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TWT Phase II Educator Blackboard Training
Phase II Delivery Why is it being delivered this way? Rural Locations ProximityAccess
Blackboard Introduction What is Blackboard?
An Internet connection A web browser (Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher) Associated programs (ex: MS Word, AppleWorks) An Edutech (Sendit) account Blackboard Environment What are the technical requirements?
Connecting to Blackboard Click Phase II
Connecting to Blackboard Click Online Course
Enrollment Process 1.Need an EduTech account, 2.Register for a Blackboard account.
Enrolling in a Course Click on the Courses Tab
Follow the instructions on the Educator Strand Instructions: Enroll In Online Course handout. Enrolling in a Course
Navigation Area Course Information: General information about the course. Staff Information: General information about course instructor(s). Assignments:Course assignments. Communication:Communication tools used in the course. Discussion Board: Links to discussion boards. Tools:Tools needed to submit information to your instructor.
Sending From the Navigation Area, click Communication and then Send .
Sending Click the link corresponding to the intended recipients.
Complete steps 1-5. Key the subject and the message. Click “Submit”
Assignments Click on the Assignment button on the Navigation bar.
Assignments Click on Assignment 1
Assignment 1 Click on Contents
Assignment 1 Each Assignment is divided into two sections.
Discussion Board From the Navigation Area, click Discussion Board.
Why a threaded discussion? Builds a learning community through collaboration Electronic forum to share and exchange ideas Allows for statewide networking with other TWT participants
Participating in a Forum Click on the name of the forum within which you would like to participate.
Reading/Replying to a Thread Click title of thread.
Reading/Replying to a Thread Click “Reply”
Change Subject Line Delete this subject and key in your descriptive title.
Key your message here. Click Submit to post your message. Reading/Replying to a Thread
A new icon will appear. Reading/Replying to a Thread
Expand All/Collapse All When replies are posted to a thread you have the ability to view all of the threads by clicking Expand All (+) or you can close (hide) all threads added under the original thread by clicking Collapse All (-).
Searching Within a Forum Click the Search link Key the appropriate search criteria Click the Search button
View Student Roster From the Navigation buttons, click Communication,then Roster
View Student Roster You can search for student names, get alphabetical listing, or list all by choosing tabs.
Student Drop Box Click on Tools, then on Digital Drop Box
Click “Send File” Student Drop Box
Enter a descriptive title Browse to find the file on your computer Add any comments you’d like, and click “Submit” Student Drop Box
Troubleshooting One and only one Blackboard account Saving—hard drives, servers, floppies Original technical requirements Firewall issues Printing backgrounds Proper extensions for using the Student Drop Box