Troy Online Faculty Resources

Whats New

TROY Online Course Template

During the 2015-2016 academic year, all online courses will gradually move toward a common course template. To view the course template and term course review criteria, click here. This tour is approximately 14 minutes and may take a minute to load. Be on the lookout for emails with additional information and updates.

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Introducing the newly redesigned Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Experience. As the instructor, you can spend more time teaching and less time setting up. The redesigned Blackboard Collaborate gives you a better teaching and learning experience. The sleek and intuitive interface gives a clutter-free experience that puts everything at your fingertips. You don't have to install Java or a launcher. The browser-based Collaborate classroom allows you and your students to join quickly and easily. With the previous features that you’ve become accustomed to, coupled with a new interface design, we hope you find the new Ultra experience a useful tool.

Google Browser Plugin Issues

Google's decision to disable NPAPI plugins by default in Chrome 42 will affect users accessing Blackboard Learn, as certain features and additions to Blackboard are dependent on NPAPI protocol support either directly or through the Java plugin, which also relies on NPAPI protocol support. Blackboard is exploring solutions to these issues. However, at this time the plugin will need to be manually enabled. For additional information on how to enable the plugin on the Google browser, click here.

Blackboard Tutorials

Licensed Software

For all Licensed Software with the exception of Camtasia, you are required to navigate to the TROY Online Software Download Form and submit your Faculty ID Number in order to access the software downloads. If you would like Camtasia installed on your computer please submit a helpdesk ticket here.

Respondus is a software tool that is used for creating and managing exams that can be published directly into Blackboard. Respondus Inc. has released Respondus 4.0.5. The 4.0.5 patch adds support for the importing of MS Word 2007 (.docx) files, support for version 8 of the Blackboard Learning System, enhanced "Save As" functions (including the new StudyMate Class Server XML format), and other enhancements and fixes.
The Respondus LockDown Browser is a browser that locks down the students testing environment inside of Blackboard. After accessing the assessment through the Respondus LockDown Browser the students are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications.
Turnitin is Internet-based plagiarism detection software. Turnitin is used as a deterrent against plagiarism. Turnitin allows the instructor to quickly diagnose plagiarism and deal with it quickly. Turnitin works by comparing submitted work with three primary databases: Commercial pages from books, newspapers, and journals. Papers that were earlier submitted by students through Turnitin. Article from publicly accessible web-sites, such as online encyclopedias.
For educational institutions using iClicker Integrate, students register their remotes within the LMS resulting in fewer errors, and faculty seamlessly sync class rosters and polling data without ever leaving the iGrader application.
Blackboard Drive provides choice and simplicity in how you create, access, manage and edit the files you store in the Content Collection of Blackboard Learn. No matter how you choose to work with your course, personal or departmental files, Blackboard Drive saves you time and makes your life easier.
Camtasia is software that allows faculty members to add presence to their online courses by way of video presentations. It has the capability to produce video files from screen, voice, Power Point, web cam, or any combination of the above media. Basic and advanced training for Camtasia is offered through Troy Online. you can submit a helpdesk ticket here to request training.

Online Academic Term Calendar

January 05, Thursday
Make course available to students (5 pm CST)
January 09, Monday
Term 3 begins
January 13, Friday
Proctored Exam Forms due
January 22, Sunday
Enter attendance
February 19, Sunday
Incomplete grades from previous term turn to "FI"
March 12, Sunday
Term 3 ends
March 14, Tuesday
Grades due by noon