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Blackboard Learn is the University of Windsor's learning management system (LMS). It is a robust integrated system, designed to provide an enhanced learning experience for students, an efficient interface for instructors to prepare course materials and interact with students, and offers a customizable infrastructure.

This series of workshops is designed to provide valuable information about using and configuring Blackboard Learn for instructors, their assistants, and support staff. Priority for the workshops and sessions will be given to those with teaching assignments or for those supporting an instructional team.

This series of workshops will be presented at various levels:

Please ensure you select the level closest to your abilities to ensure that you and fellow participants get the most out of the workshops.

Bb Decaf:

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.

Bb Espresso:

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 possesses a high comfort level in learning and adopting new technology.

The Bean (Decaf):
This level is designed for those who are new to the world of online learning. This class will be offered at a slower-pace, emphasizing step-by-step learning.

Not sure which level to take? This quick online readiness quiz might help.

Online Self-Paced Courses, or Faculty Specific Workshops also Available!

Online Blackboard Training Courses Registration page
Faculty Specific Blackboard Workshops Registration page

Office of Open Learning

Office of Open Learning Workshops (including Blackboard Collaborate Introduction)

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Name Your Topic!

Schedule: Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 01:00 PM – 01:30 PM
Location: Lambton 2108
Instructors: Tim Au-Yeung
Do you have a Blackboard topic that you would like to learn more about? Would you like to try a basic or advanced tool during a one-on-one, personalized session? Book a 1/2-hour session to get your questions answered!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Getting Started for Instructors and Assistants (Decaf Level)

Schedule: Thursday, August 24, 2017, 01:30 PM – 04:30 PM
Location: Erie G125
Instructors: Lorna Stolarchuk

This workshop will introduce participants to the Blackboard Learn environment and online learning. Participants will walk through the process of planning, creating and organizing the course menu, the home page and determining tool availability. Specific topics will be addressed (time permitting), through Q & A, and possible demonstrations.
** This workshop is recommended as a prerequisite before taking other workshops.
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.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Name Your Topic!

No seats available.

You may join a waiting-list for this workshop.

Schedule: Monday, August 28, 2017, 01:00 PM – 01:30 PM
Location: Lambton 2108
Instructors: Tim Au-Yeung
Do you have a Blackboard topic that you would like to learn more about? Would you like to try a basic or advanced tool during a one-on-one, personalized session? Book a 1/2-hour session to get your questions answered!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Name Your Topic!

Schedule: Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 01:00 PM – 01:30 PM
Location: Lambton 2108
Instructors: Tim Au-Yeung
Do you have a Blackboard topic that you would like to learn more about? Would you like to try a basic or advanced tool during a one-on-one, personalized session? Book a 1/2-hour session to get your questions answered!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Getting Started for Instructors and their Assistants - (Espresso Level)

Schedule: Thursday, August 31, 2017, 01:30 PM – 04:00 PM
Location: Erie G125
Instructors: Lorna Stolarchuk
This workshop will introduce participants to the Blackboard Learn environment and online learning. Participants will walk through the process of planning, creating and organizing the course menu, the home page and determining tool availability. Participants will identify characteristics for success in the online environment.
** This workshop is recommended as a prerequisite before taking other workshops.

Bb Espresso:
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 possesses a high comfort level in learning and adopting new technology.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Name Your Topic!

No seats available.

You may join a waiting-list for this workshop.

Schedule: Friday, September 01, 2017, 03:00 PM – 04:00 PM
Location: Lambton 2102
Instructors: Lorna Stolarchuk
Do you have a Blackboard topic that you would like to learn more about? Would you like to try a basic or advanced tool during a one-on-one, personalized session? Book a 1-hour session to get your questions answered!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Name Your Topic!

Schedule: Friday, September 08, 2017, 03:00 PM – 04:00 PM
Location: Lambton 2102
Instructors: Lorna Stolarchuk
Do you have a Blackboard topic that you would like to learn more about? Would you like to try a basic or advanced tool during a one-on-one, personalized session? Book a 1-hour session to get your questions answered!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Name Your Topic!

Schedule: Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 01:30 PM – 02:30 PM
Location: Lambton 2102
Instructors: Lorna Stolarchuk
Do you have a Blackboard topic that you would like to learn more about? Would you like to try a basic or advanced tool during a one-on-one, personalized session? Book a 1-hour session to get your questions answered!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Assignments - Harnessing Blackboard's Built-in Strengths (Decaf)

Schedule: Thursday, September 14, 2017, 01:00 PM – 04:00 PM
Location: Erie G125
Instructors: Lorna Stolarchuk
You will learn how to create assignments effectively, how to grade them, how to give feedback and prevent possible technical issues. Further, Blackboard's plagiarism detection tool, SafeAssign, will be discussed and you will get an opportunity to test it out with a sample assignment.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Name Your Topic!

Schedule: Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Location: Lambton 2102
Instructors: Lorna Stolarchuk
Do you have a Blackboard topic that you would like to learn more about? Would you like to try a basic or advanced tool during a one-on-one, personalized session? Book a 1-hour session to get your questions answered!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Name Your Topic!

Schedule: Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Location: Lambton 2102
Instructors: Lorna Stolarchuk
Do you have a Blackboard topic that you would like to learn more about? Would you like to try a basic or advanced tool during a one-on-one, personalized session? Book a 1-hour session to get your questions answered!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Grade Centre - Decaf Level

Schedule: Thursday, October 19, 2017, 01:00 PM – 04:00 PM
Location: Erie G125
Instructors: Lorna Stolarchuk

In this workshop, participants will learn how to navigate the Grade Center, and customize it to suit their needs. Participants will also learn how to use the Needs Grading page to increase instructor efficiency.

Please note: Participants must have either taken a Getting Started workshop or have used Blackboard for at least one semester to gain the maximum benefit of this workshop.