Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Edmodo is a free educational resource that combines CMS features with a Facebook-like interface.  This might be a great option for those of use who want an Bb or Facebook experience that does not involve authentication with KCTCS userIDs or connections to personal FB accounts.  Think of guest lectures, group projects with students in other classes, colleges, etc.

More at www.edmodo.com

Friday, August 24, 2012

New MyLab Options

Linked below is information about a new MyLab initiative sponsored by the System Office. It will allow students to pay for MyLab a part of their tuition for your class thus giving them instant access to MyLab at the start of the semester.


Additional questions have surfaced about how this fee structure will work.  Answers are linked below.  I will update that link as new information becomes available:


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Fall 2012 Blackboard Training

The sessions linked below are offered online out of the System Office in Versailles.  There are some great sessions. . . 

The Fall 2012 Training Schedule is now available. We are offering 25 sessions scheduled throughout the semester; everything from browsers to apps to course design and maintenance. Check out the schedule here or find it on the Blackboard portal. You do not need to register for the trainings, simply click the "Join" link on the schedule at the appropriate time. You will also be able to add the sessions to your Outlook calendar by clicking the Outlook icon on the schedule.

All sessions will run 30-60 minutes and held through Bb Collaborate. Sessions will be archived for those who cannot attend live.

New to Bb Collaborate? You can check your system requirements here and you can go through an online orientation for BbCollaborate here.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Blackboard Rubrics

For those of you who missed the training on using rubrics in Blackboard Gradebooks, see the video and PDF file below:



Monday, August 6, 2012

BCTC Late Registration Fall 2012

I am putting information on sign ups for late registration on the Distance Learning blog as it's an easy way for me to refer faculty advisors to these lists.

Cooper Technical Advisors

Cooper Gen Ed Advisors

Leestown Technical Advisors

Leestown Gen Ed Advisors

Online Late Registration Form

August Blackboard Training

Click the link below to see Blackboard training available during the month of August:



Checkout www.voci.com to have an Avatar read course announcements and more.

Friday, August 3, 2012