Blackboard and Google for Staff Training

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A "Customizing Blackboard" presentation from the Computers in Libraries 2008 conference (CIL2008) re: using Blackboard and Google. Presented April 9th, 2008, by Barbara Kountouzi and Robert Cagna, University of Pennsylvania Biomedical Library.

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Blackboard and Google for Staff Training

  1. 1. Blackboard and Google for Staff Training Barbara Kountouzi, Education & Research Services Robert Cagna, Access Services University of Pennsylvania Biomedical Library Computers in Libraries 2008
  2. 2. <ul><li>Librarian / staff / student distinction not clear to patrons </li></ul><ul><li>Students / staff often unaware of services provided by librarians </li></ul><ul><li>Professional / age / distance divide  Need for training </li></ul>Problems Biomedical Library
  3. 3. Limitations <ul><li>Common issues with student workers (high turn-over, attendance, reliability) </li></ul><ul><li>Staff issues (communication, resistance) </li></ul><ul><li>IT support (…) </li></ul>Biomedical Library
  4. 4. Why Blackboard? <ul><li>Already used by our students </li></ul><ul><li>Already used by 2 other Penn libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Integrates instructional content, quizzes, blogs, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Students see our “course” link every time they log in </li></ul><ul><li>Minimal IT support required </li></ul>Biomedical Library
  5. 5. Why Google? <ul><li>Already used by students </li></ul><ul><li>Integrates personal email, group email, docs, calendar </li></ul><ul><li>No IT support required </li></ul>Biomedical Library
  6. 6. Biomedical Library
  7. 7. Announcements Biomedical Library
  8. 8. What to Know Biomedical Library
  9. 9. Google Calendar Biomedical Library
  10. 10. Blog Biomedical Library
  11. 11. Email - Phone Biomedical Library
  12. 12. Google Groups Biomedical Library
  13. 13. Expectations Biomedical Library
  14. 14. Search Site Biomedical Library
  15. 15. Exercises Biomedical Library
  16. 16. Lessons Learned (or not) <ul><li>Importance of: </li></ul><ul><li>Consistency (timing, all on-board) </li></ul><ul><li>Communication: Inclusion, one on one collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Repetition </li></ul><ul><li>Bribing (chocolate, cookies, pizza)  </li></ul><ul><li> WORK! </li></ul>Biomedical Library
  17. 17. Future Plans <ul><li>Consistency (train all students together) </li></ul><ul><li>Move to Google Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Require more student participation </li></ul><ul><li> VACATION </li></ul>Biomedical Library
  18. 18. More Info: <ul><li>Barbara Kountouzi: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Robert Cagna: [email_address] www.medicallibrarianship.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>We’re also on Facebook </li></ul>Biomedical Library

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