Turnitin.com is not just for monitoring plagiarism anymore. They are now known as Turnitin Feedback Studio and they have introduced GradeMark, a feature with a lot of helpful new tools that can make grading go by faster. Drag and Drop GradeMark has revolutionized essay grading with the new drag and drop correction labels. Students will see a
MyMedia [a.k.a Kaltura] is a platform that allows you to publish instructional videos for your students to access through Blackboard. Tomorrow (Tuesday, March 7) from 10:30am to noon our MyMedia specialist, Wendell Seale, will lead a training on how to use MyMedia. Why use MyMedia? Instructional videos give your students more opportunities to engage with course content, making
An exploration of STEM Virtual Labs and Future Applications for Virtual Reality Simulations Dr. Laura Wirpsza, Scientific Collaboration Specialist with Labster, will demonstrate mapping virtual lab simulations in STEM academic programs. The demonstration will focus on how their application can lead to greater empowerment and retention of STEM-focused students. Looking towards the future, Laura will discuss
Echo360 is rolling out a new upgrade. According to Harrison Lawrence, one of our Echo360 platform experts, the software will now be run on the cloud, providing greater stability and better processing time. The lecture capture process will largely remain the same, but the user interface will be more modern and perform at a higher caliber. There
SPH lecturer Cassie Ryan uses Blackboard with Echo 360 to flip her class. And she is excited about using Echo Cloud to improve the way she does in-class assessments to determine how well students are understanding the material.
Many of us spend hours each day with a phone in our hand. Our phones can help us keep in touch with our partners, friends, and children, and keep us up to date on our projects at work even as we walk to lunch or sit on the T. They can also be a huge distraction, though. There is
The Geddes Language Center offers students individualized practice in listening and understanding. Since its opening, the Geddes staff have continually upgraded the Center’s language resources, as part of the Center’s commitment to providing an extensive humanities resource for the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) and the Boston University community. We visited the Center’s 42-station
Caitlin Feeley of MIT’s Education Arcade will visit to share her insights into the use of gaming in education. Educational games are gaining popularity in a variety of settings, although there are nearly as many pedagogical approaches as there are designers. In this talk, Caitlin will discuss the design philosophy behind many of the Education