And the correct answer is?

Using clickers in the classroom is a great way to get students to participate without having to raise their hands.  ECU Learning Technologies blog included this reference to clickers along with some great articles about using Technology!

New Resource for Turning Technologies Clickers

“We are excited to announce that we have a Turning Technologies intern on campus to provide training and support for Turning Technologies clickers. Read more


Locked up or down?

To be distinguished from Respondus Test Generator the LockDown Browser, a new tool for test taking in Blackboard if you do see it in course Tools go to (Control Panel > Customization > Tool Availability). Learn about it here.  Also lots of information and samples can be found in OET8000 Blackboard Course for Allied Health in which you are enrolled as a student, check it out!  Also other informational blogs to check out ar:

Blackboard Blog, Tegrity BlogCentra, ITCS, BB9 for Health Sciences, Yammer


Being prepared

Headlines say  “Flu picks up steam across the U.S.”

Preparedness is the key.

All faculty should have all course content on Blackboard or some other web site for students who can’t get to class.  Such Blackboard sites need not be elaborate.  OET can help set up these “emergency” Blackboard courses but it does need to be done in advance.  Lync and Yammer are also ways to communicate with students and faculty.

Students can’t make it to class but the faculty can Read more


I resolve . . .

To continue to share new and old technologies to try in and outside of the classroom!  So I ask you to resolve to try at least one new tool this year!  Lync, Yammer, Collaborate, Lecture Capture, Blogs, Wikis, to name a few!  Just review past postings for more information or checkout the training schedule below.