Author Archives: An Chláirseach

Blackboard Summer Upgrade (June 2017)

As time marches on, so too does our Blackboard system. On Monday, the 12th of June 2017, we will move a little bit further into future, with our upgrade to Blackboard Learn 9.1 Q4 2016. So, what changes and benefits … Continue reading

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Camtasia Video on Blackboard

  by  Racum  On support this week, a faculty request came in for information on how to upload Camtasia video files onto Blackboard. Previously, this was done by uploading a packaged zip file, which an instructor linked to, telling Blackboard to be … Continue reading

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Kaltura Online Education Summit

Sharon Flynn, the assistant director of CELT, is one of the keynote speakers at the Kaltura Education Summit on the 6th of December (today) at 2pm. She will be discussing the influence of video in Higher Education, with particular reference … Continue reading

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Multimedia resources on Blackboard

Deliberations over sharing multimedia resources with your students using Blackboard should be guided by one simple principle – taking the time upfront to consider how best to make these resources accessible for your students to view. File size is one … Continue reading

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Want to suggest an enhancement?

On a weekly basis, we receive emails with comments and suggestions from members of staff working in the nuts and bolts of Blackboard. We hear of great ideas of how the system might be tweaked or improved to give a … Continue reading

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The Grade Centre on Blackboard

I’ve been receiving a few queries this week about people who are looking to use the Grade Centre to give students provisional results. There are numerous resources online detailing faculty’s advanced use of this feature. A simple search on YouTube … Continue reading

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Pasting text from Microsoft Applications (Word, Outlook, Entourage, Excel) into Blackboard

  by  plaisanter~  As an instructor on a Blackboard course, you may sometimes experience problems viewing text that has been pasted directly from Microsoft Word or other Office products directly into Blackboard. Microsoft Word creates all sorts of extra code that makes … Continue reading

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