LMS Update

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What's New in D2L 10.5

Online Rooms (Blackboard Collaborate)

D2L Quickstart (PDF)


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Instructional Design & Web Technologies Workshop Schedule

Instructional Design & Web Technologies department offers a wide variety of workshops. Please  let us know if you have a specific topic you would like covered!

Register via email at idwt@ship.edu. Please include the name and date of the workshop in your email.

We're available for individual consultations!

Need help? Please call and we will schedule a session with you.

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Combining the capabilities of Wimba and Elluminate, Blackboard Collaborate provides a comprehensive learning platform designed specifically for education to deliver a more effective learning experience through online, blended, and mobile learning.

Blackboard Collaborate Overview 

System Requirements:

Click here to view Participant Orientation Video
Click here to find out if your computer has the right Operating System and Java version installed to run Collaborate and to configure your system.        

What you need:

  • A high-speed internet connection (e.g., Cable, DSL)
  • Computer (Windows or Mac)
  • Internet Browser installed (e.g., Firefox, Internet Explorer)
  • Headset (or combination headset with microphone)
  • Microphone
  • Webcam (optional, unless required by instructor) 

Documents and Resources 

For Instructors:

  • Blackboard Collaborate Support Portal 
  • Getting Started for Presenters ( pdf)
  • Getting Started for Presenters: Quick Reference ( pdf)
  • Getting Started for Moderators Quick Reference Guide ( PDF)
  • Essentials for Moderators ( HMTL)
  • Moderator's Guide ( HTML)
  • Accessibility Guide ( HTML) ( PDF) ( VIDEO)
  • Moderator Tools:
    • Introduction to the Participants Panel ( PDF)
    • Using the Audio & Video Panel ( PDF)
    • Using Chat ( PDF)
    • Audio Setup Wizard ( PDF )
    • Loading a PowerPoint File ( PDF)
    • Using the Whiteboard ( PDF)
    • Introduction to the Whiteboard ( recording)
    • Using the Polling Feature Wizard ( PDF)
    • Using Application Sharing ( PDF)
    • Introduction to Application Sharing ( recording)
    • Using Web Tour ( PDF)
    • Introduction to Web Tour ( recording)
    • Using Telephony ( PDF)
    • Getting Started with Recordings ( PDF )

Top Ten Ways of Using Blackboard Collaborate 
Top Ten Benefits of Using Blackboard Collaborate 

For Students:

  • Participant Orientation Video ( video)
  • Check System Requirements ( HTML)
  • Getting Started for Participants ( pdf)
  • D2L – Accessing a Collaborate Session ( video)
  • Essentials for Participants ( HTML)
  • Participant's Guide ( HTML)
  • Accessibility Guide ( HTML) ( PDF)
  • Getting Started for Participants Quick Reference Guide ( PDF)
  • Participant Orientation ( recording