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Respondus Free Instructor Training »

Learn how easy it is to implement the most widely-used solution for preventing cheating during online tests! A free, 45 minute training webinar will teach you everything you need to get started with LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor.

You’ll see a demo of the applications, and learn how to prevent cheating in both proctored and non-proctored online tests. Your institution’s license gives you access to these applications.

Wednesday, August 16 at 3pm ET / 12pm PT – Register

Wednesday, August 30 at 1pm ET / 10am PT – Register

Quickly Create Online Exams: Respondus 4 and the Test Bank Network

Learn how, along with a Respondus 4 license, the Respondus Test Bank Network enables instructors to create online tests and learning activities – in just minutes – from official publisher test banks. The session will demonstrate how to request and create test questions from publisher test bank items, plus edit, format, and publish test questions to your LMS from Respondus 4. The webinar is 45 minutes, plus a Q&A period at the end.

Wednesday, August 23rd at 2 pm ET / 11 am PT – Register

Blackboard Maintenance – Friday, August 18th, 2017 »

We received the following alert from Blackboard: Blackboard will be performing maintenance during the regularly scheduled maintenance window on Friday, August 18th, 2017 Begin Time: Friday, August 18th, 2017 02:00 US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) End Time: Friday, August 18th, 2017 06:00 US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) Details: During this maintenance win . . .

Blackboard Maintenance – Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 »

We received the following alert from Blackboard: Blackboard will be performing maintenance during the regularly scheduled maintenance window on Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 Begin Time: Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 22:00 US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) End Time: Friday, August 4th, 2017 06:00 US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) Details: During this maintenance . . .

August VoiceThread Workshops »

VoiceThread for Nursing Educators August 1 at 1:00pm ET - Register here In this workshop, Nursing educators will learn how to create dynamic lessons and assessments with VoiceThread. Guest facilitator Jaime Hannans, RN, PhD, from CSU Channel Islands will showcase examples from her courses and discuss VoiceThread lesson design for Nursing stu . . .

Blackboard Production – Update Building Block »

Begin Time: Monday, July 17th, 2016 02:00 US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) End Time: Monday, July 17th, 2016 06:00 US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) Blackboard building block (Blackboard Mobile Web Services) will be updated.  Although the update is being done without taking the system offline, there will be brief interruptions in service tools in Blackboard. Kind R . . .

Blackboard Maintenance – Thursday, July 6th, 2017 »

We received the following alert from Blackboard: Blackboard will be performing maintenance during the regularly scheduled maintenance window on Thursday, July 6th, 2017 Begin Time: Thursday, July 6th, 2017 22:00 US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) End Time: Friday, July 7th, 2017 06:00 US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) Details: During this maintenance windo . . .

Blackboard Maintenance – Change SMTP mail relay – Friday, July 7th, 2017 »

Blackboard will be performing maintenance during the regularly scheduled maintenance window on Friday, July 7th, 2017 Begin Time: Friday, July 7th, 2017 02:00 US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) End Time: Friday, July 7th, 2017 02:30 US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) Details: Change Blackboard's SMTP relay to mail-relay-va2.blackboard.com.  Blackboard is curre . . .

Blackboard Maintenance – Friday, June 23rd, 2017 »

We received the following alert from Blackboard: Blackboard will be performing maintenance during the regularly scheduled maintenance window on Friday, June 23rd, 2017 Begin Time: Friday, June 23rd, 2017 02:00 US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) End Time: Friday, June 23rd, 2017 06:00 US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) Details: During this maintenance window, . . .

Blackboard Maintenance – Friday, July 28th, 2017 »

We received the following alert from Blackboard: Blackboard will be performing maintenance during the regularly scheduled maintenance window on Friday, July 28th, 2017 Begin Time: Friday, July 28th, 2017 22:00 US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) End Time: Saturday, July 29th, 2017 02:00 US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) Details: During this maintenance windo . . .

June and July VoiceThread Workshops »

Humanize Your Online Course with VoiceThread​ June 13 at 2:00pm ET - Register here Creating engaging online courses is not easy. In many courses based on discussion boards, students feel isolated and disconnected from their instructors and classmates. VoiceThread bridges the gaps in social presence typically found in online courses. In this wo . . .

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