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Find answers to questions related to accessing and using Blackboard Learn - the campus supported Learning Management System (LMS).

If you need further assistance with Blackboard, additional articles and help documentation can be found on Blackboard Learn Help Website - .

Find answers to the Bengal Success Portal (Powered by Starfish) allows for efficient communication among students, faculty, advisors, support staff, and administrators to support student success and retention.

Buffalo State has adopted TurningPoint 8 as a campus standard Student Response System. TurningPoint 8 student response system, or “clickers”, allows instructors to create an active learning environment in the classroom through the use of polling questions.

- Respond with a Clicker - Students can use a handheld clicker to respond to questions posed in class.
- Respond with Mobile Devices - Enabling mobile responses allows you to use a mobile device,such as a laptop, phone, or tablet to respond to
questions posed in class.

Turnitin Feedback Studio is a similar text detection software that instructors may require students to use at Buffalo State. This software may be used as an educational tool to assist students in learning how to properly cite resources, to decrease instances of academic misconduct, and/or to assist in the identification of acts of academic misconduct.

Turnitin assistance line: (866) 816-5046

An interactive whiteboard is a display, typically mounted on a classroom wall on campus, that allows interaction with a projected image though a pen, stylus, or fingertips

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Best Practices for Online Video

Tips and tricks for making your online video the best it can be.

Creating/Editing a Video in iMovie

iMovie can be used to create a video where you can add slides, images, and recorded videos. Voice over can be added and the video can be edited.
Faculty also have the added option to upload to the Ensemble media server and use in their assignments, tests, and discussions in Blackboard.

Using PowerPoint to Create a Screen Capture Video

An introduction on how to utilize PowerPoint to create a screen capture video and upload it into Ensemble media server for use in Blackboard.