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Building Inclusive Research

October 20, 2017 by | Events

Below is a summary of the thoughts shared in a panel discussion at Chapman University as part of the DRAW (Discover Research and Arts Week), titled “Building Inclusive Research.” Panel participants were Arpita Lal, Erin Pullin, and Jana Remy. Arpita states: Diversity considerations are extremely important at each step of the research process. Intentionally blurring

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Turnitin Similarity Score

October 16, 2017 by | Technology

Similarity Score The color of the report icon indicates the similarity score of the paper, based on the amount of matching or similar text that was uncovered. The percentage range is 0% to 100% The possible similarity indices are: Blue: No matching text Green: One word to 24% matching text Yellow: 25-49% matching text Orange:

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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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Turnitin Feedback Studio

October 2, 2017 by | Technology

What is Turnitin? Turnitin provides originality checking services, class management tools, and paperless digital grading products to educational institutions around the world. What Does Turnitin Do? Similarity Report: Submitted papers are compared for matches or similar text in Turnitin’s database. The database includes billions of web pages: both current and archived content from the internet,

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Chapman DRAW Week events by ATDS Staff

September 29, 2017 by | News

From October 2-5 Chapman will hold its first DRAW (Discover Research and Arts Week) Event. Staff from Academic Technology will be presenting two events as part of DRAW. On October 4: Digital Research Tools You Need to Know 7:00-9:50 p.m. – Beckman Hall 201 Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences  This workshop will

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Blackboard Instructor app

September 25, 2017 by | Technology

Blackboard Instructor is Blackboard’s brand new mobile application that gives instructors a quick and easy way to manage courses, interact with students, and view content. Manage courses anytime, anywhere Preview content and assessments Create and reply to discussions Review, create and send out announcements The Blackboard Instructor app is available on iOS and Android tablets

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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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Enroll Users to a Blackboard Course Types of Roles and Their Access

September 11, 2017 by | Technology

A Blackboard course shell is automatically created for each course taught at Chapman University. Therefore, instructors do not need to request the creation of a Blackboard course shell for a course listed in the current class schedule. Shells for an upcoming semester are created 60 days prior to the beginning of a new term. Courses

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Organizations Blackboard

August 28, 2017 by | Technology

Organizations behave like courses and contain tools that enable members to communicate efficiently. Organizations are an ideal place to connect with colleges, departments, faculty, staff, and/or students for activities that are in support of the educational, research, or administrative mission of the University. Like a Blackboard course, an Organization includes: Document sharing (papers, agendas, minutes,