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USC Upstate Blackboard Day 2024: Preparing for Transition to Blackboard Learn Ultra Courses

Join us for our 5th Annual Blackboard Day in the CLC Ballroom, by accessing Collaborate in the CAIFS PD Course, or by using the links below! Register Now 9 am to 9:30 am Welcome and Blackboard Learn Ultra Transition Updates Join Celena Kusch to hear about the latest updates in the Blackboard Learn Ultra Transition … Continue reading USC Upstate Blackboard Day 2024: Preparing for Transition to Blackboard Learn Ultra Courses

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Breaking Bread: Take a Student to Coffee or Lunch

When you sit down together at the Spartans Table, you belong. The Spartans Table program offers students, faculty, and staff an opportunity to interact in informal settings in the Spartan Cafe in the Sansbury Campus Life Center or the Perk Up Cafe in the Library. Have your lunch or afternoon coffee on us.  Belonging Matters … Continue reading Breaking Bread: Take a Student to Coffee or Lunch

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Are You Ready for Blackboard Learn Ultra?

Blackboard Learn Ultra represents the final phase of our four-year upgrade of our Learning Management System (LMS) at USC Upstate and the entire University of South Carolina System. With the launch of Blackboard Learn Ultra as the default course format across the University of South Carolina System in Fall 2024, we will be adopting the … Continue reading Are You Ready for Blackboard Learn Ultra?

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Please Read It to Me: Read Aloud Options for Course Materials

There is a kind of warmth that comes from being read to--a sense that the reader is making a gesture of care. Perhaps this is the attraction of listening to audiobooks on our morning commute or asking Siri or Alexa to read us the news while we make dinner, walk the dog, or complete chores. … Continue reading Please Read It to Me: Read Aloud Options for Course Materials

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AI and ChatGPT for Instructors

We've all heard the hype about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and ChatGPT. For some, this technology is a death knell for original writing, learning, critical thinking, and higher education itself. Others see it as the latest in a long line of transformational technologies for learning and knowledge production, like the typewriter, the calculator, the personal computer, … Continue reading AI and ChatGPT for Instructors

No Learning Wasted: Prior Learning Credit and Equitable Transfer Practices

March 17, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Virtual Meeting Link Credit for Prior Learning is an essential strategy for supporting adult learners and transfer students. It is based on the premise that it doesn't matter where learning occurs; what matters is what students know and what they can do. USC Upstate recognizes a range of … Continue reading No Learning Wasted: Prior Learning Credit and Equitable Transfer Practices