Category Archive: Support

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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Sep 15

Blackboard: Behind the Scenes

We’ve created a sample course for your students that contains tutorials and guidelines for using Blackboard. It covers topics such as turning in assignments, communication tools, announcements, quizzes and exams, gradebook features, Web Meeting/Collaborate, uploading video and images, and in general tips for success. Watch the course introduction below. It has audio, so be sure …

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Aug 28

Another Free Blackboard Webinar

What’s Coming to Blackboard: A Roadmap of the New UX for Learn & Collaborate September 3, 2014 3:00 pm EST Register   Join Stephanie Weeks, VP of User Experience for a roadmap demo of what’s coming for Blackboard Learn and Blackboard Collaborate. She’ll share some of the exciting and innovative design changes they have planned, like …

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Aug 22

Did You Miss the WordPress Presentation at Convocation?

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Nicole and I gave a presentation at Convocation on August 19 about the new Learning spaces WordPress site. Learning Spaces is UAS Sitka’s Title III pilot of a UAS WordPress Multisite. It’s a web presence where faculty can: Promote and showcase departments or courses Blog and reach out to colleagues and students Create an authentic experience for students to …

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Aug 21

20 Minute Monday Morning Mentor

That’s a lot of M’s but not a lot of time! Title III is once again providing interested faculty a chance to start their weeks off with dynamic, professional development – in only 20 minutes! The Monday Morning Mentor is a program from Magna Publications. How does this practical and convenient program work? Each program …

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Aug 13

The Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know Were in Blackboard Learn

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When Kathi and I were at the Blackboard World conference 2014 we were amazed and excited by many Blackboard features that will be available to the University of Alaska once we upgrade to the latest version of Blackboard (without any additional costs!). Some features you may have access to right now and are unaware that …

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May 09

Who Are Our “Customers” Now and in the Future?

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Jim Seeland shared this article with me with the following note (and permission to post to our FLC blog)– “This message is a good one for anybody but, as I read through it, I was struck by how pertinent it is for UAS faculty and staff.   Being able to relate to folks across several …

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Apr 10

Plagiarism Education Week – Free Webcast Series

The 2nd annual Plagiarism Education Week virtual conference is April 21-25. Free, daily webcasts will share ideas and best practices to teach educators and students how to stop copying and start thinking critically. Monday, April 21 – Understanding Plagiarism with Help from Dr. Seuss Tuesday, April 22 – Tweets from the French Revolution? Using What Students Know to Promote Original …

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Feb 24

Reminder: Free Webinar Opportunities

UAS maintains a number of site licenses for software that allows faculty to create presentations and interactive learning activities. StudyMate and Softchalk are some of these. Studymate is a Windows program which makes a variety of learning activities: quizzes, flashcards, games, etc. Studymate can be used to review facts, vocabulary and basic concepts. Softchalk is …

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Feb 10

Monday Morning Mentor Reminder

It’s not too late to sign up for the Monday Morning Mentor program! You don’t need to commit to all sessions – simply choose which ones you want to listen to. You’ll receive an email each Monday morning through May 12 with details on how to access the week’s topic. Each session is recorded and …

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