Texthelp Technology Solutions for Reading, Writing, Language Learning, and Math

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by Melissa Green, Emerging Technology and Accessibility The FRC Faculty Technology Showcase is a great place to learn how faculty are using technology to enhance learning, conduct research, and increase professional productivity. This year’s Showcase also marks the launch of the Texthelp tools now freely available to UA students, faculty, staff, and departments. Texthelp offers […]

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Blackboard Testing Tips for Finals Week

Grades Here are some end-of-semester themed tutorials to assist you in wrapping up this Fall 2017 semester: Submitting Grades to myBama from Blackboard Non-Attendance Grading in myBama How to Download a Copy of the Grade Center from Blackboard Testing The FRC has also prepared some Testing Tips for instructors and students who will be using Blackboard […]

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Roll Data! Teaching with Datasets

by Vincent F. Scalfani, University Libraries You may be aware of the rich information resources that UA Libraries provides to the campus community. For example, UA Libraries provides access to over 3 million print volumes, 1.5 million electronic books, and 200,000 electronic journals. These resources are easily discoverable from our Scout database and our E-Journals […]

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Who is Allowed to Do That? DUO at UA

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by Dean Townsley, Department of Physics and Astronomy Passwords are often the basis for authentication. Who is allowed to set the grades of the students in a course? The instructor. Well, at least anyone who knows the instructor’s password. The difference between those two is the essence of authentication and highlights the importance of DUO, […]

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Video Content: What’s on the Menu at UA?

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If you’re searching for video streaming services, look no further. Gorgas Library offers a range of video collections you can use in your courses, and most of them allow you to embed clips directly in Blackboard. There are even options for creating video clips and playlists if you need more control. Criterion Collection Criterion Collection […]

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Tech Toolbox: Polling, Collaboration, and More

This list includes the digital tools available at The University of Alabama, plus a few free or low-cost options from around the web. Annotation Hypothes.is is a free annotation tool that allows you to comment on any blog, website, article, or document. You simply create an account and install the Chrome add-on (or another browser bookmark), […]

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