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Did You Know? – TurningPoint Update

All Instructor workstations in classrooms have been updated with version 5.0 of TurningPoint! If you’re unfamiliar, TurningPoint is a program that allows students to actively participate in the PowerPoint slides that are presented to them during class. It is a way to take attendance, ask questions or vote by using a response device (we call them “clickers”). Recently, […]

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Did You Know? – Sloan-C

Did you know that CCSU has an Institutional level membership to The Sloan Consortium (Sloan–C)?  Sloan-C is an “institutional and professional leadership organization dedicated to integrating online education into the mainstream of higher education, helping institutions and individual educators improve the quality, scale, and breadth of online education.” The Institutional membership to Sloan-C entitles CCSU […]

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Did You Know? – Windows 7: Jump Lists

You may have noticed that campus classroom PCs have upgraded to the new Windows 7 operating system this fall. The Center wants to help make the transition as easy as possible for anyone who has never used 7 before, and may still be used to Windows XP, which you were using back in the spring. Windows 7 […]

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Did You Know? – Fillable Forms in MS Word

Many people use Adobe Professional to make fillable forms but did you know that Microsoft Word also has this capability?  Many people are more familiar with Word and therefore more comfortable with the Word interface making the learning curve smaller. Fillable forms can replace old paper forms where people have to manually write-in the data thus […]

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Did You Know? – Calendar

You can create a corresponding calendar entry for each assignment or assessment in your course. These will serve as reminders for students that they have an assignment/assessment due as soon as they log onto their Blackboard Vista accounts. If you have a “hidden” assignment, it will not appear on the calendar.  

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