Adventures in Online Pedagogy

Workshop from POT MiniConference 10 January 2010, with Jim Sullivan and Lisa M. Lane. Discusses implications of basic learning theories (instructivism, constructivism and connectivism) for online teaching. Presentation portion only — this was followed by group work (30 minutes).

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Strategies for Groups

Claudia Faulk’s guide from her workshop on 4 March 2011.

Strategies for Groups [.docx]

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Multimedia E-books

Robert Kelley’s handout on how to make your own interactive, multimedia ebooks using pdf. From his September 2010 workshop.

Multimedia E-books Handout [pdf]

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http://hub.miracosta.edu/teaching-academy/online/handouts/EBookWorkshopHandout.pdf

Model: Chapter-based design

Handout #3 for Beginners Workshop

A graphic showing setup for chapter-based menu in Blackboard or another LMS.

Storyboard Design #1 [pdf]

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http://lisahistory.net/wppot/StoryBoard1.pdf

by Pilar Hernández

Checklist: Teaching Well Online

Checklist: Teaching Well Online [pdf — print in color]
A large checklist of everything you need to think of before, during and at the end of the semester.

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http://hub.miracosta.edu/teaching-academy/online/handouts/TeachingWellOLchecklist.pdf

How to point your Bb9 class elsewhere

Escape from Blackboard 9

At many colleges that use Blackboard, every class is given a Bb course. If your course or materials are elsewhere, the presence of a Bb class is just confusing. Here’s how to point your Bb class elsewhere.

Step by step:
Open your class in Blackboard.
Select Customization.
– Check Style and make sure the course entry point is Announcements.
– Go to Tool Availability. Uncheck everything except the Announcements (leave all three checks there)
On the menu itself, for each item other than Announcements, use the arrow to delete them.
You should now be on the Announcements page. Make sure Edit Mode is on.
Create an Announcement.
If you are using Moodle or another LMS where each course has its own URL, point
them directly to that course. (In other words use “http://miracosta.mrooms.net/course/view.php?id=339”, not “http://miracosta.mrooms.net”.)
Or you can point them to an information page about your class.

Then be sure to make this information available to students:
Customize – Properties
Set availabillity to Yes.

Lisa M Lane

Interactive Checklists for Students in Blackboard

by Laura Paciorek (June 2011)

This video shows the viewer how to create “mark reviewed” buttons on their course website items, in Blackboard, so students have a way to check off each item as it is completed. This helps students insure that they do not miss any items as they go through their tasks in the class each week.

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Course Website Tour Workaround

by Laura Paciorek (June 2011)

This video gives the viewer an idea for how a course website tour can be created using the tools available in Blackboard instead of through video programs that must be downloaded/installed and may require payment. Course website tours can be helpful at the start of each semester when students are becoming familiar with the online class layout. Wimba voice authoring, images, and text are used in the course website tours. Two examples are given: one has several images and one essentially only contains two images.

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