Faculty: Upcoming Modern LMS Pilot for Summer Sign-ups

March 20, 2019 by | Technology

Faculty, administrators and students are coming closer to making a campus wide decision. We had faculty and students pilot Modern Learning Management Systems during Interterm and Spring and we are now extending this offering into Summer 2019.  The bonus will be that we will be integrating our new Blackboard Ally accessibility tool. If you’ve been


Blackboard Maintenance March 23-24 from 11pm to 3am

March 5, 2019 by | Technology

Beginning Saturday, March 23, 2019 between the hours of 11 PM – 4 AM Blackboard will be performing maintenance that will disrupt service. Please mark your calendar and expect a service interruption during this maintenance window. Blackboard will be down, including any integrations accessed through Blackboard, such as Turnitin. Please review any due dates for


Tips For An Efficient Touchpanel Layout (Part 2)

February 18, 2019 by | Technology

Imagine you are using a touchpanel and would like to raise volume during your presentation. After you press the ‘Volume Up’ button, it barely increases and then you find yourself having to press the button multiple times to get the desired level. Depending on how high the audio level has to be, it could take


Blackboard Grader App End of Life

February 14, 2019 by | Blackboard

An Important Message from Blackboard: Effective March 29, 2019 the Blackboard BbGrader App will no longer be supported.    Bb Grader will be removed from the Apple App Store and support will cease to service on March 29th, 2019 in all markets.  This discontinuation furthers the progress we’ve made across our product portfolio to simplify, consolidate, and


JanCon 2019 Companion Website Resources Thank you for attending and see you at our next ETS event!

February 6, 2019 by | Technology

2019 JanCon Companion Website Resources The sixth annual JanCon 2019 concluded, but there are still resources available!  You’re invited to visit our website to discover what 72 colleagues (+15 online participants) found of interest!  KEYNOTE: Dr. Curt Bonk Education 20/20 meets Education 4.0: Visions of Our Changing Learning World!  FACULTY PANEL: Tales from the Field Interactive


Modern LMS & Accessibility Events (Hands-on Labs, Interactive Panels, and Guest Presentations) Coming to a location near you!

February 6, 2019 by | Technology

Blackboard isn’t the only learning management system (LMS) out there! Want to discover what else is possible? Come to our Hands-on Learning Management Sandbox Events and Accessibility Panels. TUE 2/12 1:00pm – 2:00pm Attallah Piazza FRI 2/22 12:00pm to 1:30pm Pralle Lecture Hall, Beckman Hall 104 Town Hall: “The Future of Blackboard – Upgrade it or Replace


Town Hall The Future of Blackboard -- Upgrade it or Replace it?

February 4, 2019 by | Technology

Town Hall: “The Future of Blackboard – Upgrade it or Replace it?” We will be holding a Town Hall meeting on Friday, February 22, 2019, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Pralle Lecture Hall, Beckman Hall 104 on the subject of options for updating or replacing Blackboard. This University-wide Town Hall meeting will


Faculty phishing technique exploits relationships with deans and admins

January 31, 2019 by | Technology

If you are university faculty, you’ve probably already received a few of these phishing attempts. They look like a brief note from your Dean or from the University President, asking for a very quick favor.  Because these messages are coming from your admins and often include university-branded signature lines, it is easy to think that these