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Introduction to Blackboard

This course will serve as an introduction to and general overview of the Blackboard system. We will review:

  1. Logging into Blackboard
  2. The content available on each of the three Blackboard tabs once logged in:
  • My Blackboard: what's available and how to personalize it
  • My Courses: configuration of the look of a course, use of the Control Panel as well as the Quick Edit features to add content to a course
  • Content and Files: organizing, naming, and loading course content into the Content Collection (rather than into the course itself), as well as editing those files.
Blackboard's Content Collection and Bb Drive and Blackboard's Course Shell

This course will look at how the Content Collection is used in building a course. We will review:

  1. How to access the Content Collection
  2. Why course content should sit in the Course Content folder rather than the My Content: your e-ID folder
  3. The importance of organizing the Content Collection using folders and subfolders
  4. How to add content to the Content Collection
  5. How content in the Content Collection gets into a course
  6. How content can be edited within the Content Collection using Bb Drive
  7. The basic navigational links in a blank Blackboard course shell
  8. What might be included under "About This Course" and "Coursework"
  9. How to organize content within a course through folders, learning units or lesson plans
  10. How to add content into a course
  11. How to link to assessments and tools in a course
  12. How to customize the course navigation
  13. How to customize a course (colors, banners, links)
  14. How to make content available to students
Discussion Boards

This course will look at how to set up and/or use the Discussion Boards within a course. We will review:

  1. How to create Discussion Boards
  2. How to manage Discussion Boards
  3. How to grade Discussion Boards
Assignments

This course will look at how to set up Assignments within a course. We will review:

  1. How to create an Assignment
  2. How to manage Assignments
  3. How to grade Assignments
Turnitin Assignments

This course will look at how to set up Turnitin Assignments within a course. We will review:

  1. How to create a Turnitin Assignments
  2. How to manage Turnitin Assignments
  3. How to grade Turnitin Assignments
Journals, Blogs, and Wikis

This course will look at how to incorporate journals, blogs and wikis into a course. We will review:

  1. Which communication tool is right for your subject matter
  2. How to create a journal, blog, and wiki
  3. How to manage journals, blogs, and wikis
  4. How to grade journal, blog, and wiki entries
Blackboard's Grade Center

This course will look at how to set up and use the Grade Center. We will review:

  1. How to set up and organize the Grade Center
  2. How columns are added in the Grade Center (for both internally and externally graded items)
  3. How to manage the Grade Center
  4. How to enter grades into the Grade Center
  5. How to configure the Total and/or Weighted Total columns to assure accurate calculations
  6. How to download and upload the Grade Center
Test Creation & Administration

This course will look at how to create pools, surveys and/or tests. We will review:

  1. How to create pools, surveys and/or tests
  2. How to upload pools, surveys, and/or tests into Blackboard
Blackboard Collaborate Overview (Advanced Communication)

This course will be a training session on synchronous and asynchronous uses of the Blackboard Collaborate system. We will review:

  1. Best practices for conducting a Bb Collaborate session
  2. How to set up a Bb Collaborate session
  3. How to upload and manage content in Bb Collaborate
  4. How to record a Bb Collaborate session
  5. How to use the communication, whiteboard, and polling tools in Bb Collaborate
  6. How to conduct a web tour or desktop application sharing session in Bb Collaborate
  7. Details on offering sessions via the Bb Collaborate mobile app (iPhone and iPad only)
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