February 20 – Instructional Tech News
- February 20th, 2023
- in Announcements, Instructional Technology News
Hello from your Center for Instructional Technology! Below, you’ll find announcements and events to assist you with teaching and learning needs.
Upcoming Learning Opportunities
CIT Faculty Prep Days
It’s midterms and time to focus on your Gradebook. We are here to help answer questions or simply review your settings.
Drop in OR schedule a virtual appointment. Our doors will be open, and refreshments will be served.
- Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2-4PM
- Wednesday, March 1, 9-11AM
Gordon Palmer Hall, Room A232
- Tues, Feb 21, 10AM – People.ua.edu Workshop.
Create a professional faculty website using People.ua.edu. Pre-registration is required.
- Wed., Feb 22, 10AM – Panopto Advanced Training
Did you know you can use Panopto’s video editor to add video streams or a slide deck to a recording even after it’s complete? Or, that you can splice multiple clips together into one video?
This month, join us for an in depth look at how to use Panopto’s editor to combine many sources of content into one rich recording. We’ll address some common editing scenarios we often get questions about, such as how to allow viewers to download your slides, or how to curate which streams a viewer will see at different parts of your videos. We record our webinars. If you can’t attend at the scheduled time, we’ll send a link to the recording to everyone who registers.
- Wed., Feb 22, 12PM – Gradescope for Large Courses
Sections and Tools for Courses with 100+ Students – This one-hour workshop will focus on using Gradescope in large courses. With the new section management features, instructors will be able to set different submission time windows (release dates, due dates, late due dates, time limits) for different sections of students in the course, for a single assignment. Instructors will also be able to set assignment visibility by section, to release assignments to a subset of students on the roster.
- Tues., March 7, 10AM – Flip
Explore the features inside Flip and learn how to level up the ways your scholars communicate and share their learning.
Instructional Tech Resources and Reminders
The CIT Knowledge Base is your clearinghouse for tutorials, known issues, and best practices for testing and grading in Blackboard.
- Testing Tips for Instructors
- Copy a Single Test from One Blackboard Course to Another
- How can I add extended-time or provide another accommodation for a Blackboard test?
- If you have File Response test questions: Workaround for students to be able to submit files
- Can I modify the correct answer and regrade a Blackboard test?
- Enter Midterm or Final Grades in Blackboard
- Import Midterm or Final Grades into myBama from Blackboard
Ultra Course View Pilot Continues
Instructors interested in teaching with Ultra Course View in an upcoming academic term should submit a request via the CIT portal: Blackboard Learn Ultra LIVE Course Pilot Request.
Cleaning Out Older Blackboard Courses
Academic courses in Blackboard Learn are subject to removal two (2) years following the end of the semester in which they are taught per UA’s LMS Course Retention Policy. Courses taught prior to Fall 2020 are now eligible for removal. Instructors should save any needed course content or student grades. Students should save any necessary coursework as well. Non-academic courses, referred to as non-integrated courses, are subject to removal following two (2) years of inactivity. Steps to save content are linked below.
More information on the policy and instructions for backing up Blackboard content are available in the LMS Course Retention Policy FAQ.
Blackboard Learn Roadmap Webinars
In case you missed the Vision and Roadmap webinars for Blackboard Learn Original and Ultra, the recordings are available to watch.
As always, we are available Monday-Friday, 8:00-4:45 to assist you. We look forward to working with you soon.
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone – 205-348-3532
Website and Knowledge Base – http://cit.ua.edu