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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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Faculty: Opt Into eTextbooks for Fall by March 13

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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

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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

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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

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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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Dale Pike

Dale Pike, Academic Technologies, presented a couple of webinars for Academic Impressions titled “Assembling and Distributing Mobile-Ready Course Content” and “Managing Mobile Devices: BYOD and Loaner Devices” on Sept. 17 and 19. These webinars covered practical ways to incorporate mobile content―such as …

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Clicker Support Site and Software Upgraded

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Over the summer Academic Technologies and the Office of Information Technology configured Blackboard to integrate with TurningPoint 5, the latest version of the software used with Turning Technologies’ student response systems (also known as “clickers”). As a result, the web …

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Mid-Semester Assessments Offered for Online Courses

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The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and Academic Technologies (AT) are offering the Mid-Semester Assessment Process (MAP) for fully online courses. The MAP provides an instructor with rich and meaningful feedback from students about a course and the learning …

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Submit Proposal for mLearning Scholars 1.0 Cohort

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Academic Technologies invites faculty to submit Requests for Proposals for its fifth mLearning Scholars 1.0 cohort. The application deadline is Sept. 27. Members of the cohort will select one section of a spring 2014 course and prepare for the course …

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Apply Now for Hybrid Course Design Seminar

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Sept. 20 is the deadline to apply for the Hybrid Course Design Seminar through Academic Technologies. “Learning Spaces: Next Generation Hybrid Courses” will consist of a six-week faculty development seminar this fall (taught in a hybrid format), focusing on hybrid …

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