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SafeAssign gets a makeover!

Filed in Interesting Technologies, Showcase by on April 30, 2014 0 Comments
SafeAssign gets a makeover!

In a previous post we discussed the how and why’s of using plagiarism detection software: http://wp.wpi.edu/atc-ttl/2010/03/18/avoiding-plagiarism/, if you have not read this post it is highly recommended to acquaint you with the world of plagiarism detection.  In this post we focused predominately on the detection tool available here at WPI called Safe Assign. Safe Assign […]

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Blackboard 9.1 Feature Spotlight: Discussion Board Enhancements

Filed in Interesting Technologies, Showcase by on January 28, 2014 0 Comments
Blackboard 9.1 Feature Spotlight: Discussion Board Enhancements

About Discussions The latest version of blackboard 9.1 brought with it several enhancements including a facelift in the Discussion Board.  The Discussion Board has all of the old features we know and love with an all new interface! According to Blackboard: Highlights include: All posts on one page – all of the posts in a […]

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Attention all Blackboard Social Users – New EULA

Filed in Miscellaneous by on December 13, 2013 0 Comments
Attention all Blackboard Social Users – New EULA

Do you use the Blackboard Social tools?  Are you used to seeing a small image of your choosing in the upper right hand corner of your screen?  If so, you may have noticed that this image was gone as of this morning.  What the heck happened? Blackboard has issues an update to their End User […]

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Blackboard 9.1 Feature Spotlight: Test Exceptions

Filed in Interesting Technologies, Showcase by on September 11, 2013 0 Comments
Blackboard 9.1 Feature Spotlight: Test Exceptions

The latest version of Blackboard 9.1 introduces a long sought after feature – Test Exceptions! Have a student who needs extra time? Would you like to control the way feedback is displayed in a granular fashion? Well now you can all on one screen! When deploying a test you will now have access to two […]

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Lets get this discussion off the ground!

Lets get this discussion off the ground!

I recently attended a presentation entitled “Hitting the mark creating questions that generate critical thinking discussion” given by Drs. Barbara Fennema and Lou Anne Manning.  Their presentation was based off of the Elder and Paul Critical thinking framework but it referenced a resource that I had not previously been aware of: The Miniature Guide to The Art of Asking Essential Questions” (http://www.amazon.com/Miniature-Asking-Essential-Questions-ebook/dp/B0062QCP5O). […]

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Rubrics and Blackboard

Filed in How-to, Interesting Technologies by on March 20, 2013 0 Comments

ru·bric noun \ˈrü-brik, -ˌbrik\ 4: a guide listing specific criteria for grading or scoring academic papers, projects, or tests  (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rubric) I know, you are thinking ‘again?’  We have had several discussions on Rubrics over the past few years, but I wanted to revisit this idea and include some exciting information on rubrics and myWPI! So lets start from […]

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Need to update your Profile?

Filed in Miscellaneous by on January 15, 2013 0 Comments
Need to update your Profile?

So you logged into myWPI, noted the new profile options and decided “I think I will update this later.”  You are not alone!  Many people have decided that neither the Facebook nor the Twitter quick connect was for them, but then how do you update once that splash screen has gone away? It’s as easy […]

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The MOOC and You!

Filed in Interesting Technologies, Showcase by on September 20, 2012 1 Comment

Communities of Practice have been long standing features at Higher Education Institutions; Journal Clubs, Special Interest Groups, User Groups, and even Study Groups are all examples of how we come together in academia to form focused groups interested in learning and developing together.  I do not think that anyone out there would argue with me […]

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The online quiz feedback conundrum

Filed in In the Classroom, Tips for Teaching with Technology by on September 13, 2012 0 Comments
The online quiz feedback conundrum

Giving feedback to students taking online quizes can be tricky.  While it is very easy to provide feedback to students immediately this is not always desirable;  sometimes you want to wait until after the quiz is over to provide feedback to only those students who took the quiz.  In the past this was a fairly manual process, but […]

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Revisiting the Horizon

  Report that is!  It has been a few years since we reviewed the Horizon Report and I thought it would be a good time to double back take a look at the predictions from 2010 and continue forward to the Horizon Report 2012. Just as a recap, The Horizon Report is published each year as a joint […]

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