Author Archives: Chris Callahan

Tackling Common Issues in Blackboard Learn

Avoiding issues while using Blackboard Learn can be challenging, but you’re in luck, because this article will address the problems we see most frequently and suggest how to avoid them. However, we encourage you to contact us should any of … Continue reading

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Have you tried i>clicker?

There is an electronic device on campus that can greatly improve student participation, with none of the distractive elements of laptops, mobile phones, and tablets. You may have heard of it from your colleagues, or happened to see it demonstrated … Continue reading

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What is Blackboard Learn’s Retention Center?

Envision this. You are an instructor who wants real-time tracking in the course management system you’re already established in. You enjoy simplicity in picking your criteria for monitoring student performance and fancy something that provides an easy mechanism for informing … Continue reading

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Social Media Strategy for Your Class

Today’s students bring to class more than just a notebook and pencil. Many wield an assortment of electronic gadgets, such as smart phones, tablets, laptops, and notebooks. Each type of device enables them to connect to powerful social media. According … Continue reading

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Providing Online Office Hours Using Adobe Connect

Providing office hours to students can be expanded into an online environment. Thanks to fast connection speeds at Purdue, students can communicate with you, the professor, in real time. Anymore, students use their laptops and tablets to interact with their … Continue reading

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Evaluating Your Students- Blackboard Learn and its Underused Unique Feature-Part 2

We are at the end of the spring semester, which means Summer courses will begin soon and planning for the Fall semester is already underway. Now is a great time to consider how to use student activity reports in addressing … Continue reading

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Evaluating Your Students- Blackboard Learn and its Underused Unique Feature- Part 1

Who viewed this item? What did students look at before test day? Are any of my students utilizing the resources I’ve posted? If you are the type of instructor who is asking these questions – it could be that you … Continue reading

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Review of Blackboard’s Mobile Learn app

How can students use the Blackboard Mobile Learn app on their iPad? With the arrival of new technologies there is always the questions posed by higher education, “what could it do for us”? Blackboard Inc, the makers of the course … Continue reading

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