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In the Know: Blackboard Anthology's Approach to AI

As Instructional Designers share information about Blackboard’s AI Design Assistant, we also want to share some of Anthology’s (Blackboard) response to the growth of AI in higher education. Above all, Anthology wants instructors to know that they are in control of the content…

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Faculty Spotlight

Professor Bill Gardner teaches cyber security in the Department of Criminal Justice, Criminology, and Forensic Sciences. He is also the Undergraduate Program Coordinator of the Cyber Forensics and Security program. Learn about his approach to teaching Hyflex and incorporating AI in the classroom…

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Best Practices Series: AI: Resources to Inspire

Discover ways to encourage critical thinking surrounding AI by “teaching the problem.” Check out these assignment ideas, webinars by some of the leading innovators at ASU and Wharton, as well as a wealth of resources…

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What's New in Blackboard Ultra

(1) Flexible Grading capabilities allow you to:

  • Grade by question or student
  • Filter on grading status of choice
  • Navigate between students and multiple submission attempts
  • Keep track of your grading process
  • View both the attempt and the final grade for each assessment
  • Provide meaningful feedback with or without a rubric
  • Grade inline using Blackboard Annotate
  • Collapse side panels to view more of the student submission
  • Post all grades when ready

(2) Learning Module images offer a valuable means to arrange and structure course content effectively. We are excited to introduce a new enhancement that allows you to elevate the visual appeal of your course. With the newly added image support for Learning Modules, you can now enhance the overall aesthetics and make content identification even more seamless.

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