Category: Blackboard

Jul 16

Blackboard World Live: FREE ADMISSION

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BbWorld is a huge educational conference that brings together educators, administrators and technologists from around the world. Keynote speakers with Industry insights, and visionary thoughtfulness are the norm for BbWorld. This year, BbWorld is offering FREE registration for BbWorld Live 2015 Online. Click the image to register and attend some exciting sessions from July 20-23rd. …

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May 18

“Brain Sponge is Dripping” from Anonymous iTeach 2015 Participant!

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What a great week we had in Juneau last week. We all (Tina, Maureen, Mary, Nicole and I) want to thank all of our faculty for their enthusiastic efforts last week. And the food, well, what a delicious and pleasant surprise, was terrific too!! Mostly though, I wanted to point out and emphasize, while our …

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Apr 30

Free Respondus Webinars

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Mar 31

Tech Tuesday: Extreme Blackboard!

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Almost every campus has a love-hate relationship with their learning management system. Blackboard is no exception. While Blackboard has some great features it also has some gaps.  Behind the Scenes Technology points out in Cool Tools You Can Integrate with Blackboard Learn 9.1 that you can overcome many of Blackboard’s deficits by embedding Web 2.0 coolness into …

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Mar 24

Tech Tuesday: Bb’s Adaptive Release Combined with a Syllabus Quiz–Powerful!

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Is the syllabus really an integral part of your course? Does knowledge of the syllabus actually improve student performance? Yesterday’s post described some of the things that faculty put into a “Start Here” or “Getting Started” orientation module, today, let’s take a closer look at a syllabus quiz, and why that might be included in …

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Mar 23

Course Orientation or “Start Here” Modules

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What is the purpose of the “Getting Started” or “Start Here” module that many of us put in our online courses? Is it a generic orientation to Blackboard with bland but important information that applies to any online course OR is it a personalized walk through of your expectations, your course organization and a warm …

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Jan 12

Ways to Help Your Students Get a Good Start in 2015

Getting Started Tutorial

Here are a couple of resources that might be very helpful to you as you begin the Spring 2015 semester. Nicole developed a resource that is posted on the Tips for Student Success blog, which we think you might want to include in your Getting Started or Start Here area. This provides valuable information for students about …

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Dec 18

eTech Fair Recordings

If you are like me, you didn’t have time to attend all of the live UAA eTech Fair sessions you wanted during Distance Education week in November. I mentioned the 20 ways to use the Blackboard Collaborate Whiteboard for Student Engagement session to some of you and promised to share the link. For those of …

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Dec 10

Anyone Listening? Hello? Can You Hear Me? Data Tracking

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Janene McMahan has recently published for UAF’s iTeach U a great tip sheet on ways faculty can look at their course or YouTube posts and see if students are actually clicking on the materials they are providing. Data Tracking How do you know they are listening? As we are reaching the semester’s end, this is …

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Oct 14

Tech Tuesday – RSS Feeds in Your Blackboard Course

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It might be handy to have a live feed from a news blog, or any other blogging site updating dynamically, in real time, inside your Blackboard course. For example, maybe you would like your students to see all the great posts that are added weekly to the UAS Tips for Student Success blog. It’s easy …

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