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Blackboard Learn is the learning management system that the campus is adopting in 2015. These online courses featured below, are designed to provide valuable information and corresponding self-learning activities for instructors and their assistants, to help learn, use and configure Blackboard Learn.

Please register for the courses you feel are most aligned with your teaching and learning goals, and you will be added to an online course to complete at your own pace.

For example, Instructors who desire using the system to provide basic communications, some online assessments, and grading components would be encouraged to register for the following sequence of courses:
  • Getting Started - Pre-requisite
  • Assessing Learners
  • Monitoring Student Performance

PLEASE BE PATIENT AND CHECK YOUR EMAIL. IT MAY TAKE AT LEAST AN HOUR OR TWO TO SYNCHRONIZE YOUR REGISTRATION INTO THE COURSE SITE(S). YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL WITH INSTRUCTIONS WHEN IT HAS COMPLETED.


Face-to-Face Workshops Available (Open and Faculty Specific) Too!

Face-to-face Blackboard Learn Workshop Registration page - Open
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Self-paced and other workshops

1a. Getting Started with Blackboard (Pre-requisite) GS-O-W15-03-15

Schedule: (Self-paced)
Location: Taught Online - This is a self-paced course done at your convenience.
Instructors: Lorna Stolarchuk
This online, self-paced course, provides an introduction to Blackboard from a student and instructor view. It is the prerequisite for other online Blackboard Learn training courses in this series. This course includes the following lessons:
  1. The Instructor Experience
  2. Blackboard Learn Tools
  3. Building Content
  4. First Day Tasks
  5. The Student Experience
  6. Online Teaching with Blackboard Learn

1. Survivor - SUR-O-S15-02

Schedule: (Self-paced)
Location: Online
Instructors: Lorna Stolarchuk
You have used CLEW to post your Syllabus, Announcements, Resources, and maybe an externally tracked grade such as a mid-term or final. You want to migrate the previous materials from CLEW into Blackboard, set them up for your next semester, and want to know how to perform the same functions in Blackboard. You don’t want to explore additional tools (just yet) and just want to be able to perform these basic operations in Blackboard. You can manage your time, and enjoy online self-directed learning, and are comfortable with using online applications. If this description fits your circumstances, then the Survivor online self-paced course is for you! This workshop can be used as a prerequisite for other Blackboard workshops, either face-to-face or online (similar to the Getting Started course).

2. Building Courses (Basics) BC-O-W15-DC-02-15

Schedule: (Self-paced)
Location: Taught Online - This is a self-paced course done at your convenience.
Instructors: Lorna Stolarchuk
This online, self-paced course provides the basics of adding content to a course. This course includes the following lessons:
  1. Planning Your Course
  2. Course Building Basics
  3. Using Course Files
  4. Presenting Your Content
  5. Evaluating Your Course

3. Assessing Learners (Basics) AL-O-W15-DC-02-15

Schedule: (Self-paced)
Location: Taught Online - This is a self-paced course done at your convenience.
Instructors: Lorna Stolarchuk
This online, self-paced course provides concepts for creating, managing, and grading assignments and tests. This course includes the following lessons:
  1. Creating Assignments
  2. Managing Assignments
  3. Creating Tests
  4. Deploying Tests
  5. Grading Tests
  6. Advanced Questions
  7. Question Pools and Sets

4. Enhancing Communication (Basics) EC-O-W15-DC-02-15

Schedule: (Self-paced)
Location: Taught Online - This is a self-paced course done at your convenience.
Instructors: Lorna Stolarchuk
This online, self-paced course provides concepts of communicating with students as well as basics of designing and managing discussion forums. This course includes the following lessons:
  1. Overview
  2. Creating Discussions
  3. Working With Discussions
  4. Encouraging Collaboration
  5. Using Chat

5. Monitoring Student Performance - Course Outline – (Advanced) MSP-O-W15-DC-02-15

Schedule: (Self-paced)
Location: Taught Online - This is a self-paced course done at your convenience.
Instructors: Lorna Stolarchuk
This online, advanced, self-paced course provides an introduction to managing the grade center and other student reporting tools. The Monitoring Student Performance course includes the following lessons:
  1. Preparing for Success
  2. Reviewing Settings
  3. Grade Center Basics
  4. Grading Periods (optional)
  5. Creating Columns
  6. Retention Center
  7. Working With Grades
  8. Troubleshooting

6. Building Online Communities (Advanced) BOC-O-W15-DC-02-15

Schedule: (Self-paced)
Location: Taught Online - This is a self-paced course done at your convenience.
Instructors: Lorna Stolarchuk
This online, advanced, self-paced course provides an introduction to creating, managing, and grading blogs, journals, wikis, and groups. This course includes the following lessons:
  1. Online Communities Overview
  2. Making the Most of Discussions
  3. Journals and Blogs
  4. Working With Wikis
  5. Collaborating With Groups
  6. Evaluating Students

7. Designing Engaging Content (Advanced) DEC-O-W15-DC-02-15

Schedule: (Self-paced)
Location: Taught Online - This is a self-paced course done at your convenience.
Instructors: Lorna Stolarchuk
This online, advanced, self-paced course, provides an concepts regarding planning an exemplary course and addressing diverse learning needs. In this course you will learn strategies for effectively designing and organizing content to increase student engagement within your courses. As you work through the lessons, you will develop a plan for improving your own courses and build a sample lesson that incorporates some of the techniques discussed. Finally, you will learn how to adaptively release content to students. This course includes the following lessons:
  1. Plans and Possibilities
  2. Prepare Your Content
  3. Create Your Lesson
  4. Customize Content Delivery