Connecting with students through synchronous sessions or recorded lectures can be great, but not all solutions are created equally. Some tools may have issues with security (Zoom, ahem) or may have a steeper learning curve for users. If you already have an online conferencing tool you like, great! Keep using it! But if you’re in[…]
In order to serve any COD students who may need accommodations (and to help our those who may just have different learning preferences), all Collaborate Ultra sessions, especially those you’re doing synchronously, need to have captions. In order to make it possible to add captions, you have to: 1) Record the sessions 2) Make it[…]
First off, we’re all stressed out, and this Tik Tok of Gloria Gaynor washing her hands for 19 seconds while singing I Will Survive is EVERYTHING. Don’t say I never give you anything nice. [Tik Tok is generally bad but every once in a while, there’s a stroke of genius.] Obviously, we all have a[…]
Most of the time, student test taking and assignment submission goes off without a hitch. However, sometimes an assignment or test needs to be reset so that a student may either retake or resubmit it. Here’s the best practices for this process: Have questions about this process? Please give us a call at (630) 942-2490[…]
Have you started using Ally yet? One thing that might be helpful as a rookie Ally user is to see just how the tool has helped those at other institutions. One of the best ways to do that is to check out the Ally Community Stories on the Blackboard Ally website. Through this site, you’ll[…]
In-Service is fast approaching and we’re getting ready to share all kinds of great back-to-school tips, tools and support with you! Here’s where you can find us during In-Service (find the full schedule here). Thursday, August 15th We’ll be leading a number of the breakout sessions on Thursday: SRC 2025 Course Preparation: Export/Import, Date Management,[…]
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!
Blackboard Collaborate got a recent update. What does that mean? There are a lot of really cool new features and tweaks that can make Collaborate even better to use. Easily Identify Connection Issues Collaborate can now determine if moderators and attendees are experiencing connection issues that can identify with their ability to participate in the[…]
We’ve got a new course! It’s called Blackboard for New Users, and as you might imagine, it covers some of the basic elements of using Blackboard.
Ally is a new addition to the suite of tools available to you in Blackboard. Ally makes it easier to ensure that your course content is accessible and that your students can access file formats that best suit their needs and learning preferences.