Training Schedule

This is an out-of-date archive page. Biola no longer uses Blackboard.

The Department of Distance Learning runs occasional training seminars for instructors, usually in White 49. Here's a list of some upcoming training sessions. For sessions in White 49, it would be helpful if you brought your own laptop, however, we have a few desktop computers available.

Seminar for Distance Education Instructors - 10 Hours in 5 Weeks

This seminar meets for two hours once a week for five weeks. This training is required for instructors who want to teach a fully-online class, but others may find it useful, too. For Fall 2012, we will have training the weeks of February 20 to March 19, with three different time slots available:
  • Thursdays 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Sep 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 25)
  • Fridays 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  (Sep 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 16)
  • Fridays 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  ( Sep 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 16)
If you are interested in participating, please fill out this form: Faculty Blackboard Training Options.

Make an Appointment

For instructors: Need individual help with Blackboard? Make an appointment to come see us in Distance Learning. We can help you set up your Grade Center, assignments, discussion boards, etc.

Feel free to drop by our offices in White 49 during business hours, and someone might be available to assist you. But to make sure someone will be here, you can make an appointment to come by our office or to do an online video chat on Skype (Username MDWeathers) or on Google Talk (Username Matthew Weathers). Use this link to make an appointment on Matthew Weathers' Calendar. (See these detailed instructions on how to make an appointment.)