UNMC Education Technology

UNMC Blackboard News 2013 – 1

Blackboard Update UNMC upgraded to the latest version of Blackboard Learn™, Service Pack 10, over Christmas break.  Nearly 640 institutions as well as over 600 educators and nearly 600 students contributed to the development of this latest release of Blackboard.  Many existing features have been improved and some exciting new features added to Blackboard. Here is an overview of tools that you can expect to be using soon: New Content Editor: The new Content Editor vastly improves the user experience for formatting text, pasting content… Continue Reading

Student Update Fall 2012

Blackboard Mobile (No longer free as of 9/10/2012) During the past year, Blackboard Mobile access has been available to faculty, students and staff on smartphones, iPhones, iPad and other mobile devises.  UNMC used the free version which allowed these devices to access Blackboard via ethernet connectivity.  As of  9/10/2012, Blackboard is no longer offering the free option as their contract with Sprint expires.  Institutions have the option of paying a significant annual fee for the whole campus or allow individuals to purchase and use the… Continue Reading

Educational Technology Update Fall 2012

Update on Blackboard, Blackboard Mobile, Echo, Campuspack, Printing and other items Current Version of Blackboard Special Highlights The current version of Blackboard has some particularly useful features that we noted in the spring newsletter.  To reiterate items of particular note for faculty, the following provide significant enhancement. Multi-Course Management – Multi-Section Management & Crosslisting: Multi-Section Management enables instructors to manage their courses (across multiple sections) and communicate across multiple courses. Crosslisting makes it possible for administrators to deliver two or more courses as a single… Continue Reading