UoM Transition to Bb9 for the School of Education


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Presentation from Cath Dyson on the Transition to Blackboard 9 for the School of Education. 23/02/11

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  • Already experience being developed within the School Phase 1 about testing Bb9 worked! Phase 2 stretching the features used, broader use of bb9. Lecturers have added their own content. All running smoothly
  • Email is linked to CS, whatever students preferred choice is
  • Communities e.g. LLC have a space for German
  • Presents both Blackboard 8 and Bb9 courses for both students and staff Increased ownership by academic on releasing course
  • Plans still to be agreed formally at TLC Discussed with Martyn and Yoram
  • UoM Transition to Bb9 for the School of Education

    1. 1. Making the move to Bb9.1 in Education Cath Dyson eLearning Manager Faculty of Humanities eLearning team
    2. 2. YOUR SCHOOL PILOTS <ul><li>Who is already using Bb9 to support students </li></ul>
    3. 3. Pilot Phase 1 and 2 Member of Staff Course Course Code Susan Brown, Richard Fay Becoming Global EDUC10440 Michael Wigelsworth Psychology of Education EDUC60651 Olwen McNamara/Gary Motteram PGR -Education Organisations Diane Slaouti   EDUC10912 Diane Slaouti   EDUC70060 Pilot Phase 1 Drew Whitworth Researching DTCE
    4. 4. BB9 SUMMARY <ul><li>What are the improvements to Bb9? </li></ul>
    5. 5. Bb9 Summary <ul><li>Improved Interface </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced File Management </li></ul><ul><li>Media rich content and assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Improved student performance monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>Email direct to students </li></ul><ul><li>MLE Developments </li></ul>
    6. 6. Improved Interface <ul><li>No tabs - just edit on or off </li></ul><ul><li>More control over the course menu </li></ul><ul><li>Using items to build up content </li></ul><ul><li>Drag and drop items around </li></ul><ul><li>Set your own home page/entry point </li></ul><ul><li>Standard Course Structure </li></ul>
    7. 7. Enhanced File Management <ul><li>Drag and Drop files </li></ul><ul><li>Organise on computer then pull them in </li></ul><ul><li>Structure remains </li></ul>
    8. 8. Web 2.0 Content <ul><li>Mash up tool </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adding external content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube, SlideShare, Flickr </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wiki </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Simplified Blackboard Wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easier to use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gradeable </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Assessing Learners <ul><li>New question types in tests </li></ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Calculated formula </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opinion scale/Likert </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HotSpot </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quiz Bowl </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wikis now gradeable </li></ul>
    10. 10. Monitoring Student Performance <ul><li>Grade Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Smart views </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tailored view of student progress e.g. students who scored less than 60 on week 1 quiz </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Performance Dashboard </li></ul><ul><li>Notifications/early warning/tracking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Base on Grade Rules </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. MLE Developments <ul><li>Blackboard Mobile Learn </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing Content across the University </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide personalised and targeted information to students integrated with the current portal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enables groups to collaborate and communicate using BB9.1 </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. STANDARD COURSE STRUCTURE <ul><li>Help for you, consistency for students, meeting the minimum requirements </li></ul>
    13. 13. Why a Standard Course Unit Structure <ul><ul><li>Makes it easier to start developing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consistency for students – feedback has been that different navigations and different terms are confusing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support for staff in meeting minimum requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional Resources for both staff and students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schools can build on this Faculty SCS to add content useful to Schools </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. UOM IMPLEMENTATION OF BB9 <ul><li>The Portal and the ‘Playground’ </li></ul>
    15. 15. Rationale <ul><li>Why have we upgraded? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Product development by supplier? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>eLearning strategy goal 2 advancing Manchester 2015 Agenda </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ongoing investment in eLearning high priority </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Beyond Bb9 – considers whole MLE framework </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open up ways to manage and share academic content </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Portal <ul><li>The Staff Portal is the entrance way into Bb9 </li></ul><ul><li>Access it from www.manchester.ac.uk/portal </li></ul><ul><li>Click ‘ Teaching and Research ’ tab </li></ul><ul><li>In the ‘ My Courses ’ portlet, you will see all your courses: Blackboard Vista 8 and/or Bb9 : Current, Future and Ended Courses </li></ul>Little person icon = Blackboard Vista 8 course Bb9 icon = Bb9 course (Option to add ‘My Organisations’ portlet)
    17. 17. Portal for students <ul><li>Students access the portal in the same way </li></ul><ul><li>The main difference is that they have a ‘ My Studies ’ tab NOT a ‘Teaching and Research’ tab </li></ul>
    18. 18. ‘ Organisations’ or ‘Communities’ <ul><li>Provides more flexibility in using the online environment to support students </li></ul><ul><li>Definitely for 2011 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Programme level spaces </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Delivery date tbc </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Other Academic Communities </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. Activate your ‘Playground’ <ul><li>Playground is for testing, NOT for course development </li></ul><ul><li>Please activate it today - but we will use it to support the Practical Workshops so don’t play too much! </li></ul><ul><li>Just click Activate Playground - you will be asked for a name/title, e.g. Cath’s Test Area , then click Activate </li></ul>
    20. 20. Search the Knowledge Base for resources <ul><li>Lots of Help Articles available on the Knowledge Base </li></ul><ul><li>Go to www.manchester.ac.uk/servicedesk </li></ul><ul><li>Click Knowledge base </li></ul><ul><li>Type Bb9 and then Search </li></ul>
    21. 21. HOW TO MAKE THE TRANSITION <ul><li>Support for the School in Making the Move to Bb9? </li></ul>
    22. 22. Transition overview <ul><li>Aim: Ensure student experience not affected </li></ul><ul><li>All Schools have timeslots between now and July to move content re-using from Blackboard Vista 8 to Bb9 </li></ul><ul><li>eLearning team will provide a range of support, presentations, workshops, drop-ins </li></ul><ul><li>Academics rebuild courses in Bb9 with content from their computers or content downloaded from BBV8 </li></ul><ul><li>Other activities working with Schools to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop SCS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify courses that might need extra help </li></ul></ul>
    23. 23. Support for Education #1 <ul><li>Individual School Plans are online at http://www.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/tandl/elearning/bb9/ </li></ul>
    24. 24. Support for Education #2 <ul><li>Presentations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>School Board 23 rd March C2.32(brief) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>20 th March 2-3.30 A2.16 (full demo) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Roadshow – Ellen Wilkinson Café </li></ul><ul><ul><li>21st-25th - March </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>28 th March – 1 st April Come and ask questions 12-1 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Workshops </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5 th , 7 th , 12 th , 13 th April </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Drop-ins </li></ul><ul><ul><li>20 th April 12-1.30 B3.1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>26 th April 12-1.30 B3.1 </li></ul></ul>
    25. 25. What now? <ul><li>Playground via Portal </li></ul><ul><li>Get to know Bb9 using the Playground and online support </li></ul><ul><li>Wait until your transition date and we will send an email directing you to the Transition Wizard </li></ul><ul><li>Activate your courses for Bb9 </li></ul><ul><li>Using support online and face to face re-build/move content </li></ul>
    26. 26. Finding out more generally <ul><li>Search for BB9 in the VLS for an overview of Pilot Phase 1 in SAHC with Dr Polly Low </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://stream.manchester.ac.uk/Play.aspx?VideoId=6185 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blackboard On-Demand Learning Centre </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://ondemand.blackboard.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Knowledge Base articles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.manchester.ac.uk/servicedesk </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Screen cast of a presentation delivered by Blackboard in June </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.campus.manchester.ac.uk/elearning/resources/mle_webinars.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MLE Highlights, information about Blackboard 9.1 and the MLE Project include more information about Mobile Learn and Mobile Central </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.campus.manchester.ac.uk/tlso/newsbulletins/mle/ </li></ul></ul>
    27. 27. Questions?