Embedded Video in Blackboard

Would you like to enrich your course content with embedded video clips ?  Below is a video tutorial explaining how to embed video content into the Blackboard platform.  The example demonstrates embedding a YouTube clip into the Announcement page of Blackboard.  The same principle can be applied to other Blackboard content areas.

And the Winners are…

Each semester, the Wall Street Trading Room, in conjunction with the SJU College Chapter of Global Association of Risk Professionals, recognizes the top SJU student performers in the Hawk Portfolio Competition. Participants practice investing in a fun, risk-free way, while learning about the various Wall Street Trading Room resources.  Approximately 60 students competed in this simulation game during the Fall semester.

The competition, which is open to all SJU students, runs for approximately 12 weeks each semester. Competitors receive $200,000 of starting cash equity. Transactions cost $10 and minimum purchase price per share is set at $5. Only stock purchases and short sales are available to competitors.

Each week the top three competitors are listed in the Wall Street Trading Room.  At the end of the competition, students meet for a wrap-up party where the top 10 winners are invited to speak about their strategy.  The top 10 performers receive a t-shirt and certificate for their efforts.

Fall 2011 top performers included:

The  Spring 2012 competition runs from January 9, 2012 to April 16, 2012.  For more information visit: http://www.sju.edu/academics/hsb/finance/wstr/stockcompetition.html.

Web 2.0 Bibliography Tool

Looking for an easy to use bibliography tool? BibMe is a free, online citation creator that supports MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian formatting.  It allows you to fill in the name of your source (book, magazine, video, etc.) and completes the citation information by searching external databases. BibMe will then format the information and compile a bibliography according to the chosen guidelines. The user can save the created bibliography in an online account and/or download to a Word document. The site also provides the style manuals’ guidelines for citing references manually.