eLearning Blog

    New Log-In Page for Blackboard

    December 6, 2019 | Janay White

    During the Christmas/New Year holidays (Dec. 23, 2019 – January 1, 2020*), UAMS Blackboard Learn 9.1 will be updating to switch from managed hosting to SaaS. SaaS (software-as-a-service) is a cloud technology that will give us a single version of Blackboard that is continuously updated. Advantages of SaaS deployment are fast releases with zero scheduled…

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    Flash Player End of Life. Test your course content.

    September 16, 2019 | Jake Martar, M.Ed

    Dear Faculty,   Adobe has announced December 12th, 2020 as the end of life date for the Flash Player browser plugin. Once this date passes, it will be difficult for students to access Flash content.  Flash content could be in the form of Flash videos or some interactive learning modules. The eLearning team strongly encourages…

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    Manage the Blackboard Grade Center

    September 15, 2019 | Cristina Gamalie

    You can use the Blackboard Grade Center as your ally in order to manage your class and help your students succeed. First, the Grade Center must be set up to include all gradable activities posted in the Syllabus.  Any gradable items you set up in your Blackboard course will have a respective Grade Center column. …

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    Tips to Prepare Your Course for the Upcoming Semester

    August 19, 2019 | Janay White

    As we are gearing up for the upcoming semester, eLearning would like to offer a few tips to help you prepare your Blackboard courses. Tip 1: Make sure your course is available At the start of the semester, your Blackboard shells must be made available to students so that they can access the course content.…

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    Course Analytics and Student Analytics in Blackboard

    July 15, 2019 | Cristina Gamalie

    Blackboard provides a multitude of reports and data analysis.  One of the newest tools is Course Analytics.  This Blackboard tool can help instructors to oversee student progress and provide support. Instructors can access Course Analytics reports in Control Panel/Evaluation area of the course navigation menu. Before we describe the reports, we need to address a…

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    Collaborate Ultra Offers New Interactive Tools

    June 20, 2019 | Janay White

    Collaborate Ultra is a web conferencing tool that is widely used across the UAMS campus for lecture capture, virtual office hours, meetings, and much more. Collaborate now offers several new features that can be used to make sessions more interactive. Use custom polling to interact with participants.   Polls are a feature that allows participants…

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