Blackboard Gamegogy Leaderboard

Want to add some gamification to your Blackboard course?  The Gamegogy Leaderboard module displays a student’s total points and rank, and compares this score to their classmates.  An instructor will see the students’ names displayed, while students will only see an anonymized rank. – Instructors can add “titles” to corresponding levels (e.g., Level 2 = “apprentice”, Level […]


Photo Roster Now Available in Blackboard

The OIT Learning Technology Services team continues to help find solutions to improve teaching and learning at the college.  A new tool has been implemented in Blackboard that will allow you to easily look at the photos of the students enrolled in your courses. Three easy steps will allow you to access the Photo Roster […]


Easily Add Smarthinking To Your Course Menu

Smarthinking offers help in writing, reading, mathematics, science, business, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Spanish, nursing, allied health, computers and technology. It is intended to serve as an extension of Valencia’s on-campus tutoring center that can be utilized when the space is at capacity, after hours or offsite from any location with an internet […]


SoftChalk Create (version 8) Now Available – Lots of New Features

SoftChalk Create (version 8) is now available for Valencia College faculty and staff to utilize. You can download this update, including the new license information, at the LTS Secure Download site. Visit the Blackboard Essentials Self-Paced course inside Blackboard Learn or email onlinehelp[AT]valenciacollege.edu from your Valencia email account for information on how to access this […]


October’s Workshops and Courses with Learning Technology Services

Coming in October are several workshops and courses with Learning Technology Services to help you learn a new tool, enhance your course, and receive a few faculty development credits. Multimedia Tools for Online Courses Tuesday, October 2, 2012 Webinar — 10:00am – 12:00pm:  LTAD 3240Multimedia Tools for Online Courses(CRN 2364): This course will assist participants in […]