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Improving your course’s look and feel

Tweet Part of the design of Blackboard courses should include a consideration of the visual nature of the material. There are several things that can be done to improve the way a course looks. Picture formatting When putting images into … Continue reading

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New Workshop! Improving Your Course’s Look and Feel- Monday, 2/5

Tweet Visual aids have long been a staple of instruction. This workshop will cover how a course’s visual look and feel can be improved to enhance student interest, engagement, and learning. Topics include the use and formatting of pictures, using … Continue reading

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Bb Grade Center Workshops January 24 – Choose 3 pm in Dooling 40 or 7 pm online

Tweet “Should I use weighted categories or points?” “Should I weight columns ‘equally’ or ‘proportionally’?” “How can I add an extra credit item?” “How can I automatically bring grades from publisher online sites and other third-parties into Blackboard?” “How can … Continue reading

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The New Box View

Tweet The Blackboard Assignment feature has an online document viewer and online marking interface named Crocodoc, which is a third party technology licensed by Blackboard. Crocodoc will stop working on January 15, 2018 as the technology has been deprecated by … Continue reading

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Blackboard Down for Maintenance Thursday, December 21 from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm

Tweet On Thursday, December 21st from 6:30 am until 6:30 pm Blackboard will be unavailable due to maintenance. Instructors and students should plan accordingly. This maintenance window has been selected to minimize the adverse impact on the university community, but we … Continue reading

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Sign up for a Modest Course Makeover!

Tweet Take the time to connect with the DEIT team and see how your course can be made more accessible and engaging for students. Let our instructional designers be your course’s interior decorators! From simple visual renovations (text formatting, content … Continue reading

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Blackboard and Dropbox – Perfect Together

Tweet DeSales University’s Blackboard-Dropbox integration allows instructors and learners to easily link to and upload their Dropbox content into their Blackboard Learn courses. Instructors and learners can link to their Dropbox content directly from Blackboard Learn using the mashup menu … Continue reading

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Blackboard Discussion Boards

Tweet Discussions are a popular interaction tool in Blackboard courses. When using surveys, there are a few items to keep in mind: When added to a content area such as the Weekly Units area of a Blackboard course, what is … Continue reading

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Creating a Blackboard Banner Using PowerPoint

Tweet Creating a Blackboard Banner Using PowerPoint This article explains the steps necessary for creating a custom Blackboard course banner using Microsoft PowerPoint. Creating a custom Banner for a Blackboard course using Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 (or any other version) is … Continue reading

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Blackboard changes to SafeAssign assignments

Tweet With the recent update of Blackboard, one of the major changes to the system is the location of SafeAssign. Rather than being its own item under the Assessments menu, SafeAssign is now integrated with the Assignments item. To enable … Continue reading

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