The following Student Tech Tips were originally sent for the weekly Inside UNI email for students.
April 22, 2019
Learn valuable skills this summer break that can greatly improve your resume! Thousands of video tutorials are available through Lynda.com on topics such as; the Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop, Photography, Project Management, and Programming. Go to Lynda.uni.edu to get started today!
April 9, 2019
Did you know? You can now integrate Blackboard course calendars into a Google Calendar. This way you can be assured all events and deadline reminders are in one centralized location. For full instructions, visit the UNI eLearning Suite FAQ.
March 12, 2019
Recent updates to Blackboard have made notification management much more modular. Now you may adjust the notifications you receive on the activity stream, versus what notifications what you get emails about. Reference this guide to learn how adjust these settings.
February 19, 2019
Wonder what information others can see about you in Blackboard Learn? Make sure to review your privacy settings located on your Blackboard Learn profile page. For more information, view the "How do I review my privacy settings in Blackboard Learn?".
February 12, 2019
After completing a Lynda.com course, share your certificate of completion on LinkedIn! This is a great way to show off the the training you've received and skills you've developed. Visit the "How do I add Lynda certificates to my LinkedIn profile?" for more information.
February 5, 2019
With the switch to Ultra Base Blackboard Navigation, you may have seen an increase in emails. To adjust this in Blackboard go to; “Your Name” -> Global Notification Settings -> “Email notifications”. Customize the notifications presented to your own personal preference.
January 16, 2019
Be sure to add a photo (or avatar) to your profile in Blackboard Ultra Base Navigation. Profile pictures show throughout courses, including Activity Stream, and assist instructors in remembering you. Visit the eLearning Suite website for more details and how to add a profile.
December 4, 2018
Professors have an optional & new attendance feature with Blackboard. If allowed, you may select “My Grades” then “Attendance”. This will grants access to a breakdown of your attendance for each class session. See the bottom of this page for more!
November 13, 2018
Did you know, as a student you have access to a Zoom Pro account? Zoom is a powerful video conferencing tool that allows you to conduct remote gatherings with HD video & audio for free with your @uni gmail account!
November 6, 2018
Professors can now add free hand comments & comment bubbles to blackboard assignments by annotating PDFs. If your professors are taking advantage of this feature, follow suit and download the annotated PDF file. Don’t know how? Visit this elearning FAQ.
October 30, 2018
When watching/recording a Panopto video, you have the ability to take notes. These notes are a great way to bookmark strong material worth returning to and can be made either public or kept private. For Instructions, go here.
October 23, 2018
Do you have ideas or suggestions for Blackboard Learn, our Learning Management system? The Blackboard Idea Exchange is the best way to have your voice heard. For instructions on how to get started, visit the UNI eLearning Suite Product Suggestions page.
October 9, 2018
Lynda.uni.edu gives access to countless video tutorials from computer skills, advertising, music composition, and more. Creating a custom playlist of videos is a great way to support material taught in your courses. For more information here is a short video tutorial.
September 25, 2018
Need help with campus technology or services? Skip the line and submit your requests to our ServiceHub. Allow our team to assist in your situation and make you daily campus life easier.
September 18, 2018
Professors can now send emails as they make announcements on Blackboard. If your Gmail is set to sort by “updates” then you may be missing some! Double check your updates tab to make sure you don't miss anything! Questions can be submitted to Servicehub.
September 11, 2018
Blackboard Ally is a tool that creates alternate formats of files, submitted by your professors, to best fit your needs. Follow this link to figure out how you can take full advantage of Ally. Questions can be submitted to ServiceHub.
August 25, 2018
Did you know you can clean up and organize your “My Courses” clutter with the “Group by Term” Option? Select the Gear in the top, right corner of “My Courses” and check the first available checkbox “Group by Term” to sort your courses quickly and easily. Questions can be submitted to ServiceHub.