When you teach an online or blended course, you will come to rely upon multiple technologies. Blackboard will be the primary classroom management tool, but you will also want to consider other technologies based on the types of learning activities you will use to promote interaction and community.
Blackboard is the learning management system used for online and hybrid courses. You will want to familiarize yourself with the tools within Blackboard that will enhance your online classroom. Some valuable tools include:
● Blackboard Collaborate
● Blackboard Discussions, Wikis, and Journals
● Blackboard Groups
● Blackboard Quizzes, Tests and the Gradebook
Screencasting - A screencast is a digital video recording that captures actions taking place on a computer display and can contain voice-over narration. Screencasting is very useful to demonstrate how a software works or demonstrate how to use it. It is also helpful to explain how to navigate your online course and complete tasks online. Many online courses include a course overview video which is a screencast.
File sharing applications such as Microsoft 365 and Dropbox can help facilitate team projects and collaboration online.
Multimedia tools such as Blackboard videos Kanopy (Video Catalog) and Illumira (a Video Repository) may be useful when sharing videos online.
Refer to CSI Faculty Technology Training for more details on training offered