Winter is Just Around the Corner. So is Blackboard Service Pack 8 Upgrade!

You may have heard that the Blackboard team is preparing to upgrade Blackboard to Service Pack 8 (BB SP8) during the winter break. This upgrade will take place from December 17 thru December 20. It brings much needed feature enhancements to the learning management system. It’s quite comforting to know that the Blackboard functions you have come to know and love will essentially work the same. All existing courses will upgrade to BB SP8. Experience BB SP8 by logging on to our test server. As I think of possible ways I can assist you, I’ve summarized my thoughts into the following five tips aimed at getting you on your way […]

Greetings from the Director

Hello everyone!  I am Dr. Nakia Pope, the new Director of the CETL here at Texas Wesleyan University.  I wanted to take this opportunity to say hello, tell you a little bit about myself, and use this post as an opportunity to begin our reinvigoration of the CETL blog. First, let me say I how happy I am to be at Texas Wesleyan and back in Texas.  I’m a big fan of the Lyle Lovett song “That’s Right (You’re Not From Texas), as the next line is “Texas wants you anyway” which always makes me feel welcome :).  I lived in Texas from 1997-2000, when I was working on my […]

About the CETL

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Texas Wesleyan University (CETL) promotes a student-centered university by providing resources and professional growth opportunities to faculty on enhancing instructional practice, integrating technology, and promoting essential student skills.

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