Whatís on Required Concepts When We Begin and As We Do Unit 2 and 3?

Whatís on this webpage?

Blackboard Icons and What They Mean. 1

Whatís Displayed on Required Concepts with Unit and What Will be There in Later Units. 1

Optional Ways to Access the Blackboard Discussions for Collaborations and Their Links. 2

 

Blackboard Icons and What They Mean

Blackboard automatically displays the type of icon for the type of thing the instructor chose. For example, Blackboard has a distinctive icon for links to something on the Internet (including links to the instructorís website or the Merriam-Webster dictionary), a document (such as the Constitution), or a Discussion from the Discussion Board.

Whatís Displayed on Required Concepts with Unit and What Will be There in Later Units

The Icon

The Title

The Purpose and What Will Be at That Spot

Introducing Yourself to the Constitution and Earning Extra Credit

         An example of using the Constitution and a reliable dictionary as a way to learn

         A quick self-test that you can take one time only to let you know what you know and don't know about the Constitution
Password:   onetimeonly   

         Once you take the self-test, Blackboard displays the quiz you may take as many times as you want with the highest score counting (extra credit)

 

Accepted Source of General Definitions: Merriam-Websterís Online Dictionary

The link takes you directly to Merriam-Websterís free dictionary.

 

This is one of the 2 accepted sources for definitions that you post for Concepts.

Accepted Source of Definitions about the Constitution: The United States Constitution - With Definitions/Searchable/Sorted by Issues

The attached document is the Constitution. It is not only searchable, but it has hyperlinks in the text to definitions. You may use those definitions that are about the Constitution.

The second part is a sorted Constitution so you can see related issues in the Constitution together.

 

This is one of the 2 accepted sources for definitions that you post for Concepts.

Concepts for Chapter 16 Primaries (used also in the remainder of Unit 1)

There are lists of Concepts for each Unit.

 

When we do Unit 2 and Unit 3ís concepts, the current list will be displayed just about the instructions.

 

How to do Topic 1-1 andConcepts for Chapter 16's 2 Primaries

This is the same link available from Discussion Topics (on the left menu).

 

When we are doing Unit 2 and Unit 3ís collaborations, those instructions will be displayed in this spot.

Topic 1-1 Concept Collaboration for Unit 1

This a Blackboard Discussion that is also located on the Discussion Board.

FYI: I also provide a link to the current Collaboration Discussion in its Unit in Lesson Units.

Tip: If you want to look at definitions your class posted in prior units, click on Discussion Board on the left menu and then look for the Unit Collaboration you want.

The icon for a document is the only Blackboard tool available so that an instructor can provide a Tip or a Reminder.

 

Optional Ways to Access the Blackboard Discussions for Collaborations and Their Links

Distance Learning asks instructors to provide multiple ways to reach assignments and tests and discussions:

1.       You can get to the Collaborations by clicking on Discussion Board. The description provides the links as this example for the 1st Collaboration shows you:

2.       Whether you reach the Collaboration through the Discussion Board or Required Concepts, you can see the links from within the discussion. The instructorís thread provides the links as this example for the 1st Collaboration shows you: