B L A C K B O A R D Blackboard Basics Respondus Test Generation Respondus LockDown Browser Cindy Bowers, Blackboard Administrator firstname.lastname@example.org Welcome
Blackboard 9 – ECU’s LMS for the last 12 years F Y I : FIREFOX WORKS BEST WITH BLACKBOARD (PC and MAC) Easy to customize menu bar Easy to copy content from one semester to the next Easy to merge multiple sections Arrows to drag/drop + contextual arrows to edit, remove, etc. Multimedia friendly Date restrict options allow for building your course ahead of time Grade Center, includes Smart Views IT’S YOUR COURSE – ENJOY DESIGNING IT!
Content Options > Your Plan Lecture notes on the or attached as Word docs, PowerPoints Links to web sites Audio files Videos (Options for storage: Mediasite – Josh Brown or Tegrity Lecture Capture – Allen Dennis) Syllabus – make it easy to find Contact info – make it easy to find Organize content by weeks, modules, folders … your choice Date restrict settings > you can build ahead!
Assessment Options Online, face-to-face, or hybrid courses all have the same options: Create tests to be taken online; new tool > LockDown Browser Create assignments > students attach documents – frees up your email inbox; secure; time stamp Created assessments automatically show up in Grade Center Assignments opened and/or downloaded via grade center Web 2.0 tools > blog, journal, wiki Surveys – created like a test – anonymous SafeAssignment Discussion Board
Respondus integrates with Bb Respondus Test Generator Example of Question w/feedback Question 1) Who determined the exact speed of light? a. Albert Einstein @ No. Albert Michelson determined the exact speed of light. *b) Albert Michelson @ Yes. Albert Michelson won the Nobel Prize for Physics for determining the exact speed of light. c) Thomas Edison @ No, Thomas Edison did not determine the exact speed of light. d. Guglielmo Marconi @ No. Marconi did not discover the exact speed of light, but he did win the Nobel Prize for Physics for his work with radio waves.
LockDown Browser Thorough instructions available LockDown Browser (by Respondus)
Our most common question from students this time of year. When you’re done building your course, turn it on… Control Panel to Customization > Properties > Set Availability > YES “I don’t see my course(s) in Blackboard. What’s up with that?”
Contact Info We’d be glad to help! • Matt Long . . . . . . . . . . . . . . email@example.com • Blackboard, LockDown Browser, Yammer, iPad • Cindy Bowers . . . . . . . . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org • Blackboard, LockDown Browser, WordPress blogs • Allen Dennis . . . . . . . . . . . . email@example.com • Blackboard, Respondus, LockDown Browser, Tegrity