Use this space to share any resources you feel would be helpful to other ECP participants.
We have been running a local version of this competition at Aberystwyth University, based on Blackboard's materials (I presented on this at the Blackboard Teaching and Learning Conference in 2014). Our supporting materials can be found here: AU Exemplary Course Award - Nexus Wiki, Aberystwyth University
Our adaptations of the material are under a Creative Commons Share Alike licence. I would welcome any feedback you may have, and I hope these are useful!
Thanks so much for sharing this - what great resources and a fantastic example of taking the program and making it your own! It looks like your faculty responded very positively to the program. I also used the rubric when I was a client at our institution, but we did not do a campus-wide awards program. Wish I had!
Again, thank you for your community contribution!
This is a great professional development activity! I'm going to see if we can't do that at my institution!!!! Thanks for sharing!
At the Blackboard Learning and Teaching Conference Detailed Programe - Blackboard Teaching & Learning Conference Liverpool, United Kingdom 2015 in Liverpool, UK this year there was a work shop "Exemplary Courses" led by Grainne Hamilton, who took us throught the exemplary courses rubric. She then asked us to share a course amongst those on our table and critique it using the rubric.
I showed a "pre-course" Blackboard course that we ask attendees of our Introduction to Blackboard training course ( http://www.southampton.ac.uk/isolutions/computing/training/portfolio/blackboard/outlines.php?coursecode=MLEBLCKBRD ) to go through before they attend the tutor led course. The course is very short but uses a number of features such as badges, adaptive release, review status, quizzes, discussions etc to illustrate what is possible in Blackboard. I was asked then to present the course to the whole workshop audience, which proved surprisingly popular. Afterwards I received lots of enquiries about getting a copy of the course and for more information about it.
So I wrote a blog post about the course which includes a download of a course export for others to give it a try. It's definitely not an exemplary course but you might find it of interest. Take a look here: Overview of a Blackboard training course
This is great! I love that you're willing to share the export file so others can experience the course first-hand in their own Blackboard sites. I've downloaded it myself and will import to my Blackboard instance today!
Thanks for sharing!
Thank you for sharing this resource!
I was browsing through your website, and found your resources on badging. Really helpful as well!
OMG! Thanks so much for sharing file and the link to the screen shots on the blog. Question -- Is FeedWind a reliable RSS in your Bb system? I have embedded several different RSS widgets from different web tools. They seem to embed OK initially, but then when I return to them a week or month later they've disappeared. Has that happened with this tool inside the Bb intro course you use with faculty?
Sorry that I did not see your post until now. So far I have found Feedwind to be reliable. Everytime I have looked at a feed I added it has still been working.
Thanks, Matt - really useful to have access to example courses.
Hi Everyone, not sure the best place to post this but wanted to share. Last week we had our third Blackboard/VLE awards. My colleague Anna Ruff has produced a short Prezzi presentation showing highlights from shortlisted courses, along with student feedback. This may be useful to show colleagues what makes a course so good that students want to vote for it:
VLE Awards 2016 by Anna Ruff on Prezi
This is fantastic Matthew Deeprose! We are launching both a new Instructional Designer and Educator forum for sharing these types of best practices. I hope to share this in that space once we finish final touches on configuration.
Sounds great Marissa! When that area is set up I will encourage my instructional designer colleagues at Southampton to sign up and get involved.
Hi Matthew -- Wonderful resource. I've already shared it with my faculty. Question: On the Prezi, there is a section with the comment "Short video clips or elearning activities are used to prepare for taught lessons," there is a screen shot labeled "Session 2: Methods of Sampling and Experimental Approaches." What is the software used to create the learning object displayed?
That resource was created in Articulate Storyline: Articulate - E-Learning Software and Authoring Tools
This is becoming a really popular learning object creator here. It's loaded into Blackboard as a SCORM resource.
Thanks, Matthew. I create in Articulate Storyline regularly and haven't noticed the slider with content that enters the frame from the right. Is it a template from eLearning Brothers that works in Articulate Storyline? Or is it one of the existing layouts that you animate?
Hi Torria. The sliding menu is made from scratch by my colleague Mimi Lee I asked Mimi if she would consider writing a blog post about how to do this and post it here. You are welcome to get in touch with Mimi by emailing her at email@example.com
Thanks so much, Matthew. I will reach out to Mimi today. Thanks for sharing!
I hope she does decide to write the post - would be good to see what can be done with Blackboard.
My Learning Technologist colleagues have made some video interviews with our course award winners where they talk about their courses: Blackboard and VLE Awards 2016 - YouTube
What a great prezi! What tool did you use for the equations at the end? I've been asked by a couple of lecturers for ideas for capturing equations. I've seen a couple of ones (e.g. educreations), but wasn't sure what others were using.
I believe they in our case they used a Microsoft Surface and drew the equations, and whilst doing so were running a screen capture, in our case using Panopto. I will verify that with my colleague who made the Prezi and get back to you.
Edit: Actually they used the Explain Everything App: Whiteboard App for iPad Create Collaborate Presentation App but I think screen capturing a surface using Paint or some other package may be a good technique too.
I'll install that on my test iPad - it certainly was one that sounded good on the description.
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