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Share Your Expertise and Experience at the Summer Institute for Teaching & Learning (SITL) 2020.

Call for Proposals closes February 28, 2020 The Coulter Faculty Commons invites all faculty and instructional staff to submit a proposal to present at the Summer Institute of Teaching & Learning, to be held in Hunter Library May 19 – 21, 2020. The theme of this...

2020 landing page changes in Blackboard courses

All courses in Spring 2020 will have an abbreviated framework. If there is no content or no content has been copied from a previous course instructors will notice less items listed in the left menu and the course landing page will default to the "Announcements" The...

Quick Course Diagnostic Review – October 2019

October was a busy month for educational development at the CFC for Excellence in Teaching and Learning as we provided one of our primary teaching and learning services: a Quick Course Diagnostic for 16 different courses across the university with class sizes ranging...

Using the Panopto Recorder at WCU

It is best practice to access Panopto from a web browser to authenticate or through your course in Blackboard. *NOTE: By default students are not given creator access to Panopto to create videos, only viewer access....

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Audio Video Feedback in The Grade Center

Are you tired of pounding on a keyboard to give your students feedback on their assignments?  Are you looking for a more natural way of telling your students how great or how poorly they are doing? Look no more because...

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Panopto 7 Release Notes

(Source: https://support.panopto.com/s/topic/0TO39000000EowCGAS/release-notes)   Headline features New mobile and embedded video player — A rich video consumption experience on mobile devices and embedded videos, enabling...

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Collaborate for Tutors

As tutors have student rights when added to a course, they will need to have at least Presenter rights in the Collaborate session.  If they will need to be able to record sessions, they will need Moderator rights. The...

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Blackboard Theme Upgrade

There is a New Theme With the 2019 Update, WCU's Blackboard environment was upgraded in many ways, but the main upgrades were: We moved from a non-device-responsive user experience "theme" to a theme that has been updated...

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New User to Blackboard – Guide

The information provided in this post is to help new users to Blackboard get familiar with the Blackboard at WCU. Click here for Blackboard Help for Instructors Click here to register and try out Coursesites, the Blackboard...

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Best Practice: Interactive Tools in Blackboard

Available tools in Blackboard To build a successful online community, students need the tools to interact and have conversations. Through conversation, we learn about each other, ourselves, the topic, how to get along, and...

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Sharing a folder or video in Panopto

Find the folder you would like to share and hover over it, then click the option that says Share. Now you will see the share dialogue. If this is a sub-folder, you will see "Inherit permissions from parent folder: Parent...

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Blackboard Moving to the Cloud

Special Warning:   Systems/Tools that will not be available during this migration period: May 28 - May 31, 2019 Blackboard Learn Panopto - Users cannot view existing sessions or upload new recordings, but users can...

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