How do you pack your TPACK?

April 4, 2017 by | Technology

TPACK, meaning Technology, Pedagogy, and Content Knowledge, is an acronym brought to us by Mishra and Koehler’s (2006; 2009) studies on instructors’ abilities to combine their content knowledge with adequate knowledge of best pedagogies for teaching and best technologies to support learning. Most instructors in higher education have not had the benefit of formal pedagogy and technology


One-on-one Training Lynda.com + Blackboard

April 3, 2017 by | Technology

Do you learn better with one-on-one training over digital lessons or documentation? There are several benefits to one on one training: Understanding your specific course needs and goals. Answering individualized questions. Proved a personal work flow for Lynda.com and Blackboard. If you would like to schedule a one-on-one training please contact us at blackboard@chapman.edu


What is the future of Digital Scholarship?

March 31, 2017 by | Technology

This post builds on my previous writing, What is Digital Scholarship? In today’s installment about Digital Scholarship, I feature a 2013 EDUCAUSE article written by Ed Ayers, “Does Digital Scholarship Have a Future?”  In this piece Ayers, President of the University of Richmond and National Humanities Medalist, explores concerns about how the primary activities of


Top 5 Reasons to Use Lynda.com in Blackboard

March 27, 2017 by | Technology

More than 5,700 courses and 255,000 video tutorials taught by recognized industry expert Lynda.com is free for Chapman Instructors and students Instructors can find and use the videos through Blackboard’s Mashup tool Instructors can track students’ progress in the Grade Center By incorporating Lynda.com content into Blackboard instructors provide easy access for students Please visit


What is Digital Scholarship?

March 24, 2017 by | Technology

When I travel to conferences I often get questions about my title (Associate Director of Digital Scholarship) and what I do at Chapman, but I also get questions about what I do from within the university. So I thought I would explain a bit more about that in my blogpost today… First, let’s start with


Track Lynda.com Student Progress in Blackboard's Grade Center

March 20, 2017 by | Technology

Lynda.com enables instructors to easily find and load instructional videos from the lynda.com collection of more than 5,700 courses into their Blackboard Learn course page. Please visit our Blackboard Support page for detailed instructions on how to integrate Lynda.com videos with your course and gradebook.


New Tools for Blackboard

March 2, 2017 by | Technology

This Spring we’ve added many new tools to Blackboard, to increase the ease of use of the software, and to streamline integrations with other cloud-based platforms.  Below are links to the instructions for how to use these new tools.  If you would like, you can also schedule a personal training session with our Blackboard Support


Midterm Evaluations

February 27, 2017 by | Technology

Perhaps you’ve heard of midterm evaluations, but you’re not sure if they’re effective and you don’t know how to implement them. Here are some points and tips to help you understand the reasons for gathering feedback by the middle of your course and the ways it can be done. Why should I get


New for Spring 2017!

January 23, 2017 by | Technology

We’re rolling out several new tools for Blackboard, for Spring semester.  Some of those tools are: ePortfolios in Blackboard Quickly Attendance Tool Content Collection (a new way to store your course materials) An improved Lynda.com integration And last but not least, check out our new Blackboard logo, designed by Chapman’s Ideation Lab team!:


Submit your grades and enjoy your Holiday Break!

December 20, 2016 by | Uncategorized

All fall semester grades are due Monday, January 2, 2017, but why wait! Online grade submission must be done through my.chapman.edu; grades entered into Blackboard are not considered official and are not applied to student records. For step-by-step instructions on how to assign final grades please download the PDF below. Also, for more training and

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