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February 28, 2012 / dlitgroup

“A Day in the Life of a Blackboard Collaborate Professor” Webinar Notes

DLIT participated in a webinar that was hosted by Blackboard.  The title of the webinar was: “A Day in the Life of a Blackboard Collaborate Professor”.

The webinar highlighted the use of Blackboard IM (for online office hours), Blackboard Voice Tools (for welcome messages for students), Blackboard Voice Boards (for online asynchronous discussions), and Blackboard Collaborate 11 (for live online classes and recorded lectures).

Professor Campbell teaches an online Intro to Biology course at a state university. While he’s taught this online class before, issues included lack of student engagement and increased attrition rates.

Enter Blackboard Collaborate. Learn how Professor Campbell can now more fully engage with students with improved outcomes, collaborate with colleagues, and get professional development via a wide spectrum of collaboration choices.

The following screen shots highlight some of the uses of these tools in teaching a biology class.

"A Day in the Life of Blackboard Collaborate"

Using Bb Voice Tools in Welcome Announcements

Voice Boards for Student Engagement and Interaction

Delivering a LIVE Powerpoint and Web Tours with Bb Collaborate

Bb Collaborate provides Voting and Polling for Interaction

Student Breakout Groups for Live Collaboration via Bb Collaborate

Blackboard IM for Online Office Hours

Student Help Desk and Tutoring in Blackboard IM

Are you interested in using any of these tools?  Let us know how we can assist you!  Contact us in DLIT ( or drop by 125 Main.


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