Joel KinisonInstructional Technology CoordinatorDivision of Distance Learning and Faculty Development
By the end of training today you will: Understand what Blackboard (Bb) is & what it is used for Demonstrate how to access and navigate in Bb Identify primary components of the Bb Institution & Course Environments Demonstrate how to communicate in Bb Demonstrate how to access content in Bb Understand the group feature in Bb
Middle Blackboard States Online environment referred to as Learning Management System (LMS) Provides online collaboration for the various groups and committees An online committee hub to share information Safely distribute documents 24x7 Access
How many of you have any experience in Bb -either as a student or a teacher? Any other Learning Management System (LMS)? Rate your level of expertise with Basic Tech. Skills! Beginner? Intermediate? Expert?
You can save you valuable time and improve the communication between your group members. The Group Homepage provides the most current listing of your group. Post group working documents just for your group. Extend - or spark - group discussion through a discussion board.
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My Institution Tab-best place to return if you “get lost” Announcements Course Listing Informative modules
Breadcrumb Navigation Collapse and Expand Course menuGroups
Collaboration Chat Room File exchange Document Storage Group Blog Chronological Order Group Discussion Board Topic Threads Group Journal Refined – Reflective Group Tasks Actions Which Need AttentionMy Groups
Bb can be used as a location to collaborate Access Bb through myCSMD Within my course I can view documents and other resources submitted by my Co-Chairs Within Bb I can receive communication via Announcements and generate mail Each work team will have their own group within Bb to collaborate with other team members
Technical Support in Bb-Help Desk email@example.com call x 4357 Specific Bb Support-DLF Help firstname.lastname@example.org call x 4736