Educational Technology Newsletter Archives

Blackboard December 2018 Upgrade
Dec 05, 2018
  • Educational Technologies

Blackboard Upgrade

Blackboard will be unavailable from December 27, 8:00am-December 31, 5:00pm for upgrade. Exciting New Features Record Attendance For each class meeting, record whether a student is present, late, absent or...

Oct 11, 2018
  • Educational Technologies

Teach and Collaborate with Microsoft Teams

Join us Wednesday, October 17, when Microsoft expert, Manny Sandhu, will discuss how Teams can enhance campus experiences, empower faculty, create optimum student engagement and elevate your institutional performance. Rivers...

Oct 11, 2018
  • Educational Technologies

Transition from SabaMeeting to WebEx for Instruction

At the end of the spring 2019 semester, ECU will complete the transition from SabaMeeting to WebEx. WebEx Transition Details WebEx Blackboard Integration WebEx for Instruction is available NOW for...

Blackboard Ally
Oct 11, 2018
  • Educational Technologies

Ally, Your Accessibility Ally

Creating accessible course content is a necessary step towards building courses that support the learning needs of all students—a major focus of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Blackboard Ally can...

Jun 22, 2018
  • Educational Technologies

Blackboard Theme and Course Appearance Updates

On August 1, ECU will upgrade to the new Blackboard Learn theme (color scheme). With this change, users will see a new color scheme, which is accessible but limits color...

May 03, 2018
  • Educational Technologies

Instructional Web Conferencing Standard Moving from SabaMeeting to WebEx with Blackboard Integration

ECU will be transitioning away from the use of SabaMeeting by the end of the spring 2019 semester. ECU upgraded to WebEx Cloud in July 2017 and adopted WebEx as...

Apr 26, 2018
  • Educational Technologies

Upgrades/Downtimes: Blackboard, SabaMeeting, Mediasite & Turning Technologies

Blackboard Blackboard will be unavailable from May 8, 8:00am-May 11, 5:00pm for upgrade. New Features & Enhancements Blackboard Ally - Dynamically create alternate accessible formats of digital course content. Blackboard...

Mar 16, 2018
  • Educational Technologies

Blackboard Retention Center

The Blackboard Retention Center is an optional instructor-only* tool, which helps you identify students who are at risk. Based on default and custom-created rules, each student's engagement and participation (grades,...