Why should you monitor your identity and online profile? As many as 37% to 50% of employers use social sites to screen potential employees, according to survey results summarized by The Next Web. You also need to protect yourself against identity theft. The Federal Trade Commission estimates that 10 million . . . Read more
A well-managed project communicates objectives, roles and responsibilities, tasks, assessments and evaluations to its stakeholders. A well-run course is a well-executed project. Consider using the instructional tools and processes discussed in this article to apply these project management principles when teaching your course.
Best practices for effectively managing large enrollment courses using instructional technology such as Blackboard and Panopto to present content, track student progress, and implement assessments.
When a student completes and submits an assignment, it will automatically show up in the Grade Center. A Needs Grading icon will appear in the corresponding assignment column. Each assignment can be graded individually, or all student assignment files can be downloaded at one time, which saves time when viewing . . . Read more
The articles linked in this Roadmap will get you started working in the Blackboard Grade Center, whether you’re setting up your first course, or if you just need a refresher. Each section contains links to articles and documentation to help you through each step in building your Grade Center, from learning . . . Read more
Managing your course files, both on Blackboard and on your personal or work computer, is important to maintaining an efficient and productive course. Whether on a Mac or a PC, understanding how to access the files on your computer will make building and managing your course that much easier.
The “usability” of a website refers to how easy a site is to use for the people visiting it. While Blackboard presents a layout and template that you as the instructor can’t change much, there are many aspects of your course usability that are well within your control. These four videos cover the most important tips and potential pitfalls associated with Blackboard usability.
Giving your assessments via Blackboard can be convenient and time-saving, both for yourself and your students. When it comes to tests and quizzes (or any assessment given using the Tests course tool), there are a few things you should know before deciding whether or not to undertake this project. In this article, first we’ll cover some frequently asked questions about the Tests course tool itself, then we’ll recommend some best practices for instructors wishing to use it in their courses.