SSD19: Using Blackboard to Get Students Thinking and to Know their Progress
|In this workshop, I'm going to show how to use Blackboard to benefit the students and the instructor. I'm going to first show how to organize the course into modules to make it more user friendly. Then I'm going to show how to set up My Grades so the students can easily track their progress and know where they currently stand. I'm then going to show how to track excused and unexcused absences and if the student sees these in Blackboard are more likely to come to class. Next is how to create a syllabus quiz so that instructors know the students understand the key points of the syllabus. I will then show how to create simple book quizzes so instructors know students have opened the book. Last but certainly not least, I will show how to use gradable discussion board questions. Since not all students will talk in the class to share ideas. I have them all submit their ideas through the discussion board so that I know they understand the concepts and have created their own ideas on them.
At the completion of this session, participants will be able to:
•Organize your Blackboard using modules and My Grades
•Set up absences in Blackboard
•Create quizzes in Blackboard
•Create engaging discussion board questions in Blackboard
Dr. James Shaw has his own private practice called the Genuine Anger Control and Couples Therapy Center. He is also an adjunct professor at Austin Community Colleges. Previous to being in Austin to be by his grandchildren, he was faculty at The Ohio State University where he taught in Family Medicine, saw clients and supervised six OSU PhD students per year. He has also six other colleges. He has worked in a community agency with the severely mentally ill. He has worked in both acute and rehabilitation hospitals. Previous to his work in psychology, he retired from a career in telecommunications. He enjoys boating, exercise, teaching and spending time with his grandchildren.