Instructional Design and Academic Technology

New features are available in Blackboard with the December release!

Set and display pronouns in Ultra Course View Ultra Rich Text Editor Improvements: Tables. New options available when using tables Progress Tracking

Ultra Submission Receipts Ultra: Rich Text Editor improvements: Add table

Ultra Course View is getting a new navigation menu!

Blackboard has released a new Collaborate feature:  the Gallery View.  This view allows moderators and participants to view a gallery of video thumbnails in Collaborate sessions.

Web browsers, Blackboard, and other web based applications frequently require updates to expand functionality, fix bugs, or address security issues. These changes don't necessarily sync up all the time across applications so functionality can break. To minimize these issues we recommend faculty and students maintain up-to-date versions of whatever browser they prefer. Browsers may update automatically, but you can check for available updates. Update your browser if one is available.

The Blackboard Annotate tool, which professors use to view and grade documents attached to assignments, occasionally removes formatting from documents when the instructor views them.

Permalinks to library resources must be edited to remain usable for students.

Pronto is the latest addition to our technology tools to support your learning.

The IDAT (Instructional Design and Academic Technology) Library: Resources for Online Teaching and Course Development resource library is available to all faculty and adjuncts and includes videos, information about open educational resources, and best practices.