Purdue faculty on the West Lafayette campus have begun delving into the Blackboard Vista-to-Learn course-rebuilding process.
On Monday May 14th, 2012 ITaP will be updating the Blackboard Login portal to include resources and links to Blackboard Learn. The new portal page will still include links for Blackboard Vista until Spring 2013.
Several participating pilot faculty and students provide their perspectives on the new Blackboard Learn course management system in the March 27 edition of ITaP’s Faculty Focus newsletter. Undergraduate students in Basic Public Health Studies, taught by Health and kinesiology professor Roseann Lyle, benefit from collaboration tools their peers in Blackboard Vista do not have.
After more than eight years with the WebCT and Blackboard Vista course management system, Purdue faculty members will have the opportunity over the next year to transition to a new course management system — Blackboard Learn 9.1 — which offers extensive collaboration and assessment tools, social media integration and a more intuitive user interface.
The third iPad and Tablet user group meeting brought about 40 faculty members together to discuss iPad apps.
The easy-to-use online app being put to diverse uses if a Wiki creator named Confluence, which ITaP fully supports.
We anticipate completing the move to Blackboard Learn 9 by the end of 2012.
Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation (IMPACT) rolls out a new website for faculty to get more information about the program and apply for inclusion in the 2012-13 cohort.
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MPACT is a campus-wide initiative begun last year by the Provost's Office for the redesign of classes. Its aim is to engage students more fully in their learning, thereby improving retention and completion in classes that serve students across the entire campus. It is related to the University's strategic plan to ensure student success as part of launching tomorrow's leaders.
Beginning in spring 2011, ITaP will retain new courses in Blackboard online for two years. After two years, courses will be moved to a storage archive. After two more years, archived courses will be permanently deleted.
To engage undergraduate students in special-education methods courses EDPS 460 and 462, and provide them practice in applying course knowledge, Bouck collaborated with ITaP’s instructional services unit for technical help in developing an educational game she named TeachLive.
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