New Blackboard Training

POSTED: JUNE 8, 2012

UK 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 between UKIT's Academic Technology Group, Distance Learning Programs, and the Center for the Enhancement of Learning & Teaching, the courses incorporate materials that are continually updated by Blackboard’s training specialists.

The materials are available to any college, department, or group that would like to facilitate a Blackboard training experience. They are also available for faculty and instructors to use on their own, at their own pace, if they desire.

Participants will need a Development Course shell and a Practice Course shell (which will be populated with simulated students and data in the grade center) to complete the courses. Those who do not have one or both of those shells available can request them online.

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)

After requesting (if necessary) your Development Course and/or Practice Course, log in 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 or contact the ATG Scholars.

859-218-HELP (859-218-4357) 218help@uky.edu

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