OCTET

Oberlin Center for Technologically Enhanced Teaching

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How to create a successful flipped learning experience for you and your students

The Flipped Classroom: Strategies to Overcome Student Resistance and Increase Student Engagement

>>> Upcoming Seminar | October 18 <<<

Join Barbi Honeycutt, editor of the newly released book titled Flipping the College Classroom: Practical Advice from Faculty, as she provides strategies you can use to create a successful flipped learning experience for you and your students. You’ll find out how to identify the reasons that some students resist the flipped classroom model and how you can address those challenges to increase the likelihood that they will come to class prepared.

During this online seminar, you’ll learn how to structure preclass assignments so students are more likely to complete the work, and examine ways to support students as they discover what it takes to learn in the flipped classroom environment.

Here is some of what you’ll learn during this 60-minute seminar:
• How to get your students to understand their roles in the flipped classroom
• How fear and the “stages of grief” can affect student motivation—and how to reduce their impact
• Strategies to help your students overcome resistance to the flipped learning environment
• A three-part model that will help you design effective preclass assignments—and motivate students to do them
• The benefits of the flipped classroom and how to help students understand the value of this model from their point of view

DATE: Tuesday, October 18
PRICE: $247 (through 10/7/16, $297 thereafter)
LEARN MORE: http://bit.ly/flip2016LI

When you register, you get access to the live seminar, on-demand access for 30 days, a copy of the recording on CD, the complete transcript, and all handouts and supplemental materials. Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back.

Questions regarding the program should be directed to the customer service department at Magna Publications: email support@magnapubs.com

Regards,
Mary Bart
Teaching Professor group manager

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Google Apps Rebrand

Google Apps for Education has been rebranded as G Suite for Education.  As time moves on, the visual appearance of the various Google apps will be updated. 
Google has also introduced some new “Intelligent Tools” to their apps based off of their Artificial Intelligence project.  For more information on the new tools for Docs, Sheets, and Slides, check out this link: https://docs.googleblog.com/2016/09/ExploreinDocsSheetsSlides.html
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Fwd: FridayLive! Next Steps to Flipped/Blended/… Teaching/Learning: FridayLive! Collaborative Development Series: September 30th 30 Sep 2016

This week’s FridayLive! is Next Steps to Flipped/Blended/… Teaching/Learning: FridayLive! Collaborative Development Series: September 30th on 30 Sep 2016. 

FridayLive!

Next Steps to

Flipped/Blended/… Teaching/Learning:

FridayLive!

Collaborative Development Series

Presenters: 
Steve Gilbert, TLT Group
Beth Dailey, TLT Group
Dale Parker, Senior Faculty, Cambridge College
Penny Kuckkahn, Nicolet College, Instructional Designer
Robert Voelker-Morris, Faculty Technology Consultant, University of Oregon
Winona Hatcher, Instructional Designer, Augusta University

Description 

This is the first in our Flipped/Blended… Teaching/Learning Collaborative Development Series. Faculty considering the next steps toward flipping/blended..teaching/learning and instructional designers and design consultants will all find something of benefit from this series.

In the spring we explored what it means to flip a classroom and added to the flipped classroom toolkit.  Over the summer a team of instructional designers assisted a faculty member in designing a flipped lesson. This collaborative development process is the basis of the series. 

The first session in our series focuses on Phase 1 and the Curriculum Development Framework

NOTE:  Login instructions for the session will be sent in the Registration Confirmation Email. Please check your Junk folder as sometimes these emails get trapped there. We will also send an additional login reminder a few hours prior to the start of the event.

REALLY IMPORTANT NOTE: You can become a TLT Group Individual Member for one year for $75.  You’ll be supporting just the sort of event you just registered for.  Please join us! 

Listen during the session for this week’s special membership offer.

As always, we welcome your attendance and your participation.

Register here.

Sally

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Using ZOOM – the Basics September 23rd TLT Group Event Announcement

Using ZOOM – the Basics September 23rd
23 Sep 2016 2:00 PM EDT

FridayLive!

Using ZOOM – the Basics

Presenters: 
William McMullen, Professor, Cambridge College
Steve Gilbert, TLT Group
Beth Dailey, TLT Group 

Description 

Dr McMullen has be led the effort at Cambridge College in exploring all facets of Zoom. He will share information about their journey and the basics of how to use ZOOM. Dr McMullen has met with TLT Members several times this summer and has been so valuable in our efforts to learn more about this tool.

NOTE:  Login instructions for the session will be sent in the Registration Confirmation Email. Please check your Junk folder as sometimes these emails get trapped there. We will also send an additional login reminder a few hours prior to the start of the event.

REALLY IMPORTANT NOTE: You can become a TLT Group Individual Member for one year for $75.  You’ll be supporting just the sort of event you just registered for.  Please join us! 


More information and online registration:
Using ZOOM – the Basics September 23rd


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Fwd: BbMH – Notification 1099228535 – Upcoming Datacenter Maintenance – Service Interruption Not Expected

Subject: Emergency Datacenter Maintenance – Service Interruption Not Expected
Date: Friday, August 5, 2016
Time: 02:00am – 06:00am EDT
Services: Clients with Server(s) at VA3

On Friday, August 5, 2016 between the hours of 2:00am EDT and 6:00am EDT, the Managed Hosting Engineers will be performing emergency maintenance at our internal datacenter. This maintenance is not expected to be service impacting. However we are notifying you in the event you experience any intermittent connectivity for few minutes during this maintenance window.

For questions, please contact Managed Hosting Support at 1.888.788.5264 (US/Canada toll-free), or 1.202.715.6019, or your local toll-free number found at http://www.blackboard.com/support/phonenumbers.aspx or submit a ticket through https://behind.blackboard.com.

Sincerely,

Blackboard MH Change Management

MH Operations Engineers

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Creating Senior Surveys

This post is directed towards administrative assistants who are creating senior surveys for the students in their departments.

CHANGE IN PROCEDURE: DO NOT USE YOUR BLACKBOARD DEPARTMENT SITE

 

Please contact OCTET at octet@oberlin.edu if you would like to use an online system for your senior surveys.

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Basic Blackboard Course/Org Interface

*Click on the image to see larger.  It will open up the image and you must click on it a second time.*

Instructor course page

A.  Page header: The area at the top of the page that contains the tabs, the global navigation menu, and Logout.  The tabs you see in the page header depend on your school’s licenses.
B.  Tabs: Blackboard Learn includes two common sets of tabs, discussed in the following tables.
C.  Content frame: Displays the selected tool or content area. By default, when you enter a course, the Home Page appears. You select the first page called the course entry point.
D.  Course menu: The access point for all course content. You decide which links are available here.
E.  Control Panel: The central access point for course management functions. You can manage the course style, course tools, and users from this area. Students do not see anything under the Course Management heading i.e. Control Panel functions.
F.  Action bar: Rows at the top of the page containing page-level actions such as Build Content, Search, Delete, and Upload. The functions on the action bar change depending on where you are in your course. The action bar can contain multiple rows of functions such as on the main Grade Center page.
G.  Edit Mode: When Edit Mode is ON, all the instructor functions appear, such as Build Content on the action bar in a content area or the appearance of contextual menus. When Edit Mode is OFF, you are viewing the page in student view. The Edit Mode function appears to users with a role of instructor, teaching assistant, course builder, and administrator.
H.  Breadcrumbs: As items and links are viewed in a content area, use the breadcrumbs to navigate to previous pages. Breadcrumbs trace the path to and from each item. Breadcrumbs, not the browser back button, are the best way to navigate backwards.

 

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Welcome to the Oberlin College Blackboard FAQ

Please browse the Blackboard Help FAQ to find useful information about the system.  Click a tag in the cloud or use the search bar to find your information.

Click here to browse the online help for Instructors.

Click here to browse the online help for Students.

If you have trouble locating the right information, please contact us (octet@oberlin.edu).

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Scroll bar does not appear in Grade Center

Description:

Scroll bar does not appear in grade center making it difficult to mange columns on the right margin.

Product affected:

Blackboard Learn Grade Center

Windows Operating Systems (XP, Windows7)

Reported:

4/13/12

Vendor response:

knowledge base

Problem resolved:

If you encounter this issue, you need to make a change to the scroll bar size setting.

WINDOWS7: go to Control Panel/Personalization/Window Color/ click ‘advanced appearance settings’, set Item drop box to ‘Scrollbars” , change size to 17 /click OK.

Windows XP: go to Control Panel/Display/click the “Appearance” tab/ click ‘Advanced’, set Item drop box to ‘Scrollbars” , change size to 17 /click OK.

 

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Course menu missing when entering the course, unable to navigate course materials

If you are unable to see the main course menu, the most likely problem is that the main course menu has been hidden or minimized.  To fix this, locate the arrow on the left margin of the browser window about half way down the page.  Click this arrow to show the main course menu and return the site to normal navigation view.  Here’s a short video explaining what it looks like and how to correct the problem.

Hidden Menu Help Video