BlackboardTV (or “BbTV”) crew members have been filming on location recently, including at the University of Cincinnati and BbWorld Commerce ’08, Blackboard’s annual users conference for campus card professionals, held March 9–12 in Phoenix.
Our BlackboardTV K-12 group also filmed an announcement for the upcoming 2nd Annual True Blackboard Stories Video Contest. Before the contest begins, see details of last year’s contest and view the winning entry by Minnetonka Public Schools in Minnesota.
BbTV recorded keynote addresses at the conference in Phoenix and interviewed academic computing directors, campus card service managers, CIOs, wired professors, faculty trainers, facilities directors and students. In dozens of formal sit-down interviews and person-on-the-street mini-interviews, these Blackboard users have shared best practices for, and their respective institution’s innovative uses of, Blackboard software, hardware and services.
In the coming weeks BbTV will post some of these videos here on EducateInnovate.com, add others to the Media Center of the Blackboard website and augment the user-created videos archived in the BlackboardTV Channel on YouTube, and embed a few into e-mails to be sent directly to Blackboard users.
For educators and staff members seeking ways to use video in a Blackboard environment, in classroom teaching and learning, or across your campus, I highly recommend a YouTube Channel created by Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC): GRCCTV.
Located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, GRCC has more than 14,000 students enrolled in over 1,600 liberal arts and occupational courses. On its GRCCTV Channel, Eric Kunnen and his colleagues post video recordings of campus lectures and courses, and archive thought-provoking and cool education videos. The school even offers streaming video tours of its individual programs on the GRCC website.
Amidst the 420+ videos in the GRCCTV archives is this interesting little 20-second clip with the description “Student uses mobile device (iPhone) to take a Blackboard assessment in a Business Law class.”
Please help BbTV increase the online video archive we’re building for Blackboard users around the world by sending us suggestions for videos we should feature here on EducateInnovate.com and the BlackboardTV Channel. We can be reached at BbTV@blackboard.com.