Introduction to Blackboard and Learning Management Systems

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Introduction to Blackboard and Learning Management Systems

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION TOBLACKBOARD ANDLEARNINGMANAGEMENTSYSTEMSJohn Makevichjohn.makevich@gmail.com
  2. 2. LEARNING OUTCOMES By the end of this workshop, you will:  Be able to define what a learning management system is and its role in student learning.  Get an overview of Blackboard Learn and have an opportunity to perform basic skills within the system.  Engage in discussion of the ways Blackboard Learn (or other learning management systems) could benefit your environment.  Explore and examine some of the different benefits of learning management systems.
  3. 3. ABOUT THE LEARNINGMANAGEMENT SYSTEM (LMS) What?  According to Wikipedia: A learning management system (LMS) is a software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, and reporting of training programs, classroom and online events, e-learning programs, and training content. Why?  Is it just a website?  What else does it offer?  What opportunities does it provide?
  4. 4. THE BIRDS-EYE VIEW
  5. 5. THE WALK-THROUGH
  6. 6. DISCUSSION: HOW AND WHY? In what ways will the use of Blackboard benefit us? …benefit students/clients? Pros? Cons? The “I wonder” list…
  7. 7. THE LMS SHOW! For cost  Blackboard  Desire2Learn Open source  Moodle  Sakai Hosted open source  Moodlerooms Joule (now owned by Blackboard)  rSmart (hosts Sakai) Free and hosted  CourseSites (Blackboard)  Pearson OpenClass
  8. 8. THANKS! John Makevichjohn.makevich@gmail.com

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