Instructor Spotlight

As a faculty participant of the Digital Learning Certificate program, Dr. Pinnick is redesigning CHM 490: Synthetic Organic Chemistry in a hybrid format this semester. A seasoned chemistry faculty member, Dr. Pinnick understands that one of the common obstacles that students face when taking a chemistry course is the inadequate understanding of abstract concepts. Dr. Pinnick firmly believes that the best way of teaching concepts is to present them in a dynamic manner.

Changes to E-mail Address in Blackboard Learn

On May 17, we will be changing all e-mail addresses in Blackboard Learn to users’ @purdue.edu.
How I am affected?

Your e-mail address in Blackboard will be listed as your @purdue.edu address, but when students e-mail you, you will still receive the e-mail in your @purduecal.edu mailbox.
How are my students affected?

Students’ e-mail addresses in Blackboard will appear as their @purdue.edu address, but they will still receive their e-mail in their @purduecal.edu gmail mailbox.

OIT offers assistance with online programs transition

Over this past summer, the University made a strategic decision to no longer outsource the hosting and management of its two online programs (1) RN/BSN Completion Program offered by the College of Nursing and (2) School Administration Program offered by the College of Education. With the decision to separate from Academic Partnerships (AP), The Office of Instructional Technology led the transitions of course materials from AP’s EPIC system to the University’s Blackboard System. This transition included working directly with faculty from both colleges to adjust all course materials to Blackboard’s format. To ensure the course instructors were prepared to teach in Blackboard, OIT spent the greater part of the fall semester creating an online training course that guided the instructors through Blackboard.

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Graduate Assistant Instructor Training

Nine graduate students from the Department of Behavioral Sciences are participating in a series of workshops designed to help them develop their professional teaching skills in higher education. In September, a three-day series of workshops offered by the Office of Instructional Technology provided the graduate students with guidance in using instructional technology to maximize learning. […]

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Technology enhances academic achievement when combined with sound instructional practice. The Office of Instructional Technology (OIT) supports the University’s commitment to academic excellence by providing faculty, staff, and students the resources needed to effectively use technology to achieve their educational and operational goals. We provide faculty support through one-on-one and small group training, professional development […]

What’s new in Blackboard?

Over the summer, Blackboard was upgraded to Service Pack 11. The new version of Blackboard is designed to improve existing features, most notably a more robust Text Editor and an improved discussion forum that can require first posting before revealing others’ posts. Some new features have also been added to the new version to make […]

Notice a change?

Over the summer, the course menu template in Blackboard was updated. You may have noticed when you opened your fall course for the first time that the “Course Home Page” was missing from the course menu. In the past, the home page became a place where all course contents were placed. As a result, students […]