Blackboard and Related Training Information for Faculty
Complete BlackBoard/OPALS Training -The Course Development and Support 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 six to eight 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. You do need to have a UHCL computer account (email and login) BEFORE you can self-enroll in the online training. To self-enroll, please review and follow the instructions in the document, How to Self-enroll in the Online Blackboard Training Course at UHCL.
Blackboard Ally Training - For anyone interested in participating in the SP20 Ally pilot program, or who just wants a preview of the new tool, a fully online Ally training course is now available. Contact Jenni Willis-Opalenik for more information about Ally and/or instructions on how to access and self-enroll in the training.
Collaborate Training - Although faculty may use a number of web conferencing tools (e.g., Skype, Zoom, Go to Meeting) in their courses, Blackboard Collaborate is the only web conferencing option that is currently supported by our team. In addition, it is the only web conferencing option that is fully integrated within the Blackboard Learn course management system. 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.
OPALS/Provisioning Assistance - Faculty members who require assistance with provisioning their existing Blackboard courses or requesting new Blackboard courses should contact the Support Center or a member of our Instructional Design staff to arrange for one-on-one training and support. You may contact the Support Center by telephone at (281) 283-2828 or via email at SupportCenter@uhcl.edu.