Last Call for Last Fall – Archive FA2014 Courses Before End of September!

  Blackboard courses from last fall will be deleted September 30th!  

 

Download Your Course Files

Did you teach in the Fall of 2013? Be sure to download your FA2014 courses and Grade Center files before they are permanently deleted from Blackboard on September 30th at 8AM (CST).

Follow these instructions so that you have a copy of your course materials and grade center information for your future use:

 Best Practice for Saving Your Work 

If you do not have a “master copy” of your course permanently stored on the Blackboard system,  please complete the “Personal Master” request form and import your archived course file into it for future use and revision.

WARNING

Due to the changes in username formats, servers, and service packs that have happened since June of 2013,  requests for old course archives may be time-consuming and restorations may be unsuccessful. Downloading an archive of your courses and grade centers NOW ensures that you will have easy access to them LATER!

Faculty and Student Blackboard Support 2014

Blackboard is MATC’s web-based learning environment. Although Blackboard is used in online courses as the primary means of course delivery, all faculty are required to post a course syllabus to all courses in Blackboard and make their courses are available to students. For face-to-face and blended courses, faculty may use Blackboard to support teaching and learning.

Getting Started Information

Minimum Technical Requirements http://goo.gl/iqZz1s
First Time Guide to Adding Syllabus http://goo.gl/ATZ49k
Faculty Tutorials and Request Forms http://edtechnews.matc.edu/bb_support
Blackboard TV – Video Tutorials http://www.youtube.com/user/BlackboardTV

Faculty Training Courses

If you are not familiar with using our Blackboard online learning environment, complete the three (3) Blackboard professional development courses. The Fall 2014 schedule of training courses is found at http://goo.gl/CXOjin.

Faculty Instructional Support

If you need to review how to use specific Blackboard tools or other educational technologies, see an instructional support faculty liaison for one-on-one assistance. See their Fall 2014 schedule here: http://goo.gl/Kv4WMC

Faculty Technical Support

For Blackboard questions that can be answered in 15 minutes or less, visit a Blackboard Faculty Support team member in the Milwaukee Campus’s Faculty Innovation Center during their Quick Help Hours:
Kameal LoveEducational Assistant – Pathways
lovek2@matc.edu 297-8937
Hours: 9-10 AM; 2–3 PM
Megan HamiltonEducational Assistant – Ed. Technology
hamiltml@matc.edu 297-8372
Hours: 10-11 AM; 3-4 PM

Student Support

Live Blackboard Orientation Sessions http://goo.gl/MC4dgI
Blackboard Online Orientation http://goo.gl/YhKdNV
Blackboard Login Help http://goo.gl/HdD7Ua or Help Desk 297-6541
Student Support Website http://ecampus.matc.edu/student_support/
Blackboard Mobile Technical Support http://goo.gl/EjP6qQ

MATC Internet – Maintenance Coming August 28th!

warning-flat-iconATTN: Per Information Technology, Midwest Fiber Networks will be performing scheduled maintenance on our Internet connection on Thursday August 28th, from 12:00 AM to 6:00 AM.

During this time Blackboard & INFOnline will be unavailable.

 

Introducing Qwickly – A New Tool for Faculty

On the Employee tab in Blackboard, faculty will now find a Qwickly module containing tools to simplify the workflow of common tasks. In just a few mouse clicks, you can manage course availability and send class announcements or emails from one central location. To learn more about this new feature, please see our simple tutorial.