Tag Archives: Jim Holton

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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Collaborate with the Ultra experience February 2018 Update

Tweet Starting Sunday, February 4th, 2018, Collaborate Ultra is receiving some improvements focused on digital collaboration. There are four main changes: Phone only dial-in Edit recording names Single menu for settings, feedback and status Application sharing bandwidth improvements Phone only dial-in … Continue reading

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Panopto in Chrome

Tweet If you’re a Chrome user, you may have noticed recently that a Panopto video stops playing if you toggle to a different tab. This has been enabled by default. If you’re multitasking like a lot of us, this 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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Introducing Panopto 5.6

Tweet Get ready for an early Christmas present! Panopto is releasing the next version of its web platform on December 21st — version 5.6. Please note, on the 21st Panopto will be down from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM ET … Continue reading

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Panopto 5.4

Tweet After July 21, Panopto for Windows and Panopto for Mac will need to be upgraded to version 5.4 or above. Panopto 5.4 includes important bug fixes and a few new features. Users on prior versions will be prompted to … 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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Panopto 5.3 update

Tweet In mid-December, Panopto released version 5.3 of their platform. The update includes some new features, including: Quizzing – questions can be added directly into Panopto recordings during the editing process. Instructors can see the results in Panopto, at both … Continue reading

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Panopto Outage

Tweet The Panopto site will be offline Saturday, December 17th, from 7:00pm to 11:00pm. During the outage, you will not be able to access recordings on the server, and any attempts to upload new recordings will result in a “Server … 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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