e-Learning Services provides a variety of self-paced training courses for learning to use Blackboard. Email Angela or Carrie to request enrollment in a course.
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.
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 who want to use Respondus Lockdown Browser must complete this online training. Please contact Carrie Kyser for more information.
Blackboard Collaborate: Collaborate Ultra is integrated into Blackboard and allows instructors to host synchronous lectures and meetings 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. Completion of this training is highly recommended before using Collaborate in an online course.
Universal Design for Learning: This course provides detailed instructions for making accessible content for online courses and web delivery. Information includes how to make an accessible syllabus, how to caption videos, and how to check documents for formatting and color issues that affect accessibility.