Derek Bruff Archives
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jan. 11, 2017—Vanderbilt will launch Brightspace as its primary course management system in summer 2017 replacing Blackboard, the university’s current system.
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.
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.
Aug. 3, 2016—A new Vanderbilt-produced podcast on the use of educational technology in higher education launched Aug. 1. “Leading Lines” will explore creative, intentional and effective uses of technology to enhance student learning.
Mar. 16, 2016—As the administrative home for Blackboard, the Center for Teaching is conducting an assessment in March to determine the extent to which Vanderbilt’s primary course management system is meeting the needs of campus users.
Aug. 19, 2015—The Center for Teaching has launched a number of developments for the university’s course management system, including new features and new support options for instructors.
Nov. 25, 2014—A series of essays written by students in the first-year writing seminar “Cryptography: The History and Mathematics of Codes and Ciphers” are currently featured on the Wonders & Marvels website.
Apr. 22, 2014—The Center for Teaching's Celebration of Learning featured students and the products of their learning experiences in courses at Vanderbilt this year.