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News and views on instructional design and technology from the Technology and Learning Program at CSU, Chico

  • Ready to try the new Bb Collaborate “Ultra” for your virtual session?

    What is Blackboard Collaborate Ultra? A web conferencing tool that integrates with Blackboard Learn. Features include: Shared audio/video/text chat for up to 100 participants Shared whiteboard Shared applications (requires Google Chrome) Shared files  How can I try the new Bb Collaborate Ultra? Open a service request in Team Dynamix and request Bb Collaborate Ultra be enabled in a Blackboard... Read more »

  • YouTube Video Everywhere no longer available in Blackboard Learn Content Editor

    The YouTube Video Everywhere icon (shown below) will no longer be available in the Blackboard Learn conbtent editor as of January 21, 2016. CSU Chico decided to remove the icon in the Bb Learn text editor because of Google/YouTube’s decision to discontinue their “Record from Webcam” functionality. For background information, please refer to the TLP blog... Read more »

  • Bb Learn Faculty Support tab

    The Blackboard Learn Faculty Support tab has slimmed down for the new year. You can search the TLP knowledge base, create a help ticket in Team Dynamix, or contact a TLP Instructional Technology Consultant; all from one location. The Self-Service tool is also available from the Faculty Support tab. The  Self-Service tool lets you add a guest instructor, create... Read more »

  • YouTube’s capture from Webcam will no longer be available after January 16, 2016

    Google has announced that the webcam capture feature will not be available on YouTube after January 16, 2016.  Some users have reported that there are already issues with this tool not working properly in YouTube.  This will have an impact on Blackboard Learn’s Record from Webcam (Video Everywhere) feature, which uses YouTube’s webcam capture feature.... Read more »

  • Distributed Learning Technologies (DLT) and TLP

    Distributed Learning Technologies (or DLT) is the unsung hero behind Blackboard Learn, Bb Collaborate, and so many other technologies we use in teaching our students today at CSU, Chico. TLP focuses on how to use the tools; DLT ensures those tools are up and running. Check out their website and their webpage for service interruptions,... Read more »


Workshops and Trainings

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Textbook Alternatives Program yr. 3


Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Collaborate Ultra, coming to CSU, Chico this fall!


TLP and Faculty Affairs

The Technology and Learning Program has moved! (organizationally, not physically)