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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

Why Quality Matters Matters
 
The College of Fine Arts along with Academic Technologies and CREATE_space is pleased to announce a new professional development series focused on integrating technology into Fine Arts courses.
 
If you have raised questions regarding the quality of online instruction, the changing attitudes of students, translating course activities to the online environment and trends in digital delivery of education, come participate in the first presentation Why Quality Matters Matters. Matt Dingo will discuss established and emerging trends in online education from the perspective of the teacher/artist engaging in a new medium. He will outline methods to meet the challenge of designing digital courses focusing on Quality Matters, a nationally researched and recognized set of standards for guiding the design of online and hybrid courses.
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014; 1-1:45pm
Create_space Studio, Putnam 227
 
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/
 
October, 8-29, 2014 (4 consecutive Wednesdays, 1pm-5pm) Online & Blended Course Studio, Alden 319
October 9, 2014 (1pm-3pm) Quality Matters, Alden 319
October 14, 2014 (1-1:45) Dingo vs Butler: Audio Showdown, Putnam 227 (CoFA Tech Talks)
October 14, 2014 (11am-12pm) Online Collaboration Tools, Alden 319
October 24, 2014 (10am-12pm) Team Based Learning (TBL), Alden 319
October 29, 2014 (1-1:45) PowerPoint: Turning the Maligned Medium into Effective Medium, Putnam 227 (CoFA Tech Talks)
October 30, 2014 (2pm-3pm) Narratives & Online Design, Alden 301U
November 7, 2014 (1:30-2:30) Free Digital Resources: A PechaKucha, Putnam 227 (CoFA Tech Talks)