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Wrapping up Blackboard

December 21, 2020 by | Faculty

Now that Blackboard has officially retired, you may be wondering what to do if you need something from Blackboard. Need content from a Blackboard course? Did you know that all Blackboard courses from Fall 2016 to Spring 2020 that contained content were migrated to an archive space in Canvas so that faculty can access them

Planning for the “Sunset” of Blackboard Organizations

May 21, 2020 by | Blackboard

Beginning in Fall 2020, Blackboard Organization Leaders will need to start using Canvas DENS (Digital ENvironments) rather than Blackboard Organizations. Please spend this summer gathering resources and planning your new space (if needed) in Canvas for Fall 2020. If you are the Leader of a Blackboard Organization, (many clubs and departments have space in a

Create Digital Content to Help You Teach Online

April 13, 2020 by | Canvas

If you’ve been asked to teach online, it will be important for you to prepare digital content to share with your students. Here are several ideas for content creation (this information is taken from Chapman University’s Course Continuity page): Tools for creating PDFs If you don’t have a scanner readily available, there are several smart

Remote Assessments Alternatives to face-to-face tests

March 14, 2020 by | Canvas

Moving to remote teaching means pen-and-paper testing is no longer available. Although Chapman University initially looked into making online webcam-based proctoring available*, due to the fact that it causes issues with equity (not all students have webcams and up-to-date computers) and an increased load on tech support, along with the larger discussions on the integrity

Preparing to Teach Remotely Steps for course continuity during emergencies

March 6, 2020 by | Canvas

Various emergencies can create a potential time period in which face-to-face teaching could be interrupted. First and foremost, we need to pay attention to the physical aspect of emergency procedures. However, at an institution devoted to higher learning, it is also important for faculty to be prepared to use alternative methods of teaching in case

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