Faculty In Service Fall 2012 Christine Seideman ADVANCEDBLACKBOARD SKILLS
AGENDA •BannerThe Basics •Syllabus/Schedule •Faculty Information •Setup/Weights Grade •Smart Views Center •Best Practices •BlogsAssignment •Wikis Features •Voice Board
Using the E@T Banner THE BASICS CreatorFollow this link: http://bit.ly/BannerBb BANNER12FA BW101-001W Basket Weaving Instructor: Dr. Ima Wesome
Use the CWI template emailed THE to you this summer – please let BASICS me know if you need me to send it to you! Don’t copy/paste from Word. SYLLABUS & Do consider using a display tool SCHEDULE like Box.comMake your course schedule is accurate for due dates and when exams will be held. It’s okay to say ‘things may change’
Email THE firstname.lastname@example.org BASICS Work Phone 208-562-3377 Office Location Main Academic Building, Room 312 #6 INFORMATION INSTRUCTOR Office Hours I’m here 8:30am-5pm and I’m more than happy to work with your schedule. Notes If you have a problem, feel free to call. If it isnt mine to fix, maybe I can help get you to the right place. And dont worry about whether or not I am busy. :)
Guidelines for Weighted Grades GRADE CENTER FIRST: Set up your Grade SETUP & WEIGHTS Categories SECOND: Adjust your Weighted Total Column THIRD: Assign the correct Categories to your Assignments LAST: Keep entering grades and let Blackboard to the work!
Smart Views are for YOU if… GRADE CENTER you want a quick snapshot of who passed a test (or SMART VIEWS assignment) - or – who didn’t. you want a broad overview of how students are performing at different stages of the semester you want to provide targeted feedback to students who meet the criteria you’ve selected
GRADE Enter a grade for every CENTER assignment (a -- does not equal a 0). BEST PRACTICES Don’t leave ungraded attempts on an assignment (even if you’ve entered a grade). Provide clear feedback to your students If you need help – just ask!
Blogs have been found to: ASSIGNMENT ASSIGNMENT Promote critical & analytical thinking FEATURES FEATURES Encourage creative, intuitive, and associative thinking Promote analogical thinking BLOGS BLOGS Increase access and exposure to quality information Combine the best of solitary reflection and social interactionIn short – blogging helps your studentsexpand on what’s happening in class, relateit to the real world, share their insights witheach other, and come away with a deeperunderstanding and/or greater applications. This is REAL WORLD learning!
You can add a blog to your class inBlackboard very easily! ASSIGNMENT FEATURESSelect ‘Add Interactive Tool’ and name yourBlog, set the grading/visibility parametersand submit. BLOGS…Students then can add their comments andrespond to each other. ~ Play Time ~Create a blog and a blog entry (you canchoose to use or delete it af ter this session)
We all know the most popular Wiki out thereSome love it, some hate it. Regardless of ASSIGNMENTOUR feelings, our students are using it! FEATURES WIKIPEDIAWhat is the draw for this internet sensation? WIKISCollaboration, the ability to change things,and accountability. This creates skills thatpromote a continual assessment ofinformation and revision skills. This is REAL WORLD learning !How can we utilize a took students alreadyuse (and passionately defend) to encouragetheir learning here?
Select ‘Add Interactive Tool’ and name yourWiki, set the grading/visibility parameters ASSIGNMENTand submit. FEATURESStudents then can add their comments andrespond to each other. WIKIS… ~ Play Time ~Create a Wiki and a wiki entry (you canchoose to use or delete it af ter this session)
Time is a precious commodity. As much aswe may wish we had time for oral ASSIGNMENTpresentations in our classes, there often is FEATURESnot time.Writing skills are critical – but so are public VOICE BOARDspeaking skills. There are very fewprofessions that allow their worker bees tobe silent.How can we make sure our students can bothwrite and speak intelligently?Give your students a voice !
Select ‘Add Interactive Tool’ and name yourVoiceBoard, set the grading/visibility ASSIGNMENTparameters and submit. FEATURESStudents then can record their thoughts. VOICE BOARD… ~ Play Time ~Create a VoiceBoard and scenario for yourstudents to respond to (you can choose touse or delete it af ter this session)
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