What Can I Expect?

Here are some examples of how instructors are designing courses using digital platforms and technologies.

Under each platform are types of learning experiences and how often the platform may be used in B (Blended), DLU (Digital Learning Unscheduled – Asynchronous) courses and DLS (Digital Learning Scheduled – Synchronous) courses.

Each instructor will use each platform in different ways and with a different focus. Look over the course outline, ask questions and find out what and how learning will look like for your course(s).

Blackboard Learn: Learning Experience Examples

Blackboard Learn is NIC’s course learning platform.

B – Blended Courses: Medium Use  | DLU (Digital Learning Unscheduled) Courses: High Use | DLS (Digital Learning Scheduled) Courses: Medium Use focusing on activities and learning experiences such as:

  • Content: Readings, Resources, Web Links, Videos, Slide decks etc.)
  • Assignment: Info and Submission
  • Assessments: Quizzes and Tests
  • Discussions: Posting and Replying
  • Communication: Email/Course Messages, Announcements
  • Grades: Ongoing, Updated with marking of Quizzes and Assignments

 

BLUEJeans: Learning Experience Examples

BlueJeans is NIC’s video/web conferencing platform.

B – Blended Courses: Low Use  | DLU (Digital Learning Unscheduled) Courses: Low to Medium Use focusing on optional uses such as:

  • Office Hours
  • Student Consultations
  • Review Sessions
  • Answering Questions

DLS (Digital Learning Scheduled) Courses: High Use focusing on required uses such as:

  • Delivering Content
  • Student Discussions
  • Assessments (Oral Tests)
  • Student Consultations
  • Engagement Activities
  • Group and Team Work
  • Check-in Sessions
  • Review Sessions
  • Answering Questions

 

NIC MediaSpace/Kaltura: Learning Experience Examples

NIC MediaSpace is NIC’s video storage and streaming platform along with a video recording and editing tool called Kaltura Capture.

B – Blended Courses: Low to Medium Use  | DLU (Digital Learning Unscheduled) Courses: Low to Medium Use | DLS (Digital Learning Scheduled) Courses: Low to Medium Use focusing on activities and learning experiences such as:

  • Viewing Instructor Videos
  • Creating Welcome Videos
  • Capturing Learning to Share with Instructor
  • Recording Presentations to Share with Peers/Class

 

WordPress: Learning Experience Examples

WordPress is a website and blogging platform that offers free sites for BC instructors and students who use their NIC email. It isn’t a platform that many instructors will be using. Some instructors in some disciplines are using WordPress as a portfolio to gather examples of work and allow for blogging/posting of reflections and learning insights. This website was made with WordPress.