Blackboard training online

UKy faculty and instructors who need training in Blackboard can find seven (yes, seven!) new online training courses with resource materials and video demonstrations included. Developed through a collaboration among UKIT’s Academic Technology GroupDistance Learning Programs, and CELT, the course materials are continually updated by Blackboard’s training specialists.

The materials are available for faculty and instructors to use on their own, at their  own pace, and they are available to those who may be facilitating face-to-face or online training sessions.

To get started, you’ll need a Development Course shell and a Practice Course shell, which will allow you to complete the assignments in the courses. If you do not have one or both of those course shells available to you, you can login to an online form to request one now.

The new courses in “Blackboard University” (BbU), include:

  • BbU101: Getting Started with Blackboard Learn (introduction to Bb)
  • BbU201: Building Courses (planning, course files, content)
  • BbU202: Assessing Learners (assignments, assessments, question pools and sets, and more)
  • BbU301: Building Online Communities (discussions, journals/blogs, wikis, groups, evaluation)
  • BbU302: Designing Engaging Content (preparation, customization)
  • BbU401: Monitoring Student Performance (Grade Center, Early Warning System, settings)
  • BbU402: Enhancing Communication (discussions, collaboration, chat)

Get started now! After requesting (if necessary) your Development Course and/or Practice Course, login to Blackboard using your link-blue login ID and password. Click on the ‘Courses’ sub-tab, and then within the “Course Catalog” module, select “.Learning Systems Support.”

To self-enroll, click once on the drop-down menu for any of the training courses listed and select “enroll.”

For more information about these and other training materials, please visit the Academic Technology Training Library.


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