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Making Text Look Normal in Blackboard

Have you ever pasted text into Blackboard and found that it just doesn’t look right? It might be that the ...
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Blackboard Features

New Blackboard features for 2018

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Every December, the UNE IT department updates Blackboard, giving the gift of ...
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Webinar Series

Tools for Office Hours - Blackboard Collaborate

Last week we covered Appear.in as a tool for conducting online conferences. This week we’re going to go over the ...
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Webinar Series

Webinar: Tools for Online Office Hours - Appear.in

Two weeks ago we conducted a webinar in which we presented two conferencing tools as excellent options for holding synchronous ...
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Creating a Timeline with Timeline JS

Creating a Timeline with Timeline JS

Recently, I found myself testing different timeline creation tools to see how well they worked and how hard they were ...
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Webinar Series

Webinar: Using RefWorks for Online Learning

We are happy to present a webinar, developed and delivered by Cadence Atchinson, our Online Research and Teaching Librarian, on ...
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Diagramming Tools

Diagramming Tools

Diagramming can be useful no matter your profession, but we have several health-related programs at CGPS, and in healthcare diagramming ...
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Connecting Online Students

Connecting People in Online Classrooms

We all dream of some sort of seamless integration of a myriad of tools (or a myriad of features) that ...
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Reference Management

A Qiqqa Way to Reference Management

Whether you are a student, faculty member, researcher, or instructional designer, there comes a point when you realize there must ...
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Google Drive Productivity

Tools for Google Drive Productivity

We use Google Drive quite a bit in our course and curriculum development. It is a favorite tool for collaborating with stakeholders and ...
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Resource Articles

Tips for Improving Paragraph Integrity

People often talk about personal integrity, but what about paragraph integrity? An essential part of clear prose, paragraph integrity means ...
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How to stop your computer from ruining your sleep

As phones and computers become more integrated into our daily lives, we’re spending more time staring into the harsh light ...
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Web Annotation

Web Annotation with Highly

I’ve called attention to web annotation tools in the past, the reason being that I am among those internet weirdos ...
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Beeline Reader

Easier Reading with Beeline Reader

One of the most exciting aspects of online education is how the environment, with its quickly evolving technologies, is making content ...
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Webinar Series

Webinar - The Blackboard Grade Center

We’ve received several requests to dive more purposefully into the nitty gritty of using Blackboard, and so today we conducted ...
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Choosing Rubrics

For the Love of Rubrics

In past posts, we have discussed how to create rubrics, why we use rubrics at UNE, and how to use ...
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Rich Internet Applications

Rich Internet Applications - Conversations and Mashup

CLEAR’s RIAs Michigan State’s Center for Language Education And Research (CLEAR) has created a number of Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) that ...
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Finding Articles with Summon

It's easy to find articles with Summon

In your courses, you are often required to locate an assigned reading using the UNE Library website. For advanced searches, ...
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Blackboard MacGyver

Macgyvering Blackboard

While I won’t pretend that I am among the generation that watched and enjoyed MacGyver during the mid 80s and ...
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Project Naptha

Grab Text from Images with Project Naptha

Images are powerful tools for communication, and we try to use them in our courses wherever we can. A picture ...
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Audio Lectures with Audacity

Polish Your Lecture Audio with Audacity

Have you ever listened to an audio file that just didn’t sound right? It might have been a podcast, a ...
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Wiki Tutorial

Blackboard Wiki Tutorial

We’ve received a few questions over the years about just how the Blackboard Wiki works. Mostly, these questions are filtered ...
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Speech to Text

Speech-to-Text

One of the great qualities of language is that it allows people to connect across seemingly unbridgeable gaps. Above and ...
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YouTube Recording

YouTube Recording Directions

Record on your device, then upload to YouTube As many of you already know, YouTube has basically discontinued supporting web ...
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