These webinars are part of the 2013 Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series (BITS). BITS brings Blackboard community experts to you. They share their top strategies and pedagogy so that you can increase educator efficiency and improve learning outcomes. To attend an upcoming webinar, visit www.blackboard.com/bits.
These resources are available in English only.
Facilitated by Brian Morgan, Marshall University and Misty Cobb of Blackboard
Learn how to integrate content from your textbook publisher into your Blackboard course. Brian shares his experiences about integrating Cengage Learning content into his courses. Brian highlights the positives and negatives about the use of publisher content for both fully-online courses and as a supplement to traditional courses.
Facilitated by Dr. Julia K. VanderMolen, Assistant Professor-Health and Science, Davenport University
Learn how to record and share grades and comments with students through the Grade Center. Also, learn some tips and tricks for managing grades.
Facilitated by Marcie Newton, The College of Saint Rose
Blackboard Learn offers four communication tools for self-reflection, collaboration, and communication: the discussion board, blogs, journals, and wikis. With these tools, you can provide rich assignments and evaluate students in authentic ways where students can share and create knowledge.
Each of the four interactive tools can serve distinct purposes. You can use one or all of them in your course, and they can work well in combination. Select the tools that meet your course goals and allow students to interact in the most efficient ways.
Marcie also discusses effective teaching strategies based on Bloom's Digital Taxonomy to encourage student engagement.
Facilitated by Misty Cobb of Blackboard
This webinar provides an overview of various communications tools in Blackboard Learn. Effective best practices based on evidence from academic literature is presented. Emphasis is placed on how the effective use of Blackboard features are meeting student needs and increasing student retention. Blackboard features discussed include messages, email, text, notifications, and more.
Facilitated by Cheryl Cyrus of Blackboard
Learn how to build community online with discussion board questions that build engagement and don't result in a series of 'me too' responses. Learn how to write effective discussion questions and build authentic interaction online.