ECHO 360 WEBINAR: Intervention! Identify At-Risk Students with Predictive Data

 

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WEBINAR:  Intervention! Identify At-Risk Students with Predictive Data
Canvas Data and Echo360 provides insights into learning so rich Ferris Bueller would have never taken a day off.

Wednesday, January 20th at 11 AM Mountain Standard Time (US)

What if you could prevent your at-risk students from failing or dropping your course? Or take your most engaged and successful students and replicate their success among your other students?

Join Instructure and Echo360 to learn how integrated data sets enrich the teaching and learning process. Instructure provides the leading cloud-based learning management system focused on course-based activities such as content distribution, assessments, and grading. Echo360 has a unique focus on learning in individual classes within the course, combining student engagement, lecture capture, and behavioral analytics. Our newly formed partnership creates unlimited possibilities:

  • Understanding if your students are mastering complex topics
  • Predicting which students will succeed based on their engagement, attendance, study habits and performance
  • Correlating student success with the types of learners in your course

Discover how combined data associated with learning activities create correlations to deliver insights that are not available from any other system or combination of systems.

Register today to learn more about the new collaboration and how it will forever empower you to create stronger learners.

Register Today!

Video Everywhere Not Available in Blackboard

YouTube IconAfter 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.

Workaround Instructions

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.

Announcing the 2016 Student Technology Conference

 

The second annual Student Technology Conference, a free one-day online event bringing together students, educators and innovators from around the world, will be held Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 9 Am to 9 Pm EST. We invite all to attend!

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:

  • Fostering a better understanding of how students use technology in education and to engage students, teachers and administrators in a conversation about technology.
  • Assisting teachers and administrators in understanding how students use technology both in and out of the classroom.
  • Strengthening the relationship between students, teachers and administrators about technology in the curriculum.

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 Saturday, January 23, 2016. Click HERE for more information and to submit your proposal.

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 steve@hargadon.com.

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.studenttechnologyconference.com

2016 Student Technology Conference

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Blackboard ‘End of the Semester Tasks’

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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