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  • Wimba Sunset Announcement
    Faculty members and colleagues we would like to announce the sunset of Wimba Classroom, as well as, Wimba Voice. Many of you are already using Blackboard Collaborate, however, as of August 1, 2014 Collaborate will officially supersede Wimba Classroom as our web-conferencing tool for UALR. 
  • Focus on Instructional Design: Providing Engaging Content to Promote Active Learning
    Providing students with useful yet engaging content for learning is an important part of the instructional design process. Students who engage in active and…  
  • Focus on Instructional Design: Who was the best teacher you ever had?
    During a recent Accelerated Online Programs, orientation session with the instructional designers in STaR, faculty were asked to think about the best teacher they…  
  • Focus on Instructional Design: Chunking
    By chunking, we do not mean this: Instead, “chunking” refers to a psychological principle whereby an instructor breaks up large amounts of information into…  
  • Focus on Instructional Design: Assessment Strategy
    A well-developed course regardless of the delivery method needs a good assessment strategy.  When designing assessments there are four questions to consider: Are they…  
  • Extended Exam Time Accommodation in Blackboard
    Many students registered with the DRC require accommodations for extended time on in-class and web-based tests and surveys in Blackboard. Meeting these accommodations in Blackboard is now easier than ever with features built-into the test settings. 
  • Faculty Repository
    The Kaltura Faculty Repository is a gallery where you may share media content with your colleagues. You can browse, search, watch, and with permission create media snippets from other contributors to use in your course by adding them to your Course Gallery. 
  • Introducing Video Everywhere
    Video Everywhere, lets you access your computer webcam to create, upload, access and manage hosted videos on your YouTube channel and link them to your online course. 
  • Test Options
    Test options allow you to edit the name and description of a test. Options control the availability, presentation, and feedback for an assessment. These…  
  • Inline Grading
    Have you ever wished that grading assignments submitted through Blackboard were easier? Wish no more. Grading in Blackboard is now streamlined with Inline Assignment…