August 13, 2013

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GoToMeeting

GoToTraining: Getting Started for Participants – Download PDF A quick guide to get you into your training. User Guide for Participants – Download PDF An in-depth guide that show how to use all GoToTraining features. Getting Started for Organizers – Download PDF A quick guide to get you into your training. User Guide for Organizers – […]

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August 6, 2013

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From the Director

Have you heard? The new version of Blackboard is available! Take a few minutes today and log into Blackboard to check out what is new. And then let me know what you like or found challenging in this new version. Please post your comments below. Not sure what is new? Many existing features have been […]

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June 13, 2013

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Blackboard 9.1 SP11 Known Issues

Known Issues This document details known issues with Blackboard 9.1, Service Pack 11. When possible, this document also addresses the status of an issue, its solution or workaround, or when Blackboard expects to have the issue resolved. Download PDF Updated September 18, 2013   Please check back because It is regularly updated with new known […]

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May 28, 2013

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SafeAssign

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SafeAssign is a useful tool that discourages plagiarism, but also encourages learning about writing college-level papers. Carolyn Watson, a professor with GPS and the coordinator of Faculty Services, gives us a great understanding of how and why to use SafeAssign and what you can do to prevent plagiarism in your courses.     GoToMeeting Session: […]

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May 20, 2013

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Wikis

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The new Blackboard Upgrade Service Pack 11 will have the same wiki feel, but with a newer look. Students will now be able to simultaneously edit a wiki for better collaboration and group work.     GoToMeeting Session: Wikis PPT slides – Download   Resource Videos: Coming Soon!   Documents: Why Use Wikis – Download […]

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May 13, 2013

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Blogs & Journals

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The new Blackboard Upgrade Service Pack 11 will have the same Blog and Journal feel, but with a more modern look. Learn about the new content editor tools that can enhance your posts with media. Journals are a great way for students to reflect on what they’ve learned and voice their opinions and ideas. Blogs […]

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May 6, 2013

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Using Groups

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The Groups tool allows you to put students into groups so they can collaborate on projects and assignments. It’s an effective way for students to learn about teamwork and problem solving within a group dynamic. Choose the groups yourself, randomly generate groups, grade individually, or grade them as a group. You can continue to leverage […]

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April 29, 2013

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Discussion Boards

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The new Blackboard Upgrade to Service Pack 11 (Bb 9.1.11) comes with a more user-friendly navigation system for students and instructors. The Post-First feature is brand new and gives instructors the option to require students to make an initial post before they can view their peers’ posts. Finally, a way to encourage original thought! There […]

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April 18, 2013

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Interactive Rubric

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The new Blackboard Upgrade to Service Pack 11 (Bb 9.1.11) comes with an improvement to a great feature — the interactive rubric. Now you can include a percentage range while grading with a rubric. Blackboard’s interactive rubrics reduce the amount of time spent on grading, while increasing the amount of interaction and feedback you give […]

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April 17, 2013

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Blackboard Upgrade Course Checklist

Blackboard Checklist After the upgrade is completed on Friday, August 2, 2013, please check your courses to ensure that all of your content was copied successfully. If there are issues with your course, such as missing files, updates, or course changes, please use this form to notify OAT by Wednesday, August 7, 2013. By contacting […]

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