Editing Your Videos and Computer Demos

There are many great (and free) tools out there for capturing your computer screen so that you can record videos for your students. These tools allow you to capture pre-recorded lectures, whiteboard explanations, software demonstrations, or other online activities. Sherri provides a great list of these tools in her posts on Building Online Presentations and […]

Learning By Doing

While exploring the News and Social Media tab in the portal, I came across an article that was recently published by Dr. John Beatty (English/DArt) and Huntly Collins (Communications), Team-Teaching Online Journalism by Focusing on the Great Migration. This article, which was published in the Spring/Summer 2012 issue of Teaching Journalism and Mass Communication, explored […]

Help Students Become More Comfortable with Online Assessments

Students new to online assessments may not know what to expect when they’re required to use Blackboard to take a quiz, submit an assignment, or enter a discussion or blog post. Here are three resources that you can plug into your course to help them along. Give Students a Practice Quiz If you don’t have […]

Adding Video Content to Your Course

Ever see a video on a website and wish you could just put it right into your Blackboard course? You can, and Blackboard makes it easy! You could, of course, just a provide link to the video. However, embedding content directly into your Blackboard course increases interactivity and provides another way for students to engage […]

Using SkyDrive to Host Instructional Content

Editor’s Note: This post was updated on May 23, 2013 to include newer versions of the SkyDrive instructions. Since we originally posted about SkyDrive, there has been increased interest in how this tool might be useful for hosting instructional content. Here are some step-by-step guides to get you started. If you are unsure whether SkyDrive […]