facilitatedTake your courses to the next level by learning the advanced features of Moodle/Blackboard Open LMS. This course focuses on creating activities that add collaboration, increase interactivity, and gain student feedback. It also covers the Personalized Learning Designer, Open Reports, ways to monitor progress, gamification features such as badges and H5P, groups and groupings, activity grading, outcomes, competencies, select third-party plug-ins, and course building best practices. This course is facilitated by an instructor.

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facilitatedGet started in Blackboard Open LMS by learning how to navigate in the system and use its basic functionality to build courses. This course focuses on topics such as building resources and activities, configuring the gradebook, managing files, tracking completion, restricting access, adding videos, communicating with students, and using course management tools. You will also learn best practices to follow as you build your online courses and how to grade using the activity graders and the Open Grader. This course is facilitated by an instructor.

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facilitatedThis remote-facilitated course trains you not only to configure your site but also how to be an effective and efficient site administrator in the long term. With topics aligning to each area of the Open LMS Site Administration area, you will learn about managing users and courses, configuring your site to be secure, and more!

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facilitatorThe goal of this course is to help teachers get started with online course design. While teachers know how to design a course for the face-to-face environment, they don't always have the knowledge required to design an online one. Designing online courses requires a paradigm shift in thinking about what a course is and how it is delivered. It can be more challenging than most expect. For this reason, we've created this course to aid in easing the transition and in creating an online course that meets the needs of both students and teachers.

Participants will learn about delivery approaches, course structure and flow, and design strategies. This course also introduces participants to best practices for online course design, and it provides an Online Course Planning Document to use while planning and designing online courses. A course facilitator will review submitted design documents and provide feedback to course participants.

This course focuses on course design and is not platform specific; therefore, it is relevant to all users, no matter the system participants plan to use for delivering courses.

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facilitatedThe goal of this course is to help participants with online course facilitation. Being an effective, online facilitator requires a set of skills that are similar to those required in the face-to-face classroom. The online or blended learning facilitator must be able to build community while having little to no face-to-face contact, offer clear and informative feedback, communicate effectively in a medium that lacks body language and tone of voice, as well as use instructional strategies that are independent of time and space to support student learning. The added aspect of the required technologies also comes into play.

This course will introduce participants to the many facets of online facilitation to build skills in four areas: technical, managerial, social, and pedagogical. Finally, to synthesize all you have learned, you will build a Facilitation Checklist to help guide your ongoing facilitation needs. This course is facilitated by an instructor.

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facilitatedMastering the Gradebook in Blackboard Open LMS is designed for the course builder and course facilitator, taking you from ground zero to full on grading and facilitation, utilizing the most efficient pieces of the gradebook and grading methods. Learn how to set up your gradebook, choose aggregation methods that meet your course goals, create and grade with advanced and alternative grading methods, and more! This course is facilitated.

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