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FACULTY INTRODUCTION FCPS 24-7 Mobile
What is FCPS 24-7 Mobile? FCPS 24-7 Mobile app allows staff and students to access their enrolled courses on their iOS or android devices Many basic functions can be performed using the app Functions outside a course, such as eCART and Family Connection cannot be accessed through the mobile app Best used for consumption of content This is an additional and optional way of accessing FCPS 24-7 for students and teachers
Video on Blackboard Mobile Learn This promotional video shows what the tool looks like on an iPhone. (Click on the picture.)
Staff Capabilities of FCPS 24-7 Mobile Staff will be able to: View content Update announcements Create blog and discussion posts Comment on students blogs, discussions and journals Add information to your course
Student Capabilities of FCPS 24-7 Mobile Students will be able to: Check assignments Take Blackboard tests (not tests in Horizon) View documents Create discussion posts and journal entries and comment on blogs It is important to note; FCPS 24-7 Mobile will not support parents. They will not be able to access courses due to their role as observers.
Link….. Taking OFF! Mobile App Dipstick Have you ever logged into the Bb mobile app or have you seen a video of it ? Are you familiar with which tools are used by teachers, for example, Discussion Board, Blogs and Journals? Are you familiar with the Dropbox mobile app?
Educate… Goals Best Practices with Demo of BlackBoard Mobile App Getting Ready Download Bb Mobile App Download Dropbox and Create Free Account Practice
Educate -Best Practices Best Practices Recommended Practice Things to Avoid Helpful Hints
Examples of Mobile Practices Use the Word Mashup. There is currently an issue caused by copying and pasting text from MS Word directly into Blackboard Learn. Doing so may freeze student's mobile application. Course Management. We recommend that you manage your course via the Blackboard Learn environment on your desktop or laptop browser instead of your mobile device. Media. We recommend using MP3 Audio and MP4 video files, which will play across all devices and operating systems. Avoid Flash formatted media. Not all media files are accessible on all types of mobile devices; for example, Flash cannot be viewed on iOS devices.
Additional Examples of Best Practices Utilize course features students can interact with on their mobile devices; View course content Blogs entries Discussion boards Announcements Uploading of pictures or movie files (limit to 10mbs)from their device Take Blackboard tests (not tests hosted in Horizon)
Engage - Getting Ready DOWNLOADING APPS Visit the: 1. App Store on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch or Android Play Store on your Android device 2. Search for Blackboard Mobile Learn 3. Install the app 4. Search for Dropbox 5. Install the app 6. Sign into Dropbox as new user if you dont have a Dropbox account
Active – Practice as an Instructor Instructor View Locate your course in which you are an Instructor Create an Announcement Create an entry or comment to a Blog Create an entry or a comment to a Discussion Board Create an entry or a comment to a Journal Add a Best Practices document as an attachment from Dropbox to a Journal entry
Active – Practice as a Student Student View Locate your Course. Explore the course for 2 minutes Read the Announcement Add an entry to the Blog Add an entry to the Discussion Board Add an entry to the Journal
Looking ahead Teachers should review the content they will be releasing during the school year to make sure it is mobile friendly. Teachers should expect an increase in course traffic as students activate the app on their devices. Return traffic will depend on the amount of content and interaction opportunities available.
Next Steps Things to Remember Course Content and Tools - These need to be set up using the web interface prior to using Bb mobile Remember ME- Log out do not use Remember Me – Logout View in Browser – Appears for functionality that is not currently developed, for example, Assignment Manager, Grade Book Blackboard Assessments – No eCART Assessments iPhone – Close open apps if Bb mobile loading is taking too long Resources http://www.fcps.edu/is/instructionaltechnology/247help/staff.shtml ITService Desk – 703-503-1600