quizzes and assessments.

New “Time” Entry Field

datetime2We’ve expanded the “Date” field to support both Date and Time entry. When you add or edit a “Date” field, look just beneath the “Date Format” field for “Time Format”. The “Time” portion is disabled by default (so existing forms, surveys, etc. aren’t impacted), but turning it on is a snap – just select the date format you’d like to use (12-hour or 24-hour), and hit save to start collecting time-based information!

Redesigned End-of-Survey Behavior

This really applies to all modules: we’ve streamlined the end behaviors of forms, surveys, quizzes and assessments so they’re easier and more consistent to manage. We’ve added a default “Thanks for completing this survey!” message, so patrons have better confirmation when their form or survey is submitted. This message can be universally changed via the new Language Options, or can be changed for individual surveys using the “Thank You” screen customization. We’ve also corrected an issue where, if you *didn’t* choose to display a “Retake this Survey” button, a “Thanks!” button appeared which did the same thing. That’s now been corrected, and completing a survey (or form, or assessment…) should be smooth sailing.

Additional Updates & Fixes

  • We fixed an issue where required questions could be skipped if they occurred after a Question Page Break in Assessments and Quizzes. Now when a question is required, it’s truly required to provide an answer, no matter its position in the assessment.
  • We also fixed an issue with previewing slides – occasionally, when you clicked on “Preview” from the middle of a slide deck, you might end up at a random slide, ie not the slide you’d intended to preview. We’ve fixed this in this update, so Preview should take you where you expect to go!
  • We fixed a minor style issue where “Welcome” and “Thank You” screens weren’t using the same CSS class, so could appear with slightly different alignments. Now these should behave the same.

October 2016 SpringyCamp Recordings – Now Live!

SpringyCamp October 2016Another year, another memorable and spectacular SpringyCamp. A huge THANK YOU to all of our amazing presenters and attendees who participated – thanks for making this one of our best SpringyCamps yet!

Recordings of our three-day SpringyCamp are now online! Check out the presentations you missed, download presenter slides and recommended websites and readings, and relive the experience. S’mores are required, friendships bracelets are optional. 😉

Recordings

Day One: Academic Library Track

Presentations include:

Day Two: Academic Library Track

Presentations include:

Day Three: Focus On Your Community

Presentations include: