Learning Feature Activation Preferences

Currently, the Feature Activation Preferences page contains two sections which allow administrators to self-enable different new system features. The two features which can be activated from this page include:

  • Content Publisher
  • Learning Playlists

To access Learning Feature Activation Preferences, go to: Admin > Tools > Learning > Learning Preferences and click the Feature Activation Preferences link.

Activate Content Publisher Features for Online Courses

In order for Content Publishing functionality to be accessible in the portal, an administrator must activate it. To activate Content Publishing functionality for online courses in your portal:

  1. Click the Activate button in the Activate Content Publisher Features section. A warning message appears, asking if you are certain you want to activate Content Publishing functionality in the portal.
  2. Click the Activate button to complete the activation of Content Publishing features in the portal. Once activated, this functionality cannot be deactivated, and the old Course Publisher is no longer active or accessible. To exit without activating Content Publishing functionality, click the Cancel button.
  3. Log out of the portal and log in again to receive the permissions associated with the new functionality and begin using the Content Publisher.

After the feature has been activated, the orange header for the section turns green to indicate the activation was successful. The Activate button is no longer available once the feature has been activated.

See Create an Online Course - Overview.

See Online Course Versioning vs. Modifying - Overview.

Activate Learning Playlists

Learning Playlists functionality will be released in a post-February release patch. Once the functionality is available, administrators can activate playlists using the following steps:

  1. Click the Activate button in the Activate Learning Playlists section. A warning message appears, asking if you are certain you want to activate Learning Playlists functionality in the portal.
  2. Click the Activate button to complete the activation of Learning Playlists in the portal. Once activated, this functionality cannot be deactivated. To exit without activating playlists, click the Cancel button.
  3. Log out of the portal and log in again to receive the permissions associated with the new functionality and begin using playlists.

After the feature has been activated, the orange header for the section turns green to indicate the activation was successful. The Activate button is no longer available once the feature has been activated.

Note: Documentation for Learning Playlists will be made available when the functionality is released.

Activate Learning Modalities

In order for Learning Modalities functionality to be accessible in the portal, an administrator must activate it. To activate modalities in your portal:

  1. Click the Activate button in the Learning Modalities section. A warning message appears, asking if you are certain you want to activate Learning Modalities functionality in the portal.
  2. Click the Activate button to complete the activation of Learning Modalities features in the portal. Once activated, this functionality cannot be deactivated. To exit without activating Learning Modalities, click the Cancel button.
  3. Log out of the portal and log in again to receive the permissions associated with the new functionality and begin using Learning Modalities.

After the feature has been activated, the orange header for the section turns green to indicate the activation was successful. The Activate button is no longer available once the feature has been activated.

Learning Modalities functionality will be available in the following system areas after the activation:

  • Learning Search
  • Learning Search Preferences (learning modalities can be modified for individual organizational units (OUs) here)
  • Course Catalog
  • Course Console
  • Modality Preferences

Activate Failed Status for Online Classes

In order for the Failed status to be available for online classes in a portal, an administrator must activate it. To activate this functionality in your portal:

  1. Click the Activate button in the Activate Failed Status for Online Classes section. A warning message appears, asking if you are certain you want to activate this functionality in the portal.
  2. Click the Activate button to complete the activation of curriculum compliance features in the portal. Once activated, this functionality cannot be deactivated. To exit without activating this functionality, click the Cancel button.
  3. Log out of the portal and log in again to receive the new functionality and begin using the Failed status for online classes.

After the feature has been activated, the orange header for the section turns green to indicate the activation was successful. The Activate button is no longer available once the feature has been activated.

Activate jQuery v3.4.1 for Course Launching

To upgrade jQuery to v3.4.1 for course launching, click the Activate button in the Activate jQuery v3.4.1 for Course Launching section. After the activation is complete, the section header turns green and the Activate button is no longer available.

After jQuery v3.4.1 has been activated in the portal, IE7 and IE8 are no longer listed as Compatibility Mode options via the Course Catalog or Content Launching Preferences.

Activate Curriculum Versioning Enhancements

In order for the curriculum compliance features in this enhancement to be available in Production portals, an administrator must activate them. To activate this functionality in your portal:

  1. Click the Activate button in the Curriculum Compliance section. A warning message appears, asking if you are certain you want to activate this functionality in the portal.
  2. Click the Activate button to complete the activation of curriculum compliance features in the portal. Once activated, this functionality cannot be deactivated. To exit without activating this functionality, click the Cancel button.
  3. Log out of the portal and log in again to receive the permissions associated with the new functionality and begin using the new curriculum compliance.

After the feature has been activated, the orange header for the section turns green to indicate the activation was successful. The Activate button is no longer available once the feature has been activated.