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Spring Break 2020: Daily support to help you teach online

March 22, 2020 by | Blackboard

It might be Spring Break, but your colleagues at Educational Technology Services are busy providing support daily! Please reach out to us for assistance. Daily Drop-in Support from 9am to 5pm Phone support: Call us at (714) 997-6600 and choose option 1 for the “Teaching Remotely” Team Email us at edutech@chapman.edu Join us via Zoom

Remote Assessments Alternatives to face-to-face tests

March 14, 2020 by | Blackboard

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

Trying New Tools for online learning

March 9, 2020 by | Blackboard

As part of becoming prepared for a possible campus closure due to coronavirus, I know that many of you are trying new tools and methods. Pivoting to a new platform, software, or methodology midsemester is not easy!  Thus, I wanted to share a social media post from faculty member Georgiana Bostean, who recently tried using

Turnitin Scheduled Maintenance February 13, 2020

February 4, 2020 by | Blackboard

Turnitin will take a 2-hour preventative maintenance window on February 13, 2020 from 07:00 AM – 09:00 AM PST (Go to https://tinyurl.com/r8v945q for local time). Although we anticipate most users will experience negligible/minimal disruption to their service during this period, some users could encounter problems accessing, uploading, submitting, or grading in the products listed below: •

Blackboard Training Sessions for Spring 2020 Sign up today!

January 22, 2020 by | Blackboard

Are you new to Blackboard and need help with getting started and setting up your course(s) for Spring 2020?  Or do you want to brush up or try a new tool like Turnitin?  Then, the following training sessions are for you! Date Time Title Thursday, January 30 12:30-1:30pm Getting Started with Blackboard Learn Friday, January

Blackboard Drop-in Office Hours and Support

January 3, 2020 by | Blackboard

Hello! My name is Elena Marusak, and I am a new member of the Educational Technology Services team.  I am an Instructional Technologist working in the Tech Hub (DeMille 104), and I am very excited to support faculty and the campus community in their use of Blackboard Learn and other instructional technologies. I will be

Last minute guide to getting your Blackboard course in order

January 3, 2020 by | Blackboard

All courses for Interterm 2020 are being taught on Blackboard. Canvas will not be supported until Spring 2020. If you haven’t prepared your Blackboard Learn course yet for Interterm 2020, the time is now upon us! Here is a checklist to get you started. Log in to Blackboard and organize your courses by grouping them by term.

Broken push notifications in the iOS Blackboard Instructor and Student apps iOS users will need to log out and log back in after the update

November 1, 2019 by | Blackboard

Blackboard is preparing an off-cycle release (Blackboard App 4.7.1 and Blackboard Instructor 2.12.1) for iOS to address an issue on iOS 13 where users are not receiving push notifications.  The update should be available in the Apple App Store by November 4th, 2019.  Once users update they will need to log out and log back

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