Reminder: Make BB courses for Spring available to students
Here's a reminder from ITS's Dean Maag:
New Respondus Lockdown Browser app for iPad
This app will allow iPad users to take quizzes in Blackboard that require the Respondus LockDown Browser. This Respondus knowledgebase article explains how it works, and how to obtain the app for your iPad.
iPad users may get the RLDB iPad app from the App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lockdown-browser/id659101775?mt=8
Blackboard Collaborate Launcher for Mac OS 10.8.4+
The Blackboard Collaborate™ Launcher is a new utility for users on Mac OS 10.8.4+ systems that simplifies the process for joining Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing sessions. Several recent updates to Java issued by Oracle, coupled with Apple's new security measures around Java on the Mac, created a barrier for participants to easily attend Collaborate sessions and resulted in an increasingly disruptive user experience.
Educational Technology Development Center (ETDC)
This site provides information about the various educational technology tools and resources that are available at ATSU. It has been developed by the ATSMLib and ETDC.
The focus of the ETDC is to integrate the technical aspects of educational technology software and tools with the intellectual and educational strengths of our faculty to achieve the most effective instructional content and online learning environment possible.
Using currently available resources, the ETDC support services include:
- Creating voice-over screen content using Articulate, Camtasia with PowerPoint, or web-based content.
- Developing and producing mp4 or QuickTime video for Blackboard or other web-based course content.
- Assisting faculty in the development of HTML-based interactive content for use with the Blackboard platform.
- Assisting faculty and staff in the use of new applications to create PodCasts, Blogs, and Wikis.
The ETDC is available on both the Missouri and Arizona campuses of ATSU for faculty to create digital content. The center includes state of the art Windows and Macintosh computers. These are available both for use in teaching you how to make effective digital content, and in supporting you in your production of more sophisticated, interactive content.
The ETDC Staff and the IT Department will continue to explore new technology and applications that can further strengthen our ability to provide quality educational online content.
To initiate a project, call or email Bill Coombs, ETDC Director, at 480-245-6259 or email@example.com to set up a time for an initial consultation. On the Missouri campus, you may also contact Margaret Hoogland (firstname.lastname@example.org, (660) 626-2340), who manages the Creation Station located inside the Library.