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    Develop or revise a course using proven student-centered methods to engage diverse learners.

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    Engage students through teaching and learning strategies that tap into student motivation, deepen learning, empower groups, and increase feedback.

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    Use the Blackboard Learning Management System to create a consistent experience for students, centralize content, engage diverse students, and manage assessment.

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    Teaching online offers some unique advantages. Learn about the basic skills needed to develop and teach an online course.

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Featured Content

Take the Blackboard Challenge!

Don’t use Bb because you think it can’t efficiently do what you need? Using Bb and having a frustrating experience? Check out who's submitted challenges and how to overcome them.

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Empower Groups

Kickstart Group Success

Much of the work that happens in today's global economy takes place in groups and teams. Setting groups up for success requires deliberate effort. Find out more about a toolkit that you can use and customize to help groups get off to a productive start and produce strong results!

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Making of an EPIC course with Prof. Christina Lanzl

Experiential approach to teaching and learning that mirrors the real-life workplace environment in engineering, technology, design, management, and related disciplines.

While some courses are a natural choice for EPIC, we occasionally come across a course that did not start as such but where an idea to incorporate project-based learning paid off and led to unforgettable experience.

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Perspectives in Teaching & Learning Blog
 

Apr
26

New Banner to Blackboard Integration

What this change means for you: Blackboard course sites can be created earlier, enrollment changes are updated in real-time,  and grades can be submitted to Banner from Blackboard.

This spring DTS has been working on a project to re-integrate Blackboard …

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Apr
12

Top Tips for Posting Course Materials in Blackboard in a Copyright Compliant Manner

Copyright is a form of intellectual property protection granted by the US law to authors of original works, published or not. According to § 102 of the Copyright Act of 1976, these may include:

  • literary works;
  • musical works, including any

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Apr
7

The Evils of Forced Completion on Blackboard Tests

Of all the features in Blackboard, the forced completion setting for test/quizzes causes the most headaches for students, instructors, and system administrators. This seemingly innocent setting can cause problems should anything interrupt the session. In the end it can result …

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New Teaching and Learning Resources

 

Bite Size is the Right Size

Student attention spans and the increased use of technology are affecting higher education teaching and learning.

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Experiential Learning Theory: A dynamic, holistic approach to management learning education an development

Examination of current research on individual learning styles and managerial problem solving/decision making, the process of team learning and organizational learning. Authors describe how experiential learning theory can serve as a useful framework to design and implement management education programs in higher education. A. Y. Kolb and D. A. Kolb,  Experiential Learning Theory: A dynamic holistic approach to management learning, education and development. Armstrong, S. J. & Fukami, C. (Eds.) Handbook of Management Education and Development, 2008, Sage Publications: London.


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Six Thinking Hats Tool

Use DeBono's Six Thinking Hats tool to try on thinking perspectives/hats to encourage diversity of thinking on a topic. Examples of thinking styles are facts/figures, intuition/feelings, judgment/caution, logical positive, creativity, and overview/process.
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Questions to Tell the Story

Telling the Story entails exploring divergent perspectives, identifying patterns from events, surfacing and testing assumptions, and establishing problem dimensions. Select the relevant part of this tool that you like and embed them into your course materials to help students fully explore what's happening with a problem.
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Use Clickers to collect feedback in class - this will encourage participation and gauge students' comprehension of class material.

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