Like watching short videos instead of reading text for learning a new skill? Learn more about Blackboard Learn through the On Demand Learning Center. The On Demand Learning Center includes short, interactive video lessons called Quick Tutorials and short documents, called Getting Started Guides, designed to get you familiar with a feature in 15 minutes. Many of the Quick Tutorials are under 3 minutes long.
There are four sections to the On Demand Learning Center available:
Understand & Building Your Courses: This area focuses on working in the Blackboard course environment, building course content, setting permissions, reporting, and some best practices. Personally, I like to the check out the information under Best Practices to get ideas from other institutions around the nation.
Communicating & Collaborating: This area focuses on discussion boards, groups, blogs, journals, wikis, and announcements. Personally, I like the ability to see the different options under all the collaboration tools in Blackboard by watching the videos on how to create each one.
Assessing Learners: This area focuses on the grade center, test, surveys, pools, assignments, and student performance. Personally, I like the ability to see how to create different types of questions available for test and a preview of what they will look like on a test.
For Students: This area focuses on Blackboard from the student perspective, including short videos on many of the areas students commonly use in your course. Personally, I like the ability to link to these videos in my online orientation or within a “how to” area for students who are new to Blackboard.
Another wonderful aspect of all the On Demand Videos, they have a variety of accessibility features:
- All videos are closed captioned. Click the CC button in the player to see the captions.
- Narration is descriptive of each task from start to finish.
- Interactivity can be skipped by keyboard stroke.
- Visual feedback shows the correct click path for all interactive elements.
- Longer videos allow viewers to skip segments.
Make sure to check out the On Demand Learning Center, it might just have the answers to your questions.