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Configuring a Blackboard course for Panopto

There have been some exciting upgrades to Blackboard using Panopto tools. In order to take advantage using Panopto video in your course there are a few steps to configure your course for Panopto. Here is a quick start quide to help get your started: Configuring your...

Helpful Educational Technology Links – Spring 2019

Main overview of new functions now available in WCU's Blackboard Environment: What’s new in Blackboard for 2019 Links to additional posts (which include instructions) for each new/upgraded tool in Blackboard: The New Blackboard Attendance Tool...

CFC Hosting Educause Encore Event

Hunter Library Room 156 Drop In March 5 Noon - The Role of Learning Engineering for Next-Gen Learning Technologies12:45 pm - What We Know About Online Leadership1:30 pm - A Strategic and Collaborative Approach to Online Education Compliance3:00 pm - Senior Academic...

Assessments in Blackboard

*Student Tips to consider Before you begin the assessment (Quiz, Test, or Exam), it is important to follow a few guidelines to ensure you will not experience technical problems that might cause your assessment to “lock” and/or submit in Blackboard. Prior to the start...

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Merging Sessions in Panopto

(Source: https://spotlight.panopto.com/) Panopto allows you to merge any two sessions together. This is often necessary when recordings are made using two different computers to capture audio, video, powerpoint and screen capture, but the recordings are...

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Creating Group Discussions

(https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Interact/Discussions/Create_Group_Discussions)  Download Instructions If your course uses groups to encourage students to collaborate on coursework, you can also include links to group tools to help them communicate. For...

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Creating Groups in Blackboard

(https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Interact/Course_Groups/Create_Groups#create-a-single-group_OTP-2) Download Instructions You can create groups, enroll students in groups, and edit or delete groups in your Blackboard course. Groups can be created one at a...

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Using additional monitors to record in Panopto

How to install an additional monitor: To add a second monitor to your computer, you'll need to make sure that you either have a video card that supports multiple monitors, or that your computer has more than one video card. Once you have made sure that...

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Equipment recommended by Panopto

Cameras 1.1 HDMI Connection All cameras that output an HDMI stream can be captured by Panopto when using a capture card. Below are examples of different cameras that have been used with Panopto. Video Cameras - point-and-shoot  Canon VIXIA HF R600 Sony HDR-PJ540 DSLR...

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What Does Student Engagement Mean in your Discipline?

A summer 2018 volume of New Directions for Teaching and Learning focuses on student engagement. Ten chapters worth! One interesting chapter, Students Engaged in Learning, is worth a close read. (the link to the full article can be found at the bottom of this post)....

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Helping your New Students in Blackboard

Helping your students At the beginning of the semester there are always many students new to using Blackboard. Here are a few resources for helping your students get more comfortable with Blackboard as they begin the semester. Every course in Blackboard has links to...

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Creating S.M.A.R.T. Student Learning Outcomes

On August 10, the Coulter Faculty Commons offered an interactive workshop for new faculty at the annual New Faculty Orientation, coordinated through the Office of the Provost. The session, which included a look back at syllabi from the early 1990s, in addition to...

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Large Courses in Blackboard

Large Courses in Blackboard WCU has been using Blackboard for eight years and we are seeing an increase in the size of the courses on our Blackboard system. The size of a course becomes an issue when it is 1.5 GB or larger. It becomes increasing difficult to copy a...

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