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Conference Highlights Technology in Education at Boise State

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The Department of Learning Technology Solutions in the Office of Information Technology, in conjunction with the IDEA shop and eCampus Center, hosted a faculty-focused conference highlighting the Digital Ecosystems of Boise State University. This conference was supported by Blackboard Inc. …

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Faculty Invited to Participate in e-Textbooks Pilot Program

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Faculty are invited to join the Fall 2015 cohort of the university’s e-Textbook Pilot Program, sponsored by the Provost’s Office and the deans and managed by the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Bookstore and the IDEA Shop (formerly Academic …

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Faculty Invited to Participate in e-Textbooks Pilot Program

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Faculty are invited to join the Fall 2015 cohort of the university’s e-Textbook Pilot Program, sponsored by the Provost’s Office and the deans and managed by the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Bookstore, and the IDEA Shop (formerly Academic …

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CTL Presents Workshops for Faculty

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The Center for Teaching and Learning presents the following workshops for faculty: Contract Grading: What Is It and How Can I Use It? Sept. 3, noon, ILC 315 Contract grading is one of many assessment methods that emphasizes student investment …

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Changes to Support of Teaching with Technology

Over the summer, units involved in the support of teaching, learning and technology have been realigning themselves to better serve faculty needs. Learning Technology Solutions (LTS), a new unit housed in the Office of Information Technology (OIT), provides coordination, management …

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Faculty: Opt Into eTextbooks for Spring 2015 by Aug. 4

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The Boise State Bookstore and the IDEA Shop (formerly Academic Technologies) is once again teaming up with a deliverer of eTextbooks and several publishers to provide students with interactive, digital course materials at less than half the cost of printed …

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Reorganized Structures to Support Instructional Technology

As of July 1, Academic Technologies (AT) has been reorganized into two units: Learning Technology Solutions (LTS), to be located organizationally within the Office for Information Technology, and the Instructional Design and Educational Assessment (IDEA) Shop, located organizationally within the …

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Faculty Invited to eTextbook Publishing Boot Camp

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Faculty are invited to participate in the eTextbook Publishing Boot Camp where they will have an opportunity to complete an original, interactive eTextbook for use in their course. Teaming up with an instructional designer, participants will create a custom text …

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Survey Looks at the Blackboard Experience

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Boise State is committed to supporting Blackboard Learn as a central technology in its learning environments. In order to provide the best possible Blackboard experience — including features and support — Academic Technologies is turning to users for input and …

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Mobile Learning Summer Institute Applications Due

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Academic Technologies will hold a three-day institute this summer focused on creative pedagogical strategies that leverage the power of mobile devices to enhance teaching and learning. Areas of exploration will include increasing student engagement, facilitating communication, expanding the borders of …

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New Facelift Coming for Blackboard Middleware

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The Blackboard Middleware process used for requesting Blackboard course sites and adding teaching assistant and other users is getting a facelift. It soon will be known as “LMS Middleware.” The new LMS Middleware interface will retain all existing functions and …

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Workshop Series Aimed at Developing Better Test Questions

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Writing effective test questions requires thought and expertise. An upcoming workshop series will touch on one topic a month, covering everything from best practices in creating basic questions  to “I never thought of that” tips. The workshop is presented by Academic Technologies and the …

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