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Do you teach online and want to find ways to improve the design of your courses?
Consider learning about Quality Matters (QM), a well-known system for improving course design to facilitate effective learning. Vetted through the work of MATC’s Online Quality Council, a voluntary QM course review process is currently being piloted.
To learn more about QM, register for a free one-hour webinar to view on your own. The spring schedule is posted below – reserve your seat today!
There is still time to sign up for professional development’s free Introduction to Blackboard course that counts for 1 FQAS credit hour.
COMPSW-197-200 Introduction to Blackboard 9.x
Date: Mondays February 26th & March 5th
Time: 4:30 PM- 8:30 PM (with online requirements)
Instructor: Erin Dischler
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Welcome to Blackboard News You Can Use, your brief monthly newsletter to help you promote student success through MATC’s web-based learning environment, Blackboard Learn. In this edition, we review resources to support your use of Blackboard.
Spring Blackboard Training Courses Begin Soon
Faculty who are looking for training in the use of Blackboard to support teaching and learning are encouraged to enroll in our 1 credit, free professional development courses this spring. All courses will be offered at the Milwaukee campus. Attendance is required for all class meeting dates to earn credit. See our schedule here and register through INFOnline.
Faculty Instructional Support Hours
Do you have questions about using Blackboard in your teaching practice? Connect with a Faculty Support Liaison for one-on-one assistance. Faculty Liaisons can also answer general questions regarding WIDS and COS’s. See their schedule for their availability in your local campus Faculty Resource Center.
Upcoming Blackboard Workshops
All faculty are invited to attend a one-hour Blackboard workshop to earn 1 CEU hour that counts towards FQAS! For questions about workshops, please contact the workshop’s leader directly. Watch your MATC email for workshop announcements and send an RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to attend.
|Qwickly Jot Assignment Tool||We will be reviewing a new tool available within Blackboard called Qwickly Jot Assignment. This will also be an open session to ask questions about Blackboard.||Thurs. February 15th, 1-2 PM||Oak Creek Campus,
|Blackboard Tips and Tricks||We will be reviewing several tips and trips to support your teaching practice in Blackboard.||Weds. February 28th, 12-1 PM||West Allis Campus,
Did you know that you can send your classroom handouts e.g., syllabi to Print Services? Print requests from instructors can be sent to print services through interoffice mail, dropped off in person Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., placed in the drop box after hours or sent via email at email@example.com, 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
Print Services is located at the Downtown Milwaukee Campus in Room M141 and provide print services for the Mequon, Oak Creek, West Allis and Downtown Campuses. Contact Print Services at 414-297-6878.
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Please Register Early to Prevent Cancellation of Course
ZERD 106-200: Integrate Reading Strategies
Instructor: Dr. Meredith Kay Reeves
This course provides instructors with strategies and best practices to enhance students’ study skills and expand students’ reading skills including comprehension, fluency, and vocabulary skills. Instructors will revise their current curriculum to facilitate students’ application of reading skills to academic tasks as they read to acquire and retain content-based information.
Please register in INFOnline: Click here to register for ZERD-106-200
Did you know that there are limitations to using Chrome OS and that “Respondus Lockdown Browser and some types of content specific to Microsoft applications will be inaccessible on Chrome OS”?
LockDown Browser for Chromebook is available to 1) K-12 schools that, 2) have
purchased a LockDown Browser license, 3) use school-wide mobile device management for their Chromebooks, and 4) have an enterprise license of Canvas, Schoology, or Blackboard Learn. Respondus is only offering LockDown Browser for Chromebook only to K-12 institutions at this time. LockDown Browser for Chromebook is not available to Higher Education institutions, nor to K-12 institutions that have dual enrolled students needing to take exams at colleges and universities.