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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Blackboard Exemplary Course Program Rubric Blackboard Exemplary Course Program (ECP) Rubric defines key characteristics for designing high-quality courses. It is an effective resource to guide instructors when designing their online course shells or evaluating current ones for future enhancements. The ECP rubric highlights recommended practices within the framework of four major areas:    Course Design  

Blended learning is a platform that combines the face-to-face learning with the online experience. Blended learning is being implemented in educational institutions because it is cost effective, time saving, and most importantly flexible as it provides an opportunity for students to learn independently. In Blended learning teacher is in one campus and students are in

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Over the 2019 summer term, Blackboard introduced the below new features in Collaborate Ultra which facilitate academic effectiveness and mobile learning. – Sharing Content between Main Room and Breakout Groups – Renaming Session Files – Browser Pop-up Notifications – Improved Mobile Experience       Sharing Content between Main Room and Breakout Groups Instructors (Moderators)

I mentioned in a previous entry that running synchronous online classes can be more challenging for instructors than face-to-face classes and that is it often all too easy to slip into a lecture-style presentation to combat a feeling of being over-whelmed while teaching a large group online. Baehr (2012) and Peacock et al (2012) found

With faculty’s access to Adobe CC software, there are now a lot more tools available for engaging our students in the learning process. We have access to over 20 apps and while many of these are quite technical in nature and may not suit the needs of teachers, there are some great apps that we

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