Blackboard 9 – Grade Center Workshop

[blip.tv ?posts_id=2993207&dest=28733] View Full Screen Learn how to add and configure columns for assignments, quizzes, tests, and other assessments. Add and configure columns for assignments, quizzes, tests, and other assessments. Enter scores, comments, and include feedback. Export and import grades to/from a spreadsheet. Download all student documents for a single assessment. Set up weighted grading.

Gradebook Thoughts for an Open Course

I’m co-teaching an educational technology course with Helen Barrett (@eportfolios). Instead of using Blackboard, we’re trying to use all open technologies for the course.  We are using Google Sites for the content and Google Groups for class communication (no Google Wave invite yet). So far, so good except for a few small snags such as […]

12 Questions about Blackboard 9

[blip.tv ?posts_id=2634039&dest=28733] Full screen version of screencast In this workshop, David Wicks discusses 12 common questions asked about the use of Blackboard Release 9. (1 hour 15 minutes) The questions are: What browser should I be using? What happened to the Control Panel? How can I see the course as students see it? How do […]

Web Tools for Flu Season

The Federal Government just released: CDC Guidance for Responses to Influenza for Institutions of Higher Education during the 2009-2010 Academic Year. In this report the CDC recommends “Distance learning or web-based learning may help students maintain self-isolation.” Our VP of Academic Affairs asked me to put together a list of eLearning tools we have available […]

Web Tools for Flu Season

The Federal Government just released: CDC Guidance for Responses to Influenza for Institutions of Higher Education during the 2009-2010 Academic Year. In this report the CDC recommends “Distance learning or web-based learning may help students maintain self-isolation.” Our VP of Academic Affairs asked me to put together a list of eLearning tools we have available […]

Blackboard or WordPress? Part II

Should universities ditch Blackboard in favor of WordPress (or other Web 2.0 tools)? In Part I, I argued against such a move.  After watching the interview below I may have changed my mind. Well, not exactly, but I do believe faculty should consider a blended approach where they integrate real-world (still-living-after-the-term-is-over) tools with their university’s […]