Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Tech Tip Tuesday - Reorganizing Your Courses Within Blackboard

The way Blackboard organizes courses from the main screen can be very overwhelming.  Especially if you've taught here awhile you are probably in semesters worth of courses.  (I actually put a request into Blackboard's virtual suggestion box about this very topic)  While there is not a lot we can do on our end, there is a little bit you can do that may help ease the pain a bit.

It is also SUPER important for you to be diligent when working in your courses so that you know what course you are putting those announcements or dates in and not get it confused with a course of the same number from a previous or upcoming session.

This week the Tech Tip Tuesday video tutorial shows you how you can rearrange your course list so you can put the courses that are most important to you towards the top for easier access.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Tech Tip Tuesday - New Links in Blackboard

Now that all courses are off and rolling we thought it would be nice to share with you what links within Blackboard we have been changed and updated to help standardize our courses to meet the needs of all our students.

These are links that are standard in all courses and should never be deleted. They are there to help both you and your students get important information.

These topics include:

  • Students with Disabilities
  • Technical Support
  • Academic and Student Support Services
  • SU Login Links
Please view this video tutorial to get a quick run through of the new links, there location and purpose.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Tech Tip Tuesday - Who Moved My Cheese!

Surprise!  We have a new Stevenson website.  We are just getting our first look at it as well but they definitely moved our cheese!  It will take some getting used to but hopefully all the information will be more streamlined.

The new website design is being used for more of a recruitment tool for prospective students while trying to get us to go through the 'portal' do get to what we need.  Once we are in the portal we should be able to find what we need.

Here is this week's Tech Tip Tuesday Video Tutorial on how to navigate the new website.