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    Blackboard 8 Overview Blackboard 8 Overview Presentation Transcript

    • Blackboard 8 An overview of new functionality
    • In this slideshow: • Interface Review • New Discussion Board • Tests and Quizzes • New Grade Center • Getting Help
    • Interface Review
    • The login screen has changed but is still familiar.
    • The screen still lists your courses on the right. Use the yellow pencil to customize the way your courses display (year, term, etc.).
    • The course home page and Control Panel are very similar to the previous version.
    • Adding menu items is the same.
    • 1 1 Uploading documents is the same. 1. Course Documents 2. Edit View 3. Item
    • 1 2 1 Uploading documents is the same. 1. Course Documents 2. Edit View 3. Item
    • 1 2 3 1 Uploading documents is the same. 1. Course Documents 2. Edit View 3. Item
    • New Discussion Board
    • To add a new forum, click Discussion Board and then click Forum.
    • Give it a name and description. A Forum can contain several discussion topics, or “threads.”
    • If it makes sense for your course, you can choose start and end dates for your Forum.
    • You can set your discussion forum to allow grading and ratings.
    • You can click Discussion Board to post, read and respond to threads.
    • Thread details are visible in one place.
    • Tests & Quizzes
    • Tests and Quizzes can be created through Test Manager with more options for question types.
    • Click Add Test to create a test.
    • Enter name, description, and instructions for students.
    • More question types are now supported.
    • Set Creation Settings: feedback, scoring, metadata, etc.
    • Partial credit for answers with multiple parts and extra credit options are now supported.
    • New Grade Center
    • Gradebook has changed to Grade Center. It contains more options when adding columns or items.
    • You can make changes directly to items in the Grade Center.
    • You can insert columns calculated from others.
    • Grade Center symbols are now clearer.
    • Grade Center navigation is simplified via the use of drop-down menus.
    • Clicking the drop-down icon next to each column name provides a hide column option.
    • Grade Center reporting is new.You can create reports for grades, selected items, and other data.
    • Grade Center includes email access and allows you to contact students about grades directly.
    • You can create reports for yourself on all or selected students and graded items to monitor progress.
    • Grade history and grade changes are tracked and made available to instructors.
    • There are new grade options.You may want to hide statistics such as comparison to class averages.
    • Getting Help
    • Search the documentation or submit an online help request at help.unc.edu or call 962-help