Integrate SAM with your LMS: Become an Integrated SAM Power User

Presenters: Marie Hartlein, Montgomery County Community College & Jon White, Software Development Manager, SAM at Cengage Learning Using an LMS (Learning Management System) or plan to in the near future? Join us for a look at how SAM (Skills Assessment Manager) from Cengage Learning works with the various LMSs on the market today and how you and your students can have a more seamless in and out of class experience. Marie Hartlein has been teaching traditional and online Computer Science courses with Blackboard Learn for over 25 years and will share her tips on how to maximize the benefits of Blackboard Learn, SAM 2013 and other online tools to enhance student engagement, provide meaningful feedback and maximize your efficiency. The SAM Integration feature and most recent Blackboard 9.1 enhancements will be emphasized. You will leave this session with ideas on how to refresh and streamline your course along with a few grading techniques that may save you hours each week!

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Integrate SAM with your LMS: Become an Integrated SAM Power User

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Presenters: Marie Hartlein, Montgomery County Community College & Jon White, Software Development Manager, SAM at Cengage Learning Using an LMS (Learning Management System) or plan to in the near future? Join us for a look at how SAM (Skills Assessment Manager) from Cengage Learning works with the various LMSs on the market today and how you and your students can have a more seamless in and out of class experience. Marie Hartlein has been teaching traditional and online Computer Science courses with Blackboard Learn for over 25 years and will share her tips on how to maximize the benefits of Blackboard Learn, SAM 2013 and other online tools to enhance student engagement, provide meaningful feedback and maximize your efficiency. The SAM Integration feature and most recent Blackboard 9.1 enhancements will be emphasized. You will leave this session with ideas on how to refresh and streamline your course along with a few grading techniques that may save you hours each week!
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  1. Integrate SAM with Your LMS: Become an Integrated SAM Power User

    Slide 1 - Integrate SAM with Your LMS: Become an Integrated SAM Power User

    • Marie Hartlein, Montgomery County CC
    • Jon White, Cengage Learning
  2. Who We Are

    Slide 3 - Who We Are

    • Marie Hartlein
    • Montgomery County Community College
    • Blue Bell, PA
    • Associate Professor, Computer Science
    • mhartlein@mc3.edu
    • Jon White
    • Cengage Learning
    • Software Development Manager- Computing
    • Jon.White@cengage.com
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  3. Today’s Topics

    Slide 4 - Today’s Topics

    • SAM/LMS Integration Overview
    • High Level Links versus Deep Links
    • Demonstration of Using SAM Integration with Blackboard
    • Benefits of SAM Integration
    • Good to Know - SAM Integration Differences
    • Additional Suggestions and Tools
    • Questions / Discussion
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  4. SAM Integration – Overview

    Slide 5 - SAM Integration – Overview

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    • Partner Integration with Blackboard, D2L, Canvas, and Moodle.
    • Includes:
    • Single Sign On
    • Grade Return
    • Deep Linking of Assignments
    • All of the SAM content
    • Access to multiple Titles
    • Access to the new SAM Study Center
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  7. High Level Link  – Access Point

    Slide 8 - High Level Link – Access Point

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    • Provides access to the traditional SAM Interface
    • Can be added to any content area of your LMS
    • Can also provide a link to Technical Support or the e-book
    • No link to LMS Gradebook
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  8. Deep Link – Individual Assignment

    Slide 9 - Deep Link – Individual Assignment

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    • Provide access to a specific Assignment
    • Can be added to any content area of your LMS
    • Can link to SAM Training, Exam, Project or Pathway assignment
    • You have the option of recording a grade in the LMS Gradebook
  9. SAM / LMS Integration

    Slide 10 - SAM / LMS Integration

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    • SAM / BLACKBOARD
    • DEMONSTRATION
  10. SAM Integration Benefits – User Accounts

    Slide 11 - SAM Integration Benefits – User Accounts

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    • Student account creation is extremely easy!
    • The first time you or your students click on the high level course link, the user account is paired with SAM
    • Single Sign-on
    • Students enter SAM by clicking on links in your LMS
    • No URL navigation
    • No user name or password
  11. SAM Integration Benefits - Content

    Slide 12 - SAM Integration Benefits - Content

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    • SAM assignments and your content are integrated in a linear fashion for students.
  12. SAM Integration Benefits - Gradebook

    Slide 13 - SAM Integration Benefits - Gradebook

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    • No more grade transfers between SAM and the LMS
    • Students see grades in the LMS immediately
    • No more instructor errors on grade transfer
    • Can use your LMS gradebook features for grade weighting
    • SAM Assignment grading = 0 minutes of my time!
  13. Blackboard - Assignment Calendar

    Slide 14 - Blackboard - Assignment Calendar

  14. SAM Integration – Planning is Key!

    Slide 15 - SAM Integration – Planning is Key!

    • SAM Integration codes are textbook specific
    • SAM stand alone codes and integrated codes are not interchangeable
    • Your IT group needs to setup the Cengage Building block AND make sure your textbook is added to the Building Block
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  15. SAM Integration – Good to Know

    Slide 16 - SAM Integration – Good to Know

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    • Projects
    • Faculty - Integrity report must be checked in SAM using high level link and running the traditional SAM reports.
    • Students – If grade is less than 100, the student must use the high level SAM link to access reports.
    • SAM Projects will be expanded to grade Textbook Tutorial completion with June release!
  16. SAM Integration – Pathways

    Slide 17 - SAM Integration – Pathways

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    • Pathways
  17. SAM Integration – Good to Know

    Slide 18 - SAM Integration – Good to Know

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    • Student Preview
    • View the course from the student perspective
    • Review Postings
    • Access SAM assignment
    • See Gradebook
    • Faculty member needs an access code.
  18. Exit Student Preview

    Slide 19 - Exit Student Preview

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  19. A Few Challenges

    Slide 20 - A Few Challenges

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    • http://sam.cengage.com
    • No Users tab in SAM
    • Cannot confirm their registration until they complete a graded assignment.
    • Cannot reset an attempt
    • SAM and LMS Dates need to be in sync
  20. Other Time Saving Hints

    Slide 21 - Other Time Saving Hints

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  21. Slide 22

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  22. Do You See What I See?

    Slide 23 - Do You See What I See?

    • Snipping Tool
    • Built into Windows 7 and Windows 8
    • Capture, annotate, save your entire screen or potions of the screen.
    • http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features/snipping-tool
    • Keyboard Shortcuts (Mac)
    • Capture screen (Shift-Command-3)
    • Capture selection (Shift-Command-4)
    • Grab (.tiff format)
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  24. I use the following videos in my e-mail lecture now…

    Slide 25 - I use the following videos in my e-mail lecture now…

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-Mmp_hGVRY
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGIe4WA13aw
    • Have Students Research Resources
  25. Organize Your Web Content

    Slide 26 - Organize Your Web Content

    • http://www.wibki.com
  26. Grading Rubrics - Creation

    Slide 27 - Grading Rubrics - Creation

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  27. Grading Rubrics – Student Feedback

    Slide 28 - Grading Rubrics – Student Feedback

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  28. Graded Discussions

    Slide 29 - Graded Discussions

  29. Blackboard 9 Enhancements

    Slide 30 - Blackboard 9 Enhancements

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  30. Finding Your Blackboard Version

    Slide 31 - Finding Your Blackboard Version

    • Enter your Course and select the Announcements tab.
    • Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click on Installation Details.
  31. Global Navigation Menu

    Slide 32 - Global Navigation Menu

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  32. Assignment Scheduling (Slide 1 of 4)

    Slide 33 - Assignment Scheduling (Slide 1 of 4)

    • You must use this feature in your LMS!
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  33. Assignment Scheduling – Slide 2 of 4

    Slide 34 - Assignment Scheduling – Slide 2 of 4

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  34. Assignment Scheduling – Slide 3 of 4

    Slide 35 - Assignment Scheduling – Slide 3 of 4

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  35. Assignment Scheduling – Slide 4 of 4

    Slide 36 - Assignment Scheduling – Slide 4 of 4

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  36. Assignment Grading

    Slide 37 - Assignment Grading

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  37. Course Setup –Date Management

    Slide 38 - Course Setup –Date Management

    • Date Management is used to change display and due dates for your course.
    • Packages and Utilities >>> Course Copy
    • Tools >>> Date Management – select the best date adjustment option.
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    • Course Setup – Date Management
  39. Blackboard - Assignment Calendar

    Slide 40 - Blackboard - Assignment Calendar

  40. Discussions Board Subscriptions

    Slide 41 - Discussions Board Subscriptions

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  41. Questions and Discussion

    Slide 42 - Questions and Discussion

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  42. Add a Poll Slide to Determine LMS

    Slide 43 - Add a Poll Slide to Determine LMS

    • BlackBoard
    • Desire 2 Learn
    • Canvas
    • Moodle
    • Moodle Rooms
    • Angel
    • Sakai
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