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Good morning, Instructors.

Whether you were here all summer, traveled afar, or are brand new to the University, the Office of E-Learning would like to welcome you back for the Fall 2017 semester! We have been working hard to improve your Isidore experience and implement some new features, too.

Continue reading for tips for making sure your Isidore sites are ready for the Fall semester, examples of the latest features, and information about our new and improved training sessions you won't want to miss.

Preparing for the Fall Semester

We invite you to create your Fall Isidore course sites (if you haven’t already done so). Please remember that you can favorite and organize your course sites. We will publish your course sites for you at 8:00 A.M. on Wednesday, August 23rd. You may make your course site available to students earlier if you wish. You can do so by clicking on the “Publish Now” button.

Screenshot of the yellow bar in unpublished Isidore sites with a red arrow pointing to the Publish Now button.

New Features in Isidore

Gradebook Items

Introducing a new Gradebook Items page that provides an instructors with an overview of all the gradebook items in their course site. The compact, vertical layout shows point values, number of students graded, and statistics for each item. See the video below or our E-Wiki page for more information.
Thumbnail of Gradebook Items panel with overlay of Play button
Video duration: 2 minutes
Thumbnail of the Attendance's tool Import/Export page

Attendance Import/Export

If you prefer to track Attendance for your class in Excel, you now have the ability to quickly upload your Attendance spreadsheet into Isidore.

Follow the instructions on our E-Wiki to get started.



One of the first changes you may notice when you log in to Isidore is the new bell symbol in the top right hand corner. While instructors may receive notifications with this feature, it is designed to drive student behavior to help them be more successful in your classes. See the video below for an overview or check out our E-Wiki for a list of the notifications you and your students may receive.
Notifications Popup for a Student with Overlay of Play Button
Video duration: 2 minutes

Styling Improvements

In effort to improve usability as well as maintain Isidore's modern, clean appearance, we polished up the interface in keeping with standards of web design best practices.
See Styling Improvement Examples

Training Sessions

The Office of E-Learning will once again be offering a variety of training sessions throughout the Fall 2017 semester on teaching with Isidore and other academic technologies.

We are offering several new training sessions this semester: Don't worry - we're still offering our tried and true basics of Isidore training sessions throughout the semester, and we're always available for one-on-one assistance. Register for all our training sessions by clicking the Register button below.

Until Next Time . . .

Let us know any feedback or questions by contacting us at or at (937) 229-5039.
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