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1. What is Blackboard & Why Would I Want to Use it?South East Saskatchewan Teachers ConventionNovember 9 10, 2009Peggy LawsonInstructional Technology ConsultantSouth East Cornerstone School DivisionThis presentation is available atwww.cornerstonesd.ca/convention 2. What is Blackboard?A content management system (learning management system)A way to deliver & receive contentInteractiveOther CMS - WebCT, Moodle 3. SE Cornerstone Uses Bb for . . .Online ClassesBb is the online classroom for both synchronous & asynchronous classes 4. SE Cornerstone Uses Bb for . . .Online ClassesBb is the online classroom for both synchronous & asynchronous classesF2F classes 5. SE Cornerstone Uses Bb for . . .Online ClassesBb is the online classroom for both synchronous & asynchronous classesF2F classesBlackboard as school web site 6. SE Cornerstone Uses Bb for . . .Online ClassesBb is the online classroom for both synchronous & asynchronous classesF2F classesBlackboard as school web siteSchool Clubs and Organization 7. SE Cornerstone Uses Bb for . . .Online ClassesBb is the online classroom for both synchronous & asynchronous classesF2F classesBlackboard as school web siteSchool Clubs and OrganizationStaff CommunicationPost staff documents & discussions 8. SE Cornerstone Uses Bb for . . .Professional DevelopmentSECSD Organizations & PLC GroupsCurriculum, Student Services, Administrators, . . . 9. SE Cornerstone Uses Bb for . . .Professional DevelopmentSECSD Organizations & PLC GroupsCurriculum, Student Services, Administrators, . . .Convention materialshttp://www.cornerstonesd.ca/convention 10. What Can Blackboard Do for Me?Separate Bb class for each F2F class, or 1 Bb class with subsections for each F2F classH1N1 Keep absent students up-to-dateRepository for class handouts & other contentMultimedia presentationsDeliver and receive assignments 11. What Can Blackboard Do for Me?Create online assessmentsPost web links for classesStudent blogs & journals & portfoliosPost materials for a substituteSharing class materials between teachersRethink how you spend your class time 12. Move lecture materialout of the classroom through online delivery.Move homework into the classroom where the instructor can serve as guide.Extend conversation outside of class through threaded discussionUse opened up time for discussion and practice.www.fontbonne.edu/downloads/TheClassroomFlip.ppt 13. What Can Blackboard Do for Students?Course material available 24/7 @ home & schoolReview materials before testsOnline quizzes & tests can provide immediate feedbackMultimedia possibilities increased engagementDiscussion boards, blogs & journals 14. What Can Blackboard Do for Parents?Communication!!Upcoming eventsSchool announcements & newslettersStudent homeworkShowcase student work in a protected environmentOpen organizations vs closed classes 15. Key Components Content DeliveryAnnouncementsCourse materialsExternal web linksMultimedia presentationsModule pagesCalendar 16. Key Components Content DeliveryAnnouncementsCourse materialsclass syllabus, notes, handouts, other contentExternal web linksMultimedia presentationsModule pagesCalendar 17. Key Components Content DeliveryAnnouncementsCourse materialsExternal web linksMultimedia presentationsModule pagesCalendar 18. Key Components Content DeliveryAnnouncementsCourseExternal web linksMultimedia presentations - sampleModule pagesCalendar 19. Key Components Content DeliveryAnnouncementsCourse materialsExternal web linksMultimedia presentationsModule pagesCan contain a variety of modules Alerts, dictionary, calculator, Whats New, My Tasks, Needs Attention, Thesaurus, Report Card, To DoCalendar 20. Key Components Content DeliveryAnnouncementsCourse materialsExternal web linksMultimedia presentationsModule pagesCalendar 21. Key Components - AssessmentTests & Surveys sampleSome question types auto correctingAssignment tool electronic distribution & receiving assignmentsSelf & Peer AssessmentSafe Assign (Plagarism checker)Grade Center 22. Key Components - AssessmentTests & SurveysSome question types auto correctingAssignment tool electronic distribution & receiving assignmentsSelf & Peer AssessmentSafe Assign (Plagarism checker)Grade Center 23. Key Components - AssessmentTests & SurveysSome question types auto correctingAssignment tool electronic distribution & receiving assignmentsSelf & Peer AssessmentSafe Assign (Plagarism checker)Grade Center 24. Key Components - AssessmentTests & SurveysSome question types auto correctingAssignment tool electronic distribution & receiving assignmentsSelf & Peer AssessmentSafe Assign (Plagarism checker)Grade Center 25. Key Components - AssessmentTests & SurveysSome question types auto correctingAssignment tool electronic distribution & receiving assignmentsSelf & Peer AssessmentSafe Assign (Plagarism checker)Grade Center 26. Key Components - CollaborationDiscussion Boards - sampleGive more time for reflection prior to postingEncourages greater feedback from other studentsEncourages students who dont normally participate in classroom discussions to have a voiceBlogs & JournalsProvide opportunity for students to express ideas & develop writing skillsOther enrolled members can read & commentGroupsFile exchange; private discussion boards 27. Key Components - CollaborationDiscussion BoardsGive more time for reflection prior to postingEncourages greater feedback from other studentsEncourages students who dont normally participate in classroom discussions to have a voiceBlogs & JournalsProvide opportunity for students to express ideas & develop writing skillsOther enrolled members can read & commentGroupsFile exchange; private discussion boards 28. Key Components - CollaborationDiscussion BoardsGive more time for reflection prior to postingEncourages greater feedback from other studentsEncourages students who dont normally participate in classroom discussions to have a voiceBlogs & JournalsProvide opportunity for students to express ideas & develop writing skillsOther enrolled members can read & commentGroupsFile exchange; private discussion boards 29. Key Components - ePortfoliosCurrently a pilot project for Grade 9 Career Education 30. Other ComponentsLearning Modules allow you to define the flow of content released to the studenta structured path can be sequential or non-sequentialAdaptive ReleasePerformance dashboardTracking statisticsEarly warning system 31. Other ComponentsLearning Modules Adaptive ReleaseRules you create to control release of content 32. Great potential for differentiated instructionPerformance dashboardTracking statisticsEarly warning system 33. Other ComponentsLearning Modules Adaptive ReleasePerformance dashboardprovides an up-to-date report on the activity for all studentsLast class access & days since last class accessReview status & Adaptive releaseDiscussion board & View GradesEarly Warning SystemTracking statisticsEarly warning system 34. Other ComponentsLearning Modules Adaptive ReleasePerformance dashboardTracking statisticsprovide information about Student activityActivity is tracked for the entire Class and can be viewed as a whole or for the following individual areas: Content Areas, Groups, and by TopicEarly warning system 35. Other ComponentsLearning Modules Adaptive ReleasePerformance dashboardTracking statisticsEarly warning systema rule-driven communication tool that sends email messages to Students and their Parents when the criteria for the rule is triggered. Rules can be based upon a test score, a due date, or Class access. Each notification message is fully customizable. 36. How Might I Use It?1 Bb class for all F2F classes, with sections for individual subjects or 1 Bb class for each F2F subject? 37. How Might I Use It?1 Bb class for all F2F classes, with sections for individual subjects or 1 Bb class for each F2F subject?Should course be open or closed? 38. How Might I Use It?1 Bb class for all F2F classes, with sections for individual subjects or 1 Bb class for each F2F subject?Should course be open or closed?Pros just 1 Bb class for all F2F & OpenEasier to maintain, especially if just starting outCan be open so students dont need to be enrolledParents can more easily accessConsCannot really use the Grade Center Cannot use many tools such as discussion boards, blogs or journals, or groupsPrivacy concerns 39. How Might I Use It?1 Bb class for all F2F classes, with sections for individual subjects or 1 Bb class for each F2F subject?Should course be open or closed?Pros just 1 Bb class for all F2FEasier to maintain, especially if just starting outCan be open so students dont need to be enrolledParents can accessConsGrade Center only useful for receiving assignments Cannot use many tools such as discussion boards, blogs or journals, or groups if students not actually enrolledPrivacy concerns 40. What Do I Need to Get Started?Free Bb accountStudent accounts1 or more Bb classesContent for your classesFor accounts & class creations contact your regional IT consultant (SECSD) or follow links from http://www.centralischool.ca for other school divisions 41. How Can I Learn to Use Bb?Training from your IT consultantSECSD Instructional Technology Bb Org Online Learning in South East Cornerstonehttp://www.cornerstonesd.ca/onlinelearningBlackboard Resources sectionBlackboard Quick Tutorialshttp://www.blackboard.com/quicktutorials/quicktutorials.htm 42. Sample ClassesIP 10 - student checklist of assignmentsLife Transitions 30 discussion boards, assignment toolMath 20 Math B30 - Lessons > Chapter 2 Data Analysis >Graphing Calculator TutorialPhysics 30 - Unit 3C.Use of multimediaChemistry 30 - 43. Questions?Presentation available for downloading from the convention website -http://www.cornerstonesd.ca/convention