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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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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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How-to Handouts (PDF’s) Assignments Building Content Changing User’s Availability in a Course Copying a Course Copying a Test to Another Course Copying Rubrics Between Courses Configuring Student E-mail Options Content Collection Embedding YouTube Videos ExamView in Blackboard Exporting Attendance Exporting the Grade Center Goals Groups Grade Center- Existing Health Check Grade Center Setup Grade Center Tips & Tricks Grade Center- Checking Calculations OwnCloud SoftChalk in Blackboard Smart Views Tests Test Exceptions Test Taking Guidelines for Students Webinar Recordings Adding Content Assignments (aka Drop Boxes) Date Management & Calendar Discussions, Journals, Blogs, & Wikis Grade Center Grade Center- Advanced Grade Center- Health Check Grade Center- Making the Most of It Retention Center, Performance Dashboard, Course Reports Tests- Creating and Editing Tips and Tricks for Managing Courses Turnitin Feedback Studio End of Term Duties Archive Your Course Copying a Course Export Your Grade Book Export Your Attendance Beginning in Blackboard Angel to BB Learn Fresh Build Instructions Content Collection Upload Content from ANGEL to BB Learn Uploading ZIP Files into the Content Collection Building in Blackboard Adaptive Release:Creating Rules for Content Items Attaching Files from Course Files Content Editor: Using the Content Editor Creating Assignments in BB Creating Content: Assignments Discussion Board: Changing…

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NEWS FLASH! ATC students can now access Blackboard. 1.       Checklist – Make sure you can check off these items today! If you can’t check them off, sign up for training and/or contact the CTL with questions or concerns. We need your help! PLEASE encourage students to log into Blackboard and explore the new learning management system. All students are enrolled in a Blackboard online learning success course designed to help them succeed in Blackboard. The ‘course’ has instructional videos and provides students with the option to practice what they learn. Select this link to view a promotional video and poster created for students by the CTL. Posters are being posted on all campuses. The CTL is collaborating with ATC’s Student Activities to host a “Good-Bye to ANGEL. Hello, Blackboard! event on 12/1/15 – more to follow about this event. Spring semester courses will be available to students on January 6, 2016. REMINDER – Review Spring Semester 2016 course shells and build your spring courses If you have prepared a master course for spring, use the copy course function in Blackboard to copy your master course into your teaching course. If you do not have a master course and plan to build…

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Beginning Spring Semester 2016, ATC’s courses are moving from ANGEL to Blackboard Learn. If you’re taking an online course or a course with an online component, follow the steps belowto access Blackboard.   Download (PDF, 3.83MB)        

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Being accessible enables people with disabilities to fully engage and participate in the teaching and learning experience. Here’s a summary of how Blackboard Collaborate removes the barriers to universal access. FOR THOSE WHO ARE BLIND OR HAVE LOW VISION FOR THOSE WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING FOR THOSE WHO HAVE MOBILITY CHALLENGES FOR THOSE WHO HAVE LEARNING DISABILITIES http://www.blackboard.com/platforms/collaborate/products/blackboard-collaborate/web-conferencing/accessibility.aspx  

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Blackboard is coming soon! We have developed more training sessions to get you ready to use Blackboard this Spring!  Sign up on the intranet! November 10: BB Learn – The Basics [Athens Campus] November 11: BB Webinar – Making the Most of the BB Gradebook [located in the CTL] November 12: BB Webinar – Creating Tests/Assignments [located in the CTL] November 13: BB Grade Center [Athens Campus] November 16: BB Webinar – Discussions, Blogs, Journals, & Wikis [located in the CTL] November 16: BB Learn – The Basics [Athens Campus] November 16: BB Learn – The Basics [Walton County Campus] November 17: BB Grade Center [Athens Campus] November 18: BB Express! – Adaptive Release [Athens Campus] November 19: BB Express! – Rubrics [Athens Campus] November 19: BB Assessments [Athens Campus] December 1: BB Webinar – Making the Most of the BB Gradebook [located in the CTL] December 4: BB Learn – The Basics [Athens Campus]

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