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Great Expectations: Raise the Bar for Better Writing

Stuck in the doldrums of grading your student’s ho-hum writing? In the inaugural article of this series, “Raise the Bar: Building Better Writing Assignments,” the value of writing and general strategies on developing structured writing assignments were introduced. Chunking a large writing project into smaller tasks with specific milestones can lead to writing improvements, as […]

New Blackboard Theme

An example of the new Blackboard theme. Hello Faculty, We are pleased to announce that for the Summer 2016 semester we will be rolling out a new Blackboard theme. With this new Blackboard look and feel, we’ve implemented a simplified and smoother design to enhance the user experience. The new Blackboard theme will be live […]

Raise the Bar: Building Better Writing Assignments

Do you ever wish you received better student submissions to your writing assignments? Writing can be difficult for students, as it is a complex skill that needs frequent practice. Implementing structured writing assignments can enhance learning and promote the receipt of better results from students’ submissions. There are several strategies to provide writing activity support […]