Category: Blackboard Learn

Using Anonymous Grading in Blackboard Learn

Friday, June 5th, 2015

One of the features in Blackboard Learn that may not be as well known is the ability for student assignment submissions to be graded anonymously. This allows instructors, teaching assistants, and graders to grade student submissions without knowing who submitted the work. This can help avoid bias and ensure all papers are properly and fairly […]

Simple Thoughts for Simpler Times: ‘Think like a Student’

Friday, March 6th, 2015

We all strive to create effective online learning content and experiences for students. Yet, when we are teaching content to students and designing our online course, it’s so easy to overwhelm students with lists and folders of materials, cross-links and multiple links, and giving them everything we ever wanted to them to know about our […]

Respondus Lockdown Browser

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Cheating in school is a form of self-deception. We go to school to learn. We cheat ourselves when we coast on the efforts and scholarship of someone else. James E. Faust In a recent meeting, faculty members and support consultants discussed the topic of plagiarism on examinations. As the discussion progressed, a faculty member from […]

Blackboard xpLor: Learning objects sharing tool

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Blackboard xpLor is a cloud-based learning object repository (LOR) which allows instructors to create and share learning objects through the learning management system. The xpLor cloud provides permission-based access to objects that can be shared individually, institutionally or globally. A learning object is a resource, usually digital and web-based, that can be used and re-used to […]

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