By Nuala Davis, LTDS
Here are a few practical tips on getting started.
Bling it up
Our institutional VLE Blackboard can be made to look more interesting. It’s down to you…
- add images to items
- think about what you can embed – Video, Slideshare, Polls and quizzes
- Add links to discussion boards – and if you use these make sure you have time to contribute and set the tone (be a good cocktail party host at the start). Create an introductory post on each discussion board – it’s far too scary to be the first one who posts.
Make the journey really clear on your course and use weekly emails/announcements to reinforce what’s to be done and reflect on what’s been good.