A Student-Centered Approach to Communication

A recent Pathify study reported the average click rate of emails in higher ed is less than 7%, even though email is the primary mode many institutions use to communicate important information to faculty, staff, and students. Right before the Pandemic, I also discovered that student responses to my emails had noticeably declined.  More students … Continue reading A Student-Centered Approach to Communication

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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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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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HyFlex: Choose Your Own Attendance!

Image created using Canva.com and BlackIllustrations.com By Jennifer Bland Have you heard the word HyFlex recently?¬†While the idea of HyFlex courses is not new, they have gained traction in the nationwide post-COVID enrollment slump.¬† HyFlex courses provide the greatest flexibility for students by allowing students to attend face-to-face, synchronously via a scheduled virtual meeting, or … Continue reading HyFlex: Choose Your Own Attendance!