Now that the institution has a new, more comprehensive area for advisors to access information about their advisees and that area has the capability to contact advisees, it is time to sunset the Blackboard advising sites. These sites will be removed from Blackboard over the summer. Below are some recommendations for common activities that have been done using those sites.
- For those that used the site to contact advisees, it is recommended that you now use AdviseStream. You can access AdviseStream from https://oberview.oberlin.edu.
- Scheduling appointment recommendation: Google Calendar appointments
- Videoconferencing recommendation. We recommend that you use Zoom. This tool is reliable and has more support institutionally. You can either request an institutional account through https://support.oberlin.edu or sign up for a free Zoom account at https://zoom.com. Instructions for using zoom for this purpose can be found here. We suggest looking into the ‘waiting room’ feature. This will allow for the same room to be used in all of your calendar appointment listings.
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