UNI eLearning Suite

  • Bb Learn - Coming Soon...New Content Editor

    New Content Editor Coming Soon for Bb Learn

    An updated, easier-to-use, more powerful Content Editor is coming soon to Bb Learn. It works better on both hand-held devices and larger screens. Plus there are several improvements for accessibility and some new features, too. Learn more about Bb Learn's new Content Editor!

  • Making videos available in your Bb Learn courses? Are you following best practice?

    Videos and Bb Learn

    While Blackboard (Bb) Learn has an option to upload videos directly into a course, this practice is highly discouraged as it causes very large courses and ultimately raises the cost of making courseware available to students. The Bb Learn system was never meant to be a video streaming service. Panopto, on the other hand, is designed to do exactly that and also offers a number of integrated features to complement your videos. Learn more about making videos available through your Bb Learn course.

  • Universal Design for Instruction: Proactive design to benefit ALL!

    Universal Design for Instruction (UDL)

    Universal Design (UD) means creating products that are usable by various individuals with different levels of abilities. "OXO potato peeler, for example, was originally designed for people with arthritis, but it was so comfortable, everybody loved it. Text messaging was originally designed for people who are Deaf, and as you know, everybody loves that, too." (Roy, E., 2015. TED Talk). Universal Design for Instruction (UDI) addresses steps we can take as educators to make significant differences for ALL our students. We encourage you to learn more about how you can apply UDI to your courses. Please reach out to Carolyn.Dorr@uni.edu with questions.

  • What's new with zoom?

    NEW AND UPDATED ZOOM FEATURES AND ENHANCEMENTS

    What’s new with Zoom? Visit our Zoom Feature and Enhancements page to learn more about Zoom’s recent updates! Stay up to date to keep your virtual classroom running as smoothly as possible and take advantage of features like Self-Selected Breakout Rooms.

  • Is it time to add to your instructional technology toolset?

    Register Now for Fall 2020 Instructional Technology Workshops

    We've added workshops for Fall mid-semester to our Faculty/Staff Workshop Calendar. Registration is now open. Workshops address a number of Bb Learn tools including all aspects of using the Grade Center (including one on weighted grading), the Assignment dropbox tool, Discussions, Testing, and the Groups tool to facilitate collaborative work. There's also an opportunity to learn about LinkedIn Learning and how you can leverage this resource to benefit your students.

Announcements

Tuesday, Sep 15, 2020

Starting Tuesday, September 27, 2020, Zoom will require that all Zoom meetings have a Passcode or a Waiting Room enabled for all paid accounts. This change may impact your existing Zoom meetings, Zoom meeting links in Blackboard Learn courses, etc. Please visit the FAQ Meetings Waiting Room and...

Monday, Aug 17, 2020

If you've clicked on a Panopto video link in your Blackboard (Bb) Learn course but get the "You do not have access to view this session" error message:


Please do not click the "Request Access" link and try this:

In the upper right hand corner, click on your name and then the "Sign out" button.


This will take you to the UNI Panopto System...
Monday, Aug 3, 2020

Instructors: As you continue prepare for the Fall 2020 semester, please take a few minutes to read this important information for all Fall 2020 instructors.

Register for Instructional Technology Workshops (part of the Summer PD series)

You are invited to register and attend the numerous professional development opportunities covering the UNI eLearning Suite of tools....

Monday, Jun 22, 2020

Panopto released completely new apps for iOS and Android, giving users a modern, fast, and intuitive way to discover and watch relevant content from your organization’s video library right on their mobile devices. The new apps support offline videos, personalized home screen, a comprehensive search experience, and ability to upload or record new videos using their phone’s camera. ...

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2020

Here's an excellent article by Educause discussing what (some) students are saying with regards to their remote learning experiences.