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August 21, 2014

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Fall 2014 Newsletter
From the CTL Blog

Five Tips for the First Day

August 20, 2014   Tip #1: Learn names. Jonathan Leonard (CDAE) makes the effort to learn every student’s name, even when he has hundreds of students. His strategy is to open the class roster page in Banner and display the students’ photos and, while studying each face, he speaks their names aloud. Over and over. And over. Occasionally he […]   Read more »

Getting Students in Gear for Learning

August 19, 2014   I wrote this post a couple of years ago and I want to share it again because the resources are so valuable. Getting students in gear for learning is really about preparing students to become active agents in their own learning—both engaged in and accountable for the process. As with creating courses, the course objectives […]   Read more »

New features coming to Blackboard @ UVM

April 21, 2014   On May 14th, UVM’s Blackboard will be getting some new features and enhancements. What’s new? There are a number of minor cosmetic changes coming. For example, the logout button now looks like a power button, and the Needs Grading icon in the Grade Center is now yellow where once it was green. The Content (Text) […]   Read more »



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