Instructional Design Newsletter – February 2015

Instructional Design Newsletter
2015 February

http://blogs.shu.edu/technology/newsletter

2015 February | Instructional Design Newsletter (pdf)

SafeAssign

Blackboard logoSafeAssign is no longer a separate assessment option, when using the drop down menu under Assessments on a content page.  It will now appear as a selection option when creating Blackboard Learn Assignments. Visit the Grade Center to grade the SafeAssignments, and view the originality report. You will also have access to the Inline Grading feature.
http://blogs.shu.edu/technology/2015/01/08/new-features-and-enhancements-in-blackboard/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QId2Xza_95k

 

Echo360 Personal Capture

Echo360Lecture capture allows instructors to record instructional content on their own laptop/desktop or in their classroom. Students are then able to view the recording from within Blackboard. This provides students with a powerful tool to review content, access supplemental material or receive instruction that is web-based.
http://www.shu.edu/offices/technology/lecture-capture.cfm
http://blogs.shu.edu/technology/2015/01/29/faculty-tech-bytes-echo360-january-2015/

 

Top Hat

Top HatTopHat is an online presentation and student engagement application that allows instructors to take attendance, poll students to gauge understanding, and spark discussions.  TopHat’s functionality is similar to “clickers” but utilizes students’ laptops and mobile devices, avoiding the need to purchase an additional device. TopHat is integrated with Blackboard so any participation grades saved in TopHat can be automatically transferred to the Blackboard Grade Center.
http://www.shu.edu/offices/technology/top-hat.cfm

 


 

Workshops and Special Events

Session descriptions and registration links available at: http://tltc.shu.edu/register

Blackboard Collaborate 
Tech Bytes – Faculty
Monday, Feb. 2 @ 2:00 PM | click here to register

Echo360 Personal Capture
Tech Bytes – Faculty
Tuesday, Feb. 3 @ 12:00 PM | click here to register

Starfish Early Alert
Tuesday, Feb. 3 @ 3:00 PM | click here to register
Thursday, Feb. 5 @ 12:00 PM | click here to register

Using the MS Word Mail Merge Feature
Wednesday, Feb. 4 @ 12:00 PM | click here to register

Excel Tips & Tricks
Tech Bytes – Students
Wednesday, Feb. 4 @ 3:00 PM | click here to register

SafeAssign
Tech Bytes – Faculty
Thursday, Feb. 5 @ 10:00 AM | click here to register
Tuesday, Feb. 17 @ 12:00 PM | click here to register

Spreadsheets 101: Using Excel 
Friday, Feb. 6 @ 10:00 AM | click here to register

The Windows 8 Experience
Friday, Feb. 6 @ 12:00 PM | click here to register

Blackboard Grade Center
Tech Bytes – Faculty
Monday, Feb. 9 @ 2:00 PM | click here to register

Blackboard Inline Grading
Tech Bytes – Faculty
Tuesday, Feb. 10 @ 12:00 PM | click here to register
Thursday, Feb. 19 @ 10:00 AM | click here to register

Presentation Tools
Tech Bytes – Students
Wednesday, Feb. 11 @ 3:00 PM | click here to register

Blackboard Discussion Boards
Tech Bytes – Faculty
Thursday, Feb. 12 @ 10:00 AM | click here to register
Tuesday, Feb. 24 @ 12:00 PM | click here to register

Windows 8 / File Management
Tech Bytes – Faculty
Monday, Feb. 16 @ 2:00 PM | click here to register
Thursday, Feb. 26 @ 10:00 AM | click here to register

Online Image Editing
Tech Bytes – Students
Wednesday, Feb. 18 @ 3:00 PM | click here to register

Copying and Backing Up Blackboard Courses
Tech Bytes – Faculty
Monday, Feb. 23 @ 2:00 PM | click here to register

Creating a Screen Recording
Tech Bytes – Students
Wednesday, Feb. 25 @ 3:00 PM | click here to register


 

Instructional Design Team

 

Danielle Mirliss, Ed.D.
Associate Director, TLT Center
(973) 313-6021
Danielle.Mirliss@shu.edu
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Renee M. Cicchino, M.A.
Senior Instructional Designer
(973) 313-6249
Renee.Cicchino@shu.edu
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  • Online Course Development Project Manager
  • Special Projects
  • School of Diplomacy
  • University Library

 

Amy Phillips, M.Ed.
Learning Systems Manager
(973) 275-2933
Amy.Phillips@shu.edu
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  • Blackboard Support

 

Bill Otskey
Computer Training Services, Manager
(973) 275-2161
William.Otskey@shu.edu

 

Shayle Adrian, M.S., M.Ed. 
Instructional Designer
(973) 313-6189
Shayle.Adrian@shu.edu
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  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work
  • Department of Communication & The Arts
  • School of Health & Medical Sciences

 

Veronica Armour, M.A.T.
Instructional Designer
(973) 275-2930
Veronica.Armour@shu.edu
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  • College of Education & Human Services
  • Department of English
  • Freshman Studies
  • Department of Criminal Justice
  • Language, Literature & Culture

 

Heidi Trotta, M.A., Ed.M.
Instructional Designer
(973) 275-2882
Heidi.Trotta@shu.edu
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  • College of Nursing
  • Department of Political Science & Public Affairs
  • Department of History
  • Department of Philosophy
  • School of Theology
  • Department of Religion

 

Riad Twal, M.A, M.S., Ed.S.
Instructional Designer
(973) 313-6043
Riad.Twal@shu.edu
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  • Department of Biology
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Math & Computer Science
  • Stillman School of Business

 


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