Category: Online

Online Resources

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Over 40 faculty and students participated in an online Zoom symposium the afternoon of May 12.  The Mountain Creeks to Metro Canals symposium was created to support students that planned to share their research at the River Management Training Symposium originally scheduled for May 2020 and postponed to the following year due to COVID-19. Eight […]

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Student River Research Symposium

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While the 2020 River Management Training Symposium has been rescheduled for May 2021, to support the students that planned to share their research at this event we have created the Mountain Creeks to Metro Canals  – Online Student Research Symposium. This will take place as a ZOOM webinar Tuesday, 12 May,  1:00 – 3:00 PM EDT. […]

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Uploading Videos to your YouTube

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So a lot of what we are needing to do involves providing online video content to our students. Independent of how the video is recorded (Zoom, Blackboard Collaborate, Google Meet, Facebook, etc.), we will need to eventually upload it somewhere so the students can get access to it. As part of your @vcu.edu email account, […]

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Blackboard Collaborate – Content & Tools

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Blackboard Collaborate Ultra has several tools that help you make online learning a bit more interactive.  Here is a short list of these items, just to get you aware of what is available. Interactive Chat features that allow you to have open dialog amongst all individuals or assign moderators to the chat.  The ability to […]

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Blackboard Collaborate – Setting up a session.

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OK, so we have a Bb Collaborate Ultra session added to the class, here is what it looks like getting started. First, click on the link in your Content session.  This opens up a new window that allows you to see specific sessions that may be available.  To add a new session, select Create Session and […]

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Blackboard Collaborate – Getting Started

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Blackboard has a built-in system for co Collaborate is included as a Content Item that can be added to any of your existing courses.  In the example below, I am using my ENVS543 class wherein I keep the content for each lecture within folders inside the Course Documents section. To add a Collaborate session, select Tools -> More […]

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ZOOM within Blackboard

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ZOOM is one of the tools you can access from within Blackboard, as an on-line synchronous communication tool (e.g., real-time interactions and discussions).  By default, Zoom is installed within your blackboard classroom and here is a short overview of how to get it up-and-running. Log into your class at blackboard.vcu.edu. Zoom is deployed through the […]

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