Recently I was asked if there was a specific site, link, etc for Adjunct Instructors providing them with information on teaching resources available, blackboard, web conferencing etc. Since I often work with adjuncts and know that one of the biggest hurdles is getting access to Blackboard I am creating a blog with information and links to help them get started and which will not require having any ECU credentials. Please let me know if you have any requirements or policies for adjuncts that I could include in this blog.
To this blog, as it has been publishing now for 9 years. Through Blackboard, SABA/Centra, Mediasite, Turning Point and more upgrades as well as hurricanes, ice and flu and many changes over the years.
Today I will highlight some of the features available after our most recent upgrades.
Blackboard – Accessibility rating with Ally, multi column deletion in grade center and student receipt of assignment submissions, Collaborate availability.
Mediasite – Quizzing feature has been added, new interface with ability to favorite folders, Annotaton and we also have available a new software lecture capture system in classrooms without hardware.
Turning Point – better grade center integration
SABA to WebEx – a change to come by next year
Want to see any in action? Just contact this office.
I get this weekly posting on Sundays from “Escape Adulthood” by Jason Kotecki and decided to share as this week’s blog!
Blackboard – Blackboard Ally, Collaborate and Submission Receipts are some of the changes
My Mediasite – brand new interface and the ability to add quizzes to recordings both classroom and desktop lectures.
Adding quizzes to recordings –
My Mediasite Upgrade tutorials – https://training.mediasite.com/Mediasite/Showcase/mediasitetraining
Turning Point 8 – new software to download includes auto sync of course rosters and notification of when to re-upload grades.
Saba – Text chat included in recordings. Agenda Builder provides all features from previous Java-based version. Number of attendees who can speak at once has increased from 4 to 10.