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!
Free Digital Resources: A PechaKucha (CoFA Tech Talks)
On Friday November 7, for the first time in the history of OU, University Libraries, Academic Technologies and The CREATE_space will will collaborate to form a trifecta of digital learning resources. Please join Gary Ginther, Matt Dingo and Nathan Berger for a presentation on free digital resources to enhance learning in both online and face-to-face classrooms. This PechaKucha-style event is designed to introduce instructors to digital tools and hardware housed in the library, at our college and in the cloud.
November 7, 2014