FAQs for Teaching With iLearn-19

What is the iLearn 19 upgrade? (Click to Expand)

The iLearn 19 upgrade brings the system up-to-date with the most recent version of its underlying software, Sakai. The upgrade provides a cleaner, more modern user interface, new tools, and a number of enhancements to many existing tools. 

When will the upgrade take place? (Click to Expand)

May 29, 2019

Will iLearn be accessible during the upgrade? (Click to Expand)

No, there will be a planned outage all day on May 29, 2019.

Will all of my content be available after the upgrade? (Click to Expand)

Yes, your content from previous courses and any that you are currently working on will be available after the upgrade.

Why is the system being upgraded? (Click to Expand)

Upgrading the system provides several system enhancements such as:

  • Modernized design and user interface
  • Better responsive design for mobile devices
  • The addition of a rubrics tool to facilitate student outcomes
  • New student engagement capabilities

What new features/functionality will the upgrade bring? (Click to Expand)

In addition to a cleaner, more modern interface, new functionality is delivered to simplify and enhance common actions within the system. In the upgraded iLearn, you can:

  • Experience a more modern/responsive interface with mobile-ready navigation
  • Provide easier and faster grading capabilities within the new Rubrics tool which allows you to add rubrics to assignments, forums, or tests and quizzes

Increase student engagement using the new and improved features such as:

  • The Commons tool, designed as a social media style tool where students can interact
  • The Chat tool, where students can instant message their connections or their instructor
  • The Lessons tool, where you can now embed a Twitter feed or Forum

Do I have to relearn the system? (Click to Expand)

No. The basic layout of the interface remains the same, as does the workflow of the tools. The upgrade provides a more user friendly interface with improved usability and functionality in iLearn's existing tools.

Will the upgrade affect my existing iLearn content? (Click to Expand)

The content within the system will be available, just as it was prior to the upgrade. 

How do I learn more? (Click to Expand)

Join us during one of our preview sessions or training sessions. You can also reach the Help Desk at helpdesk@marist.edu or 845-575-4357 (HELP) for support.

How do I login to iLearn on my mobile device? (Click To Expand)