The module-based Campus Pack tools are now live and ready for use on all Blackboard modules and organisations. This exciting initiative will enable staff and students to add, develop and manage their own content within the VLE, a first for our students.
, is a blogging tool that allows the creation of group or private online journals;
, enables collaborative activity through the use of a Wiki – a quick way to add, edit and develop web page content within modules;
, a tool which will embed the podcast, the RSS feed and the player in a Blackboard Module, making it very easy to upload and access audio and video material.
The CELT Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Team will be taking the lead in providing academic advice and guidance in the following ways:
• CELT TEL staff are available for awareness raising of the initiative at faculty departmental/ divisional meetings, and for 1:1 and small group training sessions assisting staff to set up and use the tools within their Bb modules (in the first instance contact Steve Woodward (firstname.lastname@example.org)/ ext 4230) to arrange sessions for your staff.
• How-to guidance for each of the three tools will made available on the CELT website from the end of April (on the front page and under Staff Support Resources with the other Blackboard How-to guides)
• Publicity material will be released through outlets such as Inform, the CELT website, the Learning Zone blog, etc.
There are also some very useful video tutorials for the tools provided by the Learning Objects company.
The LCSS Customer Support team is available to provide technical support and advice (ext 2882 email: email@example.com)