Month: August 2016

How to Move Your Blackboard Video Files to Panopto

Well, the FPA Media server is no longer with us.  We have made a very strong effort to keep all of the files that are currently embedded in the current crop of Blackboard courses working so that courses are not disrupted. For files that have not been moved to Panopto, we have a temporary solution that will keep them running through the remainder of the Fall 2016 semester, but this is not a permanent situation. If you have media files that are connected to your courses, please make certain that they are on a server or service you control (i.e. a personal You Tube Channel, your personal Vimeo account, etc.) or that they are moved to Panopto by December of 2016. The previous method of logging into the FPA server will not work, but, be of good cheer, the new way is much more simple: Click on the link in your Blackboard Course If it does not open in a Panopto viewer, or take you to another web service (like YouTube), it is very likely that you are on our “Last-chance” video server.  If you right click the link and “Save Source As” to your computer, or, alternatively, do the same thing with the video that plays in the dark server box, you should be able to download the file. You can then upload it to Panopto Of course,...

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Embedding Apps in Your Pedagogy

If you want to use apps in your classroom or to give your students room to use them.  One place to begin brainstorming while staying within the goals of your learning outcomes would be to use this creative commons licensed resource. Click the image to follow the link to a pdf with live links.  ...

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Improving Support in Blackboard by Focusing on the Needs of WCU

Blackboard News Improved Blackboard Support To improve the Blackboard Learn experience for WCU faculty and students, we are modifying how assistance is delivered to provide more responsive and caring Blackboard support. After analyzing the data of the calls placed to Blackboard Student services and finding that a vast majority of the calls were being routed back to WCU for resolution, a new model has been put into place starting on July 1, 2016 and includes the following support features: A Knowledge Base to provide self-help resources for our faculty and students. A system where users are able to submit...

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