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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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The Self-Determined Learner Motivation, drive, and resources

April 18, 2017 by | Technology

This blog was inspired by two young boys. The first, an 8 year old, really wanted a cheeseburger, so he went to YouTube and taught himself to drive. He drove past four intersections and some train tracks with complete control of the vehicle–perhaps even more rule-abiding than the average driver. He was caught at the

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Qwickly Attendance Student Check In

April 17, 2017 by | Technology

Instructors can enable students to check in to class on their phone, tablet, or computer. Having the students check in allows instructors to skip manually taking attendance. For each class, Qwickly Attendance will automatically generate a new 4 digit pin for students to enter. To enable students to check in please visit our Blackboard Support

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6 Tips for Student Blogging using WordPress for student blogging at Chapman

April 14, 2017 by | Technology

WordPress offers many possibilities for faculty who wish for their students to be completing writing or multimedia assignments in an open online platform.  However, there are many varieties of WordPress available to faculty, and some decisions need to be made to help faculty select the best-possible variant of WordPress for their learning objectives, and to

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