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What is Digital Scholarship? explaining my role on our campus

March 24, 2017 by | Technology

When I travel to conferences I often get questions about my title (Associate Director of Digital Scholarship) and what I do at Chapman, but I also get questions about what I do from within the university. So I thought I would explain a bit more about that in my blogpost today… First, let’s start with

New Tools for Blackboard with how-to links

March 2, 2017 by | Technology

This Spring we’ve added many new tools to Blackboard, to increase the ease of use of the software, and to streamline integrations with other cloud-based platforms.  Below are links to the instructions for how to use these new tools.  If you would like, you can also schedule a personal training session with our Blackboard Support

New for Spring 2017!

January 23, 2017 by | Technology

We’re rolling out several new tools for Blackboard, for Spring semester.  Some of those tools are: ePortfolios in Blackboard Quickly Attendance Tool Content Collection (a new way to store your course materials) An improved Lynda.com integration And last but not least, check out our new Blackboard logo, designed by Chapman’s Ideation Lab team!:

Qualtrics kicking off the student pilot project

October 19, 2016 by | Technology

Up to now, Qualtrics software (for surveys and polls) has only been available to Faculty and Staff at Chapman.  This Fall we will be running a pilot project for student researchers to have Qualtrics access.  For those who would like to participate, there is a Pilot Project Kickoff Meeting in BK 201 from 11-12 on

Talking about Big Data at Chapman, Oct 7th

September 26, 2016 by | Technology

  In a few weeks I’ll be speaking at Chapman Town Hall, “Data Analytics and Big Data at Chapman: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue” Date: Oct 7, 2016 Time: 12-2pm Place: Pralle Lecture Hall, Beckman Hall 104 Description: Analytics and big data are hot topics today, impacting all aspects of life, work, and society.  In higher education

Using WordPress at Chapman for student blogs and e-portfolios

September 9, 2016 by | Technology

WordPress offers many possibilities for faculty who wish for their students to be completing writing or multimedia assignments in an open online platform.  However, there are many varieties of WordPress available to faculty, and some decisions need to be made to help faculty select the best-possible variant of WordPress for their learning objectives, and to

Using Polleverywhere or other classroom response systems

August 17, 2016 by | Technology

PollEverywhere is now free for Chapman faculty to use.  Instructions for setting up PE can be found HERE. Here are some ways in which you might use Polleverywhere in your classes at Chapman: Drawing out quiet students with open-ended questions Think Pair Share Attendance Reading quizzes Testing for understanding of class material Application Questions of

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