The LMSPodcast series consists of interviews with people who use learning management systems. It primarily focuses on the Blackboard learning management system, but other systems are also covered. And most of the discussion is not specific to any one learning management system.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

BbFS 04 Hart Wilson, Southern Oregon

"So, I'm a faculty member and you're telling me that you want me to start using Blackboard. What does that mean? What do you expect of me?" These were the questions that SOU's Blackboard Guru Team sought to answer when they set out to map the typical evolution of Blackboard skills and usage at Southern Oregon University. The resulting matrix spells out which functions are typically featured as sites evolve from serving as a simple resource to supporting a fully online course. Hart Wilson uses the chart during training of new users to help them identify which Bb features they need to learn first. Experienced instructors use it to gauge what areas to explore next. Hart Wilson is a member of the Blackboard Guru Team that developed this wonderful resource.

Please open/print the table, available in two formats below, so you will be able to refer to it during the interview.
Listen to BbFS 04 (21 minutes long)

Bb Course Evolution Table: (Adobe .pdf format) - (Microsoft Word .doc format)