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How to Add Files to Blackboard from Language Lab

Instructions for adding Language Lab files to a class on Blackboard. To view a screenshot larger, click on it. 1. Add an item to any content area by hovering over “Build Content” in the upper left corner, then clicking on “Item” in the list of creation options 2. Once you are in item creation mode, […]

For Faculty Online Student Evaluations Tools and Software

Using the SmartEvals course evaluation system (info for faculty)

N.B.: SmartEvals will open multiple tabs so that you can move between screens of information without using the back button on the browser. Before release to students You will receive an email towards the middle of the semester informing you that you can view and add quesitons to your student evaluations. Getting to the SmartEvals […]

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Converting video/audio files

Since we are mostly a Mac campus, most of our video and audio is saved in a .mov format. Many Windows machines and browsers are not very good at automatically displaying these files. Therefore, we’ve been asked if there is any way to easily convert .mov files to something more compatible e.g. MP3 or MP4 […]

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Creating a Podcast assignment

Tools for creating podcasts (audio files) Some suggestions for those interested in creating a ‘podcast’ (audio) assignment for their students.  Have students create a script (double-spaced, 1 page is about 1 minute) Easiest tool to use is either Audacity (free download / Garage Band (comes on all Macs). Here are some useful tutorials for using these tools.  […]

Adobe Tools and Software

Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign

Now that Adobe products are available in all labs on campus and for faculty/staff use, people have been asking which product should they use. Specifically, should one use Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign. I recently stumbled across a very easy to follow answer to this question. You can find it here: https://99designs.com/blog/tips/photoshop-vs-illustrator-vs-indesign/ Enjoy

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Blackboard at Oberlin 18-19

Blackboard provides a web presence for courses and organizations at Oberlin College. Finding Blackboard There are links to Blackboard on multiple sites within the oberlin.edu domain. The easiest way is through oberview.oberlin.edu Logging in Your ObieID and password will get you into Blackboard.  Your ObieID is your first initial, last name (max of 8 characters) […]