Blackboard News You Can Use – July 2020

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 news about Blackboard updates and resources to support your teaching practice. Blackboard Updates MATC’s IT department has updated the Ellucian software that pushes semester courses […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

Blackboard News You Can Use – February 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. Collaborate Ultra February Update By February 7th, Blackboard Learn instructors will able to host a Collaborate Ultra session that automatically […]

Continue Reading

Integrating Video with Classroom Instruction

When integrated with classroom instruction and learning activities, video can be a valuable resource. Video can stimulate a learner’s motivation through gathering attention and establishing relevance to one’s interests. Students may be more engaged, independent, and prepared for assessments in their courses when they have access to instructional videos for frequent or just-in-time review. Furthermore, the Universal […]

Continue Reading