Clarifcation: We are Still Accepting Blackboard Course Requests

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Yesterday, I posted an TechLink announcement and sent an email through the academic deans in regards to submitting Blackboard course requests as early as possible. Based on this terminology, “course request,” I feel there is some confusion…especially since empty course shells appear in Blackboard by default. What I was referring to is the course copy process, the process of copying course… Click to Read More

TechTube Transitioning to Read-only Status Today

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This is a follow up to the announcement on May 12, 2017 about discontinuing TechTube. TechTube will be switched to read-only status today as part of the next phase to end services. If you need help on how to use Office 365 video, please let members of the CTL know. You can also receive help during our Copin’ House event.… Click to Read More

Copin’ House

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The Center for Transformative Learning (CTL) invites faculty and staff to attend our open house event, which we call Copin’ (Coping) House. This will benefit those that need help “coping”with the stress of beginning a new semester, such as using Blackboard for the first time in an online, hybrid, or face-to-face class. Use of Starfish will also be supported. Click the link… Click to Read More

Getting Started with Blackboard for F2F Classes: Five Basic Functions to Be Successful

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The Center for Transformative Learning developed a course to assist you on how to create a companion site for your face-to-face class: Navigate the Blackboard course menu; Update your instructor information; Upload a syllabus; Create an assignment; and Set up the Grade Center. To access this online training, faculty need to self-enroll in the Blackboard course by following the directions… Click to Read More

Yesterday, Quality Mattered.

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Congratulations to our first Quality Matters (QM) graduates! Thanks to those that participated in our first workshop, Applying the Quality Matters Rubric. Most of the group consisted of faculty members that are participating in the Achieving the Dream Open Educational Resources Degree Initiative. The remaining faculty members were those that signed up during our last call for participants when seats… Click to Read More

Changes to Learning Technologies

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Our Mission Learning Technologies continues to evolve from being solely an instructional technology support group to an instructional development center. We introduced our first group of instructional designers in 2013 and today, through Title III funds and other campus initiatives, we are happy to announce our new direction for supporting your teaching and learning needs. We outgrew our division name.… Click to Read More

We are a Quality Matters Institution!

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I am happy to announce that we are a Quality Matters Institution! Quality Matters is a highly-recognized industry standard for evaluating online and blended courses. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers directly from their Website. To learn more about Quality Matters, please visit this page: https://www.qualitymatters.org/about. What is Quality Matters? Quality Matters (QM) is a faculty-centered, peer review… Click to Read More