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UA-Wide Testing Website Announced

Counseling & Testing Center, Computer Based Assessment and Evaluation, and related offices are announcing a consolidated landing page for all testing resources across campuses. Beginning with Spring semester (2019), https://www.uakron.edu/testing/ will host information for students, faculty, staff, and community members … Continue reading

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5 Star Support

DDS is happy to announce 5-Star Support for Students this semester. Students can stop by Leigh Hall 506 on August 31st or September 7th for hands-on help with Brightspace, WebEx, TurningPoint Clickers, or Panopto videos. No appointment necessary, just stop … Continue reading

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Time to Delete 2014 Courses

In keeping with our current practice of maintaining 3 years of courses in Brightspace, we will¬†soon begin deleting 2014¬†courses from Brightspace. Instructors sometimes report that their list of courses has grown too long. In those cases, we can manually unenroll … Continue reading

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Problems with D2L Assignment Grader App

A number of faculty have reported problems connecting to Brightspace when using the D2L Assignment Grader app for iPad and Android. The problem is related to our upgrade from Springboard to Brightspace and prevents the app from authenticating correctly to … Continue reading

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Merging and Combining Courses – 101

As we wrap up one semester before heading out on a short break, now is great time to request your courses in Springboard for the next semester be merged or combined. What does it mean to merge/combine courses? If you … Continue reading

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Assignment Grader Tips

A lot has changed since our last post about Desire2Learn’s (D2L) Assignment Grader app. For those unfamiliar, Assignment Grader is an iPad app created by D2L to enable grading dropbox assignments away from your computer. It synchronizes with Springboard and … Continue reading

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Public Domain images from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) in New York City has posted almost 400,000, high-resolution, images of their collection online. The images are free to use for scholarly endeveours and are clear of copyright restraints (i.e. they are public domain). … Continue reading

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Using Desire2Learn Assignment Grader with Springboard

Desire2Learn(D2L) Assignment Grader is an iPad app created by D2L to enable the grading of dropbox assignments. It synchronizes with Springboard and provides mobile, offline, access to dropbox submissions. Some of the features and benefits of Assignment Grader are: Grade … Continue reading

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Add a custom link for Online Course Evaluations

If you use an online evaluation for your class, you can easily add a custom link to the evaluation system in your course’s navbar. 1. Visit “Edit Course” Start by visiting the “Edit Course” tool in your navbar. 2. Choose … Continue reading

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Special Presentation: iTunes U, iPads and Electronic Resources

On April 19th, from 1:00-2:30, Instructional Services and ITL are hosting a session on using iPads and iTunes U in your courses. Randy Spears and alumnus Jacob Bane from the Fisher School of Business at OSU will talk about how … Continue reading

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