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  • 1. Snow%Days,%Sick%Days%&%Other%Calami7es! ENSURING!COURSE!CONTINUITY!WITH!BSU!ONLINE! Mariann!Hawken! Instruc=onal!Technologist! Fall!2013!Faculty!Ins=tute!! Crea=ve!Commons!AKribu=on!ShareMAlike!NonMCommercial!License!version!3.0!
  • 2. About!your!trainer! •  MARIANN!HAWKEN! –  Instruc=onal!Technologist! –  mhawken@bowiestate.edu! –  Manage!all!Bb!applica=ons!plus!supplemental!apps! •  TurnItIn,!Smarthinking! –  Provide!training!&!assistance!to!faculty!related!to!DE! –  Support!instruc=onal!design!&!course!redesign!efforts!
  • 3. Workshop!objec=ves! •  Review!guidelines!for!academic!con=nuity!and! disaster!readiness! •  Explore!3!types!of!tools!that!can!be!used!to! replace!F2F!experience!!
  • 4. WHEN%IS%THE%RIGHT%TIME?%
  • 5. If%there’s%a%snow%day% Use!Blackboard!to!replace!a!lost!day,!meet!with!students,!con=nue!a! discussion,!or!deliver!a!test.!
  • 6. On%vaca7on% Use!Blackboard!to!keep!up!with!course!discussion!and!communica=on! and!give!feedback!on!student!assignments.!
  • 7. Conference%trip% Share!=mely!and!relevant!news!and!updates!from!conference! presenta=ons.!
  • 8. During%an%illness% Post!a!replacement!or!supplemental!ac=vity,!engage!in!course! discussion.!
  • 9. Flu%outbreak% Completely!deliver!a!course!online.!
  • 10. BSU’s!Pandemic!Flu!Plan! •  Level!1:!First!cases!of!efficient!human!to!human!transmission! interna=onally!–!Campus!open,!business!as!usual,!enhance!planning! •  Level!2:!First!verified!case!in!North!America!AND!one!or!more!triggering! events! •  Level!3:!Within!1M5!days!of!declaring!Level!2!AND!depending!on!na=onal! and!local!condi=ons!–!All!University!residence!halls!will!close;!thereaber,! as!soon!as!prac=cable,!most!administra=ve!offices!and!academic!buildings! will!close! •  Level!4:!As!soon!as!prac=cable!following!Level!3!–!Campus!closed;! declared!emergency!condi=on;!evacua=on!of!campus;!all!facili=es!closed! except!skeletal;!services!for!emergencies,!temporary!emergency!housing! for!students!with!extreme!hardships!and!access!to!campus!close! hKp://www.bowiestate.edu/files/resources/avianMfluMpandemicMplan.pdf!
  • 11. Your!Steps! 1.  Developing!a!communica=on!plan! 2.  Preparing!your!course! 3.  Using!BSU!Online! 4.  Other!web!op=ons! 5.  Knowing!help!resources!
  • 12. 1.%COMMUNICATION%PLAN%
  • 13. What!is!your!communica=on!plan?! •  You!and!your!students!should!have!a!BSU!eMmail! account,!and!one!other!nonMBSU!account! (emergency).! •  Keep!all!student!contact!informa=on!in!both! electronic!and!paper!formats.! –  Keep!paper!copies!of!student!contact!informa=on!at! home,!in!your!office!or!department,!and!with!your! Department!Chair.! –  Inform!your!students!that!if!their!contact!informa=on! changes!at!any!=me!during!the!semester,!they!must! let!you!know!immediately.! Adapted!from!Faculty!Quick!Start!Guide:!Preparing!to!Con=nue!Instruc=on!During!an!Emergency!by!Fairleigh!Dickenson!University!under!a!Crea=ve! Commons!AKribu=on!ShareMAlike!NonMCommercial!License!version!3.0:!hKp://fduMcoursecon=nuity.wikispaces.com!!
  • 14. Consider!a!Class!Directory! If!your!students!do!not!feel! comfortable!supplying!certain! informa=on,!reassure!them! that!you!will!only!use!this! informa=on!during!an! emergency.! Adapted!from!Faculty!Quick!Start!Guide:!Preparing!to!Con=nue!Instruc=on!During!an!Emergency!by!Fairleigh!Dickenson!University!under!a!Crea=ve! Commons!AKribu=on!ShareMAlike!NonMCommercial!License!version!3.0:!hKp://fduMcoursecon=nuity.wikispaces.com!!
  • 15. Consider!Sharing!Your!Info! Make!sure!that!your! students!understand! that!your!contact! informa=on!is!for! use!only!during!an! emergency!that! closes!the!campus.! Otherwise!they! should!always!use! the!contact!method! specified!in!your! syllabus.! Share!as!many!details!as!you!can!while! maintaining!your!privacy.! Adapted!from!Faculty!Quick!Start!Guide:!Preparing!to!Con=nue!Instruc=on!During!an!Emergency!by!Fairleigh!Dickenson!University!under!a!Crea=ve! Commons!AKribu=on!ShareMAlike!NonMCommercial!License!version!3.0:!hKp://fduMcoursecon=nuity.wikispaces.com!!
  • 16. 2.%COURSE%PREP%
  • 17. Course!Prep!Tasks! •  For!each!of!your!classes,!have!a!plan!for! delivering!your!class!at!a!distance.! – Your!plan!will!include!class!learning!objec=ves,! content,!student!ac=vi=es,!assessment,!and! grading.!! – You!will!also!revise!your!syllabus!to!the!greatest! extent!possible,!you!should!have!both!electronic! and!paper!copies!of!your!course!materials.! Adapted!from!Faculty!Quick!Start!Guide:!Preparing!to!Con=nue!Instruc=on!During!an!Emergency!by!Fairleigh!Dickenson!University!under!a!Crea=ve! Commons!AKribu=on!ShareMAlike!NonMCommercial!License!version!3.0:!hKp://fduMcoursecon=nuity.wikispaces.com!!
  • 18. Course!Prep!Tasks! •  Store!paper!materials!in!3Mring!binders!and!electronic! materials!on!flash!memory!s=cks!or!cloud!drives! (however,!this!op=on!is!internet!dependent)!to!prep/ organize.! –  Create!3!copies!of!all!materials!for!each!of!your!classes!and! keep!one!at!home,!one!in!your!office,!and!give!one!to!your! Chair.! –  If!you!revise!your!curriculum,!update!relevant!documents! and!follow!the!same!procedures!as!men=oned!above.! •  Repeat!these!steps!at!the!beginning!of!every!semester.! Adapted!from!Faculty!Quick!Start!Guide:!Preparing!to!Con=nue!Instruc=on!During!an!Emergency!by!Fairleigh!Dickenson!University!under!a!Crea=ve! Commons!AKribu=on!ShareMAlike!NonMCommercial!License!version!3.0:!hKp://fduMcoursecon=nuity.wikispaces.com!!
  • 19. Develop!or!Iden=fy!Course!Content! •  For!each!learning!objec=ve,!write!down!all! related!content!items!(e.g.!textbook!chapter,! reading!material,!lecture,!other)! –  For!each!content!element,!consider!its!vulnerability! during!an!emergency.! –  For!especially!vulnerable!elements,!consider! alterna=ve!methods!for!achieving!the!related!learning! objec=ve.!Be!crea=ve,!and!focus!on!the!desired! learning!outcome.! –  !! Adapted!from!Faculty!Quick!Start!Guide:!Preparing!to!Con=nue!Instruc=on!During!an!Emergency!by!Fairleigh!Dickenson!University!under!a!Crea=ve! Commons!AKribu=on!ShareMAlike!NonMCommercial!License!version!3.0:!hKp://fduMcoursecon=nuity.wikispaces.com!!
  • 20. The!Backup!Plan! •  Consider!preparing!two!weeks!worth!of! "stopgap"!material!to!use!only!if!an! emergency!occurs.!! – This!material!should!include!content!consistent! with!your!class,!but!could!be!used!at!any!point! during!the!semester.! Adapted!from!Faculty!Quick!Start!Guide:!Preparing!to!Con=nue!Instruc=on!During!an!Emergency!by!Fairleigh!Dickenson!University!under!a!Crea=ve! Commons!AKribu=on!ShareMAlike!NonMCommercial!License!version!3.0:!hKp://fduMcoursecon=nuity.wikispaces.com!!
  • 21. Convert!Content! •  As!much!as!possible,!convert!paperMbased! materials!(e.g.,!your!lecture!notes)!to! electronic!format.!! – Save!on!your!computer's!hard!drive!in!folders! organized!by!course!unit.! •  As!much!as!possible,!print!out!electronic! materials!(e.g.!online!readings).!! – Why?!You!may!need!to!use!snail!mail! – Organize!into!units!(e.g.,!binders)! Adapted!from!Faculty!Quick!Start!Guide:!Preparing!to!Con=nue!Instruc=on!During!an!Emergency!by!Fairleigh!Dickenson!University!under!a!Crea=ve! Commons!AKribu=on!ShareMAlike!NonMCommercial!License!version!3.0:!hKp://fduMcoursecon=nuity.wikispaces.com!!
  • 22. Teaching!Reminders! •  Remind!yourself!that!your!plan!will!not!be! perfect.!! •  Teaching!aber!an!emergency!will!be! challenging!and!some!of!your!learning! objec=ves!may!not!be!met.!! •  Do!your!best,!but!do!not!expect!the! impossible!of!yourself.! Adapted!from!Faculty!Quick!Start!Guide:!Preparing!to!Con=nue!Instruc=on!During!an!Emergency!by!Fairleigh!Dickenson!University!under!a!Crea=ve! Commons!AKribu=on!ShareMAlike!NonMCommercial!License!version!3.0:!hKp://fduMcoursecon=nuity.wikispaces.com!!
  • 23. 3.%BSU%ONLINE%APPS%
  • 24. Why!Use!BSU!Online?! •  BSU!Online,!powered!by!Blackboard,!is! designed!specifically!for!course!delivery.!! – A!collec=on!of!applica=ons! – It!includes!areas!to!post!your!syllabus,!contact! informa=on!and!announcements,!a!place!to!store! course!content!in!an!organized!way,!capability!to! hold!online!discussions,!online!exams!or!quizzes,! and!much!more.! •  Course!shells!are!created!automa=cally!for! every!ac=ve!course.!
  • 25. Why!Use!BSU!Online?! •  Access!to!Blackboard!depends!on:! – Proper!lis=ng!in!PeopleSob! – Valid!BSU!email!account! – Ac=ve!contract!with!HR! – If!you!are!not!listed!as!the!course!instructor!in! PeopleSob,!contact!your!Department!Chair!to! make!that!change.! – If!you!are!listed!in!PeopleSob,!but!you!s=ll!do!not! have!access!to!Bb,!contact!HR.!
  • 26. Why!Use!BSU!Online?! •  All!students!who!are!properly!enrolled!in!your! course!in!PeopleSob,!and!who!have!BSU!email! accounts,!will!automa=cally!be!enrolled!in! your!Blackboard!course.! – If!your!student!is!not!properly!enrolled!in!the! class,!he!or!she!should!check!with!the!Registrar.! – Aber!comple=ng!these!steps,!it!may!take!up!to!36! hours!to!gain!access!to!BSU!Online.%
  • 27. Bb!Before!an!Emergency! •  Put!an!announcement!in!your!Blackboard!shell!to! welcome!your!students!to!your!class.! •  Tell!your!students!how!you!plan!to!use!Bb.!! –  If!you!only!plan!to!use!this!resource!during!an! emergency,!make!sure!to!note!that.! •  Upload!as!much!of!your!electronic!content!that! you!prepared!as!you!can!now.!! –  In!addi=on!to!helping!you!prepare!for!an!emergency,! having!the!content!centrally!available!will!serve!as!a! significant!convenience!for!you!and!your!students.! Adapted!from!Faculty!Quick!Start!Guide:!Preparing!to!Con=nue!Instruc=on!During!an!Emergency!by!Fairleigh!Dickenson!University!under!a!Crea=ve! Commons!AKribu=on!ShareMAlike!NonMCommercial!License!version!3.0:!hKp://fduMcoursecon=nuity.wikispaces.com!!
  • 28. Bb!Before!an!Emergency! •  Consider!having!your!students!do!1M2!online!ac=vi=es! –  This!will!help!you!get!used!to!this!delivery!method.! •  If!you!give!exams,!consider!pos=ng!prac=ce!quizzes!or! exams!in!Blackboard.!! –  This!will!give!you!prac=ce!using!online!exams!and!quizzes.! •  If!you!assign!papers!or!other!wriKen!work!in!your!class,! consider!pos=ng!an!assignment!link!in!Bb!for!one!or! more!of!your!assignments.!! –  This!will!provide!you!and!your!students!with!important! prac=ce!in!the!use!of!this!tool,!and!will!also!serve!as!a! convenience!to!your!students.! Adapted!from!Faculty!Quick!Start!Guide:!Preparing!to!Con=nue!Instruc=on!During!an!Emergency!by!Fairleigh!Dickenson!University!under!a!Crea=ve! Commons!AKribu=on!ShareMAlike!NonMCommercial!License!version!3.0:!hKp://fduMcoursecon=nuity.wikispaces.com!!
  • 29. 4.%OTHER%DELIVERY%METHODS%
  • 30. Stability!of!BSU!Online! •  Services!hosted!by!a!vendor!include:! –  Blackboard!Learn!(learning!management!system)! –  Blackboard!Collaborate!(web!conferencing)! –  Smarthinking!(student!tutoring)! –  TurnItIn!(plagiarism!checking)! •  Services!hosted!by!BSU!include:! –  Email! –  PeopleSob! –  Password!authen=ca=on!
  • 31. Emergencies!are!Unpredictable! •  The!more!delivery!methods!you!can!use,!the! more!likely!it!will!be!that!you!can!con=nue! instruc=on!in!a!variety!of!emergency! situa=ons.!! – Internet!service!may!be!unavailable!in!some! areas.! – Phone!service!may!be!disrupted! – U.S.!Postal!Service!may!be!affected! Adapted!from!Faculty!Quick!Start!Guide:!Preparing!to!Con=nue!Instruc=on!During!an!Emergency!by!Fairleigh!Dickenson!University!under!a!Crea=ve! Commons!AKribu=on!ShareMAlike!NonMCommercial!License!version!3.0:!hKp://fduMcoursecon=nuity.wikispaces.com!!
  • 32. Alterna=ve!Delivery!Modes! •  Ideally,!you!should!become!familiar!with!all!of! these!delivery!modes:! – CourseSites! – Blogs!&!Wikis! – Google!! •  Google!Sites! •  Google+!Community! •  Google!Hangouts! – NonMBSU!EMmail! – U.S.!Postal!Service! Adapted!from!Faculty!Quick!Start!Guide:!Preparing!to!Con=nue!Instruc=on!During!an!Emergency!by!Fairleigh!Dickenson!University!under!a!Crea=ve! Commons!AKribu=on!ShareMAlike!NonMCommercial!License!version!3.0:!hKp://fduMcoursecon=nuity.wikispaces.com!!
  • 33. CourseSites! •  Free,!online!learning!plaqorm! – Powered!by!Bb!Learn,!Bb!Collaborate,!Bb!Mobile,! and!Bb!Connect! – Limited!to!5!ac=ve!courses!at!a!=me! •  You!can!import!your!University!Bb!content! – Unlimited!student!enrollment! •  You!do!not!need!to!use!your!University!Bb! account!–!you!can!use!Gmail,!Facebook,! TwiKer!or!simply!create!anew!! hKp://www.coursesites.com!!
  • 34. CourseSites!
  • 35. Blogs! •  Blogs!are!a!means!of!communica=ng!with! your!students!online,!and!require!no!special! knowledge!of!HTML!or!other!advanced! technology!skills.!! – Several!free!services!are!available!that!allow!you! to!set!up!a!blog!within!minutes.! •  Wordpress.com!(best!op=on)! •  Blogspot.com! Adapted!from!Faculty!Quick!Start!Guide:!Preparing!to!Con=nue!Instruc=on!During!an!Emergency!by!Fairleigh!Dickenson!University!under!a!Crea=ve! Commons!AKribu=on!ShareMAlike!NonMCommercial!License!version!3.0:!hKp://fduMcoursecon=nuity.wikispaces.com!!
  • 36. Blogs! •  Blogs!allow!you!to!create!a!web!resource!on! which!you!can!post!course!informa=on.! •  In!an!emergency,!you!can!use!a!blog!to!post! course!content!(e.g.!readings,!web!links).! •  Free!blog!services!may!some=mes!be!adM supported,!and!the!content!of!the! adver=sements!will!be!out!of!your!control.! Adapted!from!Faculty!Quick!Start!Guide:!Preparing!to!Con=nue!Instruc=on!During!an!Emergency!by!Fairleigh!Dickenson!University!under!a!Crea=ve! Commons!AKribu=on!ShareMAlike!NonMCommercial!License!version!3.0:!hKp://fduMcoursecon=nuity.wikispaces.com!!
  • 37. Wikis! •  Wikis!are!groupMedited!documents.!! –  You!can!easily!set!up!a!"protected"!wiki!that!only!you! can!edit.!! •  Edi=ng!a!wiki!requires!no!special!knowledge!of! HTML!or!other!advanced!technology!skills.!! –  The!"look!and!feel"!of!a!wiki!can!be!very!plain!and! limited!in!most!wikis.!! •  Several!free!services!are!available!that!allow!you! to!set!up!a!wiki!within!minutes.! –  Ex:!wikispaces.com! Adapted!from!Faculty!Quick!Start!Guide:!Preparing!to!Con=nue!Instruc=on!During!an!Emergency!by!Fairleigh!Dickenson!University!under!a!Crea=ve! Commons!AKribu=on!ShareMAlike!NonMCommercial!License!version!3.0:!hKp://fduMcoursecon=nuity.wikispaces.com!!
  • 38. Wikis! •  Wikis!allow!you!to!create!a!web!resource!on! which!you!can!post!course!informa=on.! – In!an!emergency,!you!can!use!a!wiki!to!post! course!content!(e.g.!readings,!web!links).! •  The!"comments"!area!for!each!wiki!page!allows!your! students!to!engage!in!conversa=on.!! •  Discussion!format!is!somewhat!more!limited!than!the! one!available!in!BSU!Online.! •  Can!be!aKached!to!the!content!document.!! Adapted!from!Faculty!Quick!Start!Guide:!Preparing!to!Con=nue!Instruc=on!During!an!Emergency!by!Fairleigh!Dickenson!University!under!a!Crea=ve! Commons!AKribu=on!ShareMAlike!NonMCommercial!License!version!3.0:!hKp://fduMcoursecon=nuity.wikispaces.com!!
  • 39. Wikis! •  Because!free!wikis!are!open!to!the!general!public,! you!must!be!careful!about!maintaining!student! privacy.!! •  Some!wiki!providers!let!you!create!private!wikis! or!invita=on!only!while!other!wiki!providers! require!that!you!pay!for!this!type!of!restric=on.! •  Free!wiki!services!are!usually!adMsupported,!and! the!content!of!the!adver=sements!will!be!out!of! your!control.! Adapted!from!Faculty!Quick!Start!Guide:!Preparing!to!Con=nue!Instruc=on!During!an!Emergency!by!Fairleigh!Dickenson!University!under!a!Crea=ve! Commons!AKribu=on!ShareMAlike!NonMCommercial!License!version!3.0:!hKp://fduMcoursecon=nuity.wikispaces.com!!
  • 40. Google!Sites! •  Allows!you!to!create!! a!webpage!without!! knowing!how!to!use!! any!programming!! languages!or!web!! editors.! •  Includes!func=onality! for!aKachments!and!commen=ng!
  • 41. Google+!Community! •  A!social!networking!engine!! that!enables!users!to!create!! rela=onships!with!other!users!! through!the!"Circles."!! •  Courses!can!use!Google+!! through!the!Google+!Community!func=on! –  Can!be!protected!for!confiden=ality! –  Plan!events!and!use!Google!Hangouts!for!smallMscale! web!conferences! –  Add!links,!photos,!videos,!or!aKachments!(through! Google!Drive)!
  • 42. Google!Hangouts! •  Enable!you!to!start!a!web!! conference!/!video!chat!with!! up!to!9!addi=onal!people! •  Accessible!from!desktop!and!! mobile!device! •  Features!tools!for!chat,!screen!! sharing,!YouTube!video,!and!document! collabora=on!via!Google!Docs! •  Cannot!be!recorded!to!YouTube!unless!broadcast! to!public!as!Hangout!on!Air!
  • 43. NonMBSU!Email! •  If!BSU!email!goes!down,!you!will!need!to! switch!to!your!nonMBSU!email!account.! •  You!may!choose!to!use!email!as!the!main! method!for!teaching!your!course.! – This!method!may!be!=meMconsuming!to!respond! to!individual!students.!
  • 44. USPS! •  While!an!emergency!may!disrupt!! mail!service,!surface!mail!may!be!! a!more!stable!op=on!than!! computer!technologies!in!some!! emergencies.!! •  USPS!may!also!be!the!only!way!to!reach!some!of! your!students.!! •  This!op=on!requires!extra!prepara=on,!and! availability!of!some!physical!supplies!such!as! envelopes!and!stamps.! Adapted!from!Faculty!Quick!Start!Guide:!Preparing!to!Con=nue!Instruc=on!During!an!Emergency!by!Fairleigh!Dickenson!University!under!a!Crea=ve! Commons!AKribu=on!ShareMAlike!NonMCommercial!License!version!3.0:!hKp://fduMcoursecon=nuity.wikispaces.com!!
  • 45. USPS! •  Get!your!students!surface!mail!addresses! –  Call!your!students!to!check!their!addresses!! before!you!mail!anything!to!them.!They!may! not!be!at!that!loca=on!in!an!emergency.! •  You!will!need!the!following!supplies:! –  Printer!and/or!photocopier!to!print!out!! mul=ple!copies!of!your!course!content.! –  Extra!paper! –  Extra!printer!toners!or!cartridges! –  Scale!&!postage!stamps! –  If!internet!service!is!available,!postage!can!also!be!purchased! online!by!visi=ng!www.stamps.com.!or!www.usps.com.! Adapted!from!Faculty!Quick!Start!Guide:!Preparing!to!Con=nue!Instruc=on!During!an!Emergency!by!Fairleigh!Dickenson!University!under!a!Crea=ve! Commons!AKribu=on!ShareMAlike!NonMCommercial!License!version!3.0:!hKp://fduMcoursecon=nuity.wikispaces.com!!
  • 46. FINDING%BLACKBOARD%
  • 47. hKp://bsuonline.blackboard.com!
  • 48. Three!Primary!Blackboard!Areas! Assessment! Communica=on! Content!
  • 49. CONTENT%
  • 50. Breadcrumb! Trail! Control! Panel! Course! Menu! Content!Area!
  • 51. Bb!tools! Content!areas! StudentMspecific!tool! InstructorMspecific! area!
  • 52. Use!Course!Materials!to!upload!files:! ! •  Handouts! •  Presenta=ons! You!can!also!create!web!pages!for! lectures!and!other!content,!or!create! folders!to!organize!content.! ! Addi=onal!content!items!include:! ! •  Embedded!YouTube!videos! •  Links!to!web!pages!/!sites!
  • 53. Folders! Availability!op=ons! are!included!in!every! Bb!item.!
  • 54. File!Upload! You!can!rename! the!link!to!the!file! to!give!some! context.! File!Type!Concerns:! ! •  Course!shell!quota!is!200!MB.! •  Avoid!uploading!sound!or!video!files!in!general!due!to!file!size! and!copyright!concerns.!
  • 55. Items!vs.!Pages! An!Item!will!appear! on!the!page! immediately! A!Page!will!need!to! be!clicked!for!the! student!to!view! Both!an!Item!and!a!Page!are!webM based!content!created!and! presented!within!Blackboard.! ! You!do!not!need!to!know!HTML!to! create!these!web!items/pages!!
  • 56. Item!
  • 57. Clicking!the!name!of!the!Page! will!open!new!content! Item! Pages!are!useful!when!you!have! a!lot!of!content,!such!as!several! pages!or!a!lot!of!images.!
  • 58. Math!Equa=on!Editor! Content!Editor! Embed!YouTube! Font!Color!&! Highligh=ng! Video! Everywhere! Tables!
  • 59. Mashup:!YouTube,!Flickr!&!SlideShare! •  Content!from!external!websites! – Embed! – Thumbnail!with!player! – Text!link!with!player! •  Incorporate!as! – Separate!content!! item! – Part!of!Item,!Page,!! Discussion,!Test,! Announcement,!etc.!
  • 60. YouTube:!Thumbnail!vs.!Embed!
  • 61. Video!Everywhere! Record!video!from!your!webcam!directly!to!YouTube!and!embed!into!any! content!area.!Use!for!lectures,!announcements,!discussion,!feedback,!etc.!
  • 62. COMMUNICATION%
  • 63. Two!types!of!Bb!tools! Asynchronous% TimeMdelayed,!available!24/7! •  Announcements! •  Email! •  Messages! •  Discussion! •  Assignment!feedback! Synchronous% RealM=me,!live!with!2!or!more! •  Chat! •  Instant!Message!(nonMBb)! •  Virtual!Classroom! •  Collaborate!
  • 64. Asynchronous:!Announcements! Announcements!can!be!emailed!to! students!once!posted.! ! Announcements!can!also!be!prepped! ahead!of!schedule.!
  • 65. Asynchronous:!Email! ONLY!uses!*.bowiestate.edu!email!addresses!! Return!receipt!only!tells! you!when!the!email! went!out.!It!does!not! tell!you!when!students! received!the!email!or! opened!it.!
  • 66. Asynchronous:!Discussion! Two!types!of!discussion:! ! •  Open!to!everyone! •  Post!first!
  • 67. Asynchronous:!Discussion!
  • 68. Asynchronous:!Discussion!
  • 69. Asynchronous:!Comments! Blogs!can!be!set!up!for! individuals!or!the!en=re! class.! ! Journals!can!be!set!up! for!privacy.!
  • 70. Asynchronous:!Assignment!Feedback! Tools!to!annotate! student!submissions! Feedback!entered!here! will!show!up!when! students!check!grades.!
  • 71. Synchronous:!Instant!Message! Skype!is!not!officially!supported!by!AC/BSU.!
  • 72. Synchronous:!Collaborate!
  • 73. Bb!Collaborate! •  Available!via!mobile!app!for!par=cipants! – iOS!and!Android!
  • 74. Bb!Mobile! •  Personal!license:!$1.99/year!or!$5.99/life=me! – Bb!collects!the!fees,!not!BSU! – Available!for!iOS!and!Android!
  • 75. Communica=on!Considera=ons! •  Communicate!regularly…!with!students!and! your!department.! •  Use!the!Announcements!tool!to!update! students!regarding!the!status!of!your!course,! deadline!changes,!etc.!
  • 76. Communica=on!Considera=ons! •  Iden=fy!those!students!in!your!class!who!do! not!have:!! – Access!to!a!computer!in!their!dorm!room!or!at! home.!! – HighMspeed!internet!and!only!use!dialMup!in!their! apartment!or!home!
  • 77. ASSESSMENT%
  • 78. Delivering!Bb!Assessments!
  • 79. Types!of!Assessments!in!Bb! Type%of%Assessment% Purpose% Test! Any!kind!of!test,!quiz,!exam.!Standardized!or!not.!Timed!or! not.! Assignment! Virtual!drop!box!for!students!to!submit!homework,!papers,! etc.! SafeAssignment! Internal!plagiarism!tool.!Limited!capabili=es.! TurnItIn!Assignment! ThirdMparty!plagiarism!tool.!Broader!capabili=es,!but!quirky.! Mobile!Test! Standardized!test!generator!for!mobileMfriendly,!lowMstakes! tes=ng.!
  • 80. Tests!in!Bb! •  Two!step!process:! – Create!the!test! •  Can!be!done!at!any!=me! –  Within!a!content!area!–ORM! –  Control!Panel!M>!Tests,!Surveys,!Pools! – Deploy!the!test! •  Tells!Bb!to!allow!students!to!take!the!test!using!specific! parameters! •  Bb!will!collect!and/or!grade!the!test,!depending!on! ques=on!types!
  • 81. Crea=ng!Tests!in!Bb! 1 2 3 Instruc=ons!are!for!students.! Descrip=on!is!for!your!reference!only.!
  • 82. Crea=ng!Tests!in!Bb! You!must!grade!these!ques=on!types.!
  • 83. Point!Value! Batch!change!point! value! Add!new! ques=on! Edit!ques=on!
  • 84. Deploying!Tests!in!Bb! Choose!test!from!list!of!exis=ng!tests!
  • 85. Deploying!Tests!in!Bb!–!Step!1! PopMup!blockers!can!be!a! problem!for!students.! Show!instruc=ons!to!students! Briefly!describe!the!test!to! give!context.!
  • 86. Deploying!Tests!in!Bb!–!Step!2! Sezng!Display!Aber/Un=l!will! make!the!test!link!appear!or! disappear!to!students.! Set!a!=mer!and!turn!AutoMSubmit!ON.!This!will!collect! student!responses!at!the!end!of!the!test!=me!even!if! students!are!not!done.! Be!sure!to!make!the!test!link!available!! Avoid!Force! Comple=on! because!students! oben!get!locked! out!of!tests.!
  • 87. Deploying!Tests!in!Bb!–!Step!3! Choose!the!excep=ons!such!as! amount!of!=me,!number!of! aKempts!or!when!the!test!is! available.! Select!the!student!names! Test!availability!excep=ons!can!be!used!to!give!students!with!disabili=es!more!=me!to! take!a!test.!They!can!also!be!used!to!give!students!who!have!legi=mately!missed!a!test! the!opportunity!to!take!a!makeMup.!
  • 88. Deploying!Tests!in!Bb!–!Step!4! Bb!will!prevent!students!from!taking!a!test!aber!a!due!date.!This! lets!you!leave!the!test!link!available!instead!of!hiding!it.!! NOTE:!Test!Availability!Excep=ons!may!not!work.! Set!a!due!date!so!Bb!can!track!student! ac=vity!in!the!Reten=on!Center! Test!availability!excep=ons!can!be!used!to!give!students!with!disabili=es!more!=me!to! take!a!test.!They!can!also!be!used!to!give!students!who!have!legi=mately!missed!a!test! the!opportunity!to!take!a!makeMup.!
  • 89. Deploying!Tests!in!Bb!–!Step!5! Aber!all!of!the!tests!are!graded,!you! can!decide!what!students!will!see! including!all!of!the!ques=ons/answers! or!only!those!the!student!got!wrong.! Generally,!aber!a!student! completes!a!test,!s/he!should!only! see!the!score.!This!ensures!that! the!answers!are!not!passed! around!before!the!test!is!over.! Test!availability!excep=ons!can!be!used!to!give!students!with!disabili=es!more!=me!to! take!a!test.!They!can!also!be!used!to!give!students!who!have!legi=mately!missed!a!test! the!opportunity!to!take!a!makeMup.!
  • 90. Deploying!Tests!in!Bb!–!Step!6! Use!One!at!a!Time!for!long! tests,!or!tests!that!require! essay!ques=ons.! Use!All!at!Once!for!short! tests:!20M25!ques=ons!or!less! Test!availability!excep=ons!can!be!used!to!give!students!with!disabili=es!more!=me!to! take!a!test.!They!can!also!be!used!to!give!students!who!have!legi=mately!missed!a!test! the!opportunity!to!take!a!makeMup.! Avoid!randomizing!long!tests!with!lots! of!ques=ons.!Bb!cannot!retain!where! the!student!leb!off!in!its!memory!if!a! student!is!locked!out.!
  • 91. Crea=ng!Bb!Assignments! Be!as!detailed!as!you!need!to!be! for!the!assignment!instruc=ons.! If!the!students!need!a!file!to!complete!the! assignment,!you!can!aKach!it!here.!
  • 92. Configuring!Bb!Assignments! Assign!a!point!value!for!the!assignment.! AKach!a!rubric!as!appropriate.! Always!make!the!assignment!available.!Use!the!availability! sezngs!below!to!control!when!the!assignment!appears!or! disappears!to!students.! Bb!will!keep!track!of!all!submissions!if!you! allow!more!than!one!aKempt.!
  • 93. Configuring!Bb!Assignments! Don’t!forget!to!set!a!due!date!so!Blackboard!can!track! student!=meliness!in!the!Reten=on!Center!!
  • 94. GRADING%ASSIGNMENTS%
  • 95. Needs!Grading! Go!to!Needs!Grading!to!view!a! list!of!all!submissions!from! students!for!all!ac=vi=es.!
  • 96. Grade!Center! Go!to!the!Grade! Center!to!select!a! specific!assignment! from!a!specific! student!in!a!specific! column.!
  • 97. Assignment!Feedback! Tools!to!annotate!student!submissions!
  • 98. Assignment!Feedback! Feedback!entered!here!will!show!up! when!students!check!grades.!
  • 99. ADDITIONAL%PREPARATION%
  • 100. Prepare!Your!Students! •  No=fy!students!of!con=ngency!plans! •  At!the!you!need!to!use!the!con=ngency!plan,! use!mul=ple!channels!to!inform!students:! – InMclass!announcements!(if!appropriate)! – Signs!on!office!door! – Emails! – Changes!to!your!voicemail!message!
  • 101. Prepare!Your!Resources! •  Set!up!emergency!measures!in!advance,!for! example:! – Prepare!an!alternate!gree=ng!for!your!voicemail! message! – Upload!course!materials!to!Blackboard! – Contact!textbook!publishers!to!find!exis=ng! course!materials!that!could!be!used!
  • 102. Prac=ce!Your!Plan! •  Before!emergency!strikes,!deliver!an! upcoming!class!using!the!plan!to!see!what! works! – PreXannounced! – Surprise! •  Adjust!your!plan!as!appropriate! Adapted!from!Faculty!Quick!Start!Guide:!Preparing!to!Con=nue!Instruc=on!During!an!Emergency!by!Fairleigh!Dickenson!University!under!a!Crea=ve! Commons!AKribu=on!ShareMAlike!NonMCommercial!License!version!3.0:!hKp://fduMcoursecon=nuity.wikispaces.com!!
  • 103. 5.%HELP%RESOURCES%
  • 104. BSU!Emergency!Resources! •  BSU!Emergency!Preparedness! – hKp://www.bowiestate.edu/campusMlife/campusM police/emergencyMpreparedness/!! •  Avian!Flu!Pandemic!Plan!(pdf)! – hKp://www.bowiestate.edu/files/resources/ avianMfluMpandemicMplan.pdf!! •  Pandemic!Flu!Plan!(presenta=on)! – hKp://www.bowiestate.edu/files/resources/ pandemicMinfluenzaMpolicyMatMbowieMstateM universit.pdf!!
  • 105. Help!Resources! •  Blackboard! – On!Demand!Learning!Center! !hKp://ondemand.blackboard.com!! – Help!Center! hKp://help.blackboard.com!!
  • 106. Blackboard!Collaborate!Support! •  hKp://support.blackboardcollaborate.com!!
  • 107. Blackboard!Mobile! •  hKp://help.blackboardmobile.com!!
  • 108. SMARTHINKING!support! •  hKp://smarthinking.host4kb.com!!
  • 109. Ques=ons?! Mariann!Hawken! mhawken@bowiestate.edu!
  • 110. Credits! !Por=ons!of!this!presenta=on!were!adapted!from!Faculty!Quick!Start! Guide:!Preparing!to!Con=nue!Instruc=on!During!an!Emergency!by!Fairleigh! Dickenson!University!under!a!Crea=ve!Commons!AKribu=on!ShareMAlike! NonMCommercial!License!version!3.0.! ! –  hKp://fduMcoursecon=nuity.wikispaces.com!!