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The Online Learning Link
A publication for Faculty about Online Learning at Chabot College

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The Online Learning Link includes important information and announcements about Online Teaching & Learning and Blackboard at Chabot College.

Top 100 Tools for Learning
The Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies recently conducted the 7th Annual Learning Tools Survey to generate a list of the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2013. A survey of over 500 learning professionals from 48 countries worldwide generated this list of Top Tools for Learning:

The complete list of the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2013 is available at: http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/

@ONE: Flip your Classroom & Upcoming Webinars
The @One Project helps Community College faculty and staff learn about technology to enhance student learning and success. A recent free webinar discussed the idea of a Flipped Classroom, in which the typical learning cycle is "flipped" so that students gain the necessary knowledge outside of class and instructors guide students to interactively clarify and apply that knowledge during class. Access the archive of this webinar
Future free webinars from @One include:
- Flip Your Classroom Using 3C Media Solutions: Thu, 11/07/2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm (Pacific)
- Discussion Board Best Practices: Tue, 11/12/2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm (Pacific)
- 10 Tips to Designing Your Course Masterpiece: Wed, 12:00pm - 1:00pm (Pacific)

EduStream Logo EduStream Update: New Features

EduStream, a CCCCO funded grant program, provides FREE multimedia services to the California Community Colleges. Services include media hosting & video streaming. Faculty can upload their own video files and then link to them from Blackboard. Edustream also offers licensed educational videos that are ADA compliant. Some of the recently added features include an embeddable player and the captioning of uploaded videos.

Faculty can request an Edustream account from the Online Teaching/ Blackboard Faculty Support website, by way of clicking on the "Need Help?" button. Faculty can also request a demonstration on how to use the features of EduStream by visiting the EduStream website www.edustream.org.

Highlights from theCOOL:
A spotlight on the activities of the Committee On Online Learning.

The Committee On Online Learning is currently reviewing the proposals submitted for Spring 2014 online courses. This semester, there are four new proposals (two from first-time online instructors). In addition to proposal reviews, the COOL has been working on several projects to help online students. These improvements include the clarification of information for online and hybrid courses, revisions to the email sent to waitlisted students, and an information page to display in CLASS-Web for students who enroll in online or hybrid courses.

In a recent meeting, the COOL also had CAS/ Electronic Systems Technology instructor Wayne Phillips demonstrate an interactive video he created using a new feature in Camtasia 8, which allows for the use of the Blackboard SCORM tool. Several members of the COOL also reported on the September Flex Day session which was a Roundtable Discussion for online faculty. Several innovative ideas were shared during the discussion, as well as the idea to hold a follow-up session on the October Flex Day during which instructors could demonstrate their online teaching ideas as well. We thank all who attended the Flex Day session and hope that we will have an opportunity to share ideas at future Flex Days.
Volume 13, October 2013

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You can now Request Spring 2014 Blackboard Sites

If you'd like to get an early start to your Spring 2014 course sites, feel free to request them anytime through CLASS-Web. After you request your sites they will appear in your Blackboard account usually within 24 hours. How to Request Blackboard Sites.

Reorder your Grade Center columns

If you'd like to re-order your Grade Center columns, you can do so by clicking on the Manage button > Column Organization > Within this Column Organization page, you can drag and drop the columns to re-order them according to your preference > Once you've rearranged the columns, click Save.


Display Issues in Your Course site?

If you are experiencing display issues anywhere in a course site, there may be hidden html code or font within the a Text Box Editor that is causing the problem. When text is copied and pasted from one location to Blackboard (such as from a web page or from a Word document), hidden html and font are often copied over as well. Read more about this topic on our FAQ page.

Next Blackboard Upgrade

The COOL recently voted to look into upgrading Blackboard during Winter Break. Therefore, the next Blackboard upgrade is tentatively scheduled during the Winter Break following Fall 2013 and includes the new features and fixes of Service Packs 10, 11, 12, and 13. Faculty currently teaching with Blackboard can view details and video demonstrations of new functions within the BOLT (Blackboard Online Learning Team) site in Blackboard. More details about the upgrade will be sent to faculty teaching with Blackboard in the upcoming months.

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The Online Learning Link is a publication by the Chabot College Online Learning Staff

Minta Winsor, Distance Education Coordinator
Lisa Ulibarri, Instructional Designer/Developer


View previous editions of the Online Learning Link at  http://www.chabotcollege.edu/OnlineTeaching/newsletter/default_conv.asp

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