Author Archives: Suzanne Ahlersmeyer

Blackboard Learn Provides Enhanced Group Functions

Group functions within Blackboard Learn now allow for collaboration between students using blogs, file exchange, discussion board, journals, tasks, and Wikis. Students within a group can participate in real-time lessons and problem solving exercises.  Groups may be set up manually, … Continue reading

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Blackboard Learn Improves the User Interface

Blackboard Learn allows greater ease of use through new features that give more flexibility to instructors. The Edit Mode button allows you to change the view of content on the screen and see how the student will view the page. … Continue reading

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Three Kinds of “Deleted Student” in Blackboard Learn

In Blackboard Learn there are three kinds of deleted students.  This is not handled the same way it was in Vista. _ “Unenroll” – this deletes the student completely, including all the student’s work.  Not recommended, as there is no … Continue reading

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Blackboard users group meets Jan. 31 to hear about Learn 9.1 features

The cross-campus Blackboard Users Group will meet from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31. Users may attend in person or connect online via Adobe Connect. Users of Blackboard or other teaching and learning technology tools are invited to join this … Continue reading

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Blackboard Materials are Subject to Copyright Laws

Based on  recent conversations with the University Copyright Office, it is good to remember that materials posted on Blackboard are subject to U.S. Copyright Law. Under the fair use and TEACH exceptions to the copyright law, materials can be posted … Continue reading

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New Clickers Are Available!

“iClickers” is the new clicker system on campus. iClickers allow you to easily select content from slides or web pages to gather feedback from students in the class and promote discussion.  They are also used to conduct quizes.    The current … Continue reading

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Clicker Powerlink Enabled in Blackboard

There is now a Powerlink in Blackboard for the new clickers, i>Clickers.  The link can be found under the “Build” tab, then “Course Content” and in the “Add Content Link” options.

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ITaP Spring Break 2011 Faculty Workshops

During spring break, ITaP is offering workshops for faculty and instructors formatted in two themed series on Wednesday, March 16th, 2011.

The first theme is ‘Mobile Technology and Student Engagement’, covering iPads, DoubleTake and Mixable. The second theme is ‘Record, Edit, Publish: Creating Online Learning Materials’, covering Jing, Screencorder, Adobe Presenter and PowerPoint 2010. Continue reading

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