Monthly Archives: April 2012

Giving Online Exams: Instructor Best Practices

We’ve arrived at the end of the semester. Let the mad dash to the semester finish line begin! Over the next few days many exams will be given and many final grades will be recorded. If you are considering giving your final exam in UTC Online (Blackboard) below are some practices and test settings to consider before exam day. Creating a test: Use Questions Sets and Blocks to randomize

Blackboard Security Warning

Starting Monday you may notice a security warning in UTC Online (Blackboard) when you attempt to access certain materials or tools. This warning is due to an expired Java certificate. Please follow the steps below to resolve the user issue. When the security warning appears, check “Always trust content from this publisher” and then Run. The UTC Online support team will apply patches to the Blackboard system later this

Welcome Back and Looking Forward: Customizing the Look of Your Course Part II

Getting bored with the same look of your online class?  Spice things up by adding a customized banner to your course! How do I create the banner?  Though there is no required size or shape for a banner, keep in mind that different sized monitors will display it differently.  A banner that fills the whole screen on a large monitor, may not fully display on a smaller monitor. Generally,