Academy News


The Academy News is a twice-monthly newsletter sent to all faculty at Harper. We are looking for content regarding professional development opportunities, student success stories, teaching strategies, upcoming campus events, and other information pertinent to the faculty community.

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Blackboard Collaborate Gallery View – New!

Gallery View has just launched for Instructors and Moderators in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. While it’s available for Instructors and Moderators as of now, it is not yet available for students and participants. This will be coming in the near future, with no set...

Blackboard Course Template: Fall 2021

Fall 2021 Blackboard course shells will be available in Blackboard on Friday, April 16, 2021. In addition, the Academy has created a Fall 2021 Blackboard Course Template to help faculty in their course development for the fall semester. Using this template is not...

10 Ideas for Helping Students Avoid Plagiarism

Submitted by Jennifer Lau-Bond, Library Services It’s paper writing season at Harper, and as a librarian one common question I hear from faculty around this time is, “What can I do to stop plagiarism in my classes?” My typical answer is, “You stop it before it...