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Badgr is an add-on application that allows instructors to design and award digital badges as an indicator of accomplishment or skill that can be earned within a Canvas course.This article provides resources on how to get started using Badgr in your courses.
In Canvas, Sandbox courses are given to instructors by request to create new course content and to experiment with different features in Canvas. Sandboxes can be created for a specific course or for generic testing and looking at new Canvas features that are available every month.
Getting started information for faculty members using Canvas. Canvas Guides, Online Training Through Canvas, and Teaching and Learning with Technology Resources can be found here.
Respondus LockDown Browser is a software application that must be installed on the workstation or laptop before attempting to complete an online Canvas assessment. The application serves as a virtual proctor by preventing printing, capturing the screen to copy assessment questions, disabling messaging and screen-sharing, disabling function keys, and disabling access to other applications and Internet content.
Blackboard Collaborate is a system that allows participants to collaborate online with each other. The Blackboard Collaborate Launcher must be installed on the workstation or laptop before joining your first Blackboard Collaborate session or watching a recording. This article contains information on installing the Launcher and becoming familiar with Blackboard Collaborate features. Pay special attention to the Audio Setup Wizard.
Respondus LockDown Browser is a software application that must be installed on the workstation or laptop before attempting to complete an online Blackboard assessment. The application serves as a virtual proctor by preventing printing, capturing the screen to copy assessment questions, disabling messaging and screen-sharing, disabling function keys, and disabling access to other applications and Internet content.
To access your Blackboard or Canvas course go to the TWU Homepage and click My Courses at the top of the page. The courses offered in Canvas are listed on the My Courses page.
In Blackboard, the course menu appears on the left side of your course window and is used for the organization and navigation of your course.
Blackboard Collaborate is a system that allows participants to collaborate online with each other. The Blackboard Collaborate Launcher must be installed on the workstation or laptop before joining your first Blackboard Collaborate session or watching a recording. This article contains information on installing the Launcher and becoming familiar with Blackboard Collaborate features. Pay special attention to the Audio Setup Wizard.
Blackboard course shells for the Summer and Fall semester are available the first week of April and the course shells for the Spring semester are available the first week of November.
Course roles control access to content and tools within a course.
Instructors can request an archived course be restored to the Blackboard server.
A course must be made available before students enrolled in the course will be able to view or access the course and its content
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Tests, surveys, and pools