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    Best Practices for Asynchronous Learning

    February 23, 2023 | Rhonda Wakelyn

    Rhonda Partney-Wakelyn, MA, M.Ed What does Asynchronous mean? In an asynchronous learning environment, communication does not occur in real time. In other words, different time/different place. Course materials are self-navigated, and students progress through the learning materials at their discretion. Students often find this design more convenient. However, interaction can be minimal, and many may…

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    Beating ChatGPT

    February 1, 2023 | Jake Martar, M.Ed

    Jake Martar, M.Ed. Ever since the public launch of ChatGPT academic circles have been alarmed by its potential for abuse. Let’s talk about some strategies for mitigating its’ use in class. But first, what is ChatGPT? ChatGPT is a chatbot powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) to respond in human-like conversational tones. Simple inquiries through ChatGPT…

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    Spring Cleaning: Declutter Your Content Collection

    January 27, 2023 | Cristina Gamalie

    It is that time of the year again; the new semester started, and the courses are now available for the students. You may have created a new course or copied and updated the content from previous semesters. In either of these cases, you added course materials. It is important to monitor the course storage to…

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    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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