Using the Lynda.com Mashup in Your CourseWeb Courses

All students, faculty, and staff at the University of Pittsburgh have access to training resources through Lynda.com. Lynda.com provides unlimited access to thousands of training videos on topics such as Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop, digital photography, Web design, animation, blogging, video editing, and more. You can create and share playlists, view videos, bookmark helpful chapters in…

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Get Your Students More Involved

Ask students to get engaged in the learning process and they respond: perhaps not with enthusiasm (at least initially) but certainly with results. When active learning techniques are designed and implemented in line with evidence-based practices, they promote deeper engagement with course content and better retention of course material. The challenge for instructors is to…

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Viewing and Grading Turnitin Direct Assignments

Turnitin is an internet-based anti-plagiarism technology that can now be linked to your Blackboard course. The new integration between Turnintin and Blackboard essentially creates a private tunnel between these two applications such that student submissions, grades, instructor comments and reports can go back and forth between them seamlessly.

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Linking Your Course With McGraw-Hill Aleks

ALEKS (Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces) is a Web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and learning system offered by McGraw-Hill. ALEKS uses adaptive questioning to determine what a student knows and doesn’t know in a course. ALEKS then instructs the student on the topics she is most ready to learn. As a student works through a course, ALEKS periodically reassesses the student to ensure that topics learned are also retained.

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