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REEF Polling, Boise State Official Student Response Platform

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On Monday, Dec. 7, the Technology for Learning and Teaching Group unanimously approved adopting REEF Polling as the campus-wide student response system. This vote was the culmination of ten months of product evaluations across nine courses in which we collected feedback from more …

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Teaching Online? Professional Development Offerings Increased

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Professional development for faculty teaching online classes is now available in two sessions each semester beginning spring 2016. The eCampus Teaching Online Seminar gives faculty the opportunity to share ideas with peers while exploring best practices related to delivering an …

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Learn to Code With the Hour of Code at Albertsons Library

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Albertsons Library and the Office of Information Technology are partnering to offer Hour of Code sessions for the campus community. Students, staff, faculty and the community are encouraged to visit the library from 4-6 p.m. on Dec. 7 to learn …

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OIT Offering Clicker Demos, Seeking Feedback

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The OIT Learning Technology Solutions team invites faculty to attend demonstrations of the four student response system or “clicker” solutions currently under evaluation. Boise State’s faculty members are classroom experts and OIT appreciates your input in selecting a solution to provide …

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Center for Professional Development Releases New Digital Badges

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Boise State’s Center for Professional Development (CPD) is excited to announce the release of digital badges. CPD is a part of a university initiative to provide digital badging for non-credit learning. Boise State is partnering with Idaho SkillStack, the Digital …

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Qualtrics Announces a New Interface

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Last week, Qualtrics sent out an email to users announcing a new interface to be released on Oct. 6 that’s more intuitive, easier to navigate and improves how responses and results are viewed. Rest assured, previously collected surveys and data still will …

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Webinars Focus on Accessibility, Universal Design

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In October and November, Instructional Design and Educational Assessment (IDEA Shop) will broadcast two live webinars focusing on accessibility and universal design for learning. Produced by 3Play Media, each workshop is described below. To register, follow the link in the …

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OIT Offering Free Tech Learning Opportunities

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Want to learn more about WordPress, Camtasia Studio, Excel or Google Apps? The Office of Information Technology’s (OIT) communications and training department is offering free technology learning opportunities for faculty and staff. To register or learn more about these training …

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Library Offers 3D Printing for Students, Staff, Faculty

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All students, staff and faculty at Boise State are invited to learn about 3D design and use the 3D printers available at the Albertsons Library. What is 3D printing? It’s a process that creates prototypes or objects in three dimensions. The …

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Access to Skillsoft Online Training Ends Sept. 14

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Boise State is ending its contract with the e-learning system Skillsoft, a.k.a Skillport, on Monday, Sept 14. Utilization of the system has not been sufficient to support paying the cost for the e-learning programs offered through this platform.  This fact, …

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Online Workshop: Building Better Online Discussions

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Learn to improve your online discussions at an online workshop Oct. 4-11. This workshop will be conducted asynchronously in Blackboard, over the course of one week. Time required is estimated at 2-3 hours. To register, send an email to kwilson@boisestate.edu. …

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Number of Broncos Taking Online Courses on the Rise

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As President Bob Kustra noted in his recent State of the University address, enrollments in summer online courses increased this year, making up more than 40 percent of all summer 2015 credits. More than 11,300 students enrolled in at least …

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