The Teaching and Learning Center recently hosted Meetings in CSC Online: Latest Updates and Hands-on Work Session in partnership with Blindside Networks. The Meetings tool is based on BigBlueButton, the open-source, web conferencing platform originally created by Blindside Networks developers. The tool is focused on facilitating instructor-to-student and student-to-student interaction in online […]
On December 20th, 11am to 3pm, CSC Online will be upgraded from Sakai 10.5 to Sakai 11.4. This upgrade will bring CSC Online to the current version of Sakai which is supported by the developer community. Sakai 11 offers many exciting improvements for Chadron State College faculty and students.
The CSC Online Meetings tool, also known as BigBlueButton, is a web-conferencing, synchronous learning platform created specifically for use in higher education. Over the summer months, the Teaching & Learning Center made the transition from a limited, campus-hosted instance of the Meetings tool to an instance hosted by Blindside Networks.
Summary On August 7th, 2017 CSC Online (Sakai) will switch to using CSC’s Single Sign On (SSO) authentication service. Prior to this date, CSC Online required a unique password. After August 7th, all faculty members, students, and staff will sign into CSC Online with their CSC Campus Credentials. Campus credentials are […]
Our campus-supported Vidyo system provides the opportunity to enhance teaching and learning both on and off campus. A significant advantage of using Vidyo for videoconferencing is the ease it offers to bringing in a remote speaker or presenter to a traditional classroom of students. The best method for accomplishing this task is to […]
Update 5/17/18: These instructions were written for Sakai 10. The general process for Sakai 11 is similar, with a few omissions as noted in the article. In August 2018, CSC Online will be upgraded to Sakai 12, with great new features directly addressing special testing accommodations. The upgrade to Sakai […]
This morning, the TLC launched the first iteration of improvements to the Sakai workspace and gateway. The changes were applied to the Workspace for all users and the gateway for logged out visitors. Course sites are not affected. Notable Changes: Message of the Day — The old announcements banner has been replaced with […]
Incorporating screencasts to convey content is one way to add variety to the instructional materials provided in your course and can be a powerful way to promote learner engagement. A screencast is typically defined as a method of recording a computer screen often supplemented with webcam video and audio narration. Microsoft has recently introduced […]
These are exciting times for Chadron State College with various advancements in educational technologies available to use in the classroom, both face-to-face and online. CSC instructors are developing courses that provide a variety of ways for students to interact with each other, with their instructors, and with the content of […]
The Teaching and Learning Center staff has been actively following trends in large format touchscreens in education. These interactive touchscreen monitors are becoming more affordable and increasingly popular in classrooms. Over the last couple years, several departments at Chadron State College have implemented models from InFocus and Qomo. The most notable […]