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The Online Learning Link
A publication for Faculty about Online Learning at Chabot College

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Welcome to the Fall 2013 semester! As a reminder, The Online Learning Link includes important information and announcements about Online Learning and Blackboard at Chabot College.

Eight Roles of an Effective Online Teacher
In the June 2013 publication of "Faculty Focus," Bernard Bull states that teaching face-to-face and teaching online are both teaching, but they are qualitatively different. He goes on to say that while there are things that the two have in common, there are plenty of differences. With this in mind, he asks that we consider the following eight roles of an effective online teacher: Tour Guide, Cheerleader, Learning Coach, Individual and Group Mirror, Social Butterfly, Big Brother, Valve Control, and Co-learner. Please read the full article at: http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/online-education/eight-roles-of-an-effective-online-teacher/.

NewsletterHow to Ensure that your students receive (and read) your emails
As online instructors often rely on email communication to students, here are some tips to help ensure that students are receiving and reading your emails. It is essential to make sure your students either update their email address for Blackboard (through CLASS-Web) or set their Zonemail account (their default Chabot email address) to forward email to a personal email address. To view student options and steps for updating their email address used for Blackboard, as well as information on Zonemail, visit: http://www.chabotcollege.edu/online/zone/.

You can view a list of your students' email addresses within Blackboard by going to the Control Panel area > Users and Groups > Users. From this list, you can view the email addresses that your students have opted to use for Blackboard (or check to make sure that they have updated their Bb email address). Then, you can find out whether students are checking the email account they have selected to use with Blackboard by way of a "secret assignment" sent only via email, which asks them to respond to an email you've sent within that week.

Teach an Online or Hybrid Course in Spring 2014
Looking to teach an online or hybrid course in Spring 2014? Please be aware of the timeline, tasks, & deadline for completing the Online/Hybrid Course Approval Process. For courses to be taught in Spring 2014 and beyond, proposals are due on Monday, September 9, 2013 to the new COOL co-chairs Wanda Wong and  Minta Winsor. Please remember to have subdivision and division approval for your proposal prior to submission to the COOL. The first step is to view the Online Course Consultation at http://www.chabotcollege.edu/OnlineTeaching/Online_Course_Consultation/. An overview of the entire process can be found at http://www.chabotcollege.edu/cool/process/.

Online Learning Student Support
support for studentsIf you have students who need assistance with Blackboard or an online/hybrid course, please direct them to the Online Learning website at  http://www.chabotcollege.edu/online where they can submit a help request online. The Online Learning website provides students a wealth of information and resources, including steps for logging into Blackboard and using common tools within Blackboard, steps for setting up a preferred email account for Blackboard, as well as a self-paced Orientation to Online Learning. This orientation, which includes getting started information as well as tips for success, is now completely navigable from start to finish and can be completed at any time. The orientation consists of video demonstrations and step-by-step instructions, as well as tips for student success with online learning.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
 
Volume 11, August 2013

Bb LogoBlackboard Tips

Semester Startup:

green checkboxRequest Blackboard Sites:

If you haven't already done so, you can  request your fall Blackboard sites at any time before or throughout the semester. To request Blackboard sites, simply log into CLASS-Web, click on the Menu for Faculty Staff & Advisors, scroll down to the Blackboard Course Site Request link, and get started by selecting the semester and campus. Click here for detailed instructions.

green checkboxWant to copy over your content from a previous site? View steps on how to use the Course Copy tool.

green checkboxMake your course site Available: 

As students are now uploaded to Blackboard, once you are ready for students to access your course site please be sure to make your Blackboard site Available to students:
Go to the Control Panel area > Select Customization > Click Properties > Under the Availability option: select Yes > Submit.
Your course is now available for students to access. You may want to send students an email as well so that they are aware the course site is available in Blackboard.

green checkboxWant to view your course site from the student perspective? Use your "fake student" account.

green checkboxNeed instructions for building content in Blackboard?  Steps for building basic content  

green checkboxWant to give another instructor access to your course site? Course Site Access Request

Bb LogoRecent Bb Upgrade:  Enhancements

Just before the start of the summer session, the Blackboard server underwent a minor upgrade, from service pack 7 to 9 (still version 9.1). The minor upgrade included a handful of new features and enhancements, including an updated design and style, themes, course-to-course navigation, and the option to automatically re-grade exams for edited assessments.

For an overview of new features and enhancements visit our Blackboard upgrade page.

 

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The Online Learning Link is a publication by the Chabot College Online Learning Staff

Minta Winsor, Distance Education Coordinator
Lisa Ulibarri, Instructional Designer/Developer

http://www.chabotcollege.edu/OnlineTeaching/Blackboard/
@ChabotOnlineFac

View previous editions of the Online Learning Link at http://www.chabotcollege.edu/OnlineTeaching/newsletter/default_conv.asp

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