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Bb Learn Homeroom

Aloha all,
In today's O wau session, we'll be taking a look at the Homeroom component in Bb 9. Where is your homeroom? It's where you are right after you log in to Blackboard and typically lists all the courses you are enrolled in. Homeroom in Bb 9 doesn't look much different and the functions are basically the same. You can add and delete modules, collapse, or rearrange them. There are some options to personalize your Homeroom with a photo and some personal information, but I think we can spend most of our time today deciding if we want to standardize the modules available to students and what modules we would choose. Here's a list of all the available modules (bold) and a brief description (italics) of each. I'm not familiar with all the functions of each one and we would probably need instructors to decide which functions they'd use first and then be sure to have the corresponding module available. We may want to use different modules for different audiences as well. The Course Creation module may eventually be something to make available through Support Services if we start training folks to create their own courses. That's basically it for the Homeroom training.

Modules:

Alerts
Displays notifications of past due and early warning items for all the courses relevant to the user.

Course Catalog
Displays the top-level categories of the Course Catalog and selected secondary categories.

Course Creation Wizard
Allows users to create courses using a step-by-step process.

Courses: Quick View
Displays courses in which the user is enrolled.

My Announcements
Displays announcements relevant to the user.

My Calendar
Displays calendar events relevant to the user.

My Courses
Displays courses in which the user is enrolled along with course announcements, calendar events, and tasks.

My Tasks
Displays tasks relevant to the user.

Needs Attention
Displays items in all the courses in which the user is enrolled that require attention.

Quick Tutorials
Displays a list of links to automated tutorials.

Quick Tutorials Catalog
Displays an easy way to access the quick tutorials catalog.

Quick Tutorials - New Product Enhancements
Displays a list of links to automated tutorials on the new features.

Report Card
Displays the user's grades.

To Do
Displays the status (Past Due/Due) of relevant course work and tasks.

What's New
Displays a list of new items in all relevant courses.

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