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Bb Review: Exploring Brightspace, Canvas & Ultra Also, Campus Surveys, Focus Groups, and Sandbox Pilots

November 11, 2018 by | Technology

In the next four weeks, please join Educational Technology Services as we host online presentations by Learning Management System Vendors: D2L Brightspace (Nov 16 @ 11a-12p) Instructure Canvas (Nov 30 @ 11a-12p) Blackboard Ultra (Dec 7 @ 10a-11a), followed by a LMS panel discussion Each will give a demonstration of their product, please bring your

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Educational Technology Services New Members

November 8, 2018 by | News

We are excited to announce four new team members. Curtis Williams, M.A., M.S., Associate Director, Classroom Technology, Sheryl Narahara Hathaway, Ph.D., Associate Director, Instructional Technologies, Erik Gomez, Learning Spaces Engineer and Julie Johnson, Instructional Technologist. To learn more about their roles and bios please visit: About Us site

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Turnitin Troubles Are you stuck uploading?

November 5, 2018 by | Technology

Last week we started getting reports from students and faculty about trouble uploading to Turnitin. After attaching a document and hitting submit, the system was getting stuck and timing out while uploading. After investigating, we determined the problem seems to be isolated to students using a Mac computer and attempting to upload to Turnitin using

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Blackboard Review: “Flipped” Panel Discussion 11.9 ReThinking the Classroom with Virtual Learning Spaces (BlackBoard, Google Apps, Panopto, PollEverywhere)

November 4, 2018 by | Technology

You are invited to an interactive panel discussion for the Blackboard Learning Management System Review. Detailed event information can be found below: 11/9/2018 11AM-12PM LMS Panel Discussion: Canvas | Blackboard | Brightspace Virtual Conference Link | Tech Hub, DeMille 104 | Rinker 94-277 We will be hosting four Chapman colleagues who are considered Blackboard power users

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Survey about Student use of Technology from ETRAC

November 2, 2018 by | Technology

This infographic from the most recent ETRAC Survey is helpful in understanding how students use technology as part of their learning experience.  I offer it here so you may peruse it for yourself.  What stood out to me from this graphic was the section on the lower right which reported on what devices students use

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DeMille Hall 148 Upgrade

November 1, 2018 by | Technology

The control system in DeMille Hall 148 was recently upgraded and now gives Faculty more options over how they would like to display content. Previously, an Extron MLC button panel was being used for control but that has been upgraded for an Extron TLP touch screen panel. The room contains one projector and two TV’s.

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Archiving Courses 2015-2016 Academic Year

October 30, 2018 by | Technology

On December 3, 2018, Blackboard course sites from the 2015-2016 academic year will be archived and removed from the Blackboard server. If you have materials that you would like to access from a course that is slated to be archived, please save a copy of this course to your own computer now. The policy of

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Blackboard Maintenance Scheduled for November 22, 2018

October 29, 2018 by | Technology

We would like to make you aware of an upcoming scheduled Blackboard outage during the Thanksgiving break. The following time frame was selected as it will be the least impactful. When: Starting Thursday, November 22 at 12:30am (PST) Ending Thursday, November 22 at 12:30pm (PST) Services that will be unavailable: Blackboard Learn Blackboard Student App Blackboard Instructor App

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Campus-wide BlackBoard Review: Upcoming Events Future Ready Digital Learning Experience (FRDLE)

October 28, 2018 by | Technology

In the recent 2018 Educause report, ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology by Joseph D. Galanek, Dana C. Gierdowski, and D. Christopher Brooks, students are coming to university with growing expectations around technology and instruction. You’re invited to a campus-wide Future Ready Digital Learning Experience (FRDLE) open conversation and listening session on November 2, 2018