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Adding Voice to Blackboard

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Presentation given to Richmond faculty and staff as introduction to Wimba Voice Tools

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Adding Voice to Blackboard

  1. 1. Adding Oral Communication to Blackboard
  2. 2. <ul><li>Oral Homework Submission </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students can record directly into Blackboard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No file format issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No file naming issues </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Podcast Creation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No need for blog to create feed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcast available within and without Blackboard </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Voice personalizes the course </li></ul><ul><li>Voice helps auditory learners </li></ul><ul><li>Oral homework develops students’ presentational communication skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students can explain process or procedure </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Oral discussion boards help prepare students for class discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Oral discussion boards can be used as oral learning journals </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>“ It provided a more spontaneous medium to allow more flowing expression of thoughts and feelings to be shared.” </li></ul><ul><li>--from study of use of Wimba Voice Tools at the Duke School of Nursing </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Use a good microphone </li></ul><ul><li>Run the Setup Wizard before recording </li></ul><ul><li>When possible, set Good or Superior Quality </li></ul><ul><li>Set reasonable time limits for recording </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Oral homework: 2 – 3 minutes assigned; 5 minutes set as limit </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Decide upon privacy settings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Voice Board discussions can be private </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Privacy good for instructor feedback </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Set clear objectives for using voice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Build community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Begin class discussion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create oral journals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Structure activities so students aren’t ‘talking into a void’ </li></ul><ul><li>Determine evaluation criteria </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Accessible through the Control Panel </li></ul><ul><li>Only available to instructors </li></ul><ul><li>Possible uses: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Welcome message </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explain a concept or assignment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid SHOUTING in a text announcement </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Voice Board </li></ul><ul><li>Wimba Podcaster </li></ul><ul><li>Voice Email </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose whether students can see this tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To all students, all instructors, all users, or selected users </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Not assigned to any specific content area </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Student-to-student communication </li></ul><ul><li>Oral homework for instructor evaluation </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>Threaded oral discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Can include typed text </li></ul><ul><li>Students cannot import audio files </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get more spontaneous speech </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Preview and/or summary of class discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Comments on student presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Audio blog / learning journal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion threads can be private </li></ul></ul>
  11. 13. <ul><li>Listen from within Blackboard or subscribe </li></ul><ul><li>Only instructors can import audio files </li></ul><ul><li>Text information can be included; it should appear in ‘lyrics’ field </li></ul><ul><li>Choose whether or not students can post directly </li></ul>
  12. 14. <ul><li>Combine web sites and audio </li></ul><ul><li>Give a tour of an important site </li></ul><ul><li>Annotate a web-based image </li></ul><ul><li>Explain a problem solution, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Public or private comments on ‘slides’ are possible </li></ul><ul><li>Downside: all graphics must be associated with a URL </li></ul>
  13. 15. <ul><li>From Palomar College: http://www.palomar.edu/atrc/Training/Wimba/default.htm </li></ul>

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