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UNMC is currently using Blackboard Release 9.1.130093.0 (SP13) Check out What’s New Blackboard will be upgraded to 9.1 SP14 or newer at the end of the Spring 2015 semester.

UNMC Educause Membership

Through various programs, publications, and events, EDUCAUSE and its members contribute to thought leadership on major issues, help clarify the current environment, and highlight how emerging trends and technologies are impacting higher education. UNMC faculty and staff have access to EDUCAUSE and ELI ( Educause Learning Initiative). http://www.educause.edu/ Click login> in the upper right hand corner Click Log in Using InCommon (located under Federated Login) Type University of Nebraska Medical Center in the Start typing here to find your institution Click the UNMC icon, the… Continue Reading

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

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The EdTech blog will have new information posted every other week. Some topics you can look forward to: Tips and tricks for Blackboard Online assessment Learning environment tips Web conferencing highlights A look into Simulation Click here to subscribe  

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

Call for Kelly Fund Grant Proposals

Are you interested in educational research for innovative teaching? Apply for a Kelly Fund Grant! This year’s Kelly Funds will go to research proposals to improve blended courses. More information at http://www.unmc.edu/facdev/

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