Lately, we have had some questions about Blackboard’s Global Navigation features. Check out the video and link below for some refresher information on this tool in Blackboard.
If you ever have any Blackboard questions, do not hesitate to contact us at 216-987-4257 or eLiFacultySupport@tri-c.edu
Our ITS department has been diligently working with Blackboard to come to a resolution on the Course Reporting issue. Blackboard was able to provide some solutions that have been applied in our Test system. We will notify faculty as soon as new information arises.
We are currently experiencing a problem publishing from the Camtasia Relay server. Users are seeing the error: The presentation below failed to publish because the account information is incorrect or missing. Presentations are being successfully uploaded to the server, but are not being processed.
Once the issue is resolved, Camtasia Relay users will be notified by email when the presentations have been processed.
The Breeze and Lithium servers have been successfully updated to 9.1.2b. We are continuing to test the systems and content in preparation for the Spring term and will notify you when any new information is available.
Faculty can now use Camtasia Relay to create captions for their lectures and presentations. To create a captioned Relay recording, log into the Relay Recorder and choose the Captioning Profile from the list. Providing captions enhances accessibility for students. Note that the tool cannot be used to caption previously recorded presentations. Go here for more information http://eli.tri-c.edu/Faculty/Capture/PDF/Captioning_with_Camtasia_Relay_4.pdf.
The Office of eLearning & Innovation is planning the implementation of the Captioning profile for Camtasia Relay 4 the week of December 16th. This tool aids in creating presentations that are accessible to all students. Stay tuned for more information!
We have found a known issue relating to student access of the Content Collection. ITS is working to resolve this on the back end, and the issue should be solved for Spring 2014 classes. We have posted detailed information on the Known Issues Page under Faculty Resources. Or, click here to be redirected to that page. On that page, find “Content Collection Student Access” in the list of known issues for a PDF document with details and a step-by-step temporary solution until the programmatic solution can be implemented.
There is current an issue on campus computers when attempting to view SafeAssign reports in Internet Explorer. View the full Known Issue through the Faculty Resources button on the top right or through this direct link https://elearningandinnovation.com/faculty-resources/known-issues.
One of the new features in the upcoming Blackboard update is the new Visual Text Box editor (VTBE.) The new VTBE introduces better support for pasting from Microsoft Word, the ability to resize the editor workspace, and new tools for formatting text with columns and tables.
Other enhancements to the VTBE include improved mashup tools and multimedia options: faculty and students can embed a variety of video or audio files or can use the new Video Everywhere function to create new video files using a webcam. Finally the VTBE includes a brand new WIRIS Math Editor that supports both MathML and LaTex.
The new Visual Text Box Editor is an exciting improvement on core Blackboard functionality. Watch for more feature enhancements in the coming weeks!
Tri-C’s Math MOOC has officially earned Quality MattersTM recognition through QM’s Continuing & Professional Education Program. To earn recognition, a course must meet all of the 21 essential standards and receive a minimum of 85% of all the standards. The MOOC significantly exceeded these expectations!
The faculty who participated in the development of the MOOC were Math Professors Idrissa Aidara, Don Gabriel, Curtis Kaschube, Cathleen Rossman, and Michael Wilkins. These faculty worked very closely with eLi’s instructional design team – MaryAnne Nestor and Cheryl Knight.
This recognition speaks to the caliber of the collaboration between the faculty subject matter experts, and the high level of expertise of the instructional design team. Very well done!
Congratulations MOOC Team!