Back by popular demand: Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series (BITS) is BACK! Yes, you’ve read that right! BITS is BACK! After a hiatus of a little over a year, we’re excited to bring back the BITs program so that you can grow your Blackboard Learn usage by hearing about the innovative ways your colleagues are using it – things you can bring back to your campus and implement today! We’re kicking off the series with a session called Top 10 things you didn’t know Learn 9.1 could do, featuring Lisa Capan, Sr. Customer Success Advocate at Blackboard. Thursday, January 21 at 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern https://t.co/uQXy15Mdeq
Dear Faculty, Spring Semester 2016 has finally arrived and Blackboard at ATC is ready to go! The CTL will continue to support faculty as we move through our first semester with Blackboard. Workshops, one-on-one and small group trainings, open labs, and online resources will be available throughout the term. The following is important information regarding Blackboard student enrollment for Spring Semester 2016. 1. Blackboard student enrollment files will be run daily through Monday, 1/11/2016. Confirm that all students on your BANNER roster are on your Blackboard roster. After 1/11/2016, please contact the Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) if a student needs to be added to your Blackboard roster. 2. The CTL will remove students from your Blackboard rosters who have dropped from your Banner rosters on Wednesday, January 13th. We will run this roster adjustment process after students submitted as no shows and students rolled out due to non-payment have been removed from your Banner rosters. This process will ensure all students on your Banner rosters are on your Blackboard rosters.
WEEKLY UPDATE: BLACKBOARD LEARN MIGRATION December 4, 2015 Visit the CTL’s blog for helpful information – ctlblog.athenstech.edu ATC Blackboard Learn website – blackboard.athenstech.com NEWS FLASH! GVTC is discontinuing support of the online attendance module in Blackboard. With the upgrade to Banner 9, there is an attendance module now available inside of Banner. More information will follow regarding Banner 9 attendance module. NEWS FLASH! The Blackboard link is now available from the Athens Tech homepage under Resources > E-Learning – Blackboard. Weekly Update 1. IMPORTANT! • When you copy any course in Blackboard, make sure you check the content, including all files and links, and the grade center to ensure everything copied and is functioning correctly. If you have questions or concerns, submit a ticket to the CTL. • Blackboard courses will be available to students on January 6, 2016. Make sure your courses are ready. Be sure to set up your gradebook, upload your syllabus, course content, and whatever else you want to include in your course for spring. 2. The “BB Learn Basics” course is available in your Blackboard course listing – lots of help available 24×7! • BB Learn Basics Final Assessment is now available to faculty. Complete…
The CTL is collaborating with ATC’s Student Activities to host a “Good-Bye to ANGEL. Hello, Blackboard! event on 12/1/15 – more to follow about this event. Download (PDF, 3.14MB)
Beginning Spring Semester 2016, ATC’s courses are moving from ANGEL to Blackboard Learn. If you’re taking an online course or a course with an online component, follow the steps belowto access Blackboard. Download (PDF, 3.83MB)
Being accessible enables people with disabilities to fully engage and participate in the teaching and learning experience. Here’s a summary of how Blackboard Collaborate removes the barriers to universal access. FOR THOSE WHO ARE BLIND OR HAVE LOW VISION FOR THOSE WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING FOR THOSE WHO HAVE MOBILITY CHALLENGES FOR THOSE WHO HAVE LEARNING DISABILITIES http://www.blackboard.com/platforms/collaborate/products/blackboard-collaborate/web-conferencing/accessibility.aspx
Blackboard Learn migration Update – October 9, 2015 1. Checklist Logged in to Blackboard Completed BB Learn training Reviewed the “BB Learn Basics” course under your course listing Submitted ANGEL Master course export requests to the CTL Help Desk* Submitted a ticket to the CTL Help Desk if you need an empty course master shell* * This is optional, and only applies if you choose to have master course content imported to Blackboard. Follow the attached instructions for how to prepare your master courses for export/import 2. BB Learn Important Dates October 13: BB Learn Student E-learning Orientation deployed October 15: Spring semester BB Learn master courses are built and ready to copy into spring course shells October 22: Master course export deadline October 30: Spring BB Learn course shells will be accessible to instructors November 12: Master course export deadline December 3: Master course export deadline FINAL deadline for exporting courses to BB Learn for Spring semester. You will be able to continue to export master courses after this date, however, these will not get processed until after the start of Spring 2016 3. Upcoming Trainings – sign up on the Intranet! October 13: BB Webinar – Adding Content October…
The CTL will be hosting multiple webinars hosted by Blackboard’s Tammy Jolley! Please sign up on the intranet if you plan on attending and you will receive PD credit!
The Center for Teaching & Learning brings all faculty and adjuncts more Blackboard training designed to fit your busy schedule! Each BB Express! session is only 30 minutes- just enough time for you to start to develop one area of expertise!
Lynda.com is coming to Athens Technical College for faculty and staff professional development! Lynda.com is an online video training library with over 3,279 self-paced training classes on a wide range of computer skills for beginning, intermediate, and advanced users. Faculty and staff, you will be able to use Lynda.com to Get up to speed on Blackboard Learn about video production and graphic design Increase business, teaching, and management skills Boost your productivity Increase your management and interpersonal skills Gain tips and techniques for Word, Excel, Access and more Find an answer to a technology related question Explore new technologies such as 3D printing, mobile technology and more Add online professional development training for your professional development credits Build skills to boost your resume Key an eye out on our blog for more information about this exciting partnership between Athens Technical College and lynda.com!