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Getting Started: Blackboard for Students

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Getting Started: Blackboard for Students

  1. 1. Introduction to Blackboard VLE /
  2. 2. A VLE is designed to support the management and function of most aspects of an online course . Blackboard consists of an integrated set of production, communication, assessment and content management tools that allow lecturers to design, present and facilitate online instruction A VLE is a set of computer tools that supports teaching and learning online which compliments and builds upon traditional teaching methods.
  3. 3. <ul><li>Blackboard provides: </li></ul><ul><li>Learning tools </li></ul><ul><li>Communication and collaboration tools </li></ul><ul><li>Course calendars </li></ul><ul><li>Navigation tools </li></ul><ul><li>Assignments and assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Student tools </li></ul> Benefits, Features and Characteristics <ul><li>Stimulus rich online environment </li></ul><ul><li>Offers a learner-centered, self-paced environment </li></ul><ul><li>Fosters collaboration and communication </li></ul><ul><li>Supports interactions with content, teachers and peers </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated and enhanced with a range of technologies </li></ul>
  4. 4. What can I do? <ul><li>Each course unit taught at the UoM is provided with an online course through Blackboard that includes tools for course content delivery, communication tools and coursework </li></ul><ul><li>Blackboard allows you to access your online courses in a more flexible approach, combining convenience, speed and access. </li></ul>
  5. 5. As a student… <ul><li>You will use Blackboard to view course material, reading lists, syllabus information, learning resources. </li></ul><ul><li>You can interact and communicate with your peers via both synchronous and asynchronous tools and effectively collaborate with them. </li></ul><ul><li>You may be asked to electronically submit your coursework or take online self assessment activities, quizzes, surveys and online exams. </li></ul><ul><li>You can also view your grades, monitor your progress and keep notes. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Run-through Blackboard tools <ul><li>Announcements : an area where lecturers post items, important information, reminders, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Assessments : features quizzes, surveys, self test, questionnaires and online exams </li></ul><ul><li>Assignments: submit your course work online. Receive feedback and grades </li></ul><ul><li>Calendar : allows you to view and create dated reminders </li></ul><ul><li>Chat : online synchronous interactions- virtual real time chat </li></ul><ul><li>Discussions boards/forums: you can post and reply to messages </li></ul>
  7. 7. Run-through Blackboard tools <ul><li>Mail: send email to your peers and tutors via Blackboard </li></ul><ul><li>Media Library: might include handouts, glossary definitions, multimedia items, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Syllabus: provides course information </li></ul><ul><li>Weblinks: a compiled list of internet addresses </li></ul><ul><li>Talis List: reading lists, linked to UoM library </li></ul><ul><li>Profile : view course members profiles, update yours! </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated web 2.0 features: wikis and blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Student Tools: My grades, My progress, Notes </li></ul>
  8. 8. How? <ul><li>Log in to Blackboard via the Student Portal </li></ul><ul><li>A Student Guide to Blackboard </li></ul><ul><li>Blackboard Student Support </li></ul><ul><li>Getting Help </li></ul><ul><li>For further information, please contact the elearning team </li></ul>

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