Category: Blackboard

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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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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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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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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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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Blackboard World Live: FREE ADMISSION

Bb World Live

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

Infographic by Charla Brown

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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Free Respondus Webinars

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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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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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