Lunch & Learn: Dennis Hood – Groups in Blackboard

Wednesday, April 25, 12:00 noon Frist Multipurpose Room B

Get Your Group On

Dennis Hood

Making the Most of Blackboard’s Capabilities for Teaching and Managing Sections

This presentation explores the various ways groups in Blackboard sites can be created and populated, the communication and teaching tools available to groups, and features available to aid in grading.  We looked at the sectioning tool, group creation through SCORE, and building groups individually and in sets.  Manipulating, viewing and printing group membership lists and photos was covered. For teaching and communication, in addition to the commonly used group email and discussion boards, we covered group blogs, journals, tasks, file exchange, and real-time collaboration tools. We saw how lab instructors, preceptors, etc., can make readings and instructional materials available exclusively to their groups in the course content areas. Finally, we talked about how to easily access your groups in the grade center through Smart Views and Favorites, and how to make grading fairer and easier through anonymous grading and use of the new interactive grading rubric.

Dennis makes his outline available to you in this Word document: 20120425_hood

About the speaker:

Dennis Hood is in his 12th year of managing Blackboard for Princeton. He is also using Blackboard in teaching his speech communications course at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY.


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