Blackboard 8 What is new? Ir. Willem van Valkenburg Blackboard Beheer
Overview June 3, 2009
What has changed? <ul><li>Grade Center </li></ul><ul><li>Self- and Peer Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>SafeAssign </li></ul>...
Grade   Center <ul><li>New  toolbar </li></ul><ul><li>Create  reports </li></ul><ul><li>Inline editing </li></ul><ul><li>G...
New toolbar <ul><li>Adding columns  </li></ul><ul><li>Managing Grading Periods  </li></ul><ul><li>Grading Schema  </li></u...
Reports <ul><li>The Instructor can control what grades are displayed in the Report as well as what student information app...
Grade Calculations <ul><li>In the Grade Center, an Instructor can calculate grades by  combining multiple Columns  to atta...
Smart Views <ul><li>Instructors have the ability to customize the Grade Center to display a  subset of Students  based on ...
Grading Schema <ul><li>Administrators and Instructors can create  Grading Schema  and then use it in grading.  </li></ul><...
Self and Peer Assessment <ul><li>Greater understanding of  grading criteria  (Self Assessment) </li></ul><ul><li>Construct...
SafeAssign <ul><li>Plagiaat prevention service . </li></ul><ul><li>Assignment is checked against: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In...
Content System Enhancements <ul><li>New  360 ° view  allows you to see what’s going on with a piece of content: </li></ul>...
Discussion Board Enhancements <ul><li>Mark posts Read  when collected. It’s now takes only two clicks to marks every post ...
New Design June 3, 2009
Planning <ul><li>Blackboard update starting  13 th  of July 18:00 until Tuesday 15 th . </li></ul><ul><li>New courses wil ...
Recap <ul><li>Easy-to-use  Grade Center </li></ul><ul><li>Active learning with  Self and Peer Assessment </li></ul><ul><li...
Questions June 3, 2009 www.e-learn.nl [email_address]
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  • Presentatie Blackboard 8 voor docenten TU Delft

    1. 1. Blackboard 8 What is new? Ir. Willem van Valkenburg Blackboard Beheer
    2. 2. Overview June 3, 2009
    3. 3. What has changed? <ul><li>Grade Center </li></ul><ul><li>Self- and Peer Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>SafeAssign </li></ul><ul><li>Content System enhancements </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion Board enhancements </li></ul><ul><li>New lay-out </li></ul>June 3, 2009
    4. 4. Grade Center <ul><li>New toolbar </li></ul><ul><li>Create reports </li></ul><ul><li>Inline editing </li></ul><ul><li>Grade calculations : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Average, Minimum/maximum grade, Improved weighted grades </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Smart view : subset of students and grades </li></ul><ul><li>A multitude of ways to customize the display of the Grade Center </li></ul><ul><li>History of all changes in grades. </li></ul>June 3, 2009
    5. 5. New toolbar <ul><li>Adding columns </li></ul><ul><li>Managing Grading Periods </li></ul><ul><li>Grading Schema </li></ul><ul><li>Smart Views </li></ul><ul><li>Emailing Students </li></ul><ul><li>Creating Reports </li></ul><ul><li>Viewing Grade History </li></ul>June 3, 2009
    6. 6. Reports <ul><li>The Instructor can control what grades are displayed in the Report as well as what student information appears. A signature line and any comments can be added. Reports can then be printed from the screen and distributed. </li></ul>June 3, 2009
    7. 7. Grade Calculations <ul><li>In the Grade Center, an Instructor can calculate grades by combining multiple Columns to attain performance results, such as class averages, final grades that are based on a weighted scale, or total points, and so on. </li></ul><ul><li>These include Weighted grade , Total points grade , Average grade , and Minimum/Maximum grade . </li></ul><ul><li>Each of these functions allows the Instructor to choose the Columns included, such as all Columns from a Grading Period , all Columns , or selected Columns . </li></ul>June 3, 2009
    8. 8. Smart Views <ul><li>Instructors have the ability to customize the Grade Center to display a subset of Students based on selected criteria. Called Smart Views these customized displays can be saved and used again. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can be sorted based on Course , Group , performance measurements , or other criteria . </li></ul><ul><li>Once built and saved, Smart Views become a selectable list item on the Current View drop-down menu of the Grade Center page, enabling easy navigation from one view to another. </li></ul>June 3, 2009
    9. 9. Grading Schema <ul><li>Administrators and Instructors can create Grading Schema and then use it in grading. </li></ul><ul><li>Grading Schemas may be edited or added to an ongoing Course and grades will be updated to reflect the changes. </li></ul>June 3, 2009
    10. 10. Self and Peer Assessment <ul><li>Greater understanding of grading criteria (Self Assessment) </li></ul><ul><li>Constructive feedback between students (Peer Evaluation) </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback without bias (Optional Anonymous Evals) </li></ul><ul><li>Focus reviewers on specifics (Criteria & Criteria Points) </li></ul><ul><li>Summarise evaluations (Results Report) </li></ul>June 3, 2009
    11. 11. SafeAssign <ul><li>Plagiaat prevention service . </li></ul><ul><li>Assignment is checked against: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ProQuest ABI/Inform database with over 1,100 publication titles and about 2.6 million articles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Institutional document archives containing all papers submitted to SafeAssign by users in their respective institutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Global Reference Database containing papers that were volunteered by students from Blackboard client institutions to help prevent cross-institutional plagiarism. Over 1 mln papers. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SafeAssign supports Word (DOC), Plain text (TXT), Rich text format (RTF), PDF , and HTML formats. </li></ul><ul><li>Direct submit : upload a zip with multiple papers. ( max 10 MB and 300 papers per zip-file ) </li></ul>June 3, 2009
    12. 12. Content System Enhancements <ul><li>New 360 ° view allows you to see what’s going on with a piece of content: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gain insight into how content is being used and by whom with tracking data. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Know when to delete old or irrelevant files. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Recycle Bin </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All personal or group Content Area’s now have a Recycle Bin that serves as a staging area for deleted items. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Unique ID </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Links to the Content System files and folders are no longer stored as absolute paths. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content System items may be moved freely within the application. </li></ul></ul>June 3, 2009
    13. 13. Discussion Board Enhancements <ul><li>Mark posts Read when collected. It’s now takes only two clicks to marks every post in a collection as read. </li></ul><ul><li>Quick Collect unread posts in a forum. One click collects every unread post in a forum. </li></ul><ul><li>Return of the tree view . </li></ul><ul><li>Tagging of messages. </li></ul><ul><li>Forum Availability on date and time restrictions. </li></ul>June 3, 2009
    14. 14. New Design June 3, 2009
    15. 15. Planning <ul><li>Blackboard update starting 13 th of July 18:00 until Tuesday 15 th . </li></ul><ul><li>New courses wil be generated on 1 st of August . </li></ul><ul><li>Instructor courses available in the week of 18 th to 22 nd of August </li></ul>
    16. 16. Recap <ul><li>Easy-to-use Grade Center </li></ul><ul><li>Active learning with Self and Peer Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Protect originality with SafeAssign </li></ul><ul><li>Institution-wide Content Management </li></ul><ul><li>Academic debate with the Discussion Board </li></ul><ul><li>Blackboard not available 13 th to 15 th of July </li></ul>
    17. 17. Questions June 3, 2009 www.e-learn.nl [email_address]

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