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1 Release 9.1 School of Social Work

2 2 Four Main Areas of Improvement WHAT’S NEW IN RELEASE 9.1 Fostering Student Engagement Supporting Educator Efficiency Delivering Open and Extensible Learning New Tools for Student Instruction

3 Promote Active Collaboration FOSTERING STUDENT ENGAGEMENT Course Wikis Capabilities: Rich editing / VTBE Page Versioning Multiple Pages Course & Group Wikis User Comments Integrated Grading Participation Summaries Release 9.1 has wikis which promote active collaboration Users collaborate on a document using only a web browser Ability to assign group projects using a wiki, dashboards to quickly evaluate student contributions and a grading workflow embedded directly into the wiki itself. Instructors can see the process and evolution of the work and even participate Instructors can grade the complete group experience and not just the final result Variety of third party wikis available

4 Integrate Visually Engaging Content FOSTERING STUDENT ENGAGEMENT Mash-Ups Easily integrate visually engaging learning content using Web 2.0 resources youtube.com, slideshare.com flickr.com Embed videos without going out of Blackboard Built-in Youtube, Flickr and Slideshare content  Easily add Web 2.0 Content from Edit menu  Partner APIs for continued new content integration

5 Provide Intuitive Online Structure FOSTERING STUDENT ENGAGEMENT Learning Modules Movable Table of contents :The collapsible folder/file structure in the Table of Contents allows a student to quickly comprehend the relationships that exist among course content.  Learning Modules offer a simple and intuitive means to navigate content in a logical, sequential way. Forced or Step-by-Step Sequential Navigation  Display in-frame Content  Built-in Navigation

6 Increase Accessibility FOSTERING STUDENT ENGAGEMENT Release 9.1 is Gold Level Certified for Non-Visual Accessibility by the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Blackboard partnered with the National Federation for the Blind to make experience improvements for blind or visually impaired users. The improvements to navigation and form controls significant advancement in access for blind users. Blackboard is the only LMS that is Gold Level Certified for Non-Visual Accessibility by the National Federation of the Blind.

7 7 Supporting Educator Efficiency WHAT’S NEW IN RELEASE 9.1  Manage Content at the Course Level  Grade in Context with More Options  Customize Your Grading View  Save Grading Preferences  Create Assessment in Less Time  Provide Intuitive Online Structure  Empower Your Educators to Communicate  Ease Management of Learning Content  Enable Flexible Course Roles

8 Manage Content at the Course Level SUPPORT EDUCATOR EFFICIENCY Course Files In-course file storage structure Easier to keep track of documents used in your course, Course files eliminate redundancy and simplifies the process of updating content in a course. A new thumb nail view, drag and drop upload applet makes it quick and easy to get files into Blackboard and view the image files. Integrated File Search Icon and File Views Select multiple files Access to shared content

9 Grade in Context with Options SUPPORT EDUCATOR EFFICIENCY Grading Enhancements Grading more flexible and consistent with workflow, enabling grading to be in line with the review process Now you can enter wiki, blog and journal grades directly in the assignment, grade question by question Anonymous Grading Grade by Question Grading Blogs, Journals, Wikis Smart Views & Filters

10 Smart View in Grading SUPPORT EDUCATOR EFFICIENCY Grading Enhancements Courses with large numbers of students and many grade item columns in the Grade Center have a high volume of data and information. Educators can use Smart View to efficiently manage grading in Blackboard without having to scroll or multi-click. Any Smart View can be a “Favorite” making it accessible from the class front page.

11 Customizing Grading Views SUPPORT EDUCATOR EFFICIENCY Grading Enhancements The Grade Center includes a dynamic filter that enables an educator to instantly view grade data by selecting a category and status criteria. Using the filters, you can all tests that need to be graded, for example. With just a few clicks, you can switch to a view of all complete assignments. The filters are designed to provide on the fly views that enable an educator to instantly view the Grade Center data they need.

12 Assessments SUPPORT EDUCATOR EFFICIENCY Assessment Manager Create assessments by collecting and reusing questions Improved search which reduces the amount of time needed to create assessments The new filtering and search capabilities, multi-question selection and 'staging area' to easily peruse what questions have already been selected, streamline the assessment creation process. Random blocks have been updated to display all of the questions Question Pools Question Search

13 Provide Intuitive Online Structure SUPPORT EDUCATOR EFFICIENCY Learning Modules Learning Modules organize and structure hierarchical course content Students navigate through content in a logical, sequential way Collapsible folder/file structure in the Table of Contents shows student to quickly comprehend the relationships that exist among the course content. Movable Table of Contents Forced or Step-by-Step Sequential Navigation Display in-frame Content Built-in Navigation

14 14 Open and Extensible Learning WHAT’S NEW IN RELEASE 9.1 Free access to partner technologies, expanded content partnerships and hundreds of Building Block™ extensions Blackboard offers free access to partner technologies, expanded content partnerships and hundreds of Building Block extensions. Blackboard’s open platform is designed to meet the learning needs of an institution at enterprise scale with an open architecture that supports agility and extensibility.

15 Ensure Academic Integrity DELIVERING OPEN & EXTENSIBLE LEARNING Acxiom Identify-X Bb Learn for Course Delivery supports basic student identity verification though end user authentication (unique usernames and passwords) For preventing plagiarism Safe Assign can be used to detect unoriginal content in student papers For advanced student identity verification mechanisms Acxiom to offers Identify-X solution at no additional charge for limited number of licenses Identify-X allows colleges and universities to confirm student identity in advance of high-stakes and other course assessments

16 Lectures and Learning Materials DELIVERING OPEN & EXTENSIBLE LEARNING Personal Lecture Capture from Echo360 Echo lecture capture solution for Instructors to record and publish their lectures right into their course Instructors can also create learning modules, supplemental instruction using Echo

17 Real Events into Course Instruction DELIVERING OPEN & EXTENSIBLE LEARNING NBC News Archives on Demand 12,000+ professionally created educational multimedia content Search archives by subject area, related topic or keyword Play videos at full-screen when used in the classroom The archives contain news footage of historic, current events, critical analysis, mini-documentaries from early American history to modern day

18 Wrap Up - Resources 18 RESOURCELINK Faculty Support Page - for documentation that is faculty-oriented Training page - for online and regional training opportunities Training/index.Bb Training/index.Bb Blackboard Connections – where the user community goes to talk, join a user group and ask questions Ask Dr. C – question and answer forums where client experts answer product questions On Demand Learning Center – video tutorials that can help supplement your users get trained


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