Author Archives: Donna Simiele

About Donna Simiele

Currently working at Niagara County Community College as the eLearning Technology Support Coordinator. I am a graduate of Empire State College with a BS and completed a certificate in Instructional Design from SUNY.

Photosynth by Microsoft

Photosynth is a powerful set of tools for capturing and viewing the world in 3D. You can share your creations with your friends on Facebook, publish them to Bing, or embed them in your own blog or Web site. This … Continue reading

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Student Preview – New Blackboard Feature

Student Preview – New Blackboard Feature I would like to introduce a new Blackboard Learn feature, Student Preview. The Student Preview allows you to view your course as a student without creating a test student account. This means you can … Continue reading

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Learning about Blackboard Learn – Self-Paced Courses

Hello Everyone, This week’s tip is in the form of homework.  If you have not attended any of the workshops provided as part of our Blackboard migration or just want to learn more about the tools available in Blackboard, Open … Continue reading

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3 Reasons to Use Rubrics When Grading Student Assignments

Quicker and impartiality – Do you find that your grading standards change when grading paper twenty as opposed to paper number one on the pile? If your answer to this questions is no, an honest no, then maybe you don’t … Continue reading

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