Tech Tip: Uploading an Excel sheet to the Blackboard Grade Center

Grading season will soon be upon us again. Maybe you want to download the Blackboard Grade Center and enter grades offline. But then you get this puzzling message: "Error: the following usernames are invalid." This Tech Tip offers a workaround.
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Using DirectSubmit for SafeAssign Submissions

If students submit assignments before you set up SafeAssign, you can take their uploaded files and submit them yourself through DirectSubmit.
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Tech Tips from the Teaching Circle

When we integrate technology into teaching, we constantly encounter hardware and software issues, as well as issues related to how people interact with machines. Get some advice on teaching with technology from the Teaching Circle blog.
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Do you have a snow day back-up plan?

The “storm of the century” is probably not yet behind us. You should set up your emergency cancellation contingency plans now, so that when the unexpected comes, you’re ready.
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What’s new in Blackboard for 2015

By now you have probably read about the upgrade to Blackboard, scheduled for December 29 through December 30. In this tip we describe some new features that come with the upgrade.
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Workshop: Assessment Tools, With and Without Technology, Friday, March 28, 2014

Finals are just around the corner; why not get a jump on things early? Come spend an afternoon with your colleagues developing assessment tools for your final class project or final exam. This workshop will focus on reviewing strategies for creating effective assessments. We will discuss aligning assessments with learning goals, developing effective multiple choice questions and rubrics, and how to deploy these tools
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Snowy Day Back Up Plan

How do you make up class sessions when you and your students can't get to campus?
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Class Rosters

Want to check your students' names and their contact information? You can get that from CUNYfirst and Blackboard. Here's how...
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CUNY Blackboard Update Training, December 2 & 4, 2013

CUNY Blackboard Learn Course Delivery Update Training – SP7 to SP 13 Presented by Dr. Craig Agneberg, Bb Functional Consultant/Trainer Join the Center for Teaching and Learning as we log on to the CUNY Blackboard Update Training sessions. Note: this is not a hands-on workshop. We will join the webcast sessions in Razran Hall, Room 360 (Faculty Development Lab). Register at: http://goo.gl/wBNq1P Day 1 (Monday, Dec. 2)
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How do I enforce Academic Integrity?

Detecting incidents of cheating and plagiarism has always presented challenges in higher education and unfortunately, digital technology facilitates academic dishonesty. Familiarizing yourself and your students with existing policies is one way to begin to address this issue.
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