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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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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

 

Effective Use of Learning Objectives

University of New Mexico's effective use of performance objectives for learning and assessment using SMART criteria, Bloom's and Fink's taxonomies.
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Rubric for Assessing Course Objectives

Penn State's peer review rubric for assessing course objectives or student learning outcomes resulting from course participation.
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Examples of Course Goals and Learning Objectives

Sample of course goals and learning objectives from Suffolk University's CTE Course Design Program.
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Association of American Colleges and Universities LEAP Essential Learning Outcomes

The LEAP campaign is organized around a robust set of "Essential Learning Outcomes" -- all of which are best developed by a contemporary liberal education. Described in College Learning for the New Global Century, these essential learning outcomes and a set of "Principles of Excellence" provide a new framework to guide students' cumulative progress through college. Through its VALUE Initiative, AAC&U has developed a set of rubrics to assess many of the following learning outcomes. Beginning in school, and continuing at successively higher levels across their college studies, students should prepare for twenty-first-century challenges.


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