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Blackboard Online Course Overview - UMass Translation and Interpreting

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0:03 - Hi everyone. This is a quick overview of what our online courses in the...

0:10 - Certificate in Professional Translation and Interpreting at the University of...

0:15 - Massachusetts Amherst look like. Our learning management system is called...

0:20 - Blackboard. When you log on to your course it will look something like this.

0:28 - There will be a welcome page; maybe with more information from the instructor.

0:37 - For example, here there is a preview week. The instructor is asking...

0:48 - you to read something. Quick reminder, our online classes open one week before...

0:58 - the start date of the class so that students can get to know more about the

1:03 - environment. If you go to the left panel you'll see how the courses are divided...

1:11 - into weeks. If you go into week one you will see that there are a lot of things...

1:19 - that the instructor wants you to do. Usually there will be some information...

1:25 - about what the week will cover. There will be a copy of your syllabus.

1:31 - In case the instructor wants to have an online meeting with students there will...

1:37 - be a link to the online synchronous meeting. Probably there will be a lecture...

1:44 - and maybe the instructor will ask you to take a quiz after you watch the lecture.

1:53 - There will be readings for students to do and participate in online discussions.

2:00 - For example, in this week the instructor is asking students to read a chapter of

2:07 - this book, A Practical Guide for Translators.

2:13 - Then you go on the discussion board and start a thread after you read the article.

2:21 - Write your comments here following the rubric. You can also get to the...

2:29 - discussion area from the left panel. You will see there are two articles for...

2:37 - students to discuss in week one. if you read carefully here...

2:46 - there's the rubric which has the expectations about the quality of your...

2:52 - discussions and what you need to do. Back to week one; you will see also that...

3:02 - there are assignments. For example, this week the assignment is to translate an...

3:08 - article. There will be instructions for the translation. Perhaps the instructor

3:15 - will ask you to write a journal or reflect on your translation. Instructions...

3:21 - will be here as well. This is where you submit the translation by attaching your...

3:27 - file and submitting it for grading. Quizzes will be here. This quiz is a

3:40 - video that the instructor is asking you to watch and respond to questions.

3:47 - You can access your grades from the left panel. You will see on the syllabus and...

3:52 - here that every assignment is worth a certain amount of points. So make sure

3:58 - you are following that as you move on in the course. Obviously if you have...

4:05 - specific questions please contact your instructor directly thank you so much.