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Visit the Blackboard Blog!

August 24, 2010 Links Comments Off

If you’re a current student or faculty member at UR, by now, you’ve noticed that Blackboard has a new look and feel. If you want to learn more about its new features, find out the workshop schedule or keep up to date on outages, please visit the CTLT’s Blackboard blog.

Also, don’t forget about the Blackboard Resources page, where you’ll find “how-to” viewlets and PDFs for everything.

A Contemporary Framework for Teaching

April 5, 2010 Faculty, Links, Teaching and Learning Comments Off

When approaching the challenge of integrating new technological devices into classroom instruction, consideration has to be given to the content that is being taught, the instructional method or pedagogy that will be utilized and the affordances and considerations of the new device.  Teaching requires complex skills to integrate multiple types of knowledge within a short amount of time and “…in an ill-structured, dynamic environment” (Mishra & Koehler, 2006).  Therefore, frameworks assist educators in the integration of multiple bodies of knowledge. … Continue Reading

50 Best Websites of 2009 (Time)

November 17, 2009 Links Comments Off

Flickr, Delicious, Skype and Twitter make the top 10.

Where do your favorite sites stack up?

Time’s 50 Best Websites of 2009

Tech tips for the basic computer user

October 20, 2008 Links Comments Off

During my daily perusing of the New York Times, I stumbled upon this article titled, “Tech tips for the basic computer user.” It’s chock-full of useful little tips, such as:

  • How to enlarge the text on any webpage (Hold down CTRL and + or -)
  • Pressing the spacebar scrolls you down one screenful in your web browser.
  • Hold down ALT + TAB (on the PC) and Option + TAB (Mac) to switch between applications without using your mouse.

What are your favorite tech tips?

The CTLT liaisons are the bridge between teaching and technology. The liaison group collaborates primarily with University of Richmond faculty to effectively incorporate technology into the teaching and learning processes. We deal with diverse technologies, and are happy to work with any skill level.

Corrina Waxman
Jon Messer