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News and views on instructional design and technology from the Technology and Learning Program at CSU, Chico
- New year, slightly new look for Bb Learn
On January 2, 2017, Blackboard Learn will have a new look and feel. Although the new “theme” is fairly subtle, it will enable a much more responsive design for students accessing their courses through their mobile devices. What will it look like? The Blackboard Home page will have a 2-column layout (see Figure 1 below) The Blackboard Home page... Read more »
- PeerMark Discontinued for Spring, 2017
Please note that CSU Chico will turn off access to Turnitin PeerMark on January 5, 2017. Keep in mind, it is only PeerMark that is being turned off; Turnitin Originality Reports and GradeMark are still available. According to the Turnitin Product Roadmap, they are “no longer making any changes” to the current PeerMark product. Their long term goal is... Read more »
- Blackboard Collaborate “Classic” Discontinued
Blackboard has discontinued Collaborate “Classic,” for its more modern interface referred to as Collaborate “Ultra.” This means you will no longer have access to Blackboard Collaborate Classic or Classic recordings as of Spring 2017. Accessing your Blackboard Collaborate Classic Recordings If you would like save any of your Bb Collaborate Classic recordings, follow the steps in this tutorial or contact... Read more »
- Chico State’s video management solution, Kaltura, has new features available!
Some of the new features are: Captioning Support External media management tool: MediaSpace – that can be accessed separately from the LMS. Lecture Recording: CaptureSpace – a way to create online lectures, lab demonstrations, student presentations. There are a couple ways to get started with these new features. Schedule a consultation with one of... Read more »
- Links to Lynda.com are fixed within Bb Learn!
CSU. Chico Faculty: using Lynda.com tutorials is a great source of help to our students. Earlier this fall the internal links to Lynda.com tutorials were not working properly, and we shared with you a work-around. The issue has been repaired, and now the shortcut links work great! If you need any assistance with this, don’t hesitate to... Read more »
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Blackboard Collaborate Classic Has Been Retired
The new Blackboard Collaborate is enabled, by default, in all your Bb Learn courses. Find out more here.
Textbook Alternatives Program yr. 4
Now accepting applications!
Digital Media Bank
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TLP and Faculty Affairs
The Technology and Learning Program has moved! (organizationally, not physically)