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Teaching with Blackboard (Fully Online)

Duration:  4 flexible asynchronous weeks.

Attend training without leaving your home or office. This 4-week course is entirely online and will provide faculty with the opportunity to acquire the needed knowledge and skills to design, develop and navigate in an online environment using Roosevelt's current learning management system, Blackboard. This course offers flexibility to participate from anywhere there is a computer with internet access through asynchronous online discussions. Faculty will be immersed in the online environment where they will also have first hand experience as a 'student' in an online course. This student perspective is invaluable as you design and develop your course for your students.  Upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded a certificate and upon request a copy will be sent to your dean.   

Introduction to Blackboard

Duration:  90 minutes

This hands-on training will provide you with instruction on how to use the basics tools and features of Blackboard. You will learn how to navigate through Blackboard, create new buttons for new content areas, add your syllabus, textbook information, create announcements, send emails and more.  Communicating using Blackboard

Using Blackboard, faculty can take advantage of several social communication tools, such as discussions, blogs, wikis and journals, to create interactive and collaborative activities for students. In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn the features and uses of the communication tools and practice creating, participating in and grading discussions, blogs, wikis and journals. Identification of types of activities to best use these tools will be covered. In addition faculty will learn how to best communicate with students and foster collaboration via announcements, emails and chat sessions.

Using the Grade Center (Intermediate)

Duration: 90 minutes

Learn how to effectively use the Grade Center tools.  From within the Grade Center, you can add items, manage items, specify your Grade Center settings, set specific grade weights, download grades, and upload grades. You can also designate percent grades to their corresponding letter grades and vice versa. Attend this hands-on session and explore the Grade Center.  Using the Grade Center (Advance)

Take this advanced training on Blackboard's grade center which focuses on calculated columns, the grading schema, calculated columns, dropping the lowest grade, extra credit columns, reports and more. 

Tests, Surveys and Pools

Duration: 90 minutes

Learn how to use Blackboard's online assessment tools when creating tests, surveys and pools.  Use these tools to measure student knowledge, gauge progress, and gather information from students.  

On Demand Training (One-on-One Appointments)

Duration: 30 minutes

Do you have a specific question or need assistance using a specific tool or feature in Blackboard?  or do you need a date that is not listed?  Contact us.