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Instructional Design and Technology in Education

September 28, 2017
by Heidi Olson
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Bb Exemplary Course Program Part II

Following are my notes based on the second part of a series that Blackboard is giving showing off some of their Exemplary Courses. (note: you have to register for the entire series to watch the recording.) This week we looked … Continue reading

December 23, 2014
by Heidi Olson
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Extra credit assignments in Blackboard

What’s the best way to handle an extra credit assignment in Blackboard’s Grade Center? There are a couple of ways you can do this. These suggestions assume you are not weighting grades: Option 1: For the extra credit assignment set … Continue reading

September 19, 2013
by Heidi Olson
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Blackboard’s Retention Center

OIT has just turned on Blackboard Learn’s Retention Center module and made it available for instructors and TAs. The Retention Center replaces the Early Warning System and seems to be a great improvement.  By default, the Retention Center creates an … Continue reading

July 9, 2009
by Heidi Olson
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Evaluating Bb Quizzes for Missed Questions

When revising your online course is it always good to review the effectiveness of the self-assessments and quiz questions. Are certain questions constantly being answered incorrectly? Do the questions need to be rewritten or are students not prepared enough to … Continue reading

March 26, 2009
by Heidi Olson
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Adding Widgets (or Badges) to Blackboard Course

A widget (or badge) is a small application that runs on your desktop, on your mobile unit or that gets embedded in a website. It often will display information that is pulled from a source or from many sources that … Continue reading