Instructor Training for Blackboard
Last Updated: June 2015
When is Blackboard training?
Blackboard training will be held on request for groups, departments, or/and individuals.
If you would like training please email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is Blackboard?
Blackboard is CSM's Learning Management System (LMS) or Course Management System (CMS) used to enhance Face-2-Face (F2F) or hybrid classes; it is also used to host training sites, department sites, committees, etc.
Blackboard provides a venue for online content management and sharing, assignment and assessment management, and for facilitating collaboration and communication.
Training can benefit both new and seasoned Blackboard Instructors. For those who are interested in using this product, training sessions can provide a thorough familiarization with Blackboard that will enable you efficiently and effectively use Blackboard to enhance your F2F course sessions. Seasoned instructors will be introduced to new and more advanced tools.
If there is a particular topic or tool you would like to learn to use, we can concentrate on that specific area.
Basic word processing, computer use and Internet skills (such as experience with MS Word, WordPerfect, saving documents in PDF format, web browsing and uploading files) are needed for use of the Blackboard system at a basic level.
- Logging into Blackboard
- Blackboard tools
- Making a Course Available for student access
- Enrolling Students and Managing a Blackboard Course Roster
- Graders, TAs and other Roles
- Loading a syllabus, files, articles, etc.
- Creating Assignments, Discussion Forumss, and online Tests (Assessments)
- Working with the Grade Center
- Exporting and Archiving a course.
A session can be 1-2 hours depending on content covered; it will be hands-on. Depending on your needs and desires, we will either create a sandbox site for your exclusive use or we'll use one of your actual academic courses for the session.