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Faculty can use the Respondus Lockdown Browser for online examinations hosted by Blackboard Ultra to ensure students are not using other online tools while taking their exam. Here are some best practices to follow: Please provide a mock test before the real exam. This gives an opportunity for you and your students to become familiar […]

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Here are the highlights of faculty questions from May. These are not necessarily the most frequently asked questions, but helpful for all faculty members. Question (Saving results of Likert questionnaires): I’m interested in knowing how to create a Likert question in Blackboard for a poll and how to download the results into an Excel sheet. […]

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Here are the highlights of this month’s new and improved features in Blackboard Ultra. For more details, please follow the links below: AI Design Assistant – output language selector Generating content in multiple languages can be beneficial for various courses. To accommodate this, the AI Design Assistant now includes an option to select an output […]

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MS Teams is our video hosting platform for live, online classes in Blackboard Ultra. When sharing your screen in MS Teams, choosing to share a specific application window may affect the behavior of the selected application. If you’re teaching using MS Teams, we suggest sharing your entire screen instead. Remember to close any unnecessary applications […]

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Here are five Gradebook Setup Tips from your team in Innovative Learning.   “How do I set up Overall Grades?”   Tip #1:* Important Use the weighted grading calculation to show students the running total of their overall grade. Assign the weighted percentage values to each gradable item according to the assessment plan or structure of your published course outline.    “Why can’t […]

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MS Teams is our video hosting platform for live, online classes in Blackboard Ultra. The recommended method for creating and sharing the link to an online synchronous class in Blackboard is to: create an event in Outlook Calendar using your Humber credentials copy the meeting link and post in the Course Content area and Calendar […]

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The Student Feedback Questionnaire (SFQ) invites students to provide anonymous feedback on their learning experience in support of our shared commitment to ensuring the quality of our students’ learning experiences at Humber. SFQs run every semester. SFQ dates are dependent on the length of a course, opening to students about 70% of the way through […]

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All Live, DEVU, and MSTR courses from Winter 2023 will be deleted from Humber systems on Wednesday, May 31. This includes all Banner- and Destiny 1-generated courses. System clean-ups are scheduled following good practices for data and storage management. Humber’s practice is to retain past courses for one year plus one semester (e.g. last year’s Fall 2023 […]

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Here are the highlights of faculty questions from April. These are not necessarily the most frequently asked questions, but helpful for all faculty members. Question (Linked assignment not visible to students): I have a link to an assignment and made it visible to students, but students can’t see it. Why? Answer: Original assignment you linked […]

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Here are the highlights of this month’s new and improved features in Blackboard Ultra. For more details, please follow the links below: Supporting multiple performance criteria in release conditions Release conditions allow instructors to control both who can access content items and when they can do so. This gives instructors the ability to manage content […]

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