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New Features in WebCampus, Webex, and Panopto and Start of Semester Reminders

Since the end of the spring 2021 semester, multiple new features and improvements have been made to UNLV’s e-learning systems.

WebCampus has a new student annotations online submission type for assignments and has updated features in the gradebook and Speedgrader. H5P, an interactive creation tool for instructors, has been integrated with WebCampus.

Returning Graduate Assistants should note that their primary email addresses in WebCampus have been changed to the UNLVMail address. These changes and new features are explained in depth on the WebCampus new features page.

Panopto released Capture, a new browser-based recording tool that can be used without downloading the Panopto application. There is also an option now to enable Webex recordings to automatically copy into Panopto. These and other new features are detailed on the What’s New in Panopto page.

Webex has had several enhancements over the summer, including an interface update, new branding, and a new guest joining enhancement to make it easier to bring guests into your meeting. A local call-in number has been added to allow those joining by phone from the local area to not incur long-distance charges. To read more about these and other recent changes in Webex, review the What’s New in Webex page.

WebCampus Start of Semester Checklist and Course Availability

For useful tips on making sure courses and your devices are ready for the new semester, please review the Instructor Start of Semester Checklist or the Student Start of Semester Checklist.

While courses are available to students one week prior to the start of the semester, instructors may unpublish their courses while updating materials. Until the course is published, it will not be visible on students' dashboards.

Resources and Support

The WebCampus support site contains useful tipsheets, quick guides, training and information on how to get help with WebCampus. You can self-enroll in on-demand/online training orientation courses or register for virtual workshops. In-person open labs for instructors will resume on Tuesday, August 17. See the schedule on the Get Help with WebCampus page.

The IT Help Desk is also available for support. For more information on the help desk hours and procedures for receiving in-person support, please visit the IT Help Desk web page.

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