Category Archives: Distance Education

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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Fall 2012 ITaP Instructor Workshops available for registration!

Starting August 14th, ITaP Academic Technologies will be offering hands-on workshops to assist instructors with the many tools in the new course management system, Blackboard Learn. The Learn workshops include the new video integration tool, Kaltura, which allows easy use … Continue reading

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To rip or not to rip…

The exceptions to the U.S. copyright law (Fair Use and the TEACH Act) allow instructors to use video clips in online classes similarly to how they might in face-to-face classes.  You might assume, then, that it is legal to take … Continue reading

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What’s New in Blackboard Learn

With Purdue’s change from Blackboard Vista to Blackboard Learn underway, I thought it would be helpful to highlight some of most noticable changes between the two systems, and point out some things the new system lets users do that the … Continue reading

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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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The State of Mobile Web in Higher Ed

Mobile web site vs. web app. Which is best? Which one is trending? Find out inside!! Continue reading

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