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Micah Orloff March 3, 2010 For audio call Toll Free 1 - 888-886-3951 and use PIN/code 453613 What's New with Blackboard 9: Getting Acquainted.

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1 Micah Orloff March 3, 2010 For audio call Toll Free and use PIN/code What's New with Blackboard 9: Getting Acquainted

2 Maximize your CCC Confer window. Phone audio will be in presenter-only mode. Ask questions and make comments using the chat window. Housekeeping

3 Adjusting Audio 1)If youre listening on your computer, adjust your volume using the speaker slider. 2)If youre listening over the phone, click on phone headset. Do not listen on both computer and phone.

4 Saving Files & Open/close Captions 1.Save chat window with floppy disc icon 2.Open/close captioning window with CC icon

5 Emoticons and Polling 1)Raise hand and Emoticons 2)Polling options

6 Micah Orloff What's New with Blackboard 9: Getting Acquainted

7 Blackboard Versions 8.x and Previous Issues/concernsFeatures lacking?

8 Bb9: Whats New? Whats Changed? Web 2.0 Interface Course Home Page Streamlined Course Management Grade Center (for 7.x and previous) Wheres the Digital Drop box? Blogs and Journals Enhanced Groups Management Self and Peer Assessment (for 7.x and previous)

9 New: Web 2.0 Interface Web 2.0 Interface = Drag and Drop Reduces clicks and page loads

10 New: Course Home Page Aggregate view of course activities

11 New (sort of): Edit Mode Edit view on Steroids Direct access to customization Provides a Student view when OFF Prevents inadvertent changes when OFF

12 New: Contextual Menus Shows contextual commands Reduces page loads Click for choices

13 New: Menu Auto-Hide If the menu area is available but without content it is automatically hidden from student view

14 Different: Combined Tools Area Course and Communication Tools combined to one area

15 Different: Grade Center Enter evaluation data directly Maintains grade history Produce Views and Calculated Columns Review Grade Center Archive! Visit:

16 Different: Wheres the Digital Dropbox?

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18 Removed in Bb9 Limited File Management Replaced by Assignment

19 New: Blogs and Journals Create and share ideas with fellow course members Private: Only available to Course

20 Different: Enhanced Group Management Create multiple groups simultaneously Allow self, manual or random enrollment

21 New: Self and Peer Assessment Create assessments with evaluation criteria to allow students to assess

22 Different: Wheres the Control Panel? Small form interface Uses contextual menus Reduce page loads Some areas can be expanded Evaluation Customization Package and Utilities

23 Demo

24 Quick Tutorials The Course Environment Adding Content Making Tools Available on the Course Menu Creating Blogs Creating Single Groups and Adding Users Creating a Grade Center Column

25 With Micah Orloff Monday, April 12, to Friday, May 7 Modality: Online More info: Course: Intro to Teaching with Bb9

26 Q&A Micah Orloff Additional Questions? me at

27 Evaluation Survey Link Help us improve our seminars by filing out a short online evaluation survey at:

28 Thanks for attending For upcoming events and links to recently archived seminars, check Web site at: What's New with Blackboard 9: Getting Acquainted


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