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About Jean

I am the Electronic Resource Coordinator for the College of Allied Health. I received my Masters in Instructional Technology from East Carolina University in 2003 and have worked with the College of Allied Health since 2002. I am a native New Yorker but have lived in Greenville for almost 20 years when my husband Steve's company moved from Long Island to Washington, NC. Our daughters were born in NY but raised in the South so not sure what that makes them! Yankee GRITS? Both daughters are now out on their own, both living in Ralieigh. Our house is now occupied by my husband, our dog Yankee, and three cats along with the fish in the pond to keep the cats happy! In our spare time we like to garden, cook ethnic food and travel around the US and Europe!

This is what your course will look like!

Here is a quick video on what courses will look like after the Blackboard Upgrade!  Check out the Blackboard Blog for more info!

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BB Upgrade first look

When you open your course for the first time after the BB upgrade it will not look very different! Here is how you add content and here is something new Inline Grading!  Check back for posts on some of the neat … Continue reading

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BB Upgrade coming!

Some of you signed up for the Pilot but others will have to wait until Summer to take advantage of the new features!  To highlight a few, you will be able to drag and drop grade center columns directly in … Continue reading

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Blackboard Course Purge! October 16, 2013!

Every year old courses are purged from Blackboard. This is done to stay within storage goals and business policy of keeping only two years of Blackboard sites in the production system.  In a few short weeks, Blackboard Admins will be … Continue reading

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In case you haven’t been back since Spring Semester 2013

Per ITCS’ Blackboard Blog – Blackboard Learn, Version 9.1, Service Pack 9 (SP9) includes a new look and feel that will enhance the experience for instructors, students, and administrators. Users already familiar with Bb 9.1 will be pleased with the … Continue reading

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Did you take my challenge? Try the Blackboard Blitz!

I offered a summer challenge last week to try something new. Answer these questions about your Blackboard course and try baby steps by making some changes in you BB course! Have you added a banner?  Have you changed the color … Continue reading

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Something neat to try!

I am stealing from my BB colleagues here at ECU and re-posting their offer! For your use – a generic sample 5-question quiz If you are interested in adding a short quiz to your Blackboard course at the beginning of … Continue reading

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New BB Features Coming this Summer – Auto Regrading

There are a few but wanted to highlight one of the neatest “Auto Regrading”! Instructors can now fix problematic questions by simply editing the invalid question directly and having all necessary updates flow automatically to the Grade Center.  Check out … Continue reading

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Printing Tests from Blackboard

Need a hard copy of your test?  An easy way to get a clean printing or pdf of your test is to use the browser Chrome and edit the test options to “Open Test in New Window”.  To print, (still … Continue reading

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Mash ups or making sure your YouTube link is the right one!

There is a neat tool in Blackboard for adding YouTube videos, SlideShare Presentations or Flickr Photos – the MASHUP TOOL!  When adding the aforementioned content just click on the build content button and select your Mashup!  When select YouTube you … Continue reading

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