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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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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Video Accessibility Resources

Per Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Quality Matters best practices for instruction, faculty who provide instructional videos to students must provide them with closed captions or text transcripts of the video’s content.  What are Closed Captions and Transcripts? Closed captions are synced text subtitles that represent all speech and sounds occurring […]

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Teaching Live Online: Wherever the Students Are!

Blackboard Inc. Students and Educators everywhere are hungry to learn. Teaching and Learning online can seem simple. As we have observed and learned, without good professional development teachers struggle and students stumble with online learning. A good foundation for applying sound pedagogy in the online environment yields amazing results, engaged students and inspired teachers. by […]

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