August BITS Webinars – Best Practices to Start Fall Semester

The Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series (BITS) webinars are FREE 60-minute 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 the BITS schedule and register for August 2019 sessions here to view on your own. Each webinar is provided […]

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Gamification and Game-Based Learning – BITS Webinar

Gamification in education refers to using elements of game-play, such as challenge quests, leaderboards, checklists, simulations, and contextual feedback, to engage and motivate students. Game-based learning can be designed to give students immersive low-stakes opportunities to practice knowledge or skill and can involve cooperation or competition. To learn more about gamification, see the following Blackboard Innovative […]

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Blackboard June 2019 Update

As of June 3rd, 2019, Blackboard’s home page and base navigation have a fresh new look! Your current courses have not changed, but you are invited to pilot Ultra Courses, a new form of course design. If you are interested in joining the pilot, contact tltdept@matc.edu.   Understanding the Changes To review the new navigation, […]

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Blackboard is Getting a New Look in June 2019

On Thursday May 30th starting at 5:00 PM, Blackboard will receive a routine maintenance update from Blackboard 9.1 version to 3700.0.0. The update process will take approximately 24 hours to complete with no expected downtime. See these details for more information. By Monday June 3rd, Blackboard’s home page and base navigation will have a fresh new […]

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Career Essentials Reminder and Upcoming Support Session

Faculty should set up a Career Essentials Assessment in their courses with a rubric and goal alignment. See the following resources to learn how this is done.  Adapting Career Essentials Evaluation to Your Course Assessment Strategy Career Essentials FAQ Do You Have Questions? Attend a Drop-In Session If you have questions about this process in […]

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