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All faculty, instructors, staff and students will have the opportunity to participate and provide feedback in a review of NIU’s learning management system. Known as LMS, the system basically serves as an online platform to deliver web-based courses and facilitate teaching and learning. In the final year of a three-year contract with Blackboard, the current...
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NIU’s faculty and staff are again at the forefront of educational innovation, this time receiving Blackboard Catalyst Awards for Exemplary Course Design in recognition of innovative and engaging online course design and development. 2014 Blackboard Exemplary Course Award recipients from NIU include Greg Long and the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center for the Perspectives on...
NIU’s Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center has been recognized yet again for being a leader in online teaching support. Jason Rhode and Stephanie Richter were two of only six recipients of Blackboard’s inaugural Key to the Community Award. This prestigious award recognizes Blackboard clients who go above and beyond the call of duty to...
NIU’s Stephanie Richter and Jason Rhode (right) accept awards alongside Jay Bhatt, president and CEO of Blackboard, Inc.
For the third consecutive year, NIU’s Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center has received major awards in recognition of excellence in offering faculty and staff development online. The center recently received two Blackboard Catalyst Awards, honoring those who push the boundaries of their educational programs and technology in order to deliver innovative and effective learning...
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When Blackboard became sluggish during the end-of-the-semester crunch in fall 2012, the obvious solution was to add two more physical servers. To write a purchase order, have it approved, send it to a vendor, receive the servers and set them up would normally take about six weeks. Fortunately, ITS had a much faster way to...
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All those who use the Blackboard course management system to teach at NIU might notice that a new item has been added to their “My Courses” module. In addition to a listing of courses taught, a new resource has been added to help ensure online courses are more accessible to students. This resource is a...
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NIU will host the 10th annual SLATE Conference Thursday, Oct. 11, and Friday, Oct. 12, at NIU-Naperville. Over the past nine years, more than 2,500 people representing almost 120 unique institutions from the Midwest, across the country and around the world have attended the SLATE Conference. This conference invites all faculty, teaching staff, system administrators,...
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Just in time for the start of fall semester, version 2.5 of NIU Mobile is rolling out in app stores. The popular smartphone app adds additional campus-friendly features for students on the go. New modules include: eSuds – Look up the status and availability of the washers and dryers in the residence halls. Social Media...
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A significant upgrade is scheduled for the Blackboard Transact System in August. The upgrade will begin on Monday, Aug. 13,  and will be completed on Friday, Aug. 17. During this period, the Blackboard Transact System, including Huskie Bucks, will be unavailable. Cards different than the one shown are out of date and should be replaced...
NIU’s Blackboard Catalyst Award
NIU’s Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center stepped into a familiar spotlight last week at Bb World 2012, Blackboard’s Worldwide User Conference in New Orleans. Jason Rhode, assistant director of the center, represented NIU to accept the Blackboard Catalyst Award for Community Collaboration. This award recognizes leaders within the Blackboard user community who encourage collaboration,...
Blackboard Catalyst Award
NIU’s Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center was named a winner of the Blackboard Catalyst Award for Community Collaboration. Awards recognize community leaders within the Blackboard user community who encourage collaboration, and share advice, insight content and effective practices with fellow educators outside their own institutions. The Blackboard Catalyst Awards program annually recognizes and honors...
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NIU students and faculty members taking and teaching summer courses will work with an improved and upgraded Blackboard system. The 1,300 faculty members and thousands of students who depend on the university’s online course management system to receive assignments and communicate with classmates and instructors will see the upgrades when they are unveiled Monday, May...
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