Blackboard Essentials for Teachers

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Blackboard Essentials for Teachers is for teachers or course builders who need only basic computer skills to get the most from this book. You don't need any background in online teaching or building Web pages. This book develops a sample site with lots of step-by-step instructions and screenshots to get you up and running in no time at all. By following an example course, this book will guide you, step-by-step, through creating your own Blackboard course. Start by adding static material for students to view, such...

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Overview

Blackboard Essentials for Teachers is for teachers or course builders who need only basic computer skills to get the most from this book. You don't need any background in online teaching or building Web pages. This book develops a sample site with lots of step-by-step instructions and screenshots to get you up and running in no time at all. By following an example course, this book will guide you, step-by-step, through creating your own Blackboard course. Start by adding static material for students to view, such as pages, links, and media. Then, add interaction to your courses, with discussion boards, blogs, and wikis. Most importantly, engage your students in your course by communicating with them, assessing them, and putting them into groups. Blackboard Essentials for Teachers will enable you to take your elearning course from inception, to construction, to delivery. Blackboard Essentials for Teachers shows you how to use Blackboard's most essential features by guiding you through the development of a demonstration course, built on Blackboard's free site for teachers, coursesites.com. You will also learn more about Blackboard's most important features, such as the gradebook, using clear instructions to guide you every step of the way.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849692922
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/26/2012
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,002,653
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet the Author

William Rice is a software training professional who lives, works, and plays in New York City. His indoor hobbies include writing books and spending way too much time reading sites like slashdot and 43folders. His outdoor hobbies include orienteering, rock climbing, and edible wild plants (a book on that is coming someday).

William is fascinated by the relationship between technology and society: how we create our tools, and how our tools in turn shape us. He is married to an incredible woman who encourages his writing pursuits, and has two amazing sons.

For more updates on him and his work, you could visit his online blog: http://williamriceinc.blogspot.com

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