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  • Coming Soon: Pinning Videos in Collaborate

    Choose who you want to focus on during synchronous sessions
    Sometimes it can important for users to choose who they want to focus on in a synchronous session. Instructors may want to keep a close eye on students who are struggling with the course. Students...
    Posted: May 5, 2021 11:07 AM
  • Three PIVOT Resources to Prepare for Summer Online Teaching

    The Planning Instructional Variety for Online Teaching (PIVOT) program is designed to support faculty as they prepare for the virtual classroom. For faculty who will be teaching this summer, the...
    Posted: April 28, 2021 10:11 AM
  • SU2021 Courses Created in Blackboard on April 27, 2021

    Blackboard course shells for SU2021 were created on April 27, 2021. The Ultra Course Preview setting is again enabled in SU2021 courses to allow faculty adoption with anupdated support schedule...
    Posted: April 28, 2021 10:11 AM
  • End of Semester Sprint Offers Customized Consults to Faculty

    Two Sprints. One Day. Choose your time & topic.
    The end of semester is a busy time of year for everyone, especially faculty. Instructional Technology will host two 2-hour sprint sessions on Thursday, May 13, 2021 for faculty to virtually...
    Posted: April 27, 2021 11:37 AM
  • 12 Effective Practices for Delivering Blackboard Tests

    Get ready for final exams with these test prep tips
    Online tests and assignments are an effective and convenient way to assess students in the virtual environment. Throughout the semester, faculty can leverage many different options and settings...
    Posted: April 26, 2021 12:38 PM
  • New Update to Respondus Lockdown Browser Released

    Students using Macs & Chromebooks must install update
    A new update to Respondus Lockdown Browser (RLDB) is available for students to download and install. This update is for Mac users and the Chrome extension.  Students must make sure they are using...
    Posted: April 22, 2021 8:28 AM
  • Finalize Ultra gradebooks with new drop grades function

    Much needed feature finally arrives to Ultra courses in May
    An easier way to drop multiple grades from a category in the final grade calculation has been a frequent request from Ultra faculty for the Ultra course gradebook. With the May release, just in...
    Posted: April 21, 2021 10:12 AM
  • Using WebEx for Live Instruction and Collaborative Learning

    One Instructor’s Use Case and Lessons Learned
    It’s a cliche at this point for one to state that this past year has presented many complexities for all of us to adapt to. Not the least daunting of these adversities has been connecting...
    Posted: April 19, 2021 11:07 AM
  • Free Training for Respondus Lockdown Browser & Monitor

    Join an upcoming webinar to see the latest features
    Join an upcoming training webinar from Respondus to see the latest features and integrations for LockDown Browser and Monitor. Learn how these applications are used with a range of online testing...
    Posted: April 13, 2021 11:41 AM
  • Group content release, peer assessment coming to Ultra

    Frequently requested features available in April
    In early April, a frequently requested feature finally comes to Ultra courses. Conditional release of content to groups or individual students allows faculty to create remedial paths to certain...
    Posted: March 29, 2021 10:57 AM