Thinking about incorporating videos in your courses?

Consider writing a script before you start recording. Taking a bit of time to plan out what you’ll say helps you create better videos and, believe it or not, will save you time. Really! How does scripting help you create better videos?¬† Scripts help you sound more professional, as they help you eliminate the “ums” […]

How to Convert and Download your Blackboard Collaborate Recordings

As recently announced in this venerable publication and elsewhere, La Salle will be replacing Blackboard Collaborate with a new synchronous conferencing tool called GoToTraining for the start of Summer 2014 courses. If you have recorded any of your course meetings in Blackboard Collaborate, now is the time to convert those recordings into video files and […]

The Benefits of Adding Publisher Content to Your Blackboard Courses

It is now a common practice for textbook publishers to develop electronic resources to complement their textbooks. These resources often include comprehension questions or quizzes, electronic versions of the text, PowerPoint slides, learning games and activities, and videos, among other materials. The value of these materials is greatly enhanced when they can be effectively integrated […]