UNMC Education Technology

Tools for Concept Mapping

Keeping Students on Board with Concept Maps Article By: Maryellen Weimer, PhD in Faculty Focus The benefits of concept maps are well established. They encourage students to organize knowledge and do so in ways meaningful to them. They help students sort out, prioritize, and understand relationships between terms, concepts, and ideas. Students can also use concept maps to forge relationships between new knowledge and what they already know. Continue reading article here. Have you considered using concept maps for course content? Are you wondering what… Continue Reading

BB Troubleshooting

Did you know that UNMC Blackboard (my.unmc.edu) server is available 99.9% . A preliminary information gathering is highly beneficial prior to contacting Information Technology Services for assistance. Common inquiries / issues that appear to be a Blackboard are in fact other technical issues: The file will not load  The referring link to the file is not directed to the correct file or does not exist on the server (EXAMPLE: htp://webmedia.unmc.edu/pharmacology/drug.jpg) The Blackboard link refers to a file which was originally uploaded and was then deleted… Continue Reading

Office365

Have you been looking for a way to share documents with colleagues? Do your students need to collaborate on shared projects? Check out Office 365 – FREE for all UNMC faculty, staff and students. Office 365 is an online suite featuring Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote, as well as Yammer, Sites and OneDrive (1 TB of HIPAA compliant storage). Because Office 365 is powered by the cloud, you can get to your applications and files from virtually anywhere—PC, Mac, tablets and mobile devices—and they’re always… Continue Reading

2015 Proposal Submittal for UN Innovation in Pedagogy and Technology Symposium

University of Nebraska Online Worldwide is excited to announce a call for proposals for the 2015 Innovation in Pedagogy and Technology Symposium. This year’s theme will be Partnering for Success. The symposium is an excellent opportunity for attendees to learn from nationally recognized experts, share their experiences, and learn from the initiatives of colleagues from across the system. Deadline for proposals is January 30, 2015 Two of the Symposium tracks are currently seeking proposals to present topics at the 2015 event: Leadership and Strategy in… Continue Reading

BB Student Enrollment Utilizing SIS (Student Information System: PeopleSoft)

Spend less time enrolling students in a Blackboard course by using a toll to link Blackboard and the UNMC SIS (Student Information System:PeopleSoft)? A tool to enroll students into a Blackboard course from the student information system (PeopleSoft) is available to Blackboard Instructors, Teaching Assistants and Course Builders. The link between a Blackboard Course and PeopleSoft is dynamic. Once the link is established, new enrollments will automatically be added during the specified start and end dates. The link is processed every morning at 8:00 a.m. M-F Instructors are responsible for removing / un-enrolling students…. Continue Reading