South Arkansas Community College implemented Blackboard Snapshot starting in the Spring 2008 semester. The tool pulls information from the institution’s SIS system (POISE) and updates student contact information, rosters, etc. in Blackboard with near real time synchronization. The presentation will include the structure used and the plan developed to have the procedure running for the Read more about Implementing Blackboard Snapshot aka The Good, The Bad, & The Errors[…]
This one hour course instructed the college community on the Blackboard Grade Center tool in keeping students informed about their grades in courses. The session was offered to instructors during the college’s pre-service. Documents from this presentation – Using Grade Center In SouthArk Blackboard (PDF Format)
This one hour course instructed the college community on the Blackboard Discussion Board tool to facilitate discussion of topics in face-to-face and online courses. The session was offered to instructors during the college’s pre-service. Documents from this presentation – Getting Started with Discussion Boards in Blackboard (PDF Format) – Doing More with Discussion Boards in Read more about Using Blackboard Discussion Boards[…]
This one hour course reviewed basics of the Blackboard system. This included a review of the Blackboard tools and a question and answer session. Instructors could ask questions to the leader about any of the issues or thoughts they had about the college’s Blackboard system. The session was offered to instructors during the college’s pre-service. Read more about Blackboard For Dummies or Everything I Wanted to Know About Blackboard But Didn’t Know Who To Ask![…]
This day long session was presented to online instructors. The session discussed the issues that instructors deal with and work to find resolutions. Topics also covered were the use of course rubrics, communication flow with students, use of new technologies, and the improvements to the Blackboard Learning system for the new semester. Documents from this Read more about Online Instructors Development Day[…]
This one hour course reviewed the technologies offered to the college community that would enhance the instruction of learning objectives to students in college courses. The session was offered to instructors during the college’s pre-service. Documents from this presentation – Handout documents from this presentation unavailable.
This 6-hour session, developed for the College of Nursing, instructed professors in the development of PowerPoint presentations with emphasis on utilizing color, graphics, and audio. The course emphasized the importance of these modalities within the collection of online learning theories. This session was presented in three 2-hour sessions as needed. Documents from the presentation – Read more about Creating Content for Your Blackboard Course[…]
This one-hour presentation, developed in cooperation with Dr. Christopher T. Miller, discussed the utilization of classroom chats in on-line learning. The session emphasized developing classroom discussion, creating on-line classroom order, and maximizing time in the chatroom. This session was presented as needed.
This one-hour course was presented individually to professors scheduled to teach compressed video courses. This course covered practical use of Tandberg equipment, including cameras, touch screen controls, video, dvd, and computers. Participants also learned specific rules for developing content via compressed video delivery. This session was presented multiple times as needed.
This one-hour course instructed the university community on changes and planned upgrades to the Blackboard Learning System. Topics included: archiving/exporting a course, scheduled down-time, removal of digital drop box, and examples of changes planned in the upcoming release. This session was presented thirty times at multiple sites.