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  • Advanced Blackboard GSS 2009 11 20

    1. 1. Advanced Blackboard<br />20 November 2009<br />Graduate School of Social Service<br />Teach IT. Fordham IT Instructional Technology Academic Computing<br /> Faculty Technology Centers<br />
    2. 2. Prerequisites<br />Blackboard Knowledge:<br />Control Panel<br />Content Types<br />Discussion Boards<br />Grade Center<br />General Knowledge<br />Browser Navigation<br />Email usage<br />MyFordham (my.fordham.edu) portal login<br />Teach IT. Fordham IT Instructional Technology Academic Computing<br /> Faculty Technology Centers<br />
    3. 3. News & Reminders<br />Teach IT. Fordham IT Instructional Technology Academic Computing<br /> Faculty Technology Centers<br />Single Sign-on through MyFordhamportal<br />New URL is My.Fordham.Edu<br />Fordham.blackboard.com will be discontinued<br />AccessITID usernames and passwords<br />Banner ID and naming conventions <br />17-character: engl1101c01201010<br />engl 1101 c01 2010 10<br />Dept. Course Sec. Year Sem.<br />
    4. 4. News & Reminders<br />Drop Box has been deprecated<br />Do not use!<br />Use the Assignment Content Type instead<br />Does not have file name restrictions<br />Creates Grade Center column automatically<br />Teach IT. Fordham IT Instructional Technology Academic Computing<br /> Faculty Technology Centers<br />
    5. 5. News & Reminders<br />IDs for spring courses end in ‘201020’<br />201020 courses began loading on 11/16<br />You must be correctly assigned to a course in Banner before it will appear your Blackboard<br />The Blackboard staff cannot perform an action that directly contradicts the systems of record.<br />Teach IT. Fordham IT Instructional Technology Academic Computing<br /> Faculty Technology Centers<br />
    6. 6. News & Reminders<br />If your department changes course assignments after 11/16, you may not have access to the correct courses<br />Call 718-817-2289 once you know Banner is correct<br />Instructors are still responsible to reconcile Blackboard enrollments with official rosters at the end of the Drop/Add period.<br />Teach IT. Fordham IT Instructional Technology Academic Computing<br /> Faculty Technology Centers<br />
    7. 7. News & Reminders<br />Teach IT. Fordham IT Instructional Technology Academic Computing<br /> Faculty Technology Centers<br />Avoid unnecessary A/V<br />Remember your students may not have broadband<br />Use HTML (built-in editor) when possible<br />Faster<br />More accessible: runs anywhere Blackboard runs<br />Not all students have Word<br />Expensive<br />Version issues<br />
    8. 8. News & Reminders<br />Do Not Copy & Paste text from Word<br />Copy to Notepad, then to Blackboard<br />Word copies things other than just text<br />Incomplete Word markup can affect the display of other things on the page<br />Teach IT. Fordham IT Instructional Technology Academic Computing<br /> Faculty Technology Centers<br />
    9. 9. News & Reminders<br />Teach IT. Fordham IT Instructional Technology Academic Computing<br /> Faculty Technology Centers<br />Do Not Copy & Paste text directly from other websites into Blackboard<br />Hidden Text and JavaScript can damage courses<br />Link whenever possible<br />Use the site’s “embed” feature if available<br />As a last resort, copy to Notepad first, then to Blackboard.<br />Notorious offenders:<br />New York Times<br />Wall Street Journal<br />LA Times<br />The Economist<br />
    10. 10. Forum Subscriptions<br />Teach IT. Fordham IT Instructional Technology Academic Computing<br /> Faculty Technology Centers<br />Allowing Subscriptions:<br />
    11. 11. Forum Subscriptions<br />Teach IT. Fordham IT Instructional Technology Academic Computing<br /> Faculty Technology Centers<br />Subscribing to forums/threads:<br />
    12. 12. Grading Discussion Boards<br />Teach IT. Fordham IT Instructional Technology Academic Computing<br /> Faculty Technology Centers<br />Creating a graded Forum:<br />
    13. 13. Grading Discussion Boards<br />Teach IT. Fordham IT Instructional Technology Academic Computing<br /> Faculty Technology Centers<br />Accessing the Grading Dialog:<br />
    14. 14. Grading Discussion Boards<br />Teach IT. Fordham IT Instructional Technology Academic Computing<br /> Faculty Technology Centers<br />Grading the Forum:<br />
    15. 15. Grading Discussion Boards<br />Teach IT. Fordham IT Instructional Technology Academic Computing<br /> Faculty Technology Centers<br />The Forum in the Grade Center:<br />
    16. 16. Saving & Printing Threads<br />Teach IT. Fordham IT Instructional Technology Academic Computing<br /> Faculty Technology Centers<br />
    17. 17. Saving & Printing Threads<br />Teach IT. Fordham IT Instructional Technology Academic Computing<br /> Faculty Technology Centers<br />
    18. 18. Saving & Printing Threads<br />Most computers can save through “print”<br />May be called different things:<br />“Print to File”<br />“Print to PDF”<br />“Save as PDF”<br />Teach IT. Fordham IT Instructional Technology Academic Computing<br /> Faculty Technology Centers<br />
    19. 19. Adaptive Release<br />Make content available for specific time periods<br />Timed tests<br />Pre-loading content<br />Make content available to specific people<br />Groups<br />Special needs<br />Make content available based on other actions<br />Actions must be completed in sequence<br />Teach IT. Fordham IT Instructional Technology Academic Computing<br /> Faculty Technology Centers<br />
    20. 20. Copying and Archiving<br />Teach IT. Fordham IT Instructional Technology Academic Computing<br /> Faculty Technology Centers<br />Course Copy<br />Take course content and reuse it<br />Always “Copy to Existing Course”<br />We pre-build the course shells for you<br />Choose only the content you want<br />Archive Course<br />Complete copy you save to disk<br />Includes all grades, discussion board posts, etc.<br />If you ever need it, bring the file to the Blackboard admins. We can restore it for you.<br />

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