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  • Explain that these images were taken from the test server which has Blackboard version 7.1 installed and it was the only way to demonstrate the software on the version we will be using after May 15 th , 2007.
  • Search results will only yield documents using Meta-data. Meta-data can be developed when uploading the document to the CMS in the description area.
  • To use the web folder you have folders and files located on your computer (for example a folder called EDU6605 that contains all the files for this course). You can transfer the entire folder called EDU6605 to the web-based network folder that you are now connected to. This process would, in fact, enable you to upload multiple documents to the CMS with one single batch copy.
  • CMSTraining.ppt

    1. 1. CMS Training Presented by eCampus Colloquium eCampus Colloquium 2007 Breaking the Mold – What’s Next for Online Instructors?
    2. 2. File Management
    3. 3. File Management
    4. 4. File Management
    5. 5. File Management
    6. 6. CMS Where is it located? Image placement holder for CMS Content tab location The CMS collection tab is located in Blackboard near the top of the screen and is called “CMS Content”. Clicking on this tab will give you access to the Content Management System for Troy University.
    7. 7. What is the CMS? <ul><li>The Blackboard Content System is a robust Content Management System that not only increases the functionality and flexibility of your Blackboard Courses, but also offers several options for sharing and collaborating. This agenda has been customized to make the most of this 3 hour day, and get you started with using and exploring the Blackboard Content System. </li></ul>
    8. 8. CMS What does it do? <ul><li>My Content – Every user can have his or her personal content storage area. At Troy we have disabled this feature from the student’s side. </li></ul><ul><li>Troy Content – This area contains standard documents that pertain to TROY Campuses only. Users will ONLY have Read access to this area. </li></ul>After logging into the Blackboard platform, users navigate to the Blackboard Content System (CMS Content) tab where they see a clear, organized interface with fey file management functions easily accessible from a single page. Content is organized into “Collections” that include:
    9. 9. CMS Here’s what it looks like
    10. 10. My Content Area My Content This is the area you will use to upload your course documents. You will organize your files by creating folders for every course and uploading documents specific to your courses in the appropriate folders.
    11. 11. Organization Content Organization Content This area will be used by those individuals who are enrolled in organizations. This area will give a quick and convenient storage location for content specific to Troy University organizations.
    12. 12. TROY Content TROY Content Mac provide short description of what content is in the TROY content area.
    13. 13. Tools Tools The tools area is a convenient location for searching the content in the Content Management System. Your search results may yield an unexpected result.
    14. 14. Shortcut View v. Folder view Shortcut View Shortcut view toggles between icons and folder view. Icon View Folder View
    15. 15. Navigation-Action Bar <ul><li>Web Folder - Used to add multiple files/folders to the Content System </li></ul><ul><li>Add Item - Add a single file to the Content System </li></ul><ul><li>Add Folder - Add a folder in the content area </li></ul><ul><li>Add Link – Add a Web Link to the Content System </li></ul>
    16. 16. Breadcrumb Trail
    17. 17. Adding Content <ul><li>Adding content to the Blackboard Content System may be performed by using the Web Folder or Add Item method. Use the Web Folder option to copy multiple files and folders to the Blackboard Content System . </li></ul>
    18. 18. About Web Folder <ul><li>WebDAV is an Internet Standard used for sharing files via the Internet regardless of platform (Windows, Macintosh, Linux, Sun Solaris, etc.). </li></ul><ul><li>Web Folders use WebDAV technology so that each user can access content from the Blackboard Content System as if it were any other network drive or folder. </li></ul><ul><li>Files can be edited via the Web Folder and folders and files can be bulk uploaded. </li></ul><ul><li>Web Folders requires persistent cookies to be enabled or users will be prompted to re-authenticate by logging in when opening a Web Folder. </li></ul><ul><li>NOTE: If persistent cookies are enabled, then users must log out of Blackboard instead of closing the browser window. </li></ul>
    19. 19. Web Folder <ul><li>Web Folder will open an external window. Users may drag and drop content into their Web Folder by using an additional window. </li></ul>
    20. 20. Using Web Folder When you click to access the Web Folder an external window pops up and connects you to a network shared folder. Be careful not to confuse this shared folder with a folder local to your computer. In fact you are connected to a web-based folder.
    21. 21. As a Practice Activity Let’s Add Content to My Content <ul><li>Open “My Content” </li></ul><ul><li>Add files from the sample content with the </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Add Item button </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web Folder (individual files or folders) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Copy and Paste </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Drag and Drop </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Add a Folder then copy and move items into the folder </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Action Bar buttons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web Folder </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use a Web Folder to update a file and verify changes through the Content System </li></ul><ul><li>Archive several items </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Select several items, then choose Download from Drop Down </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Save zip file and then examine zip file contents </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Remember to REFRESH! </li></ul>
    22. 22. Linking Content to the Blackboard Learning System <ul><li>Linking content to the Blackboard Learning System is performed through the Learning System. Users must have course privileges such as an Instructor, TA, Course Builder, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Anytime content is shared from the Blackboard Content System , it will automatically request read access. Below are two options for adding content. </li></ul>
    23. 23. Best Practices for Organizing My Content Collection <ul><li>A user folder (labeled with the username) is created the first time a user enters the Blackboard Content System. </li></ul><ul><li>Area can be organized according to an individual’s needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Folders may be created for storing personal content. </li></ul><ul><li>A private space for viewing by the owner of the folder. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional content or works in progress. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A public space where folders are available to other users. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Content ready to be “published” or shared with others. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Folders are made public or private via permissions on the folder. </li></ul><ul><li>Content can be copied or moved from a private folder to a public or shared folder. </li></ul>