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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
      • 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
      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
      • 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.
      • 80. Knowledge Base articles:
      • 81.
      • 82. Screen cast of a presentation delivered by Blackboard in June:
      • 83.
      • 84. MLE Highlights: information about Blackboard 9.1 and the MLE Project, including more information about Mobile Learn and Mobile Central
      • 85.
    • Questions?