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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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Need to get situated in the world of online teaching and distance learning in all its variations (hybrid, blended, etc.)? Would like to know “best practices” and get ideas for successful online learning initiatives? See below some helpful resources: http://online.ucf.edu/teach-online/professional-development/faculty-seminars/ http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/eq/a002/eqm0023.pdf http://www.umass.edu/oapa/oapa/publications/online_handbooks/Teaching_and_Learning_Online_Handbook.pdf http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMagazineVolum/AGlanceatInstitutionalSupportf/213685 http://www.westga.edu/~distance/ojdla/winter144/lackey144.pdf http://jolt.merlot.org/vol7no4/brinthaupt_1211.pdf http://blended.online.ucf.edu/

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If you are teaching online, thinking about flipping your classroom, or would like to supplement F2F instruction with some online videos, the CTL can help. See below the list of equipment available at our Studio and a Step-by-step plan for producing video for online distance learning. Recording Equipment Cameras and Video Cameras Sony 3D Go-Pros JVC Professional 4k cameras Canon Point and Shoot Canon Mark III Canon Vixia Webcams Audio Equipment Lavelier Mic Shotgun Mic Handheld Mic Monitor (preview videos) Physical Infrastructure Set Design and Equipment Lighting Tripods, Stands and Mounts Bags, Cases and Travel Gear Editing Apple Mac Pro 3.33 Ghz 12 Core/8GB/1TB/ATI Radeon 5770/OSX 10.10 MC561LL/A-CTO Final Cut Pro and iMovie Compressor Adobe Premiere and After Effects (Soon!) Step by step plan for producing video for online distance learning from Leon Huijbers

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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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Jump-Starting Success with Open Educational Resources: The Lumen Model for OER-based Courses and Support Through years of collaboration with faculty and institutions, Lumen Learning has developed not only a growing catalog of road-tested courses designed using open educational resources, but also an engagement approach that helps institutions make a sustained impact with OER. This webinar shares how we develop OER courses and support institutions and faculty through the processes of course adoption, customization and continuous improvement. Gain insight into Lumen’s support model, pricing, and strategies we recommend to help students, faculty and institutions realize the full benefits of OER. When: Tuesday 10/27/2015, 11-12 ET/8-9 PT Presenter: Julie Curtis, VP Strategy & Communications, Lumen Learning Register: Jump-Starting Success with Open Educational Resources: The Lumen Model for OER-based Courses and Support   High Impact OER Courses: Accounting Due to the double-whammy of high commercial textbook costs and historically low passing rates, Accounting has been high on the OER wish-list for many institutions and faculty members. This webinar showcases Lumen’s new Financial Accounting and previews Managerial Accounting, the products of extensive collaboration and effort to improve the learning experience and student success in this foundational course sequence. Bring your questions about customizable OER course…

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Free OER webinar: —————————————— Curious about how OER initiatives through the repository can save students money? Please join us for a free webinar exploring how open access textbooks in Portland State’s PDXScholar saved thousands of dollars for students! Register below: Webinar: Inside an Open Educational Resource Initiative: PDX Open at Portland State University Date/time: Thursday, 11/5 at 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern Register here:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9085201177789281026   As the rising cost of textbooks continues to burden students, some libraries have begun to facilitate the creation and sharing of Open Educational Resources. At Portland State University, Digital Initiatives Coordinator Karen Bjork has worked with faculty on campus to publish five new open textbooks in their repository, PDXScholar, all as part of a Provost-backed initiative. The initiative aligns with their institutional mission of better serving the student body: in their first term of use, the open textbooks saved students nearly $24,000!   Over the course of the presentation, Karen will discuss the Provost’s initiative and how the library continues to work with faculty to create open resources. She’ll also go over some of the specific workflows they’ve used and provide best practices for those interested in working with their own faculty on OER.

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Webinar: Inside an Open Educational Resource Initiative: PDX Open at Portland State University Date/time: 11/5/2015, 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9085201177789281026   Webinar: Closing the Gaps in Faculty Services: Repository Innovations at EIU Date/time: 12/3/2015, 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6594120146109300482   Webinar: Demystifying Data:  Five Easy Steps to Get Your Data Program Started Now Date/time: 12/10/2015, 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8503986137207388162 If  you are unable to attend any of these, please contact outreach@bepress.com and we’d be happy to follow up with a recording.  We hope you can join us!

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