SCOCA's Blackboard Consortium
 
SCOCA leads a Blackboard Learning Management Consortium that currently has 37 member school districts. In addition to hosting the services on our servers, we provide technical support and curricular training for consortium members.
 
If you would like to have Blackboard Training for teachers at your site, email Peggy (pwhyte@scoca.org) to schedule a workshop.

Blackboard Mobile
 
SCOCA has licensed Bb Mobile Learn for our users for the past 3 years - so when your students download the Bb Mobile App, they don't have to pay for it. The Blackboard Mobile™ Learn platform takes interactive teaching and learning mobile, giving students and educators access to their courses, content and organizations on a variety of devices including iOS®, Android™, BlackBerry®, and webOS® smartphones. More info....
 
 
 
New Tools for Learning Inside Blackboard!
 
Thanks to the STEMM Hub grant, we have licensed StudyMate class for the Blackboard Consortium. This feature inside Blackboard allows teachers to add basic content that is in turn, turned into learning activities, self assessments and games to help students grasp the content in a fun and engaging manner. The activities include crossword puzzles, quizzes, challenge games (Jeopardy Style) for 1 or 2 players and more. There is also an app for mobile devices that wil lmake studying for tests and quizzes a breeze for you students. Check out these resources:
 
    •   Overview of StudyMate Class (Video)
 
StudyMate Author is software (PC only) that you can load onto your computer to be able to build content offline and then upload to Blackboard. If you would like a copy of this software, send Peggy an email (pwhyte@scoca.org) and we'll get you set up.
 
 
What's New in Bb?
In December, we upgraded the Bb server to Bb Learn 9.1, SP14.  There are new features and several changes to the user interface.  One feature that you will find very useful is the Item Analysis for test items.  All the details about that feature can be found here.

There is also more information on changes and enhancements in the videos below:

Using the Content Editor »
Video Everywhere »
Profiles »
My Blackboard Posts »
Social Learning Tools »
Discussions »
Inline assignment Grading »
Calendar for Instructors »

Schools that participate in our Blackboard Consortium


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