Category: Genres and Styles

Turnitin Feedback Studio training session

August 9th, 2016 in Announcements, Learning Management Systems, Plagiarism Detection, Turnitin

Turnitin is providing BU with a free-of-charge training session on Turnitin Feedback Studio, Turnitin’s newly revised user interface. The new system promises to make it easier for faculty to streamline and speed up their grading of written assignments. The demonstration will be held on campus on Tuesday August 30 from 12:30 to 2:30. It will also be streamed and recorded; you can watch the stream through an Adobe Connect link. BU faculty and staff are welcome to attend in person; please contact Amod Lele (information available via the BU Directory) if you would like to attend.

 

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Free webinars on using NVivo

August 2nd, 2016 in Announcements, Data Analysis, NVivo

QSR, the makers of NVivo, offers a variety of free webinars for those interested in learning more about qualitative data analysis with this software. As well as regular introductory webinars, there are sessions on using NVivo for literature reviews, students using NVivo to organize course information, and analyzing social-media content. You can see a listing and sign up on their website.

 

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Recording studio for all faculty in Mugar Library

July 26th, 2016 in Announcements, Echo360, Flipped Classrooms, Lecture Capture, Tips & Tricks

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Interested in recording video lectures and other digital content but want higher quality than what you can make on your phone? As BU faculty, you have access to a studio in Mugar Library with high-quality recording equipment and software such as Camtasia. You can learn to use it by signing up for a consultation with an educational technologist. Once you’ve done that, you can book and reserve the room to use it at your convenience.

 

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Digication Site Map

July 19th, 2016 in Digication, e-Portfolio, Tips & Tricks

If you’d like your students to use ePortfolios but you don’t want to go through the setup process for assignments, there’s a simpler way to track what your students did when. Every Digication portfolio has a site map, accessible in the upper right of the portfolio below the BU logo. You can look at this site map to see all the pages in the portfolio, when they were last updated, and which student last updated them.

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New Campus Labs Planning module to coordinate program assessment

July 13th, 2016 in Announcements, Assessment Management Systems, Campus Labs

The process of reporting program assessment is about to get easier. After a long process of faculty consultation, the office of Program Learning Outcomes Assessment, in conjunction with the Educational Technology office, has selected the Planning module from Campus Labs to assist in coordinating program outcomes assessment. This fall, instead of sending Word templates back and forth, we will have a streamlined web-based cloud interface for entering assessment options. This will make it easier for departments to record their processes as required by NEASC, BU’s accreditor. It will also allow departments to generate reports about their own learning goals in order to improve their own teaching, if they wish.

 

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Non-repository submission on Turnitin

July 5th, 2016 in Plagiarism Detection, Tips & Tricks, Turnitin

Are you interested in Turnitin, for academic integrity or the time-saving GradeMark features, but do not want your students’ papers added to the company’s proprietary database? There is a simple way to accomplish this. When creating a Turnitin assignment within Blackboard, press the Optional Settings button, and then select Submit papers to:. Change the drop-down option to no repository and papers will no longer be added to the database.

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Turnitin Feedback Studio is coming

June 28th, 2016 in Announcements, Blackboard, Learning Management Systems, Plagiarism Detection, Turnitin

Turnitin, BU’s platform for checking academic integrity with a vast database of papers, will soon be moving to a new and revamped system called Turnitin Feedback Studio. Feedback Studio offers a streamlined user interface that integrates Turnitin’s well-known academic-integrity features with the lesser-known GradeMark features, which allow faculty to speed up their grading by dragging and dropping frequently used comments, and adding rubrics. The system will continue to integrate with Blackboard within a frame. We expect to change to the new system in late August. You can try a demo of Feedback Studio on their site, and browse a user guide for more details.

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We’re on Facebook and Twitter!

June 20th, 2016 in Announcements, Blogging, Facebook, Social Media, Tips & Tricks, Twitter, WordPress

The EdTech Blog now has a Facebook page as well as our Twitter feed. New posts are now automatically pushed to both these pages, so you can keep up with the blog via your preferred social media site. And you can still get our posts in your email inbox or on an RSS feed, as before. There are now lots of ways to keep up with educational technology at BU.

In addition, we now have Share This options at the bottom of every post, so if you’re excited about a particular new edtech development you can share it on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn, or by print or email.

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Assign streaming video for student learning

June 14th, 2016 in Announcements, Kanopy, Supported by BU Libraries, Video Streaming

Thought about assigning film as course material?  It can be easier than ever now – Boston University Libraries offer more than 15,000 films online via the Kanopy streaming video service.  Titles cover a wide gamut of educational, documentary, and old and newer Hollywood films.  Over one hundred providers include the widely used Media Education Foundation, covering many disciplines, and the Criterion Collection, for film studies.  Individual titles, such as Race – The Power of an Illusion, can be found using BU Libraries Search.

With your own account in Kanopy you can identify favorites and create short clips to embed in your Blackboard Learn or other course site.  Explore available content and/or contact staff in Krasker Film/Video Services for assistance by email at krasfilm@bu.edu, by calling (617) 353-8112, or by visiting them in Mugar Library, basement level.

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Scripting online videos

June 7th, 2016 in Flipped Classrooms, MOOC, Tips & Tricks

The BU Digital Learning Initiative has recently posted helpful guidelines about scripting videos for a MOOC (massive open online course). The guidelines may be of help for any use of prerecorded video in a teaching context, such as a “flipped” classroom. The infographic below identifies the multiple steps of the process.

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