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How to Access Starfish Within Blackboard

08.28.2014 By: Kaitlyn Reish
Are you having trouble accessing the Starfish tab in Blackboard? The Office of Information Technology has put together a short tutorial guide on how to access Starfish through Blackboard. You can find this tutorial guide HERE.
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EndNote

08.22.2014 By: Samantha Harlow
HPU Libraries manages and distributes EndNote for High Point University.  EndNote is a program for managing bibliographic citations. It can automate much of the work of organizing and formatting citations and bibliographies in your writing. EndNote can connect to online sources such as article databases, output results in over 1,000 different bibliographic styles, and more. EndNote is […]
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IT Update: Blackboard Upgrade

08.20.2014 By: Kaitlyn Reish
On Thursday during the hours of midnight to 4:00am, the Office of Information Technology will be upgrading the Blackboard site to the newest version. Although the interface will look the same, there are some new features and enhancements that could be beneficial. Below are a list of the new features and enhancements.   Grade Center Improvements […]
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IT Update: Vitural Lab Modifications

08.19.2014 By: Kaitlyn Reish
In preparation for the 2014-15 academic year, the Office of Information Technology has worked diligently to assess the state of classroom computer laboratories on campus and craft a vision for further improvement in some key areas.  This has been in line with our desire to provide robust computing environments presented with the user in mind.  […]
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HPU Libraries Q&A and Workshops

08.15.2014 By: Samantha Harlow
The end of the summer  is approaching, which means it is the perfect time of year to get in touch with your librarians.  Next week, Tuesday August 19th through Friday August 22nd, HPU faculty are getting trained on Starfish Retention Solutions in the Instruction Lab at Smith Library.  To take advantage of faculty already being […]
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Google Hangouts: Online Communication Tool

08.12.2014 By: Kaitlyn Reish
Google Hangouts is Google’s free video-conferencing tool that is available for teachers to use as part of Google Apps for Education. Up to 10 participants can join a Google Hangout at a time. This is a good alternative to WebEx. Like WebEx, professors can record Hangout discussions as a resource for other students. Professors can […]
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Assistive Technology on iPad

08.8.2014 By: Samantha Harlow
There are many useful apps for teachers on the iPad, especially concerning assistive technology.  Apple is very dedicated to making their products accessible to everyone, so much so that they have a webpage dedicated to showcasing their assistive technology features on iPhones, iPads, and computers. There are iPad apps for dysgraphia, dyslexia, vision, hearing, and […]
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Blackboard: Course to Course Navigation

08.6.2014 By: Kaitlyn Reish
The course to course navigation features allows you to quickly move between courses.  This feature comes in handy when you want to quickly switch between different courses you are teaching. The tutorial below shows you how to navigate between courses while retaining the context of the task you were performing in the original course.   […]
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Guest Post: Jing and Assessment

07.31.2014 By: Samantha Harlow
This summer the HPU Tech Blog will be featuring blog posts from professors at High Point University who are actively using technology tools in the classroom.  This is the ninth in the series, written by Allison Walker.  Allison Walker is an Instructor of English.  Here is her post: Jing is my favorite assessment tool. Jing allows me […]
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Blackboard: Adding an Avatar Picture

07.29.2014 By: Kaitlyn Reish
                        An avatar is a photo or a digital image that represents a user.Your avatar appears throughout Blackboard, including the portal where you log in, the modules within your courses, and within journal and blog entries. Adding a photo of yourself allows your students to get acquainted with you before the semester starts. I […]
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