News You Can Use


  • ODELT congratulates instructors who have completed professional development certificates for Online Course Design, Development, and Review. View certificate recipients.
  • Blackboard Learn upgrade completed. Follow this Bb Q4 upgrade link to view changes associated with this upgrade.
  • Track attendance for class meetings and scheduled events with Blackboard's Attendance feature.

Blackboard Attendance

Instructors now have an easy to use tool for taking atttendance.  With the Blackboard Attendance feature, you can mark whether a student is present, late, absent, or excused. Activiating the Attendance feature creates an Attendance column in the Grace Center enabling use attendance as part of calculating grades just as you can for an assignment grade column.

Multiple Methods of Providing Student Feedback

Funded Development

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Drs. David Bridges and Lauren Cifuentes were awarded $170,000 from the College for All Texans Foundation and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to create an affordable competency-based online baccalaureate program in Mechanical Engineering Technology. More information is available on the funded development page.