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The First Day of Class

Five faculty have shared their teaching strategies about the first day of class. We hope the following two videos give you some ideas or help you organize your course. Please feel free to share your strategies through the comments. The … Continue reading

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Welcome Back Fall 2018

Working as instructional support specialist, I have been told by our faculty that they feel isolated most of time just doing on their own. Everyone wants to have some opportunity to hear from the colleagues about teaching strategies, successful stories … Continue reading

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Effective Practices in Hybrid Course Conversational Seminars

Due to an increasing need of hybrid courses on Woodbridge Campus, Instructional Support Services will collaborate with Extended Learning Institute (ELI) to offer four conversational seminars about effective practices in hybrid courses. These seminars will be facilitated and shared by … Continue reading

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Mobile Learning for Students, Faculty and Staff

With moving class to online or losing some class time, you might wonder how to engage students in different approach, saying outside the classroom. This email serves as information sharing and tutorials on Mobile Learning. Mobile learning lets students benefit … Continue reading

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Updates & Tutorials on Set up Grade Center in Bb (Campus Closing Support)

Dear Colleagues, ISS has been relocated to Library WAS 230R and 230Q. There’re a couple of laptops here that you can use. Please feel free to stop by for the office space as needed. Also, we have some iPads for … Continue reading

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Running a Collaborate Session (Campus Closing Support)

This post was created by Dr. Julie Quinn Dear Faculty and Staff, As we do not meet our classes tomorrow, consider trying out a Blackboard Collaborate Ultra session with your students. This is e-meeting software built right into Blackboard. You … Continue reading

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Using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra to Host Office Hour (Campus Closing Support)

You might wonder whether you could host a virtual office hour with your students as needed.  Here’re the tutorial on using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra  to conduct virtual Office Hours, Q&A session or advising session. Be aware, this synchronous communication will require participants … Continue reading

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Moving Courses Online: Discussion Board Best Practices (Campus Closing Support)

This post is created by Dr. Julie Quinn I’ve put together a small video on Discussion Board Best Practices, and this is for those faculty who haven’t used the space before or in a few years. Most of these tips … Continue reading

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Continuity of Instruction at the Challenging Time (Campus Closing Support)

In responding to our campus emergency closing, here are some strategies to continue your teaching and communicate with your students, even without meeting them in person! Dr. Julie Quinn has sent a GREAT video tutorial for using Blackboard Announcement to communicate with your student! Please do … Continue reading

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Adding Narration to Your Existing PowerPoint (Campus Closing Support)

For those faculty who prefer to using your existing PowerPoint slides and want to add some narration, this PDF file will show you how to do that quickly in PowerPoint. Add Narration to Your Existing PowerPoint PDF file created by ISS If … Continue reading

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