Today’s teachers have a number of tasks that were not necessarily part of their domain years ago. Often, one of those tasks is designing courses, which some teachers can find overwhelming. A few weeks ago, a faculty member asked for some guidance, saying, “I’m not an instructional designer; how am I supposed to know how to create

    ​As the end of the term draws near, it’s important to get students to start reviewing content and identifying gaps early before the exam period starts.       Nearpod can be used to help students review content in an engaging manner. The teacher can create a Student-Paced Nearpod lesson that students can

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With so many different types of delivery and learning modes being discussed these days, it can be difficult to differentiate between them, or to choose which ones best suit our contexts. Sometimes the names of delivery modes are used interchangeably when they shouldn’t be, and that can to further confusion. Two terms that are often used this way are eLearning

With eLearning on the rise and showing no signs of stopping in the near or distant future, many instructors are looking for solutions to incorporate eLearning into their teaching strategies. A number of programs exist to help them do just that but, unfortunately, several are costly and can be difficult and time-consuming to learn. One

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Migrations from Vista to Learn 9.1 will happen starting September 2012, to be completed by January 2013. Here are some quick directions on migrating your course from Bb Vista on over to Blackboard Learn 9.1.   Find your course in VISTA (http://bbvista.hct.ac.ae) In the Course Manager of your course choose ->Backup ->Backup your course. Refresh

What’s new in Bb Learn 9.1 SP8

Thursday, 22 March 2012 by

There are new changes on the horizon to Blackboard’s interface, features, and overall functionality. These changes will be ushered in when HCT upgrades to Blackboard Learn, Version 9.1, Service Pack 8 (SP8) this April.   Blackboard Interface: SP8’s interface changes will be immediately noticeable and more in-line with today’s Web 2.0 experience. Most apparent will

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