What’s Next for the Learning Management System

What’s next for learning the management system? Wentworth faculty, students, and staff turned out this fall to provide feedback on three learning management systems (Brightspace, Canvas, and Blackboard Ultra) to replace our current Blackboard Learn LMS. Feedback was gathered and testing of these products against use cases is underway. The LMS Selection and Rollout Steering […]

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Don’t Let the Weather Disrupt Your Course!

Unexpected events can disrupt precious class time. With a little preparation, you can keep the continuity of learning moving: post course content on Blackboard Learn use various discussion options to engage students in dialogue (discussion forums, VoiceThread) create short content videos to deliver content whether it’s narrating and annotating slides or problem solving using Panopto […]

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What’s Your Course Accessibility Score?

Starting December 17th, 2019 your Blackboard Learn courses received the gift of Ally, a tool that gauges content accessibility and provides guidance and tips to make lasting improvements. Use self-help resources  on www.wit.edu/accessibility, attend LIT workshops or drop into Beatty 318 for more information. Can Universal Design for Learning (UDL) reduce your course pain points? […]

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Blackboard Learn or Something Else? You Decide!

Blackboard Learn or Something Else? You Decide! You’re invited to attend demonstrations of three different Learning Management Systems (LMS) to provide feedback and help identify the LMS that best meets our needs going forward: Brightspace, Canvas, or Blackboard Ultra. Students and Faculty have three different opportunities to see demonstrations targeted toward important needs and uses […]

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Make course content easier to access!

Wouldn’t it be great if all of your students could easily access your course content in the ways that best fit how they learn? With a little effort and assistance, you can design your content so it can be read, listened to, and watched using different kinds of devices. This helps students who use assistive […]

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