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Blackboard Support is virtual!

Given the current situation with dealing with the COVID-19 Coronavirus, CTL's LMS Team members and CoOp students are available with virtual help, in the BB Cafe Organization site Virtual Classroom (link works only when logged in) or if that link doesn't work, use the guest link
Hours and updates are posted on our COVID-19 Preparedness Workshops page.
If you require something customized that can't be addressed in the virtual classroom, please submit a ticket at uwindsor.ca/bbhelp and specify what you would like to discuss. We will try to arrange a mutual time to virtually discuss your topic. Please note - the volume for requests is high at this time so we will do our very best to support you based on availability. We appreciate your patience!

We have many options to support you!

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Hands-on workshops
Instructors and their assistants can join virtual classes which include some pedagogical best practices along with hands-on exercises detailing parts of Blackboard to prepare for online course delivery in 2-3 hour segments.

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Sprint sessions
On a tight schedule but still want to see how to use the important assessment and grading tools in Blackboard, or other featured topics? Join in a Sprint Session, geared to demonstrating the essentials in under an hour.

Are you Decaf or Espresso?

Some of the hands-on sessions have been designed with activities and pace geared to your technological comfort level. Please choose the session that is right for you!
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Decaf Level
This option will offer a relaxed, and slower-paced workshop by placing an emphasis on step-by-step learning. This category is suitable for the emerging technical explorer or the learner who is new to using learning management systems.

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Espresso Level
This option will offer a fast-paced more technically driven workshop. This category is suitable for the learner who is confident using learning management system tools, or other online systems, who possess a high comfort-level in learning and adopting new technology.

Previously Recorded Webinars from Workshops

Want a workshop but don't see one listed? Visit the Webinars Revisited page to see previously recorded sessions you can enjoy in your own home at your own pace. Just like being in a class, but you can control the start and stopping of the session to your preference!

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Blackboard & Microsoft 365 (incl. Teams) - Features and Limits

Registration closes April 20, 2021.
Schedule: Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 01:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Location: Online Meeting
Instructors: Tim Au-Yeung, Craig Brown, Bodek Frak, Stephen Karamatos, Mark Lubrick, Marlene Sebastian
Blackboard & Microsoft 365 (incl. Teams) - Features and Limits This workshop will introduce instructors and their assistants to Blackboard Learn features that can partner with Microsoft 365 Apps including Streams and Teams. Topics include:
  • How the Blackboard / Teams integration works and what that does/does not include
  • An overview of Teams, chats, meetings, channels, and notifications
  • An overview of Stream and sharing videos, access control, limitations on sharing, transcriptions and captions
  • Comparison of the two synchronous tools - Bb Collab and Teams
  • Activating the team that maps to your Bb Course
  • Q & A

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Facilitating Communication in the Blackboard Environment

Registration closes April 26, 2021.
Schedule: Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 01:00 PM – 03:15 PM
Location: Online Meeting
Decaf session icon Hands-on session icon This workshop will introduce participants to the Blackboard Learn environment and online learning. Participants will walk through creating and organizing the course menu, adding simple content, ensuring site availability, and determining tool availability. Setting up a simple Discussion Board will be discussed.

Priority will be given to those with teaching assignments in the current or upcoming semester. You will need to become familiar with using Blackboard Collaborate in advance. Please review your confirmation email for instructions and links regarding preparing and accessing the session.

Bb Decaf Level:
This option will offer a relaxed, and slower-paced workshop by placing an emphasis on step-by-step learning. This category is suitable for the emerging technical explorer or the learner who is new to using learning management systems.

Friday, April 30, 2021

Troubleshooting the Grade Centre (Sprint Session)

Registration closes April 28, 2021.
Schedule: Friday, April 30, 2021, 09:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Location: Online Meeting
sprint session icon In this Sprint Session, we provide an overview of common problems encountered in the Grade Centre in Blackboard and how to solve them! This session demonstrates how to use the default Weighted Total column and Total column, using Categories, ways to organize your Grade Centre, some reports, importing external spreadsheets and transferring your final grades to UWinsite Student.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Facilitating Communication in the Blackboard Environment

Registration closes May 02, 2021.
Schedule: Tuesday, May 04, 2021, 10:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Location: Online Meeting
Espresso session icon Hands-on session icon This workshop will introduce participants to the Blackboard Learn environment and online learning. Participants will walk through creating and organizing the course menu, adding simple content, ensuring site availability, and determining tool availability.

Priority will be given to those with teaching assignments in the current or upcoming semester. You will need to become familiar with using Blackboard Collaborate in advance. Please review your confirmation email for instructions and links regarding preparing and accessing the session.

Bb Espresso Level:
This option will offer a fast-paced more technically driven workshop. This category is suitable for the learner who is confident using learning management system tools, or other online systems, who possess a high comfort level in learning and adopting new technology.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Assessment of Student Learning (Assignments & Tests)

Registration closes May 09, 2021.
Schedule: Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 10:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Location: Online Meeting
Decaf session icon Hands-on session iconThis workshop provides an introduction to Blackboard’s Assignments, Tests, Surveys and Pools tools. Participants will learn to create, review, and deploy assignments and tests, discuss ways this tool can enhance interactivity in your course, and review the Pools segment of the tool. Pools allow for banks of questions to be created and reused. A demonstration of the importing MS Word tests to Blackboard using a test generator tool will also be featured.

Priority will be given to those with teaching assignments in the current or upcoming semester. You will need to become familiar with using Blackboard Collaborate in advance. Please review your confirmation email for instructions and links regarding preparing and accessing the session.

Bb Decaf Level:
This option will offer a relaxed, and slower-paced workshop by placing an emphasis on step-by-step learning. This category is suitable for the emerging technical explorer or the learner who is new to using learning management systems.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Assessment of Student Learning (Assignments & Tests)

Registration closes May 11, 2021.
Schedule: Thursday, May 13, 2021, 10:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Location: Online Meeting
Espresso session icon Hands-on session icon This workshop provides an introduction to Blackboard’s Assignments, Tests, Surveys, and Pools tools. Participants will learn to create, review, and deploy assignments and tests, discuss ways this tool can enhance interactivity in your course, and review the Pools segment of the tool. Pools allow for banks of questions to be created and reused. A demonstration of the importing MS Word tests to Blackboard using a test generator tool will also be featured.

Priority will be given to those with teaching assignments in the current or upcoming semester. You will need to become familiar with using Blackboard Collaborate in advance. Please review your confirmation email for instructions and links regarding preparing and accessing the session.

Bb Espresso Level:
This option will offer a fast-paced more technically driven workshop. This category is suitable for the learner who is confident using learning management system tools, or other online systems, who possess a high comfort level in learning and adopting new technology.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Grading Student Work and Reconciling the Grade Centre (Decaf Level)

Registration closes May 16, 2021.
Schedule: Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 10:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Location: Online Meeting
Decaf session icon Hands-on session icon In this workshop, participants will learn how to navigate and organize the Grade Center, create columns to manage and calculate grades, and how to access the Needs Grading page to increase instructor efficiency. Finally, participants will learn how to add and manage grades, including grading Blackboard's Test and Assignment submissions.

Participants are recommended to have experience using Blackboard's Tests and Assignments to get the most out of this session. Priority will be given to those with teaching assignments in the current or upcoming semester. Attendees will need to become familiar with using Blackboard Collaborate in advance. Please review the confirmation email for instructions and links regarding preparing and accessing the session.

Bb Decaf Level:
This option will offer a relaxed, and slower-paced workshop by placing an emphasis on step-by-step learning. This category is suitable for the emerging technical explorer or the learner who is new to using learning management systems.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Grading Student Work and Reconciling the Grade Centre (Espresso Level)

Registration closes May 18, 2021.
Schedule: Thursday, May 20, 2021, 10:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Location: Online Meeting
Espresso session icon Hands-on session icon In this workshop, participants will learn how to navigate and organize the Grade Center, create columns to manage and calculate grades, and how to access the Needs Grading page to increase instructor efficiency. Finally, participants will learn how to add and manage grades, including grading Blackboard's Test and Assignment submissions.

Participants are recommended to have experience using Blackboard's Tests and Assignments to get the most out of this session. Priority will be given to those with teaching assignments in the current or upcoming semester. Attendees will need to become familiar with using Blackboard Collaborate in advance. Please review the confirmation email for instructions and links regarding preparing and accessing the session.

Bb Espresso Level:
This option will offer a fast-paced more technically driven workshop. This category is suitable for the learner who is confident using learning management system tools, or other online systems, who possess a high comfort level in learning and adopting new technology.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Blackboard & Microsoft 365 (incl. Teams) - Features and Limits

Registration closes May 24, 2021.
Schedule: Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 01:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Location: Online Meeting
Blackboard & Microsoft 365 (incl. Teams) - Features and Limits This workshop will introduce instructors and their assistants to Blackboard Learn features that can partner with Microsoft 365 Apps including Streams and Teams. Topics include:
  • How the Blackboard / Teams integration works and what that does/does not include
  • An overview of Teams, chats, meetings, channels, and notifications
  • An overview of Stream and sharing videos, access control, limitations on sharing, transcriptions and captions
  • Comparison of the two synchronous tools - Bb Collab and Teams
  • Activating the team that maps to your Bb Course
  • Q & A

Friday, June 4, 2021

Blackboard Tests Best Practices & Troubleshooting - Planning & Building (Part 1- Sprint)

Registration closes June 02, 2021.
Schedule: Friday, June 04, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: Online Meeting
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Do you have an upcoming test that you want to design using Blackboard's Test tool? Are you beginning to design your assessments for the next semester? This sprint session will provide an overview of the test creation process. Participants will learn to manually create questions in Blackboard as well as use UWindsor's Blackboard Quiz Generator to import pre-existing tests into Blackboard in addition to exploring the use of random question blocks, question sets, and using pools and other tests to find questions.

Friday, June 11, 2021

Blackboard Tests Best Practices & Troubleshooting - Releasing & Grading (Part 2 - Sprint)

Registration closes June 09, 2021.
Schedule: Friday, June 11, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: Online Meeting
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You have a test built for your students to write…now what? This sprint session will provide you with an overview of the process of deploying the test to students and grading student submissions. Participants will learn about the deployment process including settings for availability, attempts, exceptions, and feedback to students. An overview of the grading process for tests that include manually graded and automatically graded questions will be provided as well.