Month: July 2015

Convert Test Questions from Word to Blackboard with an Exam Generator

Want an easy way to convert test questions written in Word to a zip file for upload into Blackboard? College of Southern Idaho created a tool and a process that easily converts questions in Word for upload into Blackboard.

Posted in Blackboard Tests, Surveys & Pools

Get to Know IDS: Mary Ball, Digital Instructional Designer

After years of contributing to MCC’s early childhood education program as a course developer, lead online faculty member and an adjunct instructor, Dr. Ball has joined IDS in its newest position: Digital Instructional Designer.

Posted in About IDS, Blog

Bb Grader App Offers Alternative for On-the-Go Assignment Grading

The Bb Grader mobile application allows instructors to grade their students’ assignments. It doesn’t work for other activities (discussions, tests, etc.) and it’s only available for the iPad, so it’s use may be pretty limited. But, if you want to

Posted in Blackboard's Other Tools, Devices, iPads

Use Ensemble Video to Live-Stream Video from Anywhere

Thanks to a recent Ensemble update, MCC faculty and staff can now use their existing accounts to live-stream video. It requires a little set-up, but once it’s configured, I think it works very nicely from an iPad. Check out the

Posted in Devices, Ensemble Video

Curriculum Academy + Technology Option 2015

This year’s Curriculum Academy added a Technology Option that proved to be popular, and the majority of applicants took it. Those faculty packed into the Mule Barn Board Room on Thursday afternoon, and we started out with introductions of faculty

Posted in Blog