COURSEsites by Blackboard By Wendy Kirker ECOMP 6203
COURSEsites is a free Learning ManagementSystem allowing individual instructors tocreate online courses or to supplementtheir classroom instruction with webbased components
COURSEsites delivers aneffective course by: Ensuring easy access by creating a URL specific to each course Encouraging collaboration, cohesiveness and group interaction through Discussion Board forums, blogs etc. Ability to post assignments and grades Tutorials to help both instructors and students if encountering trouble with the system
SPECIAL FEATURES1. Ability to Login using Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Windows Live, or Yahoo account information2. Top Navigation Ribbon3. Instructor Homepage4. Course Creation Wizard with Structure and Theme choices5. Course Invitations
Organized and Supportive tutorials make creatingand managing courses simple.
Coursesites is easy to navigate with readily available informationon Course Themes, How to use Live Classroom and Instant Messengeras well as tips for managing the instructor homepage.
Based on the key elements outlined in ourtextbook on “evaluating an effectiveonline course” COURSEsites seems to be aperfect fit. Not only is your COURSEsiteeasy to manage and create but it iseasily accessible and allows forcollaboration and interaction amongstudents and instructors.
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