Using Bb to Help Students Take Responsibility for Learning
"Adaptive Release" Tool Promotes Preparation and Interaction
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 · Noon - 1 PM
Do you wish you had a tool to encourage students to prepare for class? Do you wish you had a magic bullet to encourage students to do their work in a timely fashion, and not procrastinate? In many ways, you do. Blackboard has a function called "adaptive release" that lets instructors set pre-conditions (or rules) that students must meet before accessing course content. For example, adaptive release could allow you to require that students take and pass a quiz over your syllabus, online lecture or screencast tutorial BEFORE they can submit an assignment for credit. This panel will focus on how three courses in Economics, Ancient Studies and Public Policy used adaptive release to promote student preparedness and online interaction. Coincidentally, they were the 1st, 2nd and 27th most active undergraduate Bb courses respectively in Spring 2012.
- Tim Hardy, Economics
- Anna Peterson, Ancient Studies
- Katie Birger, Health Administration Public Policy (HAPP)