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Spring 2017 Upgrade

ReggieNet received a significant upgrade over spring break. This update improves performance, adds new features, and gives ReggieNet a more modern, mobile-friendly look. Read more about it on our What's New for Spring 2017 page.

As part of the upgrade process, it may be necessary for users to clear their web browser cache. You can usually clear your browser history by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Delete (Windows) or Command+Shift+Delete (Mac). More detailed, step-by-step instructions are available in this knowledge base article.  If you do encounter further technical issues with ReggieNet, please contact the Technology Support Center at ITHelp.IllinoisState.edu  email supportcenter@IllinoisState.edu, or call (309) 438-HELP.

ReggieNet is the official learning management system (LMS) at Illinois State University. The pages listed to the left provide instructors with information and resources about ReggieNet. Select one of the links to get started! CTLT also offers training through hands-on workshops and customized workshops by request throughout the year.

  • Fall 2016 Update
  • SoftChalk Upgrade
  • ReggieNet Support - Update 01/08/2016
  • Current Changes & Announcements

ReggieNet remains largely unchanged since its last major update over the winter of 2015. More importantly, the system has remained strong and stable since then. ReggieNet is ready to help you teach and to help your students learn this fall. A few reminders:

  • Step-by-step instructions on how to get started with your ReggieNet course site are available on the Start Your Semester page.
  • After a recent upgrade, some instructors may see duplicate tools listed on the left-side menu in their ReggieNet course site. Duplicates can be removed by going to Site Info > Edit Tools and unselecting the duplicate entries.
  • Starting Fall 2016, documents created in or uploaded to the Syllabus tool are "published" to students by default. 
  • If you use SCORM-based modules in ReggieNet, you may need to reload them to the system.  Read more about changes to the SCORM Cloud tool.
  • SoftChalk users need to upgrade to the latest version of SoftChalk Create (ver. 10) and repackage and reload their modules into ReggieNet. Contact your department IT support person for help getting updated software. 
  • While unrelated to ReggieNet, the system that allows users to reset their University password will be unavailable the morning of Sunday, August 21.

SoftChalk users need to upgrade to the latest version of SoftChalk Create (ver. 10) and repackage and reload their modules into ReggieNet. Contact your department IT support person for help getting updated software.

When you log into ReggieNet, you'll notice a new look and a few new features. You can find more information on the What's New page.

Some instructors have encountered errors when trying transfer data from old courses to new ones. Two specific issues concern the Gradebook2 and Resources tools. While we believe these issues should be resolved soon, there are steps instructors can utilize now to manually move this data.

Resources tool - copying content from an old course site to a new one:

  1. Open the course in ReggieNet that the resources will be copied to.
  2. Click on the Resources tool in the left hand tool bar of the course.
  3. On the main Resources page, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Copy Content from My Other Sites to view resources from other courses.
  4. Identify the course from which to copy resources and click on the yellow folder for that course to view the materials contained in the Resources tool for that course.
  5. Check the boxes to the left of the folders that are to be copied. This will enable the copy button at the top of the list of folders in Resources for this course.
  6. Click on the copy button. This will reset the page to the course Resources tool to which the files are to be copied.
  7. At the top of the list of folders in Resources, click on the clipboard icon associated with that folder or click the Actions drop down menu for that folder and select Paste copied items.

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If you experience technical issues, please contact the Technology Support Center, as usual. If you have questions related to teaching with ReggieNet please email CTLT@IllinoisState.edu.

Spring 2016 Updates

As part of the migration to a new hosting service, ReggieNet will be upgrades to the latest version of Sakai. This means users will experience an enhanced interface and several new features. Check our the What's New in ReggieNet section for details.

Course Sites

Instructors can now access their course sites for the spring semester. Go to ReggieNet.IllinoisState.edu and click on the "My Active Sites" tab on the right of the screen.

  • Please remember that you will only see your spring courses if you have been designated as the instructor of record for your department.

Tools Changes

As we announced last spring, three tools will be retired and no longer available starting next semester. Plan on using the replacements for these tools, which are already in service:

  • The Modules tool will be replaced by the Lessons tool.
  • Discussion Forums will be discontinued; the similarly named Forums tool will remain.
  • The Blogs tool will be replaced by the Clog (“Community Blog”) tool.

Workshops are available to help you transition from the Modules tool to the Lessons tool. In addition, consider:

Course Combination Requests

If you wish to have two or more Spring 2016 courses combined into one ReggieNet site, there is a new process for submitting requests. A step-by-step help guide (PDF) is also available.

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