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Celebration of Learning provides snapshot of immersive student learning at Vanderbilt

Feb. 1, 2018—The Vanderbilt Center for Teaching hosted a Celebration of Learning Jan. 29 that featured 34 student projects, posters and presentations from across campus. Students from six colleges and schools exhibited their works celebrating immersive student learning.

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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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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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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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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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New podcast to explore how educational technology can enhance student learning

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.

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Campus encouraged to participate in Blackboard feedback survey

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.

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Center for Teaching launches Blackboard enhancements

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.

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Vanderbilt students learn writing through mathematics work

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.

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