For the Webex Education Connector system status, go to: https://status.educonnector.io/.

September 2020

September 30, 2020

Recording Library

Available for Canvas, D2L, Moodle, Sakai, and Schoology. Instructors may have recordings of their Webex meetings that they can reuse for future semesters or in other class offerings. The recording library allows instructors to create recordings and publish it for students in other classes. Administrators can control the availability of the recording library from the Admin Console.

The recording library includes the following options:

  • Instructors can view, rename, and delete their own recordings.

  • Instructors can host a meeting within a course and make a recording of it without making the meeting visible to students.

  • Instructors can make a private recording of a meeting and share it with students in a one class or multiple classes.

  • Students can view recorded meetings that the instructor shared with them.

Attendance

Instructors may want to see who joined their Webex meetings and when they joined through their LMS. They can take attendance in each meeting, indicate excused absences, and assign a grade for students based on their attendance. Attendance is taken only for students who join through the LMS.

The attendance features include the following options:

  • Instructors can view attendance for each meeting.

  • Instructors can indicate excused absences from meetings, which count as the student being present in the grade calculation.

  • Instructors can choose whether to grade a meeting or not.

  • Instructors can export an attendance report for their meetings as a CSV file.

Edit Recurring Meetings

Now, instructors can make edits to their recurring meetings.

July 2020

July 14, 2020

Removal of Required Authorization Step in Meetings—Canvas, Moodle, D2L

Prior to this release, instructors or administrators needed to authorize the application in the Setup tab before using Virtual Meetings or Office Hours. In this release, we’ve made authorization optional for using Virtual Meetings and Office Hours.

When an instructor attempts to create a Virtual Meeting for the first time and the application isn’t authorized with the LMS, they’re prompted to authorize the application. They can choose to authorize or opt out.

If the instructor authorizes the application, meetings created via Virtual Meetings sync to the LMS calendar and they can activate the grading features. Office Hours are available.

If the instructor chooses not to authorize the application, meetings created via Virtual Meetings don’t sync with the LMS calendar, and the grading feature is disabled. An instructor can authorize the application later and have historical and future Virtual Meetings sync with the LMS calendar. Office Hours are available when the instructor opts out of authorizing.

There’s no change to authorization for Classroom Collaboration. Authorization via the Setup tab is required for using Classroom Collaboration.

Removal of Required Authorization Step in Meetings—Blackboard Learn, Blackboard Ultra, Sakai

Prior to this release, instructors and administrators needed to authorize the application in the Setup tab prior to using Webex Education Connector functionality. In this release, we’ve removed the requirement to authorize the application to use Virtual Meetings and Office Hours. Authorization via the Setup tab is required for Classroom Collaboration in Blackboard and Sakai and use of the Grading Feature in Blackboard.

Time Zone Modifications

With this release, instructors or administrators don’t need to sync the time zone first from the Setup tab. They can directly create meetings without clicking Sync for Time Zone and Authorize. Instructors can view and change their time zone from the Setup tab and have that time zone apply to the course. If the time zone changes in the course, it only affects future meetings in that course. Prior meetings aren’t changed.

July 1, 2020

New Recordings Tab in Virtual Meetings

We’ve moved recordings to a new Recordings Tab within Virtual Meetings. The Recordings Tab lists all recordings for meetings initiated from within the Webex Education Connector. The new Recordings Tab also resolves previous issues with Recordings syncing to the Webex Education Connector.

May 2020

May 19, 2020

Additional Functionality on the LMS Integration Admin Panel


The Admin Panel is only available in Canvas, Moodle, D2L, and Sakai.

We've added the following options in the Admin Panel so that LMS administrators can define LMS site-wide settings:
  • Office Hours: Admins can make office hours available or unavailable to instructors.

  • Non-instructor roles creating meetings: Admins can disable the ability for non-instructor roles to create meetings.

  • Custom Support URL: Admins can specify their own custom support URL in place of the standard Webex Education Connector support URL.

Modifications to Virtual Meetings

We've modified the format of the time zone when scheduling a meeting so that it's is more consistent with the formatting in Webex.

April 2020

April 13, 2020

LMS Integration Admin Panel


The Admin Panel is only available in Canvas, Moodle, D2L, and Sakai.

We've added the Admin Panel in the Setup tab for each course in Webex Education Connector.

LMS administrators can use the Admin Panel to define feature availability for all courses in the LMS, and see usage across all courses. Take a look at the tabs in the Admin Panel below:

Settings—LMS administrators can specify which features to enable for instructors and students in the Webex Education Connector.

Analytics—View top level metrics for usage within the Webex Education Connector.


Webex site administrators can access all site-wide analytics from Site Administration or Control Hub.

Virtual Meetings—View all virtual meeting recordings for meetings initiated within the Webex Education Connector.

March 2020

March 28, 2020

Status Page

We're providing a status page to inform customers of any downtime: https://status.educonnector.io.

Design Update

The new look and feel matches the Webex Meetings and Webex Teams experience.

Improved Webex Teams Onboarding Experience

When an instructor enables Webex Teams, a team for the course is automatically created.

Improved Classroom Collaboration Performance

Fixed an issue where users saw messages, "Unable to load space" or "Conversation not available" when switching spaces.

Canvas: Team Creation per Section

When instructors launch Classroom Collaboration in Canvas for the first time, a team for each section is automatically created. This way students can interact within the course team, or within the team specifically for their section. For instructors who are already using Classroom Collaboration in Canvas, a new team will be created for each section upon the next synchronization.