Academic Resources Conference, May 23-27, 2022
May 18, 2022 — It's day two of the Academic Resources Conference (ARC) at Wichita State. All sessions are online and free. Here is the schedule for May 24:
May 18, 2022 — Today, May 27, is the last day of the May Academic Resources Conference (ARC). The last day will focus on technical training and will feature Blackboard training from Mary Morriss. The schedule for this day will be as follows:
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May 17, 2022 — vv=As part of the 2022 Academic Resources Conference (ARC), the Office of Instructional Resources curates a list of suggested LinkedIn Learning courses we believe will be beneficial to faculty and their students.
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May 9, 2022 — The May sessions of Wichita State's Academic Resources Conference will take place May 23-27 via Zoom. All sessions are free. Instructors of any rank and student-facing staff should find sessions of interest.
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May 6, 2022 — Are you an instructor who tried teaching in the Ultra Course format and then went back to old Blackboard? If so, the Office of Instructional Resources is putting together a focus group of instructors who tried Ultra and decided against it.  
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February 15, 2022 — Ultra Format Courses are currently experiencing an intermittent bug involving the rubric tool. Most rubrics are functioning but are failing and causing the page to reload. If instructors are having these issues, please contact the Office of Instructional Resources (OIR) at and provide them the following:
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February 15, 2022 — Check out the February issue of Teaching Today. This edition includes the Office of Instructional Resources' annual "Fall in Love with Teaching" issue. It also includes advice, technical help and a few warnings about known issues teachers are currently seeing in Blackboard.
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January 26, 2022 — The January issue of Teaching Today is now available. This issue includes highlights from the Academic Resources Conference earlier in the month. It also includes important technical information and updates that all instructors need to know including how to obtain human captions in lecture videos.
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January 24, 2022 — Students, please check your Blackboard Courses area and make sure you can see the links to all of your full-term and first-eight-week courses. If you are missing one or more classes, please submit a ticket to the Blackboard Support website. When submitting a ticket, you will need to provide the course reference number, the five-digit number that identifies the specific course, and your WSUID.
January 20, 2022 — There was recently a glitch in reporting between Banner and Blackboard during the spring 2022 enrollment period. This means some spring 2022 classes have a mismatch between their Banner rosters and their Blackboard rosters. If a student is on a faculty member's Banner roster, they should also be on their Blackboard roster.