Preparing for Spring 2014: Things to Remember

Making a Course Available When you log into Blackboard, the courses are currently showing “Unavailable” to students. Courses will remain unavailable to students until instructors make them available. The system will NOT automatically make courses available to students. Please find instructions on how to make a course available to students in this document: http://webs.purduecal.edu/oit/files/2012/11/How-to-make-a-course-available-to-students.pdf. Copying […]

Looking to Do Something New in Blackboard in Spring 2014?

Letter Grade Column in Blackboard

The Grade Center in Blackboard is a central repository of students’ performance on learning activities. This online grading tool enables instructors to record students’ grades, track students’ work, and provide feedback to students throughout the semester. Students can access their individual’s grades through My Grades to track their own progress and receive feedback from the […]

Tips for Instructional Practice

Guest Author – Emily Hixon, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Educational Psychology and Instructional Technology  Online discussions can be valuable learning tools for online courses and hybrid courses, as well as face-to-face courses. They provide a vehicle for building class community, encouraging deep thought, promoting reflection, ensuring all student voices are heard, sharing student work, and […]