eLearning Blog

    Recording Video and Audio Simultaneously in PowerPoint 365

    December 2, 2020 | Zac Walthall

    One of the newest features in PowerPoint is the ability to record video using a webcam on your Windows computer.  This is a great way to record a PowerPoint slide show with video and audio of yourself.  The file can then be saved as an MP4, stored in your Box account, and shared with students…

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    Enhanced Text Editor in Blackboard

    October 28, 2020 | Cristina Gamalie

    Blackboard has introduced an improved text editor with the newest Blackboard Learn 9.1 release.  This new release will be applied to our environment on November 5th. Adding content has been simplified, and it works better on both hand-held devices and larger screens. There are several improvements for accessibility and some new features, too. Here are…

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    Improve Your Course Accessibility. Blackboard Ally Pilot Sign-Up.

    October 13, 2020 | Jake Martar, M.Ed

    Beginning Spring 2021 faculty and programs can sign-up to enable Blackboard Ally for their courses. What is Ally? Blackboard Ally is a course accessibility tool with multiple features that can help instructors, students, and the institution. It can provide alternative formats,  feedback, and accessibility reports. How does Ally help? Alternative Formats. Out of the box,…

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    Seven Copyright Best Practices for Online Teaching

    July 10, 2020 | Janay White

    Guest Writer: Lisa Ferris, Ed.S., Instructional Designer (OED) Seven Copyright Best Practices for Online Teaching If a video, photo, or document is on the internet, is it OK for faculty to freely use it in their course materials? Answer:  It depends!  Follow these seven best practices to help you legally use resources for your online…

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    Asynchronous vs Synchronous Activities Online

    June 15, 2020 | Cristina Gamalie

    The online environment enables us to use powerful tools for teaching and learning.  Asynchronous and synchronous eLearning strategies have benefits and limitations and they complement each other. Asynchronous eLearning is related to activities taking place when participants are not present online at the same time. Synchronous eLearning happens when participants who are not located in…

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    Grade Student Assignments with Bb Annotate

    May 14, 2020 | Cristina Gamalie

    Starting with June 1st, 2020  Blackboard assignments will be gradable inline with a new tool called Bb Annotate.  This tool will replace the Box tool. Old Box tool   New Bb Annotate tool Instructors can access information about Bb Annotate here .  A video tutorial is included in the documentation. After Bb Annotate becomes available, Box annotations…

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