Blackboard Mobile Learn<br />The feature makes learning more effective and efficient, empowering instructors with tools to engage every learner<br />Tapping on what the students are already using, access via smart phone and mobile devices are possible to login to Blackboard<br />
Blackboard Mobile Learn<br />Available from iTunes Apple Store, Android Market, Blackberry App World<br />Launched late July 2011<br />
Photo Roster<br />To enable instructors to see a list of students enrolled in their course, along with their photograph<br />Retrieve students’ photos from SSC<br />Photo upload can be done by students in NIE Portal and populate over to Blackboard on the following day<br />Target to implement in Aug/Sept 2011<br />
Learning Activity Management System (LAMS)<br />For designing, managing and delivering online collaborative learning activities<br />Introduction to LAMS http://bit.ly/qUbih3<br />Request budget in Sept 2011<br />Target implementation in Nov 2011<br />
Video Assignment<br />Video has grown in popularity over the past few years with more courses including this form of media as part of regular assignment and course material<br />To implement a solution to enable our lecturers to add video content to the course material and for our students to submit video / media assignment & enable viewing by student / instructors<br />Need to budget for this in Sept 2011<br />
GeNIEus infrastructure upgrade<br />Objectives:<br />Support the next generations of eLearning systems and tools at NIE.<br />Meet the projected users growth for GeNIEus.<br />Provide a resilient architecture with the aim of achieving a 98% availability of the e-learning platform. (minimise the number of scheduled and unscheduled downtime)<br />Provide a responsive system (At least 90% of all transactions have a response time requirement under 2 seconds.)<br />
Blackboard Upgrade<br />Why upgrade?<br />When will it happen?<br />When is the training?<br />When will it officially cut over?<br />
Why upgrade?<br />Improved interface<br />Mashups integration, the system has the ability to integrate web2.0 technologies such as youtube, flickr, slideshare, Google Docs within the Blackboard site<br />
New Features<br />Fostering student engagement<br />Promote active collaboration<br />Integrate visually engaging content<br />Keep students connect<br />Increase accessibility for the disabilities learners<br />Powerful search<br />Bring real events into course instruction<br />http://www.blackboard.com/resources/learn/Bb_Learn_91_WhatsNew.pdf<br />
When will it happen?<br />Test Platform in Q3 2011<br />For familiarisation<br />For feedback<br />GeNIEus infrastructure upgrade in Dec 2011<br />February 2012 upgrade of the staging environment to 9.1<br />From March 2012 – Training of Instructors<br />July / Aug 2012 upgrade of GeNIEus to 9.1<br />
When is the training for New Blackboard?<br />Sharing session<br />September 2011<br />e-Champions<br />Support staff assisting instructors<br />Awareness<br />October 2011<br />Instructors <br />Mass Training<br />1st session from March 2012 –new Staging<br />2nd session from Apr / May 2012<br />
When will it officially cut over?<br />Roll out Blackboard Learn 9.1 on July / Aug 2012<br />
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