Start your new year with a Blackboard Learn workshop from TLP!
We often hear instructors say that spending just 60-90 minutes in one of our face-to-face workshops saves them hours of work later in the semester. Plus, it provides an opportunity for you to meet some of our Instructional Technology Consultants, including Christine Sharrio, the newest member of our TLP team.
Not sure if you need to attend?
View the workshop descriptions and objectives and enroll only in the ones you need. Then sign up on the Workshop Calendar, linked from TLP’s homepage, www.csuchico.edu/tlp.
Haven’t heard of MERLOT before? Now is the time to learn about its curated collection of free and open online materials and faculty development services used by international education community.
Dr. Cris Guenter, Chico State Graduate Coordinator and Professor of Education, will lead an exploration of MERLOT’s resources and suggest ways in which faculty can use its huge repository of free and open peer-reviewed materials. Dr. Guenter’s work with online instruction and MERLOT has been recognized at the national and international levels.
The link to the Blackboard Collaborate session is:
Faculty on the SSU campus are also welcome to view the webinar in the Faculty Center located on the first floor of the Schulz Library in Room 1112.
This session will be archived for future use.
For more information please contact Ann Steckel, SSU Director of Educational Design & Curricular Innovation, at 707-664-2240 or Steckel@sonoma.edu .
The Real Media (Mole) server will be decommissioned on January 16, 2015 due to unsupported software. We introduced Kaltura as a new streaming media server in fall 2012 (and as a replacement for Mole), and we’ve been working with faculty to migrate onto that platform over time. Given Mole’s end of life, we need to complete the migration of video content off of it. We are requesting that you only move the files you’re actively using since our campus Kaltura license fees are based on the amount of storage that we use.
Here are some migration options:
There are multiple ways to integrate video in Blackboard Learn. If you have questions about hosting/migrating video or if you require any other assistance, please contact the Technology and Learning Program (TLP) at 898-6167.
Taking the Fright Out of Accessible Course Design
Oct 31, 11-12:30 MLIB 002
Are you familiar with Universal Design? Are you relying on color to convey important information? Can a screen reader recognize your PDFs? Are your videos captioned for the hard of hearing? Is your course accessible to ALL students?
…Are these questions making you squeamish?
If so, we invite you to a special Halloween Accessibility workshop sponsored by the Technology and Learning Program & the Accessibility Resource Center on Friday, October 31 from 11:00-12:30 in MLIB 002. Candy provided.
- Locate and use the accessible syllabus template for your courses.
- Create accessible PDFs for upload to your course.
- Design your course with accessibility in mind using concepts for Universal Design.
- Prioritize captioning when choosing video resources.
All participants are welcome. If you need disability related accommodations please call Jeremy Olguin at 530-898-4863 or send an email to email@example.com.
Chico’s Affordable Learning Solutions Program Awarded Grant Money for Faculty Participants Willing to Save Students Money on Textbook Replacements
The CSU’s Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) program awarded CSU, Chico’s local Affordable Learning Solutions program (CALS) a grant for $19,750 to expand and further develop the current CALS/TAP program. Applications for the grants are available starting NOW.
This follows the successful completion of CALS first major project, the Textbook Alternatives Project’s (TAP) in the fall of 2013. Eight grants were funded for TAP, and seven of the eight projects provided new, more affordable alternatives to their old textbooks, resulting in an estimated total savings of over $43,600 for just one semester, for our students.
To download an application, visit http://www.csuchico.edu/cals/tap/projects2014.shtml or contact TLP’s Laura Sederberg for more information, 898-4326. This project is being co-sponsored by TLP, CELT, and the Meriam Library.
Read more about year one’s TAP project here, http://www.csuchico.edu/cals/tap/projects2013.shtml.