Student Orientation Blackboard 9.1 School of Social Work 2013
Topics Today • Introduction to Blackboard • Common Blackboard Tools • Compatibility of browsers with Blackboard • Sites for students • Other technology available • Help • Demonstration
Introduction to Blackboard • Learning management system • Used in different courses differently • Organizes information, allows communication, collaboration, testing online • Online introduction is available on school site • Online Student Cabinet with Multimedia available • Orientation available free and work at your own pace
Common Blackboard Tools • Assignments, Safe Assignments • Discussion Boards • Wikis, Journals and Blogs • 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 are available as well • Get experience using the tools in the Student Orientation
Blackboard Learn 9.1 Operating Systems & Supported Browsers Recommended Browser Firefox 18.0.1 can be download from firefox.com Key: Certified Recommended: fully tested by Blackboard and supported by SSW as well. Certified: fully tested and supported by Blackboard. Compatible: partially tested but should function properly. Unsupported: either impossible or not tested by Blackboard.
Blackboard Systems and Browsers: Further Information • Blackboard Learn requires the latest version of Sun JRE 6. The JRE can be downloaded from http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp. JRE 7 is not supported. • DO NOT try to use the following technologies : • Internet Explorer 6 and Internet Explorer 7 • Firefox 1.x, 2.0, 3.0, and 3.5 • Safari 2.0, 3.x (or any version on Windows) • Mac OSX 10.4 "Tiger" • Java 5 • Internet Explorer 8 and Internet Explorer 9 are tested in Standards Mode. Some known issues can be resolved by using Compatibility Mode (emulates IE7 behavior). • Both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox have moved to a rapid release cycle. At the time of testing, Chrome 16.0 and Firefox 9.0 were the latest available versions. Since then, new stable versions have been widely adopted. Blackboard is supporting all newer stable versions of Chrome and Firefox.
Resource Sites for Students • Online Student Orientation – self enroll • Orientation Site Resource Cabinet Site - self enroll • Online Clinical Library – UMID access off site • HS/HSL Library- UMID access off site
Student Help • Blackboard.com User videos • New courses have Blackboard Resources where you can find self help guides • The help button in Blackboard is directed to a university Blackboard site with student guides • You can reach the helpdesk via • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org • Phone:410-706-HELP (4357) • Monday – Saturday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Sunday: via phone and email from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Walk-in visits from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Demonstration and Questions • Demonstration • Questions? • Thank you for attending!