On the evening of December 19, 2018, OIT will take Blackboard Learn offline for what should be the last extended maintenance outage of its kind. From a feature standpoint, this will be a typical upgrade with a mix of new capabilities, improvements to existing tools, and bug fixes. From a convenience standpoint, this upgrade will be anything but typical, because it will eliminate the need for maintenance outages in the future. To make this happen, we will need one last multi-day outage. Based on similarly sized institutions who have performed this same upgrade, we expect Blackboard Learn to be unavailable for 4-5 days.
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On Tuesday, Nov. 13, Top Hat specialist Kara Dingboom will present a series of workshops on the Athens campus that show how to use Top Hat to increase student engagement. Topics will include:
- Pedagogical benefits
- Basic setup
- Advanced question types
- Authoring content
- Finding free and low cost instructional materials
- Using Top Hat at events, conferences, and other non-classroom locations
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