One of the things I hear most often from teachers who are reluctant to put technology into the hands of their students is that they have visions of students goofing off constantly behind their screen instead of focusing on their work.
Personalize your Blackboard course by automatically adding your student's names to content items such as Emails and Announcements. By using Blackboard variables you can customize emails to include your student's names.
The Blackboard K-12 team has just announced the lineup for the Fall 2014 K-12 Innovative Teaching Series or BITS. "BITS is a free webinar series that features educators and experts sharing the top strategies and pedagogy for both increasing educator efficiency and improving learning outcomes. " There are a total of 17 webinars scheduled, 3 of which are Lunch & Learn Sessions. Webinars will take place every Monday at 3:30 PM EST starting on September 15 and ending December 15. Lunch & Learn sessions will take place on Fridays at 12PM EST. Please review the schedule as some sessions may start at a different time. To signup for one or all 17 please click here. Recordings of previous BITS webinars can be found on Blackboard's YouTube channel.
Grade Blackboard assignments on the go with the Bb Grader iOS app. Bb Grader supports most Assignment features: Text, Audio, and Video feedback, Point comments, Private notes, Anonymous Assignments, Portfolio Assignments, Grading with Rubrics, Comments within Rubrics.
Tweet As teachers we need to utilize data constantly. Google Forms is an excellent way to collect data from formative assessments. The purpose of formative assessment is to utilize the data to form what your next steps are.
The Performance Dashboard allows your to track a student's Last Course Access, Days Since Last Course Access, Review Status, Release, Discussion Board, Retention Center Alerts and a direct link to Grade Center.
Easily navigate between courses by clicking the chevron next to the home button, then clicking a course you're enrolled in. When using Course-to-Course Navigation, you will be sent to same page/tool in the requested course. If you are on the My Grades page of your English course and navigate to your Math course you will be directed to the My Grades page in your Math Course. This also works with Content Areas that have the same name. Blackboard tools will redirect to the same tool regardless of the menu item name or availability. If the requested course does not have the same content area you will be redirected to the course homepage.
UPDATE: Another hashtag to follow is #BbWorldK12Live. Is it #BbWorld14 or #BbWorld2014? The official hashtag is #BbWorld14, but don't miss out on any of the tweets by searching multiple hashtags in TweetDeck. When modifying or creating a column use "#BbWorld14 OR #BbWorld2014." This search query will populate your feed with all tweets that are using the hashtag #BbWorld14 or #BbWorld2014. You may also choose to include the hashtag #BbWorld, but that will probably return more tweets about the Blackberry App Store than the Blackboard conference. This same search operation can be used on Twitter (Desktop & App).
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