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Blackboard Basics

  1. 1. Another way to turn up the H.E.A.T. in the classroom!   Blackboard Basics Introduction and Refresher October 14, 2011 Emily Sanders & Lindsey Myers
  2. 2. Our Objectives: <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>After completing the Beginner Blackboard training, I will be able to... </li></ul><ul><ul><li>create and modify the basic elements of the Blackboard/Blended Schools environment, which include folders, items and links. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>explain how blackboard can enhance learning in the 21st century.   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>discuss ways to incorporate Bb into my classroom. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Logging On to Blackboard <ul><li>Let's all log on before we begin the presentation, to ensure that logins work! </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>1. Go to: </li></ul><ul><li>2. Enter your: </li></ul><ul><li>            Username:  pt99.lastnamefirstinitial (pt99.myersl) </li></ul><ul><li>             Password: blended (or whatever you changed it to) </li></ul><ul><li>3. You should be on Blackboard's main page. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>4. Access our PT Staff Training Site </li></ul>
  5. 5. 5. Click on Introduction to open this PowerPoint
  6. 6. What is Blackboard? <ul><li>Content Management for Classes </li></ul><ul><li>Online communication tool between teachers and students </li></ul><ul><li>Way of the future! </li></ul>
  7. 7. Student Learning Today <ul><ul><li>Students today are accustomed to learning online via tutorials </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advantages of tutorials: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>record of lesson </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>pause/rewind/fastforward </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>learn at your own pace </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Our Tasks for Today <ul><li>Refresher on the Following:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Editing Personal Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Name available </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Contact Information </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Password </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adding a Folder </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adding an Item </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adding a Link (hyperlink) </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Editing Personal Information <ul><li>1. Go back to the main page of your account by clicking on the tab marked </li></ul>
  10. 10. 2. On the left hand side is a Tools box.  Click on Personal Information.
  11. 11. <ul><li>3. On this page, you can change your name as it appears to students, your email, and your password. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Now: On to the Tutorials!
  13. 13. Accessing the Online Tutorials <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  1. On the left hand side of our PT Training Class, click on Module Three. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Accessing the Online Tutorials 2. Watch the first video tutorial: Building Structure in your Class  3. THEN watch the second video:  Adding Text   4. LAST watch the first 4 minutes of the video tutorial: Adding Links   4. When you are finished, we will practice together!
  15. 15. Practice! <ul><ul><li>We will be practicing adding a folder and an item to your course. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Go back to the main page of Blackboard(tab: and open your &quot;practice&quot; class. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>  Do we have a volunteer to walk us through it? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  16. 16. While you are practicing: <ul><ul><li>Add USEFUL folders and items to your course: create information you can use in a class! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Think about the objectives! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How can/will Blackboard help your course? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How does Blackboard enhance 21st Century Learning? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Are you successful in creating a folder and an item? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Questions? Additional Assistance? <ul><li>For more help, check out the HELP section of Blended Schools/Blackboard. </li></ul><ul><li>Access this by clicking on the HELP link on the top of the screen. </li></ul><ul><li>Search by topic, and find a video tutorial to help you! </li></ul>
  18. 18. Exit Ticket <ul><li>Please write down answers to these questions: </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>1. What is one way you could use BlackBoard for your class to turn up the H.E.A.T.? </li></ul><ul><li>2. What was missing in this presentation that you still want/need to learn? </li></ul><ul><li>3. How can we help you learn more about Blackboard? </li></ul>