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Karen Pellico

Project CyberSafe

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What is Cyberbullying? This was one of the questions that was answered by the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office representatives when they spoke to students and parents recently at Park Tudor’s Parent Technology Empowerment Series in October. Here are some tips from the Marion County Prosecutor’s office on What You Can Do: Monitor your children’s online activity. Advise, assist and account for online activity. Ask to see who they are “friends with” online. Encourage children to Stop,…

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Creating Learning Modules in Blackboard

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Blackboard offers the method Learning Modules for presenting course material in a linear fashion. Features include a Table of Contents and the ability to control the release of the material.  All types of content can be included and managed within a folder.  It provides a hierarchical structure and can be viewed sequentially or non-sequentially.  If sequential viewing in enforced, students view the Learning Module in the order in which the items are listed.  Students cannot…

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Rules for Naming Your Files

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Blackboard Tips: Adding Content to Your Class Pages Below you will find some helpful tips when organizing your Class Pages on the following topics: -Extensions -Rules for Naming Your Files EXTENSIONS: In Blackboard, when you are creating and adding web content, don’t forget to add those key letters at the end of your files. Your computer expects to see them.  Some common extensions are: 1. .htm for web pages 2. .jpg or .gif for images 3. .doc,…

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Blackboard Tip on Course Management Design

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DESIGN CHANGES:  You can manage the appearance of the Course Menu in the Customization section under the Style option. Choose to use buttons or text links and select colors and design features or add a banner to the top of the Announcements area on the Course from the Course Design page.  To set your Course Menu styles and properties: Locate the Course Management section. Click once on Customization. Click once on the Style link. Locate…

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Blackboard Tip on Course Management

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Course Management ENTRY POINT:  In Blackboard, do you want to change the entry point to another area?  This can be done on the Customization section under the Style option. However, setting a new course entry point takes effect immediately. However, the user that sets the new course entry point will not see the effect of the change until the user logs out of Blackboard and logs back in.  Follow these directions: Locate the Course Management…

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TurnItIn Tip

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Turnitin Tip….If you already have some papers that were submitted to YOU and you would like to submit them to Turnitin, you can do a “Quick Submit.” See instructions below. No need to set up a range of dates. Instructors may use Quick Submit to submit a paper without first creating a class and assignment. To activate the Quick Submit feature, please do the following: Sign into your instructor account. Click on the “user info”…

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Virtual Field Trips

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Brought to you by: “SimpleK12” Powered by InfoSource, Inc. What are virtual field trips? Taking students on a virtual field trip is a great way to spark their interests and motivate their learning in a specific content area. While field trips offer a great learning opportunity, they can be hard to organize and time consuming. So, what are virtual field trips? Virtual field trips are interactive Web-based experiences that guide students through an exploration of content about…

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