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UC Faculty Institute, May 17, 2018


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Don't see Kaltura in you Bb course?
If you do not see Kaltura Media Mashup to add a new video to your Blackboard (Bb) course, here is a quick fix.
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Accessibility Web Content
Use this comprehensive guide on Accessibility to learn about your responsibilities as an employee of the University of Maine System to make your materials accessible to all users. Instruction on tools is also included.
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Interactive Introduction to Kaltura
Learn the basics of using Kaltura to record and embed a video in this interactive tutorial.
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Course Planning Timeline
At least two months prior to beginning of semester... New faculty: Submit a Faculty Policies form to indicate your preferences for attendance, delayed viewing, etc. Returning faculty […]
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Using Blackboard to Support your V/C Course
Blackboard comes with a host of tools that can improve your Videoconferencing course both synchronously and asynchronously. Please find this annotated list for some helpful tips for using and incorporating Blackboard with your Videoconferencing course.
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Blackboard Tools Orientation  for Faculty
A brief 5-minute video orientation of Blackboard environment for faculty with overview of the main functions of this learning management system.
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Checking All Incoming Papers for Plagiarism -  SafeAssign
Almost identical to an Assignment, a SafeAssignment only allows you to upload certain file types and is automatically checked for plagiarism. Instructors may also upload individual "suspicious" student papers for plagiarism check.
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Discussion Board
Discussion forums are used extensively in distance education as a way for students to "participate" in class, share resources, and engage in dialog around course concepts.
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Add Extended Time for an Accommodation
Do you have a student with a disibility request for an accommodation allowing them additional time on a test? If you use Blackboard for tests and quizzes, there is a setting that easily allows you to adjust the timer for individual students. Follow these steps:
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