#TdeB is now up on the wall
#TdeB is now up on the wall
User activity at the end of week 2 (and end of the course)…full analysis to come at a later date
I knew that the timing for our CPD course was possibly the worst time of the year. The start of July is not a good time for staff training in a university – not just because teaching has finished and there is very little reason to come into the university but because lecturers fill so exhausted at the end of the academic year. However, I just wanted to build a ‘prototype’ version of the course and I felt it a good time to experiment with just a few participants on the course. We did very little advertising for it too, just an advert on the intranet and some posters at the staff conference and I was really only expecting 5 or 10 max to sign up for it. In the end we got 19 which is about twice as many as i was expecting.
It must too early to get a full picture of whats been happening on the TdeB course but the above diagram shows us one indicator of the participants engagement. In the first week Monday 4th July 9am until Monday 11th July 9am it has had 920 hits on the course….not bad at all. It does show that the participants are at least going and having a look. Not surprisingly the main areas they are looking at are the activities on the various ‘stages’. Quite a few have introduced themselves on the ‘hello’ section but there hasn’t been any activity on the discussions boards
It will be interesting to see if this level of engagement keeps up in the second week of the course..we shall see:).
Do you want to make your Blackboard module more engaging for your students? Learn how to create an engaging front page for your module, embed a ‘BoB video, integrate Lynda.com, survey your students, create and embed engaging PowerPoint’s, add a ‘sign-up’ list or add social media (Twitter, Pinterest) into your course.
If so then sign up for this short course:
· Starts 4th July 2016.
· 10 minutes per day for 10 days.
· Fully online so that you can do the course any time of the day.
· Open to all academic staff here at RUL
How this course works…
Tour de Blackboard is an online programme for staff at Regent’s University and starts on 4th July 2016. It is tailored for academic staff at Regent’s but open to all other staff members too (librarians, student support staff and others).
We will be covering the basics and some more advanced features of Blackboard.
Over the ten days of the programme, we will publish a task at 10am, so that you can work through it whenever you have ten minutes or more spare in the day. Don’t worry if you get a bit left behind – you can always catch up!
If you are using Twitter you can follow us @TdeB2016 use the hashtag #TdeB to connect up with others on the course.
If you would like to join the course email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watch this space for details of a new online course – Tour de Blackboard.
Do you want to make your Blackboard module more engaging for you students?
If so, sign up for the short online course “Tour de Blackboard” starting on Monday 4th July run by the Regent’s University Learning Technology Team.
Follow us on Twitter for further developments and details on how to sign up for the course – @TdeB2016