Category Archives: Technology

Creating Accessible Materials Reduces Stress Later

My mother’s words still ring in my ears: “Measure twice, cut once.” I did a lot of sewing growing up and have learned that one hasty snip of the shears can lead to frustration, loss of time, and cost of … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Get Started Creating Accessible Documents

The following content was submitted to the Teaching Tips Consortium of the POD Network by Kevin S. Wilson, Instructional Design Consultant Center for Teaching and Learning, Boise State University Use your software’s formatting tools—especially styles—to create headings and subheadings. Text-editing … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Get Started Creating Accessible Presentations

The following content was submitted to the Teaching Tips Consortium of the POD Network by Kevin S. Wilson, Instructional Design Consultant Center for Teaching and Learning, Boise State University Use the templates packaged with the slideshow software. Templates offer a … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Get Starting Creating Accessible Images

The following content was submitted to the Teaching Tips Consortium of the POD Network by Kevin S. Wilson, Instructional Design Consultant Center for Teaching and Learning, Boise State University Use ALT tags to describe images. An ALT tag is a … Continue reading

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Resources for Getting started With Blackboard

For instructors who are new to Blackboard or who just want a refresher, there are a number of ways to learn. See the recently-launched CTL resource, “Teaching with Blackboard.” For general one-on-one help setting up your course and getting to … Continue reading

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iClicker Reminders for New Semester

Here are a few reminders as you get your course up and running to use iclickers: Only install iClicker software from our website CTL. It has special settings for UVM and Blackboard. Link to iClicker page on CTL website Check … Continue reading

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Secure Online Testing

Respondus Lockdown Browser Pilot Program Over the years, faculty have expressed interest in a more secure environment to deliver online exams. In response, the CTL is testing Respondus Lockdown Browser (RLB) during AY 2017-18. RLB is a stand-alone browser replacement … Continue reading

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UVM’s Streaming Media Server and Online Video Platform (OVP)

An Online Video Platform (OVP) is a service for storage, management,and delivery of audio and video. OVPs are trendy, and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative  tells us why in their December 2016 article, 7 things you should know about OVPs. Big names … Continue reading

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But it had the Blackboard logo in it…

The recent political debacle involving hacking of a certain official’s computer reminds us once again of the ease and dangers of phishing. You may have been even more tempted recently to click on one of those links in an email … Continue reading

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iClicker “Gotchas”

The scales have been tipped a little here at the CTL Doctor Is In program. Typically, at the beginning of a semester, the majority of our visits from faculty are about some aspect of using Blackboard, but for the first … Continue reading

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