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Day One Presentation

  1. 1. Course Sites Powered by Blackboard Cyrena Park 8/11/2011
  2. 2. Course Sites Introduction <ul><li>Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lab/activity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Timeline </li></ul>
  3. 3. Course Management Systems <ul><li>Blackboard, WebCT, Angel, Saba, Desire2Learn, Moodle </li></ul><ul><li>Expensive </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Site Licenses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instructional/Curriculum Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training and support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learner readiness/preparedness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adoption? </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Course Sites Course Management System <ul><li>Free CMS powered by Blackboard Learn 9.1 </li></ul><ul><li>Unlimited number of courses – only 5 live </li></ul><ul><li>500 MB total space per course </li></ul><ul><li>Unlimited number of students per course </li></ul><ul><li>Free support – online, chat, phone, community groups </li></ul><ul><li>Can import/export Blackboard or WebCT courses </li></ul>
  5. 5. Course Sites Features <ul><li>Features unique to Course Sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Login support of Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Yahoo or Windows Live accounts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Top Navigation Ribbon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instructor Homepage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Course Creation Wizard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Course Invitations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tutorials </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Getting Started with Course Sites <ul><li>Registering and creating user account </li></ul>
  7. 7. Getting Started <ul><li>Cloud Based </li></ul><ul><li>No hosting </li></ul><ul><li>Administration </li></ul><ul><li>3 Quick Steps </li></ul>
  8. 8. Getting Started <ul><li>3 Steps </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sign Up </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Invite </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Registering with Course Sites <ul><li>Sign Up </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New user </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yahoo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. My Course Sites Homepage <ul><li>Edit profile or homepage </li></ul><ul><li>Create courses </li></ul><ul><li>Read system announcements </li></ul><ul><li>View Calendar or Tasks </li></ul><ul><li>View Grades </li></ul><ul><li>Access Training </li></ul><ul><li>Access Email </li></ul>
  11. 11. Account Settings Control Panel <ul><li>Profile Info </li></ul><ul><li>Account Settings </li></ul><ul><li>Password Changes </li></ul><ul><li>Social Settings </li></ul><ul><li>Privacy Settings </li></ul><ul><li>Access from Course Sites or Affiliations </li></ul>
  12. 12. Editing Instructor homepage <ul><li>Making it look professional </li></ul>
  13. 13. Editing Instructor Home Page <ul><li>Add </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Photo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brief Bio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Affiliations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Create </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog entries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tags </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Links for courses </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Adding Instructor Picture <ul><li>Add photo to make a more personal connection with learners </li></ul>
  15. 15. Adding Affiliations on Home Page <ul><li>Add affiliations to establish subject matter expertise </li></ul>
  16. 16. Adding a Blog Post on Home Page <ul><li>Create blog posts to establish sense of community </li></ul>
  17. 17. Blog Post Text Editor <ul><li>Options </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Font </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cut/Copy/Paste </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Insert Table </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flash </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quick time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Toggle HTML mode </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Completed Instructor Home Page
  19. 19. Account Settings Control Panel <ul><li>Profile Info </li></ul><ul><li>Account Settings </li></ul><ul><li>Password Changes </li></ul><ul><li>Social Settings </li></ul><ul><li>Privacy Settings </li></ul><ul><li>Access from Course Sites or Affiliations </li></ul>
  20. 20. Lab Activity <ul><li>Registering with Course Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Modifying Instructor Home page </li></ul>
  21. 21. Creating Courses <ul><li>The real work begins! </li></ul>
  22. 22. Creating a Course <ul><li>Click Create a Course from My Course Sites Home page </li></ul>
  23. 23. Creating a Course Shell <ul><li>Enter Course Name, ID & Description </li></ul><ul><li>Choose Course Structure </li></ul><ul><li>Choose Course Theme </li></ul>
  24. 24. The Default Course Shell Homepage <ul><li>Homepage is default entry </li></ul><ul><li>Displays announcements </li></ul><ul><li>Can be customized </li></ul>
  25. 25. The Default Course Shell Information <ul><li>Information would contain </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Course Description </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Syllabus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Policies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact Info </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instructor Bio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Textbook Info </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. The Default Course Shell Content <ul><li>Content contain weekly modules or content areas </li></ul><ul><li>Links to Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Journals </li></ul><ul><li>Videos </li></ul><ul><li>Labs </li></ul>
  27. 27. The Default Course Shell Resources <ul><li>Resources contain external links </li></ul><ul><li>Articles </li></ul><ul><li>White papers </li></ul><ul><li>Link to Library </li></ul><ul><li>Videos </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul>
  28. 28. The Default Course Shell Discussions <ul><li>Discussion Forums </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create sense of community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help to create collaborative learning environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Solidifies knowledge transfer </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. The Default Course Shell Continued <ul><li>Group Pages </li></ul><ul><li>Live Classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Help </li></ul>
  30. 30. The Control Panel <ul><li>Content Collection </li></ul><ul><li>Course Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Grade Center </li></ul><ul><li>Users & Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Customization </li></ul><ul><li>Packages & Utilities </li></ul><ul><li>Help </li></ul>
  31. 31. Lab Activity <ul><li>Creating a Course </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstration </li></ul>
  32. 32. Questions <ul><li>Course Sites introduction including registering, modifying instructor homepage and creating a course. </li></ul>