eLev8 Challenge – QM Standard 1

eLev8

Thank you for joining CPCC’s eLearning’s eLev8 Challenge! We hope you enjoy the challenge and we are convinced your students will appreciate your course enhancements.

QM standard one (1) is all about helping students successfully prepare for and begin online classes by letting each student know what to expect and where to locate various elements of the online course.

If you want to use eLearning’s suggested template, download the User Guide and corresponding zip file from the eLearning Community’s Website. The user guide has complete instructions on how to import the zip file into your Blackboard course and it will provide you with important considerations for customizing the module.

To be eligible for the eLev8 drawing, enroll on eLearning’s website and submit your course for review by February 17th.

Thank you and good luck!

Fall 2016: New eLearning Training Opportunities

Dear Faculty,

The newest offerings for Your Role in Blackboard Management and Your Role in eStudent Success have arrived!

Recommended Participants:  New faculty teaching online at CPCC | Faculty moving to teaching online | Faculty using the LMS to supplement course content and facilitation

eLearning is offering this training in two formats, Traditional and Online

Option 1:  Traditional Classroom Sessions, Two days

  • Day 1 – Your Role in Blackboard Management, 6-hour full day session.
    Hall Building, 9AM – 4 PM, monthly basis.
  • Day 2 – Your Role in eStudent Success, 6-hour full day session.
    Hall Building, 9 AM – 4 PM, monthly basis.

Please check LearnerWeb for the next available sessions.
**Please know that these sessions will be scheduled consecutively and run back to back (i.e. Monday and Tuesday or Wednesday and Thursday), on a monthly basis.  Those who miss either day are able to complete the training through the on-line Option 2 below:

Option 2:  On-Line, On-Demand
The on-line option is self-paced and available 24×7 for learning -or- as a resource.

  • Your Role in eStudent Success (must have completed Your Role in Blackboard Management and passed with a grade of 85% or higher) – accessed online at: www.cpccidev.wix.com/yress

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Fall 2016 Semester Shell Instructions

Welcome, CPCC Instructors:

All new semester shells are created empty, i.e., without any course menu items or content.

All online curriculum courses are required to use the Standard Navigational Template and the standard template is recommended for all courses in order to promote a more consistent experience for students.

(1) If you already have course content from a previous semester (or a Master or Core course), you may copy it directly into your new shell. Instructions for copying courses and for updating the course menu can be found on the eLearning Blog (http://blogs.cpcc.edu/elearning)

(2) If you do not have a course from a previous semester, you can add the Navigational Template / Course Menu to your empty shell in one of two ways: 

Additional Information for Instructors can be found on the Timeline of LMS Activities and on the Faculty Checklist for Teaching eLearning Courses.

If you have any questions please contact eLearning via the HelpDesk at 704-330-5000.

Spring 2016 Semester Shell Instructions

Welcome, CPCC Instructors:

All new semester shells are created empty, i.e., without any course menu items or content.

All online curriculum courses are required to use the Standard Navigational Template and the standard template is recommended for all courses in order to promote a more consistent experience for students.

(1) If you already have course content from a previous semester (or a Master or Core course), you may copy it directly into your new shell. Instructions for copying courses and for updating the course menu can be found on the eLearning Blog (http://blogs.cpcc.edu/elearning)

(2) If you do not have a course from a previous semester, you can add the Navigational Template / Course Menu to your empty shell in one of two ways: 

Additional Information for Instructors can be found on the Timeline of LMS Activities and on the Faculty Checklist for Teaching eLearning Courses.

If you have any questions please contact eLearning via the HelpDesk at 704-330-5000.

New Blackboard Features and Enhancements for Fall 2015

The biggest news is the integration of SafeAssignments into the regular Blackboard assignment tool and the long-awaited, one-click Student Preview!

This pdf will provide you with a brief description of the main features that are new and improved in this version of Blackboard.

If you have any questions please contact eLearning via the HelpDesk at 704-330-5000.

Help! My New Blackboard Shell is Empty! What to Do?

HelpCPCC Faculty, you may not have noticed that, since summer, new Blackboard semester shells are now empty, i.e., they no longer contain the Official Navigational Template (Course Menu). This is because many, if not most, faculty normally copy a previous semester shell (with content) into the new shell, eliminating the tedious task of deleting the menu and making course copies easier to complete and more accurate. Yay!

However, if you are a faculty member who doesn’t have a previous semester shell with content, or you prefer to use the course menu as a starting point, then this is easy to achieve.  Here are two ways of achieving this:

  1.  Download and Import the official Course Menu, Click here for instructions.
  2.  Manually adding the official  Course Menu, Click here for instructions. 

If you experience difficulties you are unable to overcome, please contact eLearning via the HelpDesk at 704-330-5000.

Feature of the Week: Inline Grading

Feature of the Week: Inline Grading

Click here to view a PDF handout of the new inline grading feature.
Click here to view a video tutorial of the new inline grading feature.

This week’s Blackboard New Feature is Inline grading. Inline grading provides faculty a new perspective for accepting assignments electronically, grading and returning student’s work. This long awaited feature allows instructors to view, annotate and provide feedback to student submitted assignments right in the web browser without leaving Blackboard. This video explores some of the annotation tools available now in Blackboard for instructors.