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Internet Explorer 11 and Blackboard

On February 11th, 2014, Microsoft released Cumulative Security Update, MS14-010.  This security update causes Internet Explorer 11 to crash when an instructor accesses any Blackboard Learn course that has Edit Mode turned on.  This security update was pushed (by Microsoft) to all Windows users with IE11.  More information about the security update can be found here: Blackboard technical support has identified a workaround for this issue, and we

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

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

Customizing your Course – Creating a Course Banner using Pixlr

Are you trying to make a customized banner for your course but having some trouble? is a simple, free, Internet tool that allows you to customize images with text and other effects to make a fitting course banner. To start, identify an image that you would like to use as your course banner. You can use an image from the web (keeping in mind copyright) by saving it