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New Features in Blackboard Learn Service Pack 11

Purdue will upgrade to Blackboard Learn Service Pack 11 during the 2013 Summer Session. With this upgrade to Service Pack 11 will come several notable changes that faculty will see as they use Learn. While the look and feel of … Continue reading

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Add Headings to Word Documents in Your Blackboard Course

Documents you put into Blackboard, and other web pages, must be accessible to people with disabilities. There are simple techniques you can use to improve the accessibility of documents as they are created. This article will show you how to … Continue reading

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Considerations of Accepting Homework in Blackboard

If you’re considering accepting homework via Blackboard Learn, this can be a benefit to both you and and your students.  You can reduce the amount of paper that you need to work with by accepting your assignments electronically, and your … Continue reading

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Taking Care When Setting Up Your Class in Blackboard Learn

For faculty who are utilizing Blackboard Learn to either supplement an existing face-to-face class or who teach a class entirely online, one aspect that is easy to overlook is the look and feel of the class.  For faculty using Learn, … Continue reading

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Maintaining Security on Blackboard Learn Exams

Blackboard Learn offers the ability for faculty to provide tests and quizzes that students can complete outside of normal class hours, or in the case of online or blended courses, the tests and quizzes given on Blackboard can replace those … Continue reading

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Using Blackboard Learn to Take Your Class (Mostly) Paper-Free

As the costs of printing increases for both faculty and students, it is important to point out that Blackboard Learn offers a number of tools that will allow your course to go nearly paper-free. Here are some ideas to help … Continue reading

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Good Principles for a Successful Semester

As we embark on another academic year, I think it’s important to consider how we can create the best environment for learning. In 1987, Chickering and Gamson put forth a brief article titled Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate … Continue reading

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Blackboard Learn: Dropping Grades from Calculation

In Blackboard Learn, it is possible to compare a set of assignments, tests, etc. and apply special rules to how the grade is calculated for these sets.  You can instruct the Grade Center to drop a specified number of highest … Continue reading

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