Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Blackboard Collaborate Platinum Customer Circle

The Blackboard Collaborate Platinum Customer Circle is a members facilitated group that focuses on the implementation and innovative use of all the Collaborate tools in all large institutional settings through discussions, collegial support and structured activities.

The CPCC is open to all faculty and staff from member institutions (KCTCS is a member). The group generally meets once a month online through Collaborate. If you are interested in joining this group please register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9J7QM2R

Tuesday, January 13, 2015


SafeAssign, the software that checks plagiarism of papers submitted via Blackboard, went through some really useful upgrades. Details in the link below:


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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

PASSHE Virtual Conference

Anyone interested?

Transforming the Teaching & Learning Environment: the PASSHE Virtual Conference.  

During two weeks in February will be 60 one-hour interactive sessions, all delivered right to your computer or mobile device.  Plus, all the sessions are recorded so you can watch the ones you missed.  Topics include best practices for teaching online, assessment strategies, using social media in teaching, legal issues, flipped classroom, gamification, lecture capture, and more!  It’s a real value at only $60 for an individual registration.  Even better, we have an institutional registration for $150.  Everyone at your school can participate in the conference for that one fee.

Visit our conference website to see the list of sessions and to register.  

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

UK Moves to Canvas

The LMS Selection Committee, which began reviewing learning management system needs and usage in January 2014, has completed its work. The committee has recommended that UK no longer use Blackboard as its LMS after the contract ends on June 30, 2016, and it has endorsed Instructure’s Canvas for meeting the teaching and learning needs on this campus.

More information may be found at http://www.uky.edu/lmsreview/.  

Online Learning Consortium / MERLOT Call for Papers and Conference

The Online Learning Consortium (formerly Sloan Consortium), MERLOT, and our Emerging Technologies steering committee welcome you to the 8th Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium (ET4Online), which will be held Dallas, TX on April 22-24, 2015.