e-Learning Services provides a variety of self-paced training courses for learning to use Blackboard. These courses are available in Blackboard on the Community tab located in the upper right corner after logging in to Blackboard. Please read these steps for enrolling in one of the Blackboard training courses.
Building a New Course: This course guides a new developer through the process of building a Blackboard course from the ground up. It utilizes a course template available by request from e-Learning Services. The course design process is guided by the Quality Matters standards for best practices in online course design. Contact Angela Meek (EDKIN, SS, BTS, NHS) or Carrie Kyser (BUS, HUM, NS&M) to request the template for your course.
Managing an Existing Online Course: This course offers guidance for instructors working with existing course content. Whether it's updating your own content from several semesters past or working with another instructor's version of a course, this course will guide you through the process of updating assignments, adding new content, grading, and managing the grade center.
Enhancing Face to Face with Blackboard: This course is targeted to instructors who teach on-campus classes and would like to use Blackboard to post a syllabus, provide digital copies of documents, and use the online grade center to post student grades.
Respondus Lockdown Browser: Faculty wanting to use Respondus Lockdown Browser must complete an online training through the Blackboard Community system. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Blackboard Collaborate: Collaborate Ultra is a software integrated into Blackboard that allows instructors to host synchronous live lecture or meeting sessions with students. Participants can engage in video chat with a webcam and microphone, text chat, collaborative whiteboard, file sharing, and application/screen sharing. Collaborate sessions can be recorded and made available in the course for students to view at a later date. Instructors must complete an asynchronous training course in the use of Blackboard Collaborate before the tool will be enabled in an online course. Instructors should email Carrie Kyser at email@example.com to request enrollment in the training.