This week's Tech Tips video, brought to you by the ATG Scholars, serves as an introduction to the Prezi website. Prezi is a presentation tool used to create slideshows with pizzazz. The website allows users to effortlessly creating stunning presentations inclusive of sleek transitions, tons of options for media and content placement, and a path tool to organize everything exactly as the user desires.
Curious about which questions students missed most often on a blackboard assessment? Or the answers a specific student made for each question on a test? Well blackboard can provide answers to these inquiries by using the Attempt Statistics and Download Results from the drop down menu on the columns found in the Grade Center. These tools are helpful by allowing instructors to see which questions students had more difficulty with, leading to either rewriting the question for future examinations or perhaps not counting it towards the end grade for the assignment.
The Chronicle for Higher Education hosts a series of blogs ranging from administrative issues to athletics. Two of these blogs, Wired Campus and ProfHacker, are regular stops for me. Wired Campus has recently published an article detailing the results of a recent study on how students use (or rather do not use) e-textbooks. You can read the article here: http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/students-find-e-textbooks-clumsy-...
Welcome back, everyone! As you have no doubt already noticed, this Fall 2012 brings a new website and lots of extra content for you! Feel free to take a look around and see what's new - this quick introduction to the website might give you some ideas!
Here are some of the highlights from our other updates for this semester:
One of the most important changes to note is that Blackboard has been upgraded. Don't worry; it's the same old Blackboard with a new look, quicker navigation, and more grading options. To learn more about some of the new features, please read our New in Blackboard 9.1 Service Pack 8 page. If your students need help, feel free to refer them to our Student Information Guide.
Need help preparing your research posters? We've added a Research Posters page, which includes free poster templates, UK graphics and logos, preparation instructions, and local printing services.
We're constantly adding new videos to YouTube, so check out the UK TechClips channel to stay updated with the latest tutorials and event recordings. You can also find these videos at UKIT on iTunes U.
Finally, if you need account access, a secondary instructor added to a course, or a fresh development shell, we still offer a quick and easy self-service forms for requesting service for Adobe Connect, Blackboard, and TurningPoint ResponseWare!
Thanks for visiting! We want the new site to be as helpful and easy to navigate as possible, so let us know what you think! Give us your feedback by commenting below or by using our Feedback Form.
Blackboard is the learning management system (LMS, sometimes also referred to as a course management system) that has been selected by the University of Kentucky. Blackboard provides instructors with a web presence, but does not require them to know web programming.
How can I use it?
Blackboard is an asynchronous teaching tool, meaning that participants do not have to be simultaneously connected.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) uses advanced encryption and tunneling to create a private connection to the UK Network from any other point on the internet. This enables users to transmit data between remote computers and UK systems securely. Using a VPN also provides a remote computer with a UK IP address, allowing users to access protected computer systems within the UK Network firewall, such as a desktop office computer or secure campus server, just as if they were physically on UK's campus.