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If you have questions about Blackboard’s Grade Center, following is information regarding a webinar opportunity provided by GVTC. Either join us in the CTL or participate in the webinar on your own computer. Thursday, February 25th at 10:00 a.m.   This one-hour webinar will cover the grade center in Blackboard Learn.  From beginning to end on how to set up and use the grade center this training will be thorough and leave you confident using this tool.  All instructors are welcome.  You may either come to the CTL F-131 to watch the webinar with a group or watch on your own by following this link on the day of the webinar:  http://tinyurl.com/hoetbmw. This webinar will be recorded and the link will be posted on the CTL blog – http://ctlblog.athenstech.edu/

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Back by popular demand: Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series (BITS) is BACK! Yes, you’ve read that right! BITS is BACK! After a hiatus of a little over a year, we’re excited to bring back the BITs program so that you can grow your Blackboard Learn usage by hearing about the innovative ways your colleagues are using it – things you can bring back to your campus and implement today! We’re kicking off the series with a session called Top 10 things you didn’t know Learn 9.1 could do, featuring Lisa Capan, Sr. Customer Success Advocate at Blackboard. Thursday, January 21 at 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern https://t.co/uQXy15Mdeq

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In this 58 page analyst report, Goldman Sachs predicted that the virtual reality market will outpace the TV market in annual revenue by 2025 by generating $110B dollars compared to TVs $99B. Other top highlights include predictions that: VR/AR growth will be slower than smartphones/tablets and they continue to believe that VR/AR is poised to be the next computing platform.’’ http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-01-13/goldman-sachs-has-four-charts-showing-the-huge-potential-in-virtual-and-augmented-reality

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Dear Faculty, Spring Semester 2016 has finally arrived and Blackboard at ATC is ready to go! The CTL will continue to support faculty as we move through our first semester with Blackboard. Workshops, one-on-one and small group trainings, open labs, and online resources will be available throughout the term. The following is important information regarding Blackboard student enrollment for Spring Semester 2016. 1. Blackboard student enrollment files will be run daily through Monday, 1/11/2016. Confirm that all students on your BANNER roster are on your Blackboard roster. After 1/11/2016, please contact the Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) if a student needs to be added to your Blackboard roster. 2. The CTL will remove students from your Blackboard rosters who have dropped from your Banner rosters on Wednesday, January 13th. We will run this roster adjustment process after students submitted as no shows and students rolled out due to non-payment have been removed from your Banner rosters. This process will ensure all students on your Banner rosters are on your Blackboard rosters.

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WEEKLY UPDATE: BLACKBOARD LEARN MIGRATION December 4, 2015 Visit the CTL’s blog for helpful information – ctlblog.athenstech.edu ATC Blackboard Learn website – blackboard.athenstech.com NEWS FLASH! GVTC is discontinuing support of the online attendance module in Blackboard. With the upgrade to Banner 9, there is an attendance module now available inside of Banner. More information will follow regarding Banner 9 attendance module. NEWS FLASH! The Blackboard link is now available from the Athens Tech homepage under Resources > E-Learning – Blackboard. Weekly Update 1. IMPORTANT! • When you copy any course in Blackboard, make sure you check the content, including all files and links, and the grade center to ensure everything copied and is functioning correctly. If you have questions or concerns, submit a ticket to the CTL. • Blackboard courses will be available to students on January 6, 2016. Make sure your courses are ready. Be sure to set up your gradebook, upload your syllabus, course content, and whatever else you want to include in your course for spring. 2. The “BB Learn Basics” course is available in your Blackboard course listing – lots of help available 24×7! • BB Learn Basics Final Assessment is now available to faculty. Complete…

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Fridays: Noon Nov.6-Dec.11 @ the CTL Lunch and learn your way to new skills, explore CTL’s tools and resources, and gain tips for hacking your work. Sessions include apps and software to use in the classroom (and life!), a tour of our new Studio which is ready for your video recording, image editing, and more, tips and tools to take your photography to the next level, and getting started with Lynda.com, your online library of classes and resources encompassing graphic design, Microsoft Office, Blackboard, 3D technologies, business skills and much more! Yum! Don’t forget to sign up via the Intranet! TECH BITS Fridays 12-12:30 11/06: Free Online Apps & Software for Education 11/13: Studio Tour: Basics 11/20: Your online training library: Lynda.com 12/04: Creative Commons 12/11: Photo Basics for Free: Apps, Editors, & Tips Bite sized learning to fit your busy schedule!

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This Friday (12/4) at noon, we will talk about the challenges of copyright and how the web has changed copyright. We will also talk about Creative Commons, Fair Use and Public Domain and you’ll leave with a better understanding of copyright and how to use the wealth of content on the internet legally. You will also leave with searching tips and resources to help you find more content you can use. Don’t forget to sign up on the Intranet!  

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