Presentation on theme: "C REATE YOUR OWN C ARTRIDGES FOR B LACKBOARD Teaching and Learning with Technology Day March 2, 2009 Presented by Kimeiko Hotta Dover, Faculty, ELI & Jennifer."— Presentation transcript:
C REATE YOUR OWN C ARTRIDGES FOR B LACKBOARD Teaching and Learning with Technology Day March 2, 2009 Presented by Kimeiko Hotta Dover, Faculty, ELI & Jennifer Peters-Lise, Digital Services Librarian
A GENDA Introduction - 9:30-10:15 What are cartridges? Who uses cartridges? How can faculty use cartridges? How are cartridges created? Short Break - 10:15-10:20 Hands-on practice - 10:20-11:00 Creating a cartridge
W HAT ARE CARTRIDGES ? A way to package information for use in a Blackboard course Cartridges can contain any number of items E.g. tests, assignments, internet links, documents, videos, audio, images, and more. A cartridge is created using a Blackboard course, you don’t have to download any special software.
W HO USES CARTRIDGES ? Publishers have been using cartridges to deliver materials to teachers to support textbooks for many years Publishers cartridges often contain hundreds of items for teachers to use in Blackboard, e.g. question pools, PPT slides, templates for assignments, etc. Often require a PIN or KEY from the publisher (i.e. you have to prove you are using their textbook in your course) course cartridge catalogue
W HO USES CARTRIDGES ? Seneca Libraries is now using cartridges so that teachers can easily use library resources in their Blackboard course examples of library cartridges library cartridge catalogue
H OW CAN FACULTY USE CARTRIDGES ? Archive information from courses Share teaching resources with colleagues Reduce duplicate work if teaching multiple sections of a course examples of Kimeiko’s cartridges
H OW DO YOU CREATE A CARTRIDGE ? You create a cartridge using a Blackboard course, no extra software required! 1. Decide what to include in your cartridge 2. Export the content, settings, quizzes, etc. 3. Save the cartridge to your computer 4. Import the cartridge into another Blackboard course or just keep it saved on your computer for use at a later time
B REAKTIME ! I F YOU ARE JOINING US FOR THE HANDS - ON PRACTICE, PLEASE BE BACK IN 5 MINUTES
D EMONSTRATION Creating a cartridge Importing a cartridge
H ANDS - ON PRACTICE Choose one of your courses in Blackboard or use one of the training courses supplied by the presenters. Select some material that you would like to use in a cartridge (e.g. internet links, quizzes, documents) To create the cartridge, follow the instructions on page 3 of the handout. optional – To import your cartridge into another Blackboard course, follow the instructions on page 4 of the handout.