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

  • Exemplary Online Instruction with QOLT instrument now

    CSU Chico Exemplary Online Instruction Program for 2016 Exemplary Online Instruction (EOI) awards are CSU, Chico’s way to locally recognize instructors who have met the criteria outlined in the CSU instrument, Quality Online Learning and Teaching (QOLT). This instrument replaced Chico’s own Rubric for Online Instruction two years ago. We still recognize exemplary online instructors... Read more »

  • Textbook Alternatives Project (TAP) update

    Our faculty have saved Chico State students $440,000 dollars over the last three years by implementing uopen educational resources (OER), and rby removing expensive textbooks from students’ limited budgets. Twenty-nine faculty have participated, and recently gathered for a celebration, and received certificates of recognition signed by the Provost last week. There is continuing good news that... Read more »

  • Issue with the Bb Student mobile app affects visibility of “hidden” columns

    Bb Learn support staff recently reported an issue where Bb Learn grade center columns set as “hidden” by the instructor are inadvertently showing to students who use the Bb Student mobile app. A fix for this issue is in development. See below for example of Grade Center with hidden columns.  Typically, instructors mark certain grade... Read more »

  • Academy e-Learning Cohort 8 applications due Feb. 12

    If you are at all interested to join your fellow colleagues in attending the Academy e-Learning institute this coming June, I urge you to visit the website today, You will find an introduction, invitation, and are able to fill out the application. If you have questions and want to ask for advice as you... Read more »

  • 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 »



Textbook Alternatives Program yr. 4

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