Third Party Vendors Integration Textbook Publisher

September 18, 2017 by | Technology

Blackboard partners with the leading publishers in higher education to create a better course experience for Instructors and students. Publisher integration include: Single sign-on Content, assignment, and test linking Grade Sync Cengage Learning- Learn More Macmillan Learning- Learn More McGraw-Hill Education- Learn More Pearson Revel- Learn More Pearson MyLab & Mastering- Learn More Wiley- Learn

Using Flexible Classrooms, part 1 Getting the most out of the space

September 11, 2017 by | Learner Experience

Have you ever tried to talk to someone who is facing away from you? From a body language standpoint, it certainly doesn’t facilitate much discussion. Unfortunately, in traditional classrooms with heavy/bolted desks and chairs, this is the typical view of anyone sitting behind the first row. Luckily, at Chapman University, we’re adding improved flexibility into several

Enroll Users to a Blackboard Course Types of Roles and Their Access

September 11, 2017 by | Technology

A Blackboard course shell is automatically created for each course taught at Chapman University. Therefore, instructors do not need to request the creation of a Blackboard course shell for a course listed in the current class schedule. Shells for an upcoming semester are created 60 days prior to the beginning of a new term. Courses

Organizations Blackboard

August 28, 2017 by | Technology

Organizations behave like courses and contain tools that enable members to communicate efficiently. Organizations are an ideal place to connect with colleges, departments, faculty, staff, and/or students for activities that are in support of the educational, research, or administrative mission of the University. Like a Blackboard course, an Organization includes: Document sharing (papers, agendas, minutes,

My Social Media Summer

August 25, 2017 by | Digital Scholarship

At the beginning of summer I started a social media experiment, to bring people into the Center for American War Letters Archive with me (and my collaborator Doug) virtually, via FB Live, to share some of our findings from WWII letters. I had no idea what to expect from this experiment, whether it would flounder

How to generate a Photo Roster of your students

August 21, 2017 by | Technology

One of the most well-loved tools that we offer for faculty at Chapman, is the Photo Roster, because you can generate and print a list of all of your students with thumbnail photos. I like to print out a copy before the first day of class, and then I make notes (such as preferred name)

Spark-ing Creativity in the Classroom

August 18, 2017 by | Pedagogy

I’ve mentioned Spark before, but it definitely bears mentioning again, due to its usefulness for the classroom. For example, here is a Spark Page put together by Professor Matthew Gartner, to explain how to use the One Button Studio for capturing lecture based content: https://spark.adobe.com/page/QSnuBD251p4jK/

Announcing our revised documentation site for Blackboard

August 17, 2017 by | News

Have you been a victim of our previous Blackboard help site with its non-functioning search bar and its congested menus? Let’s pretend like that didn’t exist. We’re happy to announce our improved site with improved searchability and usability. Feel free to peruse our site: Chapman Blackboard documentation. Some of the things you’ll find: An easy

Now is the Time to Merge Your Courses!

August 14, 2017 by | Technology

Instructors who teach multiple sections of the same course may prefer to manage those sections through a single master course with associated child courses. The site where the enrollment is moved from is called the child course site, and the one which is the destination for the enrollment is the parent site. Multiple secondary sites