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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

July 14, 2014
by Heidi Olson
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Writing, drawing, or other creative prompts

Send a tweet  of “i” or “inventory”  to @YouAreCarrying and receive back a random list  of items. Use this list as a writing prompt for creative writing, such as an adventure story or for poetry. According to https://www.gamezebo.com/2014/07/04/carrying-minimalist-text-adventure-twitter/, the twitter … Continue reading

June 12, 2014
by Heidi Olson
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Fulfilling writing requirements in an online environment

One advantage that most asynchronous online courses have over face-to-face courses is that historically, there are more requirements asking  students to submit multiple writing assignments. Both informal writing that can be captured through an online discussion, and formal  writing, as … Continue reading

November 21, 2013
by Heidi Olson
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iPad study aid – Quiz Dojo

Create a fill-in-the-blank study aid from any PDF by using an iPad application called Quizdojo. Upload any PDF to Quizdojo and as you read through the content you can use the highlight, underline or strike-out tools to annotate as you … 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 … Continue reading

September 6, 2013
by Heidi Olson
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Screencapture

I recently completed an Media in Education class and here is one of the assignments we completed. The assignment was to   create three related documents which lead students through computer-related tasks using screencapture software. ScreenCapture is something that I … Continue reading