Want to learn about the new WIDS to web software? We will be offering  demonstration classes in the telepresence rooms in the upcoming months.
Drop In Sessions posted below.

This demonstration is a showcase for the new web-based WIDS software. Covered in the session will be WIDS software improvements, common terms, roles and statuses, course creation/modification process, approval process, and a tour of the software itself. Individuals attending should have prior experience creating a Course Outcome Summary (COS).

The telepresence rooms are located in the following campuses along with the support staff names and numbers.

Milwaukee Campus Rm M201B        Mequon Campus Rm A201  
Jim Stepp                                               Aaron Davis
414-297-7066                                        262-238-2354
steppj@matc.edu                                davisad@matc.edu
Oak Creek Campus Rm A119          West Allis Campus Rm 151  
Peter Attipetty                                      Greg Davis
414-571-4719                                      414-456-5347
attipetp@matc.edu                            davisg@matc.edu


WIDS Drop-In Sessions

WIDS drop-in sessions to provide one-on-one help to individuals using the new web-based WIDS software work through any problems you are encountering. Individuals attending should have prior experience creating a Course Outcome Summary (COS). The sessions will be held at the Milwaukee Faculty Innovation Center M201.

February 12th, 2015 Thursday 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
February 24th, 2015 Tuesday 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
March 12th, 2015 Thursday 10:00 am to 11:00 am
March 23rd, 2015 Monday 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
April 1st, 2015 Wednesday 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
April 17th, 2015 Friday 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
April 27th, 2015 Monday 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Teaching and Learning Technology – Instructional Support

The Teaching & Learning Technology Department coordinates with the Curriculum Department to provide instructional support to facilitate effective teaching and learning in traditional, blended, hybrid, and online courses. Visit their website at Edtech News for information about faculty resource centers, tools, training, and best practices. Faculty Support Liaisons are available to consult faculty regarding getting started with Blackboard and general WIDS questions.

If you have questions, contact tltdept@matc.edu.

Blackboard News You Can Use – June 2018


June 2018

Welcome back 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 provide information about some updates and a new tool.

Updated Syllabus Templates

All course sections in Blackboard must provide a digital syllabus document to students. Templates for face-to-face and online course syllabi are available for you to download and customize with your information. To add a syllabus to your course section in Blackboard, see these instructions.

Changes to Teaching Style Customization

With the May 2018 update to Blackboard 9.1 release 3400, Course Themes and menu button styles have been discontinued and are no longer supported. By default, all courses will appear with course menus composed of white links on a black background and subheaders will appear in a bold white text. However, faculty may stylize their course by adding a course banner to the course’s entry point and by changing the background and link colors in the course menu. See these instructions to learn more.

Attendance Tool

Blackboard has released a new course tool that you can use to record student attendance for each class session and incorporate attendance into Grade Center calculations. A complete record of attendance can be downloaded from a course for the instructor’s records. To learn more, see this video and tutorial.

A Friendly Reminder About Printing Services

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 printservices@matc.edu, 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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