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 […]

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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 […]

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Training Opportunity – NBC Learn Training Webinar

Available within Blackboard, NBC Learn is a collection of more than 21,000 videos, documents, and images that can be integrated with classroom lectures and online teaching materials. These closed-captioned video resources enable faculty to add real-world case studies and current events to instruction to keep students up-to-date on the latest developments in their fields. Attend […]

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What Faculty Can Do to Support Student Success through Blackboard

All semester classes are given a course shell in Blackboard through an automated process that starts with Course Scheduling and INFOnline. At minimum, all faculty are required to upload a syllabus to each course section in Blackboard and make courses available to students. However, we strongly recommend that all faculty use the following instructional strategies […]

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