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Outlook 2013: New Features

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Outlook 2013

New features of Outlook 2013

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Written by Dr. Sherri E. Ritter

April 29, 2013 at 10:00 am

Excel 2013: New Features

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Excel 2013

New features of Excel 2013

Written by Dr. Sherri E. Ritter

April 22, 2013 at 10:00 am

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Word 2013: New Features

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word 2013

New features of Word 2013

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April 16, 2013 at 1:26 pm

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Microsoft Office 2013

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Microsoft Office 2013

Microsoft Office 2013

Here is a list of Quick Start Guides for Office 2013

http://winsupersite.com/office-2013/microsoft-provides-free-office-2013-quick-start-guides

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Written by Dr. Sherri E. Ritter

April 9, 2013 at 12:51 pm

Blackboard 9.1.10: Teaching Styles

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Teaching Styles

Teaching Styles

Thanks to Ms. Donna, I would like to share with you a new feature of Blackboard called Teaching Styles. This item can provide ideas on how to organize your online course. You can access this tool through the Control Panel> Customization> Teaching Style.

You can choose a course design based on activities, communication, content, system, or time.

  • Activity Design includes Activity, Case Study, Conference Session, Constructivism, Expedition-Based, Experiential Learning, Lab Format, or Project Format.
  • Communication Design focuses on Cooperative Learning, Guided Discussion, Social Learning, and Web 2.0.
  • Content design arranges content by Chapter, Lecture, Lesson, Module, Subject, Topic, Unit, Science-Focused, or Traditional.
  • System design allows you to construct you course according to LMS such as Blackboard Classic, Open Source, WebCT or other systems.
  • The Design by Time model focuses on Daily or Weekly activity.

Once you select the design model, click the Use This Structure button and select Include content examples for that learning style to receive examples of how the content will be arranged. There are a few other options you can modify if you wish, once you select Submit the design will be added to your course.

Please keep in mind that once you apply the structure to your course you are not restricted to that model. You can modify the design to fit your fit your own personal style or change to another style at any time. These models are designed to give you ideas on how to organize your own course content.

I have created a blackboard course shell of many of these teaching styles to give you an opportunity to see the different models. Please contact me for access information if you want to see the shells prior to applying the to your course.

Written by Dr. Sherri E. Ritter

April 1, 2013 at 12:19 pm

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