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 […]

New Technology to support your teaching

TechSmith: Camtasia and Snagit Camtasia is computer screen recording and video editing software.  You can use Camtasia to: Narrate and record PowerPoint slides, Web pages, or software demonstrations Edit your recordings with the powerful, yet easy to use, video editor Enhance your recordings with ready-to-use themes, animated backgrounds, graphics, callouts, and more Create captions for […]

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 […]

Instructor Spotlight

Daniel Suson

Dan Suson, Ph.D., Professor of Physics, currently teaches Physics 220 online. Over the summer, Professor Suson spent time and took the use of Camtasia one step further by embedding quizzes into his recorded lectures. Rather than providing passive recorded lectures to his students, he utilized Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) standards to add quiz […]

Upcoming Events

Brown Bag Seminar: Copyright and Fair Use: Wednesday, September 18, Noon-1pm Donna L. Ferullo, Director of Purdue University Copyright Office, will provide information on copyright basics as well as how copyright is applied in the traditional classroom and the digital one. She will also discuss the fair use doctrine. Questions are welcome and encouraged. Click […]

Tips of the Month

How to create a “Post-First” discussion board? Discussion Forum now have the ability to be customized to ensure that a student creates a post prior to viewing other threads or responses; versus allowing the student to view the threads and then respond to the discussion forum. To create a “post-first” discussion forum, please refer to […]