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Instructional Technology Blog

Welcome to the Instructional Technology Blog Portal. Here you will find the 5 most recent posts about supported software and instructional technologies like Drexel Learn, Collaborate and Camtasia, just to name a few. To view the full details of a post, click on the link provided. All posts are located on the blog, which is hosted in our SharePoint site. The site can be accessed anonymously, but you can log in with your Drexel credentials to post comments and receive e-mail notifications.

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Get Chummy with the Groups Tool in Learn – Part 1

Monday, November 30, 2015

The Groups tool in Blackboard can be used to create student collaboration teams with access to a variety of communication tools; it can also be used to create filters or containers that are invisible to the group members but determine access to specific content, emails and assessments.

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How to Create a Video Response to an Assignment

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Instead of providing written feedback to students' assignments, instructors can also create video responses

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Viewing Instructor Comments in Turnitin

Thursday, November 12, 2015

When your instructor grades your Turnitin assignment, they may make inline comments as well as leave general remarks related to your submission. To view those comments, you'll use Turnitin's Grademark feature.

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Demo User with Respondus Monitor

Friday, September 25, 2015

While Respondus Monitor allows students to take tests using their own computers and webcams, faculty cannot preview these. Utilizing the demo student feature of Monitor, faculty can experience the test the same way as their students.

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Re-Linking Item Attachments in Learn

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Items in Learn with attachments have special permissions that allow access to that content in a course's Content Collection. In cases where multiple files are referenced through the same attachment link (such as packaged video content or html files), sometimes there are issues when students attempt view the content. To fix this, permissions need to be re-established by relinking the item and correcting the permissions.

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