Internet bandwidth is a hot commodity right now as anyone who can is working and/or learning remotely. As a result, many web conferencing tools, including Blackboard Collaborate, are experiencing issues with lagging and poor connections. Adding to this, many students do not have high-speed Internet connections and even some high-speed providers may be experiencing high[…]
Do you know who to call for your Blackboard issues? Both LT and IT support Blackboard here on campus, but in different ways–though we might overlap sometimes. Here’s what we each do: Learning Technologies We focus on the day-to-day use of Blackboard so we can help you with setting up various parts of your course,[…]
Are you using the discussion forums in your courses? Would like like a quick overview of how to adjust all the settings? Here’s your chance to learn! In under two minutes, you’ll learn all the basics about discussion forum settings in Blackboard. Questions? Comments? Let us know! firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you checked out our latest installment of Tech Minute? Staff member Becky Benkert takes you through how to personalize your Course Menu using color. You can also watch the video on our knowledge base, and learn more about how to use just about every tool in Blackboard!
Did you know that there are a number of practice guides available to you for your professional development through the FPD at COD site? There are currently several topics available, but you are encouraged to submit your own ideas for additional topics.
If you sign up for any course through the TLC, including those offered by Learning technologies, you’ll need to use Cornerstone. Cornerstone is a relatively new addition to the programs we have here at COD, and many may not really be familiar with how to use it just yet. But that’s OK, we’re here to[…]
Are you using Google Slides in your courses? Did you know that there’s a way to integrate live captioning into your Google Slides presentations? It’s an amazing way to open up content both to students with accessibility needs and those who simply prefer reading to listening. Plus, it’s just really cool. How Does It Work?[…]
Is Qwickly acting up? Just keeps loading forever and nothing ever happens? Here’s what you can do to resolve your issue and who to contact if you can’t. If your Attendance Record loads indefinitely and you’re using a PC, first be sure that you are using Mozilla Firefox to access it. Chrome does not currently function with[…]
Celebrate all things Learning Tech with our 12 days of Techmas. Through December 18th, you’ll find tech-focused tools and tips you can use the whole year long, as well as more than a few cheesy holiday-themed taglines. We’ll add new ones as we count down the days.
Have a question about how to make your courses more accessible? We’ve got you covered. Here’s a quick and easy cheat sheet with links to information on every kind of accessibility issue you can think of that might impact your courses and your students.