LearnJCU Known Issues

Issues that are detected within our virtual learning environments are listed here and include workarounds.

Collaborate: Name of a recurring session hidden from students

Affected: Students 
Description: Students unable to access session link to join after first session. The name of a recurring session does not appear under 'Join Session' in the subject site after the first day of the session.
Workaround:Lecturers must either use non-recurring sessions or create a session link in the Course Content area.

LearnJCU: Collaborate Screen-share on Mac OS 10.15 Catalina fails

Affected: Lecturers
Description:
Mac OS 10.15 Catalina has changed a security preference allowing applications to record your screen. In order to share your screen or other content in Collaborate Ultra, you will need to change a security setting on your computer.
Workaround: Select the Apple menu on the top left corner of your screen. This will open a menu. From the menu select System Preferences.  This will open your system preferences. Select Security and Privacy. This will open your Security & Privacy settings. Click on the Privacy tab and scroll down to Screen Recording. Check the box next to your preferred browser(s) in order to allow the browser to share and record your screen. Restart your browser.

LearnJCU: Call brackets cause announcements not to save

Affected: Lecturers
Description:
Using call brackets (These: < > ) in an announcement causes it not to save.

LearnJCU: Students are unable to access Class Notebook

Affected: Lecturers and Students
Description:
The Class Notebook tool via the Content Market does not permit students to view or access content.  It can be used as a staff resource, as staff members in the subject can still access it. Technology Solutions are working on fixing this problem.

LearnJCU: Subject Export notification email

Affected: Lecturers
Description:
Subject exports result in an notification email which states that the export has failed. This is generally a false negative.
Workaround: Ignore the email and import the package into the destination LearnJCU subject site.

LearnJCU: Equation editor

Affected: Lecturers
Description:
The equation inserts in Ultra will initially appear to work but they will not display content to students and will disappear from the lecturer’s view after repeated use.
Workaround: Upload an image of your equation.

LearnJCU: Class register student count

Affected: Lecturers of Ultra subjects
Description:

When viewing the student count in Class Register, in a LearnJCU Ultra subject, the count will include disabled enrolments.

Note: Disabled enrolments will not be shown in the list - only in the count.

Workaround: Export your Grade Centre and use that list to get your count. Don't forget to extract 'dummy' and 'un-enrolled' students.

LearnJCU: Overridden grades for groups disables student access to feedback

Affected: Lecturers and students in Ultra subjects
Description:


If a grade is overridden from the Group List page students are unable to view feedback when the grades are posted.

Note: Students receive a message which states that "Your instructor will reveal the correct answers after all students have submitted"

Workaround: Instructors can undo the override from the groups page, re-apply it and re-post the grades.
  1. Click on the group
  2. Click 'Undo Override'
  3. Re-enter the grade
  4. Post grades and the list view will change from '1 attempt to grade' to 'complete' and the students will be able to access their feedback.

LearnJCU: Unable to make subjects unavailable

Affected: Lecturers
Description: Attempting to make a subjects unavailable will result in a message saying it isn't possible while the term is active.
Workaround: In Ultra subjects Lecturers should use the Batch Edit feature to change visibility of content items. In Original subjects lecturers should hide menu items by clicking on the chevron next to the item in the left hand menu and selecting hide.

LearnJCU: Daily email notification links

Affected: Students
Description: When you click on the links within the daily email notifications sent via LearnJCU, they take you to the LearnJCU Gateway and not the related content in your subject site.
Workaround: Log into LearnJCU and view the notification in your Activity Stream. Links within the Activity Stream will take you straight to the relevant content.

Mediasite: Incorrect presenter on presentation

Affected: Staff and Students
Description: The default presenter has been replaced with the incorrect presenter name. This is under investigation
Workaround: Manually delete the incorrect Presenter and re-add the correct one by searching. Click Save. 

Mediasite: Unauthorized Error when clicking on a mediasite link in LearnJCU

Affected: All users
Description: Staff and students who attempt to access the My Mediasite dashboard or the Mediasite Content Selection Tool in certain versions of certain browsers receive an error : {"code":"Unauthorized","message":"Site login required"}.
Workaround: Please visit this Knowledge Base article

Respondus: Special characters in title cause Test to fail

Affected: Lecturers of Ultra subjects
Description:

Respondus LockDown Browser Tests which contain multi-byte characters in the title will result in an message which states the Respondus Service is unavailable.

Multi-byte characters include most accented letters, as well as dashes and "smart" quotes.

Workaround: Teaching staff should adjust Test titles to use simple characters (plain text) and remove special characters.

Respondus: Special characters in student's name will cause the Test to fail for them

Affected: Students in Ultra subjects
Description:

Respondus LockDown Browser users who have multi-byte characters in their name will not be able to view or attempt the Test.

Multi-byte characters include most accented letters, as well as dashes and "smart" quotes.

Workaround: Teaching staff should contact Learning Environments as there is a workaround that can be applied by system admin.

Respondus: Conditional Availability causes tests not to release to students

Affected: Students in Ultra subjects
Description: When Conditional Availability is applied to a test utilising Respondus students receive a message stating "Your name is not on the list' when they try and access it.
Workaround: Teaching staff must remove Conditional Availability rule to allow access.

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This page was updated on: 31 Mar 2020

Resolved issues

Description: When clicking on files submitted for assessment some may report that they are unavailable. This issue impacts files submitted during a particular period (roughly the month of November) but impacts zip files differently.

Resolved: 13/12/2019

Description: The tool which allowed self-enrolment to Organisation sites is incompatible with the latest version of LearnJCU and does not display. This has been upgraded and is working normally.

Resolved: 17/02/2020

Description: Some students are receiving an overdue notification despite submitting their assignments on time. This has been resolved.

Resolved: 04/03/2020

Description: When you click on the links within the daily email notifications sent via LearnJCU, they take you to the LearnJCU Gateway and not the related content in your subject site.

Resolved: 21/02/2020