Monthly Archives: April 2018

Salesian Virtues Are Good Teaching

Tweet Just read an article from the UK’s The Guardian titled, “What do students want most? To be treated with respect.” The anonymous author stated that the biggest takeaway from a survey of 1,000 university students was that students wondered: why don’t … Continue reading

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Blackboard assignments and Safari 11.1

Tweet Apple Inc released a security update to the Safari 11 browser on March 29, 2018 (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208695). Safari 11.1 contains a number of improvements. However, the update appears to cause problems when trying to submit assignments to Blackboard. Blackboard Inc … Continue reading

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New! Offline Capabilities for the Blackboard App!

Tweet Not only is there a blackboard app, the app now has offline capabilities! Blackboard has added offline capabilities to their app so that students can access course content anytime and anywhere. Students will be able to: – Download documents. … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Strategies for Creating a Successful Online Classroom (Faculty Focus)

Tweet Check out this blog post from facultyfocus.com! This post discusses different ways to have a successful online class such as reaching out to students, giving instructions on how to get started, giving feedback, and more! To read the full … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Why It’s Almost Impossible for Fastballs to Get Any Faster (Wired, Robbie Gonzalez)

Tweet As baseball season gets underway, here’s a story (and video) for baseball fans and virtual reality fans, featuring Villanova’s baseball team and CAVE VR room. Learn why we’ve already seen fastballs as fast as they are going to get … Continue reading

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New annotation options in Box View

Tweet Blackboard uses an application programming interface (API) from Box, Inc to provide faculty the ability to review and annotate assignment submissions. Two features were added to the API in late March: Point Annotations have been made “sticky” – after … Continue reading

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Blackboard Down! For Upgrade July 24-25, 2018

Tweet     If you are a faculty member teaching or planning to work in Blackboard over the summer, be aware that the Blackboard Learn learning management system (LMS) will be unavailable for 48 hours during the entirety of July 24 … Continue reading

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