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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, May 23, 2018

Name Your Topic!

Schedule: Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 01:30 PM – 02:30 PM
Location: Essex 318
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-hour session to get your questions answered!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Service Desk, Bb Ready, Set Go - For Service Desk Staff Only

Registration closes May 23, 2018.
Schedule: Thursday, May 24, 2018, 01:30 PM – 03:30 PM
Location: Lambton 2103
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.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Name Your Topic!

Schedule: Monday, May 28, 2018, 01:30 PM – 02:30 PM
Location: Essex 318
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-hour session to get your questions answered!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Name Your Topic!

Schedule: Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 01:30 PM – 02:30 PM
Location: Essex 318
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-hour session to get your questions answered!

Friday, June 8, 2018

Name Your Topic!

No seats available.

You may join a waiting-list for this consultation.

Schedule: Friday, June 08, 2018, 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!

Monday, June 11, 2018

Name Your Topic!

No seats available.

You may join a waiting-list for this consultation.

Schedule: Monday, June 11, 2018, 03:30 PM – 04:30 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!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Name Your Topic!

No seats available.

You may join a waiting-list for this workshop.

Schedule: Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 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!

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Name Your Topic!

Registration closes June 27, 2018.
Schedule: Thursday, June 28, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 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, July 5, 2018

Name Your Topic!

Registration closes July 04, 2018.
Schedule: Thursday, July 05, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 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, July 10, 2018

Name Your Topic!

No seats available.

You may join a waiting-list for this workshop.

Schedule: Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 01:00 PM – 02:00 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!

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Blackboard Boot Camp (Decaf Level)

Registration closes July 25, 2018.
Schedule: Saturday, July 28, 2018, 09:00 AM – 04:00 PM
and Sunday, July 29, 2018, 09:00 AM – 04:00 PM
and Saturday, August 11, 2018, 09:00 AM – 04:00 PM
(list dates)
Location: Lambton 2103
Just in time for the Fall 2018 semester, this series of three full-day sessions offered over two weekends will introduce participants to the Blackboard Learn environment. You will have time between the first and second weekend to build your site and receive feedback from colleagues and instructors. Completion of the full three-day session, with your course site developed using elements discussed during the workshop, will qualify towards completion of the UTC program.

Instructors with teaching assignments for Fall 2018 will be given priority, as registration is limited.

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, November 22, 2018

Troubleshooting the Grade Centre - Espresso Level

Registration closes November 20, 2018.
Schedule: Thursday, November 22, 2018, 01:00 PM – 04:00 PM
Location: Lambton 2103
Instructors: Lorna Stolarchuk
In this combination information and drop-in session, you will find out about the common tricks and pitfalls that we’ve learned about through the Fall semester, so you can avoid them in your course! Topics include:
  • Managing columns
  • Uploading and downloading
  • Getting calculations right
  • Troubleshooting attempts (assignments and tests)
  • Optimizing categories
  • Exporting to eGrade
The session will feature a demonstration of the above topics (approximately 1.5 hours), followed by a drop-in informal style of question and answer session for specific cases from the audience. Please note: Participants must have either taken the Getting Started workshop or have had active use of Blackboard during previous semesters to get the most out of this workshop.
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.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Troubleshooting the Grade Centre - Decaf Level

Registration closes November 27, 2018.
Schedule: Thursday, November 29, 2018, 01:00 PM – 04:00 PM
Location: Lambton 2103
Instructors: Lorna Stolarchuk
In this combination information and drop-in session, you will find out about the common tricks and pitfalls that we’ve learned about through previous semesters, so you can avoid them in your course! Topics include:
  • Managing columns
  • Uploading and downloading
  • Getting calculations right
  • Troubleshooting attempts (assignments and tests)
  • Optimizing categories
  • Exporting to eGrade
The session will feature a demonstration of the above topics (approximately 1.5 hours), followed by a drop-in informal style of question and answer session for specific cases from the audience. Please note: Participants must have either taken the Getting Started workshop or have had active use of Blackboard during previous semesters to get the most out of this workshop.
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, December 6, 2018

Getting Started - Decaf Level

Registration closes December 04, 2018.
Schedule: Thursday, December 06, 2018, 01:00 PM – 04:00 PM
Location: Lambton 2103
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.