Want to hear the latest news from the LT Hub? The posts below share high-level updates on learning technology that impact UBC broadly.

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April 4, 2023 at 12:15 pm

UBC not enabling Turnitin’s AI-detection feature

Turnitin is a plagiarism-prevention tool that helps check the originality of student writing. Today Turnitin is releasing a new AI-detection feature that attempts to check for text generated by AI-writing tools, such as ChatGPT. For a number of reasons, UBC has decided not to enable the new feature in Turnitin at this time.

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Posted in Turnitin News

April 3, 2023 at 9:45 am

Migration of videos to the Kaltura cloud is underway

UBC has begun moving Kaltura videos hosted at UBC into the Kaltura cloud, as part of Kaltura’s roadmap to improve the sustainability of the platform.

The migration will have minimal impact on courses this term. However, we strongly recommend not changing your Kaltura videos or metadata during the month of April, to avoid losing work. And if you want to save Kaltura video analytics or the previous answers that students gave to Kaltura video quizzes, you will need to download this data before April 30.

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Posted in Kaltura News

March 3, 2023 at 12:00 pm

Changes coming to Kaltura starting on April 1, 2023

Kaltura is UBC’s primary platform for capturing, managing, and sharing academic videos. Starting on Saturday, April 1, 2023, UBC will begin moving Kaltura videos hosted at UBC into the Kaltura cloud, to create a better video experience for you and your students.

During the current academic term, the migration will only affect when you can change your Kaltura videos. But after May 1, it will also change where your Kaltura videos are linked from and it will reset some data tied to Kaltura videos, including analytics, comments, and previous answers that students gave to quizzes.

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Posted in Kaltura News

October 28, 2022 at 10:15 am

Zoom and Microsoft Teams video retention policy announced for October 2023

Starting in October 2023, UBC will begin removing video recordings from Zoom and Microsoft Teams automatically, one year after each video is recorded. This new video retention policy will affect all faculty, staff, and student employees who use UBC accounts to record with these tools.

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Posted in Microsoft Teams News, Zoom News

October 13, 2022 at 4:00 pm

Support changes coming for edX Edge in 2023

The LT Hub's support for the learning platform edX Edge will change after April 2023. Starting in May, our support will be limited to the initial step of creating courses.

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Posted in edX Edge News