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Blackboard  [top]


What is Blackboard?

Blackboard is a Web-based software tool which supports and facilitates education at Hood College. It provides faculty pre-formatted templates that allow for easy entry of course materials into the system and a default Web page for every course offered by the College. It also offers facilities for interactive communication, secure submission of student assignments to faculty and online quizzes/examinations. Blackboard is intended as a supplement to the classroom instructional experience while enhancing communication between faculty and students through the sharing of materials and ideas beyond the context of the traditional class session.

What account do I use to access Blackboard?

Faculty/Staff/Students will all use their Hood assigned network account to login to Blackboard.

When will my Blackboard course sites appear on the system?

Typically Faculty will have access to begin content building 2 weeks or prior to the beginning of a new term. Students will see their course site listings typically one week before the beginning of the next new term for which they are enrolled.

When will my Blackboard course sites disappear on the system?

After the current active term drop/add period has expired, is typically the time when previous term course listings will be removed from the system. For example if you were enrolled in Spring and took a Summer course as well. At the end of the Fall drop/add period the system administrator will remove your old Spring sites. Summer Sites will remain in place until the beginning of the Winter term and this pattern will repeat as described going forward.



Audio/Visual Equipment Request  [top]


How does one request a projector?

Submit a request through the online form or at avrequest@hood.edu. You will be contacted within 48 hours regarding equipment availability.

Where can I find a projection screen?

Most classes are equipped with mounted projection screens. Other screens can be requested using the "Request Equipment" form to reserve these items for your classroom/venue needs.

Where can we display a PC image?

Hood has many classrooms that are equipped with fixed data projectors for large-screen viewing. Projectors can also be requested for delivery by submitting a request through the online form .

Is it possible to check out equipment for a non-classroom use?

Yes, but only for on-campus events and scheduled college-related activities.



Instructional Technology Services  [top]


Can I always have an IT engineer during my event?

Depending on the complexity of the equipment or services requested and the availability of an IT engineer, the Instructional Technologist will determine the proper course of action.

If equipment malfunctions during class, whom do we contact?

You can reach the Instructional Technology Office during normal business hours by dialing ext. 3906. A page will be sent to the on-duty IT tech, who will respond to your request as needed. If this is not an emergency you should submit a request for repair at the conclusion of your class period via euc@hood.edu.

I need a piece of equipment that is fixed in the room to be checked out before my class. Who should I ask?

If you contact the Instructional Technology Office 24 hours before the event, we can schedule an equipment check and verification of the event space setup for your upcoming event.

I want to convert a media file from a Tape/CD/VHS/DVD to a digital file. Who do I contact?

Fill out the service section on this form, and choose "Digital Video/Audio Duplication/Conversion".

I need training on how to operate a Data/Video Projector. How do I get trained?

Fill out the training request form, providing as much detail possible to help us answer your questions.

If equipment malfunctions during class, whom do we contact?

You can reach the Instructional Technology Office during normal business hours by dialing ext. 3906. A page will be sent to the on-duty IT engineer, who will respond to your request as needed. If this is not an emergency you should submit a request for repair at the conclusion of your class period.

What other services do you provide?

The Instructional Technology Office offers a wide variety of services ranging from:
- One-on-one training
- Instructional design help
- Media duplication and transfer
- Multimedia presentation assistance
 



Classroom/Venue Technology  [top]


What's the best classroom/venue to view a website in a large-screen format?

Classrooms: Hodson 131

Venues: Rosenstock Auditorium, Whitaker Campus Commons

Do all classrooms have access to the Web?

All classrooms are wired for web access and most have access to Hood's Wireless network.

What technologies do these venues have?

Most of these venues are or can be equipped with public address sound systems, playback sound, as well as data/video projection capabilities. Microphones for podiums, handheld needs and panel discussions can be requested as needed.

If the Classroom/Venue I shcedule to use already has fixed equipment, should I notify someone before using it?

Yes, please use the "Request Equipment" form to indicate your use of these items for your Classroom/Venue needs.

If the equipment isn't on the form, does that mean that Hood doesn't have it?

The items listed on the form are ones which are available for delivery as requested. For all other items not listed, please contact avrequest@hood.edu with your request.

Does the College support older technologies in Classrooms/Venues?

Yes, the College currently uses legacy technologies such as overheads, 16mm film projectors and 35mm slide projectors on special request. Please use the "Request Equipment" form to reserve these items for your Classroom/Venue needs.