An Introduction to Usability and Your Blackboard Course Site

The “usability” of a website refers to how easy a site is to use for the people visiting it. While Blackboard presents a layout and template that you as the instructor can’t change much, there are many aspects of your course usability that are well within your control. These four videos cover the most important tips and potential pitfalls associated with Blackboard usability.

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Diversity Digest, May 5, 2017

From Wrongs to Rights: A Living History of an Unfinished Civil Rights Movement. When we develop a better understanding of the struggles of a group of people, we can potentially better relate to the struggles of many other groups of people. This session will give you insight into the transformative journey of one group in Pennsylvania, and how their journey continues to shape policy in government, education, and more.

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Building a video game in higher ed

By: Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob and Joe Horne For the past two years, the School of Nursing worked closely with the Teaching Center to conceptualize, construct, test, and implement a video game for nursing students. The game is called PsychOut!, is played on the iPad, and is designed to teach players about using therapeutic communication techniques to assess…

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