Saturday, February 18, 2012

UPDATE! Basic Blackboard for BU (Spring I, Spring II, Summer 2012)

Many changes coming our way - but that doesn't mean we don't need a solid base of understanding as to where we are right now with Blackboard. Yes, BU will be moving "up" to Blackboard 9.1 in the Fall of 2012, but until then, getting a stronger sense of our current version (8. something), helps us all be able to serve our students better while making our "working lives" less stressful.

Please watch this video with the knowledge that you can always revisit it for refresher tips. No one can master everything after a single viewing of a training video, but you can gain a sense of what is possible and what is problematic.


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This video is also viewable at the following url - but note that you will need to resize the window that pops up to make it "fit" on your computer screen: http://brandman.adobeconnect.com/basic_bb_8/

Monday, November 7, 2011

Adding/Embedding YouTubes (Nov, 2011)

This video walks through the most recent information in how to add a link to a YouTube into BB as well as how to embed it into your course shell.

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Here is the link to access it off of YouTube directly: http://youtu.be/d2EgsbL1SZk

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Building Groups Inside a WIKI

This video walks you through the easy way of creating groups in a WIKI.





Friday, September 3, 2010

Intro to the Grade Center in Blackboard

Once you get it- it all makes sense, but yes, at first, the Grade Center can seem very confusing.





And I promise- the next movie will have specifics on how to best work with grading the discussion boards.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Straight Talk 4 Faculty - Synch vs Aysynch

You can tell I was getting a cold in the audio here (lol), but the content is still "healthy".



Straight Talk 4 Faculty- Blogs

Looking at blogs as learning tools:



Straight Talk 4 Faculty- WIKIs

Looking at how WIKIs (specifically those embedded into Blackboard) support authentic learning.