Remember to Submit Summer Final Grades

Per MATC’s Operations Calendar, final grades for 8-week summer classes are due by August 9th 5:00 PM CDT. Faculty may submit final grades in Self-Service directly through these instructions to ensure completion. A slideshow containing screenshots and speaker notes to explain the process is available here.  If you have concerns about missing final grades for […]

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New Course Development Process and Review Deadlines

Per the Curriculum Department’s New Course Development Procedure, faculty who are tasked with developing a new course must develop it in a department master shell according to the criteria defined in the New Course Development Rubric. Once the faculty completes the master shell, the faculty member contacts the Online Learning Department to coordinate quality review of the […]

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Collaborate Ultra Recording Maintenance Coming in January 2022

As a part of regular maintenance to improve the performance of Collaborate Ultra, Blackboard Client Support will delete Collaborate Ultra recordings that were created before July 31st 2021. Recordings that faculty created after this date will remain on the Collaborate Ultra server until further notice. Faculty have until January 31st, 2022 to move any Collaborate Ultra recordings that […]

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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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Pivoting to Online Teaching: Research and Practitioner Perspectives

Given recent global developments related to COVID-19, colleges and universities have rapidly shifted to move teaching online.  In this FREE online course offered through EDX by the University of Texas at Arlington, participants will explore research-informed, effective practices for online teaching and learning in post-secondary institutions. By enrolling, you will learn practical ways to quickly […]

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