Dr Christopher Jobling

Senior Lecturer

Engineering

c.p.jobling@swansea.ac.uk

Last term I posted a Blackboard survey to evaluate the e-learning in my module EG-259 Web Applications Technology. In this second of a planned short series of articles to be published over the next few days, I present the survey results. Part 1 provides an introduction and sets the context for the survey.

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February 2nd, 2009

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Last term I posted a Blackboard survey to evaluate the e-learning in my module EG-259 Web Applications Technology. In this first of a planned short series of articles to be published over the next few days, I introduce the module and the e-learning technologies used.Part 2  (more…)

January 30th, 2009

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In a recent posting to the Learning Lab Community Blog, I demonstrated how to add a TeamLX wiki to a Blackboard site. For that 5 minute demo, I used the free screencasting tool Jing. In this article, I use screencasting to demonstrate the use of Jing itself. (more…)

January 28th, 2009

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One of the commonest pieces of student feedback that we hear is “why doesn’t Professor X have a Blackboard site.” A query that crops up quite regularly at IT Support is apparently “My Blackboard site isn’t working: there’s no link to Module Y.” Both are symptomatic of a mismatch between our students expectations of our primary e-learning platform (which at Swansea happens to be Blackboard) and our provision of e-learning support. Quite simply, our students see the absence of a module from Blackboard as a bug!

In this first of an occasional series, I will attempt to persuade you to address this for your own modules by passing on some lessons that I’ve learnt about exploiting Blackboard for students’ benefit without incurring too much extra work for yourself. Hopefully, by creating Blackboard sites for your modules and exploiting some of these tips, you’ll earn the gratitude of your students (and the higher satisfaction scores that your teaching materials no-doubt deserve) without incurring too much additional stress.

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May 14th, 2008

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