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Rearrange Courses in Blackboard’s Home Tab

Filed in LMS, Tips for Teaching with Technology by on January 11, 2016 0 Comments
Rearrange Courses in Blackboard’s Home Tab

We often see a request for assistance in hiding courses from the Home tab in Blackboard. However, did you know that you can also rearrange the order in which your courses appear? Simply click the little gear icon in the My Courses module to be brought to the Personalize: My Courses page. Then, hover over a course and drag the […]

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Poster Printing! Best Practices to Ensure You Make a Poster that Effectively Communicates Your Ideas

Filed in How-to, Multimedia, Posters by on October 6, 2015 0 Comments
Poster Printing! Best Practices to Ensure You Make a Poster that Effectively Communicates Your Ideas

This week we have invited Ellen Lincourt, Master of Posters (seriously, this should be an official bullet in her job description!), to contribute to our blog. Ellen is generally the first person you will meet when you come to the main ATC office in Fuller Labs. Not only does she coordinate the poster printing services […]

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The app that we’ve all been waiting for is here! Echo360 for Tablets!!

The app that we’ve all been waiting for is here! Echo360 for Tablets!!

Over the past few years, the ATC has fielded requests from many instructors concerning how they might record annotated videos using their tablets. And have them publish to their myWPI site using Echo360, our lecture capturing system. For the earlier, we always recommended the iPad app “Explain Everything.” However, for the latter, we never had a great […]

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WPI is making the switch to a new web conferencing tool!

WPI is making the switch to a new web conferencing tool!

Since 2008, WPI has been supporting Wimba Classroom for its campus web conferencing needs.   However, a couple years ago, Blackboard, which powers our myWPI system, acquired Wimba and also another web conferencing tool used in higher education, Elluminate.   As part of the acquisition, Blackboard is phasing out Wimba (and Elluminate) and has rolled out a new […]

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Echo360 Acquires ThinkBinder, an online collaboration tool for student project teams

Echo360, the company that powers WPI’s lecture capturing technologies, published a press release late yesterday announcing their acquisition of ThinkBinder, an online collaboration tool intended for student project teams.  ThinkBinder allows teams to have private, group-only discussion boards, file repositories, whiteboard space, and video chats – all hosted in the cloud – for managing project-related work.   This news is hot […]

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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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Why can’t I right-click to copy and paste in myWPI anymore?

Filed in Tools for Teaching by on February 6, 2013 0 Comments
Why can’t I right-click to copy and paste in myWPI anymore?

The January 4th update to myWPI/Blackboard brought us some new features, including the new visual text-box editor (VTBE).   We’re very excited about the new VTBE as it introduces many improvements, including the ability to resize the text-box editor space (drag the hashmarks in the lower right-hand corner to resize your typing space) and also the […]

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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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Teaching Naked: a Review

Teaching Naked: a Review

Disclaimer: If you found this blog post by Googling, you may or may not be in the right place since the title of this blog post, and the book being reviewed, may seem somewhat… “controversial”…   However, I assure you that the only thing that you might find that is even remotely controversial, but certainly not […]

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Protected: Teaching to Diverse Learning Styles

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