Faculty In                    Service                    Fall 2012                    Christine                    Seidema...
AGENDA             •BannerThe Basics   •Syllabus/Schedule             •Faculty Information             •Setup/Weights  Gra...
Using the E@T Banner             THE                                 BASICS CreatorFollow this link: http://bit.ly/Banne...
Use the CWI template emailed          THE to you this summer – please let      BASICS me know if you need me to send it t...
 Email                                            THE  christineseideman@cwidaho.cc                                      ...
Guidelines for Weighted Grades   GRADE                                 CENTER FIRST: Set up your Grade                   ...
Smart Views are for YOU if…       GRADE                                  CENTER you want a quick snapshot of who passed a...
GRADE Enter a grade for every            CENTER assignment (a -- does not equal a 0).                                    ...
Blogs have been found to:                                                  ASSIGNMENT                                     ...
You can add a blog to your class inBlackboard very easily!                                                  ASSIGNMENT    ...
We all know the most popular Wiki out thereSome love it, some hate it. Regardless of                                      ...
Select ‘Add Interactive Tool’ and name yourWiki, set the grading/visibility parameters       ASSIGNMENTand submit.        ...
Time is a precious commodity. As much aswe may wish we had time for oral                                                  ...
Select ‘Add Interactive Tool’ and name yourVoiceBoard, set the grading/visibility                                         ...
OPEN FORUMQuestions?Feedback Poll -http://bit.ly/CWITrainingSurvey
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Advanced blackboard skills

  1. 1. Faculty In Service Fall 2012 Christine Seideman ADVANCEDBLACKBOARD SKILLS
  2. 2. AGENDA •BannerThe Basics •Syllabus/Schedule •Faculty Information •Setup/Weights Grade •Smart Views Center •Best Practices •BlogsAssignment •Wikis Features •Voice Board
  3. 3. Using the E@T Banner THE BASICS CreatorFollow this link: http://bit.ly/BannerBb BANNER12FA BW101-001W Basket Weaving Instructor: Dr. Ima Wesome
  4. 4. 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.comMake your course schedule is accurate for due dates and when exams will be held. It’s okay to say ‘things may change’
  5. 5.  Email THE christineseideman@cwidaho.cc 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. :)
  6. 6. 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!
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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! 
  9. 9. 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!
  10. 10. 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)
  11. 11. 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?
  12. 12. 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)
  13. 13. 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 !
  14. 14. 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)
  15. 15. OPEN FORUMQuestions?Feedback Poll -http://bit.ly/CWITrainingSurvey
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