Lights, Camera, Blackboard - Increasing Engagement with Video and Multimedia

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The online instructor often struggles with creating dynamic content and engaging students effectively. Online courses frequently rely on journal articles, textbook sections, and discussion boards as their foundation, but when the instructor and students are faceless entities on the other side of a computer screen students can lose the connection they would have in a face-to-face environment. At Wilmington University we strive to add synchronous and asynchronous multimedia and video pieces to as many online courses as possible to provide a richer online experience. Using Blackboard Collaborate and other multimedia tools we attempt to create a rich, dynamic environment for online learners. This session will share tips, tricks, tools, and examples to take online courses in Blackboard to the next level.



Russ Lichterman, Multimedia Manager, Wilmington University