EesySoft for Blackboard Learn Original

Are you new to EesySoft and want to learn more about how to use EesySoft in the best way possible within Blackboard? This course takes you from 0 to 100!

Lesson 1:

Introducing the Academy for Blackboard Original

In this lesson, you will be introduced to the EesySoft Academy structure and set up the inline editor in your Blackboard Learn Original environment. 

Estimated Time: 3 min

Lesson 1: Details & Exercises

In this video, you will learn about the Blackboard Learn Original Academy Course structure.

In this video, you will learn what the Inline Editor is and how it can be used to create content directly in your Blackboard instance. 

Exercise: 

Enable the Inline Editor in your Blackboard Staging Environment. Please make sure to log into the Staging first before you enable the Inline Editor.

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Lesson 2:

Creating & Managing Content

In this lesson you will learn how to create and manage content items like messages and support articles within EesySoft. 

Estimated Time: 18 min

Lesson 2: Details & Exercises

In this video, you will learn how to create a Hint message on a page element.

Use Case:

The instructors of your institution do not know how to use the Student Preview properly and need to be instructed.

Exercise:

Create a Hint with Student Preview information on the Student Preview button which should instantly show on every page.

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In this video, you will learn how to create a Systray message and a Popup message on a page.

Use Case 1:

It seems that the Rubrics Tool is under-used by the instructors of your institution. They need to be inspired by this Course Tool.

Exercise 1:

Create a Systray message on the Rubrics page with an embedded Youtube video about Rubrics. (Tip: Copy the embed code and go to Insert>Media>Embed)

Use Case 2:

Your institution has to make a very important Financial Aid announcement for students.

Exercise 2:

Create a popup window message for students on the Course Homepage with an important message. Also, add an image to this message. (Tip: Go to Insert>Image)

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In this video, you will learn how to edit help items in the Content Library.

Use Case: 

The size of the systray message is too small.

Exercises:

Change the width and height of the message, so that the video fits perfectly.

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What is the content library?

In this video, you will learn how to create and add a Support article to the Support Center.

Use Case:

At your institution, many instructors do not take the right steps in order to copy their courses.

Exercises:

Create a PDF document with the standard Copy Course steps and add this document to the Support Center.

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In this video, you will learn how to create monitors that track the activity and usage of elements in Blackboard.

Use Case: 

At your institution, you are promoting the usage of the Student Preview, but you also want to measure the usage of it.

Exercises:

  • Create a monitor on the Student Preview button.
  • Trigger the monitor and verify in the Dashboard within Activity Monitor Overview if it’s working. (Tip: Settings -> Activity Monitor Overview -> Search)

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Lesson 3:

Creating & Managing Campaigns

In this lesson you will learn how to create and manage campaigns within EesySoft. 

Estimated Time: 40 min

Lesson 3: Details & Exercises

In this video, you will be introduced to the EesySoft Administrator Dashboard

Exercise:

Log on to app.eesysoft.com

In this video, you will learn how you can use EesySoft Campaigns to connect multiple messages and support articles in order to understand the impact of multiple content items on engagement and adoption. 

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In this video, you will learn about campaign templates and how to import them to your instance. 

Exercise:

Find a campaign that could be useful to your institution. Add it to your library by clicking “use as draft.”

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In this video, you will learn how to create a campaign from scratch. 

Use Case: 

For each new semester, instructors need to follow some standard preparations for their online component of their courses.

Exercise: 

Create a campaign from scratch, which includes at least two of the following:

  • A pop up about course copy or creation of new courses on the Course Home page
  • A systray about the enrollment of students on the Users page
  • A hint message about how announcements should be cleaned up on the Announcements page
  • A monitor on the Grade Center button
  • A monitor on Add Course Module

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In this video, you will learn how to create a campaign from a reporting template.

Use Case: 

The Provost wants to know how many instructors are not using rubrics. 

Exercise: 

Create a campaign for instructors that are not using rubrics. Include at least one message (style of your choosing) aimed at increased rubric tool usage. 

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How do I create a campaign from the tool adoption report?

In this video, you will learn how to use one of eesysoft.com’s many resources – Campaign Templates.

In this video, you will learn about Messages in the EesySoft Administrator Dashboard. 

Use Case 1: 

You need to find and edit a message that one of your colleagues has used in a previous semester. 

Exercise 1:
Find a previously used message and edit it to fit the current semester’s requirements. 

Use Case 2: 

Your University President wants to know what your users think of EesySoft Messaging. 

Exercise 2: 

Go into your message insights and find the 3 most “upvoted” messages. 

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In this video, you will learn how to create a message using the EesySoft Administrator Dashboard. 

Use Case:

It is time for registration at your institution. The registrar would like you to create a message reminding all students to get their classes picked before they leave for the summer break. 

Exercise: 

Create a pop-up message for students on the course homepage with a message. Add in the link to the registration website. 

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In this video, you will learn how to use another EesySoft.com resource– The Universe. 

Use Case: 

You need a message about upcoming severe weather and don’t have time to create one from scratch. 

Exercise: 

Find the Campus Alert Notification-Weather Univerise Example. Copy and paste the content into a new message.

In this video, you will learn how to use a report, which provides an overview of user activity across the LMS.

Exercise 1: 

Log in to the Eesysoft Administrator Dashboard. Explore the different filter options.

Use Case:

Your management needs some general figures for Blackboard usage.

Exercise 2:

  • What is the maximum number of total logins in the past year?
  • What is the maximum number of students logins for the past three months?
  • Save an Activity report with students and faculty.

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In this video, you will learn about using the Tool Adoption Report, which provides insight into tool usage.

Use Case:

The instructional design department concludes that tests should be promoted more among the instructors. You want to reach out to all the non-active instructors via email.

Exercise:

Create an email which contains an invite for a tests workshop addressed to all the non-active (Test) instructors.

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How do I take action from tool adoption data?

In this video, you will learn how to use a report which provides course-specific tool usage.

Use Case:

The Dean of Engineering wants an estimation of the number of students who submitted an Assignment in Engineering Courses.

Exercise:

Lookup how many students have submitted an Assignment in the last two months in courses with the Engineering Department course ID.

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In this video, you will learn what a monitor is and where to find your activity monitors. 

Use Case: 

Your institution wants to measure the usage of the Announcements tool. 

Exercise: 

  • Find a monitor on the Announcements. 
  • Trigger the monitor and verify in the Activity Monitor Overview to see if it is working. 

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Where do I find all of my activity monitors?

In this video, you will learn about reporting templates and how to create them. 

Use Case: 

You want to see if a library tool is getting used at your institution.

Exercise: 

Create a monitor for the library tool and create a new reporting template. 

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What are reporting templates?

In this video, you will learn how to use the Support Center in the EesySoft Administrator Dashboard. 

Use Case: 

Before creating a new grade center support article from scratch, you want to see what out-of-the-box content is available.

Exercise: 

Use the search tool in manage articles to see what out-of-the-box content pertains to the grade center. 

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In this video, you will learn how to create a Support Article within the EesySoft Administrator Dashboard and add it to the Support Center.

Use Case:

At your institution, many instructors do not know how to upload a new version of their syllabi. 

Exercises:

Create a PDF document with steps on how to upload a syllabus and add this document to the Support Center.

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In this video you will learn about user groups and how to create custom user groups. 

Use Case: 

Your institution requires all new faculty to complete a training course. Throughout their first semester, you want to send messages to these instructors to make sure they are assimilating well. 

Exercise: 

Upload a CSV file of new instructors’ email addresses. Send a welcome message to them. 

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