Evernote: 5 Tips and Tricks

Blackboard: Course Copy

Did you know that you could transfer content from course to course on Blackboard without having to post everything again? Blackboard allows you to copy some or all the content and settings from one course to another. With the start of summer classes coming, this will be a time saver. Watch the short video below […]

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HPU Libraries Faculty Workshops

Now that many HPU faculty had the pleasure of workshopping with Jose Bowen on technology and education, it’s time to start thinking about how to incorporate more technology and resources into your classroom.  HPU Libraries will be hosting a series of end of the semester faculty workshops (starting Tuesday, May 6th) to help with research, […]

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The Flipped Classroom: The Pros and Cons

Many of us can recall instances in our lives where we found ourselves idly sitting in a classroom, eye glazed over, half listening, half pretending to listen to our teacher as they lectured in front of the room. These scenes are all too familiar in today’s schools, as the traditional model of learning has primarily […]

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Project Management Tools: Asana and Trello

Since this week will be busy with grading and finals, I thought I would create a lightweight post about some basic project management tools, inspired by an ACRL TechConnect blog post.  Hopefully many of you know about note taking services such as Evernote and using Google Drive for collaboration, but there are also tools to […]

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Blackboard: Downloading the Grade Center

Since the semester is coming to a close, I thought it would be appropriate to blog about downloading the grade center from Blackboard.  Instructors have the ability to download Grade Center data as an excel file. The downloaded file is a useful backup of students grades. Instructors can select specific data to download, or download […]

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Creating Infographics: easel.ly

Infographics are great educational tools to use for assignments, student presentations, and more.  Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present complex information quickly and clearly (taken from infographic wikipedia page). Here is an example of an infographic, made by HPU Office of Career Services: Though infographics are great, they are time consuming to create. […]

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Blackboard: 5 Tips and Tricks

Check out the list of tips and tricks I have compiled below to help make your Blackboard experience easier!   Blackboard now has an easy way to navigate between recently visited modules, such as content pages, Grace Center, ect., in different courses or other courses you are enrolled in. Click on the down arrow next to […]

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Digital Pedagogy Initiative: Digital Learning Exhibition

Last week HPU’s Digital Pedagogy Initiative (DPI) held a Digital Learning Exhibition, where HPU faculty showed off teaching and technology projects through a poster session in Slane. From the DPI Website: “The Digital Learning Exhibition was held on Wednesday, April 2, from 1:00-2:00. The exhibition showcased how HPU students and faculty are using digital technologies to advance […]

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