Note: The YouTube MashUp tool is now functional as of August 12th.
The Fall 2015 semester officially begins on Thursday, August 27th. If you are using Blackboard to host some or all of your course material please review the following checklist of items and resources that might help you get ready for the first day of classes:
Want to talk with a student face to face for a virtual office hour? Need to have a lecture online to make up for a snow closing? Want to have a meeting with your peers on another campus without wasting time in the car traveling? Blackboard Collaborate is here to help you with all of this and more.
Archive your Course!
At the end of each semester it is strongly advised that each instructor archive their Blackboard courses that contain any user interactions. Archived courses are saved as ZIP files and the process does not delete the courses from the Blackboard system. Please visit Blackboard’s help site for more detailed information at: http://help.blackboard.com/en-us/Learn/9.1_SP_14/Instructor/090_Course_Content/020_Reuse_Content/020_Export_and_Archive_Courses
There is also a short video tutorial reviewing the archive process and can be accessed through Open SUNY’s Training Course Repository at: * http://wiki.sln.suny.edu/display/SLNKB/Archiving+Your+Blackboard+Course
* Please note that the video was made before Blackboard Learn was upgraded this past August. Although the basic content of the video has not changed some of the settings may be slightly different.
Did you know…?:
OIT created an in-house video of how to copy course content between courses. The basic steps outlined in this video is also useful for copying fall 2014 course content into blank spring 2015 course templates: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=St7DGd6Zk9g&index=4&list=PLw9XzD6fe1Uc6KLqaoEezgTj5HM9mU0LS