Email Newsletter Archive

Our eNewsletters contains information that will help faculty develop their teaching and technology skills.

If you have any feedback or ideas regarding content for future editions, please email The Online Learning & Educational Technology Team reads each and every piece of feedback received. 

2013 - 2014 Academic Year

August 2014

  • Turning Technologies: Supporting the Interactive Classroom with Clickers
  • Syllabus Tip
  • Grade Center Tip - solution if the horizontal scrollbard in Bb Grade Center is not visible
  • PC User Tip for Windows 7 - Free Speech Recognition software
  • Beach Party Wrap-Up - August 5th and August 7th session material online
  • Save the Date! January 8, 2015 TLT Sympostium (next big tech event for educators) DAC Auditorium New Castle Campus 8:30AM- 3:00PM

June 2014

To learn more about recent changes to Blackboard, read a few of the articles below, or click the link for the entire file "Significant Changes in Blackboard.pdf"

Save the Dates: Technology with a Tan, Beach Party, the date has been announced for the 2014 summer Tech Events:

  • Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 8:30am-3:00pm at the Wilson Graduate Center
  • Thursday, August 7, 2014 from 9:00am - 7:00pm Online Only Webinars
  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014 9:00 - 2:00pm Dover only

Ed Tech Team can customize workshops for Program Chairs, we offer support in Bb Collaborate and will help you moderate a session with students.

We offer training in person, over the phone, or even online. An Instructional Technologist will help instructors personalize Grade Center to match the course syllabus. Request One to One Tech training here.

March 2014

Use Blackboard to YOUR ADVANTAGE! Five tips to keep your class going despite a snow cancellations or delays:

  1. Create Assignments
  2. Use Announcements
  3. Deploy a Test
  4. Add Content
  5. Use Kaltura to record a lecture or video tutorial

Browser Tips at the Instructor's Podium

Save the Date 2/18/2014 - Online Webinars for Instructors

Workshops and Training


November 2013

Kaltura - What's New in Blackboard

Helpful Tips!

NDLW 2013 Update - Winners Announced

Winter Wonder Tech Reminder - Location WGC Bldg. 31, 1/08/2014

September 2013

Tech News - Blackboard Tips!

  • Content Editor
  • Student View Tool
  • Hide Demo User
  • Discussion Board Post First Option
  • Inline Grading Features in Blackboard

July 2013

Blackboard System Upgrade

Respondus Users, Please Read!

  • After July 31, 2013, Respondus will no longer be active or available. Instead, other test creation options will be recommended. Look for training on Creating Assessments in September, 2013.

Wimba Users, Please Read!

Wild, Wild Tech - Summer Technology Event


2012 - 2013 Academic Year


May 2013

Save the Date~~ Summer Tech Event

  • Wilson Grad Center – July 23 – Morning and afternoon sessions, lunch is provided.
  • Dover – July 24 – Morning sessions, lunch is provided.
  • Online – July 25 – Online webinars will be provided throughout the day.

Training Track for New Adjunct - Recommend Training

  • Bb Training (Currently called Bb Basic & Advanced)
  • Bb Grade Center Overview
  • Rubrics Tool
  • SafeAssign

SafeAssign - All instructors are now automatically enrolled in the SafeAssign online course.

March 2013

Respondus Webinar Opportunity (March 27 & 28)

Create Blackboard Assignments with These Tips!

  • Using Assignments
  • Assignment Options
  • Grading an Assignment
  • Clearing Assignment Attempts
  • Troubleshooting Assignment Files

January 2013

November 2012

September 2012

  • SafeAssign Training For Instructors
  • Coming Soon!! Rubric Tool in Blackboard
  • How Do You Engage An Active Learner?
  • Tips in Blackboard
    • Add Images
    • Add YouTube Mashups
    • Course Copy and Selected Item Copy

2011 - 2012 Academic Year

July 2012

January 2012

Campus Updates

Thought-provoking Web Sites

December 2011

Campus Updates

Useful Web Sites

November 2011

  • Join us in celebrating National Distance Learning Week 2011!
  • Take the Name that Tool Quiz for a chance to win 1 of 4 $25 gift cards.
  • View the Best Practices Video Slideshow to see some outstanding course samples at Wilmington University.
  • Attend a webinar!

September 2011

  • Help your Students Learn How to Cite Properly
  • Never Feel Anxious Breaking the Ice Again - a new multimedia option you can use to get your first impression right every time
  • 12 Ways to be More Search Savvy
  • Highlight Text on Web Pages
  • How-to Videos for New or Seasoned Blackboard Instructors

2010 - 2011 Academic Year

June 2011

  • The Blackboard system has been updated to version 9.1
  • Blackboard 9.1 works best in Firefox version 3.6
  • Browser Compatibility - Issues with Internet Explorer 8 and Blackboard
  • Troubleshooting issues with Grade Center
  • Copy and pasting text from Word to a Bb text editor or discussion post causes formatting problems in Blackboard

March 2011

  • Personalize your Online Course with an Instructor Introduction Video

January 2011

  • Just-in-time technology training - schedule an appointment for a one-on-one training session
  • Discover new ways to enhance your course with the latest technologies

December 2010

  • Adding a Touch of Flair to your Blackboard Course
  • MERLOT - Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
  • Smartboards - With Just a Touch of a Finger

November 2010

  • Keeping an Eye on Things - Track changes and number of views
  • Performance Dashboard
  • Watch and Learn with JING

October 2010

  • How long will courses be available in Blackboard?
  • Wimba Pronto - virtual whiteboard with study groups and video chat
  • What do you like about Online Teaching?

September 2010

  • Did you know you can login directly to Blackboard?
  • Fostering a sense of community in an online course
  • Time-release option - display announcements after a certain date
  • Communicate in Blackboard using collaboration tools

August 2010

  • Grade Center Hints
  • Valid Link Checker
  • Create and Manage Exams with Respondus
  • Use the LockDown Browser to Enforce Academic Integrity