From the Director’s Desk – Summer 2013

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Summer time, summer time, sum-sum-summer time!!

For many of our faculty, it’s a time to kick those shoes off, put on those sandals and relax in the sun. For others it’s time to get busy with teaching those summer classes. For those of us that are online instructors, WE GET TO DO BOTH!

So, put on those sandals, grab the laptop, and go sit in the shade, all the while, taking your classes to the next level with new tools in Blackboard.

Thanks to our new update in Blackboard, we’re continuing to improve the tools that make your classes interactive and content-rich. Having upgraded to Service Pack 11, you’ll find that there are improvements to many of the old tools, such as a refreshed layout for viewing threads in the Discussion Board (all posts at once, instead of one at time). Plus, you’ll be able to navigate more easily to your various courses through Global Navigation. One of the more exciting tools is a Retention Center that provides an easy way for instructors to discover which students in their courses are at risk.

I encourage you to explore these new features and read more about some of the other exciting developments in the Virtual Campus throughout our quarterly newsletter.

Thank you for your continued support of the Virtual Campus. If you have any questions or issues, feel free to contact us at vcsupport@wbu.edu.

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