Dog Days? No!

Share

Time to learn some new tricks! Want to know if students have looked at something, click on the contextual arrow next to the item and enable Review.  Advise students to check after reviewing this not only gives you an indication but also reminds students what they have opened and what still needs to be opened.  Go one step further using Adaptive Release and have a quiz or another item appear once Review is checked.

Have Review next to Syllabus and upon checked have a short Syllabus quiz become available to the students!

 

Share

Tips to make Your BB site better

Share

Ten tips to make your Bb site better for students!  Here are a few –

  • Instead of cryptic “Week 1”, “Week 2”, “Week 3” titles on your content folders (and who keeps track of which “week” of the semester it is, anyway?), say something about the content. e.g., “Week 3 – Protein transport”.
  • Even better – make the title a question! “Week 3 – How do cells move protein molecules around?”  Pique your students’ curiosity!
  • Use the Description field of the folder to say something about what’s inside. E.g., “This week, we’ll explore the four stages of teamwork: Forming, Storming, Norming, and Performing.  Think back on the times you’ve worked in teams and be ready to share that experience.”  (Bonus: get them to recall what they might already know about the topic, if applicable!)
Share

Using Common Blackboard Tools in Non-Traditional Ways

Share

Using Common Blackboard Tools in Non-Traditional Ways

The Blackboard Learning Management system offers a variety of tools that help instructors manage the process of delivering instruction within an online course.  Some of these functions are more commonly used such as discussion boards, groups, and the assignment feature, but what about the rest?  What other functionality do some of the other tools offer and what are some ways it which they can be used?  Within this article we will explore the use of one of those such tools, the Journal tool, and offer a few ways in which it can be used within your online course in non-traditional ways.

Blackboard Journal Tool: What is it and how does it work? 

Click above to read the article!

Share

Hopping on the Bandwagon!

Share

Not the Easter Bunny but joining my Blackboard Support colleagues in support of the new “Section Merge Tool” available to you. Now you can copy content to a specific course and then merge your sections to that same course.  You will also receive an email once the copy has taken place.  So no more wondering has it been done, did the click take or not!  So click once and wait for the email.  Need assistance in completing these tasks just contact OET!  Here are links to the videos

Copy Content http://www.ecu.edu/blackboard/Copy/Copy.html

Collapse Sections http://www.ecu.edu/blackboard/collapse/collapse.html

Collapse Sections and then Copy Content http://www.ecu.edu/blackboard/Collapse_Copy/Collapse-Copy.html

Share