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  • 1. Advanced Topics
  • 2. During the module, we will explore and discuss the excitinglearning tools available in Blackboard 9.1. Participants willlearn how they can use SafeAssign, Assignments, Journal,Blogs, Wikis, Mash-Ups, Videos and Discussion Boards tocompliment a variety of learning styles.
  • 3. By the end of this workshop you will be able to: Check student papers for plagiarism Collect student files through Blackboard Create a place for students to Journal Create a blog for students to post entries Create a wiki Add YouTube, Flickr, Slideshare Create Discussion Board forums
  • 4. Free plagiarism detecting tools integrated into BbInternet, ProQuest, Institutional document archives, GlobalReferenceCreates a learning opportunityDraftSafeAssign ignores quotation marks, block quotes, etc.Use SA more as a teaching tool and not so much as a “catching”toolWhen reviewing, check the highlighted areas to make sure they areactually plagiarizedIdentify matches that are not really matches and then recheck thepaperUrls, Titles, Common phrases
  • 5. Below 15%15%-40%40%+
  • 6. Assignments FeatureDeploy, Receive, and Grade AssignmentsGrade Center Column associated with AssignmentNo more email attachments!File always stored on BlackboardSnow DaysTurnaround policy
  • 7. JournalsSelf-reflection, learn about student and theirexperience with learning materialLearn how learner learnsMeaningful and memorable connections withcourse materialOrganize and clarify thoughtsTwo Parts: Entry and CommentsAll users can view, only instructors cancomment
  • 8. Assignment IdeasAfter each topic, ask students to freewrite for 10 mins.Ask students to write a definition or about theirperception pre-lecture about a topic. Following thelecture/reading/video/practice, they can re-journalStudents can journal their questions, research andsummarize answersJournal their emotion following areading/video/lecture/speakerHow will you apply what you have learned?Instructor/course feedback: What did you like about today’s topic? How could today’s topic been made more interesting?
  • 9. BlogsWeb Blog, We BlogOnline journalKnowledge, understanding, analysis, synthesis,evaluationText, hyperlinks, video, filesEnrolled users can create, view, and commentReflective, critical thinking skills, engage with coursematerial, growth throughout course, improvewriting/thinkingMeaningful connections through comments
  • 10. Assignment IdeasOne word that describes/sums up the topic, blog titleis descriptive word, post explains word choiceComment on a blogger with a different opinion,conclusion, perspectiveBlog as an iconic person, daily diaryProspectus for upcoming assignment, blog serves as aplace to detail progress, seek advice, and shareresources
  • 11. Wikis1990’s: The Wiki Was Born!Collaborative site, website-likeOnly enrolled users can view, contribute, and commentView wiki historyExamples of wikis: http://firstday.wikispaces.com/ http://ncconlinelearner.wikispaces.com/
  • 12. Assignment Ideas Student presentations Group projects Class resource center Students can take turns posting class notes Students can create a course study guide Things to Consider: Makes sure to include detailed instructions, practice wiki The concept of “linked” pages Create a template for students Firefox for Mac users Wiki etiquette document: http://bit.ly/wikieti
  • 13. Mash-Ups“In Web development, a mashup is a Web page orapplication that uses and combines data,presentation or functionality from two or moresources to create new services.”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mashup_(web_application_hybrid)Add content from an external site: YouTube Flickr SlidesharePart of a test question, topic in DB, part of anassignmentContent resides on external siteIncorporate mediaCompliment a variety of learning styles
  • 14. Assignment Ideas: YouTube A site for viewing and sharing online videosIntroduce a course topicStart conversations in the DBDemonstrate various viewpoints and perspectivesEngage students as the video relates real-worldexamples of course contentStudents can search for videos that further expresstheir DB posting/opinions/perspectives
  • 15. Assignment Ideas: FlickrA site for viewing and sharing photographic imagesImages can be used as writing promptsStudents can search for pictures to express a story,idea, themselves, etc. though a series of images
  • 16. Assignment Ideas: SlideshareA site for viewing and sharing PPT, Word docs, PDFsWorld’s largest community of shared presentationsOne of the 200 most visited websites in the worldPlaced #5 out of top 100 Tools for Learning in 2010 byeducators worldwideSlideshare is used by the White House and many othergovernment departmentsUse to introduce a topicSearch for a presentation related to a course topic
  • 17. Discussion BoardSynchronous and synchronous forumsForums: organize discussionThread: series of posts related to the sametopic (Forum), first messageReply to threadThe shy student
  • 18. Assignment IdeasPre-test questionsQuestions for guest speakerSemester goals, course-related life experience, finalthoughtsBrainstormCurrent eventsAsk open-ended questions
  • 19.  Instructor presence Recognize student contributions Weave students comments into your own 3-7 students per forum Set and communicate expectations
  • 20.  Be respectful of others and polite. Use correct grammar and punctuation. Avoid all CAPS. Review and edit your post prior to hitting “Submit.” Stay on topic, remain clear and concise. Use multiple, short paragraphs as opposed to longer ones

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