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  1. 1. Introduction to Blackboard 9 Course & Content Management  System
  2. 2. General Points
  3. 3. General Points <ul><ul><li>Blackboard has become one of the College's most  important tools to support academic technology </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. General Points <ul><ul><li>Blackboard has become one of the College's most  important tools to support academic technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>90% of classes have Blackboard sites </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. General Points <ul><ul><li>Blackboard has become one of the College's most  important tools to support academic technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>90% of classes have Blackboard sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2000 to 4000 users are accessing the system at any given time </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. General Points <ul><ul><li>Blackboard has become one of the College's most  important tools to support academic technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>90% of classes have Blackboard sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2000 to 4000 users are accessing the system at any given time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>With so many people using Blackboard 8, the new interface in Blackboard 9 will necessitate a large-scale effort by IT to ensure a smooth transition </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Blackboard 9 Benefits
  8. 8. Blackboard 9 Benefits <ul><ul><li>Fewer clicks to accomplish common tasks; useless clicks have been eliminated </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Blackboard 9 Benefits <ul><li>Fewer clicks than Bb 8. Example: Adding Items </li></ul>
  10. 10. Blackboard 9 Benefits <ul><li>Fewer clicks than Bb 8. Example: Adding Items </li></ul>
  11. 11. Blackboard 9 Benefits <ul><li>Fewer clicks than Bb 8. Example: Adding Items </li></ul>
  12. 12. Blackboard 9 Benefits <ul><li>Fewer clicks than Bb 8. Example: Adding Items </li></ul>
  13. 13. Blackboard 9 Benefits <ul><li>Fewer clicks than Bb 8. Example: Adding Items </li></ul>
  14. 14. Blackboard 9 Benefits <ul><li>Fewer clicks than Bb 8. Example: Adding Items </li></ul>
  15. 15. Blackboard 9 Benefits <ul><li>Fewer clicks than Bb 8. Example: Adding Items </li></ul>
  16. 16. Blackboard 9 Benefits <ul><li>Fewer clicks than Bb 8. Example: Adding Items </li></ul>
  17. 17. Blackboard 9 Benefits <ul><ul><li>Fewer clicks to accomplish common tasks; useless clicks have been eliminated </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Blackboard 9 Benefits <ul><ul><li>Fewer clicks to accomplish common tasks; useless clicks have been eliminated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More intuitive interface. Blogs, wikis, tests, assignments, etc. are easier to create </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Blackboard 9 Benefits <ul><ul><li>Fewer clicks to accomplish common tasks; useless clicks have been eliminated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More intuitive interface. Blogs, wikis, tests, assignments, etc. are easier to create </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grade Center functionality improved. Group assignments and grading now possible </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Blackboard 9 Benefits <ul><ul><li>Fewer clicks to accomplish common tasks; useless clicks have been eliminated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More intuitive interface. Blogs, wikis, tests, assignments, etc. are easier to create </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grade Center functionality improved. Group assignments and grading now possible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Better multimedia integration. Youtube videos and other media now easily embedded </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Blackboard 9 Benefits <ul><ul><li>Fewer clicks to accomplish common tasks; useless clicks have been eliminated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More intuitive interface. Blogs, wikis, tests, assignments, etc. are easier to create </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grade Center functionality improved. Group assignments and grading now possible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Better multimedia integration. Youtube videos and other media now easily embedded </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New course &quot;Home Page&quot; allows users to easily see and navigate to newly posted materials </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Blackboard 9 Benefits <ul><li>New course Home Page shows &quot;What's New&quot; </li></ul>
  23. 23. Blackboard 9 Benefits <ul><ul><li>Fewer clicks to accomplish common tasks; useless clicks have been eliminated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More intuitive interface. Blogs, wikis, tests, assignments, etc. are easier to create </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grade Center functionality improved. Group assignments and grading now possible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Better multimedia integration. Youtube videos and other media now easily embedded </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New course &quot;Home Page&quot; allows users to easily see and navigate to newly posted materials </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Blackboard 9 Benefits, cont'd. <ul><ul><li>Streamlined, easier to navigate user interface </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Blackboard 9 Benefits, cont'd. <ul><li>Streamlined main page compared to Bb8 </li></ul>
  26. 26. Blackboard 9 Benefits, cont'd. <ul><li>Streamlined main page compared to Bb8 </li></ul>
  27. 27. Blackboard 9 Benefits, cont'd. <ul><ul><li>Streamlined, easier to navigate user interface </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. Blackboard 9 Benefits, cont'd. <ul><ul><li>Streamlined, easier to navigate user interface </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As with any piece of software, the release of a new version means reduced support for previous versions. We are already experiencing problems and browser difficulties in Blackboard 8 which have resulted in frustration for our users. </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Preparing for the change
  30. 30. Preparing for the change <ul><ul><li>IT is continuing to test and refine our implementation  of the software </li></ul></ul>
  31. 31. Preparing for the change <ul><ul><li>IT is continuing to test and refine our implementation  of the software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brief orientations for departments and programs to highlight the importance of becoming familiar with the new software </li></ul></ul>
  32. 32. Preparing for the change <ul><ul><li>IT is continuing to test and refine our implementation  of the software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brief orientations for departments and programs to highlight the importance of becoming familiar with the new software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ongoing classes for beginners and more advanced users </li></ul></ul>
  33. 33. Preparing for the change <ul><ul><li>IT is continuing to test and refine our implementation  of the software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brief orientations for departments and programs to highlight the importance of becoming familiar with the new software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ongoing classes for beginners and more advanced users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hands-on workshops this semester focus on helping faculty members transition to the new version </li></ul></ul>
  34. 34. Preparing for the change <ul><ul><li>IT is continuing to test and refine our implementation  of the software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brief orientations for departments and programs to highlight the importance of becoming familiar with the new software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ongoing classes for beginners and more advanced users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hands-on workshops this semester focus on helping faculty members transition to the new version </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online tutorials for self-guided instruction </li></ul></ul>
  35. 35. Preparing for the change <ul><ul><li>IT is continuing to test and refine our implementation  of the software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brief orientations for departments and programs to highlight the importance of becoming familiar with the new software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ongoing classes for beginners and more advanced users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hands-on workshops this semester focus on helping faculty members transition to the new version </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online tutorials for self-guided instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One-on-one assistance will be available as always </li></ul></ul>
  36. 36. Online Tutorial Sample
  37. 37. Timetable
  38. 38. Timetable <ul><ul><li>Early spring 2010: Communicate with departments & administrators </li></ul></ul>
  39. 39. Timetable <ul><ul><li>Early spring 2010: Communicate with departments & administrators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mid-February 2010: Provide early access to Blackboard 9 for faculty members to get a head start on summer or fall </li></ul></ul>
  40. 40. Timetable <ul><ul><li>Early spring 2010: Communicate with departments & administrators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mid-February 2010: Provide early access to Blackboard 9 for faculty members to get a head start on summer or fall </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spring 2010: Begin ongoing training sessions & hands-on workshops </li></ul></ul>
  41. 41. Timetable <ul><ul><li>Early spring 2010: Communicate with departments & administrators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mid-February 2010: Provide early access to Blackboard 9 for faculty members to get a head start on summer or fall </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spring 2010: Begin ongoing training sessions & hands-on workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Late spring 2010: Begin providing new online help pages </li></ul></ul>
  42. 42. Timetable <ul><ul><li>Early spring 2010: Communicate with departments & administrators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mid-February 2010: Provide early access to Blackboard 9 for faculty members to get a head start on summer or fall </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spring 2010: Begin ongoing training sessions & hands-on workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Late spring 2010: Begin providing new online help pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May  17 - 18, 2010: Transfer all Bb 8 sites to Bb 9. Both systems will be offline for those days. </li></ul></ul>
  43. 43. Timetable <ul><ul><li>Early spring 2010: Communicate with departments & administrators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mid-February 2010: Provide early access to Blackboard 9 for faculty members to get a head start on summer or fall </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spring 2010: Begin ongoing training sessions & hands-on workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Late spring 2010: Begin providing new online help pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May  17 - 18, 2010: Transfer all Bb 8 sites to Bb 9. Both systems will be offline for those days. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aug. 15 - Sept. 15: Telephone helpline will be available to respond to faculty questions </li></ul></ul>
  44. 44. Spring Classes & Workshops All Classes will take place in Washington Hall 315 and will last one hour. We will be offering Introductory classes and Advanced classes on different days. Scheduled Classes: • Monday, Feb. 22, 10:00am (INTRO) • Tuesday, March 2, 9:30am (INTRO) • Tuesday March 16, 3:30pm (ADVANCED) • Wednesday March 24, 3:00pm (INTRO) • Thursday April 15, 12:30pm (INTRO) • Monday, April 26, 2:00pm (ADVANCED) • Tuesday, April 27, 2:30pm (INTRO) All Workshops will take place in Morton Hall 240. These are open-house format where faculty members can get walk-in one-on-one help with setting up a new site or transferring an old site into Blackboard 9. Scheduled Workshops: • Friday March 12, 10:00am - 4:00pm • Thursday April 1, 1:00pm - 5:00pm • Wednesday April 21, 9:00am - 1:00pm Classes and workshops will continue through the summer. Times and locations to be announced.
  45. 45. Contacts <ul><li>Gene Roche </li></ul><ul><li>Director of AIS </li></ul><ul><li>Jones Hall Room 106-B </li></ul><ul><li>Email: earoch@wm.edu </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: 757.221.1879 </li></ul><ul><li>Departmental / School Contacts: </li></ul><ul><li>Mike Blum (Humanities) </li></ul><ul><li>Washington Hall 202 </li></ul><ul><li>Email: mxblum@wm.edu </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: 757.221.7550 </li></ul><ul><li>Tammy Thrift (Social Sciences) </li></ul><ul><li>Morton Hall 240 </li></ul><ul><li>Email: tmthri@wm.edu </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: 757.221.1577 </li></ul><ul><li>Pablo Yanez (Sciences) </li></ul><ul><li>ISC </li></ul><ul><li>Email: pxyane@wm.edu </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: 757.221.2647 </li></ul>Mark Eaton (School of Ed.) Jones Hall 335 Email: mxeato@wm.edu Phone: 757.221.1127 Jessica Hughes (Law School) Marshall-Wythe 219 Email: jphugh@wm.edu Phone: 757.221.1591 Terry Trojak (School of Business) Mason School Email: terry.trojak@mason.wm.edu Phone: 757.221.1575
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