Resources which may help you and your students!

Student Blackboard Support

Faculty Blackboard Start of Semester Tips

Embedding Mediasite into Blackboard

Video Release Form

Requirements for Viewing a Mediasite Presentation

DE Orientation

SABA Web Conferencing

Using Pirate Port

Using VPN to Connect Remotely

Using Online Tools

Just to get you started! and here is the answer to one of many questions how to add an Instructor or TA to your BB course.

  1. Make sure Edit Mode is ON
  2. Click on the Users and Groups area of the Control Panel
  3. Click on Users
  4. Click on Enroll Users and select Find Users to Enroll from the drop down
  5. On the Add Enrollments page, enter the teaching assistant’s or instructor’s username (do NOT include their email address)
  6. Select the appropriate role from the dropdown (course builder, grader, student, instructor, student or teaching assistant)
  7. click on Submit
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Looking to try something new this Fall?

Want to get to know your students quickly, try having them create a homepage blog, try using clickers gives them a bit of anonymity.  Perhaps a video introduction would be a way to get to know your distance ed students. Need to set up presentation or meeting schedules there are easy to use apps to help with that.  
Some technologies in house can be found at this Educational Technology link  Want to invite a guest to lecture to your class but they are on the other side of the country here are some conferencing systems available to you.
Lynda.com available to faculty, staff and students can help learn a new skill or brush up on an old one. Some apps blogged about are Doodle.com for scheduling, Socrative.com for audience response.
Share with us what has worked for you!
Let us know what you want to do and we can try to make it happen.  Contact OET!
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So how old is that video?

Is it still on VHS?  Classrooms don’t have VHS players since the were refreshed and even before that they were eating tapes.  Now is the time to really think about getting them digitized or perhaps creating new ones! Perhaps your students can do this as a special project.  

Contact OET for more information and assistance.

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Legal Facts!

In an educational institution, we make extensive use of the Fair Use Doctrine of the U.S. Copyright Law to allow us to use excerpts of copyrighted material for educational purposes and the courts have upheld this as Fair Use.  However, the Fair Use Doctrine (http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html) clearly limits us to “…reproduction by a teacher or student of a small part of a work to illustrate a lesson…”.

Copying entire videos onto a Mediasite recorder would be a violation of U.S. Copyright law, even though only registered students can get to it.  Those students could share the video with non-registered students.

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