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Learner Experience

  
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Course Evaluations are coming . . . from the Institute for Excellence in Teaching and Learning - www.chapman.edu/IETL

November 7, 2017 by | Learner Experience

It’s soon to be THAT time of year: end of semester course evaluations for our students to complete. Recently, there have been several articles published discussing how course evaluations are used (or misused) in the evaluation of faculty. Betsy Barre at Rice University’s Center for Teaching Excellence does a fantastic job presenting a literature review of the historical course

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Using Flexible Classrooms, part 2 Activities in the round

October 10, 2017 by | Learner Experience

Flexible classroom space on the Chapman University campus is becoming more popular. As shown in part 1 of this series on flexible classrooms, it’s clear to see the variety of layouts for the classrooms. Part 2 of this series (this post), seeks to demonstrate one specific pedagogical style, namely large group collaborations, which are facilitated

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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

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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

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BbWorld 2017 Why I'm Attending!

July 24, 2017 by | Technology

Last year I attended my first BbWorld conference. It was my first time attending any conference and I had just started my role here at Chapman as the Blackboard Support Specialist. Blackboard Learn LMS was new to me, and I was still learning the basics. I wanted to get the most out of the conference, so

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Why Use Blackboard?

June 26, 2017 by | Technology

Content Sharing– Go paperless! Upload your syllabus, PowerPoint presentations, link to YouTube videos, websites and more. Expand Classroom Time– Provide pre-class quizzes or self-assessments online to allow you more time for discussion and activities in the classroom. Plagiarism-detection and Coursework-annotation– Assign Turnitin assignments through Blackboard. The feedback studio provides similarity checking, online feedback, and rubric

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Blackboard End of Semester Checklist

June 5, 2017 by | Technology

Download your Grade Center. Print or Save Discussion Board posts. Download Turnitin Assignments. Perform a course review. What worked well and what did not work? What technical difficulties did you have? What content or tools do you need to modify/add/remove? What tools or features do you want to learn more about? Perform an accessibility review.

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Measuring Learning Can we really say we do it?

May 31, 2017 by | Learner Experience

This YouTube video created by EDUCAUSE has me thinking that after hundreds and even thousands of years, we still don’t have a grasp on our assessments. Even some of our education thought leaders have a hard time defining what learning is. This video acknowledges the struggle of trying to assess learning and it suggests that