Call for Presentations for 2015 SLATE Conference, Oct. 21-23 — Proposal Deadline June 30th

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The 13th Annual SLATE Conference will be held on October 21-23, 201 at the Northern Illinois University regional campus/conference center in Naperville, IL, which is along the Illinois Technology and Research Corridor (thirty minutes from downtown Chicago). Staff from NIU Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center will once again provide logistical support for the conference and look forward to participating in the conference, having already submitted several presentation proposals. This … Read More

Blackboard Learn Upgrade: Memorial Day Weekend 2015

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A significant upgrade is scheduled to be performed to the Blackboard Learn System over Memorial Day weekend. The upgrade will begin at 5:00 AM on Saturday, May 23, 2015, and will complete by 5:00 AM on Sunday, May 24, 2015. The Blackboard Learn system (https://webcourses.niu.edu) will be unavailable during this time. The latest version of Blackboard Learn, April 2014 Release, will introduce several new and exciting features, including: Portfolios A … Read More

Introducing the Teaching Professor Tips App

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Get a daily teaching tip delivered to your smart phone or tablet with the new Teaching Professor Tips app. Brief and to the point, each tip provides a nugget of wisdom regarding assignment strategies, student engagement, classroom management, instructional vitality, and much more. The free app lets you: Get one tip every day (365/year) Specify the time of day you want to receive your tip Share favorite tips on social … Read More

Upgrade Details for TurningPoint Cloud

This is the second of two announcements about the upgrade the TurningPoint, which is currently planned for the Memorial Day weekend. Registering a Turning Technologies Account Once the upgrade occurs, everyone—faculty/staff and students—will need to register an account with Turning Technologies: https://account.turningtechnologies.com/account/user/validateEmail For faculty and staff who teach with TurningPoint, the account will be necessary for logging into the TurningPoint Cloud desktop software. For students, the account will be where … Read More

Learn the Basics of Using Blackboard, At Your Own Pace

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The Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center is proud to announce the release of a new online format for the Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard workshop. This new self-paced version makes it easier than ever to get started with Blackboard at NIU. Through a series of video tutorials, you will get an overview of Blackboard’s course layout and navigation, be exposed to various course tools, discover communication and assessment features, … Read More

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