Category Archives: Upgrade Notices
The NCLOR staff will upgrade the core application to version 6.4 QA3 on Friday, December 30th at 10:00 a.m. There should only be a couple of hours of down time associated with this upgrade. The NCLOR team apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
The 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
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
The update of the NCLOR application is complete. We are now running NCLOR 6.1. and the system is open for business as usual. To see what the new features of 6.1 has to offer, please review the NCLOR 6.1 New Features Tutorial.
There will be an application update of the NCLOR to version 6.1 on 6/27/13. The NCLOR will be unavailable starting 7:00 pm Thursday, June 27th until 7:00 pm Friday, June 28th. The NCLOR staff apologizes in advance for any inconvenience this scheduled downtime may cause.
Click on the new features tutorial link below to view the new features that will be available in the new version.
Topics included in this tutorial are:
- HTML 5 Player
- LMS Integration redesign
- Full-width portlets on Dashboard
- View attachments or attachment thumbnails from search results pages
- Previous and Next buttons to navigate results from the Resource summary page
- View attachment thumbnails from the Resource summary page
- Floating Save button and components on the contribution page
Some if the new features in 5.2 include:
- Searching Improvements: Auto-Complete, Stemming, and Search “Within” Interface Changes
- Flickr Integration
- Auto-Save Contributions in Progress
- Blackboard 9.x Breadcrumb Navigation
In advance of the upcoming Mars Science Laboratory landing on August 5, the NCLOR Staff has updated the NASA open educational resources. The majority of the new resources have information about the Mars rover missions.
NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory mission is the most ambitious, complex mission in the history of robotic space exploration. On August 5, the mission will set down a large, mobile laboratory – the dune buggy-sized Curiosity rover – using a new form of precision landing technology that makes many of Mars’ most intriguing regions viable destinations for the first time.
The types of NASA resources included in this update are: images, videos, PDF documents, and interactive resources.
Example Resource: Curiosity’s Seven Minutes of Terror Video
The NCCCS courses that could be enhanced by using these resources are: AST111, ATR281, ATR215, EGR230, EGR252, HIS132, PHY101, and RCT110.
To access the NASA series you can:
- log into the NCLOR as a guest or through your institution’s learning management system
- navigate to the Browse by Resource Series area
- click on the NASA series.