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Blogs in the Classroom

Blogs can be a powerful tool for both small seminars and large lectures, primarily as a means for students to develop their own voices on course materials and the issues they raise. It’s a format with which many students are familiar,

Posted in Blackboard, Online Learning, Tech Tips for Faculty

Tips for hosting a successful videoconference

Video conferencing quality is affected by a number of factors. One of the most important of which is the connection speed of your system! Test your technology ahead of time. If you’re using a new video conferencing platform or plan

Posted in Classroom Tech, Online Learning, Tech Tips for Faculty, Video

Videoconferencing and Student Collaboration

Traditionally, facilitating engagement and community building within the online platform has been orchestrated through the Discussion Board. As online learning evolves, other techniques and tools have emerged that allow students to interact synchronously and collaborate on projects while being mentored

Posted in Classroom Tech, Online Learning, Video, Web

How to integrate video-based discussion board posts into your Blackboard course

Including video discussion board posts in your Blackboard course brings rich, multi-modal experiences to your online or blended class. Students have a chance to practice digital literacy and oral communication skills while reflecting on course content. Student responses can be

Posted in Blackboard, Community, Online Learning, Tech Tips for Faculty, Video

Accessible Course Design and Meeting Student Needs

As you being to design and update your courses for the fall, it is important to keep accessibility in mind. Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act requires that individuals with disabilities have access to electronic and information technology that is

Posted in Blackboard, Community, Online Learning, Tech Tips for Faculty

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

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 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

Cornell Online Learning Community

Interested in getting up to speed on the online learning landscape at Cornell? consider joining the Cornell Online Learning Community (COLC).  COLC’s aim is to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and experiences surrounding online and blended learning across the campus, as

Posted in Community, Online Learning

Teaching with Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate is now available! Academic Technologies recently rolled out Blackboard Collaborate, an engaging, fully online sharing, chat and video conferencing tool. Available to Collaborate users are chat and video conferencing capabilities, collaborative whiteboards, and the ability to share files

Posted in Online Learning, Video, Web

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