What Is Blackboard & Why Would I Want

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What Is Blackboard & Why Would I Want

  1. 1. What is Blackboard & Why Would I Want to Use it?<br />South East Saskatchewan Teachers’ Convention<br />November 9 – 10, 2009<br />Peggy Lawson<br />Instructional Technology Consultant<br />South East Cornerstone School Division<br />This presentation is available at<br />www.cornerstonesd.ca/convention<br />
  2. 2. What is Blackboard?<br />A content management system (learning management system)<br />A way to deliver & receive content<br />Interactive<br />Other CMS - WebCT, Moodle<br />
  3. 3. SE Cornerstone Uses Bb for . . .<br />Online Classes<br />Bb is the online classroom for both synchronous & asynchronous classes<br />
  4. 4. SE Cornerstone Uses Bb for . . .<br />Online Classes<br />Bb is the online classroom for both synchronous & asynchronous classes<br />F2F classes<br />
  5. 5. SE Cornerstone Uses Bb for . . .<br />Online Classes<br />Bb is the online classroom for both synchronous & asynchronous classes<br />F2F classes<br />Blackboard as school web site<br />
  6. 6. SE Cornerstone Uses Bb for . . .<br />Online Classes<br />Bb is the online classroom for both synchronous & asynchronous classes<br />F2F classes<br />Blackboard as school web site<br />School Clubs and Organization<br />
  7. 7. SE Cornerstone Uses Bb for . . .<br />Online Classes<br />Bb is the online classroom for both synchronous & asynchronous classes<br />F2F classes<br />Blackboard as school web site<br />School Clubs and Organization<br />Staff Communication<br />Post staff documents & discussions<br />
  8. 8. SE Cornerstone Uses Bb for . . .<br />Professional Development<br />SECSD Organizations & PLC Groups<br />Curriculum, Student Services, Administrators, . . .<br />
  9. 9. SE Cornerstone Uses Bb for . . .<br />Professional Development<br />SECSD Organizations & PLC Groups<br />Curriculum, Student Services, Administrators, . . .<br />Convention materials<br />http://www.cornerstonesd.ca/convention<br />
  10. 10. What Can Blackboard Do for… Me?<br />Separate Bb class for each F2F class, or 1 Bb class with subsections for each F2F class<br />H1N1 – Keep absent students up-to-date<br />Repository for class handouts & other content<br />Multimedia presentations<br />Deliver and receive assignments<br />
  11. 11. What Can Blackboard Do for… Me?<br />Create online assessments<br />Post web links for classes<br />Student blogs & journals & portfolios<br />Post materials for a substitute<br />Sharing class materials between teachers<br />Rethink how you spend your class time <br />
  12. 12. Move lecture materialout of the classroom through online delivery.<br />Move “homework” into the classroom where the instructor can serve as “guide.”<br />Extend conversation outside of class through threaded discussion<br />Use opened up time for discussion and practice.<br />www.fontbonne.edu/downloads/TheClassroomFlip.ppt<br />
  13. 13. What Can Blackboard Do for… Students?<br />Course material available 24/7 <br /> @ home & school<br />Review materials before tests<br />Online quizzes & tests can provide immediate feedback<br />Multimedia possibilities – increased engagement<br />Discussion boards, blogs & journals<br />
  14. 14. What Can Blackboard Do for… Parents?<br />Communication!!<br />Upcoming events<br />School announcements & newsletters<br />Student homework<br />Showcase student work in a protected environment<br />Open organizations vs closed classes<br />
  15. 15. Key Components – Content Delivery<br />Announcements<br />Course materials<br />External web links<br />Multimedia presentations<br />Module pages<br />Calendar<br />
  16. 16. Key Components – Content Delivery<br />Announcements<br />Course materials<br />class syllabus, notes, handouts, other content<br />External web links<br />Multimedia presentations<br />Module pages<br />Calendar<br />
  17. 17. Key Components – Content Delivery<br />Announcements<br />Course materials<br />External web links<br />Multimedia presentations<br />Module pages<br />Calendar<br />
  18. 18. Key Components – Content Delivery<br />Announcements<br />Course<br />External web links<br />Multimedia presentations - sample<br />Module pages<br />Calendar<br />
  19. 19. Key Components – Content Delivery<br />Announcements<br />Course materials<br />External web links<br />Multimedia presentations<br />Module pages<br />Can contain a variety of modules – Alerts, dictionary, calculator, What’s New, My Tasks, Needs Attention, Thesaurus, Report Card, To Do<br />Calendar<br />
  20. 20. Key Components – Content Delivery<br />Announcements<br />Course materials<br />External web links<br />Multimedia presentations<br />Module pages<br />Calendar<br />
  21. 21. Key Components - Assessment<br />Tests & Surveys – sample<br />Some question types auto correcting<br />Assignment tool <br />electronic distribution & receiving assignments<br />Self & Peer Assessment<br />Safe Assign (Plagarism checker)<br />Grade Center<br />
  22. 22. Key Components - Assessment<br />Tests & Surveys<br />Some question types auto correcting<br />Assignment tool <br />electronic distribution & receiving assignments<br />Self & Peer Assessment<br />Safe Assign (Plagarism checker)<br />Grade Center<br />
  23. 23. Key Components - Assessment<br />Tests & Surveys<br />Some question types auto correcting<br />Assignment tool <br />electronic distribution & receiving assignments<br />Self & Peer Assessment<br />Safe Assign (Plagarism checker)<br />Grade Center<br />
  24. 24. Key Components - Assessment<br />Tests & Surveys<br />Some question types auto correcting<br />Assignment tool <br />electronic distribution & receiving assignments<br />Self & Peer Assessment<br />Safe Assign (Plagarism checker)<br />Grade Center<br />
  25. 25. Key Components - Assessment<br />Tests & Surveys<br />Some question types auto correcting<br />Assignment tool <br />electronic distribution & receiving assignments<br />Self & Peer Assessment<br />Safe Assign (Plagarism checker)<br />Grade Center<br />
  26. 26. Key Components - Collaboration<br />Discussion Boards - sample<br />Give more time for reflection prior to posting<br />Encourages greater feedback from other students<br />Encourages students who don’t normally participate in classroom discussions to have a voice<br />Blogs & Journals<br />Provide opportunity for students to express ideas & develop writing skills<br />Other enrolled members can read & comment<br />Groups<br />File exchange; private discussion boards<br />
  27. 27. Key Components - Collaboration<br />Discussion Boards<br />Give more time for reflection prior to posting<br />Encourages greater feedback from other students<br />Encourages students who don’t normally participate in classroom discussions to have a voice<br />Blogs & Journals<br />Provide opportunity for students to express ideas & develop writing skills<br />Other enrolled members can read & comment<br />Groups<br />File exchange; private discussion boards<br />
  28. 28. Key Components - Collaboration<br />Discussion Boards<br />Give more time for reflection prior to posting<br />Encourages greater feedback from other students<br />Encourages students who don’t normally participate in classroom discussions to have a voice<br />Blogs & Journals<br />Provide opportunity for students to express ideas & develop writing skills<br />Other enrolled members can read & comment<br />Groups<br />File exchange; private discussion boards<br />
  29. 29. Key Components - ePortfolios<br />Currently a pilot project for Grade 9 Career Education<br />
  30. 30. Other Components<br />Learning Modules <br />allow you to define the flow of content released to the student<br />a structured path – can be sequential or non-sequential<br />Adaptive Release<br />Performance dashboard<br />Tracking statistics<br />Early warning system<br />
  31. 31. Other Components<br />Learning Modules <br />Adaptive Release<br /><ul><li>Rules you create to control release of content
  32. 32. Great potential for differentiated instruction</li></ul>Performance dashboard<br />Tracking statistics<br />Early warning system<br />
  33. 33. Other Components<br />Learning Modules <br />Adaptive Release<br />Performance dashboard<br />provides an up-to-date report on the activity for all students<br />Last class access & days since last class access<br />Review status & Adaptive release<br />Discussion board & View Grades<br />Early Warning System<br />Tracking statistics<br />Early warning system<br />
  34. 34. Other Components<br />Learning Modules <br />Adaptive Release<br />Performance dashboard<br />Tracking statistics<br />provide information about Student activityActivity is tracked for the entire Class and can be viewed as a whole or for the following individual areas: <br />Content Areas, Groups, and by Topic<br />Early warning system<br />
  35. 35. Other Components<br />Learning Modules <br />Adaptive Release<br />Performance dashboard<br />Tracking statistics<br />Early warning system<br />a rule-driven communication tool that sends email messages to Students and their Parents when the criteria for the rule is triggered. Rules can be based upon a test score, a due date, or Class access. Each notification message is fully customizable. <br />
  36. 36. How Might I Use It?<br />1 Bb class for all F2F classes, with sections for individual subjects or 1 Bb class for each F2F subject?<br />
  37. 37. How Might I Use It?<br />1 Bb class for all F2F classes, with sections for individual subjects or 1 Bb class for each F2F subject?<br />Should course be “open” or “closed”?<br />
  38. 38. How Might I Use It?<br />1 Bb class for all F2F classes, with sections for individual subjects or 1 Bb class for each F2F subject?<br />Should course be “open” or “closed”?<br />Pros – just 1 Bb class for all F2F & Open<br />Easier to maintain, especially if just starting out<br />Can be “open” so students don’t need to be enrolled<br />Parents can more easily access<br />Cons<br />Cannot really use the Grade Center <br />Cannot use many tools such as discussion boards, blogs or journals, or groups<br />Privacy concerns<br />
  39. 39. How Might I Use It?<br />1 Bb class for all F2F classes, with sections for individual subjects or 1 Bb class for each F2F subject?<br />Should course be “open” or “closed”?<br />Pros – just 1 Bb class for all F2F<br />Easier to maintain, especially if just starting out<br />Can be “open” so students don’t need to be enrolled<br />Parents can access<br />Cons<br />Grade Center only useful for receiving assignments <br />Cannot use many tools such as discussion boards, blogs or journals, or groups if students not actually enrolled<br />Privacy concerns<br />
  40. 40. What Do I Need to Get Started?<br />Free Bb account<br />Student accounts<br />1 or more Bb classes<br />Content for your classes<br />For accounts & class creations contact your regional IT consultant (SECSD) or follow links from http://www.centralischool.ca for other school divisions<br />
  41. 41. How Can I Learn to Use Bb?<br />Training from your IT consultant<br />SECSD Instructional Technology Bb Org –Online Learning in South East Cornerstone<br />http://www.cornerstonesd.ca/onlinelearning<br />Blackboard Resources section<br />Blackboard Quick Tutorials<br />http://www.blackboard.com/quicktutorials/quicktutorials.htm<br />
  42. 42. Sample Classes<br />IP 10 - student checklist of assignments<br />Life Transitions 30– discussion boards, assignment tool<br />Math 20– <br />Math B30 - Lessons &gt; Chapter 2 Data Analysis &gt;Graphing Calculator Tutorial<br />Physics 30 - Unit 3C. Use of multimedia<br />Chemistry 30 -<br />
  43. 43. Questions?<br />Presentation available for downloading from the convention website -<br />http://www.cornerstonesd.ca/convention<br />

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