Instructional Technology News – November 11
- November 11th, 2021
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Melissa from The Center for Instructional Technology here with some early November news and tips.
Email Address in Blackboard
Students who are also employees have both @ua and @crimson email addresses. These students can now specify which address they would like to use for Blackboard Learn communications. Students should use their @crimson email addresses for all academic and student-related communications. Additional information and steps for determining and changing the email address associated with a Blackboard account are available on our website: Email address in Blackboard.
Get ready for finals!
Preparing to offer a final exam via Blackboard? CIT encourages you to:
- Book an appointment for an online exam settings review to help ensure a smooth experience for you and your students.
- Follow these recommendations to avoid common problems associated with Blackboard Learn tests: Testing Tips for Instructors
- Share tips for being prepared and getting connected: Testing Tips for Students
Access to Crimson Google Accounts Will End May 2022
After the Spring 2022 semester, Crimson Google accounts will no longer be available to UA students and alumni. Individuals should export or migrate all content they wish to keep to OneDrive (current students) or a personal storage space (UA alumni and former students should export content). All content remaining in Crimson Google accounts will be deleted on May 16, 2022. Additional information, including suggested steps for migrating content, is available on the OIT website: Crimson Google Accounts
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra updates
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra has seen several updates this fall! We’re particularly excited about the new whiteboard, which offers better formatting, interaction with breakout groups, annotation persistence and more. Users can also now adjust their recording playback speed, going faster to save time or slower to catch more of what is being said: Recordings for Participants
We’re here to help
Your colleagues in The Center for Instructional Technology provide training, support, workshops, webinars, and consultations for UA’s instructional technologies and technology accessibility. You can reach us at email@example.com or 205-348-3532. Join us at an upcoming webinar or schedule a consultation with us.