Even if you know how important it is and have the best intentions at heart, the idea of going through every single piece of content in your course to improve accessibility can be overwhelming to say the least. There’s simply so much to do and there’s so little time to do it. But here’s the[…]
College of DuPage is an Institutional member of the Online Learning Consortium. With that comes some benefits for our staff and faculty that can save money and provide a range of professional development opportunities. Curious what our membership can offer you? Here are the benefits that apply to individuals (there are more that are more[…]
Looking to move your in person course online? Hoping to build out some more content for your online or hybrid courses? There are lots of helpful resources out there that can help make the process a little easier. One of these resources is MERLOT. We’ll explain what MERLOT is, how to use it, and why[…]
Well, folks, this is it: my last post of the term (because next week is finals and I’m going to be swamped). I want to thank everyone who did the clicky thing 28 times… that’s right, I wrote 28 posts (including this one) for this blog over the course of what will be arguably remembered[…]
Shannon and I, that is. We decided to send out a few quick tips regarding moving from remote instruction to online teaching. Here goes: I would also like to provide a couple of resources for those of us looking for ideas and inspiration. The first one is The K. Patricia Cross Academy. They have a[…]
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.