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Dave Ghidiu replied to Tom Capuano's discussion Embeddable checklist tool for Blackboard
"Yeah.... I think if you want it to persist, you'd have to do some pretty legit coding (and have a place where the data can be stored). I suspect there is a service that might do this, or you might be able to bastardize the tools in Blackboard…"
Aug 9
Tom Capuano replied to Tom Capuano's discussion Embeddable checklist tool for Blackboard
"That's awesome, Dave!  Yeah - I just tested it and the code works in our instance.  As you mentioned, the next step would be to make the state persist.  The checks are cleared once you leave the page."
Aug 9
Dave Ghidiu replied to Tom Capuano's discussion Embeddable checklist tool for Blackboard
"Well, to make the state persist, you'd probably need to tie in to the user_id in Blackboard (so let's skip that for now). In the meantime, you can just use this code whenever you want checkboxes - no JavaScript required! You don't…"
Aug 9
Tom Capuano replied to Tom Capuano's discussion Embeddable checklist tool for Blackboard
"It does not have to be through that website.  Just boxes to check is all I'm looking for (as long as you could have text next to them like a checklist).  Also, if it's possible that what is checked/unchecked remains unique and…"
Aug 9
Dave Ghidiu replied to Tom Capuano's discussion Embeddable checklist tool for Blackboard
"Tom - Does it need to be a checklist through the website? Or are you just looking for little boxes that can be checked?"
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Embeddable checklist tool for Blackboard

I'm hoping someone can help me out.  I'm looking for a "checklist tool" that can be embedded into a Blackboard page.  I've found a couple websites that offer free custom embedded checklists, but Blackboard seems to strip out the javascript in the embed code and renders the tools useless.  The idea is to have a checklist for each module in the course that the student could use as they progress.See the following link for an example a checklist I've been trying to embed: …See More
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Virtual & Alternative Labs

Formed as a result of work of the FACT2 Virtual & Alternative Task Group, this group will promote the expansion of virtual and alternative laboratory options.  Areas of interest include: review of various products, collect and communicate effective assessment types and collect assessment data, collaborate on course development, and solving common problems associated with implementing virtual and alternative labs.See More
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This online experience

Posted by Joseph Antee on June 3, 2016 at 12:55pm 0 Comments

I've taught online for several years now....I consider myself to be quite informed with the Blackboard platform......the guidance in the first module have been so eye opening as to the additional features I could and will use.  Although my SUNY campus offers fine Bb instructions, I am pretty much self taught....this is helpful.  

Universal Design Student Videos

Posted by Thomas Rosati on January 27, 2016 at 3:21pm 0 Comments

HEre are a few examples of Videos made by students for MEC 104 at SUNY Stonybrook, which is a fully online course

Call for TEAM proposals, OLC Innovate Solutions Design Summit (SDS)

Posted by Parice Torcivia Prusko on January 26, 2016 at 3:41pm 0 Comments

Please watch the Video trailer production credit to Kyle Johnson


The general call for program proposals is now closed (with the peer reviews completed, expect to see the full program online soon); however the call for TEAM Proposals is OPEN for the OLC SDS until February 10,…


Help Us Make Sense of Digital Learning in Higher Ed...Share Your Story

Posted by Parice Torcivia Prusko on January 4, 2016 at 9:51pm 0 Comments

Storytelling is a powerful clarifying approach to understanding and navigating change at the deepest levels of human experience. Storytelling allows for a diversity of perspectives that get us closer to an objective and authentic sense of reality. Please take a few minutes to share your story:

The dLRN15 …


Sharing: April 2015 CDL Conference, SUNY Empire Keynote Presentation by Barbara Oakley on "Learning to Learn"

Posted by Linda Lawrence on November 13, 2015 at 10:30am 0 Comments

In April 2015, Empire State College hosted the 8th Annual CDL Conference in Saratoga Springs.  Below is a video of our Keynote Speaker, Dr. Barbara Oakley and her presentation on "Learning to Learn." 

View Video:  Learning to…

Continue Seeking Peer Reviewers

Posted by Arthur L. Finkle on June 9, 2015 at 10:32am 0 Comments is a gateway for educational materials appearing on the web. Created by the University of California, it over 20 Editorial boards, each with a group of Peer Reviewers that are the essence of MERLOT materials.  As a Peer reviewer, you participate in the peer review process (described below).  Each board has an Editor that triages each material in their discipline and assigns it to a reviewer in that discipline.  This section describes both the  …


Punished by innovation: The need for better focus on IMPLEMENTATION of educational technologies

Posted by Mark K. Warford, Ph.D. on October 13, 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Nearly  two decades ago, educational innovation researcher, Gene Hall (1995), warned of a growing "development-implementation balance". The pace of innovation in educational technologies, on top of the increased accreditation and accountability demands placed on P-12 teachers and higher ed. instructors, suggests a need to slow down and think through the consequences of adoption decisions.

While it has been rightly criticized as a theoretical framework that is prone to determinism,…



Posted by Women mental health on October 26, 2013 at 5:03pm 0 Comments

Welcome! My name is Valentina Capponi, I'm a psychiatrist in Chile and I am doing a research trainee program in women mental health at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston MA.

My interest is to build a system of communication between specialists from different countries working in this area. The objective is to create a partnership between hospitals that have a service specialized in women's mental health with training programs in this area, and other countries where this is still…


Who's on the other end?

Posted by John Thompson on November 25, 2010 at 10:25am 1 Comment

Once people hear I teach online, I've had a few ask me how I know it's the real student actually taking the online course (assignments, discussions...). What are the latest thoughts on maintaining academic integrity/honesty in making sure online students have not hired someone to take the course for them? There was a recent Chronicle of Higher Education piece that raised some concerns.


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