Category: Blackboard

Mar 23

Why can they print??: A conversation about online testing

You may be interested in a Blackboard sponsored webinar on online testing. “Assessing students in an online environment is alternatively enthralling, overwhelming and frustrating. Instructors are sometimes shocked to discover that students can print or take screenshots of online tests, or that the test banks to all the major textbooks are for sale on the …

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Jan 25

Free Webinar – Rockin’ the Virtual Classroom!

January 26, 2016 10:00 am – 11:15 am AK time Begin Registration… Virtual classroom technology (ILinc, Adobe Connect, WebEx, Elluminate, etc.) provides a wonderful live, real-time bridge between the traditional classroom and the learner. But it isn’t “just like” the traditional classroom, and in the wrong hands can be deadly dull. In this session we’ll …

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Oct 29

Blackboard Tech: Collaborate Mobile

Blackboard Collaborate Mobile

With the new version of Collaborate (WebMeeting) participants can attend meetings from mobile devices such as Apple iOS (iPhones, iPads) and Google Android devices.  Both Apple and Google have free Blackboard Collaborate Mobile apps in their respective app stores. The interface for mobile is limited and does not have all the functionality of the conventional …

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Oct 12

Blackboard: Date Management

I didn’t know about this tool til a faculty member drew my attention to it.  Blackboard Date Management – it lets you adjust the due dates and availability dates in your course – not just one-by-one but all at once.  You can even adjust them in bulk – either by date  (adjust the starting date …

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Sep 22

Tech Tuesday: Two New Tutorials

This week’s Tech Tuesday provides you with two new tutorials. Recently we blogged about Blackboard’s achievements and badging and promised to share a tutorial on making your own badges. Here you go! Create Badges in PPT to Use Inside of Blackboard We’ve also gotten questions about sizing banners inside of Blackboard so we’ve attached a tutorial …

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Sep 14

Rubrics (Misfire on first post this morning, sorry)

Do you use rubrics? Maryellen Weimer explores both the advantages and disadvantages of using rubrics in Exploring the Advantages of Rubrics, Faculty Focus, September 2015. She clearly states that research shows that rubrics: Have value when used to determine what criteria make papers, projects and performances excellent Improve a student’s own product after the student …

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Sep 10

UAS Blackboard Collaborate Fall 2015

UAS faculty have the option to adopt the new Blackboard Collaborate version this fall (all classes will be using it this Spring). The new version requires a one time installation of a “Launcher” program by both faculty and students – most people will be able to install it even without administrative privileges – a few …

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Aug 14

Scintillating Friday

This “Fried Friday” post is not “Fried” at all! I titled it scintillating because I just returned from Chancellor Caulfield’s 2 -day retreat with 30 UAS professionals. We had an excellent facilitator, Susan Bell, a partner with the McDowell Group, a panel of community members, a brief inspirational video welcome from Jason Ohler, a luncheon panel …

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Aug 11

Tech Tuesday: 2 Tutorials for Blackboard Users, Cool Stuff!

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There’s been a lot of interest recently in using “Badges” to create incentives for student behaviors that will help them to achieve success. With Blackboard’s “Achievements” you can create your own badges and have Bb award them to your student’s automatically. Here’s a tutorial which covers: Reasons to use Achievement Badges Differences between Achievement Badges …

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Aug 06

Mark Your Calendar: The Ins and Outs of Designing Exemplary Courses

Bb Exemplary Course Program

Register now to join a webinar on Tuesday, August 18th, 9 AM Alaska time on the Blackboard Exemplary Course Program (ECP). The ECP is a great way for you to get peer and expert feedback about the design of your online course. This webinar will underscore the importance of course design and discuss the rubric …

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