Archive for January, 2013

Are we ditching finals? (weep) Alternative Assessment Ideas

Are we ditching finals? (weep)  Alternative Assessment Ideas

My own undergraduate experience, which was so long ago that we didn’t even know the word “blog”, was full of midterm and final exams.  But of all of these tests, I remember only one: my Introduction to Biology final.  I remember it because it was multiple choice questions from the exams we had taken over […]

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Apple Computers and Projectors on Campus

Apple Computers and Projectors on Campus

Editors Note: This week we welcome guest Blogger Michael Grossfeld.  Michael is an avid Mac OS X user and has been giving the ATC lots of great advice for troubleshooting Mac laptop connections in our eClassrooms.  We invited Michael to post the  instructions that he gave us to our blog and hope that they are just as helpful to WPI’s growing […]

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Blackboard 9.1 Feature Spotlight: Spaces

Blackboard 9.1 Feature Spotlight: Spaces

You’ve set up your profile in the brand-new release of Blackboard.  Great!  Now, what are you going to do with it? One option is to set up a “Space”, which is essentially a tiny social organization with very basic features.  Anyone can create a space if they have a Blackboard account—it doesn’t matter if you’re […]

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Need to update your Profile?

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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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Why is Blackboard trying to talk to Facebook (or Twitter)????

Filed in In the Classroom, Tools for Teaching by on January 4, 2013 0 Comments
Why is Blackboard trying to talk to Facebook (or Twitter)????

On Friday, January 4th, WPI upgraded our Blackboard 9.1 server to the latest release (Release 9.1, Service Pack 10 for those that prefer specifics).   We’ll be highlighting some of the new features included in this release over several new posts here on the Technology for Teaching and Learning blog, however, we want to address the number 1 […]

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