Blackboard For Dummies

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Use the quick-start guide to create your course in a flash

Post course materials, give quizzes, facilitate discussions, and handle grades

You're an educator, not a psychic, so how would you know how to use Blackboard with no instructions? These step-by-step examples show ...

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Use the quick-start guide to create your course in a flash

Post course materials, give quizzes, facilitate discussions, and handle grades

You're an educator, not a psychic, so how would you know how to use Blackboard with no instructions? These step-by-step examples show you how to set up a Blackboard classroom, put your materials on the Internet, communicate online with students, and even evaluate their performance.

Discover how to
* Navigate the Blackboard environment
* Customize your course menu
* Add and organize course materials
* Give online assignments
* Conduct online discussions and chat rooms
* Keep track of grades

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471798323
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/28/2006
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 380
  • Sales rank: 302,721
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Howie Southworth is an experienced teacher, trainer, andfacilitator with a background in both student and instructordevelopment. His academic degrees are in computer science (BA) andhigher education administration (MA). He has been consulting on theuse of online course management systems for the past 5 years, andteaching people how to teach for the past 15.
Howie has been invited to teach across the United States, Asia, andEurope. He is the director of education for the Disaster RecoveryInstitute International in Washington, D.C.

Yianna Vovides holds a PhD in instructional design andtechnology and works at The George Washington University,Washington, D.C. Dr. Vovides assists faculty with the integrationof instructional technologies in teaching and learning. She is thelead instructor in the use of the Blackboard Learning System andBlackboard Content System and designs and implements learningenvironments for both blended-hybrid and fully online courses.

Kemal Cakici has expertise in designing and implementinginformation systems solutions in the contexts of education andhealthcare and has worked as a consultant in industry. He hastaught business, information systems, and engineering courses as afaculty member. His academic degrees are in mechanical engineering(BS and MS). He is completing his doctoral studies in informationand decision systems focusing on predicting the acceptance andusage of Web-based information systems. Kemal is working as asenior consultant for IMS Government Solutions.

Susan M. Zvacek, director of instructional developmentand support at the University of Kansas, has been involved witheducational technology for more than 20 years and has worked incommunity college, university, and corporate training environments.Dr. Zvacek’s teaching experience includes faculty anddissertation advisor positions at the University of NorthernColorado, Old Dominion University, and Nova SoutheasternUniversity.

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Table of Contents


Part I: What’s Blackboard All About?

Chapter 1: Your First Look at Blackboard.

Chapter 2: The Course-Development Process.

Part II: Easing into Blackboard.

Chapter 3: Got Learners? (Getting People into Your Course).

Chapter 4: Making the Course Your Own.

Chapter 5: Building Your Class Materials.

Chapter 6: Connecting with Learners.

Part III: Earning Your Blackboard Black Belt.

Chapter 7: Getting the Most from Blackboard.

Chapter 8: Assessing Learner Progress.

Chapter 9: Course Implementation.

Chapter 10: Course Management.

Part IV: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 11: Ten Superimportant “Think Abouts” forBuilding Your Course.

Chapter 12: Ten Strategies for Organizing an Outstanding Coursein Blackboard.

Chapter 13: Ten Ways to Keep Learners Involved by UsingBlackboard Communication Features.

Chapter 14: Ten Ways to Assess Learning.

Chapter 15: Ten Questions to Ask Your Blackboard SystemAdministrator.

Chapter 16: Ten Things to Look Forward to in Blackboard LearningSystem 7.1.

Part V: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Real-Life Issues in Teaching with Technology.

Appendix B: An Overview of the Blackboard Content System.

Appendix C: A Blackboard Course-Building Checklist.

Appendix D: Additional Resources on the Web.



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