Eric Kunnen\’s GRCC Blog


Technology Institute – Blackboard Bootcamp
June 5, 2007, 5:33 pm
Filed under: Work Activities

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Today was the 2nd day of the Summer Technology Institute for Faculty.  It was Blackboard Bootcamp day, where we spent an 4 hours going over the basics of Blackboard. 

There were several good discussions around how others are using Bb in their teaching, some prize giveaways :) , and some discussions of advanced topics such as Blackboard Scholar.

Today’s agenda included:

1. General Overview and Capabilities of Blackboard

• How tos and tip sheets:  http://www.grcc.edu/learnbb

2. Using the Control Panel

3. Creating an Announcement

• Subject and Message (hold shift to single space)
4. Populating Content Areas

• Creating Items
• Creating and Organizing Folders
• Uploading Content

5. Managing Course Menu and Course Design

6. Gradebook

• Adding an Item
• Managing Items
• Exporting Gradebook to Excel

7. Discussion Board

• Creating a Forum
• Creating a Thread
• Replying to Posts

8. Exporting, Importing, and Course Copy

9. Supporting Blackboard

• Learning Academy (x3848)
• Helpdesk (x3688)

10. Advanced Questions/Topics

• Pronto
• Groups
• Assignments
• Safe Assignments
• Tests/Surveys
• Scholar
• Wimba
• Blogs
• Wikis
• Adaptive Release
• Marked Review
• Tracking and Performance Dashboard


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Looks like another cool day! You missed a good meeting in the afternoon… don’t worry, you can make up for it sometime!

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