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University makes progress on transitioning from Blackboard to Canvas

Kaitlyn Finchler Reporter March 18, 2021

After the announcement of switching the university’s content management system from Blackboard to Canvas, faculty are gaining access to the system and students will be able to do so in the near future. Jim...

Women’s lacrosse loses season opener to Fresno State

Jimmy Oswald Sports Reporter February 20, 2021

The Kent State women’s lacrosse team has not won a game in 677 days.After losing 20-11 to Fresno State in Friday’s season opener, the Flashes will be forced to wait even longer. KSU’s 2020 season...

Video Conferencing platforms infographic

Kent State professors choose between videoconferencing platforms for classes

Madison Knaack Reporter February 15, 2021

Videoconferencing platforms are the way most Kent State students have been attending their virtual classes since the pandemic began, giving professors a few to choose from.  Some of the most used platforms...

Kent State’s online class transition made easier with Blackboard

Kim Fisher Technology reporter October 11, 2020

Classes moving from in-person to online is hard enough, but finding an operating system capable of handling the switch adds more pressure. Kent State already had an operating system that was ready to go...

Jim Raber is the executive director of Information Services, Educational Technology and Service Management at Kent State University. 

Frye, Raber, head IT department amid online switch

Dylan Bowers Reporter May 3, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic caused Kent State and universities alike to switch their face-to-face classes to an online format, which would not have been possible without the likes of Jay Frye and the IT department...

In a 24-hour poll, 228 people voted on the question asking how the coronavirus has affected their opinions of Blackboard. 

University exploring alternative learning management systems

Dylan Bowers Reporter May 3, 2020

Kent State continues its search that began in December for a new learning management system to replace Blackboard Learn.Executive Director of IT Jim Raber and Associate Vice President of Continuing &...

Jennifer Marcinkiewicz, director of The Center for Teaching and Learning, in her office, 220D Cartwright Hall. 

Campus organization fosters improvement of classroom dynamic

Anna Smith Reporter January 26, 2020

Students identifying characteristics of good and bad professors has resulted in  Kent State providing faculty members with resources to create a better learning environment.The Center for Teaching and...

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