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 is coming soon! We have developed more training sessions to get you ready to use Blackboard this Spring! Sign up on the intranet! November 10: BB Learn – The Basics [Athens Campus] November 11: BB Webinar – Making the Most of the BB Gradebook [located in the CTL] November 12: BB Webinar – Creating Tests/Assignments [located in the CTL] November 13: BB Grade Center [Athens Campus] November 16: BB Webinar – Discussions, Blogs, Journals, & Wikis [located in the CTL] November 16: BB Learn – The Basics [Athens Campus] November 16: BB Learn – The Basics [Walton County Campus] November 17: BB Grade Center [Athens Campus] November 18: BB Express! – Adaptive Release [Athens Campus] November 19: BB Express! – Rubrics [Athens Campus] November 19: BB Assessments [Athens Campus] December 1: BB Webinar – Making the Most of the BB Gradebook [located in the CTL] December 4: BB Learn – The Basics [Athens Campus]
BB Express! The Basics – (Mary Clare DiGiacomo) Course Date: Oct. 29, 2015 Course Time: 2:00 PM Length: 1.50 hour(s) Location: Elberton 129 Course Description: A 90-minute warp-speed course to introduce adjuncts and faculty to Blackboard. We will learn basic navigation, how to add announcements and content, how to use mail, manage your roster, input attendance, create assessments, setup your grade book, and learn about a new Blackboard feature called the retention center. In addition, you will learn how to copy and backup courses. Intended Audience: Faculty and adjuncts
Some upcoming professional development from the CTL. Stay tuned for details about registration & more! Friday, 11/06 9-12 Blackboard Open Lab Lori Friday, 11/06 12-1 Tech Bits Free Online Apps/Software for Education Mary Clare/Robin/Natasha Friday,11/13 9-12 Blackboard Open Lab Lori Friday,11/13 12-1 Tech Bits Studio Tour: Basics Natasha Friday,11/20 9-12 Blackboard Open Lab Lori Friday,11/20 12-1 Tech Bits Flipping: Engagement and Interactivity in the Classroom Mary Clare Friday,12/04 9-12 Blackboard Open Lab Lori Friday,12/04 12-1 Tech Bits Creative Commons Robin/Natasha Friday,12/11 9-12 Blackboard Open Lab Lori Friday,12/11 12-1 Tech Bits Photo Basics for Free : Apps, Editors & Tips Robin Lori Gibbons
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…
BBWorld post Blackboard has announced live streaming for select events at BbWorld 2015 Live (free!). From Blackboard: BbWorld 2015 Live features 18 live streaming sessions delivered by K-12, Higher Education, Professional Development and Blackboard leaders. Our Professional Development team is offering two sessions relevant to Military and Government executives. Plus, we’ll have exclusive content for Blackboard Developers and Systems Administrators. The content showcase on BbWorldLive.com offers exclusive on-demand content featuring product demos, case studies and relevant market research. Register at BbWorldLive.com ; your email credentials will be emailed to you. Don’t forget to add these as professional development, under the Add Your Own category! http://www.bbworldlive.com/