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  • 1. Joel KinisonInstructional Technology CoordinatorDivision of Distance Learning and Faculty Development
  • 2. 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
  • 3. 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
  • 4.  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?
  • 5. Resources Based on your Role DLF Website
  • 6. Sub-Headings Movies and Documents
  • 7. Log in using one of the following browsers TO DO: One of Firefox the 1st things to www.mozilla.org ask students when they are having an issue in Bb Safari (Mac) www.apple.com/safari Google Chrome www.google.com/chrome
  • 8. Log in through MyCSMD myOnline Classes Login
  • 9. My Institution Tab-best place to return if you “get lost” Announcements Course Listing Informative modules
  • 10. Blackboard Tabs Breadcrumb Navigation Collapse and Expand Course menuGroups
  • 11.  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
  • 12. Every course is designed uniquely but there area few common elements  Page Header-*remember to Log Out*  Course Menu-designed by instructor  Content Menu-instructor can choose the “entry point” also (i.e. Dashboard, Announcements or Learning Modules)
  • 13.  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
  • 14.  Technical Support in Bb-Help Desk  help@csmd.edu  call x 4357 Specific Bb Support-DLF Help  dlf@csmd.edu  call x 4736
  • 15. Questions? Concerns? Comments?