Summer Preview – Blackboard Ultra

This summer, Blackboard’s home page and base navigation will be updated with a fresh new look. Your current courses will not change and you are invited to opt into a pilot to try a new form of course design called Ultra Courses. Take a look at the following video and overview webpage to get an idea […]

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Blackboard News You Can Use – April 2019

Welcome back to Blackboard News You Can Use, your brief monthly newsletter to help you promote student success through MATC’s web-based learning environment, Blackboard Learn. In this edition, we share a few updates and reminders. Reminder – Network Outage Planned During Spring Break Per the IT Department, a network outage is planned for the Milwaukee […]

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Open Educational Resources: An Introduction

Open educational resources (OER) are types of course content that are free to use under an open license or are no longer protected by copyright and fall under public domain. OER has become prominent in higher education in recent years due to the growth of internet technologies, rising costs of education, and state legislation. They are […]

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Blackboard News You Can Use – March 2019

Welcome back to Blackboard News You Can Use, your brief monthly newsletter to help you promote student success through MATC’s web-based learning environment, Blackboard Learn. In this edition, we share a few updates and reminders. Blackboard Update Coming March 14th On Thursday, March 14th starting at 5:00 PM (CST), Blackboard will undergo a routine maintenance […]

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Motivating and Assessing Learning through Games

Game-based learning is the use of instructional games to give students low-stakes opportunities to practice knowledge or skill and receive feedback in an engaging format. A well-designed game can be an effective alternative to using tests or quizzes to check for understanding. Games that situate learning within a realistic context through simulation and storytelling can help make concepts relevant […]

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