Online Programs News and Events
Students, staff, and faculty at Boston University are always generating news. It is no different for Boston University’s online community. Check here frequently for announcements, press coverage, and upcoming events related to online programs at BU.
Recent News & Events
Did you know that all BU students, faculty, and staff have access to MyMedia powered by Kaltura? Similar to YouTube, but private to the BU community, this cloud based video streaming service offers a great way to capture and share media. With MyMedia you get access to:
- Unlimited video storage space
- Easy to use presentation and recording tools
- Upload and share videos in your Blackboard course or via the MyMedia portal
For more information visit the BU TechWeb website.
Part 2 of Using Peer Review as a Means of Student Interaction demonstrates Blackboard’s self and peer assessment tool and how student blogs can be used for providing peer feedback.
A pair of Boston University Distance Education teaching professionals have been recognized for the success of an innovative new course in the Health Communication program by this year’s Blackboard Catalyst Awards.
Instructor Alane Bearder and Senior Instructional Designer Elena Garofoli are the recipients of the 2017 Blackboard Catalyst Award for Teaching & Learning, bestowed for their work on MET HC 762 Visual Communication in the Digital Health Age, the first course to be developed as part of the Graduate Certificate in Visual & Digital Health Communication program. The award is conferred upon those who have positively impacted the educational experience through the adoption of flexible, distance, and online delivery.
“We’re proud to keep Boston University on the vanguard of higher education for professional health communicators with this, and other innovative learning experiences still ahead,” Health Communication Program Director Leigh Curtin-Wilding said of the award.
Read the full press release here.
Our Peer Mentoring Panels are held before each semester and are designed to connect our growing student body. In the panels, new students are encouraged to ask returning students about their experiences in online education. They receive excellent tips and suggestions on how to succeed in their classes and how to engage with their instructors, peers, and academic community. Our panelists come from a wide variety of backgrounds and degree programs, offering our new students valuable insight into what it takes to achieve. If you would like more information contact Senior Online Engagement Manager, Samantha Orsagh-Yentis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
During part 1 of the Summer 2017 EdTech Colloquium series, an overview of peer review motivations and approaches is discussed.
Part 2 of Leveraging Quizzing and Testing in Your Course Website demonstrates how to build quizzes and tests in Kaltura & Blackboard as well as how to view and interpret the user analytics.
A discussion about the various methods for detecting plagiarism in the classroom and ways we can support our students with their writing.
Why synchronous interaction should be added to an online course and how to select the right tool to do this was discussed at this session.
At this session, we discuss when it makes sense to create your own course videos as well as suggest which tool may be the best fit.
At this session, an overview of reasons for and examples of testing and quizzing was presented and discussed.