Creating space for all students to participate for more equity

August 11, 2017 by | Pedagogy

This article about timekeeping as a feminist practice is perhaps one of the most influential pieces that I’ve read about pedagogy this year. Prior to reading this piece I hadn’t considered how I could user a timer to ensure that all students in my class have space for contribution. Although I have used a timer

Archiving Courses 2014-15 Academic Year

August 7, 2017 by | Technology

As part of the ongoing maintenance of the Chapman Blackboard system is the removal of old courses. Courses will be available in Blackboard for two years. Removal of old courses will take place in August each year. All course before the 2014-15 academic year will be removed on Saturday, August 19, 2017. We recommend instructors

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

Learning Analytics You have access to more than you think

July 18, 2017 by | Technology

If you’ve read anything in the past few years, you’ve seen the uptick of the term “analytics” or “data analytics.” It’s such an important term that entire degrees have been formed around it. This might make it seem like data analysis is for someone else who specializes in interpreting data, but if you’re an instructor,

New Part-Time Faculty Workshops Fall 2017

July 17, 2017 by | News

Monday, August 21, 2017 1:00 – 2:30 pm Beckman Room 203: Customize Your Blackboard Course Site and Learn the Basics of Turnitin. Sarah Blake, Blackbaord Support Specialist Beckman Room 206A: An Overview of Academic Technology Software & Services. Jana Remy, Associate Director of Digital Scholarship & Kim Wlech, Instructional Designer. Polleverywhere Adobe Creative Cloud EduBlogs

New and Improved Blackboard Faculty Support Tab

July 10, 2017 by | Technology

At the top right of your Blackboard page you will see 4 tabs: My Chapman, Courses, Community, and Faculty/Staff Support. The Faculty/Staff Support page now has icons that link to some amazing resources for Faculty and Staff. Video Tutorials For Blackboard- These videos cover course design, communication, collaboration, and assessment. Blakboard Step-by-Step Instructions- This support

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