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Engage Students in Summer Courses

May 1, 2020 - 2:06pm
We invite you to use explore course preparation resources and leverage lessons learned from Spring remote teaching to prepare your summer courses to maximize student success!  Explore WIT Online Learning Hub Faculty Resources and the Academic Technology Toolkit create a consistent and engaging student experience by centralizing content, assignments, and assessments in Blackboard Learn. Use […]

Kickoff Summer 2020 Programming

April 30, 2020 - 8:06am
We look forward to cross-disciplinary conversations and sharing in the workshops to kickoff the Summer 2020 term: May 4th at 11:00 am – Best Practices: Managing Your Online Course May 5th at 11am – Best Practices for using Zoom for Remote Teaching (securing the session, security updates, polling, and breakout rooms) May 5th at 1:00 pm – Strategies for […]

Security updates to prevent Zoom Bombing

April 22, 2020 - 9:26am
Due to a number of "Zoom Bombing" events in Wentworth courses, DTS has reviewed the security settings in Zoom and is making changes to better secure our sessions.

Remote Assessment Strategies

April 10, 2020 - 7:00pm
LIT invites you to consider a wide variety of remote assessment strategies.  Here are resources you can tap into. Check out the session slides from Remote Assessment Information Sessions and be sure to look at the notes view to access additional resources! Additional quick links are also below. Remote Assessment Notes/Additional Resources: Universal Design for […]

Pool Size and Sampling in the Blackboard Testing system – Testing Best Practices Part II

April 6, 2020 - 5:31pm
Use pools to create tests with variation to decrease cheating. Blackboard tests sample with replacement requiring larger pools. But how large a pool will you need? Smaller pools to feed a single question reduce the need to have very large pools to reduce the number of questions that must be prepared.

Blackboard Test Best Practices

April 6, 2020 - 5:27pm
When giving tests using Blackboard don't use overly restrictive test settings to avoid problems when students complete the assessment. Use pools to provide variation between exams to reduce the likelihood of cheating. Provide practice tests to for students to check their browser settings.

Are Students Watching Your Videos or Learning from Your Videos?

March 31, 2020 - 2:55pm
Are you assigning videos as part of your remote teaching strategy?  If so, what are your students required to do when watching your video or what are they required to do once they’ve completed watching the video? Faculty Focus “Teaching With Technology” says there’s a big difference between watching a video and learning something from […]

Respondus Monitor for Remote Exams

March 31, 2020 - 10:06am
Due to the University’s decision to move classes to remote delivery for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a concern for how to hold final exams. A couple of years ago we introduced Respondus LockDown Browser to our toolkit to address exam integrity in face-to-face proctored […]

Panopto/Zoom Integration Enabled

March 27, 2020 - 5:03pm
This documentation will go over how to use Panopto’s integration with Zoom. What this means is that when you use the Cloud recording option in Zoom, it will automatically upload the recorded Zoom meeting file to your “My Folder” in Panopto. Here is how it works… Once the Zoom meeting recording file upload is completed, you […]

Banner Grade Submit not Available for Spring 2020 Courses

March 25, 2020 - 9:45am
Banner Grade Submit in Blackboard is being disabled for Spring 2020 because we can not configure the tool to accommodate mixed grading schemes within courses.

Beware the Party Crashers!

March 23, 2020 - 9:09am
With the rise of video conferencing to replace face to face meetings and classes, new kind of disruption is occurring, party crashers screen share objectionable content in open conference sessions. Find out how to protect your sessions.

Adding a GoToMeeting Link to Blackboard

March 19, 2020 - 9:24am
Because you may now be using GoToMeeting to hold classes in response to Covid-19 you may want to integrate it into your Blackboard course site. It takes only a few steps to add GoToMeeting to your course menu, making it easy for students to find your scheduled meetings: Navigate to your course in Blackboard. Click […]

Adding Zoom Link to Blackboard Menu

March 17, 2020 - 4:25pm
Now that we are using Zoom to hold classes in response to Covid-19 you may want to integrate it into your Blackboard course site. It takes only a few steps to add Zoom to your course menu, making it easy for students to find your scheduled meetings: Navigate to your course in Blackboard. Click on […]

How to get a Zoom Account

March 17, 2020 - 1:41pm
After provisioning Zoom accounts for all faculty, we have established Single Sign On (SSO) for our Zoom license. In addition to allowing users to login with their Wentworth credentials, the system auto-provisions accounts. This means that you do not have to contact DTS or LIT to get a Zoom account on our license. Follow the […]

Workaround for YouTube Error

March 17, 2020 - 11:05am
If you are trying to use any of the YouTube Mashups in Blackboard, you will receive an error: This is a known issue and is due to YouTube restrictions on API calls exceeding their limit. Blackboard is aware of the issue and is working with YouTube to resolve the issue. In the meantime, the best […]

Manage Course Materials and Delivery Tips and Resources

March 11, 2020 - 2:40pm
Manage Course Materials and Delivery In the event of an interruption, you may need to provide an updated syllabus that modifies the planned course activities, assignments, content and due dates. Once you have established clear communication procedures and pathways, you may want to send updated course materials.  Make sure students know where to find the […]

Planning a Successful Transition to Teach Remotely in an Emergency

March 11, 2020 - 2:39pm
Planning a Successful Transition to Teach Remotely in an Emergency Here are some good practices to consider and tips about going online in a hurry (Chronicle of Higher Education, M.D.Miller, March 9, 2020): Review Course Content and Assignments for the Coming Weeks: Will students be expected to adhere to the original schedule of assignments on […]

Workshops and Online Resources

March 11, 2020 - 2:39pm
Workshops for Preparing to Teach Remotely During a Crisis: Thurs 3/12 – 9am-10am – Hold Virtual Classes or Office Hours with GotoMeeting (webinar) Thurs 3/12 – 12pm-1pm – Hold Virtual Classes or Office Hours with Zoom (webinar) Thurs 3/12 – 2pm-3pm – Create Pre-Recorded Lessons with Panopto (webinar) Fri 3/13 – 10am-11am – Hold Virtual […]

Spring 2020 Faculty Showcase & Reception

March 4, 2020 - 8:12am
Faculty are the hallmark of Wentworth Institute of Technology. The Provost Office and Learning Innovation & Technology are pleased to celebrate the many accomplishments of Wentworth faculty at the Faculty Showcase & Reception on March 5th from 3pm-5pm in Watson Auditorium. Join your colleagues as they showcase teaching, scholarship, service learning, professorships, mini-grants, EPIC learning, […]