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.
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)
NEWS FLASH! ATC students can now access Blackboard. 1. Checklist – Make sure you can check off these items today! If you can’t check them off, sign up for training and/or contact the CTL with questions or concerns. We need your help! PLEASE encourage students to log into Blackboard and explore the new learning management system. All students are enrolled in a Blackboard online learning success course designed to help them succeed in Blackboard. The ‘course’ has instructional videos and provides students with the option to practice what they learn. Select this link to view a promotional video and poster created for students by the CTL. Posters are being posted on all campuses. 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. Spring semester courses will be available to students on January 6, 2016. REMINDER – Review Spring Semester 2016 course shells and build your spring courses If you have prepared a master course for spring, use the copy course function in Blackboard to copy your master course into your teaching course. If you do not have a master course and plan to build…
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)
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!
Monday, July 27, 2015 3:30 ATC Faculty and Staff are welcome to join any or all of the following sessions (descriptions are found below): 3:30- 4:30 pm Fresh Course Build Demonstration 4:30- 5:30 pm Grade Center 5:30- 6:00 pm Respondus To receive PD credit for attending the conference, use the “Add Your Own” link in the Faculty/Staff Development area. How to join the Blackboard Collaborate session: If you are a first time Collaborate user, please run this First Time User’s Check and watch this quick video with instructions: Joining Online Training Sessions. For audio, you will need either speakers or earphones. To join any of the sessions listed above, please click on this link: Join the Blackboard Collaborate session. For the first session, you can join up to 30 minutes ahead of the scheduled time. Schedule: Fresh Course Build Demonstration 60 mins (including Q & A) 3:30- 4:30 pm downloading and organizing files from ANGEL courses uploading files into BbLearn courses rebuilding content items (folders, forums, dropboxes, etc.) new options to consider in BbLearn Grade Center 60 mins (including Q & A) 4:30- 5:30 pm 5-step initial set up procedure layout and organization options managing and communicating with students reports…