Hold the Winning Hand: Tools and Tips to Help Manage Blackboard Learn Environments

Blackboard at the University of Missouri has always been a mission critical environment; however, it lacked the tools necessary to analyze and troubleshoot. Learn how Mizzou introduced third party tools and scripts that helped administrators better understand how users interact with Blackboard and improved troubleshooting issues within the application. Attendees will take away information about[…]

Focusing on SIS Frameworks: A Migration from Snapshot Integration Tools

This presentation reviews the issues and processes the University of Missouri used in the integration of their student information system with Blackboard Learn. Attendees will learn how the project team succeeded in implementing the new SIS Framework after just completing a Snapshot Flat File integration. The University of Missouri wanted to improve data integration between[…]

Building Bridges to Better Online Education: Developing a statewide program to achieve and recognize excellence in online education

Many institutions across the country are facing the increasing push to offer more and more classes in online environments.  While this need grows, the same institutions face no funding to increase staff and to spur training for course developers and instructors.  In the state of Arkansas, the Blackboard Users Group, called ARBUG, created a statewide[…]

Implementing Blackboard Snapshot aka The Good, The Bad, & The Errors

South Arkansas Community College implemented Blackboard Snapshot starting in the Spring 2008 semester. The tool pulls information from the institution’s SIS system (POISE) and updates student contact information, rosters, etc. in Blackboard with near real time synchronization. The presentation will include the structure used and the plan developed to have the procedure running for the[…]

Using Blackboard Discussion Boards

This one hour course instructed the college community on the Blackboard Discussion Board tool to facilitate discussion of topics in face-to-face and online courses. The session was offered to instructors during the college’s pre-service. Documents from this presentation – Getting Started with Discussion Boards in Blackboard (PDF Format) – Doing More with Discussion Boards in[…]

Blackboard For Dummies or Everything I Wanted to Know About Blackboard But Didn’t Know Who To Ask!

This one hour course reviewed basics of the Blackboard system. This included a review of the Blackboard tools and a question and answer session. Instructors could ask questions to the leader about any of the issues or thoughts they had about the college’s Blackboard system. The session was offered to instructors during the college’s pre-service.[…]

Online Instructors Development Day

This day long session was presented to online instructors. The session discussed the issues that instructors deal with and work to find resolutions. Topics also covered were the use of course rubrics, communication flow with students, use of new technologies, and the improvements to the Blackboard Learning system for the new semester. Documents from this[…]

Latest Online Technologies to Enhance Teaching

This one hour course reviewed the technologies offered to the college community that would enhance the instruction of learning objectives to students in college courses. The session was offered to instructors during the college’s pre-service. Documents from this presentation – Handout documents from this presentation unavailable.

Creating Content for Your Blackboard Course

This 6-hour session, developed for the College of Nursing, instructed professors in the development of PowerPoint presentations with emphasis on utilizing color, graphics, and audio. The course emphasized the importance of these modalities within the collection of online learning theories. This session was presented in three 2-hour sessions as needed. Documents from the presentation –[…]