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 […]


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 […]


Recommended Assessment Approach for Online Courses

Assessments…Assessments… Assessments…this is one of the most challenging aspects of teaching and it presents additional demands when teaching online. By definition, assessments determine and measure learning, are directly related to learning outcomes and are used for grading (Simonson, Smaldino, Albright, & Zvacek, 2009). 3 credit online course assessment approach Typically, a 3 credit online course […]