Blackboard 9.1 & McGraw-Hill “Campus” Pilot, Fall Quarter, 2011
During fall quarter of 2011-12, the Office of Information Technology conducted a limited pilot for Blackboard 9.1, with an eye toward a possible campus-wide upgrade by winter quarter, 2011-12 (contingent upon faculty approval via FTAG). Integrated into Blackboard 9.1 is McGraw-Hill’s “Campus” product, a suite of digital learning resources (including McGraw-Hill Connect, a web-based assignment and assessment platform) for faculty and students. All faculty – whether or not they use a McGraw-Hill title – can instantly browse, search and access the entire library of McGraw-Hill instructional resources and services including eBooks, test banks, PowerPoint slides, animations and learning objects from Blackboard. At the present time, McGraw-Hill is the only publisher that has developed a Blackboard building block for their digital learning resources, but as building blocks are developed by other publishers we will be integrating their digital learning resources into Blackboard as well. Be sure to let your publisher know!
Interactive Video Workshop
Interested in increasing student engagement in your courses? Join Academic Technologies’ Larry Hess and Audra Hilterbran on Wednesday, October 1 from 1pm-2pm in Alden 319 to learn about free tools for developing interactive content for face to face, blended, and online pedagogical approaches. This workshop will cover technical aspects as well as best practices for creating and implementing these types of tools into your course, feel free to bring your own device to access different applications during the session. If you would like to join us virtually, we will be streaming this event through Adobe Connect: https://adobeconnect.oit.ohio.edu/at/