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technology

  

Turnitin Similarity Score

October 16, 2017 by | Technology

Similarity Score The color of the report icon indicates the similarity score of the paper, based on the amount of matching or similar text that was uncovered. The percentage range is 0% to 100% The possible similarity indices are: Blue: No matching text Green: One word to 24% matching text Yellow: 25-49% matching text Orange:

Turnitin Feedback Studio

October 2, 2017 by | Technology

What is Turnitin? Turnitin provides originality checking services, class management tools, and paperless digital grading products to educational institutions around the world. What Does Turnitin Do? Similarity Report: Submitted papers are compared for matches or similar text in Turnitin’s database. The database includes billions of web pages: both current and archived content from the internet,

Organizations Blackboard

August 28, 2017 by | Technology

Organizations behave like courses and contain tools that enable members to communicate efficiently. Organizations are an ideal place to connect with colleges, departments, faculty, staff, and/or students for activities that are in support of the educational, research, or administrative mission of the University. Like a Blackboard course, an Organization includes: Document sharing (papers, agendas, minutes,

When Will Fall Courses be Available in Blackboard?

June 12, 2017 by | Technology

Courses are uploaded to Blackboard 60 days prior to the term start date. Instructors have to be assigned to the course in PeopleSoft. Once you are assigned in PeopleSoft it takes about 4 hours to gain access to your Blackboard course. You will know when you have access if you see the course listed on

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

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

How do you pack your TPACK? The intersection of technology, pedagogy, and content knowledge for instructors

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

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