All posts by Amy Phillips

Looking for the SafeAssign Originality Report?

When a SafeAssign report has finished processing, you can access it on the Grade Assignment page. Access the Grade Assignment page from the Grade Center or the Needs Grading page. In the Grade Center, locate the assignment that you enabled the SafeAssign options for. When students have made their submissions, you see the needs grading icon—the exclamation mark. Access the cell’s… Continue Reading »

New Features and Enhancements in Blackboard

The newest upgrade to Blackboard has been completed. Outlined below are the new features and enhancements. The upgrade does not impact existing materials in Blackboard. SafeAssign SafeAssign 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… Continue Reading »

Top Hat

What is TopHat? TopHat 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… Continue Reading »

Lecture Capture – Echo360

What is Lecture Capture? Lecture 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. What are the Lecture Capture… Continue Reading »