An Introduction to Working Wi

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An Introduction to Working Wi

  1. 1. An Introduction to Working Within Course Management Systems
  2. 2. Course Management System <ul><li>Vary by institution </li></ul><ul><li>UCSD Extension - Blackboard </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits and Drawbacks </li></ul>
  3. 3. Benefits <ul><li>Organizational </li></ul><ul><li>Student familiarity </li></ul><ul><li>Grading and assessment </li></ul>
  4. 4. Drawbacks <ul><li>How user friendly is it? </li></ul><ul><li>Learning curve for all </li></ul><ul><li>Appearance </li></ul>
  5. 5. Responsibilities <ul><li>Attend training on that specific CMS </li></ul><ul><li>Organize your material in the folders provided that make it easiest for the online learner. </li></ul><ul><li>Respond to student emails in a timely manner. </li></ul><ul><li>Manage student grades in the grade book application. </li></ul><ul><li>Participate actively in the Discussion Board topics. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Assignments <ul><li>Time Release </li></ul><ul><li>Differentiation of Instruction </li></ul>
  7. 7. Communication <ul><li>Student Responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Instructor Responsibility </li></ul>
  8. 8. Overall Conclusions <ul><li>Teaching from within a CMS requires creativity and the ability to integrate new technologies to supplement your curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>The level of student familiarity and comfort with the CMS varies </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Get Creative! </li></ul>

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