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.
The University of Kentucky offers multimedia services to both students and faculty that allow access to technology for recording and editing videos. Support staff is also available to walk you through the process or answer any questions. If you are interested in these services, check out the Media Depot for students and the Camtasia Studio for faculty.
Blackboard can be a great tool for enhancing learning for both face-to-face and online classes and we want to make sure you have all the knowledge you need to use it effectively. Whether you need tips and tricks for getting started or you need specific instructions for using a particular feature, you've come to the right place!
iTunes U is a powerful distribution system for everything from lectures to language lessons, films to labs, and audiobooks to tours! An innovative way to get educational content into the hands of students, iTunes U currently hosts more than 350,000 free lectures, videos, films, and other resources produced by leading colleges, universities, museums, libraries, and educational institutions around the world.
This document provides recommendations, design tips, and information for creating Tests that will give your students a smoother testing experience. For a how-to guide on creating Blackboard Tests, please visit our Blackboard Tests and Surveys page.
This week's tech tips video, brought to you by the ATG Scholars, showcases the UK Downloads website. From navigation to availability of programs, this short clip will help you familiarize yourself with the ins and outs of using download.uky.edu. By using your link blue ID and password, you'll gain access to several programs that you'll find helpful on a regular basis.
Adobe Connect is a web conferencing application that enables instructors to deliver engaging video, audio, and interactive content in an online virtual classroom. Classes may be taught live (synchronous presentation) or offered on-demand (asynchronous presentation).