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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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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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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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How do we collaborate? Let me count the ways!

Filed in Interesting Technologies, Showcase by on September 14, 2011 0 Comments

col·lab·o·rate – verb \kə-ˈla-bə-ˌrāt\ 1: to work jointly with others or together especially in an intellectual endeavor – Merriam Webster Online Collaboration is at the heart of the WPI project system but, as many teams know, collaboration can be hard.  You need to keep people, documents, and tasks all organized and this can be a […]

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Cut, Paste, Fix and Repeat

Filed in Miscellaneous, Tips for Teaching with Technology by on March 17, 2011 0 Comments
Cut, Paste, Fix and Repeat

Anyone who has ever tried to cut and paste a perfectly formatted Word document into myWPI (Blackboard) has probably experienced some difficulties in doing so.  Cutting and pasting from word brings a good deal of HTML-like code with the text.  This HTML-like code has, in the past, been the cause of endless frustrations such as […]

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Guiding Self and Peer Assessment – Two Technologies

Filed in In the Classroom, Miscellaneous, Tools for Teaching by on November 22, 2010 0 Comments

Self and Peer writing assessments can be very powerful tools in the classroom.  This type of an assignment can aid students in improving their editing and writing skills.   Through Peer Assessment students learn to collaborate and provide constructive peer criticism. However implementing this type of review assignment in a classroom setting can be a rather […]

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