eLearning Blog

    New Name Pronunciation Features in Blackboard

    July 7, 2022 | Jake Martar, M.Ed

    Beginning July 7th, Blackboard has enabled name pronunciation features. This enables users to add text guidance and an audio recording of their name to Blackboard. Users will be able to see and listen to your pronunciation when they click your profile picture. Please see the video demonstration for more information. https://vimeo.com/727831835   Faculty and Staff…

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    New Session Engagement Insights-Collaborate Ultra

    May 3, 2022 | Rhonda Wakelyn

    Session Engagement Insights is a new tool companion in Collaborate Ultra. Now, moderators can view data on audience engagement during a live session! For example, moderators can see at-a-glance attendees’ interactions such as the number of hands raised and the number of chat messages sent throughout the session. Please note: The Session Engagement Insights panel…

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    SafeAssign Plagiarism Detection

    April 28, 2022 | Jake Martar, M.Ed

    SafeAssign is a Blackboard tool used by instructors and students to review the originality of assignments. SafeAssign compares submitted assignments against a database of academic papers and identifies overlap between the assignment and existing works. SafeAssign reports the originality of the assignment with a score. Both instructors and students can use the report to review…

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    Keep your class going with Blackboard

    January 3, 2022 | Jake Martar, M.Ed

    Extended closures or one-time class cancellations can occur for a variety of reasons: inclement weather, natural disaster, unexpected events, etc.  It is important to have a contingency plan which will help you continue course work successfully.  Blackboard provides faculty with a multitude of tools to assist with keeping courses live. All official UAMS courses have…

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    Common Accessibility Mistakes, Part Two

    November 15, 2021 | Zac Walthall

    Written by Bonnie Kenney, MEd Creating course materials that are accessible for all students is important.  This article will attempt to address a few of the most common mistakes made when creating materials that will be disseminated electronically.  PDFs When using PDFs, follow these suggestions: Make sure the document has a title. You can check…

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    Common Accessibility Mistakes, Part One

    November 1, 2021 | Zac Walthall

    Written by Bonnie Kenney, MEd Creating course materials that are accessible for all students is important.  This article will attempt to address a few of the most common mistakes made when creating materials that will be disseminated electronically.  Images Add descriptions or alternative tags (alt tags) to images.  This description is a textual alternative for…

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