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  • 1. 11/9/10   Presentation Goals •  Highlight  informa2on  on  current  Blackboard   support  available  for  NIU  faculty/staff  and  TAs   Blackboard Next •  Introduce  new  features  to  be  available  in   Generation Upgrade and Blackboard  following  upgrade  scheduled  for   Support Plan May  2011   Presenta(on  for  Council  of  Deans   •  Share  faculty  support  plan  and  2meline  of   Faculty  Development  and     support  ac2vi2es   Instruc(onal  Design  Center   •  Obtain  your  feedback  on  the  plan  and  ideas  on   November  10,  2010     how  we  can  help  your  faculty  proac2vely     2   Blackboard •  Learning  management   system  available  campus-­‐ wide  for  teaching  since  2002   •  Used  for  range  of  ac2vi2es   Blackboard Usage at NIU from  pos2ng  course   materials  to  teaching  online     •  This  fall  2010,  97%  of  NIU   students  and  75%  of  faculty   use  Blackboard     More  details:  www.niu.edu/blackboard   3   3   4   Use of Blackboard by (individual) Use of Blackboard by (individual) Students Faculty/Staff/TAs to Teach Spring   Summer     Fall   Spring   Summer     Fall   25,000   23,040   1,400   1,320   1,200   20,000   No.  of  Students   1,000   No.  of  Faculty   15,000   800   10,000   600   400   5,000   200   0   0   02   03   04   05   06   07   08   09   10   02   03   04   05   06   07   08   09   10   Year   Year   Usage  %  for  fall  ‘10  with  1,761*  faculty/instructors/TA/teaching  staff  is  74.96%   Usage  %  for  fall  ‘10  with  23,795  enrolled  is  96.8%  of  total  number  of  students   *1,761  includes  only  those  providing  direct  instruc(on   5   6   1  
  • 2. 11/9/10   Number of Credit Course Sections Number of Course Enrollments in in Blackboard Blackboard Spring   Summer     Fall   Spring   Summer     Fall   3,000   100,000   2,514   87,687   No.  of  Course  Sec(ons   2,500   90,000   No.  of  Course  Enrollments   80,000   2,000   70,000   1,500   60,000   50,000   1,000   40,000   30,000   500   20,000   0   10,000   02   03   04   05   06   07   08   09   10   0   Year   02   03   04   05   06   07   08   09   10   Year   Usage  %  for  fall  ‘10  with  5,106*  sec(ons  is  49.23%   Students  enrolled  in  several  courses  that  use  Blackboard  in  a  semester     *No.  of  course  sec(ons  including  thesis,  disserta(on,  and  independent  studies  is  5,106   7   8   Blackboard Support •  The  comprehensive  support  provided  by  our  Center   on  teaching  with  Blackboard  includes  the  following:   Current Support –  Hands-­‐on  workshops  (series  of  39  different  workshops)   Provided by –  Individual  consulta2ons  (In  FY10  alone,  523  consulta2ons   on  Blackboard  were  offered  to  230  unique  individuals)   Faculty Development and –  Usage  documenta2on  (250+  webpages)     Instructional Design  (9,800  unique  visitors  per  month  to  the  help  site  in  FY10)   –  246  answers  to  Frequently  Asked  Ques2ons  (searchable)   Center –  37  step-­‐by-­‐step  tutorials  (searchable)   –  Podcasts  (23+  episodes)  on  teaching  with  Blackboard   –  Quick  Guides  on  using  Blackboard     –  24  archived  online  workshops,  Ask-­‐A-­‐Ques2on,  etc.   9   10   Current Blackboard Blackboard 8.0 Version (Release 8.0) Current Blackboard Version (Release 8.0) 11   12   2  
  • 3. 11/9/10   Control Panel Edit View 13   14   Blackboard Next Generation •  Most  significant  upgrade  to  Blackboard  to   date  seeking  to  accomplish  3  main  goals:   1.  Deliver  highly  engaging  but  powerfully  simple   Blackboard Next Generation user  experiences  for  faculty  and  students   (Release 9.1) 2.  Combine  new  innova2on  with  the  best  of  both   Blackboard  and  WebCT  (acquired  by  Blackboard)   3.  Expand  Blackboard’s  open  interface  so  that  it   integrates  more  easily  into  exis2ng  campus   technologies   More  details:  blackboard.com/projectng   15   16   A Few of the New Features… Upgrade to Blackboard 9.1 •  A  more  collec2ve  and  collabora2ve  learning   •  Blackboard  released  version  9.1  in  fall  2009   experience  for  students  through  the  integra2on  of     •  Blackboard  will  not  con2nue  to  support  current  version   –  Blogs,  Journals,  Wikis,  and  Mash-­‐ups,  as  well  as  new   (8.0)  aher  2011   Group  Tools.   •  NIU’s  upgrade  to  version  9.1  planned  for  May  2011   (Memorial  Day  weekend)   •  Increased  educator  efficiency  through     •  Our  staff  and  ITS  staff  began  tes2ng  version  9.1  in   –  contextual  edi2ng,  content  management  at  the  course   summer  2010  to  ensure  all  the  features  and  interfaces   level,  drag-­‐and-­‐drop  naviga2on,  etc.   work  properly,  and  iden2fy  quirks   •  More  centralized  control  over  assessment   •  Our  staff  are  working  on  developing  new  workshops   and  documenta2on  for  version  9.1   instruments  through  expanded  ques2on   •  Upgrade  will  not  impact  course  materials,  only   management  capabili2es  available  for  use  when     interface   –  crea2ng  Tests,  Surveys,  and  Ques2on  Pools.   •  Students  won’t  see  a  dras2c  difference   17   18   3  
  • 4. 11/9/10   Brief Demonstration Blackboard Next Generation Upgrade Faculty Support Plan 20   19   Faculty Support Plan Faculty Support Plan Phases Install  new  system  on   Outline  of  features  and   2  invite-­‐only  hands-­‐on   6  Bb  Tune-­‐up  sessions   Blackboard  Open  Lab   a  development   pre-­‐exis2ng  support   preview  sessions  for   for  experienced  users   sessions  [11AM-­‐1PM]   •  We  have  organized  the  plan  into  5  Phases:   (BbDev)  server   materials  at  niu.edu/ support  staff  and  faculty   offering  hands-­‐on   each  day  during  1st     blackboard/ng   power  users    [3/29,  4/6]   overview  of  changes   week  of  summer  &  fall   Test  new  features  and       and  new  features  [6/9,   2011  terms  [6/13,  6/14,   Ar2cles  in  Fall  ’10    &   3  online  preview   –  Phase  1:  Install  and  test  Blackboard  version  9.1  and   system  interfaces     Create  upgrade  page   Spring  ’11  newslemers   and  campus  media   sessions  [60  min]  for   faculty/staff  &  TAs  via   8/9,  8/11,  8/17(2),   8/19]     6/15,  6/16,  8/22,  8/23,   8/24,  8/25,  8/26]     begin  developing  user  documenta2on   to  document  new   features,  changes,  and     Episodes  on  Teaching   Wimba  Classroom     [3/30,  4/12,  4/27]     7  Bb  I  &  II  hands-­‐on   sessions  for  users  new   College-­‐specific  sessions   available  upon  request       include  links  to   with  Blackboard  Podcast     to  Bb  [6/2,  6/15,  7/13,     –  Phase  2:  Communicate  new  features  and  user   applicable  support   materials  provided  by   devoted  to  changes     3  hands-­‐on  preview   sessions  for  faculty/staff   7/21,  8/15,  8/19]       Consulta2ons  with   individual  faculty/staff   interface  changes  to  users  by  several  means   Blackboard   No2ces  of  new  features   posted  to  FacDev  blog,   &  TAs  [4/8,  5/3,  5/16]       2  Bb  NG  Boot  Camps  (4   and  TAs  upon  request     in-­‐depth  hands-­‐on   Update  Teaching  with   Twimer,  and  Facebook,   2  invite-­‐only  hands-­‐on   sessions    for  faculty/ –  Phase  3:  Conduct  preview  sessions  (f2f  and  online)   Blackboard  support   site    (niu.edu/ and  no2ces  to  users     preview  sessions  for   faculty  teaching  during   staff  on  9.1  new  feature   sets)  [6/3,  8/10]   Phase  5:  Open  Labs   &  Special  Sessions   blackboard)  to  reflect   Screencasts  and/or   intersession  [4/28,   –  Phase  4:  Upgrade  to  version  9.1  and  begin  hands-­‐ new  features  major   interface  changes     quick  2p  highligh2ng   changes   5/16]   Phase  4:  Hands-­‐on  Face-­‐to-­‐Face  Workshops   (Beginning  Summer  2011)  All  workshops  90  mins   on  workshops  for  basic  as  well  as  advanced  users       Convert  site  from   Online  preview  sessions   WebCRMA  to  new   archived  for  on-­‐demand   Phase  3:  Preview  Sessions    (Beginning  Spring  2011)   –  Phase  5:  Offer  open  lab  and  special  sessions  for   Cascade  CMS  as  part   viewing   Hands-­‐on  preview  sessions  90  mins  each;  Online  preview  sessions  60  mins  each   of  the  redesign  update     colleges  and  departments  as  requested   process   Phase  2:  Communica(ons  of  New  Features  and  User  Interface  Changes  (Beginning  Fall  2010)     Phase  1:  Documenta(on  and  Support  Materials  Prepara(on  (Beginning  Summer  2010)   21   Hands-­‐on  preview  sessions  and  face-­‐to-­‐face  workshops  will  be  90  minutes  in  length;  Online  preview  sessions  will  be  60  minutes  in  length   Faculty Support Plan Timeline Workshops Scheduled Version  9.1   installed  on   Support  plan  drahed  &   shared  with  Provost,   Ini2al  drah  of   redesigned   Preliminary   info  on  9.1   New  support   site  goes  live   New  tutorials,  quick  guides,  etc.   developed  in  response  to  ques2ons   Council  of  Deans,  and   support  site   available  on   received   bbdev.       Faculty  Development   ready  on  new   current     •  35  workshops  currently  scheduled  for  Spring  &     Outage  /   Advisory  Commimee   CMS support  site New  features  in  9.1  covered  in  all   FacDev  &   Upgrade     future  Blackboard  workshops     ITS  begin   Redesign  of  exis2ng   to  Bb  9.1         Summer  2011:   tes2ng   support  site  begins   (5/29  -­‐   system 2010   2011   5/30)   Consulta2ons  with  individual  faculty/ staff  and  TAs  upon  request    9/10                  10/10                  11/10                  12/10                    1/11                    2/11                    3/11                    4/11                    5/11                    6/11                    7/11                    8/11                    9/11   –  10  preview  sessions  prior  to  upgrade     –  8  hands-­‐on  workshops  for  new  users   Phase  1:  Documenta(on  and  Support  Materials  Prepara(on   –  8  “tune-­‐up”  workshops  for  experienced  users     Phase  2:  Communica(ons  of  New  Features  and  User  Interface  Changes   –  9  open  lab  sessions   Phase  3:  Preview   Sessions   Phase  4:  Hands-­‐on  Face-­‐to-­‐Face   Workshops   Phase  5:  Open  Labs  &     Special  Sessions   Last  updated:  11/7/10   23   24   4  
  • 5. 11/9/10   Faculty Support Plan Challenges More Information •  Faculty  Focus  Groups  on  documenta2on  needs   •  Issues  related  to  moving  Blackboard  users’   documenta2on  from  current  web  management   system  (WebCRMA)  to  the  new  one  (Cascade)   •  Priority  training  for  those  teaching  intersession   courses  that  overlap  the  upgrade  in  May  2011   •  Need  to  train  nearly  1,300  instruc2onal  faculty/   staff/TAs  over  summer  2011   •  Retraining  current  basic  to  advanced  users   •  Training  new  faculty/staff/TA  users  from  Aug  ‘11   niu.edu/blackboard/ng   25   26   Summary •  Faculty  Development  workshop  closely  with  ITS  in   prepara2ons  for  Blackboard  9.1  upgrade   •  Faculty  Development  staff  will  be  available  for   –  College-­‐mee2ngs  in  spring  2011  to  demonstrate  the   new  Blackboard  system   –  College/department-­‐specific  workshops   •  We  need  your  support  for  a  successful  upgrade   –  Men2on  the  upgrade  in  college  mee2ngs   –  Recommend  faculty  to  start  early  for  Su  and  Fall  ‘11   –  Encourage  college  tech  staff  to  help   27   5