E-Learning

eLearning – supporting learning in a blended environment

start with a focus on pedagogy not technology ...
blend pre-, live and post- events and activities to support learners ...
preparation key with a focus on engaging students, creating learning activities and providing feedback

We support the thoughtful integration of technology to support learning and teaching, from face-to-face classrooms to online environments. We offer workshops and consultancies for academics on the practicalities of, and pedagogy for, successfully blending technology to enhance the learning of your students.

Blackboard

IT Carlow’s virtual learning environment is Blackboard 9. Login to https://blackboard.itcarlow.ie/ using your college ID and password (contact blackboard@itcarlow.ie for login details). All academics are enrolled in a Blackboard Support course, where you will find workshop handouts, how-to videos and links to online support. Note that Turnitin is integrated into Blackboard.

Blackboard Help Videos & Handouts

Blackboard Effective Practice Guide

Introduction: First LookGetting Started , Tips for Starting New Academic Year

Course Design: Updating your Theme & Menu & Adding a Home Page; Course Design & Home Page

Creating Content: Adding & Structuring Content, Moving content;  Adding a YouTube video &  Videos, Multimedia & HTML 

Managing FilesUploading & Managing Files & Setting up a Web Folder; File Management

User Administration: User Administration

Grade Centre: IntroductionDeleting & Hiding Columns & Adding Columns

TurnitinCreating a Turnitin Assignment & Student View; Turnitin Quickstart

Assignments: Creating an Assignment, Marking & Downloading & Allowing Resubmission

Mark Reviewed: Student View & Instructor Setup

Blogs: Creating an Instructor's Blog & Giving access to students to the instructor’s blog

Resources

To support eLearning, the T&LC has a range of hardware (such as microphone headsets, Flip cameras, laptops) and software (such as Articulate Studio) that can borrowed for specific projects.There is currently a pilot access to premium accounts with Lynda.com (contact lynda@itcarlow.ie to request details).

To contact the Teaching & Learning Centre email tlc@itcarlow.ie