Instructional Technology News – November 4, 2022
- November 4th, 2022
- in Instructional Technology News
Hello from your colleagues in CIT! Below you’ll find resources to help with your teaching needs, as well as announcements and workshops. If you need help with instructional technology, please contact email@example.com.
Introducing Dr. Karen Burns, CIT’s Assistant Director of Education and Outreach!
I am excited to serve in this new role! I have been a part of CIT since 2008, responsible for people.ua.edu, VoiceThread, Flipgrid (now Flip), and Zoom. During that time, I completed my master’s degree and doctorate degree through the College of Education with a focus on instructional leadership and technology. I am particularly passionate about all things related to gamification and game-based learning. If you are really curious, you can read more about me on my website, http://kaburns.people.ua.edu.
Anyone up for a scavenger hunt or escape room? Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Resources for Teaching and Learning:
- Communicate with Students Using Blackboard
- Testing Tips for Instructors
- Add accommodations to a Blackboard test
- Grade Reporting at UA
- Grading in Blackboard
- Ally Quick Start for Instructors : Ally measures the accessibility of each file attached to your course and creates alternative formats of your course content based on the original.
- Ally Quick Start for Students: Ally provides alternate formats for course content. Look for the Download Alternative Formats icon and download a format that suits individual learning needs.
Explore Blackboard Ultra
Learn about UA’s Ultra pilot and request a practice course: Ultra Course Pilot Information
Upcoming Events from CIT, OIT, UA Online and more!
- View a full list and registration information
- Anthology, Blackboard’s parent company, is hosting a Digital Teaching Symposium November 10
- OIT + Microsoft Teams training session: Using a Class Team with your Student.
- Submit a Proposal to OLIS by November 14!
It’s back! Hosted by UA Online, the Online Learning Innovation Summit returns on Friday, Feb. 10, 2023, at Bryant Conference Center. Faculty, staff and graduate students will come together for a full day of sessions on inclusive online classrooms, course quality, digital accessibility, technology tools and innovative course design.
This year’s theme is Transforming the Online Classroom: Challenges, Opportunities, and Innovation. Do you have a success story, an innovative strategy or a demonstration you would like to share? The OLIS Planning Team welcomes your proposals. Visit the OLIS website to submit a proposal by November 14th and to register for the event.