Tuesday, December 9, 2014

PASSHE Virtual Conference

Anyone interested?

Transforming the Teaching & Learning Environment: the PASSHE Virtual Conference.  

During two weeks in February will be 60 one-hour interactive sessions, all delivered right to your computer or mobile device.  Plus, all the sessions are recorded so you can watch the ones you missed.  Topics include best practices for teaching online, assessment strategies, using social media in teaching, legal issues, flipped classroom, gamification, lecture capture, and more!  It’s a real value at only $60 for an individual registration.  Even better, we have an institutional registration for $150.  Everyone at your school can participate in the conference for that one fee.

Visit our conference website to see the list of sessions and to register.  

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

UK Moves to Canvas

The LMS Selection Committee, which began reviewing learning management system needs and usage in January 2014, has completed its work. The committee has recommended that UK no longer use Blackboard as its LMS after the contract ends on June 30, 2016, and it has endorsed Instructure’s Canvas for meeting the teaching and learning needs on this campus.

More information may be found at http://www.uky.edu/lmsreview/.  

Online Learning Consortium / MERLOT Call for Papers and Conference

The Online Learning Consortium (formerly Sloan Consortium), MERLOT, and our Emerging Technologies steering committee welcome you to the 8th Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium (ET4Online), which will be held Dallas, TX on April 22-24, 2015.

Details:
http://olc.onlinelearningconsortium.org/conference/2015/et4online/welcome

Monday, November 10, 2014

Starfish 5.2 Update

The Starfish updgrade will begin Saturday, November 15 starting at 12:00 AM and will approximately 4 hours.

Click here to read more details about new features.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Starfish 5

Starfish 5 is coming soon.

  • “Raise Your Hand” allows a student to flag him/herself.
  • On-Screen Waiting Room.  A URL that shows wait the wait time is at a service center.
  • Tracking Tab more user friendly w/ roll over functionality and better filters.  
  • Better Filtering should allow us to identify student attributes like PTK or Honors

See screenshots here.