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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

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Blackboard Assignments Using Dropbox Content

May 22, 2017 by | Technology

Whether it is an assignment that requires large data sets, a group project, or a research project, Dropbox allows instructors and students to share, submit, and exchange files without having to download files and use up computer storage. With the integration between Dropbox and Blackboard assignments can be created and submitted with Dropbox content. Dropbox

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Blackboard and Dropbox Education

May 15, 2017 by | Technology

The Dropbox integration allows instructors to easily link to their Dropbox content into their Blackboard Learn courses by using the mashup menu found in the content area. This integration eliminates the need to manage content in multiple places. Also, students can upload their assignments directly from Dropbox into Blackboard Learn. To learn more about how

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Blackboard Home Page Information

May 8, 2017 by | Technology

The Home Page has several different modules.  A module is a section, block or area on a page; an example of modules is My Announcements or What’s New. Instructors’ Homepage View My Announcements module shows current Announcements for the Course My Tasks module displays personal tasks you have created (this module is personalized and tasks

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Create a Personalized Banner for your Blackboard Course

May 1, 2017 by | Technology

Adding a Header/Banner can visually identify and add a unique look to your Blackboard courses. This template has been saved as a PowerPoint file and can easily be modified to include the course name and any other desired information such as section, date and time and instructor name. Save your header/banner as a JPEG image. To

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That time I failed and why I shared that story with my students

April 28, 2017 by | Technology

Yesterday I was talking about final grades with my students.  It’s that time in the semester that I tend to lose the interest of my seniors and others who are feeling more enthusiastic about their summer plans than about finishing out their coursework, so I was giving them some advice about seeing it through to

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The Future of Learning Will teachers still have a job?

April 25, 2017 by | Technology

As I referenced in a recent blog post, self-determined learners with the motivation, drive, and resources can teach themselves amazing things online. (See the blog here about two boys who taught themselves skills such as driving a car and speaking English.) What does this mean for the future of learning and the future of the

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