PDT201 - Using Blackboard As A Learning Management System

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Subject Title
Using Blackboard As A Learning Management System

Subject Description
This module provides participants with an overview to learning management software. Take a tour of a leading learning management software - Blackboard. Participants critically assess the features of this learning management system as a teaching and learning tool.

Credit Status
This is a non credit subject for professional development.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Access online courses.

2. Create folders for modules and introductory message.

3. Upload learning materials into the Course Documents.

4. Enter faculty information.

5. Use Blackboard tools to prepare assessments relevant to their subject areas.

6. Utilize grade centre features to: A) record student grades B) provide feedback on tests and assignments.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.


Topic Outline
1.  Introduction to Learning Management Software
2.  Using My.senecacollege
3.  Course planning
4.  Navigating Blackboard
5.  Uploading course materials in different file formats 
7.  Assessment tools, Assignments and the grade centre 

Mode of Instruction
1.  A three hour workshop.
2.  Discussions, group discussions, and skills application.

Prescribed Texts

Reference Material

Required Supplies

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
The assignment is to be completed within 2 weeks following the module.  Details to be provided in class.

Approved by: Barb Shannon