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Campus Pack Fusion - Learning Objects

Administrator Training

As we start to move forward in looking Learning Objects, I recently attended the Adminitrator Training to get a deeper view.

They have provided many sites for resources and help. They include text, PDF, and video files built in the Campus Pack. This does require a login and password. We have a temporary one if you would like to view the content.

Many of the administrator functions establish the control of information shared within Blackboard and what goes outside of Blackboard. It was shared that schools keep the controls to default and maintain the access closed to the outside. However, other organizations that are using it to distribute public information have open this access.

One new thing I learned is that you do not need to have these individuals registered in Blackboard in order to use this. You could add users and create their group to use Campus Pack Fusion and they would be able to share with the same group of people or make their information public. The enrollments to the group has the options for self enrollment and non-self enrollment.

Something interesting is the management control for roles as well as individuals accessing the content from the outside such as guest or registered users, you can identify who can blog or add information to the site.

You can customize much of the front view of the interface for branding. Also, you can set up templates so all of the interfaces look the same or branded for a particular group. There are some preset templates that could be used as well.

Well, I can't wait to see if and when we get this integrated into Blackboard. I think it will be worth the wait.

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