Blackboard Learn Administration Paperback – 24 May 2013
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About the Author
Terry Patterson has over ten years of experience administrating Blackboard LMS environments at various institutions. During that time, he has held numerous leadership roles in Blackboard feedback panels and customer-led user groups. In 2009, he received a Blackboard Catalyst Award for his work in the Blackboard Community. He has given presentations at state, national, and international conferences about emerging and advanced integrations with the Blackboard application. He holds certifications as a Blackboard Trainer and a Blackboard Server Administrator. When not busy in his position as LMS Application Administrator at the University of Missouri, he works to help answer questions from other system administrators and posts the issues he faces on his Blackboard Guru blog at http://www.blackboardguru.com/.
Top Customer Reviews
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Experienced Blackboard Administrators will tell you that Blackboard is a finicky animal and the care and feeding of such can be a precarious position. Learning to manage the system is not trivial and it is often accomplished through trial and error. Thankfully, there is now a usable manual for the uninitiated!
Patterson begins, as expected, with the basics of setting up the Learn system, filling in the questions a new administrator won't be able to find anywhere else. But, he informs beyond the simple install steps and delves into the full tasks of administration including what I believe are the most important points: Processes and Maintenance.
It's been a long time since I was a new Blackboard Admin and every bit of knowledge I now possess was gained through many (wasted!) hours of research, parsing of listservs, phone calls to other institutions and pestering Blackboard Support. Patterson pulls his repertoire together in one reference and how-to guide aimed at making even an experienced Blackboard Learn Administrator more successful with Learn administration tasks.
After nearly 7 years of administering Blackboard Learn, I still found several sections with fresh perspective and new instruction. Patterson really shows his expertise in his section entitled "Security, Reporting, and Configuration in Blackboard Learn." He explores issues that are not strictly Blackboard Learn, but are absolutely needed information for the Learn Administrator.
Overall, this book has critical value for a new Blackboard Learn Administrator (both GUI Administrator as well as Application Administrator) as well as significant value the more seasoned Blackboard Learn Administrator. This book should be on the shelf of every Blackboard Administrator. For its purpose, this book unequivocally rolls a six.
Thank you Terry Patterson and Packt Publishing!!!
When I started managing an LMS (starting with WebCT CE and now Blackboard Learn), I had no idea what I was walking into. There was no training, or the funding to be sent to training. Everything I've learned over the years has been from digging through piles of documentation and reading updates from the user community. My life would have been completely different if I had this book back then! It has the perfect balance of information for new admins as well as those who have more experience.
I'm looking forward to whatever Terry Patterson writes in the future (Part 2?).
Starting with Planning and Installing Blackboard, Terry Patterson systematically works through all aspects of a Blackboard Learn installation. In this book, he covers Setup and Customization, creating and administering courses, users and enrollments, roles, tools, utilities, security, reporting, optimization, authentication, data integration, building blocks, web services, LTI, troubleshooting, log file searching, disaster recovery, and much more.
I honestly wish I had had this book years ago. This book would have made my life a lot nicer when dealing with Blackboard!