So your students don’t read their email? Strategies for reaching students on their phones

August 17, 2018 by | Technology

Articles like “Why we hate using email but love sending texts,” underscore one of the challenges most faculty members have in reaching students that have simply stopped reading their email.  It explains that students don’t like email because: With email, there’s “something actionable” about it, Lauricella says. This means some kind of labour is required,


To do: Start of Semester/Trimester Blackboard Checklist

August 6, 2018 by | Technology

If you are teaching in Fall 2018 it’s time to start doing some Blackboard maintenance and get your course site ready for the new semester. Here is a list of “to-do” items to get you started! Log in to Blackboard and organize your courses by grouping them by term. Your courses will be MUCH easier


Announcing the New Class Photo Roster

July 31, 2018 by | Technology

We’ve made a few changes and now the Class Photo Roster is easier than ever to print straight from your Blackboard course site! Try printing a copy before the first day of class. Many instructors like to have a copy on hand during the first week or two in order to make notes (such as preferred


Blackboard Upgrade Highlights What's new in Blackboard?

July 13, 2018 by | Technology

We have recently updated our Blackboard Learn environment to a new version, which includes many new features and enhancements that will: Simplify and enhance many capabilities you currently use today Save you time and make it easier to complete your daily tasks Here are a few you may want to explore: Attendance tracking You can


Blackboard Outage Scheduled for July 3rd & 4th

June 5, 2018 by | News

We would like to make you aware of an upcoming scheduled Blackboard outage during the July 4th holiday break. The following time frame was selected as it will be the least impactful. When: Starting Tuesday, July 3rd at 10pm (PST) Ending Wednesday, July 4th at 9am (PST) Services that will be unavailable: Blackboard Learn Blackboard

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