Share Paper: Using the Group Environment feature in BlackBoard Learn as a Collaborative Portolio for Development of Workforce Soft Skills and Scientific Literacy

  1. Mary Jo Parker, University of Houston-Downtown, United States
Wednesday, November 4 3:15-3:30 PM Room 3

Abstract: After an initial offering of Biology 1310 core life and physical science course offered online as the first Natural Science course to move to the online environment, the course outcomes and student deliverables grew as the functionality of the Learning Management System (LMS) evolved. Along with a growing understanding of how the LMS could be used to bolster and support learner engagement and success, the LMS encouraged course instructors in technical expertise supportive of deeper content learning and success navigation in the completion of course core requirements for more students. This paper describes the evolution of the course since inception ...