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


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


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


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


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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Faculty: Opt Into eTextbooks for Fall by March 13


The Boise State Bookstore and Academic Technologies have teamed up with a deliverer of eTextbooks and several publishers who can offer students digital course materials at less than half the cost of printed textbooks. But in order for students to …

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New Training Tool Provides Online Video Tutorials


Academic Technologies has announced the arrival of a new learning product called Atomic Learning. Atomic Learning is an online provider of video tutorials on diverse topics. The university’s subscription includes more than 55,000 step-by-step lessons on common software such as …

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Get Help With Blackboard at Workshops, Drop-ins

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The Blackboard support staff is offering Blackboard workshops, training and drop-in sessions during the week leading up to the start of spring semester. These sessions will ensure that faculty using Blackboard get off on the right foot. Following is the …

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GoGo Labs To Hold Open House Nov. 14


GoGo Labs, the start-up company launched by Boise State University in January, is holding an open house from 4-6 p.m. Nov. 14 at its new office location at 2417 West Bank Drive, Suite #202, in Boise. The open house is …

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Clicker Representatives to Conduct On-Campus Workshops


Representatives of Turning Technologies, the developers of the TurningPoint student-response system used at Boise State, will visit campus Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. They will conduct a series of workshops focusing on the TurningPoint software, which now incorporates PowerPoint Polling, Anywhere …

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