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Accessing videos in Drive through link in Bb

These instructions assume a familiarity with Google Drive.  The overarching idea is to create a folder, set permissions in that folder to allow anyone with the link to ‘view,’  and add a link to the folder in Blackboard. In this way anyone with the link will be able to view the videos in the folder. […]

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Honor Code Information Resources for students Resources for teachers Ultra course view in Blackboard  Faculty should strongly consider using the Ultra view for your course. Blackboard has provided some support in addition to the graphic below showing how to access some of the common features, Blackboard has also put some support documentation online.

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Using Blackboard Collaborate

The first link below is from Blackboard and while it is definitely their marketing piece, it also has some very useful information.  The other is from Northern Illinois and points out all of the different features. I will be adding more information on this tool but could also use your assistance. If you […]

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Addressing Advising Sites

We are very excited to be offering tools that can facilitate the advising process and make it more useful to our students.  The new, more comprehensive area for advisors to access information about their advisees has been created. Therefore, it is time to sunset the  sites in Blackboard.   You will still have access to them […]

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Creating a Podcast assignment

Resources Presentation given by Kyle Hartzel to Oberlin faculty (3/21/2019). PPTX file. Won’t open directly.  Will download. Article providing assignment learning goals and assessment Sample rubrics Teaching Podcasting: A Curriculum Guide for Educators – NPR Nov, 2018 Project Audio: Teaching Students How to Produce Their Own Podcasts – NYT April, 2018 Basic Podcasting assignment resources […]

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Map annotation

Find and upload map to google draw find relevant maps. Search for maps with decent resolution (e.g. Google search Tools>>Size — in dropdown select >1024×768) right or ctrl-click and select ‘View Image’ (exact wording may be different in different browsers) right or ctrl-click and select ‘Save Image as’ (exact wording may be different in different […]

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Request Forms

Need an account to get access to the Supercomputer SCIURus is a tool for research and education at Oberlin College, and as such its use is limited to Oberlin faculty, staff, students, and officially affiliated collaborators who are conducting research or course-related activities that require HPC resources. Once your account is approved, you will have […]

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(Unfortunately, our engagement for the 18-19 season is over).  Initial invite: “Announcing a new and unique opportunity for faculty, staff, students, classes, and organizations (basically EVERYONE) at Oberlin College. CIT/OCTET is sponsoring a ‘portal’ that will live on Wilder Bowl for 2 months starting on Sept 6th.  This portal connects to other portals in a […]

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Tech, teaching and learning @ Oberlin 18-19

New entry page for authenticated (and other) services: Looking for official course enrollments, LMS (Blackboard), payroll deductions, registration, grades  …  Overview is the place to start! Finding Blackboard Blackboard provides member-only and community sites for courses and organizations at Oberlin College. Go to Use your ObieID and password.  Your ObieID is your first initial, last […]

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Can't log in to Blackboard

If you can’t log in to Blackboard. Accounts are created in Blackboard when all paperwork has been filled out and your official start date has passed. The lone exception to this policy is for faculty that are officially listed as teaching a course in the following semester. Are you using the correct link? If you […]