not facilitatedTake your courses to the next level by learning the advanced features of Blackboard Open LMS. This course focuses on creating advanced activities to add collaboration, increase interactivity, gain student feedback, and monitor progress. It also covers how to grade those activities, map Open outcomes to resources and activities, use select third-party plug-ins, configure groups and groupings, manage badges, manage competencies, and follow best practices. This course is not facilitated by an instructor.

not facilitatedThis course is designed for faculty and course builders who have already mastered using common resources in Blackbaord Open LMS and are ready to start using activities, the gradebook, and Open LMS features. In this course, you will learn how to use the gradebook, create commonly used activities, grade activities, and use key features of the Blackboard Open LMS platform. You will also learn best practices to follow as you build your online courses, how to grade using the activity graders and the Open Grader, and other powerful Open LMS features such as the Personalized Learning Designer (PLD) and Open Reports. This course is not facilitated by an instructor.

facilitatedThis course is designed for the course builder and course facilitator, taking you from ground zero to full on grading and facilitation, utilizing the most efficient pieces of the gradebook and grading methods. Learn how to set up your gradebook, choose aggregation methods that meet your course goals, create and grade with advanced and alternative grading methods, and more! This course is facilitated.

non facilitatedLearn how to get started in Moodle and Blackboard Open LMS by learning how to navigate in the system and use its basic functionality to build courses. This course focuses on skills for new users and includes topics such as using the file repository for managing files, using the HTML editor, updating of profile settings, and creating resources for a course. This course also covers how to use activity completion and restrict access settings, add video to increase engagement, use communication tools, and use course management tools such as enrollment and course backups/restores. This course is facilitated by an instructor.

facilitatedThe goal of this course is to help participants with online course facilitation. Being an effective, online facilitator requires a set of skills that are similar to those required in the face-to-face classroom. The online or blended learning facilitator must be able to build community while having little to no face-to-face contact, offer clear and informative feedback, communicate effectively in a medium that lacks body language and tone of voice, as well as use instructional strategies that are independent of time and space to support student learning. The added aspect of the required technologies also comes into play.

This course will introduce participants to the many facets of online facilitation to build skills in four areas: technical, managerial, social, and pedagogical. Finally, to synthesize all you have learned, you will build a Facilitation Checklist to help guide your ongoing facilitation needs. This course is facilitated by an instructor.

no facilitationThis self-paced course is designed for faculty, teachers, course builders, trainers, and site administrators who are new to Moodle/Blackboard Open LMS, as well as those who are who are migrating from another Learning Management System and want to understand the core features of Moodle. It includes an overview of Moodle, how to navigate within it, how it may be customized, reviews the basic components of a Moodle course, introduces basic course design and course building information, and introduces course management information. This course is not facilitated.