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Overview of Assessment Tools on Blackboard at NUIG

Last month, during our festival, I gave a workshop on the various tools you can use on Blackboard for assessment. It was quite well received and will probably be offered again in future. The main advantage for instructors was that … Continue reading

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Coming Soon – Student Preview

Last week I was at the Blackboard Teaching and Learning Conference, which took place at UCD. Among some other updates, I was really excited to learn that a Student Preview feature is on the way. All going well, this will … Continue reading

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Embedding a prezi in your Blackboard course

As part of our Blackboard Winter Festival we included a 2 hour workshop on Presentation Design with Prezi. This turned out to be our most popular workshop. It seems that lots of staff are interested in getting started with Prezi. … Continue reading

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Returning Provisional Grades

It is possible to return grades to students, in a secure manner, using the Grade Centre on Blackboard. Students will only have access to their own grades; it is not possible for them to see the grades for other students … Continue reading

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What’s new in Blackboard at NUIG? Part 2

All going well, our Blackboard Learn system will be upgraded to SP12 this Friday, 12th July. In the second of this series, here are three new features that will be available. The Retention Centre The new Retention Centre in Blackboard … Continue reading

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What’s new in Blackboard at NUIG? Part 1

We are now a couple of weeks into testing the upgraded Blackboard for NUIG, which will be available to all staff and students by the middle of July (dates to be confirmed). The upgraded version will look fresh and uncluttered, … Continue reading

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Blackboard Learn: Improved features for Teachers

As we gear up for an upgrade to our NUI Galway Blackboard Learn system, we’re looking forward to a cleaner interface and some improved features. In previous posts, I mentioned the new Retention Centre and improved Discussion Boards. Here’s another … Continue reading

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