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Blackboard LMS Training - Fall 2017

These sessions cover a variety of topics about the effective use of Blackboard in the classroom. There are no prerequisites for any of the courses so you can take them in any order that you would like.

Introduction to Blackboard

In this session participants will be exploring the basic tools in Blackboard, including basic navigation, the Content area, course customization, and course migration. Additionally, will look at the many tools in Blackboard that can be used to engage students both in and out of class including discussion boards, wikis, and journals. During the session there will be time allotted to discussions on the best way to implement these different tools and time to set up tools for your online class. This session will also focus on tools in Blackboard that support the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines. Many of these tools will help make your course materials more accessible, benefiting not just students with disabilities, but also all students in your course. All sessions will be in Milne Library, room 305.

    • August 22 (Tuesday)
    • August 24 (Thursday)
    • August 25 (Friday)
    • August 29 (Tuesday)
    • August 30 (Wednesday)

2-4pm
9-11am
1-3pm
1-3pm
9-11am

Bb Assignments and Assessments: How to Grade Student Work in Blackboard

In this session, participants will engage with different tools in Blackboard for grading student work, including Assignments and Quizzes. This session will focus on how to set up these tools and use them in the classroom. Additionally we will look at other tools already discussed in Session #1 and expand on how they can be graded as well. During the session there will be time allotted to discussions on the best way to implement these different tools and time to set up content and activities for your online class. This session will also focus on tools in Blackboard that support the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines.

    • August 24 (Thursday)
    • August 25 (Friday)
    • August 30 (Wednesday)
    • August 31 (Thursday

1-3pm
9-11am
1-3pm
9-11am

Bb Grade Center: How to Set-up a Grade Book and Communicate Grades to Students

In this session participants will focus specifically on the Grade Center in Blackboard. How do you set up your gradebook in Blackboard? How do you modify those grades? How do you get the grade book to calculate grade totals? How do you best communicate grades to students? All of these questions and more will be answered in this session. During the session there will be time allotted to discussions on the best way to implement these different tools and time to set up content and activities for your online class. This session will also focus on tools in Blackboard that support the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines. All sessions will be in Milne Library, room 305.

    • September 5 (Tuesday)
    • September 6 (Wednesday)
    • September 7 (Thursday)
    • September 8 (Friday)
    • October 16 (Monday)
    • October 17 (Tuesday)
    • October 18 (Wednesday)

1-2pm
2-3pm
9-10am
9-10pm
9-10pm
12-1pm
2-3pm

To get more information and to register for these sessions, go to Faculty Opportunities on Campus Connection.