What is the learning outcome? What do you want your students to know or be able to do?
What activities will help them gain these skills?
How will you know if they have mastered the learning outcome? What assessments will provide you with this data?
How can technology be used as a teaching tool to accomplish the items above?
Instructional Design with
Work backwards…What is the learning
outcome? What do you want your students
to know or be able to do?
What activities will help them gain these
How will you know if they have mastered
the learning outcome? What assessments
will provide you this data?
Finally, how can technology be used as a
teaching tool to accomplish the items
Refer to “A 3-Step Approach” Handout
The Classroom Flip Model
Move lecture materials out of the
classroom through online delivery.
Move assignments into the
classroom where faculty can serve
as a guide.
Use extra time for application and
Extend conversation out of class
through threaded discussion.
Teaching and Learning
Students aren’t prepared for class
because they haven’t kept up with the
Students need extra resources to
expand on what the text offers.
Students need to assess their
understanding of the content more
Students need additional opportunities
for discussion and learning from peers.
Linking Learning Challenges,
and Technology Features
Learning Teaching Technology
Challenge Strategy Feature
Students Use more Use online
aren’t frequent assessment
prepared for quizzes on feature in
class the readings Blackboard
What is Blackboard?
A “container” for your course
materials and activities
Course Management System
Many tools and features
A database: users and courses
Integrated with other KU Systems
A teaching and learning tool
A web presence
Available Anytime, Anywhere
Common Uses of Blackboard
Post documents, pictures, graphics, website
links, videos, assignments, other info., etc.
Communicate with Students
Manage Course Data
Online Surveys, Quizzes, and Exams
(How to Prepare)
Read articles on online teaching and
Gather your materials together.
Outline the course and its components.
Which materials will be distributed in
class and which will be available online?
Build the framework for your course by
creating content areas (buttons) and if
necessary folders (Chapters, Weeks)
Upload files to the content areas or folders.
Messages are archived and available
Gives “Voice” to silent students
More thoughtful, articulate responses
because of increased time for
Increased time for discussion, not
limited to space and time
Supports additional peer learning
Focus the discussion on the main topic
in the readings
Use open-ended questions
Ask additional probing or follow-up
questions as needed
Have students serve as moderators,
critiquers, or summarizers
Refer to “Discussion Board Guidelines Ideas”
Discussion Board Ideas
Posting assignments/projects for
“Dumb Questions” forum
Mid-semester course evaluation
Advantages of Online
Instructors can assess student understanding
more frequently and customize lectures
Students can monitor their own progress and
be held more accountable for their own
Displays immediate feedback and results and
provides individual item and overall exam
Allows inclusion of multimedia elements not
possible in paper assessments.
Can save class time.
Can repeat (multiple attempts) for mastery.
Training and Support
“Using Blackboard: Tools and
Strategies” course site
Online Users Manual
“Behind the Blackboard” at
Blackboard Users Group/Listserv
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Training and Support cont.
Quick Reference Card
IDS Website (http://ids.ku.edu/ )
Email or Phone (Business Cards)
Course Make-over (
Policies and Procedures
Copyright and Fair Use
Intellectual Property Rights
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