Large class sizes make it infinitely more challenging for college instructors to connect and communicate with individual students. This might not be a big issue if professors have an army of teaching assistants running smaller tutorial groups, but that's not always the case; in my courses, for example, hundreds of students meet in a single learning space for a weekly lecture or webinar. As in online classes of any size, having a massive group of students in a single location creates the real risk that students will feel anonymous and disengaged due to a lack of meaningful interaction with their professor and peers.
Turnitin for iPad is a new way for instructors to grade student writing using all the favorite tools you're familiar with in Turnitin like QuickMark comments, custom comments, voice comments, rubrics, Originality Reports, and more.
In this session we demonstrate the Turnitin for iPad functionality while beta-user Dr. Shannon Farris discusses how Turnitin for iPad has changed how and where he evaluates student work.
Blackboard helps clients enrich all aspects of the education experience by engaging and assessing learners, making their daily lives more convenient and secure, and keeping them informed and aware of the most important information.
The Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series (BITS) is a training initiative to help augment (not replace) your internal training efforts. Harnessing our community of Blackboard users, BITS will share the top strategies and pedagogy for both increasing educator efficiency and improving learning outcomes. BITS is free to Blackboard's clients and is easy to participate. The program consists of weekly faculty training webinars that are taught by faculty and supported by Blackboard experts.
Lynn University will phase out its learning management system for the next stage of its tablet-centric evolution. Beginning this fall, the university’s daytime undergraduate courses will be managed through Apple’s course management software, iTunes U.
If you are considering adopting a learning management system (LMS) and need to build a business case, then return on investment (ROI) is top on your list of things to find out. The question of ROI for an LMS depends on what method your company is currently using for training. We’ll explore some of the main differences below and in subsequent posts.
"There are no dramatic changes to the market in general this year. The same players keep growing (primarily Canvas, followed by Moodle and Desire2Learn), and the same players keep shrinking (primarily Blackboard). The only new potential system of interest this year is OpenEdX."
Presenter: Eric J. Schmieder, Johnston Community College Are you interested in adding video content to your online courses, but concerned about the development time to ensure that your content meets accessibility guidelines? This webinar will show instructors a systematic approach for scripting, recording, and publishing video content on YouTube that makes it easy to embed video content in Blackboard complete with close-captioning and video transcripts.
Polls by Blackboard lets users create and join nearby polls with the tap of a finger. To participate, open the app or go to Polls.bb and select an open Poll near you, or search for an existing Poll. Want to create your own Poll? Simply click "My Polls", add and name your Poll, and let the voting begin.
Forget those clunky clickers and expensive RFID readers. Polls lets you use the devices you’re already carrying on a daily basis. If you have a mobile phone (smart or otherwise) we've got you covered.
Polls is available as a native app for iOS devices, and mobile web for the rest, so everyone will be able to participate. No smartphone? No problem. Polls also lets you participate via SMS within the U.S.
Polls is a free tool for you to use as much as you like – in the classroom or otherwise. Simply download the app or go to Polls.bb and incorporate real-time polling into your classroom or extracurricular activity.