Distance Education Student Services created a short tutorial for faculty and instructional designers to explain some of the site's common features like how to register, and how to edit your class info pages. Download the tutorial as a PDF file.
Turnitin is an online plagiarism-detection application. Using Turnitin, you can easily discover if your students are plagiarizing content written by others. Turnitin has a capability of comparing submitted papers to myriad content that is available on the internet and in its proprietary databases. Download the tutorials as PDF files.
YouTube is a website devoted to the sharing and viewing of online videos. YouTube provides faculty a space to upload non-commercial video clips and lectures and share those videos with students. Faculty create a playlist which is easily accessed by their students. Each upload presents a URL which can then be embedded inside of a webpage, blog, or email, or inside of Blackboard Vista for immediate viewing. The University of Houston has a YouTube account for hosting faculty uploads of course videos such as lectures or student presentations.
The TurningPoint Response Pad is an easy-to-use interactive student response tool that allows you to capture immediate feedback from every student in your classroom. The Response Pad can be used in a variety of ways to engage students and enhance class participation.
A quick-start tutorial for setting up an exam in Respondus and connecting to your Blackboard course.