Create your own cartridges for Blackboard This is IT! May 21, 2009 ;11:20am-12:15pm Presented by KimeikoHotta Dover, ELI Faculty & Jennifer Peters-Lise, Digital Services Librarian
Agenda • What are cartridges? • Why use cartridges? • Cases • How are cartridges created? • Demonstration • Where can you find more cartridges?
What are cartridges? • A way to package information for use in a Blackboard course • Cartridges can contain any number of items • E.g. tests, assignments, internet links, documents, videos, audio, images, and more. • A cartridge is created using a Blackboard course, you don’t have to download any special software.
Use Cases • Sharing - examples • Library > faculty • Publisher > faculty • Faculty > faculty • Course > course • Archiving • Course • Course component(s)
How do you create a cartridge? You create a cartridge using a Blackboard course, no extra software required! • Decide what to include in your cartridge • Export the content, settings, quizzes, etc. • Save the cartridge to your computer • Import the cartridge into another Blackboard course or just keep it saved on your computer for use at a later time
Demonstration • Creating a cartridge • Importing a cartridge
Seneca Libraries’ Cartridges • Teachers can easily use Seneca Libraries’ resources in their Blackboard courses • library cartridge catalogue
Publishers Cartridges • Publishers have been using cartridges to deliver materials to teachers to support textbooks for many years • contain hundreds of items for teachers to use in Blackboard, e.g. question pools, PPT slides, templates for assignments, etc. • Often require a PIN or KEY from the publisher (i.e. you have to prove you are using their textbook in your course) • course cartridge catalogue accessible through Blackboard
In conclusion… • Easy way to share, re-use and archive materials used in Blackboard • Cartridges are both used and created in a Blackboard course • For all things cartridges, use the Packages and Utilities buttonfrom the control panel in a Blackboard course
Thank You! KimeikoHotta Dover ELI Faculty SENECA COLLEGE firstname.lastname@example.org Jennifer Peters-Lise Digital Services Librarian SENECA COLLEGE email@example.com