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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!


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Upcoming Faculty Events

TBL 101 - Team Based Learning - Faculty Showcase

Academic Technologies is hosting a Fall Team Based Learning Faculty Showcase on October 24 from 10am-12:00pm in Alden 319 (Friends of the Library Room). Dr. Raymond Frost from the College of Business will be facilitating this interactive session.

Team Based Learning (TBL) is a methodology developed and refined by Larry Michaelsen over 35 years. It is the original flipped classroom methodology. TBL focuses on how to innovatively structure class time and activities to promote student learning. Participants in this workshop will learn about TBL by doing TBL. In my 20+ years of teaching this is the single most important pedagogy that I have seen. - Dr. Raymond Frost

Registration is required for this session, please register using the following link: https://ohio.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_2ab2hk0MVAeVvF3

Narratives & Online Design

Ever find that students have trouble remembering some concepts taught in class last week, but can easily tell their friends a detailed story about something that happened months ago? Join Academic Technologies on Thursday, October 30 from 2pm-3pm in Alden 301U for an informal look at why narrative structures are so effective and how to incorporate storytelling elements into your online course design. 

Registration is required for this session, please register using the following link: https://ohio.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5itdnQuCyj7OLPL  

October 29, 2014 (1pm-1:45pm) PowerPoint: Turning the Maligned Medium into Effective Medium, Putnam 227 (CoFA Tech Talks)
November 7, 2014 (1:30pm-2:30pm) Free Digital Resources: A PechaKucha, Putnam 227 (CoFA Tech Talks)