BlackBoard Learn

Getting help with Blackboard Learn is as easy as 1  2  3 
  1. Attend a CT&D Intro or Topic Workshop
  2. Come to a Face-to-Face Open Session
  3. Visit a CT&D Lab on any Campus or make an appointment with an Instructional Designer.
CT&D provides a variety of face-to-face Orientation sessions, Workshops,  and one-on-one Consultations to support the faculty using Blackboard.  See links below for more information

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Blackboard Workshops:  

There are two versions of the required Blackboard training for any use of Blackboard at the College: Web-enhanced, Blended or Fully Online.      Either workshop allows the use of Blackboard in Web-enhanced classes and one or the other is also a pre-requisite for Blended and Virtual Certification.   Faculty can choose either workshop; however if someone is new to online learning, CTD0335 Blackboard Introduction is recommended.

BBL3001  - Blackboard Learn Essentials  

The online Blackboard Essentials will cover the basics of using Blackboard as an instructor and is a pre-requisite for other workshops such as Blended Strategies and Virtual College Certification. It will be open entry/open exit and will be available for the full semester. Although the workshop is self-paced, there will be a Question and Answer Discussion board that will be monitored for anyone needing assistance.  

Summer Semester  5/12/16 - 7/29/16  -  BBL3001-2  After clicking the link, you will need to log on to MDConnect.  

Registration for this workshop will be open until 7/25/16     
BBL3000- Blackboard Learn: Introduction for Instructors.  
This 15-hour workshop will provide a comprehensive introduction to BlackBoard Learn.   Modules include:  Navigation; Building Content; Communication and Collaboration; Assessment and Gradebook.  This workshop also provides instructors practice using the LMS as a student.  Modules and discussions are facilitated and sessions are scheduled monthly.   

Scheduled Sessions

4/18 - 5/14   BBL3000-2 -  Workshop concludde

5/16 -  6/13  BBL3000-4   Registration closed

6/20 - 7/08 - BBL3000-5   -  Registration open until 5/19

Blackboard Learn Intermediate/Advanced topics. (BBL3000 or BBL3001 are pre-requisites)

Log on to -  Search for Blackboard workshops.  Summer Sessions will include Gradebook and Advanced Assessments

Campus Contacts and Locations

Open Lab hours and location

Rhonda Berger
Bertha Sanchez - Kendall/Homestead -
Chris Cruz - North/West -
Denise Eaton - North 
Victor Nwankwo - Wolfson/Medical
Gloria Kitchen - Hialeah/InterAmerica -
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Blackboard Open Sessions

These one-hour demonstration sessions will be held each day at different campuses and will include an overview of Instructor options in Blackboard Learn including creating lesson material, discussions, assessments and a first look at the Gradebook.     Sessions are designed to:

·         Provide a brief overview for any instructor interested in future use of the LMS

·         Support the Blackboard Introduction or the Blackboard Essentials workshops

·         Provide a refresher for anyone currently using Blackboard Learn

 Contact the Instructional Designer at your Campus for one-on-one help and Open Session Schedule and Open Labs:

Bertha Sanchez - Kendall/Homestead -
Chris Cruz - North/West -
Denise Eaton - North 
Victor Nwankwo - Wolfson/Medical
Gloria Kitchen - Hialeah/InterAmerica -

Blackboard Learn - Handouts, Links and Videos

Blackboard Help by Topic - Start Here - Videos, Screenshots and more

Recorded Bb Webinars for MDC

Blackboard Learn Ondemand Learning Center  -   This website is full of short videos and handouts for Blackboard Learn.     
Feature Showcase - Easy to read interactive display of top features
Mobile Features - Discussions, Email, Content and more.   See features
Latest Features - New release 8/14
Innovative Teaching Series -The program consists of free weekly faculty training webinars that are taught by faculty and supported by Blackboard experts. Webinars are also recorded.    Tracks include Getting Started, Collaboration and Assessing Learners
Faculty Success Center   Up-to-date information from Blackboard  including FAQs, and quick videos, training programs and more. 
Cohort Programs -  Programs run from 4 to 6 weeks and consist of virtual sychronous and asychronus collaboration. 
Resources from other Colleges and Universities
USC Bb Help - Good Resource for Faculty Using Blackboard - 

Parker Badges - example (Chrome or Firefox required)

Techical Links
Voice Authoring