After January 16, 2016, Google plans to drop support for the ability to use your webcam to record video directly to YouTube. As a result, Blackboard’s Video Everywhere tool, which relied on Google’s YouTube API, has ceased functioning and has become unavailable in Blackboard’s content editor. Blackboard is aware of this change and is looking for a solution to apply in a future update.
Instructors may record videos through these free external tools:
Instructors may upload videos they have recorded using external tools to YouTube and then share their YouTube videos through link or embed code in their courses in Blackboard. To learn more about these processes, please see:
For additional known issue statements and workarounds, please see MATC’s Faculty Blackboard Support site.
The Student Technology Conference provides an international forum for the presentation, discussion and sharing of educational technology in schools and other academic settings. This conference, by students in grades 6-12 as well as colleges and universities and for all, is committed to:
Last year’s conference featured more than twenty general sessions and four keynote addresses from all over the world with over 500 participants!
This is an amazing, engaging, collaborative, worldwide event that you will want to be a part of. You can join for just for one session, or for every session! Even if you miss a session, they are all recorded so you can watch them later!
Attending: You can join anywhere you have an Internet connection, and the schedule of sessions is published in each of the time zones in the world. Just find your time zone, find the sessions taking place, and click right into the ones you want to join. You can also import the entire calendar (Google) into your own calendar, or add selected sessions to your personal calendar to be sure that you don’t miss them.
Presenting: For those interested in presenting (and we encourage teachers and students around the world to do so, even if for the first time), the call for proposals is now open! The final date to submit a proposal is HERE for more information and to submit your proposal.. Click
Volunteering: One of the best parts of this conference is the incredible volunteer effort to help new (and sometimes seasoned!) presenters. Volunteers gather throughout the whole conference in a special virtual lounge and work to make sure that presenters and attendees are given help whenever they need it. Our volunteers are an elite group of global helpers–come find out why they say being a volunteer moderator is the most fun you can have at the conference. More HERE.
The Community: A significant bonus to attending the Student Technology Conference is joining the conference community of students and educators from around the world.
Great Keynotes: Who better to keynote the Student Technology Conference than students. Keynote speakers this year, include the Young Hackers of New York City and Coco Kaleel fromveryhappyrobot.com. More keynotes will be announced after the holidays!
Sponsors: We’ve got a devoted and most-appreciated set of sponsors who make this conference possible (and keep it free!). Our special thanks to Marymounyt School of New York, University School of Milwaukee, Westhampton Middle School, Lauriston Girls’ School and others who support our conference. And there’s still time to join this illustrious group and help support our event! Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Send a Tweet: “#stutechconf2016 is coming! Submit to present or register to attend, all free, all online, 6th year of this great event http://www.
2016 Student Technology Conference
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At the end of each semester, instructors teaching within Blackboard must perform a series of tasks called the End of the Semester Process. This process is necessary for preserving a full record of an instructor’s Blackboard course content, Grade Center, and student work for future reference because semester courses are deleted from Blackboard one year after the end of the semester. It is the instructor’s responsibility to perform these steps in each course they have taught so that content and grade information can be accessed at a later date!
If you do not have a “master copy” of each of the course’s you teach in Blackboard, please complete the Personal Master request form and import your archived course file into it for future use and revision.
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