School of EducationBlackboard Workshop Summer 2012 Amy GinsbergWith thanks to Andrew Livanis, Monique Howard and Norm Sutaria
Today’s TopicsO Organization of your course Bb siteO Home PageO Course Overview / Syllabus / CalendarO Discussion ForumO BlogsO AssignmentsO RubricsO Grade CenterO Tracking Student Activity
Organization of your course Bb siteO Key Elements: O Simplicity O Redundancy O Structure (by topic, date, or content/tool)O Q&AO Campus ResourcesO Professional ResourcesO FeedbackO Individual Appointments
Miscellaneous (Useful) ElementsO Q & A (for questions that pertain to many/all) O Tools: Discussion BoardO Campus Resources (for this class) O Build Content: Create Web LinkO Professional Resources (for this class) O Build Content: Create Web Link or ItemO Feedback (per your needs) O Build Content: Create Web Link to Survey Monkey Anonymous Student Feedback SurveyO Individual Appointments O Build Content: Create Web Link to Doodle Summer 2012 Individual Appointments
Home PageO Do not delete! (I learned this the hard way.)O Maximize its usefulness for students by removing what you don’t need and adding content to the most helpful tools.O I use My Announcements, What’s New, and My Calendar.O Other modules you might like are Alerts, Dictionary, and Library Resources.
Course Overview / Syllabus / Calendar O Course Overview is the instructor’s introduction to the most important elements in orienting students to the course. O Syllabus houses NYSED required components. O Some syllabus components may also have their own content link for easy access. O Calendar O Grading Scheme O Readings / Bibliography O Rubrics
Discussion Boards, Forums & ThreadsO Blackboard Learn 9.0 On Demand Learning Center: Discussion Board TourO Tools -> Discussion Board -> Create New ForumO Incentive = ParticipationO Evaluation = IncentiveO Make instructions and evaluation criteria explicit.O Some examples…
BlogsO Blackboard Learn 9.0 On Demand Learning Center: Creating a BlogO Course Tools -> Blogs -> Create BlogO Incentive = ParticipationO Evaluation = IncentiveO Make instructions and evaluation criteria explicit.O An example…
AssignmentsO Blackboard Learn 9.0 On Demand Learning Center: Creating AssignmentsO Add menu item -> content area (name it) - > Assessments -> AssignmentO Some examples…
RubricsO Blackboard Learn 9.1 On Demand Learning Center: Creating a RubricO Rubrics are easy to create in Bb and can be as simple or complex as you want them to be.O Rubrics can be used for assignments, discussions, and blogs, and linked to the grade center.O Some examples…
Grade CenterO www.xavier.edu/ds/blackboard9/pdf/GradeC enter.pdfO Grades can appear in grade center automatically or can be entered/changed manually.O Needs Grading link shows just what you need to grade, and can be separated by category.O Columns can be altered as needed.O Grade center can be downloaded to your computer, worked on offline, uploaded, and printed.
Tracking Student ActivityO It is possible for you to keep track of what students are accessing and when.O This is helpful for a variety of reasons: O Capturing students who are having difficulty at the beginning of the semester O Getting a sense of how much time and effort students are putting into the course O Identifying students who are disappearing and falling behind