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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 

PowerPoint: Turning the Maligned Medium into Effective Media

What is PowerPoint and how can it be used to effectively engage your audience? Join Academic Technologies on Monday, April 20 from 12noon-1pm in Friends of the Library Room, Alden 319 for information on how to use Mayer’s 12 Principles of Multimedia Learning. The presentation explores research-based methods for enhancing both your message and student learning through developing a presentation as a piece of rich media.
 

Design Studio for Blended and Online Courses

Are you looking for the time and resources you need to design or redesign a blended or online
course? Academic Technologies is accepting applications for an intensive Design Studio to be
conducted from May 11-15, 2015; 9am-4pm. The studio is a week long opportunity that is intended to
provide participants with a tangible and implementable outcome. During the week, participants will
be provided hands-on structured workshop sessions, individual assistance, group discussion, and
sharing opportunities. Academic Technologies will provide daily consultation and technical
assistance to help complete your course (re)design.

All interested faculty are encouraged to apply. Participation is limited to 15 faculty members. To
do so, complete and submit the application at https://ohio.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0CaYu8RfLufkCZn
by April 17, 2015.

For more information, please contact Academic Technologies (at@ohio.edu).