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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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Qwickly Capabilities

April 24, 2017 by | Technology

Beyond taking attendance: Instructors can post the same announcements to multiple courses at once. Instructors can send the same email to all users in multiple courses at once. Instructors can make courses available and unavailable. To use these additional features, please visit our Blackboard Support page.

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Working with Wikipedia teaching with "the sum of all human knowledge"

April 21, 2017 by | Pedagogy

As instructors, we know that our students consult Wikipedia when they want to learn the basics of a topic.  And while this practice can sometimes be concerning, especially if the students solely rely on Wikipedia rather than using it as a springboard for deeper learning, there are many ways to engage the students with Wikipedia

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