The summer meeting took place at the Blackboard Office in London; with the following agenda:
1300 – Introductions -
See Resources folder for Welcome Powerpoint from Chris
1315 – Blackboard Roadmap session for FE - Nathan Cobb, Solutions Engineer, Blackboard
A follow up session after the Blackboard Product Update webinar on May 17th (see Product Webinar Series May 2016 video to the left)
1415 – Grade Centre Configuration for FE Courses – Chris Boon, City College Norwich
Chris looked at how the Assignment and Grade Centre tools in Blackboard Learn have been used at City College Norwich to track, record and monitor grades and submitted work for BTEC, OCR and See Resources folder for UAL courses. Powerpoint
1500 – Recording and reporting learning hours – presentation and discussion - Richard Gibbons, Dudley College
With the changing landscape around the use of e-learning and e-technologies in further education, especially with the added emphasis provided by FELTAG (Further Education Learning Technology Action Group), monitoring students activity is becoming an increasing focus, almost requirement. This agenda item introduced what challenges we are faced as technology users, trainers and leaders and how we best use the Blackboard system to report on the critical “Percentage of Delivery” question for our ILR returns – i.e. round the table discussion point.
1530 – Round table discussion – everyone had a chance to share the current biggest challenge and largest recent success, chaired by Chris
1625 – Session feedback, future plans and topics
Thanks to everyone who came along to the meeting, and for their contributions!