Blackboard Workshops for Jan-Feb 2012

Quick note:
All faculty are enrolled in the Bb tutorial site (BB_0000_000_200320). The Bb tutorial site has step by step instruction on Bb features. I hope you will find this site very useful.

Blackboard 9.1 Getting Started

This workshop will provide an overview of Bb 9.1 and will cover the “Student View”, Building course navigation and uploading Content and the Control Panel features.

Upon completing the workshop, attendees will be able to perform basic operations in Bb9.1.
The Bb9.1 “Getting Started” workshop will be repeated on the following dates:

Wednesday Jan 25, 3:00-4:30     Bb Getting Started    Merion 275
Tuesday Feb 7, 11:30-1:00         Bb Getting Started   held in the Library-Instruction Lab, on the main floor.

Blackboard 9.1 Campus Pack, Blogs and Wiki

This training session will focus on how students can use blogs and wikis to communicate and collaborate in class.  You will learn how to create wiki, blogs, and journals for your students.  You will also learn the appropriate application of each of these tools.

Upon successfully completing this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Create Blogs, Wiki, and Journals in a Blackboard class space

The Bb9.1 “Campus Pack, Blogs and Wiki” workshop will be repeated on the following dates:

Tuesday Jan 31, 11:30-1:00        Campus Pack, Blogs and Wiki     held in the Library-Instruction Lab, on the main floor.

Wednesday Feb 29, 3:00-4:30     Campus Pack, Blogs and Wiki    Merion 275

Blackboard 9.1 Bb Wimba

Wimba can be utilized by those instructors that need to communicate with their students online in real time.

Wimba takes Blackboard’s “Virtual Classroom” tool to the next level by adding voice, video, and application sharing

Upon successfully completing this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Have a general knowledge of  how to communicate with students online using tools in Wimba.
  • Have a working knowledge of  how to synchronously share content and web sites with students online.

The Bb9.1 “Wimba” workshop will be repeated on the following dates:

Thursday Feb 2, 11:30-1:00        Bb Wimba  held in the Library-Instruction Lab, on the main floor.
Wednesday Feb 8, 3:00-4:30     Bb Wimba    Merion 275

Blackboard 9.1 Bb Rubrics

The Bb Rubrics tool allows you to specify criteria and performance levels for grading, providing clear guidelines for students, instructors, and teach assistants.

The Bb9.1 “Bb Rubrics” workshop will be repeated on the following dates:

Thursday Feb 23, 11:30-1:00     Bb Rubrics  held in the Library-Instruction Lab, on the main floor.

Blackboard 9.1 Bb Assessment

This workshop provides a hands-on introduction to the assessment function of Blackboard Learn, with a focus on creating and grading tests.  There are five major stages, you will experience a test as a student, you will learn how to create, deploy, and grade assessments.  We will also discuss best practices in online assessment, and explore how statistics can help evaluate the effectiveness of assessments.

The Bb9.1 “Bb Assessment” workshop will be repeated on the following dates:

Thursday Feb 9, 11:30-1:00   Bb Assessment  held in the Library-Instruction Lab, on the main floor.
Wednesday Feb 22, 3:00-4:30     Bb Assessment    Merion 275

Blackboard 9.1 Grade Center

The Blackboard Grade Center is more than just a way to record students’ grades; it is a dynamic and interactive tool.  The Grade Center can record data, monitor student progress and communicate information to students.  Use this valuable tool to help understand student progress and make informed decisions on how to improve educational performance.

The Bb9.1 “Grade Center” workshop will be repeated on the following dates:

Thursday Jan 26, 11:30-1:00       Bb Grade Center   held in the Library-Instruction Lab, on the main floor.
Thursday Feb 16, 11:30-1:00       Bb Grade Center  held in the Library-Instruction Lab, on the main floor.
Tuesday Feb 21, 11:30-1:00         Bb Grade Center  held in the Library-Instruction Lab, on the main floor.

Source: Al Labonis, ITDL

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