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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 

Turnitin Informational Sessions

Please join Academic Technologies as Professor Aaron Wright discusses the benefits of using Turnitin during two sessions. Turnitin is a cloud-based tool that includes plagiarism detection, online grading, peer reviews, and other features.

Wednesday, March 18 in the Friends of the Library Room (319 Alden) from 11am-12pm

       This session is primarily for faculty with no previous Turnitin experience, but who are interested in learning more about its features.

Wednesday, March 18 in the Friends of the Library Room (319 Alden) from 1pm-2:30pm

        This session is primarily for faculty with previous Turnitin experience. A laptop is recommended for the session since it is a hands-on demonstration. The demonstration will include the following:

   *  Creating Turnitin assignments in Blackboard
   *  Using the Turnitin online grading (Grademark) feature
   *  Creating rubrics in Turnitin
   *  Creating peer review assignments
   *  Tips and tricks for using online grading (Grademark) & peer review

Turnitin is currently available to Ohio University faculty and is integrated with Blackboard.

Registration is required for both sessions, please register using the following link:
https://ohio.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eyDeSyHBz1gPuGp.

 

The Flipped Classroom Studio – Spring 2015

Interested in an innovative teaching strategy for your course?

This five-week Studio will provide participants with assistance and collegial support to begin flipping a course starting with one class session. The studio meets face-to-face four times over a five-week period as listed below: March 13, 20, 27, April 10 on Friday mornings 9:00am – 12:00 noon on the Athens campus. The fourth week (April 3) we will NOT meet as a group. This time is set aside for participants to work independently on their course. The studio is facilitated by Academic Technologies – AT, from the Office of Information Technology.

The Flipped Classroom is a teaching model that inverts traditional teaching methods. Course “lectures” may be published as video podcasts or learning modules that students view online before class. This allows class time to be spent on activities such as problem-based work that focuses on higher order thinking, improves student engagement and increases meaningful interaction between students and teachers. It is called the flipped classroom  because what used to be homework is now done in class and delivering content is now done at home via teacher-created videos.

Academic Technologies will admit fifteen participant’s courses in this Studio in an attempt to include various colleges, course levels and course sizes. Preference will be given to registrants who are able to commit to all four sessions and willing to dedicate time outside of the event to the development process. Participants should plan to spend 3-4 hours per week on homework and preparations.

To apply for the Spring 2015 Flipped Classroom Studio, click on the following link: https://ohio.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1XiTMOGAmgWvYxL

If you would like further information please contact Academic Technologies (at@ohio.edu).