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Professional Development with VoiceThread – April 2019 »

These workshops are completely free. The sessions are led by our instructional designer and online educator George Haines.  George will share his expertise to help you get the most from VoiceThread.

VoiceThread for Nursing Educators
March 26 at 7:00pm 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 students.

VoiceThread Basics 1 – Upload, Comment, and Share
April 9 at 7:00pm ET – Register here

Participants will learn how to upload media, comment and annotate on that media, and share it with others. This will be a slow paced, step-by-step, hands-on workshop. It is open to both VoiceThread license holders and free members.

VoiceThread Basics 2 – Groups and Secure Sharing
April 16 at 7:00pm ET – Register here

We will begin to explore the features available to VoiceThreaders with a full license. Participants will learn how to create groups and subgroups, set sharing permissions within those groups, and privately share VoiceThreads with individuals.
VoiceThread Basics 3 – Moderating Comments, Private and Threaded Replies, and Copying
April 30 at 7:00pm ET – Register here

In our third workshop in the series, participants will learn how to give private feedback, use threaded commenting, copy VoiceThreads for use with multiple groups, and use comment moderation to formatively assess student work.

VoiceThread Basics 4 – VoiceThread and Your LMS
May 7 at 7:00pm ET – Register here

We will work on integrating VoiceThread into a learning management system. With LMS integration educators can create and share VoiceThreads and grade student work. Participants will learn how to use the assignment builder feature to assess student work during a hands-on segment.

Blackboard Maintenance – Sunday, March, 31st, 2019 – Service Impacting »

Blackboard will be performing scheduled maintenance on Sunday, March 31st, 2019 Begin Time: Sunday, March 31st, 2019 02:00am US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) End Time: Sunday, March 31st, 2019 7:00am US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) Details:  Blackboard will be performing Service Impacting maintenance replacing firewall devices to increase capacity.  Please . . .

Blackboard Maintenance – Friday, March, 22nd, 2019 – Service Impacting »

Blackboard will be performing scheduled maintenance on Friday, March 22nd, 2019 Begin Time: Friday, March 22nd, 2019 02:00am US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) End Time: Friday, March 22nd, 2019 7:00am US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) Details:  Blackboard will be performing Service Impacting maintenance replacing firewall devices to increase capacity.  Please . . .

Respondus Monitor – A trial opportunity! »

Greetings from Learning Systems! tl;dr A short trial with Respondus Monitor will be available and open to all instructors, May 1st, 2019 - July 31st, 2019. Training will be available on April 1st at 11AM for VCU instructors. Until then, Respondus is offering a New Features general webinar for instructors. Description from the vendor's website Respo . . .

Blackboard – Inline Grading with New Box View – RESOLVED »

We have received the following notice from Blackboard: Clients are currently reporting issues with inline grading. Box is currently working on the issues with the tool. . . .

VoiceThread Workshops March 2019 »

Using VoiceThread for Student Portfolios February 26, 7:00 pm ET: Register Here If you are interested in learning how to use VoiceThread as a portfolio tool to showcase student work or to provide feedback for their work in progress, we can help. In this workshop, we will showcase a variety of student portfolio examples and collaborate on a s . . .

Blackboard Cloud Connector Issue – RESOLVED »

We have received the following notice from Blackboard: Blackboard is experiencing issues with Cloud Connector that is affecting Box View, SafeAssign, and third party B2's that require cloud access. Engineers are working on this and clients are beginning to see the issue is resolved. . . .

Blackboard Production – Update Kaltura Building Block »

Begin Time: Friday, February 15th, 2018 02:00 US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) End Time: Friday, February 15th, 2018 03:00 US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) Blackboard building block (Kaltura) 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 Regards,  Blackb . . .

VoiceThread Workshops February 2019 »

These workshops are completely free. The sessions are led by our instructional designer and online educator George Haines.  George will share his expertise to help you get the most from VoiceThread. VoiceThread Advanced Skills February 5th at 7:00pm ET - Register here In this workshop, participants will learn about more advance . . .

Blackboard Maintenance – Friday, February 8th, 2019 »

Blackboard will be performing scheduled maintenance on Friday, February 1st, 2019 Begin Time: Friday, February 8th, 2019 02:00am US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) End Time: Friday, February 8th, 2019 6:00am US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) Details:  Blackboard will be performing maintenance. While we anticipate no interruption in service as a result of the wo . . .

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