Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Blackboard Mobile Learn

The Blackboard Mobile™ Learn platform takes interactive teaching and learning mobile, giving students and educators access to their courses, content and organizations on a variety of devices including iOS®, Android™, BlackBerry®, and webOS® smartphones.

With Blackboard Mobile, you'll have access to the following features:
  • Push Notifications
  • Announcements
  • Grades
  • Discussions
  • Content
  • Blogs
  • Journals
  • Rosters
  • Tasks

**WARNING: There is also a Mobile Test feature. Please DO NOT allow students to take exams via their mobile device.**

You can learn more about Blackboard Mobile here: http://www.blackboard.com/Platforms/Mobile/Products/Mobile-Learn/Features.aspx

MyHCC Resources Added to MyHCC Dashboard

If you logged into MyHCC today, you may have noticed a new module on your MyHCC dashboard. This module, titled MyHCC Tutorials, provides MyHCC "how-to" instructions and videos.

Remember, you can also always access these MyHCC resources, plus many more, from the CITT website:
CITT home > Tutorials and Trainings > MyHCC

Monday, August 20, 2012

Safe Assign is Here!

SafeAssign compares submitted assignments against a set of academic papers to identify areas of overlap between the submitted assignment and existing works. Safe Assign is used to prevent plagiarism and to create opportunities to help students identify how to properly attribute sources rather than paraphrase. SafeAssign is effective as both a deterrent and an educational tool.

After a paper has been processed, a report will be available detailing the percentage of text in the submitted paper that matches existing sources. It also shows the suspected sources of each section of the submitted paper that returns a match. Instructors can delete matching sources from the report and process it again. This may be useful if the paper is a continuation of a previously submitted work by the same student. Because SafeAssign identifies all matching blocks of text, it is important to read the report carefully and investigate whether or not the block of text is properly attributed.

Want to start using Safe Assign in your classes? Click the link for a step-by-step tutorial on activating Safe Assign and setting up Safe Assignments: http://citt.hccfl.edu/files/Bb_SafeAssign.pdf

Call for Papers

Call for Papers for the New Learning Technologies 2013

Key Dates:
Deadline to Submit Abstracts: September 28, 2012
Notification of Acceptance: October 2012

Abstracts for presentations from knowledgeable professionals in industry, government, military, and academia are solicited to provide presentations which would be part of a comprehensive conference program on the latest learning technologies as they are being applied to training, education and job performance improvement, including ways to implement technology, descriptions of education and technical skills applications, e-Learning, Enterprise Management, Instructional Systems Design, Mobile Computing, Gaming and Simulation for Training and Job Performance Improvement, New Technologies & the Marketplace, together with Knowledge Management systems.

For more information, visit http://www.salt.org/fl/orlandoP.asp?pn=call.

The New Learning Technologies 2013 will be held at the
Caribe Royale Hotel
Orlando, Florida - March 6-8, 2013

Friday, August 3, 2012

25 Ways Teachers Can Integrate Social Media into Education

From edumedic.

A great information graphic on integrating social media in education was posted on edumedic.

For the full article (and a larger version of the graphic), visit 25 Ways Teachers Can Integrate Social Media into Education.