The Teaching & Learning Commons supports Blackboard and its related technologies. For assistance with any of these, please contact the Teaching & Learning Commons at TLC@fairmontstate.edu. You may also call 304-367-4810.

Supported Software & Tools

     
blackboard   Wimba

Blackboard Learn 9.1 is our online course management systems which provide a set of tools that facilitates a web-based learning environment.

Blackboard How-to

Supported Browsers

Java Tester

 

Wimba classroom is a live, virtual classroom environment with robust features that include audio, video, application sharing and content display.

Wimba Classroom


Respondus LockDown Browser

  Study Mate

Respondus LockDown Browser™ is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Blackboard. When students use Respondus LockDown Browser they are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications. When an assessment is started, students are locked into it until they submit it for grading.

Download Respondus LockDown Browser

Student Quick Start Guide

 

StudyMate Class, a companion tool to Respondus, is a tool which can be used to create learning objects, practice quizzes and unscored exams.

Student Quick Start Guide

 


 


    Safe Assign  

    Student Response System (Clickers)

    The Safe Assign plagiarism tool makes it easy to identify students who submit unoriginal work, and also acts as a powerful deterrent to stop plagiarism before it starts.

    SafeAssign by Blackboard

     

    Student response technology is an effective tool that helps facilitate pedagogical best practices and enhance student learning.

    Download Turning Technologies software

    ResponseWare FAQs for Students


     


     


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    Hours

    Fall/Spring Term Hours

    Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Sunday: 3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

    Summer Hours

    Monday - Thursday: 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Saturday: Closed
    Sunday: Closed

    Contact Info

    IT Teaching and Learning Commons
    Room 126 Ruth Ann Musick Library
    Phone: 304.367.4810 option 3
    Online Help: Quick Answers
    help@fairmontstate.edu

    IT Blog

    Big Blue Button outage

    Tue, 09/09/2014 - 1:06pm -- by Joanie Raisovich

    We experienced a Big Blue Button outage from Friday evening on August 29 through the afternoon of September 2.

    If you attempted to save a recording during this time window, there is a chance the recording was lost.

    WVNET has made changes to the system to address the problem. Please contact the Teaching and Learning Commons at 304-367-4810 if you have questions.

    Partnership with WVNET to provide 24/7 Blackboard assistance

    Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:18am -- by Joanie Raisovich

    We are excited to begin offering 24/7 Blackboard support for faculty and students through a partnership with WVNET. We have contracted with WVNET to supplement our current support by offering evening and weekend Blackboard assistance.

    Please continue to contact the Teaching & Learning Commons during our normal business hours, and contact WVNET for assistance outside those hours. WVNET will be able to support Blackboard questions only; all other questions should be directed to the Teaching & Learning Commons as usual.

    Change to Pierpont student email

    Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:57am -- by Joanie Raisovich

    Please note that this information applies only to FSU faculty who also have Pierpont students in class. This change will not affect FSU student emails.

    As of August 1, Pierpont IT moved their student email to Gmail. With that, Pierpont student emails changed from UCA@students.pierpont.edu to UCA@pierpont.edu. If you use Blackboard to communicate with your students, you don’t need to do anything differently. 

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