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<ul><li>1.11/9/10 1 Blackboard Next Generation Upgrade and Support Plan Presenta(onforCouncilofDeans FacultyDevelopmentand Instruc(onalDesignCenter November10,2010 Presentation Goals Highlightinforma2ononcurrentBlackboard supportavailableforNIUfaculty/staandTAs Introducenewfeaturestobeavailablein Blackboardfollowingupgradescheduledfor May2011 Sharefacultysupportplanand2melineof supportac2vi2es Obtainyourfeedbackontheplanandideason howwecanhelpyourfacultyproac2vely 2 Blackboard Usage at NIU 3 3 Blackboard Learningmanagement systemavailablecampus- wideforteachingsince2002 Usedforrangeofac2vi2es frompos2ngcourse materialstoteachingonline Thisfall2010,97%ofNIU studentsand75%offaculty useBlackboard Moredetails:www.niu.edu/blackboard 4 Use of Blackboard by (individual) Students 0 5,000 10,000 15,000 20,000 25,000 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 No.ofStudents Year Spring Summer Fall Usage%forfall10with23,795enrolledis96.8%oftotalnumberofstudents 23,040 5 Use of Blackboard by (individual) Faculty/Staff/TAs to Teach 0 200 400 600 800 1,000 1,200 1,400 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 No.ofFaculty Year Spring Summer Fall Usage%forfall10with1,761*faculty/instructors/TA/teachingstais74.96% *1,761includesonlythoseprovidingdirectinstruc(on 1,320 6 </li></ul> <p>2. 11/9/10 2 Number of Credit Course Sections in Blackboard 0 500 1,000 1,500 2,000 2,500 3,000 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 No.ofCourseSec(ons Year Spring Summer Fall Usage%forfall10with5,106*sec(onsis49.23% *No.ofcoursesec(onsincludingthesis,disserta(on,andindependentstudiesis5,106 2,514 7 Number of Course Enrollments in Blackboard 0 10,000 20,000 30,000 40,000 50,000 60,000 70,000 80,000 90,000 100,000 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 No.ofCourseEnrollments Year Spring Summer Fall StudentsenrolledinseveralcoursesthatuseBlackboardinasemester 87,687 8 Current Support Provided by Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center 9 Blackboard Support ThecomprehensivesupportprovidedbyourCenter onteachingwithBlackboardincludesthefollowing: Hands-onworkshops(seriesof39dierentworkshops) Individualconsulta2ons(InFY10alone,523consulta2ons onBlackboardwereoeredto230uniqueindividuals) Usagedocumenta2on(250+webpages) (9,800uniquevisitorspermonthtothehelpsiteinFY10) 246answerstoFrequentlyAskedQues2ons(searchable) 37step-by-steptutorials(searchable) Podcasts(23+episodes)onteachingwithBlackboard QuickGuidesonusingBlackboard 24archivedonlineworkshops,Ask-A-Ques2on,etc. 10 Current Blackboard Version (Release 8.0) 11 Current Blackboard Version (Release 8.0) Blackboard 8.0 12 3. 11/9/10 3 Control Panel 13 Edit View 14 Blackboard Next Generation (Release 9.1) 15 Blackboard Next Generation MostsignicantupgradetoBlackboardto dateseekingtoaccomplish3maingoals: 1. Deliverhighlyengagingbutpowerfullysimple userexperiencesforfacultyandstudents 2. Combinenewinnova2onwiththebestofboth BlackboardandWebCT(acquiredbyBlackboard) 3. ExpandBlackboardsopeninterfacesothatit integratesmoreeasilyintoexis2ngcampus technologies Moredetails:blackboard.com/projectng 16 A Few of the New Features Amorecollec2veandcollabora2velearning experienceforstudentsthroughtheintegra2onof Blogs,Journals,Wikis,andMash-ups,aswellasnew GroupTools. Increasededucatoreciencythrough contextualedi2ng,contentmanagementatthecourse level,drag-and-dropnaviga2on,etc. Morecentralizedcontroloverassessment instrumentsthroughexpandedques2on managementcapabili2esavailableforusewhen crea2ngTests,Surveys,andQues2onPools. 17 Upgrade to Blackboard 9.1 Blackboardreleasedversion9.1infall2009 Blackboardwillnotcon2nuetosupportcurrentversion (8.0)aher2011 NIUsupgradetoversion9.1plannedforMay2011 (MemorialDayweekend) OurstaandITSstabegantes2ngversion9.1in summer2010toensureallthefeaturesandinterfaces workproperly,andiden2fyquirks Ourstaareworkingondevelopingnewworkshops anddocumenta2onforversion9.1 Upgradewillnotimpactcoursematerials,only interface Studentswontseeadras2cdierence 18 4. 11/9/10 4 Brief Demonstration 19 Blackboard Next Generation Upgrade Faculty Support Plan 20 Faculty Support Plan Wehaveorganizedtheplaninto5Phases: Phase1:InstallandtestBlackboardversion9.1and begindevelopinguserdocumenta2on Phase2:Communicatenewfeaturesanduser interfacechangestousersbyseveralmeans Phase3:Conductpreviewsessions(f2fandonline) Phase4:Upgradetoversion9.1andbeginhands- onworkshopsforbasicaswellasadvancedusers Phase5:Oeropenlabandspecialsessionsfor collegesanddepartmentsasrequested 21 Faculty Support Plan Phases Phase1:Documenta(onandSupportMaterialsPrepara(on(BeginningSummer2010) Phase2:Communica(onsofNewFeaturesandUserInterfaceChanges(BeginningFall2010) Phase3:PreviewSessions(BeginningSpring2011) Hands-onpreviewsessions90minseach;Onlinepreviewsessions60minseach Phase4:Hands-onFace-to-FaceWorkshops (BeginningSummer2011)Allworkshops90mins Phase5:OpenLabs &amp;SpecialSessions Installnewsystemon adevelopment (BbDev)server Testnewfeaturesand systeminterfaces Createupgradepage todocumentnew features,changes,and includelinksto applicablesupport materialsprovidedby Blackboard UpdateTeachingwith Blackboardsupport site(niu.edu/ blackboard)toreect newfeaturesmajor interfacechanges Convertsitefrom WebCRMAtonew CascadeCMSaspart oftheredesignupdate process Outlineoffeaturesand pre-exis2ngsupport materialsatniu.edu/ blackboard/ng Ar2clesinFall10&amp; Spring11newslemers andcampusmedia EpisodesonTeaching withBlackboardPodcast devotedtochanges No2cesofnewfeatures postedtoFacDevblog, Twimer,andFacebook, andno2cestousers Screencastsand/or quick2phighligh2ng changes Onlinepreviewsessions archivedforon-demand viewing 2invite-onlyhands-on previewsessionsfor supportstaandfaculty powerusers[3/29,4/6] 3onlinepreview sessions[60min]for faculty/sta&amp;TAsvia WimbaClassroom [3/30,4/12,4/27] 3hands-onpreview sessionsforfaculty/sta &amp;TAs[4/8,5/3,5/16] 2invite-onlyhands-on previewsessionsfor facultyteachingduring intersession[4/28, 5/16] 6BbTune-upsessions forexperiencedusers oeringhands-on overviewofchanges andnewfeatures[6/9, 8/9,8/11,8/17(2), 8/19] 7BbI&amp;IIhands-on sessionsforusersnew toBb[6/2,6/15,7/13, 7/21,8/15,8/19] 2BbNGBootCamps(4 in-depthhands-on sessionsforfaculty/ staon9.1newfeature sets)[6/3,8/10] BlackboardOpenLab sessions[11AM-1PM] eachdayduring1st weekofsummer&amp;fall 2011terms[6/13,6/14, 6/15,6/16,8/22,8/23, 8/24,8/25,8/26] College-specicsessions availableuponrequest Consulta2onswith individualfaculty/sta andTAsuponrequest Hands-onpreviewsessionsandface-to-faceworkshopswillbe90minutesinlength;Onlinepreviewsessionswillbe60minutesinlength Faculty Support Plan Timeline 9/1010/1011/1012/101/112/113/114/115/116/117/118/119/11 Supportplandrahed&amp; sharedwithProvost, CouncilofDeans,and FacultyDevelopment AdvisoryCommimee Version9.1 installedon bbdev. FacDev&amp; ITSbegin tes2ng system Redesignofexis2ng supportsitebegins Ini2aldrahof redesigned supportsite readyonnew CMS Newsupport sitegoeslive Phase1:Documenta(onandSupportMaterialsPrepara(on Phase2:Communica(onsofNewFeaturesandUserInterfaceChanges Phase3:Preview Sessions Phase4:Hands-onFace-to-Face Workshops Phase5:OpenLabs&amp; SpecialSessions Preliminary infoon9.1 availableon current supportsite Newtutorials,quickguides,etc. developedinresponsetoques2ons received Newfeaturesin9.1coveredinall futureBlackboardworkshops Consulta2onswithindividualfaculty/ staandTAsuponrequest Lastupdated:11/7/10 Outage/ Upgrade toBb9.1 (5/29- 5/30) 2010 2011 23 Workshops Scheduled 35workshopscurrentlyscheduledforSpring&amp; Summer2011: 10previewsessionspriortoupgrade 8hands-onworkshopsfornewusers 8tune-upworkshopsforexperiencedusers 9openlabsessions 24 5. 11/9/10 5 Faculty Support Plan Challenges FacultyFocusGroupsondocumenta2onneeds IssuesrelatedtomovingBlackboardusers documenta2onfromcurrentwebmanagement system(WebCRMA)tothenewone(Cascade) Prioritytrainingforthoseteachingintersession coursesthatoverlaptheupgradeinMay2011 Needtotrainnearly1,300instruc2onalfaculty/ sta/TAsoversummer2011 Retrainingcurrentbasictoadvancedusers Trainingnewfaculty/sta/TAusersfromAug11 25 More Information niu.edu/blackboard/ng 26 Summary FacultyDevelopmentworkshopcloselywithITSin prepara2onsforBlackboard9.1upgrade FacultyDevelopmentstawillbeavailablefor College-mee2ngsinspring2011todemonstratethe newBlackboardsystem College/department-specicworkshops Weneedyoursupportforasuccessfulupgrade Men2ontheupgradeincollegemee2ngs RecommendfacultytostartearlyforSuandFall11 Encouragecollegetechstatohelp 27 </p>