NCLOR 6.4 New Features and Canvas Tutorials now available


Two new tutorials have recently been created to help NCLOR users with the new features of 6.4 and in using NCLOR with Canvas LMS. You can click on the links below to view the tutorials or you can find these tutorial in the self-paced section of this site. You can also find these and other tutorials in the NCLOR tutorials portlet of the dashboard.

6.4 New Features Tutorial (All Users)

This tutorial includes information about the new 6.4:

  • Video Gallery Viewer
  • Immediate display of search suggestion
  • Term Selector update
  • Sort by creation date

(text version available within the tutorial)

Using the NCLOR with Canvas Tutorial (K-12 Users)

This tutorial includes information about how to:

  • Get started in Canvas
  • Navigate the integration screen in Canvas
  • Add a NCLOR Resource to a Canvas course from the course navigation menu
  • Add a NCLOR Resource to a Canvas course from the Module screen
  • Sort, Filter and Share results
  • Contribute a resource to the NCLOR from Canvas

(text version available within the tutorial)

NCLOR Update Complete


MaintenanceThe NCLOR has now been updated to 6.4. The application is open and ready for use. Thank-you for your patience.

Sincerely,

NCLOR Staff

NCLOR to Upgrade on July 28th


MaintenanceThe NCLOR will be updating its application software on July 28th. The NCLOR will be unavailable from 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday, July 28th while we update and test the system. We will be upgrading our current 6.3 production instance to version 6.4. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this scheduled down time may cause.

Thank- you, NCLOR Staff

NCDPI adds IowaLearns math content to NCLOR


iowa-de-logoThe North Carolina Department of Public Instruction in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Education has made 250+ math related resources available in the NCLOR. IowaLearns.org is a digital repository of teaching and learning resources. The repository provides an environment for educators to search for, use and share quality educational resources. The majority of the Iowa content has been aligned to the North Carolina Essential Standards but is open to everyone to use.

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Solving Linear Equations Resource Screenshot

To access this series, you can do any of the following:

  • Log into the NCLOR and click on “Browse by Resource Series” and then the IowaLearns series.
  • If you are NCCCS faculty, you can add the links to the resources directly to your LMS based course. (learn how)
  • Simply, click Iowa Learns to view the series as a guest.

Sixteen New S.T.E.M. related Courses from NC School of Science and Mathematics and NC DPI


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The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction in partnership with NC School of Science and Mathematics have developed sixteen open courses in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with over 3,500 resources. These STEM courses, now available in the NCLOR, have been designed to give teachers the materials they need to teach four, full-year courses in the subjects of: Agriscience & Biotechnology, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Energy & Sustainability, and Health & Life Sciences. The courses are organized into topical lessons and those lessons are organized into units based on themes. Many of the units are fully integrated STEM units, meaning they contain real-world challenges and authentic assessments in science, technology, engineering and math.

All course content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Creative Commons License

Course Details: Click on any of the courses outlined below to view course contents in more detail.

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To access these courses, you can do any of the following:

  • Click on any of the links above.
  • Log into the NCLOR and click on “Browse by NCSSM STEM Courses ” on the left menu bar.
  • If you are K-14 faculty, you can add the links to the resources directly to your LMS based course. (learn how)

NCCCS CIS Documentation coming to NCLOR


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Beginning July 1, 2015, North Carolina Community College System’s Course Information System (CIS) documentation will transition to the NC Learning Object Repository (NCLOR). The NCLOR system offers improved documentation management functionality including a robust search feature that will allow users to locate documents easily. These secure documents will be organized so that end users will be able to browse for resources by: CIS topic, document type, release package number and many other types of information.

Training for using CIS Documentation in the NCLOR will be offered in the near future.

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NCLOR to move to SSL on 2/28/2015


MaintenanceThe production site of NCLOR will be updating to a secure setting at noon on Saturday, Feb 28th, 2015. The update should go completely unnoticed for most NCLOR users.  A very small server downtime (5 minutes or less) is needed to implement the change.

Only the application will be switching to SSL ( a.k.a. https://) and the portal page explorethelor.org will not be affected. All learning management system administrators with integrations with NCLOR have been made aware of the change and are preparing as needed.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this planned down time may cause.

Sincerely,

NCLOR Staff

NCLOR Unavailablity Notice (Feb 7th 8:00am – 5:00pm)


MaintenanceA NCLOR server upgrade is scheduled for this Saturday, February 7th. The NCLOR application is migrating to a new virtual server which will result in improved performance. The application will now share secure URLs for resource links. The service will be unavailable from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M on the 7th of February while the migration takes place.We apologize for any inconvenience in advance.

Thank-you,

NCLOR Staff

NCLOR to update to 6.3 on 12/21/14


Maintenance On 12/21/2014, the application that runs the NCLOR will be updated to version 6.3 and will be unavailable for a time. The NCLOR staff is planning for a half day of downtime but hope to have the service back up as quickly as possible. You can learn more about the new features coming in 6.3, such as: Cloud Searching, Dashboard Interface Changes, and the Image Gallery Viewer in the ” New Features in NCLOR 6.3 tutorial “. Thank-you – NCLOR Staff

NROC webinar avaliable


NROC ProjectNROC hosted an informational webinar on October 29th. This webinar reviews the vast collections available from the NROC Project through the NCLOR. Beth Pickett, NROC Project HippoCampus Product Manager, provides a whirlwind tour of some of the 3,000 + objects across subjects. Jonathon Sweetin, NCLOR Systems Administrator, demonstrates how to easily include objects from NCLOR into your Blackboard or Moodle courses.

The NROC Project is a community-guided, non-profit project focused on new models of digital content development, distribution, and use.

For more information, please contact Jonathon Sweetin: sweetinj@nccommunitycolleges.edu
Run time apx. 54 minutes.

The NROC project collection in the NCLOR is only available to the NCCCS faculty.

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