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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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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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Downloading Fall 2018 Course Materials From Blackboard

While we do leave courses in Blackboard for a time, we do not store them indefinitely and therefore, it makes sense to keep a local copy of the content that was part of your course. There are 2 primary methods for saving the content in your Bb course to your personal drive or computer. The […]

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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 […]

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Clearing Cache in Safari

The issue with Blackboard not allowing uploads from Safari has been fixed.  The issue stems from a change that Apple implemented which caused Blackboard to change the code it used to upload files from local machines.  HOWEVER, if you tried to upload documents during the period between when Safari was updated and when the fix […]

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InDesign Basics

InDesign is software used for print and layout projects, posters, pamphlets, booklets, etc. The following guide is written from the perspective that you have no previous experience or knowledge of InDesign.  In this guide, we hope to provide an understanding of basic skills needed to create a document, adding text and images, and then combing […]

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Collaborate vs Zoom

Video conferencing options at Oberlin College There are two supported video conferencing options at Oberlin College. One is for course instructors and is fully integrated into all Blackboard courses. The other is available for students, faculty, and staff, independent of Blackboard. Blackboard Instructors: Collaborate – Should only be used from within Blackboard courses. Sessions are […]

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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, […]

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Using the SmartEvals course evaluation system (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 […]