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Blackboard 9 Training: Blog, Journal, and Evaluation

The Blog, Journal, and Evaluation features are huge upgrades to Blackboard that I hope most of us will find beneficial.
  • The Blog tutorial can be found here: http://www.blackboard.com/quicktutorials/Bb9_Tools_Create_Blog.htm
  • The Journal tutorial can be viewed here: http://web.cocc.edu/acs/Bb9/Bb9_Journal_How_To/Bb9_Journal_How_To.html
  • Blackboard 9 Evaluation Training: http://ksdl.ksbe.edu/bb9/evaluation/BBTraining_Eval.html


Take some time to think about the following questions while viewing these tutorials:
  1. Although grade reporting is customizable, it's still not perfect. Do we want to direct parents and students to the grade book now that it will reflect accurate grades? Or should we send them individually after PDFing separate files?
  2. Are there any features we need to activate for all courses in IH, AM, or AK? For example tracking, early warning, ect.? If so, what are the parameters we should consider?
  3. The Blog and Journal features are not directly connected to the grade book, would it you still use it?
  4. Are we considering moving the Unit Surveys from Survey Monkey so it's housed within the course?

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