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 in the upcoming academic year. Community feedback was gathered and testing of these products against use cases (identified by […]

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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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Rethinking the Way College Students are Taught

Learners often express preferences about how they would like to receive information – by reading, hearing or doing – and these are often referred to as ‘learning styles’. Many teachers believe that assessing learning styles and teaching to learners’ preferences will improve learning. While your students may have a preference, they also use different styles […]

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Post Course Copy House Cleaning Tips

Reminder: Once you’ve copied a past course into the current term, while most of your prep work is done, you are not quite finished. There are some important housekeeping items to remember: Check Content and assessment items and revise/replace them as needed. Make sure content is in the appropriate location. Consult your department for any […]

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Exam Security – LockDown Browser Available

Do you use the testing system in Blackboard? Are you looking for a way to prevent students from browsing websites or using other applications during a Blackboard test/quiz? If so, we have a tool for your students. LockDown Browser is a special application that runs on a student’s computer that locks them into a Blackboard […]

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