This collection is provided to help you learn about the various educational and technological tools currently at your fingertips, including how to tackle classroom technology, you may not have experienced before. With the goal of maximizing the teaching and learning experience, these resources are geared to support instructors as they enhance their classroom and teaching practices through the implementation of supported technology.
Transforming your Blackboard Shell to Transform your Teaching Series
This 2-part video series supports your teaching by highlighting Blackboard shell features designed to present and engage learners with your content.
This video will provide helpful advice and resources to create and implement assignments in Blackboard while effectively measuring the students’ learning.
Function and Features of Blackboard Grade Center Series
In this 2 part video series, you will learn about the setup and useful functions of various features of the Blackboard Grade Center.
Blackboard is a powerful Learning Management System (LMS) with many features and tools. This Top 10 list highlights a few of the tools beneficial for creating eye-pleasing content, helping faculty effectively manage their courses, and ensuring a smooth-running learning experience start to finish!
Assessment Creation Series
In this 3 part series, our CIS Blackboard Expert discusses assessment creation considerations along with methods for building, configuring, and deploying tests in Bb.
Testing Online with Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor
This 2-part video series introduces the Respondus online exam security software tools and explains how to use them.
In this video, we show how collaborative learning opportunities can be managed using MS Teams and WebEx.
In this video, faculty member Dr. Doug Lapp, explains how to install, sign in, and manage Microsoft Teams on your mobile device.
Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) Series
In this 2-part video series, we highlight the value of using classroom assessment techniques and how to implement them in face-to-face and remote classrooms.
Classroom Assessment Techniques Part One (4:07)
In part one of this video series, we’ll highlight the value of CATs, and provide a brief overview of the platforms you can use for implementation in your course(s).
Classroom Assessment Techniques Part Two (7:36)
In part two of our series on Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs), we’ll share a few ways MS Teams, WebEx, and Blackboard can be used for in-class assessment.
Teaching with WebEx Tour
The following resources provide a tour and explanation of WebEx synchronous technology features, including best practices for hosting a live class meeting and hosting office hours.
Check out these tips to make your WebEx class or meeting run smoothly!
OIT and CIS outline some tips to help you schedule and secure your Webex “classroom”.
This video provides an introduction to Chipcast, CMU’s streaming video platform, and offers an end-to-end solution for recording, editing, and sharing media learning objects in your course(s).
Before sitting down to record, follow these 5 best practices to create media that students will want to watch.
This video demystifies some common misconceptions about DIY content creation and provides tips for recording excellent media learning objects.
Here is a list of hand-picked resources and tutorials on topics specifically related to this category. Some of these are mentioned within and pertain to the items above, while others are included as additional instructive material. Note: some links will require a CMICH login for access.
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