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    See what is in the CETL Spotlight.  This newsletter contains articles on teaching and learning, technology tips, Blackboard advice, and the workshop schedule with professional development opportunities for faculty and staff.

     

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    Articles in this Issue

    Summer 2017      PDF Reflections on Reusing Online Course Materials  -  Canvas and Google: How They Work Together
         
    Jan/Feb 2017 PDF Pecha Kucha  -  Canvas Implementation Timeline  -  Google Update: Switching from GroupWise Email to Gmail  -  Using Google Calendar to Collaborate  -  Google Hangouts is More Than Just Video Calls 
         
    Nov/Dec 
    2016
    PDF Highlights from the Reading Group  -  Open Source Textbooks  -  Students Applaud the Move to Electronic Portfolios  -  10 Useful Google Chrome Extensions  -  What's New in Office 2016  -  Canvas the New LMS
         
    Sept/Oct
    2016     
    PDF Highlights from CDW  -  Gamification: What Can it Really Do for Education?  -  Linking vs. Embedding Tools in Blackboard  -  Meet the New team Members in the CETL
         
    July/August
    2016
    PDF Twitter versus Blackboard: What You Need to Know When Creating Discussion Activities  -  Make Blackboard More Personable by Creating a Profile with Your Picture  -  New Features for Creating Surveys with Google
         
    March/April
    2016
    PDF Right in the Middle of Things (Teaching Strategies)  -  Blackboard Sign Up Sheets  -  Bye Bye Video Everywhere  -  How Instructors are Using Pinterest  -  Voicemail Tips  
         
    Jan/Feb
    2016     
    PDF A Look Back on 2015  -  Blackboard: Copying from One Course to Another & Bulk Delete  -  Which Wireless Network Should I Use On Campus?
         
    Nov/Dec
    2015
    PDF Atomic Learning  -  Creating Clear Assignment Sheets and Corresponding Rubrics  -  Using Blackboard to Facilitate Group Work  -  Say Goodbye to Paper Sign Ups and Become a Sign Up Genius  -  Media:Scape Mini, Small Group Collaboration
         
    Sept/Oct
    2015
    PDF Microsoft Publisher vs Word  -  National Read a Book Day  -  Blackboard; How to Add Images to Test Questions and Answers  -  Create New Opportunities for Discussion and Participation with TodaysMeet  
         
    July/August  
    2015     
    PDF      How Do You Assess Student learning?  -  Managing Daily Interruptions  -  Blackboard: What is the Difference Between a Random Block and a Question set? -  Polish Your Videos with Windows Movie Maker
         
    May/June
    2015     
    PDF Summer Activities to Keep Your Teaching Fresh  -  CETL Bookshelf, Podcast with Ken Bain  -  Blackboard Copying Items, Controlling Course Availability, & Setting the Course Entry Point  -  Poll Everywhere New Features
         
    March/April 2015 PDF What the Best College Teachers Do - Blackboard Inline Grading Questions, Answers, & Solutions - Snipping Tool - New Lunchtime Series Called Let's Talk About Teaching
         
    Jan/Feb 2015 PDF A Look Back on 2014  -  Blackboard Test Exceptions & Item Analysis  -  Microsoft Quick Access Toolbar  -  Create Infographics with Piktochart  -  Workshop Schedule and Descriptions
         
    Nov/Dec 2014 PDF Preparing for the Blackboard Upgrade  -  Do I Need to Archive My Blackboard Course?  -  What's New in Microsoft Office 2013?  -  3 Things Everyone Should Know About Windows 8  - Workshop Schedule and Descriptions
         
    Sept/Oct 2014 PDF 
    Keeping a Teaching Journal  -  Blackboard Grade Center Q&A  -  Padlet vs. Popplet  -  September 2014 Workshop Schedule.
         
    Summer 2014 PDF How to Clean Up Files In Blackboard  -  Making Videos Accessible Using YouTube  -  Take Discussions to a New Level with Padlet  -  Workshop Schedule.
         
    March/April 2014 PDF            Internet Explorer Issues  -  What is Java and Why is it Always Updating?  -  PowerPoint Master Slide  -  Windows 7 Folder Views  -  Google Drive's New Share Setting  -  Planning for Professional Development.
         
    Jan/Feb
    2014
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    Blackboard Discussion Board Tips  -  Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing New Mobile App  -  Microsoft Office Add a List with Checkboxes  -  Windows 7 Task Bar  -  Laptops and Mobile Devices in the Classroom       
         
    Nov/Dec
    2013
    PDF Blackboard End of Semester Checklist  -  Blackboard Guest Student  -  Windows 7 Split Screen in 10 seconds  -  Microsoft SmartArt Tips  -  How to read your IDEA Reports  -  Universal Design for Learning
         
    Sept/Oct
    2013
    PDF Microsoft Office Compare Documents  -  Windows 7 Snipping Tool  -  Fighting with your Internet browser? (How to display blocked content)
         
    Nov/Dec
    2012
    PDF Blackboard tips for copying a course from a previous semester  -  News on the Blackboard upgrade  -  A comparison of TurnItIn versus SafeAssign.
         
    Sept/Oct
    2012
    PDF Blackboard Learn news with time saving tips  -  Instructions for the grade center  -  Descriptions of asynchronous tools