Yearly Archives: 2013


e-Portfolios are a great resource for organizing a cross-section of both your work and academic experiences while lending support for your resume with examples of your work

Chrome and Mozilla Firefox Updates

Firefox is UTC’s preferred browser for use with Blackboard. However, the most recent release of Firefox (23) may impact your viewing of YouTube videos and other media from within Blackboard.

Course Copy vs Export and Import:

The Center for Online/Distance Learning has identified a handful of fall 2013 courses with errors resulting from a course copy of material from a previous semester.

Respondus has improved its LockDown Browser Experience

Students and faculty using the LockDown browser should be prompted to update to the latest version of the browser the next time they use Lockdown Browser.

The New UTC Online Website

When students return this fall, they will be welcomed to the campus by a new and updated website.

Remote Proctoring

The Walker Center for Teaching & Learning has been highly involved in developing policy for new online and distance program offerings and helping departments make those courses available.  There is growing excitement for developing and offering these courses, but while developing, we need to consider many important things before UTC can offer its stamp of approval.  One of the major considerations is student accountability when it comes to test taking.

To All Students: Tips On How To Develop Good Study Habits

Finals are coming up and if you’re like me, you’re ready for it all to be over.  However, it’s important to finish strong.  This is why I feel it’s important to share with you some tips on how develop good study habits that was given to me by my mentor from undergraduate school. Dr. Chris S. Dula, Associate Professor of Psychology at East Tennessee State University has given his

Blackboard Update this May

While you head off for some fun in the sun this May the Walker Center for Teaching & Learning (WCTL) will complete an update to the Blackboard system. From May 7-9, 2013 Blackboard will be unavailable to instructors and students, while the system is updated from Service Pack 6 to Service Pack 9. Although this is a minor update (you probably won’t even notice a difference!) there are some new

Come Visit CODL this Tuesday

Spring has sprung around the UTC campus and here in the Center for Online and Distance Learning (CODL or cod-le) we’re ready to get out and about around campus after our very busy hibernation. First up on our spring agenda is UTC’s Research Day. Look for our fearless leader and director of CODL, Kim McCroskey, with the poster presentations. Kim and Dr. Karen Adsit have put together an informative

Future of Video in Higher Education

In our world of changing and emerging technology, video has become an increasingly important part of learning.  It is also becoming much easier to use video to teach because students have greater access to high speed internet.  According to a study conducted by the Copyright Clearance Center in 2009 , partnering with New York University, 43% of faculty indicated that they would be using more video in their upcoming