Thursday, December 03, 2009
Sunday, June 07, 2009
The data comes over, but the course looks quite different. After migrating one of my courses to Bb9, I have come to the conclusion that I would rather start from scratch and build a new course in Bb9. All the content from WebCT can still be used, so I do not have to re-write those assignments, lecture notes, slide decks, or even quizzes. I can use them in my new Bb9 course.
I have written some White Papers for building a course in Bb9. The link is http://www.ric.edu/revans/bb9
Let me know your thoughts and experiences with the move.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
1. Sign into WebCT
2. At the top of the screen, click Bookmarks
3. On the right, under Options: Personal Bookmarks, click Create
4. In the Name box, type Spring 2009
0,500 describes the location on the screen you want the browser to jump to. The first number (0) indicates the left to right position. The second number indicates how many pixles down the page you need to be. Adjust the second number by trial and error to get you to the top of the Spring 2009 list of courses.
6. Click Add Bookmark
7. At the top of the sceent, click MyBlackboard
8. On the right you should see the Spring 2009 link under Personal Bookmarks
9. Click Spring 2009
The screen scrolls to the postion you selected in the Location box. If this is not where you want it to be, return to the Boolmarks page and edit the Spring 2009 bookmark to try a different value for the second number.
Thursday, November 01, 2007
In WebCT we can arrange for a selection to only be available after an event has occurred. The event in this case is the grading of an assignment. The selection is an icon to open the solution file for the assignment.
For the complete White Paper:
Monday, October 29, 2007
This white paper explains how to handle it.
Monday, October 08, 2007
WebCT is a great tool for faculty. It helps us organizers our courses in such a way that we have easy access to class materials and offer the same convenience to our students. Although it was designed to use HTML pages, WebCT accepts and displays all type of files and becomes a repository for all we decide to dump into it.
Why should we be concerned about file sizes? The more bloat on the WebCT server's hard drive, the slower it runs and the more frustrated our students and we become. We can control the size of our courses and here are some examples of what we can do.