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OPSB Training April 16, 2009. Blackboard. Agenda. 8:45-9:00 Introductions Logging In/Ice Breaker 9:00-9:20 Why use Blackboard? Let’s View Two Great Examples 9:20-10:15 Overview of Contents 10:15-10:30 Break 10:30-12:00 Continue Overview. Agenda Continued. 12:00-1:00 Lunch

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  • 8:45-9:00 Introductions
    • Logging In/Ice Breaker
  • 9:00-9:20 Why use Blackboard?
    • Let’s View Two Great Examples
  • 9:20-10:15 Overview of Contents
  • 10:15-10:30 Break
  • 10:30-12:00 Continue Overview
agenda continued
Agenda Continued
  • 12:00-1:00 Lunch
  • 1:00-1:15 View other Great Examples
  • 1:15-3:00 Constructing Your Sites
  • 3:00-3:15 Wrapping It Up/Survey
ice breaker
Ice Breaker

Create a word document that answers the following questions

(Be sure to answer in complete sentences):

  • What is your favorite restaurant in New Orleans?
  • What is your favorite item on the menu?
  • What New Orleans’ celebration is your favorite?
  • Where is the first place you would send visitors to in New Orleans?

Save your document on your computer!

driving question
Driving Question!

Why would we want to use Blackboard?

  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Central Location


course content page
Course Content Page

Student View

Instructor View

What is different?

difference between student and instructor views
Difference between Student and Instructor Views

Instructors have a Control Panel, students do not!

control panel
Control Panel

You Control Everything!

add assignment
Add Assignment

Be sure you select Assignment in the drop down menu!

adding announcements calendar entries and staff information
Adding Announcements, Calendar Entries, and Staff Information
  • Staff Information:
  • What are your conference periods?
  • Do you want them to have your phone number?
  • Do you want to share other information?
  • Adding Announcements:
  • Do you want it to be permanent?
  • Do you want to notify members by email?

Calendar Entries:

Setting the time

sending email
Sending Email

A wide variety of options!

Notice this only applies to people in this course!

discussion board page initial view
Discussion Board PageInitial View

Go back to PBT1 to participate in the

beginning of the Discussion Board training!

authoring a discussion in your class
Authoring a Discussion in Your Class

Go back to your course and choose Control Panel, Discussion Board

subscribing to forums threads
Subscribing to Forums/Threads

Receive an email when anyone contributes!

digital dropbox
Digital Dropbox

Teachers can drop files for all enrollees to see!

Students can drop files for the Teacher to see!

If you “Add File” you must go back and “Send File” for it to be visible to others!

course design
Course Design

Change the look of the buttons!

Change the amount of information displayed!

Change information on the Tool Panel!

Change the look at the top of the course!

course settings
Course Settings

Manage multiple settings for your course here!

list modify users
List/Modify Users

Find members

Reset passwords!

grade center
Grade Center

When students complete an assignment, it will show up in the Grade Center.

To view the completed assignment, check the assignment name. You can grade and respond to the work!


Allows you to send an email to the

NOPS System Administrator

Takes you to Blackboard.com for support

Takes you to Blackboard’s online tutorials

Opens searchable user manual

let s review
Let’s Review!
  • Go to PBT1
  • Go to Assignments
  • Choose your lead instructor’s survey
  • Complete the survey before lunch
  • See you after lunch!
afternoon activities
Afternoon Activities
  • Set goals for your Blackboard page and courses
  • What changes should you make?
  • Look at samples for ideas
  • Post documents
  • Post links
  • Change titles and descriptions