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Teaching Techie You can be one too! 15-Jan-091© Sarah Lelgarde Swart, MM, MLIS – Muskegon Community College Center for Teaching and Learning.

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1 Teaching Techie You can be one too! 15-Jan-091© Sarah Lelgarde Swart, MM, MLIS – Muskegon Community College Center for Teaching and Learning

2 THINKING ABOUT YOUR OBJECTIVES AND GOALS Site Organization Best Practices: Effective Design Tips Enrollment Practices at MCC Textbook Publisher Content Support 15-Jan-09© Sarah Lelgarde Swart, MM, MLIS – Muskegon Community College Center for Teaching and Learning 2

3 Site Organization Use of minimal buttons –Use folders to organize within areas Consistency is Key Use pdf and rtf files … but –Provide text content so that downloads are not necessary to view content 15-Jan-09© Sarah Lelgarde Swart, MM, MLIS – Muskegon Community College Center for Teaching and Learning 3

4 Effective Design Tips Communicate regularly with students via and Announcements Make students responsible for reading announcements 3+ times a week Consistent Organization of site Remember to make site available! 15-Jan-09 © Sarah Lelgarde Swart, MM, MLIS – Muskegon Community College Center for Teaching and Learning 4

5 Enrollment Practices at MCC Daily interface with WebAdvisor to update class list –Students will be hidden when there is a hold issue with the registrar –List is updated daily Enrollments for Incompletes must be requested through OIT Enrollments for Directed Study must be created through the registration (datatel) process 15-Jan-09© Sarah Lelgarde Swart, MM, MLIS – Muskegon Community College Center for Teaching and Learning 5

6 Ask Your Textbook Publisher Course Cartridge Other electronic content Look for Instructor CD and other resources (often listed in the Teachers Edition or on publisher website page for your textbook) 15-Jan-09© Sarah Lelgarde Swart, MM, MLIS – Muskegon Community College Center for Teaching and Learning 6

7 LEARNING OBJECT TYPES Folders and Items Assignments Tests and Quizzes External Links Course Links 15-Jan-09© Sarah Lelgarde Swart, MM, MLIS – Muskegon Community College Center for Teaching and Learning 7

8 Folders and Items Best practice: make folders first –Next Add items –Use Course Links to drive students to other areas in your course site Upload items when needed for download, provide text view on screen (copy/paste) 15-Jan-09 © Sarah Lelgarde Swart, MM, MLIS – Muskegon Community College Center for Teaching and Learning8

9 Assignment Feature Within any content area, use the dropdown list to create assignments (and grade center item!) Students will be provided with a View/Complete link to upload a file No need to create a separate grade center column ! In green box will indicate paper has been submitted to you 15-Jan-09© Sarah Lelgarde Swart, MM, MLIS – Muskegon Community College Center for Teaching and Learning 9

10 Tests and Quizzes Use POOL MANAGER to create reusable questions Use TEST MANAGER to create tests Use the test link in a course content area to deploy a test – set options with Test Options link Grade Center column automatically created 15-Jan-09© Sarah Lelgarde Swart, MM, MLIS – Muskegon Community College Center for Teaching and Learning 10

11 Test Center Options Timed quizzes – allow at least 2 minutes per question (reading and thinking time) Randomize Questions – students will see questions in a different order from others Use Random Block or Pool Upload to use questions from a pool 15-Jan-09© Sarah Lelgarde Swart, MM, MLIS – Muskegon Community College Center for Teaching and Learning 11

12 Question Types Use dropdown list to select question types – many available! Can use images for questions and/or answers Use Creation Settings to set options for test, uncheck options not needed 15-Jan-09© Sarah Lelgarde Swart, MM, MLIS – Muskegon Community College Center for Teaching and Learning 12

13 Links Use External Links to link to a website on the Internet (you can set to open in the Blackboard window or a new window) Use Course Links to link from one area of your course to another (great for leading students to discussion board directly!) 15-Jan-09© Sarah Lelgarde Swart, MM, MLIS – Muskegon Community College Center for Teaching and Learning 13

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