Thursday, May 9, 2013


To increase capacity and improve system availability, we will be migrating eLab to a new set of servers this coming weekend.   The migration will occur between midnight and 8am EST on Saturday, May 11 to minimize any impact on users.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding this upgrade please contact us as soon as possible.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

eLab: Time Zones, Surveys, LMS Integration!

Three new eLab features are now available! Effective immediately, you can:
  • Set Time Zone Preferences. Outside of the Eastern time zone? Your eLab courses can now be set to reflect times that align with your time zone. Update your eLab Profile to change the time zone for all courses/evaluations, or use the Manage and Course Description links to update time zones for individual courses/evaluations. The time zone selected will apply to all dates/times associated with the course or evaluation, including times for tests, assignments, mail and discussion forums. Note: If you do not change the default, it will be set to EST.  
  • Conduct Surveys. Get immediate feedback from your students with this simple survey tool. Create True/False, Multiple Choice, and Short Answer/Essay questions and store them in your Question Bank for future use. Once you’ve selected the questions for your survey, a link is automatically generated that you can distribute to students via email, a website, or course postings. Completed surveys are stored for automated, detailed analysis and reporting, including individual survey responses, response distribution, and answered/skipped question counts. All survey data can be printed or exported for further analysis and/or storage.
  • Integrate your LMS using LTI 1.0. Give your students a seamless learning experience with this simple, standard method to establish a secure link between eLab and any LTI compatible learning management system, including Blackboard, Moodle, D2L, Canvas, and others. With this simple integration, students can access any eLab content directly from your core LMS system with their single, LMS login.
You can view these changes by logging in to your eLab account at