Tag Archive: Blackboard

Sep 22

Tech Tuesday: Two New Tutorials

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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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Aug 06

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

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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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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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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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Sep 08

UAS Course Banner Challenge!

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We all know that first impressions are crucial. Malcolm Gladwell in his book Blink tells us that we all make “instantaneous impressions and conclusions” anytime we are confronted with a new situation. Your students are making just such an impression the minute they click into your course. How do you greet them? Do you have a …

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Aug 29

Sign Up for ED593 — Don’t Delay!

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ED593: Designing and Teaching an Online Course begins September 15th so sign up now! This is your opportunity to learn more about the online environment from both the student and faculty perspective. We encourage all faculty to sign up and take the course if you are thinking about offering an online course, considering redesigning your …

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Jul 30

Tips for Online Instructors Gleaned from Bb Conference

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Nicole and I recently attended the Blackboard World 2014 User Conference (yes, Vegas in July) and came back with a number of ideas that we’d like to share with you. Here are some of the usable best practices that could easily be implemented this semester: In Blackboard’s discussion forums, use the setting “Participants must create …

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Oct 29

eTech Fair: Distance Education Week | Nov. 11-15th 2013

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UAA invites you to attend the eTech Fair: Distance Education Week. Drop-ins are welcome and no pre-registration is required. The agenda is attached below, note that only UAA faculty are eligible for the door prizes. This is an ONLINE training, attend from your desk or home computer, via Collaborate! Offerings include, Interactive Rubrics, VoiceThread, Making …

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Apr 09

iTeach Sitka is Coming Soon, and It’s Going to ROCK!!

Is your application in for iTeach 2013? Here’s a preview of what we’ll be doing together: Using the latest iPad and sharing the best educational apps Learning about some Google Apps that can enhance your classroom experience Learning some great story-boarding tips and techniques that can be used when designing instruction Creating video tutorials or …

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