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Blackboard Faculty Specific Workshops

Blackboard Learn is the Learning Management System (LMS) at the University of Windsor. To provide ongoing, relevant, customized faculty development for utilizing this system, the Centre for Teaching and Learning offers training and support at specific Faculty locations. Below, please sign up for the session associated with your Faculty or Department.

Please note: If you sign up for a session that was intended for a specific Faculty that isn't yours, we will contact you to see about rescheduling in other relevant workshops. Please visit our open workshops to find one just for you!

Online Self-Paced Courses, or Open F-2-F Workshops also Available!

Online Blackboard Training Courses Registration page
Open Face-to-face Blackboard Workshops Registration page

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Friday, August 9, 2019

(Faculty of Law - Sessional Instructors) - Blackboard Whirlwind Intro

Schedule: Friday, August 09, 2019, 01:00 PM – 01:30 PM
Location: Law, Farmer Conference Rm. 1111
Instructors: Lorna Stolarchuk
(For Faculty of Law Sessional Instructors only)
Blackboard Learn is a powerful Learning Management System (LMS) which has several tools that can support enhanced student learning. Instructors have a wide range of options to connect with their class online and develop a site to host a range of materials, assessments, and communication strategies. This brief session will introduce Faculty of Law instructors to basic communication options and point to sources of help on and off campus.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

(Faculty of Nursing) - Getting Started – Decaf Level

Schedule: Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 02:40 PM – 04:30 PM
Location: Toldo 108
(For Faculty of Nursing Clinical Instructors only)
This workshop will introduce participants to the Blackboard Learn environment. Topics include:
  • finding and using help,
  • exploring standard tools such as Announcements, and Email,
  • content building,
  • using Student Preview,
  • adjusting site availability, and
  • exploring UWindsor or site-specific tools.
Specific topics will be addressed - such as using the Nursing CPE tool or others (time permitting), through Q & A, and possible demonstrations

Friday, August 23, 2019

10:00 AM

(Faculty of Law) - Drop-in Session

Schedule: Friday, August 23, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: Law, Farmer Conference Rm. 1111
THIS IS NOT A WORKSHOP SESSION Bring your Blackboard questions to a drop-in, first-come-first-served session! We will have specialists available for one-on-one consultations for you to get the answers you need.

11:00 AM

(Faculty of Law) - Drop-in Session

Schedule: Friday, August 23, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Law, Farmer Conference Rm. 1111
THIS IS NOT A WORKSHOP SESSION Bring your Blackboard questions to a drop-in, first-come-first-served session! We will have specialists available for one-on-one consultations for you to get the answers you need.

1:00 PM

(Faculty of Law) - Blackboard Whirlwind Intro

Schedule: Friday, August 23, 2019, 01:00 PM – 01:30 PM
Location: Law, Farmer Conference Rm. 1111
Instructors: Lorna Stolarchuk
(For Faculty of Law, Faculty only)
Blackboard Learn is a powerful Learning Management System (LMS) which has several tools that can support enhanced student learning. Instructors have a wide range of options to connect with their class online and develop a site to host a range of materials, assessments, and communication strategies. This brief session will introduce instructors to basic communication options and point to sources of help on and off campus.

2:00 PM

(Faculty of Law) - Drop-in Session

Schedule: Friday, August 23, 2019, 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Location: Law, Farmer Conference Rm. 1111
Instructors: Lorna Stolarchuk
THIS IS NOT A WORKSHOP SESSION Bring your Blackboard questions to a drop-in, first-come-first-served session! We will have specialists available for one-on-one consultations for you to get the answers you need.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

(Faculty of Education - Sessional Instructors only) - Blackboard Overview

Schedule: Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 09:05 AM – 10:05 AM
Location: Education Building - 2220
(For Faculty of Education - Sessional Instructors only)
In this session, participants will find out about the common questions instructors have when getting started with Blackboard including - how to get a course site, adding students, making the site available to students, and hearing about some useful tools found in the Blackboard environment.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

(Faculty of Education - Instructors only) - Getting Started

Schedule: Thursday, August 29, 2019, 01:30 PM – 03:30 PM
Location: Education Building 2223 Computer Lab
(For Faculty of Education instructors only)
This workshop will introduce participants to the Blackboard Learn environment and online learning. Participants will walk through the process of creating and organizing the course menu, ensuring site availability, adding content, and using various tools geared to the Faculty of Education Blackboard template. Specific topics will be addressed (time permitting), through Q & A, and possible demonstrations.

Friday, August 30, 2019

(Faculty of Law - Staff) - Getting Started - Decaf Level

Schedule: Friday, August 30, 2019, 01:00 PM – 03:30 PM
Location: Law - Library Computer Lab A
(For Faculty of Law, Staff only)

This workshop will introduce participants to the Blackboard Learn environment and online learning. Participants will walk through creating and organizing the course menu, adding content, ensuring site availability, and determining tool availability. Specific topics will be addressed (time permitting), through Q & A, and possible demonstrations
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, September 6, 2019

(Service Desk Staff Only) - Bb Ready, Set, Go!

Schedule: Friday, September 06, 2019, 01:00 PM – 03:30 PM
Location: Lambton 2103
(For Service Desk Staff only)
This session will provide specific Blackboard Training to Service Desk staff in order to facilitate common tasks such as:
  • managing other frequently asked questions posed by instructors and students including:
  • adding a GA/TA/Departmental Support to site,
  • adding a file to a Content Area (i.e. Syllabus, PPT, or embed a web link),
  • adding a tool to the course menu,
  • sending an announcement,
  • accessing help.blackboard.com or Lynda.com for specific topic article or video,
  • finding links to virtual classroom/Blackboard Collaborate,
  • accessing UWindsor tools such as the CLEW Import tool, eGrade, and Import to Grade Centre,
  • many more scenarios that are covered in the Tiered support document.
  • Topics will be explored through a combination of hands-on practice, demonstrations, and accessing commonly used resources.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

(Department of Social Work) - Drop-in Session

Schedule: Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 12:00 PM – 02:00 PM
Location: TBA
THIS IS NOT A WORKSHOP SESSION - Bring your Blackboard questions to a drop-in, first-come-first-served session for the Department of Social Work instructors! We will have specialists available for one-on-one consultations for you to get the answers you need.

Friday, November 15, 2019

(Faculty of Law) - Blackboard Whirlwind Intro

Schedule: Friday, November 15, 2019, 01:00 PM – 01:30 PM
Location: Law, Farmer Conference Rm. 1111
Instructors: Lorna Stolarchuk
(For Faculty of Law - Sessional Instructors only)
Blackboard Learn is a powerful Learning Management System (LMS) which has several tools that can support enhanced student learning. Instructors have a wide range of options to connect with their class online and develop a site to host a range of materials, assessments, and communication strategies. This brief session will introduce instructors to basic communication options and point to sources of help on and off campus.