La Salle Nursing Professor Leverages Blackboard for Advanced Pathophysiology & Advanced Pharmacology

To the casual classroom observer, Associate Professor Joan Parker Frizzell PhD CRNP ANP-BC speaks more than one seemingly foreign language while she is teaching in front of her Advanced Pathophysiology and Advanced Pharmacology Graduate students. Not only is Dr. Frizzell fluent in the scientific jargon of the fields of nursing, pathophysiology and pharmacology, she also […]

Fun New Blackboard Features for Spring 2013

Starting in the Spring semester, there will be a few new features in Blackboard that the Instructional Design team is excited about, and we think that you and your students are going to like them too! These changes include: A new and improved text editor My Blackboard profiles that put a face with user posts […]

7 Effective Practices for Online Educators

If you are currently teaching an online or hybrid class or if you want to transition your course online, consider these seven tips that can help increase learning effectiveness in the online environment. The following practices are just a few of many that can be found on the Sloan-C Effective Practices website.

SMART Tips for Online Discussions

Sparking a good discussion in the face-to-face classroom can be an engaging and intellectually rewarding experience for both students and faculty. When it comes to teaching online, many faculty members may wonder how an asynchronous online discussion board can ever fully replicate the experience of real-time, personal interactions complete with non-verbal cues, spontaneity, and emotional […]

TED-Ed: Lessons Worth Spreading

If you are one of the lucky ones, you have personally attended one of the conferences hosted by TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design), an organization that’s dedicated to spreading ideas. More likely, though, you are like the rest of us who have to settle for watching the TEDTalks on TED.com, on Netflix Instant, or anywhere else […]