Category Archives: eLearning

Teaching Wirelessly with Tablets

Jamie Nelson, CITES Academic Technology Services Spring 2015 Michael Koerner: “Teaching wirelessly with a tablet is for me!” Introduction: Technology in the classroom is nothing new. A good #2 pencil and a decent notebook always have been, and remain, excellent technologies. … Continue reading

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Chris Masterjohn on i>clicker and Transformational Learning

Earlier this week I received an inspirational email from Chris Masterjohn, an instructor in the College of Veterinary Medicine. His email is included, below. It outlines a transformative process in student learning involving the innovative use of i>clicker, the centrally supported student response system on campus. This change was … Continue reading

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Check for plagiarism on the fly with SafeAssign’s DirectSubmit

The semester is coming to an end, and students are turning in papers.  We all want to be confident of the academic integrity of student’s work.    I don’t expect plagiarism, but it’s something we all need to watch out for. … Continue reading

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Blackboard Essentials for Teachers Available on Safari Books

Are you looking for another great resource for learning how to teach with Illinois Compass 2g (powered by Blackboard Learn)? I just found out about Blackboard Essentials for Teachers, and affiliates of the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign have free … Continue reading

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Accessing Lynda.com Tutorials on the iPad

We’ve talked before about Lynda.com when free access for University of Illinois faculty, staff and students was first announced. Many people who use the service may not realize, but you can also access the complete library of Lynda.com videos on … Continue reading

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So You Want To Bake Some Badges

reposted from citesccme.wordpress.com I recently attended the 2013 Faculty Summer Institute held at the i-Hotel here in Urbana-Champaign. The buzzword for the year? Well, there were many–wikis, blogs, and apps ranked high–but I would say that 2013 is the year of the … Continue reading

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Removing Students from the Grade Center

Have a desire to remove those students who have dropped your course from your grade center?  These are the students who are marked as “Unavailable” after having officially dropped your course.  Follow this procedure and you can remove them from … Continue reading

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Edtech Cheet Sheet [Infographic]

Ever get confused over the latest terms in the world of teaching and learning with technology? This infograph will definitely help! (Click on the image to enlarge.)

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Some Folks Flip for the “Flipped” Classroom

The “flipped” classroom is hot news these days, but it’s been warming up for several years. Most sources credit a couple of high school teachers, Jonathan Bergman and Aaron Sams, of Woodland Park, CO who started the trend by recording … Continue reading

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Illinois Compass 2g: Groups

by Gaby Venatta and Anne McKinney The Course Groups feature allows instructors and students to create groups of students within a course. These Course Groups have their own area in Blackboard Learn to collaborate on Course work. These spaces are … Continue reading

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