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Introduction to Blackboard at HPU

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Introduction to Blackboard at HPU

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Introduction to Blackboard at HPU

  1. 1. What is Blackboard? • Interactive & Engaging • Learn anywhere at anytime • Make course materials available online
  2. 2. Blackboard at High Point University • There are 5 ways to get to Blackboard: 1. My.highpoint.edu 2. Mycourses.highpoint.edu 3. Courses.highpoint.edu 4. Blackboard.highpoint.edu 5. Highpoint.edu
  3. 3. How to Get Help • Submit a ticket: helpdesk.highpoint.edu • Email: helpdesk@highpoint.edu • Phone: 336-841-4357 • Walk in: Norcross Graduate School – Hours: • Monday-Friday: 7:30am-7:00pm • Saturday: 7:30am-4:00pm
  4. 4. Types of Courses Sandbox Course Development Course Semester Course • Private space to experiment in • No students enrolled • Available now • Begin work on future semester courses • Available upon request • Must course copy content to semester course • Blank course shell • Live course with students • Available: • Instructor 60 days before first class • Students 2 weeks prior to first class
  5. 5. Locating Courses My Courses Module Course List The My Courses module and the Courses List tab contain a list of the courses you are enrolled in.
  6. 6. Homepage/ Module Page • Available from course menu • Display dynamic information • Use to: – Quickly navigate to course areas – Customize and personalize the student experience
  7. 7. When Edit Mode is On • Instructors only • Add content • Edit course menu
  8. 8. When Edit Mode is Off • Instructors can navigate • Cannot change course content • Similar to what students see
  9. 9. Enter Student Preview Mode • Click "eye" symbol to enter Student Preview Mode • See your course exactly how a student would see it
  10. 10. Exit Student Preview Mode • Click on Exit Preview • Select the first option to maintain your courses content • Click continue.
  11. 11. Default Course Structure • Menu links that are included in a default course • Contains links to all key content areas
  12. 12. Organizing & Editing Course Menu
  13. 13. Course Management Menu • Found under Course Menu • Create Engaging Content • Enhance Course Appearance Students cannot see this menu
  14. 14. Control Panel • Files- A central file storage area within each course • Course Tools- All available tools that can be added to a Course • Evaluation- Run course reports • Grade Center- Manage students' grades, create columns, and calculate final grades • Users and Groups- Set up Groups and view a list of users in the course • Customization- View and change the properties for the course • Packages and Utilities- Copy, import, export, and archive the course • Help- Access Blackboard Help, as well as the OIT helpdesk information
  15. 15. Teaching Style Options • Control the: – Appearance – Theme – Course menu style – Course entry point – Banner image for a course
  16. 16. Summary In this training we covered: • Locating and getting help with Blackboard • Differences between instructor and student view • How a default course shell will appear • Where to find teaching styles and apply them into your course
  17. 17. Are there any questions?
  18. 18. Take Our Evaluation Survey • In your sandbox course you will see a link called Survey • Click on this link to fill out our course evaluation survey
  19. 19. How to Get Help • Submit a ticket: helpdesk.highpoint.edu • Email: helpdesk@highpoint.edu • Phone: 336-841-4357 • Walk in: Norcross Graduate School – Hours: • Monday-Friday: 7:30am-7:00pm • Saturday: 7:30am-4:00pm

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