Adding SMS Text Message Notifications to Blackboard

Various notification options are available in Blackboard for you to personalize. Both students and faculty can choose from various settings for notifications through the Blackboard dashboard, mobile app, and SMS text messaging. It’s fairly simple to add your mobile number and the option to receive certain notification via SMS text messages. Step 1: First you […]


Instructurecon Adventures with the LTS Team #INSTCON

Learning Technology Services sent a team to Instructurecon (#Instcon) 2013 in Park City, Utah to learn more about Instructure Canvas, what other institutions are doing with Canvas, and about upcoming features. During this three day event we learn more about the Canvas road map, LTIs, APIs, Canvas support, and how ridiculous we all looked in […]


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 […]


Respondus StudyMate Author 2.5 Available Now with HTML5 & Cloud Architecture

Respondus has released StudyMate Author 2.5, which contains major enhancements. The latest version incorporates HTML5 and cloud architecture to engage learners in an entirely new way, while still offering support for Flash-based learning activities and SCORM objects. Here’s an overview of the key enhancements:  Device-specific support was added for students using smartphones and tablets Activities […]