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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Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series Webinars

The Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series webinars are free one-hour professional development webinars lead by educators from around the world to train fellow educators on teaching strategies that increase instructional efficiency and effectiveness with Blackboard. See their schedule and register for sessions here: https://community.blackboard.com/groups/higheredbits. The theme for the March 2019 BITS webinars is assessment. Aligning Goals & […]

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Blackboard Update Coming February 21st

On Thursday, February 21st starting at 5:00 PM (CST), Blackboard will receive a routine maintenance update that will correct a few known issues impacting teaching and learning online. The update process will take approximately 24 hours to complete with no expected downtime.  We will be using the same major version of Blackboard as we do […]

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