We had a great discussion on how to get students to talk in class. Lots of ideas, questions, and solutions were tossed around, and it was refreshing to have such a productive, learning-related time of sharing. Here are two documents: a handout I provided which lists several ideas to consider and a summary of the discussion (as best as I could remember). Many thanks to those who came - I know it was a difficult time of the year.
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As Mike Zeigler showed us today at the CETL workshop, Blackboard is a powerful platform for managing your course: secure grading, student file submission, group collaboration, etc. Two weeks ago I showed how you can easily set up a blog-based website for posting documents such as a syllabus, creating links to external sites, posting videos, audio, photos, etc. So which one do you need? Depends on what you want to do. If all you want to do is post content, link to other sites, and want to easily update and edit all of it, then a blog-based site is perfect for you. If you want the secure environment for grades, group discussion, etc, then go with BB. IT can help you get started with BB as well as show you the really cool advanced features it provides. I can help you set up your blog site and begin posting content. Contact me and I can help you find the right tool.