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New educational technologies website showcases digital learning collaborations

Oct. 20, 2017—In support of the Academic Strategic Plan, the site highlights initiatives that bolster Vanderbilt’s commitment to new technologies and practices that advance teaching, learning and discovery.

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‘The Open Classroom: Two Days of Teaching Visits’ set for Sept. 5 and 6

Aug. 18, 2017—Vanderbilt’s Center for Teaching will host “The Open Classroom: Two Days of Teaching Visits” Sept. 5 and 6. This program will showcase examples of best teaching practices featuring talented faculty from across the university.

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Fall courses available on Brightspace

Aug. 16, 2017—Bright space, Vanderbilt’s new course management system, can be used to share course resources with students, communicate with students and engage them in discussion, administer quizzes and other assignments, and provide students with feedback on their learning.

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Vanderbilt astronomers help NROTC midshipmen learn celestial navigation

Jul. 26, 2017—A team of Vanderbilt astronomers, working with the Center for Teaching, have developed an online course on celestial navigation that the NROTC is using to reintroduce training in celestial navigation.

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Brightspace launches as Vanderbilt’s new course management system

Apr. 19, 2017—Bright space, which will replace Blackboard as Vanderbilt’s course management system this summer, is now available for instructors planning their summer and fall courses.

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‘Leading Lines’ podcast launches Season 2

Mar. 1, 2017—Leading Lines, a Vanderbilt-produced podcast on the use of educational technology in higher education, recently launched its second season. The podcast explores creative, intentional and effective uses of technology to enhance student learning and features interviews with educators, researchers, technologists and others.

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New DIVE website launched

Feb. 20, 2017—The Office of the Provost has launched a new website and video to promote and share information about Vanderbilt’s Quality Enhancement Plan: Design as an Immersive Vanderbilt Experience, or DIVE.

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Brightspace will replace Blackboard in summer 2017

Jan. 11, 2017—Vanderbilt will launch Brightspace as its primary course management system in summer 2017 replacing Blackboard, the university’s current system.

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Blackboard support team at Center for Teaching announces holiday schedule

Dec. 15, 2016—The Blackboard support team at the Center for Teaching announces its holiday schedule to assist instructors preparing for spring courses.

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Course and teaching evaluations launch Dec. 2

Dec. 1, 2016—Course and teaching evaluations for the fall semester launch on Friday, Dec. 2, for the Blair School of Music, College of Arts and Science, Divinity School, School of Engineering, Graduate School, and Peabody College. The evaluations will remain open for eight days and end at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9.

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New system launching for course and teaching evaluations

Nov. 7, 2016—Following a multi-committee review process that included both faculty and staff representation, students in the four undergraduate schools, the Graduate School and Vanderbilt Divinity School will utilize a new software system to complete their end-of-semester course and teaching evaluations beginning Dec. 2.

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Center for Teaching to host ‘Open Dores: Two Days of Teaching Visits’

Sep. 9, 2016—The Center for Teaching will host Open Dores: Two Days of Teaching Visits Sept. 27 and 28. This program will showcase Vanderbilt’s talented faculty as well as examples of best teaching practices from across the university.

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