Blackboard Training

Blackboard Training Sessions

Not all topics are offered each term, please check the TLC calendar for upcoming dates and times for the Blackboard training workshops listed below. 
When enrolling in a Blackboard session, keep in mind that you
must register at least 2 work days prior to the session you wish to attend or you will not be enrolled in the course.  

Blackboard: Clear Navigation

In this session we'll look at ways to organize your material that makes clear sense to your students. We'll look at some good examples, and then practice editing the course menu, adding content, and building the outline of a clear structure. This is a great session for people getting started with Blackboard.

Blackboard v9.1: Getting Started


This workshop will guide participants through the basic tasks and decisions required to set up a course. First, they will view the course from a student's perspective as they navigate through tools and content. The focus will then turn to the instructor's perspective. Participants will walk through the process of planning, creating, and organizing the Course Menu. Participants will gain hands-on experience creating a Course Menu suitable for their own courses. They will also develop a Getting Started Content Area designed to provide students with the information they need to be successful learners. Participants will also learn to customize  their courses to add visual interest and address pedagogical requirements. 
Common start up tasks such as creating announcements, adding calendar entries, building a syllabus, setting up discussion forums, and adding textbook information will also be introduced.

Blackboard v9.1: Mastering the Grade Center


This workshop provides a comprehensive, hands-on introduction to the Grade Center tool. Participants will become familiar with how grades will appear to students. You will learn how to navigate the Grade Center and customize it to suit your needs. Next, you will create columns to manage and calculate grades. Finally, you will enter and manage grades, including grading test and assignment submissions.

Blackboard v9.1: Working with Assignments


This workshop provides a hands-on introduction to using the Assignments and Rubrics tools. Participants will first use the tools as a student, as they upload an assignment. From the instructor perspective, they will create, review, and upgrade assignments. Participants will learn to create Rubrics and add them to Grade Center columns. 

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Contact Information

Teaching and Learning Center
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1105/1107, (630) 942-3805