Info Lit Group Pages Guide

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  • Info Lit Group Pages Guide

    1. 1. Group Pages How-to use Blackboard Group Pages to Manage Group Projects INFOLit @ HU | A Humber
    2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Location > Group Pages </li></ul><ul><li>Instructions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Group Discussion Board </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>File Exchange /Email </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Suggestions for using Group Pages </li></ul>
    3. 3. Location > Group Pages <ul><li>Access course site: SP 2008 - Inter Approaches: Food </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Communication within the Course Menu, then </li></ul><ul><li>Go to Group Pages to access your group’s page </li></ul>
    4. 4. Group Pages (listing of groups)
    5. 5. Group Pages (main)
    6. 6. Group Pages components <ul><li>Group Discussion Board Use this function to post comments, receive feedback, brainstorm, share resources… </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Unable to meet face to face, consider having a virtual meeting via Chat </li></ul><ul><li>File Exchange </li></ul><ul><li>Share and archive project documents </li></ul><ul><li>Send Email Use this function to send global emails to group members </li></ul>
    7. 7. Group Discussion Board (GDB) <ul><li>Forum </li></ul><ul><li>Forums contain threaded discussions about a particular topic </li></ul><ul><li>Thread </li></ul><ul><li>The initial post and the entire series of replies to a post within a forum </li></ul><ul><li>Post </li></ul><ul><li>An entry within a thread or initial entry to start a thread. Also used as a verb to refer to the act of submitting a post </li></ul><ul><li>Adapted from Blackboard Online Manual > About the Discussion Board </li></ul>
    8. 8. Group Discussion Board (main) Current Discussion Forums Create a new Forum
    9. 9. GDB > Add (New) Forum Enter Forum Name Forum Description goes here (1) Keep default settings and submit to complete Forum set-up
    10. 10. GDB > Inside a Forum (a) Click on Thread to create a new discussion, or (b) Click on the title of a current topic and join discussion
    11. 11. GDB > Inside a threaded discussion Collect To view all or selected posts in a thread, check boxes and click on Collect, or click on Next Post Check boxes Next Post
    12. 12. GDB > responding to a post To respond to a post, click on Reply Reply to this post
    13. 13. GDB > reply to post interface Submit Attach document
    14. 14. Chat Join a current chat / have a spontaneous session You can schedule a Chat session by clicking on Collaboration Session, or
    15. 15. Chat > Scheduling a Chat session Chat is the default selection Submit
    16. 16. Chat session interface > Before you begin your chat session, test your computer to be sure your system can handle dynamic online networking tools, such as chat.
    17. 17. File Exchange & Send Email
    18. 18. Suggestions >How to use Group Pages <ul><li>Group Discussion Board </li></ul><ul><ul><li>manage / share resources found during the research process (doesn’t clog personal email account) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>comment /share research activities (demonstrates group’s research process, progress and cognitive activities) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaboration > Chat </li></ul><ul><ul><li>real-time virtual meeting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ideal for when all members cannot meet face-to-face for a meeting </li></ul></ul><ul><li>File Exchange </li></ul><ul><ul><li>manage / share documents, drafts, edits, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(enumerate each version of a document; e.g. Introduction 1.0, 2.0, etc) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Archive project's timeline, individuals roles, meeting minutes, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Guarantees all members receive the messages / attached documents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guarantees all members receive the messages regarding project’s progress, scheduling, etc. </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. Questions? Problems? Comments? Other suggestions? [email_address]

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