Blackboard World 2013 Recap

Recently a team from Valencia traveled to Blackboard World 2013 in Las Vegas to learn more about the future of Blackboard, what other institutions are doing, and best practices. This will be a recount of BbWorld13 in a nutshell (including all the recap videos by Blackboard). One of our instructional designer, Josh Murdock (@ProfessorJosh), was chosen […]


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 […]


Updated Learning Technology Services Website is Live!

The Learning Technology Services site has been updated and upgraded with a new look and new navigation. Come checkout the new http://valenciacollege.edu/oit/learning-technology-services/ (formally http://valenciacollege.edu/oit/lts). This includes an easy to access homepage with quick links to key sections, an update feed from our blog postings, and information on getting help.   It might be time to check and update […]


Valencia Canvas Pilot Update

The Canvas pilot included 15 Valencia College faculty from various disciplines and campuses, who held courses in Instructure Canvas’s learning management system during the spring semester. The pilot faculty and Learning Technology Services team had a debrief meeting to discuss the survey results from both students and faculty, the OIT report comparing the two systems, and possible next […]


Blackboard SP11 Features Webinar Recording

The Instructional Design team has conducted several webinars over the last few weeks on the new features available in Blackboard Learn SP11. These new features (mentioned here) will be available for summer semester at Valencia College. Don’t worry if you missed out on the webinar, we recorded one just for you! Take 30 minutes to watch […]