Category: Training

How to Create Your Own Professional Development Network Using Twitter

Friday, May 22nd, 2015


I used to subscribe to several academic magazines in an attempt to stay informed in the worlds of higher education, technology, and pedagogy. I stopped nearly all of those subscriptions the moment I started using Twitter as a resource-gathering tool. It saved me time, money and I found better and more current information. Like many online tools, […]

Using Mobile Device Logic and Tracking in Qualtrics Surveys

Thursday, October 16th, 2014


Qualtrics online survey software, provided to faculty, staff and students at Purdue, is providing more options for mobile device display choices and tracking. We often want to know these days whether someone is accessing our survey from a mobile device or perhaps ask questions that are specific to a particular device being used to complete […]

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Checking Your Qualtrics Survey Display on a Mobile Device

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014


Since mobile devices are often the access point for email, it’s logical to assume that someone might view your survey link on a mobile device. Checking to see if your questions will display properly is an easy thing to do. First you should know that Qualtrics surveys are built to be “adaptive” to a device’s screen size […]

Comparing Retention Center with Course Signals

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014


Using Blackboard’s Retention Center along with Course Signals allows instructors to see how students are currently performing in a course as well as predict student success based on current behaviors. If you would like to identify those students who are logging in much later than their peers  in the beginning of the semester, the Retention […]

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