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  1. Create your own Cartridges for Blackboard Teaching and Learning with Technology Day March 2, 2009 Presented by KimeikoHotta Dover, Faculty, ELI & Jennifer Peters-Lise, Digital Services Librarian

  2. Agenda • Introduction - 9:30-10:15 • What are cartridges? • Who uses cartridges? • How can faculty use cartridges? • How are cartridges created? • Short Break - 10:15-10:20 • Hands-on practice - 10:20-11:00 • Creating a cartridge

  3. 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.

  4. Who uses cartridges? • Publishers have been using cartridges to deliver materials to teachers to support textbooks for many years • Publishers cartridges often 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

  5. Who uses cartridges? • Seneca Libraries is now using cartridges so that teachers can easily use library resources in their Blackboard course • examples of library cartridges • library cartridge catalogue

  6. How can faculty use cartridges? • Archive information from courses • Share teaching resources with colleagues • Reduce duplicate work if teaching multiple sections of a course • examples of Kimeiko’s cartridges

  7. 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

  8. Breaktime!If you are joining us for the hands-on practice, please be back in 5 minutes

  9. Demonstration • Creating a cartridge • Importing a cartridge

  10. Hands-on practice • Choose one of your courses in Blackboard or use one of the training courses supplied by the presenters. • Select some material that you would like to use in a cartridge (e.g. internet links, quizzes, documents) • To create the cartridge, follow the instructions on page 3 of the handout. • optional – To import your cartridge into another Blackboard course, follow the instructions on page 4 of the handout.