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Welcome to SBCCD's Teaching, Learning, and Technology Community

Welcome to the San Bernardino Community College District's Teaching, Learning, and Technology Online Community, the social network for those interested exploring the opportunity and challenges present as we integrate technology into the learning environment. We encourage you to sign up to participate in the great discussions here, to receive notifications about district and community events, and to find and connect with colleagues.

Teaching, Learning, and Technology is currently a closed community for adjunct and full time faculty at SBCCD.  It has been created to provide an informal, supportive community for faculty to start and continue a digital dialog. Because we are a closed community, we approve all memberships. While your membership is pending you are still welcome to peruse the site.

Faculty,

On July 4th, 2014 SBCCD will upgrade to Blackboard Learn 9.13 which will provide a more user friendly experience for you as a daily user of the system.  Many existing features have been improved and some new features have been added.

During the upgrade, the Blackboard system will be unavailable for all users.  The upgrade will start at 7 pm Friday, July 4, 2014 and conclude by 1 pm Saturday, July 5, 2014. 

Some of the enhanced…

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Turnitin will be available for Fall 2014

San Bernardino Community College District will have a subscription to Turnitin beginning August 1, 2014.

Turnitin (http://turnitin.com/ ) is a web-based software suite that contains:

  • OriginalityCheck  - a plagiarism prevention service
  • Peermark - online peer reviewing tools that will allow students to review other students papers and give online feedback
  • GradeMark -  digital mark-up and grading…
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Faculty,

In July, the Distance Education department will be archiving and removing the following semester course shells from the Blackboard system: Fall 2012, Spring 2012, and Summer 2012. 

Once a course is archived and removed from the Blackboard system, any future requests to restore a course should be submitted to the Help Desk. Please note that department and student organizational shells will not be removed from the Blackboard system.   The Distance…

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Inverted Learning...Flipping the Classroom

You may have heard the buzz words “inverted” learning or "flipped classroom" this past academic year. Inverted learning is nothing new. In a traditional classroom, transmission of knowledge happens during the class time, often through instructor lectures. The integration of the new information happens outside of the classroom, usually through homework and students’ study habits. The inverted classroom model reverse where the transmission and integration happens. In an inverted classroom the…

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New Here?

Here are some things you can do to get started in the community:

  1. Sign Up: Click on the sign up link in the upper right hand corner.
  2. Check out the FAQ page
  3. Spiff Up Your Profile Page: Add a cover photo, start a blog and tell us about the next big thing happening in your course, or with technology, or whatever!
  4. Invite Your Colleagues! Feel free to make this community *your* community by bringing your colleagues along!
  5. Join a Group or Discussion: We've got a few different groups to get you started but feel free to add your own.

Make sure you've read the community rules. :-)


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