Blackboard: The Personalization Principle
Author: Angela Wilson
This PDT discusses some techniques for
building instructor presence in the online course environment
using built-in Blackboard tools and web 2.0 tools. Instructors
will learn how to create a welcome message with an image, record
audio messages, and embed multimedia web-based content.
Describe the importance of establishing online
Identify three components of a quality course
Locate the Voice Authoring tool.
List at least three uses for the Voice Authoring
Evaluate two web 2.0 tools for their effectiveness
at establishing online presence.
for 1 point
View the tutorial video at iTunes (14:40).
Answer the following questions and email your responses
in a Word document to
Include “Personalization PDT” in the subject of your
1. Why is it important to establish your
2. List at least three things best
practices recommend you include in a course welcome message.
3. Where is the Voice Authoring tool
located? List at least three uses for this tool.
4. Would you consider using a Voki or a
VoiceThread to help establish your instructor presence in your
online course? Why or why not?