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In a previous blog post, a few months back, I shared an overview of the Blackboard Exemplary Course Program (ECP) rubric, which is a fantastic tool when designing online course shells or evaluating them for future enhancements. The Exemplary Course Program aims to identify and share best practices for designing high-quality courses. You can submit

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Online Engagement

Thursday, 30 January 2020 by

Since this will be my last post for Teaching with Technology as I am soon to leave HCT and return home, I’d like to briefly outline what I believe is the most important change that technology has enabled for teachers managing classes in the 20 years that I have been here. If you have attended

The student response system Kahoot! has long been favoured by teachers and students alike as a way to liven up a classroom with fun review for the students while giving the teacher a bit of insight as to weaknesses in learner knowledge. As you likely know by now, HCT has purchased a system-wide license to the premium version

Previewing online assessments before releasing them to students is a very important step with no doubt. It verifies that assessment settings, security settings, and correct answer choices are configured correctly. It also verifies the display of various question types, particularly those with images/equations. Below are 4 recommendations to consider when previewing online assessments in Blackboard.

Sharing Video in Collaborate

Monday, 18 November 2019 by

Prior to the latest update in Collaborate Ultra, we could share video but not the audio which was frustrating. Now the audio of a video is also relayed to attendees but you have to use a Chrome browser to launch a Collaborate session. Sharing audio differs depending on whether or not you are using a

Educators are often on the lookout for professional development opportunities to keep relevant and help deliver effective and engaging lessons in a supportive, student-centred environment. For many of us, schools and institutions offer several PD options throughout the year or on an ongoing basis through dedicated training departments. Such opportunities blend well with the specific needs of a school

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