UoM Transition to Bb9 for the School of Arts, Histories & Cultures

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Presentation from the Faculty eLearning team outlining plans for the transition from Blackboard Vista to Bb9 for the School of Arts, Histories & Cultures. 16/02/2011

Presentation from the Faculty eLearning team outlining plans for the transition from Blackboard Vista to Bb9 for the School of Arts, Histories & Cultures. 16/02/2011

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  • Already experience being developed within the School
  • Plans still to be agreed formally at TLCDiscussed with Martyn and Yoram

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  • 1. Making the move to Bb9.1 in SAHC
    Catherine Booth
    Assistant eLearning Manager
    Faculty of Humanities eLearning team
  • 2. Your School pilots
    Who is already using Bb9 to support students?
  • 3. Pilot Phases 1 and 2
    Phase 1
    • CLAH10011 Constructing Archaic Greek History 800-478 BC (Polly Low)
    Phase 2
    • CLAH20042/30042 Greek Mythology (Emma Griffiths)
    • 4. CLAH21262/31262 The Poetry of Ovid (Alison Sharrock)
    • 5. DRAM20022 Transnational Chinese Cinemas (Felicia Chan)
    • 6. HIST20182 European Intellectual History: Rousseau to Freud (Stuart Jones)
    • 7. Plus: [organisation – in development]Joint Honours space between AHC and SLLC
  • Bb9 Summary
    What are the improvements to Bb9?
  • 8. Bb9 Summary
    • Improved interface
    • 9. Enhanced File Management
    • 10. Media rich content and assessments
    • 11. Improved student performance monitoring
    • 12. Email direct to students
    • 13. MLE Developments
  • Improved interface
    • No tabs - just Edit On/Off
    • 14. More control over the course menu
    • 15. Using items to build up content
    • 16. Drag and drop items around
    • 17. Set your own home page/entry point
    • 18. Standard Course Structure
  • Enhanced File Management
    • Drag and drop files
    • 19. Organise on computer, then upload as a batch
    • 20. Structure remains the same
    • 21. Display files as required
  • Web 2.0 content
  • Assessing Learners
  • Monitor student performance
    • Grade Centre
    • 34. Smart views
    • 35. Tailored view of student progress, e.g. students who scored less than 60 on Week 1 quiz
    • 36. Performance Dashboard
    • 37. Notifications/early warning/tracking
    • 38. Base on Grade Rules
  • MLE Developments
    • Blackboard Mobile Learn
    • 39. Sharing content across the University
    • 40. Community
    • 41. Provide personalised and targeted information to students integrated with the current portal
    • 42. Enables groups to collaborate and communicate using Bb9.1
  • Standard Course Structure
    Help for you, consistency for students, meeting the minimum requirements
  • 43. Why a Standard Course Structure
    • Makes it easier to start developing
    • 44. Consistency for students: feedback has been that different navigations and different terms are confusing
    • 45. Support for staff in meeting minimum requirements
    • 46. Additional resources for both staff and students
    • 47. Schools can build on this Faculty SCS to add content useful to Schools
  • Uomimplementation of Bb9
    The Portal and the ‘Playground’
  • 48. Rationale
    • Why have we upgraded?
    • 49. Product development by supplier
    • 50. eLearning Strategy Goal 2 advancing Manchester 2015 Agenda
    • 51. Ongoing investment in eLearning high priority
    • 52. Beyond Bb9 – considers whole MLE framework
    • 53. Open up ways to manage and share academic content
  • Portal: staff
    • The Staff Portal is the entrance way into Bb9
    • 54. Access it from www.manchester.ac.uk/portal
    • 55. Click ‘Teaching and Research’tab
    • 56. In the ‘My Courses’portlet, you will see all your courses: Blackboard Vista 8 and/or Bb9: Current, Future and Ended Courses
    (Option to add ‘My Organisations’ portlet)
    Little person icon= Blackboard Vista 8 course
    Bb9 icon = Bb9 course
  • 57.
    • Students access the portal in the same way
    • 58. The main difference is that they have a ‘My Studies’ tab (in place of the staff ‘Teaching and Research’tab)
    Portal: students
  • 59. ‘Organisations’ or ‘Communities’
    • Provides more flexibility in using the online environment to support students
    • 60. Definitely for 2011:
    • 61. Programme level spaces
    • 62. Delivery date tbc:
    • 63. Other academic Communities
  • Activate your ‘Playground’
    • Playground is for testing, NOT for course development
    • 64. Please activate it today - but we will use it to support the Practical Workshops so don’t play too much!
    • 65. Just click Activate Playground - you will be asked for a name/title, e.g. Cath’s Test Area, then click Activate
  • Search the Knowledge Base for resources
    Lots of Help Articles available on the Knowledge Base
    Go to www.manchester.ac.uk/servicedesk
    Click Knowledge base
    Type Bb9 and then Search
  • 66. How to make the transition
    Support for the School in Making the Move to Bb9?
  • 67. Transition overview
    • Aim: Ensure student experience not affected
    • 68. All Schools have timeslots between now and July to move content, re-using from Blackboard Vista 8 to Bb9
    • 69. eLearning team will provide a range of support, presentations, workshops, drop-ins
    • 70. Academics rebuild courses in Bb9 with content from their computers or content downloaded from BbV8
    • 71. Other activities working with Schools to:
    • 72. Develop SCS
    • 73. Identify courses that might need extra help
  • Support for your School
    • Individual School Plans are online at:www.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/tandl/elearning/bb9/
    • 74. SAHC timetable: AHC timetable.pdf (Note: this is a snapshot of the online plan, correct as 17/02/2011; please follow the online link to check for updates)
  • What now?
    • Playground via Portal
    • 75. Get to know Bb9 using the Playground and online support
    • 76. Wait until your transition date and we will send an email directing you to the Transition Wizard
    • 77. Activate your courses for Bb9
    • 78. Using support online and face to face re-build/ move content
  • Finding out more generally
    • Blackboard On-Demand Learning Centre:
    • 79. http://ondemand.blackboard.com
    • 80. Knowledge Base articles:
    • 81. http://www.manchester.ac.uk/servicedesk
    • 82. Screen cast of a presentation delivered by Blackboard in June:
    • 83. http://www.campus.manchester.ac.uk/elearning/resources/mle_webinars.html
    • 84. MLE Highlights: information about Blackboard 9.1 and the MLE Project, including more information about Mobile Learn and Mobile Central
    • 85. http://www.campus.manchester.ac.uk/tlso/newsbulletins/mle/
  • Questions?