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Blackboard and SabaMeeting: May Downtime and New Features

Blackboard Downtime and New Features
Downtime: May 9th 8:00 am to May 11th at 5:00 pm

Blackboard will be unavailable from May 9th at 8:00 am to May 11th at 5:00 pm for scheduled maintenance. This maintenance update will bring a few new features and keep ECU on a current supported version of Blackboard.  During this downtime, Tegrity users will not be able to access the Tegrity lecture capture service.

Features and Enhancements:

  • Announcements: Date Restriction Default
  • Blackboard Email: Reply to Header
  • Browser Support: Microsoft Edge
  • Discussion Forum: Reply to Thread option

Visit the Blackboard Blog for more information.

Please contact ECU Blackboard Support if you have any questions: ecublackboard@ecu.edu.


SabaMeeting Downtime and New Features
Downtime: May 7th 12:00 am to May 10th at 12:00 am

SabaMeeting will be unavailable from May 7th at 12:00 am to May 10th at 12:00 am for scheduled maintenance.  This maintenance update will provide a few new features for SabaMeeting.

Features and Enhancements:

  • Mac users will have the ability to load PowerPoint files directly from their computer and no longer have to use Appshare to share a presentation.
  • Compatibility and support for the El Capitan operating system.
  • PowerPoint files created in 16:9 resolution can be imported into SabaMeeting.

Please contact SabaMeeting Support if you have any questions: sabameeting@ecu.edu.

Faculty/Staff: Blackboard Road Map and Training 3/22-3/23

Blackboard representatives will be on campus March 22nd and 23rd.  You are invited to a Blackboard Road Map demonstration and several interactive training sessions next week. No registration is necessary; seating is limited.

Agenda for March 22

Blackboard Road Map Demonstration
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Mendenhall 221

Come hear about the Blackboard Learn roadmap including the new “Ultra” interface and it’s stream based activity view of course events and work.

Best Practices Using the Blackboard Gradebook
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Mendenhall 221

Best Practices on Course Design
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Mendenhall 221


 

Agenda for March 23

Creating a Visually Appealing Course in Blackboard
8:30 am – 10:00 am
Joyner East 204

Creating an Interactive and Engaging Course using Wikis, Journals, Office Hours, Course Calendar, Goals and Objectives
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Joyner East 204

Best Practices using Rubrics and Assessments in Blackboard
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Joyner East 204

Questions?  Contact us at ecublackboard@ecu.edu

Think-In 2015 – Next week (3/18/15)

Think-In 2015 – Joyner Library – March 18th
Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery, Joyner Library
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Student engagement…Universal Design for Learning…active learning global communities…lecture capture…learning communities…STEM…faculty development…and more
Registration Link


Join us for the 10th annual Think-In!  The Think-In highlights the innovative, creative and effective use of technology in education.

 Think-In is your Opportunity To:

  • Discover how ECU faculty are integrating technology to support student learning,
  • Generate new ideas for your own teaching
  • Ask questions in an informal environment
  • Learn more about ECU Learning Technologies

Visit the Think-In 2015 website to view the full program and to Register for the event.  We look forward to seeing you on March 18th!

Think-In 2015 Presentation List

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Think-In 2015 – Joyner Library – March 18th

Student engagement…Universal Design for Learning…active learning
global communities… lecture capture…learning communities…STEM…faculty development
All this and more at the 2015 Think-In!
Registration Link


Invited Speaker Presentations

10:00 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.
Digital Humanities and the Interactive Group Learning (IGL) Classroom

11:00 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.
Effective Strategies for Online Discussion and Online Student Projects


Poster Presentations: 9am to 12 pm

  1. Read and Write Gold Software: Helping All Readers and Writers Succeed
  2. Pirate CREWS: Collaborating for Retention and Engagement with Ongoing Support
  3. Creating the Global Community at ECU
  4. Using My Mediasite and the Desktop Recorder with Students
  5. Building an In-House App to Promote Engagement and Assessment
  6. Crowdgrading for Collaborative Learning and Evaluation
  7. Getting Past Math Phobia in a Graduate Level Quantitative Research Course for non-STEM Professionals
  8. Supporting Faculty Development for Online and Face-to-Face Instruction
  9. Teaching Strategies in the Early College Second Life Program: Utilizing Camtasia and Google Drive
  10. From Reading Research Quarterly to Smore: Enhancing Student Learning through Authentic Digital Project Creation
  11. For your Convenience: Point of Need Library Instruction in Blackboard
  12. Student Readiness CREW: Improving Student Proficiency and Comfort Level with Technology and its Effect on Student Performance
  13. Advising the Online Learner
  14. Redesign a Computer Introduction Course Using the Replacement Model
  15. Toward Interaction and Communication through the Visual Arts: Using Tegrity for an Online Studio Art Course
  16. Enhancing Active Engaging Learning across Disciplines with Geospatial Tools
  17. Enhancing a Main Course with Raspberry Pi
  18. Multimedia and Technology Services
  19. Integration of Metabolism: an Interactive Approach
  20. Academic Technologies
  21. Classroom Technology
  22. *Think-In 2015 Sponsor: iWebfolio
  23. *Think-In 2015 Sponsor: Turning Technologies
  24. *Think-In 2015 Sponsor: Sonic Foundry

Visit the Think-In 2015 website to view the full program and to Register for the event. We look forward to seeing you on March 18th!

Please contact Ginny Sconiers at sconiersg@ecu.edu if you have any questions about Think-In 2015.

Call for Proposals: Think-In 2015

Deadline 2/9/15

ECU Faculty and Staff: There’s still time to submit a proposal for the tenth annual Think-In: Teaching with Technology Showcase. Whether you teach face-to-face or online, this is a great opportunity to network and share the innovative strategies and learning technologies you are using in your courses.

Think-In 2015 will be held on March 18th in Joyner Library from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Comments from your peers illustrate the value of the Think-In:

  • “The variety of presentations was outstanding.”
  • “There was a useful focus on specific innovation/applications, and very engaging, helpful presenters.”
  • “I learned a great deal that day, things that I can use in my teaching responsibilities.”

Visit the Think-In website for more information.

Complete your proposal form by 2/9/15.

Engage Students in the Classroom

The first ResponseWare pilot is almost complete.  We would like to invite you to participate in the next phase of the pilot, spring 2015.

ResponseWare is an app that allows students to respond to polls during class from their mobile devices. ResponseWare works side-by-side with the Turning Technologies clickers, so students have the option to use either a clicker or the ResponseWare app to respond to polls.

One faculty member in the pilot shared that ResponseWare provided a “Big Advantage – courses like mine can use this technology to keep students involved and to measure learning”.

Are you interested in allowing your students to respond to classroom polls from their mobile devices? If so, ResponseWare may be for you. Students enrolled in a class participating in the spring ResponseWare pilot will receive a one-semester subscription to ResponseWare. At the end of the spring semester, we will send out a short survey to collect feedback.

If you are interested in participating in the ResponseWare pilot, please contact the Clickers team at Clickers@ecu.edu.

Think-In 2014

Joyner Library – March 26th
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Registration begins at 9:30 am.
Join us for great presentations, prizes, refreshments and more.
Check out the full Think-In 2014 Program online.

Panel Discussions

  • Exploring the Flipped Classroom Model
    10:00 am to 10:45 am
  • Strategies and Tools for Engaging Students
    11:00 am to 11:45 am
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Poster Presentations: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

  1. Cornerstone: ECU’s New Training System
  2. Using Wikis to Examine Information Presented in Legislator Statements, Press Releases and Other Media: A Critical Step in the Critical Thinking Process
  3. Collaboratively Developed Interactive E-books Improve Secondary Teacher Candidates’ Instruction
  4. Digital Driving Question Boards: Getting at Student Context, Current Conceptions, and Checkpoints
  5. Grand Rounds via Wiki and Blog
  6. Centering Spenser: A Digital Resource for Kilcolman Castle
  7. Using Automated Grading and Feedback to Improve E-Learning in Information Technology Lab Experiments
  8. Using the Mediasite Desktop Recorder
  9. *Think-In 2014  Sponsor Table:  Sonic Foundry
  10. Creating Fit between Student Learning and Information Technology in Distance Education
  11. Multimedia & Technology Services – ITCS
  12. Using Technology to Support Faculty Development at a Distance and On Campus
  13. Our Course (Re) Design Journey: From Boone to Greenville to More Engaged Students
  14. *Think-In 2014 Sponsor Table: Turning Technologies
  15. Flipped Classroom Pilot in General Chemistry II
  16. A Survey to Assess Student’s Attitudes and Self Perceptions of Online Technologies
  17. More than Lecture Capture: Using Tegrity as a Course Supplement
  18. Creating the Global Community at ECU
  19. College STAR Online Faculty Development Modules
  20. Pirate CREWS Faculty Learning Communities
  21. Read and write Gold Software
  22. MOOCs – Using the edX platform to reach thousands of students online
  23. Predicting plagiarism in medical student personal statements
  24. Is content really king? An objective analysis of the public’s response to medical videos on YouTube
  25. 3D Printing
  26. A template for Blackboard courses: The MSITE model
  27. Integrating iPads into Library Instruction
  28. Digital Whiteboarding – The Flip Side
  29. Results of a Study Using Tegrity to Provide Feedback to Student Writers
  30. Academic Technologies/ITCS
  31. Blackboard Refresh
  32. *Think-In 2014 Sponsor Table: Blackboard

Visit the Think-In 2014 website for more information and to Register for the event. We look forward to seeing you on March 26th!

Please contact Ginny Sconiers at sconiersg@ecu.edu if you have any questions about Think-In 2014.

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Think-In 2014

March 12, 2014

Think-In 2014 – Joyner Library – March 26th

Flipped classrooms…wikis…student engagement…desktop recorders…course (re)design…MOOCs…3D printing

All this and more at the 2014 Think-In!  Come join us to see what all the buzz is about.

Panel Discussions

  • Exploring the Flipped Classroom Model
    10:00 am to 10:45 am
  • Strategies and Tools for Engaging Students
    11:00 am to 11:45 am
Poster Presentations: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

  1. What is Cornerstone?
  2. Using Wikis to Examine Information Presented in Legislator Statements, Press Releases and Other Media: A Critical Step in the Critical Thinking Process
  3. Collaboratively Developed Interactive E-books Improve Secondary Teacher Candidates’ Instruction
  4. Digital Driving Question Boards: Getting at Student Context, Current Conceptions, and Checkpoints
  5. Grand Rounds via Wiki and Blog
  6. Centering Spenser: A Digital Resource for Kilcolman Castle
  7. Using Automated Grading and Feedback to Improve E-Learning in Information Technology Lab Experiments
  8. Using the Mediasite Desktop Recorder
  9. *Think-In Sponsor 2014 Table:  Sonic Foundry
  10. Creating Fit between Student Learning and Information Technology in Distance Education
  11. Multimedia & Technology Services – ITCS
  12. Using Technology to Support Faculty Development at a Distance and On Campus
  13. Our Course (Re) Design Journey: From Boone to Greenville to More Engaged Students
  14. *Think-In 2014 Sponsor Table: Turning Technologies
  15. Flipped Classroom Pilot in General Chemistry II
  16. A Survey to Assess Student’s Attitudes and Self Perceptions of Online Technologies
  17. More than Lecture Capture: Using Tegrity as a Course Supplement
  18. Creating the Global Community at ECU
  19. College STAR Online Faculty Development Modules
  20. Pirate CREWS Faculty Learning Communities
  21. MOOCs – Using the edX platform to reach thousands of students online
  22. Predicting plagiarism in medical student personal statements
  23. Is content really king? An objective analysis of the public’s response to medical videos on YouTube
  24. 3D Printing
  25. A template for Blackboard courses: The MSITE model
  26. Integrating iPads into Library Instruction
  27. Digital Whiteboarding – The Flip Side
  28. Results of a Study Using Tegrity to Provide Feedback to Student Writers
  29. Results from a Study of Faculty Use of Clickers at East Carolina University
  30. Academic Technologies/ITCS
  31. Blackboard Refresh
  32. *Think-In 2014 Sponsor Table: Blackboard

Visit the Think-In 2014 website for more information and to Register for the event. We look forward to seeing you on March 26th!

Please contact Ginny Sconiers at sconiersg@ecu.edu if you have any questions about Think-In 2014.