ReggieNet is based on Sakai, an open-source software platform created and maintained by a pool of talented technology specialists and instructional designers. Over the years, ReggieNet has evolved as the Sakai community, including CTLT and Administrative Technologies at Illinois State, tests and develops new features.
The Clog tool will not be compatible with the major upgrade to ReggieNet, scheduled for later this summer. Because of this, our ReggieNet vendor will install an alternative Blog tool the morning of Sunday, May 20 2018. We apologize for this change so close to the beginning of summer classes.
After July 26, the Clog tool will no longer function in ReggieNet.
If you plan to use the Clog tool in a course that will still be in session at that time, you should use the Blog tool instead. In addition, to prevent confusion, the Clog tool will be removed from the tool menu on all summer and fall courses (meaning neither you nor your students will see it on the left-hand tool menu). You can add the Blog tool manually by going Site Info > Manage Tools.
If you do NOT plan to use the Clog tool, then you do not need to take action. This issue affects only the Clog tool and none of ReggieNet's other tools.
Again, we apologize for this unexpected change. We recognize its timing is inconvenient for some instructors. The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology is ready to help.
A guide to using the Blog tool is download. To consult with a member of the ReggieNet team about transitioning from the Clog tool to the Blog tool, email CTLT@ilstu.edu or call (309) 438-2542 during normal business hours.
Starting this semester, students and instructors will use a new grade book tool (simply called Gradebook). The new Gradebook in ReggieNet sports a new interface, but the underlying structure is the same as the now-retired Gradebook 2.
New features include
The Spring Break 2017 update added a new Gradebook tool, which will eventually replace the old "Gradebook 2" tool. Some users have reported that their classes have been set for Pass/No Pass instead of letter grades. To change this in either grade book, please do the following:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Workshops are available to help you transition from the Modules tool to the Lessons tool. In addition, consider: