Rich Internet Applications – Conversations and Mashup

CLEAR’s RIAs Michigan State’s Center for Language Education And Research (CLEAR) has created a number of Rich Internet Applications  (RIAs) that can be used across a variety of disciplines. Because CLEAR is funded by a US Department of Education grant, the applications are free to use. Furthermore, they do not include annoying advertisements. As a world language instructor, I…

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It’s easy to find articles with Summon

In your courses, you are often required to locate an assigned reading using the UNE Library website . For advanced searches, it’s recommend that you use the Full Text Journals page. However, this tool, Summon, which is embedded right on the main Library page has saved me a ton of time! Not only does it make it easy…

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Sending email messages to students from a Blackboard course

We all have our workflow preferences and places that we check to stay connected. Some prefer using Course Messages (which in our configuration won’t send the message to a student’s email, unfortunately), and others prefer using actual email service. There may be a practice compromise to accommodate both the need for convenience such as emailing…