Blackboard and Related Training Information for Faculty
Complete BlackBoard Training - The Instructional Design and Technology team will only offer face-to-face Blackboard training sessions periodically throughout the year or upon request by programs/schools (with a minimum of 6 participants). However, we do offer a year-round fully online version of our Blackboard training. This delivery mode will provide full Blackboard training, distributed in a semi-structured, facilitated fully online course. Participants should expect to spend four to six hours in training-related activities and may take as long as needed to complete the training. This training has rolling enrollments, permitting us to enroll participants continuously, upon request. To request access to this training, please contact the Support Center. A help ticket will be generated and assigned to the appropriate member of our team, who will then enroll you and provide access instructions.
Summer 2020 Training Schedule - To help faculty prepare for flexible course delivery in the FA20 term, the Instructional Design and Technology team will offer a variety of online training sessions during July and August. Topics will include web conferencing, online proctoring, creating online exams, assessment alternatives, reducing plagiarism, using OER in Blackboard, course organization and design, and using a variety of Blackboard and other technology tools (e.g., Echo360, Respondus, Blackboard reports, Blackboard grade center). The latest version of the training schedule will be posted on the team's blog.
Blackboard Ally Training - For anyone interested in a preview of the new tool, a fully online Ally training course is now available. Contact Jenni Willis-Opalenik or the Support Center for more information about Ally and/or instructions on how to access and self-enroll in the training.
Web Conferencing (Collaborate and Zoom) Training - Although faculty may use a number of web conferencing tools (e.g., Skype, Go to Meeting) in their courses, Blackboard Collaborate and Zoom are the only web conferencing options that are currently supported by our team. For training on and assistance with Blackboard Collaborate, contact your designated Instructional Designer (ID) directly or contact the Support Center to have a help ticket created and routed to the appropriate member of our team.