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9 End of Semester Tips for Grading Using Blackboard

End of Semester Grading Tips As we near the end of the semester and the time to submit final grades, we wanted to share a few helpful tips.  Tip 1: Use the Faculty Center ‘Grade Upload’ feature to submit final

Posted in Blackboard, Tech Tips for Faculty

HP Sprout on demo

Academic Technologies now has the HP Sprout on demo at our office located in room 124 of the CCC building. All faculty and staff who are interested in exploring HP’s new take on the personal computer are welcome to swing by

Posted in Classroom Tech

ePortfolios at Cornell University

ePortfolios at Cornell University Whether you are an educator using ePortfolios (electronic portfolios) for teaching and learning, a student interested in building an ePortfolio, or perhaps you are another member of the Cornell community interested in using portfolios yourself or

Posted in Cloud, Community, Online Learning, Services, Video, Web

Cornell women involved in “Tech Savvy”, girls’ STEM conference

Cornell women involved in girls’ STEM conference On April 9, the Cortland and Ithaca branches of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will hold their annual TechSavvy Conference for girls in sixth through ninth grades, and their parents/caregivers. The

Posted in Community

Write complex mathematical equations in PowerPoint

Write complex mathematical equations in PowerPoint  Most courses in mathematics, the physical sciences, and engineering rely heavily on visual representations. Serious challenges arise as students attempt to translate and write complex equations for online assignments. LaTeX, is a typesetting language

Posted in Online Learning

Request for faculty participants: Help our team grow to support your tech needs!

In order to best support faculty and student experiences surrounding teaching and learning with technology, Cornell Academic Technologies seeks to gain awareness of the needs and concerns of Cornell faculty, and how our team might grow to support those needs. To that

Posted in Community

Request to faculty: Try our new attendance tool, available for Blackboard courses!

Instructors at Cornell are invited to try Qwickly Attendance, a new Blackboard attendance feature that can simplify attendance-taking in class. The app will be available to campus during a pilot set for Fall semester. Instructors can use Qwickly Attendance as much or little as

Posted in Blackboard, Online Learning

DIY opportunities to invent, build and learn can now be brought to any learning space on campus.

Faculty can now request an in-class visit from Cornell University library’s new pop-up makerspace. The easily-transported makerspace will arrive ready for class use equipped with a 3D printer and scanner, Arduino and Littlebits microelectronics kits, screen printing equipment, basic hardware

Posted in Classroom Tech, Equipment Loan

Instructors share how they use polling in the classroom.

Last week, several Cornell instructors came together online to discuss the ways in which they are using polling (via i<clickers) in the classroom. The video chat was led by Pat Graham and Andrea Putnam, of Academic Technologies, and attendees spoke

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Posted in Classroom Tech, Tech Tips for Faculty, Training

Catchbox: the World’s First Throwable Microphone for Student Engagement

Catchbox, a foam padded wireless microphone can be tossed around the lecture hall to transform engagement of student participation in large classes. Throw the “Nurf-like” CatchBox at your class and watch the excitement build. Engaging students and making lecture dynamic

Posted in Classroom Tech, Equipment Loan


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