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    • Another way to turn up the H.E.A.T. in the classroom!   Blackboard Basics Introduction and Refresher October 14, 2011 Emily Sanders & Lindsey Myers
    • Our Objectives:
      • After completing the Beginner Blackboard training, I will be able to...
        • create and modify the basic elements of the Blackboard/Blended Schools environment, which include folders, items and links.
        • explain how blackboard can enhance learning in the 21st century.  
        • discuss ways to incorporate Bb into my classroom.
    • Logging On to Blackboard
      • Let's all log on before we begin the presentation, to ensure that logins work!
      • 1. Go to:
      • 2. Enter your:
      •             Username:  pt99.lastnamefirstinitial (pt99.myersl)
      •              Password: blended (or whatever you changed it to)
      • 3. You should be on Blackboard's main page.
      • 4. Access our PT Staff Training Site
    • 5. Click on Introduction to open this PowerPoint
    • What is Blackboard?
      • Content Management for Classes
      • Online communication tool between teachers and students
      • Way of the future!
    • Student Learning Today
        • Students today are accustomed to learning online via tutorials
        • Advantages of tutorials:
          • record of lesson
          • pause/rewind/fastforward
          • learn at your own pace
    • Our Tasks for Today
      • Refresher on the Following: 
        • Editing Personal Information
          • Name available
          • Contact Information
          • Password
        • Adding a Folder
        • Adding an Item
        • Adding a Link (hyperlink)
    • Editing Personal Information
      • 1. Go back to the main page of your account by clicking on the tab marked
    • 2. On the left hand side is a Tools box.  Click on Personal Information.
      • 3. On this page, you can change your name as it appears to students, your email, and your password.
    • Now: On to the Tutorials!
    • Accessing the Online Tutorials
      •   1. On the left hand side of our PT Training Class, click on Module Three.
    • Accessing the Online Tutorials 2. Watch the first video tutorial: Building Structure in your Class  3. THEN watch the second video:  Adding Text   4. LAST watch the first 4 minutes of the video tutorial: Adding Links   4. When you are finished, we will practice together!
    • Practice!
        • We will be practicing adding a folder and an item to your course.
        • Go back to the main page of Blackboard(tab: and open your "practice" class.
        •   Do we have a volunteer to walk us through it?
    • While you are practicing:
        • Add USEFUL folders and items to your course: create information you can use in a class!
        • Think about the objectives!
          • How can/will Blackboard help your course?
          • How does Blackboard enhance 21st Century Learning?
          • Are you successful in creating a folder and an item?
    • Questions? Additional Assistance?
      • For more help, check out the HELP section of Blended Schools/Blackboard.
      • Access this by clicking on the HELP link on the top of the screen.
      • Search by topic, and find a video tutorial to help you!
    • Exit Ticket
      • Please write down answers to these questions:
      • 1. What is one way you could use BlackBoard for your class to turn up the H.E.A.T.?
      • 2. What was missing in this presentation that you still want/need to learn?
      • 3. How can we help you learn more about Blackboard?