Blackboard News You Can Use – May 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 reminders and exciting updates. Spring Final Grades are Due By Wednesday, May 29th 5:00 PM Per the Registrar’s Office, submit final course grades […]

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Reminder – All Instructional Videos Must Have Closed Captions

Per MATC’s Closed Caption Policy, faculty who provide instructional videos to students must ensure that they are accompanied by closed captions that describe the video’s content. Closed captions are required by law and are beneficial for all learners. See this resource guide to support your efforts towards satisfying this requirement. Remember – NBC Learn and Films on […]

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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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