Faculty who are interested in supporting literacy learning are invited to view a free 1 hour webinar on their own computers introducing a Google Chrome extension called Read&Write. With this extension installed, students may use powerful tools to:
- Hear text from PDF and Google Docs documents read aloud with on-screen highlighting
- Access translations and definitions of text
- Create and listen to notes directly in Google Docs
- Receive predictive suggestions for word choice as they type
“Looking for Great Literacy Tools for ALL Students? Milwaukee Public Schools Share Their Story With Read&Write for Google”
This December, faculty may view a one hour training session on how to use Respondus Lockdown Browser to deter cheating on tests delivered through Blackboard. Please note that Respondus Lockdown Browser is a software program that is meant to be used in proctored classroom environments only.
Instructor Training for LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor: Prevent Cheating During Online Exams
To help faculty identify more robust, effective strategies to deter cheating in online tests, we strongly recommend that faculty review these resources:
Faculty concerned about cheating in online testing are encouraged to view the recording and PowerPoint presentation of this excellent discussion by Blackboard BITS presenters Corrie Bergeron and Kevin Lowey. In this one hour webinar, you will review why anti-cheating technologies are ineffective, test design best practices, and pedagogical strategies to discourage cheating.