Getting Started with SmarterProctoring to Secure Online Tests

MATC has purchased a license for SmarterProctoring, an online test management system that helps faculty deliver Blackboard exams through automated proctoring tools that discourage cheating. This tool replaces Respondus Lockdown Browser with a set of more robust tools to secure midterm and final exams taken on a Windows, Mac, or Chromebook computer. Faculty can customize an […]

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Contingency Plans for Teaching and Learning

In the event of inclement weather or other emergencies that result in campus closures, faculty should prepare alternative means for delivering instruction to students remotely. Instructors must plan how to provide resources, communicate, collect student work, administer exams, and modify grading in light of changed course requirements (sequence of course topics, assignment deadlines, number of […]

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Faculty Guide to Teaching & Learning Technology

The Teaching & Learning Technology Department provides resources and faculty instructional support to facilitate effective teaching and learning in traditional, blended, hybrid, and online courses. See the Faculty Guide to Teaching & Learning Technology to review our services, policies, and procedures.

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MATC Syllabus Templates

All faculty must provide a digital copy of a syllabus to students in each course section in Blackboard. The Center for Teaching Excellence maintains a set of syllabus templates in Google Docs for all faculty to use. Because the templates are maintained through Google Docs, they will always be the latest version available. You may download a […]

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Blackboard Update Coming May 2018

On Friday, May 25th after 6:00 PM CST, Blackboard will undergo routine maintenance to update security features, correct known issues, and add requested enhancements to improve teaching and learning online. The update process will take approximately 24 hours to complete with no expected downtime. Questions about the update can be sent to Distance Learning by […]

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