Saturday, November 23, 2013

KUMC Exemplar Courses: Monday, December 2, 2013, 12 noon - 1 pm, 4024 Nursing/Varnes then moving to B018 Nursing

Please join us for another session in which KUMC faculty demonstrate how they are using technology in their courses. In this session, see…

Chito Belchez, Jessica Gay, and Dave Martin (SoN):

In Fall 2011, the Undergraduate Nursing Program implemented an extensive curriculum revision. That revision incorporated reorganization of content, focus on conceptual teaching, team based learning, and enhanced utilization of technology. During the second year of this implementation process, it became apparent that we lacked adequate structural support for this type of teaching/learning to be optimized. In recognition and support for this change, two learning spaces (4024 and B018 Nursing) have been redesigned to allow small group work in a classroom with 100+ students.

In this Exemplar Courses session, we’ll learn from three Nursing instructors who teach in this new way in these new spaces. Come learn about how they promote student engagement and interaction. What worked and what didn’t? What challenges did they encounter and their solutions? How did students react? How did the physical classroom affect their instructional methods and effectiveness? And much much more!

No RSVP is needed. Questions? Contact Dave Antonacci (x8-7144) in TLT.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Pasting From Word into Blackboard

Before copying and pasting from Word to Blackboard to a discussion board or writing an Email, copy and paste your text in Notepad or the HTML editor, then paste into the text box provided in Blackboard. This strips your text of extra code that causes freezing or extra spaces and characters. Please call 913-588-7107 for additional assistance.

Monday, November 18, 2013

We've moved!

Teaching & Learning Technologies has moved to 3010 & 3014 Taylor. You can still reach us at 913-588-7107. Stop by and see our new place!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


Some users in Blackboard are currently experiencing a blank screen when accessing the Ares Course Reserves system using the Chrome web browser.  Ares Support is working on a solution but there is no fix available at this time.

In the meantime, there are two possible workarounds:

  • ·         Use an alternate web browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari (Mac only) to access Ares course reserves. 
  •  You may also resolve the issue for your current session by following these steps.
 Chrome will place a shield icon in the address bar to indicate that you are on a site with insecure content.

To allow the page to show all content you need to click on the shield. You will see a dialogue box like the one below:

Click on Load unsafe script to refresh the page. The content should now be visible.


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Unschedule Connect Outage (11/5) - Resolved

Some users attempting to login or use Adobe Connect between 11:15 - 11:20 AM Tuesday November 5th might have experienced an issue. Some users may not have been able to login or may have experienced connection lose. This issue has been resolved and Connect is functioning properly. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Unscheduled Downtime (11/1) - Resolved

Users trying to get to a web site ending in would have had trouble logging in or using those sites between 1:30 - 1:52 PM Friday November 1st. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.