Tag: myWPI

myWPI Accessibility Series: Color and Contrast

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myWPI Accessibility Series: Color and Contrast

How often do you think about the use of color in your myWPI course site content? Selecting colors with accessibility in mind will not only improve the experience for users with vision deficiencies like color blindness, but for all students using your course site. In today’s post, we’ll discuss a few ways you can modify […]

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myWPI Accessibility Series: Providing Semantic Structure to your Documents

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myWPI Accessibility Series: Providing Semantic Structure to your Documents

The myWPI platform is accessible to all users by default; however, the individual content items uploaded by faculty and students may not be.  How can the common documents we use day to day be made accessible for users with visual impairments or learning and cognitive disabilities? You’ll be happy to hear that there are just a few […]

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Spotlight on Student Engagement: Blackboard’s Retention Center

Spotlight on Student Engagement:  Blackboard’s Retention Center

Have you wanted a simple way to track student performance in your course and identify students at risk? Then Retention Center in myWPI might be a useful tool for you. The Retention Center can monitor in real-time if students are at academic risk in your course based on criteria you define.   There are 4 […]

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Introducing the new myWPI BB Grader App for iPad

Filed in LMS by on December 2, 2014 0 Comments
Introducing the new myWPI BB Grader App for iPad

Blackboard released a new mobile app for iPad to allow grading on the go for myWPI!  Download the new BB Grader App on your iPad to provide annotated feedback to your students via inline grading. Now use the commenting tool, highlighter, text selection tool, strikeout tool, and drawing tool provided all within the app on […]

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myWPI Update Completed 11/26

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myWPI Update Completed 11/26

During our morning maintenance window on 11/26, our System Administrators were able to successfully deploy a fix to the myWPI Grade Center. We had several reports over the past month that e-mail was unable to be delivered to students via Grade Center.  E-mail can now once again be sent from Grade Center in myWPI. Please […]

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That’s What We Are Here For!

Yesterday I had one of what we call our “great meetings”.  I met with two faculty (don’t worry, they shall not be named here) who identified some of their teaching challenges.  We spent our time discussing the following topics: 1.  Grading multiple choice exams.  How can we cut down on grading time while also gathering […]

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New Resource! Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series

Filed in In the Classroom, Tools for Teaching by on December 11, 2013 0 Comments

Blackboard, the software behind myWPI, has hosted a series of webinars over the past few months focused on how to best use the tool for teaching.  The series is now available on YouTube:  Click HERE! These recordings are hosted by a variety of individuals, including Blackboard experts and faculty.  The topics vary from “Best Practices […]

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Self and Peer Assessment: Feedback on Group Work

Self and Peer Assessment: Feedback on Group Work

I’m not kidding when I say that three faculty members have approached us very recently with a similar teaching challenge:  How can I use technology to help with team assessment?  And here in the TTL group, we LOVE a challenge. Each professor has slightly different needs, however all centered around the desire for students in […]

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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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Blackboard 9.1 **NEW** Feature Spotlight: Inline Assignment Grading!

Blackboard 9.1 **NEW** Feature Spotlight: Inline Assignment Grading!

**BREAKING NEWS** To celebrate Pi Day, we’ve rolled out a new Blackboard feature: Inline Assignment Grading!   What does this have to do with Pi?   Absolutely nothing.   But hey, I had to acknowledge the day somehow, right? Inline Grading is an improvement (we think) to how instructors can view and provide feedback to student submissions that […]

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